A Sweet Day

*Comments are now close, because I’m working on drawing a winner!* 
{you might just want to stick around for a very sweet giveaway}

They say time flies when you’re having fun.


I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for a year.

Because this is my idea of fun.

One year.

And yet, it seems like I’ve been sharing my life with you for much longer. You’ve held my hand on terrible Mondays and shared in my good/bad news. You didn’t judge me when I did this or showed pictures of this. And when you cared enough to help me with this, it meant so much to me.

I look forward to more.  Much more.

In honor of this little anniversary, I’m very excited to announce that one reader will win something very special.

And very dear to my heart. 

This is my way of saying thanks for making THAT family feel normal. Sometimes.

Are you ready?

Because I am prepared to giveaway………….. {please, a drum roll would be appreciated}

ONE YEAR OF SWEET TEA!!!

I know.

For those of you who read often, you know I’m a heavy {sweet tea} drinker.  It’s a problem I love having! 
One very lucky person will win a $100 gift card to Chick Fil A or Cracker Barrel  on Friday, Oct. 31 of this week. (And I’m reluctantly withdrawing my name from the pot).

$100 of sweet tea.

Why, that’s 80 cups of sweet tea. Oh, stop my beating heart. Or it’s 25 one-gallon jugs (one for every other week of the year) of the liquid manna.

Or it’s a lotta chicken.

I am not taking a stand against the chicken, per se, I’m just thinking the choice is clear.

ONE YEAR OF SWEET TEA! ($100 value)
(Winner can choose between Chick Fil A and Cracker Barrel based on location. And if you don’t live near one of those, we’ll find some good sweet tea for you).
All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me how long you’ve been blog
ging or been reading blogs (everyone is eligible).  AND you can get a double entry if you subscribe to my blog. It’s free and you just have to click below and follow the directions! (Make sure you mention if you’re a new subscriber or already subscribe in the comments).

If you don’t win, you can drown your sorrows in my sweet tea recipe.

This giveaway was made possible by some very special sponsors, thank you!
Now, since my blogoversary happened to fall during the week of Bloggy Giveaways, click the following link to find more fabulous giveaways!


Comments

  1. 1201

    says

    I’m from the south, so sweet tea “takes me home” every time!

    I’ve been reading blogs for about 2 years now–I’ve considered blogging myself, but everyone else’s blogs are so much more interesting than mine would be!

    And I already subscribe to your RSS feed. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  2. 1202

    says

    I’ve been reading blogs for over two years now. I started out reading message boards on AOL and then found out about myspace and blogging and I now became addicted to reading blogs.
    stymi85515(at)aol(dot)com

  3. 1204

    says

    I LOVE sweet tea! I can’t believe you have over 1200 comments. WOW! I have been blogging since July really but started the blog last May, 2007. Didn’t do much until recently. Come check out my giveaway as well. I found you through the bloggy giveaways carnival.

  4. 1205

    Anonymous says

    I don’t have a blog, but I have several favorites that I discovered and have been reading for about a year. Sadly, the only time we get Chic Fil A is on road trips, as there are none near us yet. But we have plenty of Cracker Barrels! :)
    ~Meghan
    nutmeg16@sbcglobal.net

  5. 1206

    says

    I’ve been blogging for about 3 years and have never wanted to do anything else since I found it. Kind of funny since I was never able to keep a diary/journal. Maybe I just needed to share it. Oh can you believe I’ve never been to a chick-fila? Yep, but there is one down the road. Please enter me sweet tea sounds yummy.
    homemom3@gmail.com

  6. 1207

    says

    Yay! Someone else who loves sweet tea as much as me! I love this blog, I’m finding the coolest blogs this way. I’ve followed a couple others for a year or two now, Frugal Finds and Dooce are daily reads for me.

  7. 1211

    says

    Oh my gosh, there are 1215 comments right now.

    I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years – we started when we found out that my son was a boy in Jan 07 and haven’t stopped.

    And I’m subscribing RIGHT NOW. If there’s one thing I love..its Chick Fil A.

  8. 1212

    says

    my first blogoversary was the day before yours 10/26! i think i should win just for that!

    i love both chick-fil-a (which my daughter calls chick-n-play) and cracker barrel…can i get $50 at each?!? ha!

