So, I didn’t actually intend to stay disconnected from the blogiverse for the past two weeks, but I’m not sorry I did it, either.
I logged into Bloglovin on Saturday afternoon and found nearly 400 unread posts.
And I promptly began to mark “read” on a bunch of year-end recaps and Christmas recaps and New Years recaps and New Years Resolutions and etc, etc, etc. Without actually reading them.
And I don’t even feel bad about it.
Okay, maybe I feel a little bit bad. But I did read at least half of all those posts, so I feel like it’s all good.
There’s a lot going on this week, now that we’re getting back into the swing of things. For those of you who have been wondering, tomorrow is the day I’ll FINALLY be announcing the Blog Award winners! Sorry about the delay!
Also, Miss Angie from My So-Called Chaos and Kenzie at Chasing My Extraordinary are launching a new year-long project called the 12X30 Challenge and I’m so excited to participate. Each month has a different theme. January’s theme is “Loving Yourself.”
Which means, for the month of January, I’m going to be focusing on taking better care of myself physically, emotionally, spiritually. The goals I set for January (which we’ll be talking about this Thursday) are going to be focused on this theme. I’m pretty excited about this. I’m going to make 2015 my best year yet.
And. For the past several Mondays, we’ve been reviewing 2014, three months at a time. And we had one heck of a giveaway going on. So we wanted to take some time to thank our sponsors and announce the winners.
Emmymom wrote this post. Enjoy! And congratulations to the winners!
The 5th Annual Review Extravaganza is now officially over!
First I would like to thank my co-hosts for all of their work, for recapping with me and helping share the word about this review. I also want to thank all of you who linked up. It has been so wonderful meeting new bloggers. I also have loved seeing the responses and seeing how by recapping and looking at the year as a whole has helped many realize that with time, things do change and can get better.
First a Big Thanks to all the hosts! Make sure you are following these ladies if you already aren’t.
From Top to Bottom-Left to Right:(Click on the names below to get to their blogs)
And now a huge shoutout to the wonderful sponsors! Thank you so much for donating and being part of this yearly Review, it truly means so much to me!
The Sponsors and Prizes
Power of Mom’s- MOM Organizational System
Little Blessings by Brenda Gift Coupon
Little Blessings in Brenda specializes in hand-made children’s clothes. The winner will receive $75 in credit to Brenda’s store. She has some super adorable Frozen clothes that any little girl would love!
Special: Customers of Brenda’s – spend $100.00 in a 6 months time period you can pick out a free embroidered T-shirt of any child size (newborn to size 12) of their choice. Or when they spend $150.00 in a 6 months time period they will receive $20.00 off their next order.
Printcess: 4 Hand-made Cruelty Free Eye Shadows
Printcess offers handmade, cruelty-free mineral eye shadow that’s inspired by novels. The winner will receive 4 handmade, cruelty-free mineral eye shadows of the winner’s choice, from Printcess.
Centime $50 Gift Voucher
Centime Gift- Old-school values are our motto. We create timeless and universally appealing design, yet each gift is handmade and personal. We refuse to believe that a budget should limit your imagination. The winner will receive a $50 gift voucher for an item of their choice.
Retro-Style Hand-made Apron by Kaleidoscope of Colors
Tiny Wish Creations-Multiple Prizes
Custom Birthstone Necklace and Custom Birthstone Bracelet
Custom Painted Wine Glass
Runner Up Prize
Tiny Wish Creations features hand painted, heat cured glassware and jewelry. Each piece of painted glassware is created for the buyer, and is custom made. The Grand-prize winner will revive a custom birth stone necklace and bracelet. The Runner-up winner will receive a custom painted wine-glass.
Jamberry Nail Wrap and Application Kit
Gone are the days of nails that chip and flake after a few days! Jamberry nail wraps arm you with style and confidence while demanding very little of your time or money. The winner will receive a nail wrap and application kit. Mary a blogger and Jamberry consultant is donating this gift.
Matte Black Tassel Bracelet from Early August
Hand-made Clutch from Oyeta
Variety of Best Selling Books- from Midlife Guru
Caryn, blogger at the Mid-Life Guru, is an authentic and trusted mid-life voice sharing her wisdom gained over the years. She is an avid reader and school board member and is sharing some of her favorite kid and young adult books.
The prize is three Children’s and one Young Adult book all best sellers that are sure to be treasured by the children and young adults in your life. Perfect for holiday gift giving or sharing memorable moments.
Shaggy Loops Bracelet from Shadow Rogue Original
Heather of Shadow Rogue makes hand-made jewelry with enchanting chain-mail designs with a modern twist. This 7-inch designer bracelet would add an awesome pop of color to your outfit.
$25 Visa Gift Card from Emily Kathryn Photography
$20 Value Total
Gold Necklace with Elephant Pendant from Made in Neverland
Kenzie of Hello Neverland is donating a Gold necklace with a sweet mini elephant pendent on an 18-inch chain. Would make a perfect gift!
This personalized customized photo tile charm bracelet would make a wonderful gift! This bracelet requires four photos from the winner that become part of the scrabble tiles under a polished coating. It also includes four theme charms along with four birthstone beads of the winner’s choice.
Runner- Up Prize
These cute winter aprons are just a sample of the cute aprons that “Grandma” makes as part of her hand-made shop. Perfect to keep your clothes clean of spills and stains and look great in the process.
Find Handmade by Grandma on: Facebook
Jamberry Nail Set
And now what you have all been waiting for…… (feel like I need a drum roll.)
The Grand Prize winner of the 2014 Review Extravaganza is…..
Tabitha of A Hundred Tiny Wishes
The runner up is……
Teh Megan of Can I Decide Another Day
Congrats ladies!! And thank you so much for all who have entered and recapped with us.