2000th Follower Thank You and GIVEAWAY {NOW CLOSED}



I am so excited to report that my lovely little blog reached an amazing 2000 followers this week. I feel so grateful to all of you for helping me in my goal to have a successful blog and be able to stay home just a little longer with my babies. I truly love my blog and enjoy writing each and every post. It's so much fun to be able to share my family and my recipes with you as well as bring you some beautiful handmade giveaways and shops.  To show my gratitude to you I am giving away a $40 gift card to the store Anthropologie. As you all know, I pride myself on only featuring handmade products and giveaways here on my blog but because this is MY giveaway I wanted to do something different than what my A*M*A*Z*I*N*G sponsors do for you. 




Anthropologie has been one of my favorite shops for a long time. I can rarely afford to actually shop there but when I was dreaming up what I would love to give away I thought a gift card from this store would be amazing. Unfortunately $40 probably won't actually buy you anything but it might make you be able to afford the thing you really want:) I hope so!! Here's a couple little things I wish Santa would bring me from Anthropologie this year....




Look how cute all of this stuff is...........S*W*O*O*N................






So the last time I Sponsored a giveaway I asked for feedback and all of you had so many lovely things to say and I really appreciate that. This time I am still looking for feedback but I think we will do it a little differently. I'm going to give you a choice and if you would so kindly let me know which one best suits your opinion. I like to do this because it's one of my only chances to really get your opinions and I will absolutely try to cater to your preferences. Please give me your honest opinion and I will do my best to honor your requests.

ENTER TO WIN

To Enter This Giveaway Please Choose either #1. or #2. and and comment below.  
Please also feel free to leave any other opinions or comments about my blog below too.

CHOOSE:
#1. You would love to see more GIVEAWAYS, this is the main reason you visit my blog.

#2. You would love to see more RECIPES and FAMILY POSTS, these are the main reasons you visit my blog.

Thank you so much for following along on my journey. I am truly grateful you are all here. You are the reason I love doing this. THANK YOU!!!! 
This giveaway will be open for 2 weeks closing on MIDNIGHT NEW YEARS EVE!!!



And please have *PEEK* at all my sponsors gorgeous handmade giveaways. click HERE to enter!! 



Hanna





103 comments:

curiouscovetous said...

i visit to see you and your gorgeous fam!! ooh la la anthropologie!

CrazyMomma said...

i choose #2 simply because free stuff is always a great thing but i adore reading about your little family and i am (after all) living vicariously though your pregnancy lol we've been trying for over a year and i just love seeing your belly grow and your little man discover new things! mine haven't been that small for a long while and i love reading about it all. you also have some great recipes :)

Michelle-esque said...

#2. You would love to see more RECIPES and FAMILY POSTS, these are the main reasons you visit my blog.

Free stuff are great and all, but I first followed you because I liked your personality. Then you mentioned recipes in part 2 and I am dying to try out new recipes. I am not lying! My Tumblr is chalk full of recipes that I want to try out!

Congratulations on 2,000 followers! May you get 2,000 more and even more! You deserve it!

Camille said...

Uh, yes,definitely entering this giveaway! I enjoy both the giveaways and recipes and family posts. Don't change a thing!
derekandcamille@clearwire.net

Kel said...

Oh wow - I love your recipes and family posts, but I can't deny that the giveaways are always lovely too :) I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New year - your last as a family of 3!
Congrats on reaching 2000 followers, and may there be many more to come :)

Heather (The Menu Mama) said...

I'm with Camille, I like them both. You have fantastic give-aways but I don't really like blogs with JUST give-aways, I enjoy getting to know the blogger too. And I am ALWAYS looking for new recipes so keep those coming as well.

Oh and congrats on all the followers and the success. You're an inspiration!

Beth said...

I would vote for #1, but after a while, too many giveaways gets overwhelming as a reader. So maybe it would be better to vote for #2. After all, there is so much to learn about you!

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

I can't vote for one or the other-I like the family and recipes but also a giveaway now and then is nice as well:)

Rachel said...

I think I would vote for #2 but having a giveaway every now and then is a nice thing too. Congrats on 2000 followers!

Josefine said...

#1 - I love giveaways! Plus, I get introduced to lots of great craftspeople at the same time.

cleverlyinspired said...

