Happy Anniversary And A Giveaway

I can not believe that it has been one year since I started blogging!

So much has changed in this year.

I started to blog as a way to advertise my business and it has become so much more.

I have connected with so many of you.

My business has grown and now boutique retailers from all over the United States carry my creations.

I had the pleasure and pain of selling at the Country Living Fair.



I traveled to California and met the talented Heather Bullard at her Parisian Soiree.


I also traveled to Illinois for the Country Living Entrepreneur conference and met so many fabulous women.


My professional highlight of this year HAS to be going to the Farm Chicks show and being surrounded by so many women that I have come to know and love through this blog.



I was also blessed this year to have my blog and business featured in Tara Frey's new book Blogging For Bliss! 


This blog has made the world seem so much smaller.

Thank you to all my loyal readers and the sweet…SWEET encouragement and joy you bring to my life.

I  can't imagine my life without all of you! 

To celebrate my one year anniversary I would like to have a HUGE giveaway!

I would like to giveaway a $100 gift certificate from my shop (new items coming) and a $100 gift certificate to Shabby Apple.

Shabby Apple has such amazing clothes and the prices are incredible.

Here are some of my personal favorites.






All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered once.

Blog about the giveaway and you will be entered twice (please let me know you have done this).

I have met some of the most inspiring and beautiful women this year!

Thank you for this gift of blogging and I can't wait to meet more of you.



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  1. Chasity

    another great giveaway from the sweet jeanne?! how wonderfully exciting!
    your hair has really grown since the california picture…looks good. i’m growing mine out right now. it’s kind of a pain.
    congratulations on one year of blogging. i’m really amazed by how great the blogging world is and how many wonderful supportive people are out there.
    have a great day.

  2. Zita - Mlle Magpie

    Congrats on your one year blogging anniversary! Your giveaway is too fabulous and generous, but I’ll enter anyways πŸ™‚ You’re one amazing woman, Jeanne, I just don’t know how you do it all, but keep on going!

  3. Stella

    Congratulations on such a wonderful year. Your enthusiasm and joy shine through in your blog. Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog.

  4. Lori

    Happy Anniversary Jeanne!!! it sounds like you have had a wonderful year of blogging…i started blogging, because when i happened stumbled onto blogs i was amazed that there was this whole cyber world full of ladies who liked all of the things that my friends in real life just didn’t get…i have been blogging a little over two years {i deleted my “starter blog” because i was running out of picture space on blogger} and i have made friends with and met the most amazing ladies!!!

  5. Deb

    Awesome. A giveaway to celebrate your one year anniversary! :o) I’ve enjoyed following your blog — came across it from another blog as I was surfing one day and added you to my list immediately.
    Keep shining!

  6. AshleyR

    Congrats darlin’!
    What an awesome adventure blogging is… you just never know where it will take you. I hope you are coming to the Country Living Fair this year… I would love to meet you in person!!!

  7. paige

    congratulations on such a fun successful year! yours has been a favorite blog of mine for quite some time!!!
    cheers to another great year

  8. Wylie

    Congratulations on your one-year anniversary! It looks like it’s been an incredible year. Here’s to many more!

  9. goldie bell

    Congratulations on one year of blogging bliss!
    You spent much of this post talking about how much you’ve gained from blogging, but don’t forget how much you’ve given — I know that there are a lot of folks out there (like me) who love reading you everyday! Thanks so much for that =]

  10. Amy Jo Axe

    Congrats Jeanne! It is amazing that a year has gone by. You are one talented girl! Here’s to another amazing year!

  11. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

    Oh Congratulations!! So glad you decided to embark on this new journey. I love reading your blog and think you are an amazing and talented woman. Looking forward to the years ahead:)

  12. heather

    I was just thinking this morning about that game ‘Seven Degrees of Seperation (or Kevin Bacon)’ because the blog world is, actually, very small. Someone follows someone that knows someone that follows your blog. And I love that. And I love the dresses from Shabby Apple, too. wink. wink. nudge. nudge. So please enter me in your giveaway as well and congratulations on one year of growth and friendship and creativity! You’ve certainly been around the block a few times by the looks of these pictures. πŸ˜‰
    and p.s. I’ve never wanted to ride in Ragbrai. I wouldn’t last longer than a hour! But I have friends that love it.

