Two years ago today, I sat down at my laptop and googled “how do I start a blog?”
And so it began. In fact, it all began with this post. I’ve posted nearly every day since then and have made countless friends, both online and IRL through this medium. To make matters even crazier, in July of 2008 I began my Picture A Day blog in which I feature (you guessed it) one picture a day.
To celebrate my two year anniversary at blogging, I’m offering readers a chance at winning this framed print. The print is 6 X 9, and comes in your choice of frame finish. It will be shipped directly to your home from my pro lab.
Walnut Beaded Frame Gold Accent Frame
Bronze Ornate Frame Black Metal Frame
There are only two rules. I like it when there’s very few rules.
One: Choose the frame you prefer.
Two: Leave me a way to contact you if you win.
That’s it! This contest is open to everyone, regardless of whether or not you are a follower of this blog. One entry per person, please. HOWEVER, if you post about the contest on your blog, you will get not just one but TWO extra entries. The catch is that you have to link back to your post (so I can see it).
I’ll leave this contest up for 48 hours, beginning 9 AM (EST) Saturday, December 26. Winner will be announced Monday, December 28 at around 10 AM (EST). I will use the random integer method at Random.org to determine the winner.
Good luck to all!
Love the print and how it looks in the walnut bead frame.
Great contest- thank you,
It is a lovely photo, and I agree with Mrs Miller.
It looks beautiful in the walnut beaded frame.
Congratulations on 2 years!! I love reading your blog. I like the walnut beaded frame too...
Beautiful photo! I believe it looks great in all frames but maybe the gold the best! Have a wonderful season. Love your blog!
Well, Merry Christmas to us! I'd love to know what made you decide to start a blog the day after Christmas. Anyway, I love the print in the beaded walnut frame, and you can reach me at mmcmillen (at) macnet (dot) com. Thanks!
What a lovely giveaway! Although I love all the frames, I think my favorite for my decor is the black metal. I really like the image (and George's "Got Stick" is pretty cute, too!)
Happy New Year,
What a great giveaway. I like the black metal frame. It goes with this really cool framed photo I have of the Hollywood sign. My uncle was a camerman at Universal and an avid photographer on the weekends. I inherited the photo he took of the Hollywood sign.
Happy Holidays. I took our border collie to the North Shore the last two days for fun and swimming. I'm posting the photos later this week.
Walnut Beaded frame:) Hope your holiday has been a good one! Steven made it home Dec. 23rd:) I got a micro lens for Christmas!!! I'd love it if you share some of your camera advice with me:)
This is a great give-a-way. I truely enjoy reading your blog. I have only been bloging since the November 4, 2009 and have found the lives of many web friends very interesting. Hope you have a wonderful day and will check me out in your spare time at http://2haneyfarms.blogspot.com/.
Happy 2nd year!!! I am so happy that you googled "how to start a blog"!!! We are all fortunate for that!!!
Love the photo in the walnut beaded frame. Good luck to me!
Walnut beaded....and you can just bring it to me next month;)
I adore all of your photography, but this has to be one of my favorites. Ornate bronze frame would be my choice. Our e-mail link is posted on our blog - www.flatcreekfarm.blogspot.com
Congratulations, Kate, on your Blogging Anniversary!! I'm so glad that I found you, probably almost a year ago! -Tammy
Happy Anniversary Kate. Isn't amazing everything that can happen in just 2 years!
Gonna have to go with the walnut frame....
Hugs to you!
I'm so glad I found you recently. I've really been enjoying my visits here. Even your clock is beautiful. *smile*
I would love to display that print in my home! I would choose the Walnut Beaded Frame. I think it suits the image beautifully.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I just love, love, LOVE this photograph. Whenever I look at that steeple I always say to myself, "Who is that masked man?"
The black metal frame is my favorite and WHEN I win, I may be contacted at email@example.com!
Huge congratulations on your 2nd blogversary. You are an asset to Blogger.
