They Say It’s My Blogiversary So I’m Giving Something Away

The winner of the $100 gift card to Cambria Cove is Mrs. K who commented, “Wow- I have never been on Cambria Cove’s site before and I am in love with everything now. I love the Purse Hanger by Luxe Link – Champagne Swarovski. I have been looking for a purse hanger for a few weeks now. I also would get the Lori Bonn “Love Letter” and Birthstone Necklace. Thanks for the great giveaway.” Congrats to her!

I’m going to extend the deadline for entering this giveaway until midnight Wednesday, October 28…just consider it my Halloween treat for ya’ll, OK?

Four years ago today I was working from home with Miss A, who at the time was a wee, dimpled, drooly 7-months-old, and I discovered this thing called blogging. Actually the hubby introduced me to the whole genre of mommy blogs. At the time I was a bit of an online shopaholic. Cough. As a journalism grad and someone who enjoys talking, a lot, blogging seemed like the perfect hobby for me. Hurrah!

Blogging has been a wonderful creative outlet. I may not be the most amazing photographer, or decorator, or even mom for that matter, but I can share all the craziness of motherhood here and let it all hang out (OK maybe not “all.” It’s not that kind of blog, plus quite honestly when your kids start school and everyone learns about your blog you are definitely less inclined to let anything hang out on the Internetz.)


Someone representing  Cambria Cove contacted me a couple of months ago. I’d never heard of Cambria Cove but OH MY WORD. And then I had this bright idea to actually do something in conjunction with my blogiversary.


Cambria Cove has generously donated a $100 gift certificate for YOU! This is my thank you for sticking with me over the years, even when for months and months and MONTHS when the only people reading my silly, unorganized ramblings were my mother and my husband and my mother-in-law and my best friend.


Seriously. Thanks for sticking around.


I’ve done a little holiday shopping for you and thought I’d highlight some of my favorite products from Cambria Cove.


I call this collage Betty and Don Draper prepare for the holidays (I am currently obsessed with Mad Men on AMC.)


Cambria Cove I


The swank gal about town needs her fab accessories (is that red patent laptop sleeve not gorgeous?)


Cambria Cove II


The hostess gifts with the mostess.


Cambria Cove III

Now for the juicy part. Visit Cambria Cove online and browse around. Even the Big O herself has highlighted their site. Come back and comment about what you would buy with a $100 gift certificate should you be the lucky winner. That’s all. No posting, Tweeting, or rubbing your tummy and patting your head for extra entries. Just a straight up old school contest like back in the good ole days when blogs were blogs and Twitter was something you felt after one cup of coffee too many.

I’ll select a random winner from all eligible comments left by midnight, October 28.

Disclosure, red type verbiage: Cambria Cove sent me several lovely items from their website, such as these beautiful confetti tumbler glasses, but no monetary compensation to write this post or host this giveaway. Also, gifts ordered from Cambria Cove ship arrive in a gorgeous signature black and green gift box with a gold medallion.

85 comments

  1. Rebecca says:

    With a $100 gift certificate, I would buy the Charm Bracelet by Estrella in Silver, and I would pay myself for charms to represent my children. I really like “mother jewelry.” More than entering to win this fabulous giveaway, I want to wish you a Happy 4-Year Blogiversary. I wish I had been reading you for the last four years and not just the last four months, I enjoy BMB so much.
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..Early October =-.

  2. Jessica says:

    Their teacup candle in marshmallow is about the cutest thing ever! Congrats on four years of writing for the internets!

  3. Amy says:

    Girl! I need more than $100 to shop over there! I “heart” the handbag hangers, there was a leather lighter for candles that was too cool. The wax sealing kit for letters, the initial cocktail napkins, the tote bags…. I could go on and on, but you’ve looked it over too. HA!
    Happy blogiversary and congrats on everything you have done with it. I love you!

