Thursday, February 24, 2011

Giveaways,Features, Blogiversary…and Stuff….

Okay, first off….next Tuesday is the first anniversary of Keen Inspirations!!! My “Blogiversary”! I can hardly believe it’s been a year already! What’s harder for me to believe is that I’ve stuck with it this long…;-) I have had a few down times and I appreciate everyone sticking with me! I have truly received so much encouragement and joy from all of your comments that I don’t see myself giving this up! I’ve made some new friends this year…and yes, I think blog friends ARE real friends! :-) Sooo…to say thank you and to celebrate one year, I have a couple of giveaways lined up!! I’ll also have some more printables from me and a project (that I’m really excited about) reveal!


First up, will be a giveaway from my friend and fellow homeschool mom, Kim Poteete Madren, Director and Independent Consultant with Pampered Chef!

PChef Logo Signature


I’ll also have a coffee gift bag of goodies complete with a Starbucks gift Card!

Keen Inspirations Starbucks Giveaway

I’ll have a coffee-themed printable and a new definition to print! I’ll keep the details coming as I get them! The giveaways start next Tuesday, March 1, 2011! Stop by and help me celebrate!


I’m honored to have had my Family Definition and 1 Corinthians 13 word art featured at these awesome blogs!


           Today's Top 20


Thank you for the feature  ladies!

Some stuff…

I posted a while back about having problems with getting  comments to post. After reading the comments left for me, I’m not the only one experiencing this! I’ve kept an eye on when it happens and here is what I’ve discovered:

It is a log in issue…when I restart my computer in the morning and read my blogs with a cup of coffee, the first comment I try to leave puts me through this cycle of taking me to the top of the blog I’m trying to comment on…this happens several times before it finally posts…but it never actually asks me to log in! I guess somehow that process logs me in?!?!?!? So, I’ve noticed that when you leave a comment that “posts” you stay at the bottom of the page and can see your comment. If you are taken to the top of the page, scroll down, your comment most likely didn’t post! This also happens sometimes throughout the day, but so far I haven’t found any rhyme or reason to it. I don’t ever “log out” so, I don’t have a clue why it happens later! So, check to be sure you’ve actually “posted”!

Meet “The Tina’s”Keen Inspiratons Tina's Tie Dye

On the left is Tina of Tina’s Tie Dye and on the right is the “other” Tina :-), the winner of the Tie Dyed Tote!

Some more{good} stuff…

Want to own one of these? Click here to enter Gail’s Giveaway at My Repurposed Life.


There are also these specials going on:

Remember that you can get your own Silhouette SD bundle, a great package for $225.00 (retail value 375+)    use the code REPURPOSED at checkout

Silhouette SD
1 roll black premium vinyl
1 roll frosted vinyl
1 roll transfer paper
Home Décor CD

If you already own a Silhouette SD, and you are in need of some Premium Vinyl, you can get that at a great discount of 25% off by using the code REPURPOSED at checkout.

That’s it for now! I’m off to order some of that frosted vinyl that Gail showed today!


  1. Sharon, Happy Blogiversary : ) Your blog was one of the first that I started following when I started following blogs. You're the BEST !!! Looking forward to your giveaways. I'm hoping I will be able to get online. I'm having major surgery tomorrow. I wanted to make sure you knew my best wishes are with you. YAY to you !!!!

  2. How come I don't have a Silhouette???

  3. awesome.. happy Blogiversary!

  4. Happy Blogaversary, Sharon!!! You have some exciting things coming up. I'm looking forward to it.

  5. Looking forward to kicking off your Blogoversary!!!

  6. Your newest follower from TGC Blog Hop. Just bought myself a Silhouette - why didn't I find your blog about a week ago?!?!? This is a much better deal!

  7. Congratulations on reaching your first blogiversary. The giveaways sound great. I will have to check those out. Have a great weekend.

  8. Looking forward to your giveaways. Maybe I won't totally mess it up this time! :)

    Yes, Ingles triples were sad. I had to buy organic coffee, milk, eggs etc so I just grabbed a few coupons to triple. I wish it had been a little better. Oh well.

  9. Hey girl! Thanks for the sweet comments about my little thief experience! Sending hugs your way!

    Punkin Seed Productions

  10. Greetings from Southern California

    I am your newest follower.
    I invite you to visit my blog
    and follow me if you want to.

    God bless you :-)


  11. You came by my blog and asked me to do a tutorial on painting riverrocks onto my porch. I would love to but I will have to wait for it to get warmer. We have snow still, but I will do one. Thanx and I'm loving your blog! Kelli Hansen

    Following your blog! Please follow back!
    If you could follow me on Facebook/Twitter, that would be awesome too!!
    Thanks for your time!

  13. Happy Blogiversary! Hope you have many more years blogging!

  14. Sharon,
    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR YEAR OF BLOGGING!!! I too hope you have many more years of this fun.
    I am right behind you in June. We will have to party then too! Maybe I will get a face lift on my blog then.


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