I guess it's weird, but I missed you and your blog while you were Christmassing. Nice to have you back.
Congrats on your 2nd year Anniversary !!!
I found you early in my blogging. I so enjoy what you say & your photos.
(I'm not going to enter ... I've already won from you ... lovely gift though)
Happy 2 years!
Actually I think they all look good because I really like the print!
Happy 2nd Blog-a-versary Kate ~ Not sure when I found you but am glad I did. Always enjoy reading your blog. Best of luck in the new year!
As the lucky winner of your recent give away, I'm not going to enter this one. A beautiful prize for some lucky person :)
Ilove the bronze ornate, and the picture of course too...have been admirinig it..
This is one of my favorite pictures of yours. I am not very lucky when it comes to winning, but I shall try.
My grandson, Jake, has chosen the Gold Accent Frame as his favorite so we will go with that and hope it brings me luck.
Congratulations on your blogaversary. Isn't it fun?!
Happy Anniversary Kate! I always enjoy visiting your blog, you live in such a lovely location and George is such a ham! I've posted a link on my blog, and I like the beaded walnut frame the best. If I win your draw you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The word verification for my comment is "redbat" - is it a coincidence that I have red hair?! I think not....
Congratulations Kate! I love coming to read up on you, your husband and of course George. and your photography, well..... you are an inspiration.
I love the gold tone frame that will look great in my master bderoom.
Putting you on my twitter too.
You are my blog idol...:)
I like the walmut beaded frame and you can email me at email@example.com
all kidding aside, you do a great job, and you touch a lot of people, and that is a good thing.
I love all the frames, but I think I like the bronze the best.... great contest. I love your blog. I have never commented before!
Terry in kc... firstname.lastname@example.org
I feel sheepish commenting on the contest, since I rarely comment. But it's not you:) I'm a terrible commenter in general and especially lately.
I love this print though and I like the simple black frame.
Oh, and I love your lighthouse print hanging on my friend's wall (Monica, if you remember). It's fun to go there and know it's from you.
Congrats on your second anniversary and thanks for everything that you share.
Merry Christmas ~Andrea~
PS. I like the rustic look of the gold accent frame and I especially love that photo; I'm glad you didn't listen to your husband on that one. : )
Love your blog and that photo. I like photographs in plain black frames, so that is my choice. You can contact me at originalartstudio.gmail.com
Happy Anniversary! Who would have ever thought, before blogging, that it was possible to make "friends" through writing, taking photos, and comments!
That is a beautiful photo, almost etherial, especially in that walnut beaded frame! :)
I am very glad that I can follow your blog, its so many nice photos. Hope you and your family have a great year in 2010.And I like the walnut beaded frame on the picture.
Greetings from Norway
I like the gold accented frame the best. You can email me at email@example.com if I win.
I love the Walnut Beaded Frame, have many photos in the house with that very frame.
Have enjoyed reading your post this past year.
Thanks for having this wonderful give-away.
a very happy 2 year anniversary. i must say i enjoy your blog very much...it is in my top 5 that i visit when i can. some days i just can't get to reading my favs but, look forward to them when i can.
i love the walnut beaded frame...just lovely.
and as always i can be reached at:
have a wonderful weekend.
I have been admiring this photo ever since you put it up on your blog. I like it best with the gold frame.
Happy Anniversary! Irene
Hi Kate, hope you had a lovely holiday with your family (including the one and only George). Congratulations on two years of posting and may there be many, many more. My favourite is the bronze ornate.
Enjoy the rest of your vacation.
While I think the gold frame looks best with the print, I'd be more likely to hang the black metal on my walls.
Love the photo, BTW.
I would like some of the cookies .. no frame necessary ..
Your photos are beautiful!
I'd love the one with the black metal frame.
I like the bronze frame. Beautiful picture!
I like the walnut bead the best, it really compliments the warm tones of the photo. Cool contest,
Thanks! If by some strange chance I win, you can contact me through my blog:)
WOW, I can't believe you're giving away such a wonderful print. I'd love to win the one in the gold frame.