  4. Angel says:

    I never win these things but I wanted to wish you a happy blogiversary!! If by some chance I did win I would buy two Pearl Heart Locket by Extasia that way when I move I could give one to Jujube and maybe she wouldn’t be so sad, because I would have the second!
    .-= Angel´s last blog ..Making People Join with me =-.

  5. Mary@The Writer's Block says:

    Well, I’m a newer reader/visitor here, but I’m so glad you are blogging and have kept on blogging. So, Happy Blogiversary! 😉

    I would buy—the set of 4 oval plates, which would look GREAT in my kitchen. I keep breaking all of my old unmatched dishes anyway. So, it’s time to get some fancy new dishes.

    I would also get one of the totes. I’m a sucker for totes, but these are so super-sleek and professional. Would come in handy for taking work stuff around when I have freelance job meetings.
    .-= Mary@The Writer’s Block´s last blog ..Tips for Preventing H1N1 Swine Flu =-.

  6. amie palenchar says:

    Happy Blogiversary! If I won the gift card , I would purchase the Harlowe robe. First, it is beautiful and soft & would make me feel all spoiled up. Second, I don’t own a robe right now and my 7yr old twins have a disturbing habit of bursting in on me in my bathroom. It is amazing how many urgent issues need addressing immediately when Mommy is stark naked, wet & possibly has shampoo in her eye.
    Thanks for giving us a chance to win. Sedning you virtual wine & chocolate for your blogoversayr.

  7. Rebecca says:

    Happy blogiversay!! I would buy the Confetti Tumbler Glasses by Rose Ann Hall Designs – Set of 4, but I would buy two sets. My glasses keep breaking/disappearing so they truly need replacing. Those glasses are very cute!!

  8. Steph. says:

    Congrats! I’ll have to look back and see how long I’ve been at this, but I’m suspecting it is about the same amount of time as you! Love that site and I’ve never heard of them either. I’d probably use the gift card for either some nice looking luggage or perhaps one of those serving dishes that’s so pretty.
    .-= Steph.´s last blog ..Do You Have a Sign on Your Back? =-.

  9. sara says:

    It is so hard to choose what I would want to order!
    I think I would choose some beautiful glasses for my Mom, an apron for my mother in law and something special for my best friend.
    I enjoy your tweets and your blog.
    @busymomto5

  10. feener says:

    one of the stack rings and/or one of the tote bags OR maybe personalized stationary …honestly it is hard to pick, beautiful stuff

  11. Ashley Elaine says:

    I think the handbag hangers are so unique. They would make a great gift for my sister-in-law as well. Happy blogiversay!

  12. Brigid Day says:

    Happy Blogiversary! I swooned when I saw the red patent laptop cover (so did my naked laptop), but then I saw the green one too. Green is one of my colors… so I would be forced to make a tough call. I think the red is slightly in the lead, if I could muster the gusto.
    .-= Brigid Day´s last blog ..missing Maggie =-.

  13. Melissa says:

    Wow- happy blogiversary! I never buy jewelry for myself, so I would probably buy a necklace or bracelet- maybe the Lori Bonn “Love Letter” and Birthstone Necklace? Love it!

  14. Michelle Smiles says:

    I love the rectangular multi-colored cutting board – so happy! And I’m intrigued by the form fitting lamp shade cover in red swirl…might jazz up my bed side lamp if it really works.
    .-= Michelle Smiles´s last blog ..Growing =-.

  15. Mrs. K says:

    Wow- I have never been on Cambria Cove’s site before and I am in love with everything now. I love the Purse Hanger by Luxe Link – Champagne Swarovski. I have been looking for a purse hanger for a few weeks now. I also would get the Lori Bonn “Love Letter” and Birthstone Necklace. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    .-= Mrs. K´s last blog ..Bridal Guide FREE Subscription =-.

  16. Sarah says:

    I would choose the Earthenware Plates by Comptoir de Famille – Set of 6, and the Waffle Cone Sundae Glasses in white. Both look fantastic!