I choose #2....love your recipes ;)

Becky said...

Giveaways are nice and all, but when I started following this blog, it was becuase I fell in love with YOU, as a mom, as an individual and becuase of that Acorn Squash and Arbole Chile soup recipe.

More musings on motherhood and recipes please!

Eclipsed said...

I say #2 with a little bit of #1 thrown around. I'm a new follower so I'd love to get to know you better. But I would sell my soul for some anthropologie!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I say #2 with some of #1 thrown in for fun! :) Congratulations on all the followers!

Brooke Anna said...

I love Number two! I love to learn more about people I might never actually meet in face-time. But giveaways are a plus too. Leave bookoos of those to the giveaway blogs. I like yours the way it is :)
CONGRATULATIONS!
brookeannaroberts(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jacobs Family said...

I'm always looking forward to your giveaways! I love handmade, too. But I feel like you have a great amount of them. I like what someone else said, too many giveaways could get overwhelming. So I vote #3 - Don't change a thing!!

Sew What? said...

I have to say both :) Your blog has a way of drawing me in. Love the uniqueness of your blog. Love reading it. Great recipes. But I love the giveaways!! You have the best giveaways! They are gorgeous and I love that it promotes hanmade items and things made in the USA by incredibly creative people! I would love to win this giveaway! Have been drooling over this gorgeous sweater for months :) thanks for everything and congratulations on 2000 fans! That is amazing!

Lori said...

I'm really not sure... I like them both but I'm going to go with #2. I love Anthropologie too but sadly, rarely get to shop there:( Thanks for the giveaway!

Lindsay said...

I like both! Just keep what you are doing girl. You've done so well! CONGRATS!

Jesslyn Amber said...

#2 for sure. Your blog is wonderful!
And Anthropologie? Simply amazing. Awesome giveaway!

Jenn said...

My vote goes to choice #2! I ♡ giveaways, but good reading is so... important to me. :) Giveaways are just the icing on the cake!

Mindy said...

1. Hey--we all love giveaways, right! =) But I love all your family stories, so it's a tough decision!
justforthis917 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Cara said...

#2, of course (but the giveaways are fun every now and then). I love seeing stuff about little Milton since he's Violet's age AND Violet's boyfriend!!! :)

Vigilcraziness said...

I have to say both :) you have an absolutely fabulous mix :) it's fun to read your blog. It's great how you care so much about your readers :) thanks for your generosity in this giveaway! Would love to win!
Runningtherace_7@hotmail.com

Melanie Dohojda said...

I think there should be a choice #3, all of the above. But if I have to choose, then I choose #2. But I do love all the handmade giveaways.
mdohojda@gmail.com

mienkintoshfairie said...

#2 because it's nice to read about other's life,lol. I love your recipes, and you are always so happy when you post. You don't complain, you make me feel happy when i'm down by reading your posts. Congrats power blogger! Oh, and when I lived in NY, I would go to the Anthropologie by the Rockefeller Center every week! I love that store!!!!
kwailolitabyrd@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

I would love to see more of #1! If you're going to do number 2, then maybe on a different blog!? Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

ashj.allen(at)yahoo(dot)com

Laura said...

ooooooh Anthropologie! i think you are good at balancing the giveaways, but it is so fun to read about your family also!

peckette said...

Um I guess number 2, if I had to choose, but I love the giveaways too.

Ali Richardson said...

I would say #1. BUT, I would love to see a bit of personal stuff in each of your gieaway posts. Best of both world, you know. Plus,your little Milton is adorable!

~Nicole~ said...

I would say #2.
But I love the giveaways too.

Anthropologie - so cute!

Nicole

erin.nicole said...

I would say #1-I love reading about your family, but you are one of the only blogs I read that does giveaways of only homemade things, and I love finding new places to shop from your blog! It would be great to continue to be able to find more shops! Congrats on all your followers!
erinnicole14@gmail.com

PoetessWug said...

I agree with Rachel above...but if I have to choose...#2. {By the way those little purses at Anthropologie are just adorable!!! :-)}

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

#2! I love the pics as you document your pregnancy!

And the pics for this giveaway, every time I scrolled down I'd find something cuter... those bags, those dresses, those shoes, OMGracious the shoes!!!

Congrats... I'm a little jealous, still trying to hit 200 followers myself! :)

Sofia's Ideas said...

