Hello my lovely readers. Can you believe I just recently celebrated 8 years of blogging!!! That’s an incredibly long time to be talking about one subject but thankfully it happens to be one I’m passionate about so that definitely helps :)
8 years ago my youngest son was only 6 months old and while home on maternity leave with him was looking for something to do
so I wouldn’t have to clean house to pass the time and started reading blogs. I fell in love with them. People sharing their lives and teaching us all sorts of things. I wanted one. So I started this here blog as a hobby and titled it I’m an Organizing Junkie right from the beginning. I’ve been blogging about organization ever since. I had no idea that my wee hobby blog would eventually end up as a business and would allow me the opportunity to become a work at home mom. I’m so very grateful to God for granting me the desire of my heart to be home with my little guy. I also want to thank each of YOU, my many wonderful readers, because none of this would have been possible without all your support over the years. I simply cannot thank you enough.
Probably the thing I’m most proud of and I’ve mentioned this before, is that I don’t constantly get asked the question “how do you do it all”. It means I’ve portrayed myself accurately and honestly here. I’m not superwoman and don’t ever want to give the impression that I am. I think I’ve been successful with that. This blog has followed my journey to simplifying, learning to say NO and letting go of numerous stress inducing extra curricular activities for my kids. Stress can unexpectedly wreck havoc on our lives when we encounter situations that we can’t control, I am certainly not going to contribute to that by inviting it in myself with situations I can control.
So much of the stress we encounter day to day is self induced.
And while some people thrive on stress and chaos (or pretend they do), I am not one of them. I learned I like having margin in my life to just breath and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Life doesn’t have to be as complicated as we make it sometimes that is for sure.
It’s been pretty awesome to share this journey with you and I’ve loved whenever a reader has shared their own journey to organization and simplicity with me. I’ve kept a file in my email account titled “so sweet” with all the lovely emails that readers have sent me over the years sharing the changes they’ve made in their lives based on something I’ve posted here. That is very very cool and it’s definitely what keeps me going with blogging year after year.
PS: If you are new to my blog, welcome. HERE is a great place to start.
8 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway
So in honor of my blog anniversary it’s time for a fun giveaway. These are just a few of my favorite things. And because there is such a wide assortment of goodies I decided to do a video to explain everything that’s included. It’s been so long since I’ve done a video and I actually really enjoy doing videos, but I can’t figure out the whole editing side of things (I use my iPad and the iMovie app on it is limited for editing). So please be kind with me as this entire video was done in one take.
If you can’t see the video above, you can find it here.
Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of what one lucky winner will receive.
To find all the purchase details of the organizing products included in this giveaway, please visit this post HERE.
To enter please complete the Rafflecopter form below (I totally said that wrong in the video by the way). You’ll see that leaving a comment on this post, telling me what type of posts you’d like to see in the future, is the only mandatory option but after that you can do any of the other options as well if you like for bonus entries. Sweet! If you don’t see the form right away, please give it a minute as it is sometimes slow to load. Giveaway open to everyone and will end Thursday, June 12th at 4:00 pm PST. Winner will be selected at random using Rafflecopter. Good luck!