  13. Tricia Whisler

    Wow Jeanne, we should be thanking you! I adore you and your blog. Congrats on an awesome year of blogging! Keep em’ comin’!!!

  14. traci

    happy 1 year anniversary!!! what a year you have had. i am so thankful that i found your blog. you are such a sweetie and your style is just gorgeous. you are such an inspiration!!! here’s to many more blogging years ahead!!

  15. tammi

    Wow a year of blogging I haven’t even started yet. I never know what to write about. All of you ladies(who’s blogs I read) make it so interesting. I love how creative you all are. Your blog is one of my favorites.Congratulations on your first year.

  16. Jackie

    What a lovely year you’ve had!! Happy 1 year anniversary! I’m so glad I found your blog and that I had the honor to meet you at Farm Chicks! You are so fun and have such a great style…here’s to many many more years of blogging and adventures!!

  17. Rebekah

    Congratulations on one year in the blogosphere, and thanks for the chance to win such a generous gift!

  18. Tracy

    Jeanne –
    I am so grateful for your blog. Your creativity and your love as a mother truly touches me…It isn’t the looong heavy posts that tend to get me (as I just did one….hhm….), but the tender snippets that show the ‘everyday’ glimpses of what your life is like.
    Thank you for your sweet response about my posting, thank you, as a fellow woman of God, for keeping me in your prayers. I need them and do not take them for granted. I wish there was more i could say than ‘Thank You’… seems so small in return.
    I am hugging you from Pasadena – and I do hope to meet you someday…

  19. Hayley

    I’m so glad I found your sweet blog. I know just what you mean about getting so much out of doing this…Happy Anniversary!

  20. sasha

    I’m such a silly girl- I just figured out why my comment to you yesterday didn’t save… I’m not used to typepad and I didn’t see the verification thing. AHH! Sorry about that.
    What I originally said, was when I clicked on your blog, all the air left my lungs in one delighted whoosh, and I felt like I’d come home. Just like I’d walked into a place where life stood still and I could smell cinnamon cookies baking in the oven. That’s the feeling that your blog gave me, so to just say, “Oh, I love your blog” wasn’t quite enough. I wanted to crawl inside it and live there for a day.
    Anyway… have a great day, so happy to have discovered you!

  21. Karyn (French Charming)

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary! It has been my pleasure to get to know you! You are a sweet, beautiful, generous and talented lady!
    I wish you continued success and thank you for your generous giveaway!

  22. cathy

    happy happy anniversary!!! πŸ™‚ I cannot believe you’ve only been blogging for a year! Your blog is stunning! You’re a pro for sure. πŸ™‚ Blessings!

  23. Amy Muffoletto

    I have really enjoyed everything about your blog. Your many adventures, sweet inspiration, encouragement,fabulous finds and beautiful photography…. I love your sense of style…. You inspire me. I have posted a comment on my blog….It’s all about you. Hugs friend.

  24. sheila

    It is so nice to hear your story for starting out in blogland. I too am striving to get my business going, however, it is hard when you have ADD seriously! I love your story and aspire and I am inspired to get things going. I would love to win your gracious giveawy as I still want those cute skirts in your shop πŸ™‚
    Have a GREAAAAT DAY!

  25. Tammy

    Congratulations!! This is sooo generous of you…I enjoyed my little trip over to Shabby Apple…lots of nice pretties there!

  26. Rachel

    Congratulations on your one-year anniversary! Aren’t you just the cutest – I love that blouse you’re wearing in the second photo!
    You know I’m going to blog about your giveaway, so I’ll be back!