Congratulations on this awesome milestone! I'm a newer follower so I'd have to say #2!

Lorrie said...

I love seeing about your family and your recipes always look delicious!

Amber Lynn said...

I pick #2, but really like I good mix of both.

Candace said...

Definitely #2! You have a beautiful blog with the most amazing recipes, an absolutely precious family, you're from Louisiana...like me...living in one of my favorite places that I've ever lived. For all of those reasons, I look forward to visiting your blog. I am so looking forward to meeting your Ginger and following along on your journey. The giveaways are nice because you feature some incredible things....but it's definitely #2.

Congratulations on the success of your blog! It is well deserved.

Have a great weekend,
Candace

Danielle said...

I vote for #2 congrats on 2000!!

m&msmommy said...

Congrats on reaching 2,000 followers! That's awesome! :)

I can't choose either one, because I love your blog just the way it is. You know, I love a great handmade giveaway, but i also love seeing pics of Milton (and soon to be pics of Ginger), reading about your family, etc. I think your blog is a GREAT balance of both.

I've never shopped at Anthropolgie so I'd love to win this! :)

kendrasue said...

I love giveaways but I come for the family stories!

Burke & Rachelle Kunz said...

Ya know I really think that you should keep your blog just the way it is. I think what you are doing is so great and that is why it is so successful! I really enjoy the giveaways, but I really enjoy family stories and recipes. Keep it the way you are doing it!! Thanks so much!

Katie said...

I visit for #2, but giveaways are always fun too. :)

lil birds said...

I ADORE Anthro, but too pricey for me, so the gift card would be nice! As fun as giveaways are I LOVE LOVE your recipes, so #2 for me!

mizzlizzbeck said...

I have to be honest, I really love your handmade giveaways. They inspired me to start including handmade goodies in the giveaways on my blog. So I guess it would be #1 for me, even though I absolutely LOVE your recipes and the posts you do with your little cutie(s). I really like seeing the decorations you make for parties. It really inspires me. Your blog is pretty much all around awesome. I haven't done much browsing on Anthropologie, but a gift card would certainly remedy that! Congrats on 2000 followers and thanks for the giveaway!

Lindsey said...

I really like both. We get to know you as a person, mother, wife, chef, writer, woman and also enjoy new designers and giveaways. Please don't change.

Stephanie said...

Definitely Option #2. While the giveaways are nice, I rarely make time to enter. To date I've only ever won 2 giveaways... Being a fellow NM mama, though, I really like your Food & Family connection. Thanks for the recipes & the inspiration to make our own baby food. (My baby's favorite is by far the pears! YUMMY!) Anyway, enjoy the Snow Day & be safe out and about. I hear those SF drivers are nuts! ;O) --Stephanie fr. Edgewood

Eliana said...

I honestly LOVE the giveways, but my time is very valuable and I would not make the time to enter the giveaways if you werent such a darling. you found my blog, and left me some love, so I try to do the same! Congrats on your success!

Melissa said...

#2 ~I like everything about your blog..including the giveaways! However, I really like your recipes the best and seeing your little boy grow! =) Congratulations on 2000 followers!
Best of luck in the future!
Melissa

Alia said...

I love a good giveaway but I really really like food. I like your photos and recipes. So I say #2

Mrs. Fine said...

I originally visited for your recipes and life! The giveaways are fun but I do like #2 best.

mom2girls said...

#! - love love love your contests, it is how I found you and what keeps me comming back -BUT I love your recipies as well :) They are unique and so wonderful - your blog just rocks
tracyschultz@yahoo.com

Brooke said...

I love seeing your craft / creative ideas. I guess that would lean towards #2.

BrooklynBerry (at) gmail.com

Rachel C said...

Everybody likes a nice giveaway, right? But the thing that keeps me coming back to a blog is personality :)
rach62803 at yahoo dot com

Crystal said...

I'm new (thanks for stopping by my blog!) but I love giveaways so I would have to go with #2! (I love Anthropologie, too!)

Ashley (Ashley's Bookshelf) said...

I pick #12 ;] I love both of them. Free stuff is great but I really like to read about recipes and your family life too. It lets us get to know the blogger behind the blog.

ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

Lulu T. said...