  9. 1214

    says

    I have been blogging for four years now. My first blog was a medical blog after being diagnosed with cancer and a rare disorder. Then a blog was just someplace to keep track of things. Shortly thereafter I started my Life With Heathens blog and I think that one is three years old now. :)

    I don’t get ALOT of time to read blog but when I do I try to read as many as I can. Such great people out there blogging.

    jocoiner at gmail dot com

  10. 1215

    says

    I don’t blog but I have been reading blogs for about a year now! I love reading other people’s stories. When I have a child I will get a blog for sure!

  11. 1216

    Nancy says

    I don’t have a blog, but I have been reading blogs for about a year. I must confess that I am “hooked” on reading my favorite blogs. Congrats on your Blog Anniversary, and best wishes for many more!

    Nancy
    allibrary [at] aol [dot] com

  12. 1217

    Nancy says

    I just subscribed – thanks for the extra entry!
    I also read your sweet tea recipe and you are right – that last thing you want is for your sweet tea to be bitter! The number of restaurants that make great sweet tea are few and far between! I am glad Cracker Barrel and Chick Fil A can get sweet tea “right”! Happy sweet tea sippin’!

    Nancy
    allibrary [at] aol [dot] com

  13. 1219

    says

    I’ve been blogging since March of 2007 and in that time I have been reconnected with a friend whom I hadn’t seen in 25 years and become dear friends with someone I talk to and pray with over the phone almost every week, sometimes twice a week.

    I would love to win either one!

    Blessings,
    Dori

  14. 1224

    says

    You know how I feel about tea… especially when you make me laugh so hard it shoots out of my nose but that is a topic for another day. Well, maybe not. The way I see it, you owe me some tea sista!

    :)

    you are awesome, girl!

  15. 1227

    says

    I think i’ve been blogging for about 5 years and have reading blogs for about the same amount of time. I love it, it’s a great source of information!

  16. 1229

    says

    I have been blogging for about seven years, and reading blogs for about eight. I have met a lot of great people. I even had a meet-up last week with a blogger from South Africa who was here on vacation.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  17. 1232

    says

    I am a new subscriber. I’m new to blogging and not very good about updating my site. I am in awe of those of you who manage to keep up with it.

  18. 1233

    says

    What a great idea for a giveaway. Being here in GA we are lucky enough to have both of these tasty places close by.

    Thanks for doing this.

    Hugs, Lyndy

  19. 1236

    says

    I started blogging 18 months ago as a way to stay in touch with family and document our adoption journey (which is about to journey straight to CHINA!) I read too many blogs and probably need some prayer about it!

    I think a $100 gift card will come in handy this winter as I adjust to becoming a Mom to 3 :) I will ned the caffeine!

    happy Blogging!!

    sara_mcclintock@yahoo.com

  20. 1237

    says

    I started blogging 18 months ago as a way to stay in touch with family and document our adoption journey (which is about to journey straight to CHINA!) I read too many blogs and probably need some prayer about it!

    I think a $100 gift card will come in handy this winter as I adjust to becoming a Mom to 3 :) I will ned the caffeine!

    happy Blogging!!

    sara_mcclintock@yahoo.com

  21. 1242

    says

    You have a GREAT blog. I have been reading blogs for a least a year now and have my own as well. I have had my blog for eight months now. It just keeps my family updated.

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway. We give Chick-fil-a a lot of business, so I know we could really use a $100 GC there!

    Thanks so much.

    carire_egg(at)yahoo(dot)com

  22. 1243

    Anonymous says

    I’ve been reading blogs for about 6 months now, but haven’t started one of my own yet. Probably should to record all the cute things my 4 year old says, and 1 year old does :)
    Thanks for entering me in the drawing…I love me some Chik Fil A! And the one we go to has a great play area that we love to visit, especially when it’s too cold outside to play at the park :)
    Sarah M.
    smatti78@yahoo.com

  23. 1248

    says

    wow you can enter me, I have been blogging for about 5 months but I am more impressed with your number of comments than the actual give a way! Seriously is the 1250 count right????? That is unbelievable.

    Congrats on your bloggivsary!

  24. 1250

    says

    I’ve only start blogging a few months ago, so I hope I am doing this correctly. This sounds like a great prize and would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for having it!

  25. 1253

    says

    WOW Great giveaway!
    Please throw my name in the hat!

    Is it a little frightening to *see* how many people are reading your blog?

