May 24, 2012

One year ago today and a giveaway

One year ago today I sat at my desk at work, I bet it was during my break, *chuckle* and wrote my first blog entry. Today I am writing my two hundred fiftieth post. 

When I started this blog I had no idea what direction it would take, and today I still have no idea. I write about my thrift adventures, my family and friends, my journeys, and things that interest me. 

I am amazed and thankful that I have followers and that I have made some blog friendships. For this, I am extremely humble.

While in Hawaii, I happened upon a market and I found a necklace, and thought it would make a good giveaway.

This necklace was handmade in Hawaii from glass found along one of the beaches on the Big Island in Hawaii and hangs from an 18 inch snake chain.

The rules are simple:
  • Leave a comment and make sure I have your email address in case you are the winner.
  • Anyone can enter, followers and non followers, but again make sure I have your email address in case you are the winner.
  • I will ship anywhere in the world.
The winner will be chosen on June 1, 2012. Tell your friends to stop by and enter.


  1. Congratulations on your year! It is fun to look back and see where we have been.

  2. Happy I found your blog, Paulette (after you finding mine)! And on your annniversary ~ yay! Looking forward to following you:)


  3. Congratulations on your one year anniversary, and also on your two hundred and fiftieth post, that's some going. What a gorgeous necklace, I love sea glass and have little jars of it dotted about the house. Whenever we go to the seaside we do a bit of beachcombing to see if we can find any more to add to the collection. I have put a link to your giveaway in my sidebar.

  4. That is SO cute! And congratulations on your blogoversary!!! ♥♥

    By the way, I loved those photos of the church. What an amazing building and great artwork!

  5. Hi Paulette, please count me in, the necklace is just beautiful.I love sea glass too!!
    It's amazing isnt it how quickly the time goes by, I dont know about you but I didnt think anyone would want to read my blog let alone that I would reach a year, but well done you!Hopefully many more years of blogging to come.X

  6. Many congrat's! It's bloggers such as yourself who have totally inspired me to get back into my love of thriftiness! It's more important at the moment as we're saving for a new home!Rx

  7. Happy blog anniversary! Two hundred and fifty posts in only one year is a lot of posts. I have enjoyed my visits here. I love and collect beach glass and the necklace is very pretty.


  8. Paulette, congratulations on your one year blog-iversary! I have enjoyed stopping by to see what you are up to and grateful for the friendship that has developed. Bloggers like you are what make blogland so wonderful.

    Looking forward to another fun-filled year of your posts.

  9. happy 1st anniversary! here's hoping for more years to come on your blog :) thank you for giving us an insight into your life :)

  10. Put me in. Congrats on your 2nd anniversary. I don't even remember the date of mine.

  11. Finally found time to read your blog. New job has kept me so busy and tired at night but It's getting easier. Neat flavored water idea; might try the fruit in it. Congrats on a year-full of great writing!

  12. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I've enjoyed following your blog and look forward to another year. Thanks for hosting. That necklace is beautiful. Green is my favorite color.

  13. Congrats on your blog anniversary. That's a ton of posts! The necklace is beautiful. I would love to win!

  14. Oh excellent giveaway and celebration! I love your blog it's always fun to read!!

  15. Happy one year! I just celebrated mine as well....

    I love seaglass!!!