Walnut Beaded Frame!
Wow! 2 years! I would love to win this in the walnut beaded frame. Thank you for sharing your life and photos with us and of course George!!
Congratulations! I enjoy reading your blog. I prefer the gold accent frame.
2 years-awesome girl!
Walnut Beaded Frame....I'll come and get it!
Beautiful print btw.
Love the print and the walnut beaded frame. :)
I love this print, and the walnut beaded frame. Thanks for sharing a piece of your art with us.
Walnute beaded frame. So sweet of you!
The simple Black Metal Frame speaks to me and shows off your perfect photograph the best.
Would be proud to hang this photo in my home.
The Blue Ridge Gal
I love that picture every time I look at it I wonder when the little bird is going to go inside.
All of the frams are lovely I study them one at a time over and over and I think I like the gold accent one the best it has the warm colors of the print.
~~Love Hugs and Good Thoughts~~
Wow 2 yrs already, where does the time go. hope you and the family had a wonderful christmas and are looking foward to a happy healthy new year. i'm sure you know we had a blast at my house lastnight with the whole gang here,minus the biloxi bunch. oh, yeah i like the walnut too. thanks kate.
Happy Anniversary! I just recently turned over the first year Anniversay at my blog and enjoyed going back to the old posts.
"What sort of diary should I like mine to be? Something loose knit and yet not slovenly, so elastic that it will embrace any thing, solemn, slight or beautiful that comes into my mind. I should like it to resemble some deep old desk, or capacious hold-all, in which one flings a mass of odds and ends without looking them through" -Virginia Woolf
I fancy the beaded walnut frame and I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
I love both of your blogs!
I love the photo and the beaded walnut frame is my favorite.
If Mr. Random picks me, you can give it to me in February, hopefully Presidents Day weekend.
Congratulations on your 2-year milestone, that is quite an accomplishment. I feel honored to have come to know you over this past year or so and look forward to many good times in the year(s) ahead.
You can send it to me in the beaded walnut frame, and I will love it.
I enjoy your blog so much. Hope you post for many more. Thank you.
Congratulations for 2 big years, that is terrific and I hope there are many more. I would be very pleased to hang any of your prints in my home. Love this one and I love it in the Walnut beaded frame.
Congratulations on two years, Kate! I have loved reading your posts and getting to know you. It's a beautiful print, and I love the walnut beaded frame. :)
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
do you know that we go to bed together every night? or, maybe it's i can't go to bed 'til i have read your blog. 2 years is wonderful and so creative. like you photo's. i would pick the gold....like i might win!....email@example.com is me...
thank you for your insight,
'a perceptive observation'.
Just found you recently and have enjoyed your gorgeous photography and funny stories. Congratulations for posting for two years! That's dedication.
The bronze frame is my favorite. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I really enjoy visiting your site,and I love your photos. I think the gold accent frame shows off the picture nicely. email@example.com
I realy enjoy reading your blog and looking at your "picture a day". I wish I could take such beautiful pictures! I like the Gold Accent frame the best. firstname.lastname@example.org
Great giveaway! The Walnut Beaded Frame is my favorite.
Lovely print! I like it in the black metal frame. And I do mean LIKE it! :)
Oh how wonderful it would be to have a print of yours and framed and well...that would be a perfect gift to my birthday next week. Don't wanna have a preference or anything...":-)))
I love the gold accent frame the best.
Hope you have lots of entries.
Walnut beaded is my favorite!
congratulations on your anniversary!
I love the walnut frame my email is email@example.com
I like the gold frame or the skinny black metal one. The photo is just stunning. Simple, yet those hills just suck me right in. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Kate, I would be so excited to have one of your photos. Thank you for the giveaway and for maintaining a blog each day for 2 years. I have just recently found your blog and love it! I also love your place in the country. I think the picture looks good in all frames but I like the gold accent frame because of its simplicity.
