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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

One Hundred

Today I hit 100 followers (thanks to Marilyn, my 100th follower! Hi!!!!)
I just wanted to take a few minutes to say hi to many of my new followers, and to say a big huge thank you to my faithful followers who have been with me from the beginning!
I've been at this blogging thing for just over a year now, but I still feel like a newbie!
I swear I learn something new each time I write a post.
But I do feel like I'm finding my own voice, my own style, and really getting into a groove.

I love my blog for many reasons:
~It's a great place to document memories and stats from Elliott's childhood. Seriously, I'm the worst at scrapbooking and baby books, but at least it's all right here for me to look back on.
~I've met so many wonderful people through blogging. I love making new connections, and getting to peek at people's lives through their blog.
~I've been inspired by so many things in the blogging world, and I've been encouraged to really go for the things that I love. I've always been the type to be "okay" at a lot of different things, but through blogging I'm finding that it's good to pick one or two things that interest me and run with them.
I'm excited for whatever is next for this little blog of mine. It really is a great creative outlet for me, and I don't see that changing anytime soon. However, I do think there will be some changes around here in the near future. I'm dieing for some change, so I'm sure that my layout and colors will all be switched up again soon.
Also? I'd like to start offering ad space on this blog. It will be more of and "Ad Swap" deal, so be on the lookout for that! I think that will be starting in November......if it sounds like something that you'd be interested in, let me know!

One final order of business tonight: Top Baby Blogs
I'm going to not push this on you guys all the time. I want to just get it out now, and not really mention it much after this, okay?
Here's the deal: I will put this cute button at the bottom of most of my posts.
When you finish reading, please just click on the button.
On the landing page, click on the owl on the left. That's all!
You don't need to sign up for anything or give away your email address at all. You can vote once every twenty-four hours. I know, it doesn't seem like a big deal, but I've met a lot of really neat ladies through this site, and I'd like to see this little blog jump up in the rankings so that I can meet even more awesome bloggers! So, like I said.....look for this at the bottom of my posts, click twice, and then you're done!
Click To Vote For Us @ the Top Baby Blogs Directory! The most popular baby blogs

Anyways, it's been a crazy week around these parts. Scott started his very last year of school, and while we are so excited, we're also so exhausted!! I think we both forgot how taxing the school year is when we're juggling school, work (for both of us), a toddler, and a household. It means a lot of dinners served up at 8:00 pm, and tired goodbye kisses exchanged in the wee hours of the morning. We'll make it, and I'm sure this year will just fly by, but man, the adjustment period is just a little bit longer this time around.
I'll leave you with a couple photos of my tiny dancer (because I just can't have a post without pictures! Ha!) Elliott is in a mommy-and-me dance class every Friday (so, I guess that means that I am in a mommy-and-me dance class, too) and she just loves it!
 All dressed up and ready for dance class!
She caught on to the whole "following directions" thing after the first week, and she hasn't looked back since! And while she wants nothing to do with me during dance class, she follows her teacher, "Miss Mo", around everywhere and hangs on her every word. I love it, and I love watching Elliott dance and learn and grow. She's not around kids her own age very often, so I think this class is really good for her!
I just can't get enough of her leotard or those pig tails!
Well, that's enough rambling for one day ;)
Thanks again for being awesome followers! You've totally made my day, and I can't wait to see what another year of blogging will bring!



Chelsea said...

Amanda! That's great! Happy 100 followers :)

nicole. said...

ohhh congrats. that IS exciting.

im down for a swap... ive been considering it too

Wendy said...

Congrats! That is a great accomplishment. And I'd be interested in sponsor swapping with you. :)

Barbara said...

Wow CONGRATS Amanda! I just love your blog and 100 followers is amazing! You know I'm totally down for an ad swap! :D

amy@agoodlife said...

woohoo for reachin a hundy! the next hundred will come faster... promise :)

Rachel said...

Hi, now you have 101, LOL! I found you through top baby blogs. :)