  17. Sarah Shipp says:

    Happy Blogiversary! I love all the pretty stationary, so that’s probably what I would use the gift card for!

  18. Rita says:

    Congrats on the Blogiversary and thanks for the intro to Cambria Cove! So many ways to spend $100, but I’d have to go with two very fun novelties:

    The tweezers by the Sarut Group, which come with a suction cup and are adorably painted… what fun to stick a set to the faux wood dashbord of my mini-van so I can grab those eyebrow strays which are ONLY visible when I check my look in the rear view mirror!

    I’d also love to get the animal print slider boxes… several sets… my idea is to give them as gifts to my daughters (and as birthday gifts to their friends), and I’ll fill them with pennies and make a card that says “Pennies for the fountain, so all your wishes can come true”!

  19. Jessica says:

    I’d get the Hand Lotion and Liquid Soap Set by Olivina – Olive and maybe the Purse Hanger by Luxe Link – Green & White Blossom

  20. Vanderbilt Wife says:

    One my dear friends sent me the painted ladies notecards for my birthday this year and I thought that box WAS the present! It’s so pretty and I’m saving it for a Christmas gift wrapping!

    I think I would get the 5-file tote in black for future writing/editing opportunities and interviews; the Jasmine Tea body bar; and the Exotic Bird Silhouette notecards as a Christmas present for said dear friend!

    Jessie
    .-= Vanderbilt Wife´s last blog ..Sunday Afternoons Make Me Dreamy =-.

  21. morninglight mama says:

    Happy Blogoversary! I’m a newbie, but I’ll browse around a fellow mama bloggers little space on the web! 🙂

    The Cambria Cove site is simply beautiful… I’m drooling over the earrings and rings and bracelets!!

  22. jennifer says:

    Wow! Cambria Cove has some awesome goodies! I would get the patchwork table runner by the priya collection and the rose stripe apron by jessica steele!
    Thanks for the chance and happy blogiversary!
    .-= jennifer´s last blog ..Kroger =-.

  23. ikkinlala says:

    They don’t ship to Canada, so I’d surprise a friend with a treat – maybe the Japanese Botanicals Boxed Cards and some chocolate.

    Happy blogiversary!

  24. Kellie K says:

    I would most definitely order some of the confetti glassware. It’ so much fun, I may have to get some anyways! I might also buy some of the chocoate assortments because they look way good on this boring morning 🙂 Congratulations on your blogiversary!!

  25. Katie says:

    First of all—- Happy Blogiversary! Thats so exciting!! 🙂

    If I won this contest I would absolutely die as I never win anything! But then I would order the Personalized Self-Inking Stamper by PSA Essentials along with the coordinating must-haves. I love to write letters so this would be such a chic personal touch.

    Thank you. And congrats again! 🙂
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Lip Gloss and Tattoos =-.

  26. Nicole says:

    Congrats on four years. You are right, there is some awesome stuff over there. I do love the confetti stuff and multicolored cutting board, but I’d probably be selfish and am coveting the iPouch wallets and love that red laptop sleeve.

  27. Stacey says:

    I just found Cambria Cove and I love it! In fact, the google search for the cambria cove website brought me to your blog- which I promptly spent way more time than I had reading (and laughing) – Thanks for the diversion from laundry
    If I won the gift card, I would order the Multi Strand Necklace and Pearl Heart Locket- I just love the vintage look!

  28. Lori Barnes says:

    Oh My they have alot of awesome products!! I love the 16 spice set the bottles are adorable I would definately have to get the La Bella Cookbook and a spice set (4 piece) or maybe just go for the 16-piece set. They have so MANY things i would Love to get This is just in time for my Birthday!! : )
    photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  29. Tanya says:

    Happy Blogiversary!! I saw so many beautiful things that I would love to have.. What a great site I really loved the Floraison Candle Gift Set by Voluspa

  30. Amanda says:

    I would start with that ice cream maker and go from there—I’ve never had one and it would be THE coolest thing to have!