I love the black metal frame, very sleek and I love the photo. email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the contest.
I love the black metal frame. I know just where I can put this...
Love your blog, read it every day
Sorry I had to redo the comment do to sticking keys - LOL I enjoyed seeing your pictures. I'm not a professional photographer but I do enjoy taking them. I think the photo you took looks best in the black /metal frame - your work stands out with it. I'll post on my blog - hope you can visit.
Congrats Kate. Love the black frame.
Love your blog, Kate! Congrats on TWO years of blogging, and Merry Christmas to you as well! I love the gold accent frame......
Love the walnut beaded frame. I've enjoyed your blog thanks to Minna Dyer.
I like the Bronze Ornate Frame and I can be reached at email@example.com
Happy Blogaversary! The walnut would look best with my furniture. Thanks for blogging; you are one of my faves.
Congrats on 2 years. I love the walnut frame.
Lisa @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations on 2years of blogging Just love your blog. I love the bronze frame :-)
Keep having fun
Enjoy both your blogs alot. I would choose the Walnut Beaded Frame email@example.com
Here's to many more years of your wonderful blog!
I love the photo in walnut, though it is a tough choice!
tunegirl at windstream dot net
Walnut beaded frame
What a great giveaway. Congrats on your second year of blogging anniversary. WOW!
That is one of my most favorite shots of yours. And I love the bronze ornate frame. But that photo would look good in anything.
What a wonderful photo you're giving away! I'd love to see it hanging in the Walnut Beaded frame, right next to the computer in my den... wouldn't that be lovely?
I've also told all my followers to check this out at http://4thislife.blogspot.com/2009/12/belated-christmas-wishes.html
I like the gold accent frame!
Beautiful photo. Made even more beautiful by the bronze ornate frame.
Congratulations on your blogging anniversary! I "found" you about 2 months ago and really enjoy your blog (and George)!
I love the print, it's so soothing. Walnut bead frame, please.
Hi Kate, you know how to get in touch with me and if I was so lucky as to win, I'd probably choose the gold frame as it would probably go best with my log home..
Want to take a moment to wish you and yours the very best in 2010. Hope you have a great year!! Hugs from Norway and my gang sends licks to George..
I love everything about your blog Kate....the photos, your everyday life, and of course, George!
I do like the black metal frame. Have a great day Kate.
Beautiful photo in walnut frame!
Congrats on your 2yrs anniversary. THat is quite an accomplishment! I love your blog and your recipes!
Congratulations on 2 years. I don't think I've ever seen so many comments on a post before. All of your frame choices are great but the Walnut Beaded Frame is really beautiful.
Good Luck to everyone. Happy New Year!
Love the pic in walnut beaded frame. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Love it, especially in the walnut bead frame. Looks like there's LOTS of competition.
Congrats on 2years! I visit your blog often! Just don't always have time to leave comments as much as i would like! Hope you are having a nice Holiday Season! My fav is the pic in the Walnut Beaded Frame! Thanks for the contest!
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A beautiful picture. I'd like the walnut frame.
I found your blog through a friend of a friend. I love your work! I'd have to say that with the particular photo you've chosen the "gold accent" frame looks the best. I like how it brings out the golden tones of the picture itself.
email address is:
I LOVE YOUR WORK AND THIS ONE TOO. IF I WON, I WOULD LIKE YOU TO CHOOSE THE FRAME THAT YOU THINK LOOKS BEST WITH THE PHOTO! :D
Love the photo and the walnut beaded frame. I already have one print of yours, would love to have a second. ;0)
You know where to find me ;0)
Lovely blog! I do enjoy the gold accent frame the best....firstname.lastname@example.org
love the black metal frame - it's how I frame mine.
congrats on 2 years!!! :)
It appears to me the black metal frame accents the beautiful photo much better than the other frames.
I have to say that I really like the ornate bronze frame. I do enjoy your blog and am in love with George. I hope you will post more about photography tips. You have a great eye.
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