Definitely #2. I would love to see more RECIPES and FAMILY POSTS, these are the main reasons I visit your blog! Thanks for the great giveaway! :D

H is for Hillman said...

#1. Im now following. Thanks for following me as well!
Jhil2626@yahoo.com

Angela said...

I'd have to choose #1, because I have to admit that I love free stuff. :) Thanks so much for hosting! Merry Christmas!!

Angela L.
lasitera at yahoo dot com

Kristen said...

Its #2 for me! Love the recipes - we tried the Shepherd's Pie the other night and it was de-lish, thanks! : )

kristenlgill03@msn.com

alissa4illustration said...

I like a personal flair, so I choose: #2. You would love to see more RECIPES and FAMILY POSTS, these are the main reasons you visit my blog.

delaney's mom said...

i love your giveaways. they introduce me to new handmade companies and i would much rather my money go to a person than a corporation. i do enjoy your personal stories, too. so i guess both are what i need...kind of exactly what you're doing now. thanks for a great blog!

Jansie said...

Hi there, congrats on your milestone!! I LOVE Anthropologie and would you believe I only JUST discovered them! Where have I been???? To answer your questions, I would actually have to say that I like a mixture of the two. I really love the giveaways, of course, and I love seeing all your sponsors and their cool products. But I have also enjoyed seeing your preggo progress and your happy family stories! I know that's kind of wishy washy, but it's true. :)

Cristin Coupon said...

I am new to your blog, but love it and LOVE Anthropologie. I think #1 giveaways are great as long as balanced by #2. :)

Anna said...

I really enjoy both facets of your blog. I love that your giveaways are all handmade and feature artisans that might otherwise be lost in an over commercialized world.

I really love your recipes, too though! I am going to have to go solid both.

anna{AT}lawrencegirls{DOT}com

Suertemom said...

I always love the recipes. Though I keep coming back here for the lovely handmade products and your pregnancy update and of course your cute baby boy. You are such a nice lady and it shows in your blog. I watched your blog grow from about a thousand to two thousand followers. I always read your post, you might not know that but yours is one of the blogs I truly admire. Thanks for being there and congratulations! Keep it up!

icitea said...

Sadly, for now I'd have to say #1... but only because this is the first page of your blog I've ever seen. And now to work on making #2 my first priority!

le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

Karla said...

#1. You would love to see more GIVEAWAYS, this is the main reason you visit my blog.

BUT I also like reading your other posts too!
karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

The Country Cook said...

Waves hello to you! I choose #2. I'm new to your blog and THANK YOU for visiting mine. You have a an awesome and beautiful blog! I am a nurse as well.I know it wasn't a choice but, I almost put #3, the best of both worlds!

Kendra said...

I choose #2 because I love your recipes and as you know have been using them. And as your friend I always love seeing photos of your gorgeous little family

CJ said...

I don't think I can choose between 1 or 2. I visit your blog for both reasons! :) You have amazingly cute giveaways and I love your family and recipe posts too. Sorry, I can't choose.

jhitomi said...

number 1, I do love the giveaways, and yours are exceptionally sweet.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Marci said...

#2. You would love to see more RECIPES and FAMILY POSTS, these are the main reasons you visit my blog.

I love keeping up with everything with you and your Fam! But you do host amazing giveaways too. I just love your blog Hannah :)

Mara said...

I just love catching up with all your pics of that sweet sweet boy, the food is nice too, keeps me inspired. So I guess its #2 although a chance to win free stuff is always nice too!

maraperrigo@yahoo.com

dementia said...

I vote for #1 since I LUUUURVE giveaways :D

kareninsilver (at) gmail
dementia

Melody Co said...

#1 because I love giveaways. It also shows your taste and it's like a post and giveaway at the same time. You can always incorporate #2 in #1 but not the other way around (just my opinion). #1 is also more interactive for me. Plus I don't know how to cook and I don't have a family yet like a baby so I can't always relate to #1.

Melody
meloy.co@gmail.com
http://guiltlessgetaways.blogspot.com
http://girl-kuripot.blogspot.com

fran said...

love the stuff you post. the giveaways are icing on the hit hat cupcakes :)

ninabruha@hotmail.com

Celeste said...

Recipes/Family Posts! :)

celeste@mail4me.com

Mrs. M said...

I vote for #2!

tonymooresmom @ yahoo dot com

Ashley Hasty said...

