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My Freshly Brewed Life: One Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway - FINAL DAY!

Friday, July 30, 2010

One Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway - FINAL DAY!

My Freshly Brewed Life :: One Year Blog Anniversary and Week of Giveaways
Well, they say that all good things must come to an end.  This has been such a fun party, if I do say so myself.  I have enjoyed getting to know all of you better through your answers to my Questions of the Day.  I really hope you will all come back and browse through the comments.  There are some fun and uplifting answers there.

To answer yesterday's question myself on the story behind my blog name. I initially started blogging in March of 2009.  However, that blog never really got off the ground.  At first, I thought that God was calling me to be your typical mommy blogger, writing about the day-to-day joys and struggles with my children and giving advice to other moms because, well, after all, I've had four children and I know it all, right?  Wrong!  Initially, I chose the blog title "Moments for Moms", because all of you know that us moms only have moments to spare, right?  But I quickly realized that by not being home with my children all day (due to working full time) and the fact that I did not know how to take a great picture, that it would be almost impossible for me to keep my blog interesting if I were to blog about the typical mommy things. And besides, two of my kids were teens and most of the moms I followed still had kids in diapers. I quickly began to realize I was no expert at this "mommy blogging" thing.

So as I was going back and forth about what the focus of my blog should be, and deciding whether to use Word Press, Square Space or Type Pad, I began to search for blogs on blogger.  Blogger appealed to me because it was free.  I found some amazing and encouraging blogs.  These woman were all moms, from all walks of life, moms of infants, older children, teens and empty nesters.  What I found were moms who blogged about their children, but also about other things.  So I began to pray and ask the Lord to give me a new title for my blog.  As I prayed, I felt that He was calling my blog to be more of a devotional blog, to share inspiration from His Word and my journey in life.  Because I love coffee, I wanted to somehow incorporate that, but didn't really want a blog design with coffee cups, or the word coffee in the title.  I remembered a Bible Study that I had done a few years back entitled "Fresh Brewed Life".  That title hit me like a ton of bricks.  I wanted to own my domain name, but when I typed that into my domain name search, it was already taken, so I played around with the wording and finally came up with "My Freshly Brewed Life".  I love it because it really allows me to blog about anything and everything and I don't feel limited or that the title of my blog doesn't fit with what I am writing about. I believe it's a title that will stay with me for however long this journey takes me.

Whew, that was long!  So that's my blog story!

And now, for the Question of the Day (and the final question in my beloved blog party):

If time, money or circumstances were of no concern,
what is one thing you would love to do?

Well my lovely followers, this party is coming to a close.  Remember, all comments must be posted by 10:00pm TONIGHT in order to get in on the drawings.  I will be using Random.Org to pick the winners.  I will first draw the numbers of the prizes listed in my original post to pick the order in which they will be given away.  Then, I will use Random Number Generator to pick one winner for each day, for a total of 5 prizes.

I can't wait to reveal the winners, as well as my secret love gift for all of you, should you choose to receive it, on Saturday.

Until tomorrow!

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