    I have been blogging since…july 2007…was on myspace for awhile but it never really took off for me like this has :) Maybe I’ll be like you when I grow up, ya think?

    kathy
    http://www.handfulofellers.blogspot.com
    eller(at)iloveJesus(dot)net

  26. 1255

    says

    I just started blogging when my daughter was born. I wanted to let my family and friends stay updated. Thanks for the chance to win!

    luv_on(at)hotmail(dot)com

  27. 1256

    says

    WooHoo!! I started blogging August 2008. We have both a chik-fil-A and a Cracker Barrel, across the street from each other. I really do prefer Cracker Barrel. And `Sweet Tea` is my drink of choice. I also added your feed to my reader.
    Thanks,
    Michelle

  28. 1257

    says

    Think I have been reading blogs for about three years. I started my own, added some pics and then got distracted after a couple of entries and was reading others all the time :)
    Im a new subscriber!

  29. 1260

    says

    Great giveaway!

    I’m been blogging almost one year, and reading blogs about three or four months before I started my own.

    I enjoy it, but I still struggle with getting all of my fascinating ideas and opinions and such out of my head and into readable posts!! : )

  30. 1261

    says

    you have now officially been added to my feedburner. I have read you off and on for quite sometime. As of late, I’ve been trying to figure out how I can comendere your blog name for my own. My girlfriends are in agreement that My family has totally won the “We are THAT family” title as of late. Is there some sort of intellectual property law? Or is it based on number of trips to prompt care in a specific time period??

    I’ve been blogging for about 9 months, reading a bit longer. I tend to get lost here and forget to wash my husband’s underwear on occasion!

    Thanks for the great giveaway, congrats on the blogiversary!

  31. 1265

    says

    Well before there was blogs, there was livejournal and diaryland.. so I’ve had some form of online journal for about 8-9 years now.. I’ve been reading them for about as long.

    I’ve never heard of the Crackerbarrel! I just got Chick fil-A here a couple years ago. Delish!

  32. 1266

    says

    I having been blogging for about 2 years plus. I subscribed to your blog too.
    Now all I need is for y’all to ship me some Cracker Barrel or Chik Fil A food up here since there isn’t one of either chain in Fairbanks [or the rest of AK either]. The last Cracker Barrel food we had was driving across country in May 07 to get here!

  33. 1269

    says

    I share in your sweet tea addiction! Cracker Barrel tea…. YUM! I think I’d have to spring a few dollars for a few of their frosted glass sundaes too!

    Awesomest awesome giveaway ever!

    (retta.oliver@gmail.com)

  34. 1271

    says

    Wow!!! Congrats on your blogiversary! I’ve been blogging about 2 years now- and I love it!!!

    Keeping my fingers crossed cause I LOVE sweet tea!!! :)

  35. 1274

    says

    I’ve been blogging for about two months now and I’m becomming completely addicted. It’s more fun that I ever expected it to be.

    Congrats on your blogoversary! I’ve been lurking around your blog and absolutely love the room fairly idea, I may be stealing that one.

    Oh, and I subscribed!

  36. 1280

    says

    I’ve been blogging only for a bit–when my husband deployed i thought it would be a good way to keep him up to date, and then I was hooked! I bet cfa sweet tea wouldnt last a year in this house!

  37. 1285

    says

    whoohoo love cracker barrel and so does my little one. BTW I think MCD’s does good sweet tea.
    I have been blogging about 3 to 4 months and darn it I thought I already subscribed to your feed but I’ve remedied that now. Love the title of your blog as one those families to another hehe.

  38. 1286

    says

    whoohoo love cracker barrel and so does my little one. BTW I think MCD’s does good sweet tea.
    I have been blogging about 3 to 4 months and darn it I thought I already subscribed to your feed but I’ve remedied that now. Love the title of your blog as one those families to another hehe.

  39. 1289

    says

    As a southern girl,sweet tea is consumed daily at my house.Anyway,I have been blogging for about 3 years,first as mommychef and now at the floweringdogwood.I love it…

  40. 1291

    Anonymous says

    No time to blog myself…too busy reading over 70 blogs a day!!!!
    CHIC FIL A….my favorite fast food….
    Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy your blog and to have an entry for your great prize
    Hoping to win!
    Edna R

  41. 1294

    says

    I’m very new to blogging – just a couple of weeks. Mostly reading right now. I ran across yours and love your contest. I am a HUGE sweet tea drinker. And I like my “country” sweet.

    I look forward to reading more of your blog.

  42. 1297

    says

    New subscriber to your blog here! I’ve been blogging on and off for about 3 years and quite seriously for the last 6 months.
    Sweet tea is a personal weakness so I was stoked to hear about this giveaway. Thanks!