  27. Baraginie

    Hello there and happy blog-anniversary! was just coming to say thanks for your comment, but now I am TOTALLY mad in love with the beige dress from Shabby Apple.. Gotta to enter the competition then! πŸ™‚

  28. Denise

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! I love your blog, and on your recommendation, I am almost finished with “Love Walked In”. I love it! It’s beautifully written, and some of her descriptions of emotions are so tender, they almost make me cry. Thanks for the review.
    Also, I loved your post on Galena. I have an aunt and uncle with a vacation home there…beautiful!
    Good Luck in the year to come. My girls and I love the beautiful things in your shop. My 16 year old is hoping I win the giveaway…she has the mistaken idea I would hand it off to her!
    Thanks for all your inspiration,

  29. Stacey

    WOW – what a generous giveaway! Congrats on your success. That is just awesome. I blogged about your giveaway. Because your blog really is very cool! πŸ™‚

  30. Allegra

    this is not a BIG giveaway–this is a HUGE giveaway!! OH MY GOSH. Someone is going to be luuuu-cky!
    I can’t believe all of the things you have been able to do by just doing what you love!! Your story makes me think, “How can I DO that?!”
    Congratulations on one amazing year! It can only get better πŸ™‚
    Thank YOU for all of your inspiration
    (*blogging about your giveaway now!)

  31. Tara

    Yehaw! one 1, now that is a milestone, I am soooo glad that I got to meet you Jeanne and I am so happy that your little business has taken off so well, that truly makes me happy! I love the clothes in that shoppe gorgous! Cheers to another year of wonderful memories and Success! XO

  32. Wanda

    Congratulations on your anniversary!! What a year! I can’t wait to see what is in store for you this year. πŸ™‚ Good luck on any new endeavors.

  33. A Love Shea

    I am just being introduced to your site by my daughter Allegra.
    p.s. My name is Allegra also, as well as my mother’s and my grandmother’s…think the Children’s Hour by Longfellow and that’s were it all started…:)
    Love your creativity!

  34. A Love Shea

    Okay- so my little comment of Happy 100th actually makes no sense- SORRY BOUT THAT!
    It’s a me-maw thing! Being a grandma and aging just makes me wiggy sometimes in the giggliest way. THANK YOU FOR THE GIVE AWAY OPPORTUNITY! I love this stuff! I am so grateful for all the young wowmen who are sharing their talents with the blog world. Your efforts and art are SO appreciated!

  35. TERRY


  36. LuLu

    Happy Anniversary! I still remember the day I came across your blog and etsy store! i was so excited! I feel the same way you do my life has been blessed over and over again because of the blog world! I so hope t meet you in person one day! my goal is to get to Farm Chicks next year…. yep I’m planning ahead πŸ™‚ hee hee
    Congrats to you and your success, you are a wonderful inspiration and someone I admire,

  37. Barbara

    I especially love the last dress….thanks for this giveaway…and I look forward to reading more of your blog. Rachel from Not so plain jane sent me.

  38. amy

    what a great year it has been! so happy for you, jeanne! what a fun and special beginning! love you!

  39. Kimberly

    I love giveaways! Just found your blog and it’s beautiful. Congrats on your anniversary.

  40. lissa

    wow Jeanne! I’m totally impressed! You seem to know everyone so I assumed you were one of the original bloggers from years ago. You have been so successful! It’s been more than wonderful to get to know you! You’re truly talented and a genuine friend! What an amazing treat to be featured in Tara’s book! So happy for you and all of your success (truly) you’re a true gem! xo

  41. Shannon

    Congratulations on one year of blogging and a successful business! What a generous giveaway too! You are too kind!

  42. Shawn Seay

    Well, your post brought tears to my eyes. I just started reading your blog a day or so ago. I’d love to hear how a typical day goes for you. How much time do you have to spend doing ALL that you do? You are truly inspiring and I look forward to reading future post, as well as going back and reading your older post.

  43. Stacie

    Happy Blogiversary! I love reading your blog and viewing all of your creations. You are so creative and such an inspiration to those of us still searching for those creative outlets within ourselves.
    Congratulations and thank you for offering such an amazing giveaway!

