Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Anniversary Giveaway

*Edited to add that after reading a few comments I have placed a different background up... Let me know what you think*


Friday March 13th is my wedding anniversary.... I asked DH what he wanted and he told me I didn't have to get anything for him this year since I out did myself last year... So, instead all I have to do is tell him what I would have gotten him... Which I can't post yet since he does read this....

Thus, I have decided that someone should get a little something from me; so I'm having a giveaway... AHH I see I have your attention now... Just what could I be giving away and what do you have to do to get it.....

Well, I just so happen to have a fifty dollar Target gift card that is ready to be spent... The catch is you need to help me out a little... See it has been a long time since I had a blog... My last blog was before blogging was so popular and thus things have changed in the blogging world...

So, my readers look around and tell me what you think.... Give me advice on what things you would like to see... or what you think I should change.... Should I post more pictures? Do reviews? Change the layout? Font? etc... Anything that you think would be interesting to read or look at just let me know... That's all... A few minutes of your time and one of you will be filling up your Target cart with fifty dollars of goodies....

Win It: Fifty Dollar Target GC

How to Enter:

1. Look around the site and then post a comment with advice on what to add, change, what you want to see, etc... (please remember to post an email address if you don't have a blog or if your profile doesn't show it)

Additional Entries (after you complete the first mandatory entry)

2. Wish us a Happy Anniversary

3. Follow the Wee Shenanigans blog

4. Blog about the giveaway and link back to this post and leave the URL to your post in the comment. (I would love all the extra advice I can get)

That's a possible four entries to win a Fifty Dollar Target GC.... You don't have to do all four and you don't have to have a blog to win...

This giveaway will end March 17th at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen at random...

I will email the winner and post their name on the site.. If the winner does not contact me within two days I will pick another winner...

415 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! :)

    I like your site the colors are easy on the eyes. I think some reviews would be nice and a few more pictures to liven it up.

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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  2. I have to disagree with the first poster, as I like much brighter happier colors. They draw me in, so more color! cdziuba@aol.com

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  3. Happy Anniversary!!! cdziuba@aol.com

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  4. I love your photos-amazing. Did you do your header composite yourself?
    Keep posting those great pix.

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  5. Allow me to wish you a wonderful anniversary!


    southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. And I am following!
    Thanks for this generous giveaway.

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  7. i like your site the colors are good for my eyes and I find what I am looking for.

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  8. just looked around on ur site, and have to say i justed loved it. i think u should keep everything as it is. what a great job. just wondering if ur a writer, as i enjoy reading ur blog posts so much. thanks for the giveaway & the chance to take my mind off of everyday problems, can't wait to come back & see whats new.

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  9. aes3646@yahoo.comMarch 10, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Happy Anniversary! Cute site!

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  10. I like your blog. Your photo's are beautiful. I can't tell you what to change, I'm just not that creative. Thanks for the giveaway

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  11. I love your banner! My only suggestion is to add a subscribe by email box along the right or lefthand side... I looked all over for it before finding a little link under the post comment box. Thanks. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. Happy Anniversary!! Here's to many more years together! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  13. Brighten up the colors, make it brilliant and thriving with life. It's a little too bland at the moment. But the pictures are amazing. Ty for the chance to win.

    Listeningbutdeaf@hotmail.com

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  14. Happy Anniversary! I love your blog!

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  15. I also agree with brighter colors and more photos. Your header photo is cute and eyecatching!

    firstrosegrrl@Yahoo.com

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  16. Happy Anniversary and many more to you!

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  17. You seem to want an Irish theme for your blog, so I would suggest looking up a variety of Irish pictures that may inspire you to use a different design. Of course, make sure things don't clash. You want the design to flow and be easy on the eyes. Good luck with your blog!

    lilnamekangelivy[at]aol[dot]com

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  18. Also, Happy Anniversay~! :D


    lilnamekangelivy[at]aol[dot]com

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  19. I was thinking maybe more color. I love reviews so that would be great and pictures. I wish I could come up with better ideas but as you can see my blog is rather simple.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  20. Don't change a thing - just to try and please me.