  43. 1299

    says

    I have been blogging for about 4 years. Can’t believe it has been that long. Took a little break when my kiddos were born and switched blogs…life became very different after they arrived. :)

    And I am a new subscriber now! Looks like you have a fun blog and looking forward to doing some more exploring. :)

  44. 1300

    amy says

    i just started reading blogs about 3-4 months ago and love love love them…

    my kids love to eat at cracker barrel…im not sure they’d leave with just a glass of sweet tea though lol…i could maybe…lol please please please enter me

    lilhottemomma @ yahoo . com

  45. 1301

    Rachel Smith says

    I have been blogging since July. I love it! All of our family lives far away. It has been a great way to share our days!

    We LOVE Cracker Barrell and sweet tea!

  46. 1308

    says

    We started our blog when we got engaged, so 6 years ago. Began as a wedding website and then turned into being about family life. None of my friends had blog until the last year, or so!

  47. 1309

    says

    Oh my goodness, I love me some sweet tea! And when I moved up here (we’re on the outskirts of Cincinnati) I discovered that although we live on the Kentucky side of the river, people in these here parts do NOT always know what sweet tea is all about – nothin’ worse than asking for some, and having a server say, “We have… um… Nestle Raspberry Tea, I think?” Ugh. No thank you!

    Anyway, the hubs and I recently found the location of the nearest ChickFilA, and I *know* where the Cracker Barrel is – I’d love to have a guaranteed source of GOOD sweet tea for a year! :0)

    Oh, and I’ve been reading blogs for about 4 years, and blogging myself for about 3 (it was shortly before my son was born, and he’s “two uh haff” – as he will proudly tell you).

    michelle (dot) nebel @ gmail (dot) com

  48. 1310

    says

    This is a fun prize! We visit the local Chick Fil A about once a month as it corresponds with our malls “Family Fun Friday” where kids meals are free and the carousel gives free rides.

  49. 1312

    Robeta says

    I am an avid blog reader since my friens started last year, I ten to have too many faves an dmy hubby wonders why I’m on the PC all night

    rhubbert(at)socal.rr.com

  50. 1323

    says

    I’ve been blogging less than a year (I know, I know, welcome to the 21st century), I figured it was an easy way to stay in touch with family and friends spread all over the place.

    I’m a new subscriber to your feed, looks like lots of fun!

  51. 1324

    says

    I’ve been blogging less than a year (I know, I know, welcome to the 21st century), I figured it was an easy way to stay in touch with family and friends spread all over the place.

    I’m a new subscriber to your feed, looks like lots of fun!

  52. 1325

    says

    Wow! you have so many posts! I’m VERY new at all of this (1 week!) I’ve been suscribing to blogs all over. You ladies have so much great stuff to say!
    I’d love to try sweet tea. Thank you!!

  53. 1328

    says

    I would LOVE to win this one! I have been blogging for about 6 months now and reading blogs for much longer. I LOVE sweet tea even though my British husband thinks it’s a gift from the devil! LOL (You know they only drink their tea hot!) Thank you!

  54. 1335

    says

    I’m a new subscriber to your blog. I, myself, have been blogging about 8-9 months.
    Sweet tea is one of my most favorite things! Chic Fil A has some great tea.

  55. 1341

    *~Dani~* says

    I have been blogging off and on since 2006, but more “on” lately. And I have been reading blogs like crazy for the past couple of months. I cannot get enough!

  56. 1342

    DeDe says

    I’ve been blogging since April 2008. My second child was only 6 months old and I wanted to record some of our family memories.

    Love your blog – love the giveaway!

  57. 1343

    DeDe says

    I’ve been blogging since April 2008. My second child was only 6 months old and I wanted to record some of our family memories.

    Love your blog – love the giveaway!

  58. 1345

    Bret says

    I’ve only been blog reading since my wife kept nagging me to look at her blog- maybe a month or so. I love Chic Fil A though so she told me to enter this giveaway.
    wynderbm[at]hotmail[dot]com

  59. 1346

    says

    Ive never been a blogger, but I have been reading them for a few weeks now. Yeah, a newbie.

    I love Chik fil and cracker barrel… and as a southern lady, I must have my tea served sweet

  60. 1347

    says

    I’ve been blogging for 3 years full time and reading blogs hardcore for at least a year. I love to blog! And I love Chick Fil A even more, woot!

  61. 1350

    says

    What a fun blog. I just now found it and am going to add it to my favorites. I’ve just been reading/doing a blog for about 6 months I guess. It is still somewhat new and every day I find another new cool site!!!

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