  44. Sarah-Kate

    Happy anniversary! πŸ™‚ How exciting for you! Thank you for being so generous. So sweet. πŸ™‚

  45. tracey

    No, thank YOU Jeanne, for your beautiful blog and your amazing talent! Happy 1 year!!! I blogged about your generous giveaway:)

  46. Heidi

    Jeanne- your blog is obviously a reflection of you, beautiful and inspirational! kudos for all you’ve accomplished! You are talented and so deserve it! Of course I am adding your incredible give-away to my blog right away! Congrats!

  47. migambeta@yahoo.com

    Congrats, Jeanne! We have visited and enjoyed your blog a lot. We hope that some day you will stop by ours and say Hi!…we’d love to have you over!
    Congratulations once again and cheers to many more years of creative blogging!
    Clara & Marcela

  48. Wanda Contreras

    Hi! This is the 1st time I visit your blog and it is beautiful. Looking forward to visit often and look at your creations.
    best regards,
    Wanda Contreras

  49. Wendy

    Wow! Two businesses that I adore….yours and Shabby Apple! What a great giveaway! Congratulations on one year of wonderfulness! Here’s to many more!

  50. Sara

    My friend, Rachel sent me over to wish you a very happy anniversary…one year blogging is good…
    May you have many more blogging years! I liked what I saw on your blog…I’ll be back.

  51. Elaine Power

    Wow Jeanne what a give away you are one kind lady, I am so pleased your blogging journey has turned out more than you ever imagined, I think you are amazing to run your own buisness, home school your chldren, run a family home, I think you should give yourself the voucher & go treat yourself to that lovley dress, have a great weekend hears to another great year & well done on being featured in the book, you keep me focused on following my dream thanks for the lovely inspiration I have enjoyed following your journey & will continue for many more years to come. Elaine πŸ™‚

  52. kara + darcy

    I’m so glad you have a blog so we can keep in touch……..
    {we ordered the book, heaven knows we need help}
    congrats on being in there….
    {oh, and if you want the experience of an old house just pop in to visit both of us}
    kara + darcy

  53. Brandie

    Congratulations on one year! Here’s to many, many more. You’re blog is such a sweet place to come and visit and you are an absolute doll. You deserve all of the wonderful things that have come your way:)
    I adore Shabby Apple and of course, the always delightful A Bushel And A Peck!

  54. Michele

    What a story! Good for you. You’re inspiration for others to hang in there. I wish you all the best. ; )

  55. Anne Baxter

    Rachel sent me over to your blog. Congratulations on your one year anniversay. What a fantastic giveaway, you are very generous. Love your blog. Enjoy your day.

  56. DeniseLynn

    Congratulations on a fabulous year! thank you for sharing your heart – your art and your words. I am blessed to be able to stop by for some real inspiration.

  57. aimee

    happy 1 year! i am a new blogger and i’m having a ball! i have the book Blogging for Bliss. it’s such a great book. i’m so glad i bought it πŸ™‚ congratulations on being featured (pg23). how exciting! count me in the draw, please

  58. Deb.

    Oh my golly,
    I don’t know how I even happened upon your blog, but you are so inspirational with your words. The clothing that you whip up is spectacular! {My husband sews all the buttons on in our home}…I have great ideas, but not too crafty-unfortunately. I feel like I have met someone that shares the same values and style as myself. It is truly a JOY to visit your site daily. Thank you!
    P.S. “OOH-OOH, pick me, pick me!”

  59. Deb.

    hello again,
    here is my second post…I would really L-O-V-E to win! Thanks!
    Up North city girl with a farm heart

  60. Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY

    Congrats on your anniversary and the Blogging for Bliss feature. I love all the wonderful photos from your booth at the Country Living Fair.
    I would love to attend that sometime as I drool over the photos I find every year.

  61. susan

    Jeanne, congratulations on your anniversary and your success! All the best for the year to come! xo Susan

  62. Hillary

    This is QUITE a generous giveaway! My cousin-in-law introduced me to your blog… am I thankful!! πŸ™‚ Congrats on one year!!

