Monday, January 18, 2016

Lucky Seven Blogaversary...and a Giveaway


There's a party going on right now...
Come Celebrate!
 
We're celebrating the seventh blogaversary of Buttercupland. It's seven years and one week after I started blogging in 2009, and my goal is very much the same as it was on that cold winter night. I wanted to "see myself and the world in a happier and more upbeat way." The world seems equally gloomy tonight, but thanks to the friends I've met around the world -- I get a little (good) chill when I write this -- I'm helped daily to see the world in a kinder light. 
 
In 2010 I wrote "Here's to 2010 and all the friendship and wonder and surprises that are yet to be discovered." I echo this tonight. Here's to 2016 and to my friends from 2009 and to the bloggers I met just last week, thank you. If you're a visitor and haven't left a comment before, please don't be shy. It all starts with a comment. And now, enough of the speeches, let's party!
 
It wouldn't be a party without presents, but tonight the presents are for the good citizens of Buttercupland, and it's a book giveaway. It's actually a trio of book giveaways.
 
For crafty Citizens of Buttercupland...
 
I think this would be perfect for cold winter afternoons,
 for those who love to sew.
 
I'm also going to give out a surprise cookbook and a surprise novel. I have several cookbooks in mind, but if you're interested in fiction, please let me know what kind of books you enjoy and I will choose one for you. It's the usual easy-peasy entry. Please be a friend on BlogLovin, Google Connect or Google+. For this giveaway, I'm also including Facebook friends who leave a comment. The more the merrier. I'll let the winners know on Sunday, January 31. And thanks, for joining in the fun.
 
I wouldn't have had these seven years of blog happiness without all of you. Thank you, thank you and thank you! 

15 comments:

Susan Smoaks said...

i am a follower on gfc susansmoaks
congrats on the 7 years!

Kerin said...

Well, congratulations!
I've loved reading your posts, and getting to know you!
It's so fun having a 'friend' that lives in the big apple and shares her city with us!!

Smiles :)
~K.

Barb said...

Carol, Happy Blogversary. I like the idea of seeing the world in a kinder light. I agree that getting to know people all over the world is a gift I hadn't even expected when I began to blog. How nice that you're giving presents for your celebration. Unfortunately, I have an allergy to formaldehyde, so the paper and ink in books is off-limits to me. (Don't worry, I still am an avid electronic reader.)

Simply Linda said...

Happy Anniversary!! Wishes for many more blog anniversaries, friend.

Terra Hangen said...

I am happy to be your blog friend for many a year, and our blogs are about the same age. The book is cute, and please give it to someone who sews.

Pondside said...

I'm very happy to return to reading blogs on your blog anniversary!! While I would love to win the book, I know that it is very expensive to mail out of the country, so I will just look for this very interesting-looking book at the library. With six little grandchildren I need all the inspiration for gifts that I can get!!
Congratulations on your seven years!

Marie Rayner said...

Happy Bloggaversary Carol! Love all that you share. I've been enjoying NYC through your eyes for many years now. I think it was Sheilagh who introduced me to you! Here's to many more! xoxo

Anne Payne said...

Congratulations, Carol!!! We've been out here a long time. :) You've certainly brightened up blogland for me. I always enjoy reading your posts. It's through your eyes that I get to see NYC. You know I read fiction, and I have a daughter who loves to sew and cook. Thanks for such a great giveaway! You're a doll. :)

GFC, Bloglovin follower

Mimi said...

Buttercupland is a happy place. So glad I stumbled in several weeks ago. Now I'm here to stay. Happy Blogaversary!

Theresa said...

Oh what a wonderful celebration, mine is quickly approaching too:) Enjoy your day dear friend and thanks for the opportunity to win this sweet book! HUGS!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Seven years! Incredible! Happy Blogaversary to the queen and chief bottle washer of Buttercupland!

Mevely317 said...

How fun ... and congratulations, too! Count me 'so glad' to be a citizen of Buttercupville!

Melinda said...

Happy Blogversary!

It is always fun in Buttercupland!

M : )

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Your posts are always nice to read and I am so glad that I found you and became a follower of your blog. Congratulations on your seventh year and here's to another seven or seventeen years.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Carol just dropping back by to say I hope the huge snowstorm goes uneventfully for you! Stay warm and safe!