    Happy Anniversary Baby.

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  21. I love your blog. I really love the photo's and the background colors are very friendly to the eye. I like that everything is organized and not busy looking.

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  22. pleasing site colors, great photos, and happy happy happy anniversary

    zedthewizard at gmail dot com

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  23. I like the colors and the photos. I'd never be able to make a site myself, so I'm impressed.

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  24. A very happy anniversary! Luv your site.

    swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  25. I love your blog. The colors make it an easy read and your pictures are great. I am no expert on blogs so I am not sure what you could change to make it better :) Thanks for the chance to win!

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  26. happy anniversary

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  27. Welcome back to blogging! I like your colors and everything is easy to see. I do like more pictures- especially the kiddos! Too cute! Thanks for the chance to win!
    I have a giveaway too!

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  28. And a Happy Anniversray to you both and many more to come!

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  29. I'm following you...by the way, your Mom sent me over to visit!
    hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

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  30. So far it is nice and clean as blogs go, but what I am missing is what your focus will be....family? relationships? I am not sure with how it exists now. Otherwise I like the layout, the font, and the background.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  31. I blogged here:
    http://dun4fun-hondaray6.blogspot.com/

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  32. Happy Anniversary to you! Did you know it's mandatory to play the Flintstones Happy Anniversary Song on your special day? ;o) Here's a link for your listening & viewing pleasure:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knp9-GY6fHE
    Enjoy your celebration!

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  33. Happy Anniversary. I'm not a blogger, so I don't think I should give you advice. I love your site. Just be sure to make it interesting so everyone wants to have a look.
    asheffi659@aol.com

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  34. happy anniversary!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  35. Easy to get around. Keep up to date with things and Happy Anniversary.

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  36. i think the font is sorta skinny and light.

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  37. I like your pictures and would love to see more.

    choouse@gmail.com

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  38. Happy anniversary!!

    choouse@gmail.com

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  39. Don't change the design - it's easy on the eyes. I can't stand trying to read a cluttered blog with lots of flashing stuff and a tiny typeface on a dark background!

    Happy Anniversary!

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  40. spice up the color please your good but this would be more appealing mverno@roadrunner.com

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  41. I really like your site. 2 things that stand out-the load time is really fast. Some blogs have so much information that it takes minutes to load. Second, I really like the about you in the top right, it's good to have some information about your background.
    Thanks for the chance!
    rocky_mountain_brown@hotmail.com

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  42. Also-Happy anniversary!
    rocky_mountain_brown@hotmail.com

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  43. I like that its easy to use and the layout is great.

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  44. I love the inmate shirt on the top of your page! thanks for the giveaway :)

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  45. While color is great, less busy is more inviting and less nauseating. I think giveaways are a GREAT start. More about you and your interests and review of products, discussion of things that matter to you or your readers and generally more places where WE can interact with YOU and your bloggers. It's a great start thought, thanks for the contest!

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  46. I could not find any post about your experience training dolphins, I think that would be a interesting post. con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I like that your blog isn't overwhelming. It's easy to read without getting distracted by something on the side.

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  48. I like the photos. Very creative.

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  49. I actually love your site- easy to read, not cluttered..just be yourself- i like blogs that are real and not just about selling something to me- yes i read reviews but not everything is always perfect

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  50. Happy Anniversary....my husband and I celebrated the end of last month and I made a lobster adventure out of it but it was fun

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  51. Happy Anniversary!!! What can I change? You are perfect just the way you are.

    charwehrle@yahoo.com

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  52. Happy Anniversary! Love your pics!

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  53. I have found some blogs I like from posts on Twitter. I suggest adding a link to Twitter if you have an account.

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  54. I think you should definitely add some more pictures! I also think that the colors are easy on the eyes! Some bloggers out there have the BRIGHT yellows and greens and It doesn't match at all! CRAZY! Thanks

    hmahan_0529 @ yahoo.com

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  55. and I follow!! Thanks

    hmahan_0529 @ yahoo.com

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  56. Things on your site are easy to read.

    Kathy S.

    katlee724@aol.com

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  57. Happy Anniversary too!