  63. Jeanne,
    I feel so blessed that I finally got to meet you at the Farmchicks this year. I truely believe that people cross our paths because we are meant to meet… I wish you all the best for your “next year” anniversary and all that you pursue in your adventures in life… you are a gem…
    All the best. Lisa

  64. joolee

    You’ve only been blogging a year!?! Wow……when you’ve got it….you’ve got it! I love reading/looking at your latest posts as I sip my morning coffee…….such inspiration. Ooh, and your music…….love that too:) Keep it up!

  65. Jessi

    I just came across your blog, and I love this story of how successful you have become! You are very inspiring! Congrats on your one year of blogging!

  66. Holly

    Hi Jeanne! Thanks for visiting my blog when you have time. . .I am a big fan of your style and work, and I find myself a bit envious of your travels and talents. Please include me in the giveaway. It is so generous of you! Have a great weekend, oh, and congratulations on a wonderful year!

  67. Robin Fonville

    I just love your blog and your creations! Thanks for sharing! Its such a nice giveaway! I’ve blogged about it at fonvillefarm.blogspot.com.

  68. kasey

    Im here! i had to be….since i am in every photo you posted;)
    count me in for your fabulous giveaway….if i win…i might just send you some fabulous Kasey jeans….
    now that would be special….

  69. Annette Q

    You have a fantastic blog! i’m soo glad to have discovered it a couple of weeks ago. I’ve come back to visit quite a few times since then and love reading your posts. Well done on your one year bloggiversary!! πŸ™‚

  70. Marie

    Hello Jeanne – Congratulations! So exciting. I have been enjoying your blog for some time now! Always inspiring. Thank you for the chance to win your fabulous giveaway!

  71. PamperingBeki

    Does it make me a stalker that I scrolled down and recognized many of these women, even though I’ve never met them?
    Congratulations on your anniversary and your book feature! Wonderful for you!!!
    I was drooling over Shabby Apple yesterday.

  72. Karen @ Brayton Homestead Interiors

    thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comment. Wow -cannot imagine a full year of blogging -love your post, pics and blog, Congrats. Always wanted to go to the Country Living Fair! Please enter me me in your generous giveaway.

  73. chris glynn

    Jeanne~HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY & congrats on being featured in tara’s fabulous blog book!!! Count me in on this fab give-a-way too! Thanks for visiting tutti’s blog! πŸ™‚ chris

  74. velvet and linen

    Congratulations, Jeanne on all of your success this year.
    My blogiversary is coming up next month. I never imagined how much it would change my life. I couldn’t agree with your more, bloggers are such generous friends.
    Your designs are so beautiful that I have no doubt you will only see your business grow even more in the future.

  75. Nancy

    Wow! You have had a fabulous year! I would have gone nuts if I had come across your booth! You did such an excellent job setting everything up and decorating it! Absoultely ADORABLE! It is always such a pleasure to visit you, and you are always so kind to come and visit and leave a post, it makes me feel like the world isn’t too big after all! I forgot about Tara’s book, I have to jump on Amazon and order that TODAY! Congratulations on running a successful business. Best wishes to you for your continued success! So very happy for you and look forward to what the future holds!
    Moons, Stars and Champagne toasts!
    Smiles, Nancy

  76. Lynn

    Congratulations on a having such a successful first year. I can only hope and pray that my first year comes close to yours.
    I would love to be added to your drawing, so many fabulous things to choose from!
    Thank you so much for stopping by Sidereal Day.

  77. Melanie-Pelicanpieces

    You are an amazing women! Congrats on all your success. I hope it continues and only get better. You are such an inspiration to us all.

  78. Rebekah

    Happy Blogging Birthday! I loved meeting you in person at Farmchicks and I love your blog. Wishing you another amazing year my friend!!!

  79. Silke

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I am happy you lead me back to your incredible blog! And I arrive just in time for a giveaway!! I will be back to visit often!! πŸ™‚ Silke

  80. rue

    Happy Blog Anniversary Jeanne!
    I haven’t been reading your blog from the beginning, but I’m glad I found you through Tara and Kasey and have been reading ever since πŸ™‚

  81. Margo

    Congratulations! It sounds like you’ve had an amazing year. The amazing part is that it will probably get better. I had the pleasure of meeting you at Chaps. (the last day of the farm chicks show) We both had a Kaycee in our group. Cheers to an amazing year, and more to come.

