Monday, July 25, 2011

Three Year Giveaway!!!!

Three years ago this summer we finally got an internet connection here at our Little House. I have heard of other people talking about these things called "blogs" and I had come across a couple on my mother-in-law's computer (yes, my 85 year old mother-in-law had internet access before I did, but I'm not bitter or anything...). But they were mostly things about homeschooling and blah, blah, blah, and I just really wasn't interested.

Well, Mark got us hooked up and after everyone went to bed I sneaked into our dining-room where the computer was at the time. I slowly pressed this button and that key trying to figure out the whole Internet thing. I went to google and typed in Mom Blogs in Alabama.

And thus began my obsession, um, my hobby of blogging. I stayed up to 2:00 AM that morning reading BooMama and laughing till I cried over her Marti stories. If you are a good Southern girl you need to go and read them to :).

Mark, aka Sweet Hubby, saw how much I enjoyed reading and finding new blogs, and he gave me the ultimate early anniversary gift. He set up my blog for me and got me started. And here I am three years later.

Ladies, there is NO way I could ever tell you how much I have enjoyed getting to know you through this blog and your own blogs. It is good to know there are good people out there.

I will start telling Mark a story about something and say, "My friend so and so..." and he will stop me and say, "Wait, is this a blog friend or a real-life friend?"

For me that's a hard question to answer. Can't a blog friend be a real-life friend too?

To thank all of you for reading and leaving comments, cause after all, what is the point of blogging without the comments, I am having a little giveaway to celebrate my three-year blogaversary!

First of all I have the cutest little clipboard that has a To-Do List attached! Can you hear the excitement in my voice????!!!! I was with Mrs. Jennifer when I came across it and I think she was a little frightened at my level of happiness over this clipboard. But I think she gets a little frightened by a lot of things that happen here at my house so I didn't let it bother me too much. The colors are so pretty and if I was going to keep it myself I would probably just prop it up and look at the pretty colors. And dream of all the things I could write on that To-Do list. Yeah, I'm weird like that.

Also, is one of my favorite scents from Bath and Body Works-Cherry Vanilla. Their body lotion smells so good and I want to share it with you.

Next is a book by one of my favorite authors, Beverly Lewis. It is called The Thorn and even though I have read it myself the book is in great condition.

These last items are the ones I am most excited about. Mark was searching for a way to build our goat milking stall and he came across this blog, Life On A Southern Farm. Of course I had to check it out to and saw that Pam has an shop that sells Goat Milk Soaps. Its called Old Mill Pond Farm Soap and after contacting her she was sweet enough to send me some soap to try for myself and to have some extra to give away on my blog!

You are going to love these soaps. They smell sooo good and they are soooo cute! The are creamy too, which I love in soaps. I have a bar in Fresh Linen (goat milk soap), a bar in a Rosemary/Tea Tree Oil scent (goat butter milk soap), and a Gardenia-scented cocoa-butter moisturizing soap to give away.This last one is not made with goats milk, but is made with raw cocoa butter, shea butter, and rainwater. Even the packaging is wonderful. It has different pictures of her animals and her farm. I would love for you to go to her store, and check out her wonderful selections. Pam was very generous with her soaps and I am so grateful to her.

To enter to win all the items above all you have to do is comment and say "enter me". Abbie will draw a winner on Friday, July 27 at 6:00 pm. I'll contact you by email or by blog if you win. Oh and I can only send to U.S. addresses only. My Sweet Hubby might shut me down if I start trying to send out of the country. He's pretty fond of the three meals a day we have around here :)

Really, thank you so much for reading and keeping up with the Clark Chaos around here. And I am so glad to have you as bloggy friends!

***I am not sure how all this disclosure thing works, but Pam sent me the soaps free of charge for me to try and she did not ask me to review them on my blog. She just wanted to know what I thought of them personally. But I am so happy with them I wanted to share!


  1. ENTER ME:) and congratulations on your three years!! So glad you stumbled into the blog world...and even happier to have found you as friend - is that a blog friend or a real friend?? Love that. (and I so do that too!)

  2. Enter me! My hubby refers to my blog friends as my " imaginary friends!" I'm proud to call you one of mine! :)

    Great giveaway--and happy blogiversary!

  3. oooo how cool:) Enter me please!

  4. Enter me! What a lovely collection of items! The soaps sound wonderful. Congrats on three years!

  5. I'd love to be entered! Happy blogday!

  6. Enter me! I love reading your blog!

  7. Enter me! Happy blogiversary!

  8. It's really been interesting meeting my blog friends in person. Sometimes they are just as wonderful as they seem online and sometimes they are NOT what they present themselves to be. You never know...I've been surprised.

    I love that you are doing a giveaway of some of your favorite things. That's the best kind! Lisa~

  9. enter me :) happy anniversary :) i'm blessed and thankful to be your blog/real friend!

  10. I know I am new to your blog, but I love seeing what you are up to! Please enter me and congrats on three years of blogging!

  11. Enter me! Enter me! I love to read your blog. Unlike some of the other blogs out there yours is "real." I get frustrated a lot of times at the ones that are all fluff. You know the ones "I love everything, all the time, blah, blah, blah." We all have bad hair days, right? Thank you for keeping it "real."

  12. enter me

    Blog friends are "real" friends, just have to keep rubbing their velvety ears...


  13. Enter me for your great give away. Thanks for the link to the soaps.

  14. Congratulations on three years!! I'm so glad your sweet hubby set you up a blog!!

  15. Well.....did I win?!??! Just teasin' - but I do have my fingers crossed!