    Kathy S.

    katlee724@aol.com

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  58. I like the background, it is subtle and the colors are easy to read the content in.

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  59. I really love the pictures of your kids and the dog, they are cute and lite hearted. Nice colors, soothing with no blaring ads. I think in these tough economic times some tips on saving money, reviews on new things you've tried (thus saving us money if theyre not that great, etc) would be helpful. Bargain basement leads would be cool too. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  60. Greenhome says, more pictures. The header picture is delightful!


    starr_greenwell AT comcast.net

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  61. Happy Anniversary! Very nice site.

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  62. Happy Anniversary! I like your site as it is easy to look around but I think that you need more color as it needs something to draw more attention to the eyes.Thanks for the chance to win!

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  63. Happy Anniversary!


    patricjames@hotmail.com

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  64. Overall I really enjoyed viewing your blog. The colors are warm, and you have a good writing style. Can't wait to see more postings.

    If I had to nitpick, then I would say that the main banner/header picture is a little too big for my tastes.

    elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

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  65. Happy anniversary. :)


    elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

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  66. Malaika says:

    I like your blog as it is, it´s very readable and clear. I agree that the color scheme is good. The blogs that I end up following the longest are the ones that surprise me with variety of content.

    laikilu@yahoo.com

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  67. Happy Anniversary!!

    laikilu@yahoo.com

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  68. I love the picture at the top, I like the background, also, but I would change either the color of the text or the font of the text. And I say the more pictures the better. I would only do reviews if you want to, but I rarely read reviews.

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  69. I would like to say MORE PICTURES. Kids are always great to see. happy anniversary!

    whitten100 @ yahoo dot com

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  70. Happy (Friday the 13th, I mean) anniversary!! You didn't say how many years. I wish you all the happiness!!

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  71. I like your wit so maybe my advice is more stories -
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  72. Happy Happy Anniversary!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  73. Happy anniversary! I liked checking out your blog ... As far as changes, the ONLY (petty) complaint I have is that I'm not a big fan of brown! So I would change up the coloring. But that's just me personally :) Love the photos and stories.

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  74. Happy Anniversary! Your blog doesn't slow my computer down like others do. So stay away from adding a million buttons to your blog and you'll be fine. A few more personal pictures would help brighten up your site, but other than that its just fine!

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  75. Nice blog! I would say, since you seem to have an Irish theme, maybe add a few more Irish related pics, like a small leprechaun.

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  76. I don't know if I would change much - I like SIMPLE blogs, some people have SO much stuff its hard to read and hurts my eyes --- so I would keep it simple!

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

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  77. happy anniversary!!

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

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  78. I would color code your headlines - if you plan to add reviews and such make them a different color so that when people are browsing your site they can figure out what would catch their interest. Also, I think your font could be a bit hard to read. I would stick with a standard font.

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  79. You need a subscribe by e-mail subscription box for us non-bloggers.

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  80. I'd suggest changing the layout theme and especially that big pic at the top. The kid may be cute, but the dog in a muzzle doesn't do much for me. I hope this is taken constructively... By the way, I do realize my own blog completely sucks. lol.

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  81. Make your header smaller.
    iamtinairock at yahoo dot com

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  82. I like your site - you are using nice soft colors. Like others have said 'easy on the eyes'.

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  83. I would like to see a little larger font. Thanks for asking.
    Laurelei
    laurelei_farley@live.com

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  84. I'm still trying to figure blogs out myself, so I'm not much help, maybe recipes?

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  85. I think some different colors, both in background and in the font. Honestly, it currently looks a bit drab. Play around with some of the formatting that google has for blogs, the brown striped look on the side, just reminds me of a google blog!
    Good luck!

    smithpatty at comcast dot net

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  86. Happy Anniversary!
    Friday the 13th!!


    smithpatty at comcast dot net

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  87. I'd like to wish you a Happy Anniversary!!!

    I also agree that some brighter colors might do some good.

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  88. The photographs are adorable. You have a good eye. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  89. A very happy anniversary to you!