  31. angie says:

    LOL love your description of what you have to do to enter this…so true and so awesome. That said, I would get the Gift Set by NIO - Milk and Honey.

  32. Anne G says:

    I love the Recovered Wood Cutting Board by Timeless Timber, but it is so beautiful I’m not sure I’d be willing to cut on it. I’d use the rest of the gift certificate to get some lotions for my daughter’s Christmas stocking.

  33. Tanya says:

    Recently married, I’m looking to build my housewares! I would love a chance to get the Marla Dawn tea and sugar/creamer set. They are so cute!

  34. Angela P. says:

    I would love to get the Monogrammed Double Old-Fashioned Glasses by Rolf Glass – Set of 4 and thank you note cards.

  35. Kelly says:

    I dont’ know where to start…I never have 100 to just spend. I love the Confetti Pitcher and the glasses to match!

  36. DawnS says:

    It would be so hard to choose from so many beautiful things but I love the Handbag Hanger by Luxe Link – I hate putting my purse on the floor when we go out to eat or at other public places. How great this would be to carry with you to have available at all times!

    Happy Blogiversary and thanks for a great giveaway!
    .-= DawnS´s last blog ..Can I just vent for a minute? =-.

  37. Ashley - Beauty4Moms says:

    I would get Personalized Self-Inking Stamper by PSA Essentials. Very darling That is $40 and I would get Murano Glass Paperweight by Eccolo – Field of Flowers for $70 and pay the difference my self. I just got promoted and would love to nicely decorate my office.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    Ashley
    .-= Ashley – Beauty4Moms´s last blog ..15% off Coupon to The Children’s Place =-.

  38. Karyn says:

    Wow! I would definitely buy something fun! I like the embossed Mens Calfskin Wallet for a gift for my husband. Happy Bloggiversary!

  39. Bramdi says:

    Happy blogversary! I’m so in love with the Cambria Cove site, now! Beautiful stuff! I don’t know where to start…
    By the way, love your blog. Not so much the blog follower, but you are so down to earth and you have an outrageous sense of humor. As a fellow Tennesseean, I appreciate you even more! Look forward to getting your Tweets everyday…
    -B

  40. amber says:

    Ooh, that site is amazing. I would love the Timeless Fragrance Pocket Watch by D.L. & Co, how cute is that?! I love solid perfumes, and the old fashioned looking locket is gorgeous. I also really like the Walnut Bark Spreaders by Zodax, they’d be great for serving guests for the holidays. The Chocolate Truffle Assortment by MarieBelle look super yummy and artist, those would make a great gift! Oh who am I kidding, I’d probably eat them myself 😉

    Thanks for the giveaway, and Happy Blogoversary

  41. Lisa says:

    Hmmmm… so many choices but hands down I would have to order bella cucina infused oils. Such a great quality product. Thanks!

  42. Danise Jurado says:

    Happy Blogiversary!

    I have never heard of Cambria Cove…. Wow!!
    My fav are the Confetti Pitcher by Rose Ann Hall Degins and the matching tumbler glasses… Love the colors! 🙂

  43. Danika says:

    Without question I know what three things I would get! I know that together they do not add up to $100.00 but I would just have to splurge on the rest 🙂 First, I would get the personalized embosser….I have ALWAYS wanted one and even ripped the page out of the catalog when I got it (I have been saving it in a folder for a couple of months he he). I have a little one due any minute now and have been sitting around writing thank you cards…they would have looked so elegant to have my address embossed on the back!
    Second, I would buy one of the “initial” charms and necklace….with my new little one’s initial on it. And lastly, I LOVE the gold necklace that says HOPE. I need some right now and I am sure a lot of your readers do to. It would be nice to have that daily reminder around my neck!

    So, there you have it! Sorry so long, but I clearly have a little time on my hands ha ha!
    Thanks for your blog and Happy Blogiversary 🙂

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