  82. kelli

    Congrats on your one year anniversary. Love your blog and your beautiful things! Thank you for offering up the generous giveway!

  83. Heather Bullard

    Happy Anniversary! Such a lovely year and I know the rest will be absolutely wonderful! I have enjoyed your fashion posts and the tales of adventure and travel. The farm was my favorite. Here’s to many more! Hugs, H

  84. Sheila R

    Happy Anniversary! What wonderful giveaways. Looks like you have been busy and enjoying this year. Hope to meet you at Silver Bella this year! Blessings, Sheila

  85. Michelle

    Congratulation on your anniversary! You really have had an eventful year and it is such a joy to come and visit your blog. I do see why Tara added you to her book. It’s wonderful that you had the opportunity to meet so many talented women. Thank you so much for all the great blog posts. You inspire me.

  86. Melissa A.

    I just found your blog today. Blogging sure opens up the world for us doesn’t it. Congratulations on one year of bloggging and your business successes.

  87. Laurie

    I congratulate you that all of your hard work has paid off and am excited for your success! I love your things and enjoy your blog!

  88. June

    Amazing, the year you’ve had. And no one deserves it more. I am so happy that you have had this wonderful blessing.

  89. Lynn @TheVintageNest

    My, oh my, you have had a wonderful year. Isn’t the blogging world amazing? I would love to be entered in your generous give-away and I hope you have a sweet week. xo Lynn

  90. Jan Thomason

    WOW!! Your business is so amazing and I’m so happy for you!
    And I so love giveaways, especially if I happen to win:)
    I’m due for one this week so be sure and check my blog later this week for the post:)
    warmly, jan

  91. emily ruth

    boo hoo! i can’t believe i missed this! darn summer fun, keeping me away from the computer πŸ™‚
    congratulations! such a great story of success…love your words & pictures πŸ™‚

  92. Alyssa

    A year flies by doesn’t it??? I feel blessed to have met you and love your blog life πŸ™‚ Congrats on another sweet year of success! This giveaway is such a kind gesture!

  93. beth

    i am soooo glad i got to meet with you and not one but 2 of the events !!! and have a discovered a wonderful friend !! happy happy anniversary !

  94. Truly Hauser

    Congratulations on your 1st blog Anniversary! I have become addicted (in the last week) to reading all of these fabulous blogs by amazing women and artists and am truly inspired. I love the badges you’ve been making…love ’em!

  95. koralee

    ok I may be late but I will try anyways…your giveaway is amazing and generous….just like you! Congratulations once again…you really have inspired so so many people!

  96. Anne Marie

    i seriously had no idea……I just like reading your blog and getting inspired πŸ™‚
    I have yet to make it to “my neighbors” sale at Lola B’s………it’s a bit hard with the 5 kiddos (not complaining)
    and congrats on your blogging success! you have a clean and fun place here~

  97. Diana Thompson

    Congratulations with your blog anniversary…I actually met you at the Farm Chicks show, and have been reading your blog ever since!!! You are so very talented!!! I would love to be entered in your giveaway!!!

  98. Kara Ward

    Thank you for sharing your wondeful world with us. I feel very lucky to have encountered your blog and have been graced with your thoughts! Here’s to another successful year!

  99. Marla McKinney

    Jeanne, Congratulations on one year of blogging. I have just started a blog and look to you and others for inspiration. Hope that I can win a give away one of these days. happy blogging, Marla

  100. Melaine

    No, no, the highlight of my year was the farm chicks! It was soooooo fun meeting you. We are doing it again next year right? Melaine πŸ™‚

  101. Jocelyn

    Congratulations on your blogiversary. I am new to your blog, but have enjoyed what I’ve read. Thanks for a great givaway πŸ™‚

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