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  90. Wordless Wednesday is such a great idea. Maybe for the other "worded" ones a small related blurb or quote for the casual passerby?

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  91. sweet twould give me a reason tofind a target

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  92. Yikes, I just have no clue on how/ what to change. Everything is clear, great, and to the point. Great use of backround and colors....

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  93. How about adding a music player?

    aikychien@yahoo.com

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  94. I just followed your blog!

    Please visit mine here:
    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com

    aikychien@yahoo.com

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  95. Happy Anniversary. The site is great. A link to organic food products especially for kids would be great.

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  96. Have a great day.

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  97. The site is fine & easy on the eye. Happy Anniversary!

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  98. The fonts and the colors make it very easy on the eyes. Some people like to be dramatic and then it's too annoying to read it. Just leave it as uncluttered as possible to get your point across.

    nopejan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  99. Oh and happy anniversary by the way!

    nopejan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  100. I would like to see pictures of the dogs and your family in the side bar, kind of like mom 2 my six pack has on her site.

    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

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  101. I like your blog but maybe it's time for a new look. My blog has the standard template and I am dying to get a custom one. Brighter colors or pictures might look really good.

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  102. I like the colors and number of photos that you have now. Too many graphics and photos make for slow loading pages on some other blogs. Happy Anniversary!

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  103. i adore your site, more photos would be delightful, also with your background, memories of your animals that you know so well would be welcome and refreshing articles....love the animal population of our planet!! How about a question and answer site? Did you ever work with the Killer Whales? Many good wishes to you, may your kindness and patience follow you always....

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  104. Like the banner and colors- but think the font should be bolder
    Hb5573@aol.com

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  105. I think your font is a little hard to read.

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  106. I think a few more pictures would be nice and maybe adding a brighter color since the background is dark brown and the beige.

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  107. I like the color combination--it is easy to read and doesn't glare. I suspect you will end up with more items on the side bars, but please don't get too cluttered. Many blogs have so many buttons, etc on the side that you can get dizzy looking at them! Pictures are always nice, but I find that I like the ones that are imbedded in a post better than lots of them scattered on the main page. Good luck with your new blogging endeavor.

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  108. Happy anniversary and many more of them.

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  109. I like the "Wordless Wednesdays" your photographs are great. Maybe a theme for other days too?

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  110. Happy Anniversary! How long have you been married?

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  111. Really great site! Happy Anniversary. Thanks for the Chance.

    mogrill@comcast.net

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  112. I like the seasonal photo up top, assume it will change as the weeks go by.

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  113. I would look to see more photos-I really love the header photo!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  114. Happy Anniversary to both of you. Your husband sounds like a sweetie!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  115. I am following your blog!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  116. Happy Anniversary! Your blog looks great to me. Don't see anything I'd change.

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  117. happy anniversary-please post more pics!!

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  118. I think it's nice how you have a matching color scheme, but the top photo for your banner is a little too large. Of course have more giveaways!

    twincere[at]hotmail.com

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  119. I love the colors and the front picture...
    I love pictures! Makes me wish I could take them better! :o )

    I'm not sure I would change anything.....

    hushmouth{at}verizon{dot}net

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  120. And....
    a very HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

    and wishing you many MANY more!
    hushmouth{at}verizon{dot}net

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  121. I love the layout, but would love to see reviews (I always like to read about real mom experiences with products).

    I like that your sense of humor comes through your blogging, and I like the picture on the front page!!

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  122. Happy Anniversary!
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  123. that picture of the little inmates (boys and dog) is hilarious. You seem to have a wonderful sense of humor, just keep posting with that light fun manner and I will enjoy reading.

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  124. Being new to the blogging world, I easily get lost, but EASY CLICK buttons, can get me to follow.
    I enjoyed your writing style, and looking around on your blog.
    One thing I noticed on some blogs, is individuals are posting new stories,photos every day! Regular followers, do not always have time everyday to keep up!
    I think the quality of content, added a few times a month( possibly weekly) keeps followers entertained, without it being a burden to a The Blogger, to keep producing New Stuff.

    Good Luck, and have Fun!