Although I love giveaways, I visit your blog because of #2!

www.ahastylife.com
ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

Number one!!

achernandez711@yahoo.com

Josefine said...

I entered the eclu giveaway.

Mommy said...

I love giveaways but it has to be a happy medium between both so I vote for both 1 & 2

Jeni said...

I say both, thanks for the great giveaway!

Rena said...

I come to your blog for both. Its nice to see a personal touch on other's blogs. If the blog were filled with just giveaways then that would take away from the "feels like home" feeling that your blog has.

So, I would stay the way that it is, as the saying goes, "If its not broke, don't fix it".

God Bless and Merry Christmas!!!

somanyblessingsforyou at gmail dot com

Christy, Home-Mom.com said...

I found you because of your giveaway but I've got the same issue on my blog. I've chosen #2 this is why people will really be loyal followers and want to come back. You've got a really cute look and feel here. I love how you only offer quality handmade items and stick to your guns. I can't say I've done the same but I love it and would like to.


christyhayhurst at hotmail dot com

malkatz said...

I pick:
#1. You would love to see more GIVEAWAYS, this is the main reason you visit my blog.

That is not to say I don't enjoy hearing about you, your family, your cooking, etc... you just have some great giveaways! :)

fashuneesta[at]aol[dot]com

ohboy said...

Im new to your blog, just discovered today. I was drawn in by your button and Im always on the look out for fun giveaways to enter so I guess Ill choose giveaways for now since I havent had much time to look at your (lovely) family

sophieandmomma said...

#2. You would love to see more RECIPES and FAMILY POSTS, these are the main reasons you visit my blog.

n.snaer at gmail dot com

Steph said...

I'm a new follower from the blog hop, so I don't know what I would like to see yet, but I like what I see so far.

Casey said...

I would love to see more giveaways! I pick #1!!!

caseycenator @ gmail.com

Mama.Mommy.Mom. said...

It's too hard to choose! I'd be happy with more of either!

jamierippy@gmail.com

Ivy & Mae said...

I think a combo of #1 and #2...both add to the desireablity of your blog
jkziel at gmail.com

dreamer said...

I'll choose 1 if I have to pick one lol. I prefer it to be simpler giveaways like this, where one is not required to join so many things here and there :P

I would love to see recipe posts as well because I love cooking, especially easy recipes with easy to find ingredients. I prefer baking over frying because frying need some skills to control the fire and stuff. baking is so much easier, just follow the recipes :P

As for family, I am not much of a family person. Maybe coz I'm a teenager/young adult, so I prefer friends over families, and also there are many self-esteem issues to deal with. Therefore #1 is better than #2 for me.

Lyudmila said...

i choose #1. You would love to see more GIVEAWAYS, this is the main reason you visit my blog.
lusizova at gmail.com

Candy said...

I vote for #1, but if I could choose #3(don't change a thing), I would! Lovely blog overall :) Also, I think I love Anthropologie as much as you do!
Cherie
oohmybento at gmail dot com

Dear Lillie said...

I vote for #2! Also would you mind telling me how you were able to number your comments? I can't for the life of me figure out how to do that and it would make it soooo much easier counting the winner of giveaways!
dearlillie@hotmail.com

samsstuff said...

I choose #2. Giveaways are great (& I love Anthropology), but the pecan tarts in your latest post look delicious!

Shelley said...

I agree with the people who say a mix of #1 and #2.I think that's perfect! Giveaways are fun but blogs that are constantly posting giveaways daily are really impersonal and they do get boring after awhile!

seashell210 at gmail dot com

Misty said...

I read your posts as they come across on my FB page, so number two is is probably the most common thing, but when I have time I LOVE to enter giveaways!

I love that they are homemade too - it makes you unique. I would love a balance of both - and I think you already acheiving that!

misty.r.hernandez@gmail.com

To Sew With Love said...

oh.... we are drooling! ^^)

hopoe we win!

we choose #2. You would love to see more RECIPES and FAMILY POSTS, these are the main reasons you visit my blog.

Heather said...

I am going to choose #2. However I do love giveaways too, this store looks so awesome, I am bookmarking it! :)

Heather (same as above) said...

I forgot my e-mail!

golden(dot)reflections(at)yahoo(dot)com

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