    Retsbar2Go AT Gmail




    The photo of Inmate/Doggie caught my eye, and showed that you have Creative imagination and sense of humor!
    Looking forward to more stories/photos about when you were Training the dolphins/tigers! ( I use to train canines)

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  125. add a list of your fav blogs, such as www.moriahjovan.com

    miztrniceguy@hotmail.com

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  126. Love the site. The less clutter the better. Happy Anniversary. sharonaquilino (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  127. I like your site visual appeal

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  128. Love, love, love the photo. I would suggest a subscriber box to accompany your Followers
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  129. Happy Anniversary!!
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  130. Happy Anniversary!!! Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  131. I would like a picture of your dogs and kids together. I like the font and I'm Irish so I love the words in your heading. Thank you.

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  132. Happy Anniversary. I wish you many more happy years together.

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  133. I love the pictures and would love to see more!

    Happy anniversary, I hope you guys have a long happy marriage!

    What a wonderful contest - thanks for posting!

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  134. I'd love to see more pictures.
    eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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  135. happy anniversary!!
    eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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  136. I am new blogger==so no advice- happy anniversary!!!

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  137. Happy Anniversary!! I'm a hopeless romantic and make a big deal of mine in June. I wish you both all the best life has to offer!! vac924@gmail.com

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  138. I am now a follower too. Thanks! vac924@gmail.com

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  139. Happy Anniversary! I love your site! Not just saying that for the contest either. I am very impressed with all of it.

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  140. I'd like to see a different color. This yellowish color is not something I like. Green would be nice. Other than that, your site is great. And even that really isn't so bad. Happy anniversary!

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  141. Happy Anniversary! Funny intro.

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  142. LOL, cute blog header. That made me laugh. Best of luck with the blog, I like everything. It's a nice clean design and good organization. I'd love to see more products that you review. Happy Anniversary!!!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  143. I follow your blog now also.

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  144. I really enjoy reading kids toys reviews. I would like to see more of that. I really enjoy your blogs though..very personable.

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  145. I like it (but then I'm Irish) Don't overdo the pictures and colors. Not everybody has really fast internet.

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  146. Happy Anniversary - Great Site !!

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  147. Great site. Keep it up. vrday68@charter.net

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  148. i'm following you!

    she
    pookielocks at ymail dot com

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  149. i think you need a blog button so that you can promote your great site!

    she
    pookielocks at ymail dot com

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  150. Have a wonderful anniversary. I hope to find the love of my life someday. Hopefully sooner than later!!

    she
    pookielocks at ymail dot com

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  151. More photos.
    Just a little bit more color.

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  152. Definitely more reviews, always to your benefit. Get Belleek to be your next giveaway sponsor! :-)

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  153. Totally cracking up at your header/banner. Love it! Post more pics like that. LOL

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  154. And...Happy, happy anniversary to you and your hubby! :D

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  155. I'm following now, too! Thanks!

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  156. I do like photos and I also appreciate reviews. I'm not very good at design, so I can't help with that, I'm just happy if I can read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  157. Happy Anniversary! Have fun. :)

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  158. When it all gets going good be sure to have the twitter link and other links easy to find.
    Sometimes to follow someone on twitter it is really hard to find the button.

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  159. May you both have a Happy Anniversary and many more to come!

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  160. Would love to see info on cruelty free products or more contests!

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

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  161. i really like reading reviews of stuff, nice blog:)
    imjessica(at)mail(dot)com

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  162. happy anniversary! ours is also march 13 (5 years)
    imjessica(at)mail(dot)com

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  163. Happy Anniversary--enjoy each and every moment together

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  164. i love th picture on top :0)

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  165. Well...Happy Anniversary! I hope it rocks!

    Your blog is flippin sweet! I can't see any obnoxious things to change on it. I have been to blogs that were painful to look at. This one is just right.
    Tweak it to your liking....I bet we'll approve!

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  166. Love the pictures. Maybe you can add Twitter and subscribe buttons. Otherwise it looks great and it didn't slow down my computer.
    sarab997{at}gmail{dot}com

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  167. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

    sarab997{at}gmail{dot}com

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