Friday, March 13, 2009

Quiz

Today is:
A) The second Friday the 13th this year.
B) The day I officially gave up on the bedspread we bought last spring.
C) My three year blogaversary.
D) All of the above.

Did you answer D? That is correct!

A) It's Friday the 13th...again! I was really hoping I wouldn't give birth to Annabeth on Friday, February 13th. Praise the Lord - for so many reasons - that I didn't even get close! Not that I think it would have truly been ominous, but I wouldn't have wanted to tell her she was born on that day. Just like I wouldn't have wanted to tell her that I went into labor at Monster Jam. Can you imagine?

B) We've had this bedding since last spring.


It's neat and all, but it's a duvet and the comforter is always bunched up on one side. Usually one of us is sweating at night and the other one is cold. Is there some kind of trick to this that I don't know about? Also, the color, which is somewhere between blue and gray, is not really us. In almost a year, I've not hung one thing on the walls, bought one decorative accessory, or made any progress on finding new curtains. So we have this rain colored bedspread with red drapes. Red drapes that do not match. Red, unmatching drapes that are so long that it will cost more to replace them than to replace the bedspread. So this morning I made the bold announcement to Curtis that I would be spending my Christmas gift cards to Pottery Barn on new bedding. He was pumped. I was shocked. Now I have something else to amuse me online besides reading blogs and trying to type emails with one finger while I nurse the baby.

C) Happy blogaversary to me! I started this blog on March 13, 2006, with the announcement of Jackson's grand entrance. I've loved having this outlet to record everything from my children's births and milestones to where I've just eaten or shopped. I enjoy writing for writing's sake (although most of my posts don't deserve to be called writing) but it definitely would not be as fun without you! Thanks for reading and thanks for all the encouraging, supportive, and fun comments.

To celebrate my blog's third birthday and the readers who have blessed me so much along the way, I'm doing my first real giveaway! I'm giving away one $50 gift certificate to Tiny Prints, which is my favorite web site for ordering stationery. They have baby announcements, Christmas cards, and all kinds of fun invitations. It makes me all kinds of happy to have a reason to order something from Tiny Prints, so I'm excited to do this little giveaway.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post and make sure I have a way to get in touch with you. There's no need to post anything on your blog about it. I'm not looking for new readers as much as I want to tell you how much I appreciate you. I will do the drawing on *Sunday evening and announce the winner then. I wish I could give away more than one gift certificate, but when I told the Hubs that I was doing this giveaway, he suggested I just give away some advice. So here's your advice: don't ask your hubby what he thinks about giving something away to The Invisible Internet Peeps.

*Originally I put Monday, but that's because I thought today was Saturday. Ironic, isn't it, since I just talked about it being Friday the 13th? I need more sleep!

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Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Amanda,

I have read your blog from the beginning and you have your Mom's gift of writing.

You have made me laugh so many days.

Your kids are too cute.

Teresa

Rachel said...

Congrats on 3 years of blogging! I love when google reader tells me that you've written again.

Rachel
http://lipseyfamilyblog.blogspot.com

Lindsey said...

I always enjoy your blog; you have a great gift with words!

Karen said...

Pick Me! Love reading your blog. Have a great weekend.

Blessings,
Karen

Gennae Heer said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!

Stephanie said...

Happy 3 years in blog land! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog and hearing about your tales of motherhood :) Have fun ordering new bedding...I consider myself a bedding addict. It's shameless how often I want to change our bedding for something new!! Fortunately, our budget keeps me from do that. But a girl can dream right?? Have a great weekend. Wishing I was with your Mom at the Minister's wives event, but happy to waiting at home for this baby :)

Kelli said...

You have been such a blessing to me through your words since I found your blog 2 and a half years ago! Thank you! :)

PS - WOOHOO on new PB bedding!

Liz said...

I have been reading your blog for about a month, I went back and caught up on your life! Hope you find some cute bedding!!


http://lizandderek.blogspot.com

Mocha with Linda said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! I enjoy the peek at your life!

Tasha said...

Oh my goodness!I can't beleive I am the third one to comment.Congratulations on your 3 year blog anniversary.I have tried and failed multiple times to maintain my blog so I really admire you!

TCKK said...

Happy 3rd blogaversary!!!

Liz said...

I have been reading your blog for a few months, I have enjoyed it!! I am sure the 3 years have just flown by!

www.lizandderek.blogspot.com

jennyhope said...

So funny on the last line. Girl I so had a duvet and it was crazy just like that. I had to shake that thing out every day to get the humps out of it. I have moved on! I found a comforter that is so pretty that came with everything for 36 dollars. It was $295. I love when JC Penney marks their stuff down.

Kelly said...

Curtis makes me laugh with that last comment!
I'm glad I'm not the only one reading blogs and typing one handed e-mails (that makes me so frustrated that I end up giving up mostly) in the middle of the night while I nurse. :-)

Boonies in the Boonies said...

Hey Amanda!
I've been so encouraged by your blog! Love Love Love it!!

theboonefam.blogspot.com

Rebekah Boone
Bryant, AR

Scott and Mary Jo Smith said...

Thanks for the giveaway! We had the same problem with our duvet - shifting around inside the duvet cover. If you turn the whole thing inside out (yuck, I know!) and safety pin each corner of your duvet to the duvet cover, it'll stay put. Although since you're getting new PB bedding (yeah!), you won't have to worry about the shifty duvet anymore. :)

Mary Jo
http://scottandmaryjosmith.blogspot.com

HisTreasuredPossession said...

giveaways are so fun! And you are sweet to do one with your life full as it is now. Happy shopping for new bedding. I've been looking at my PB bedding that I bought as a newly wed almost 8 years ago and desparately desire to switch it up. I hoping maybe this fall...in our new house...? We'll see!

So happy for (D) to be the answer to the question! Have a restful weekend! (oh, and I too love to be able to record things through blogging...you're a much better writer than you give yourself credit for! runs in the family?)

Bo and Katie Kitchen said...

Hey Amanda,
I sure do enjoy the blog...such encouragement for us on the road of motherhood as well as womanhood. I am hoping to win the gift card so I can use it to win some wonderful thank you cards. A wonderful neighbor went out of her way to help me today, I had locked my daughter in the car! She stayed with me the entire time, even when the cops came and unlocked the car. My daughter was fine, she thought it was funny, and the lady (really an angel) was so sweet. She never judged me, just helped and laughed with me after it was over. So, I would love to write her a sweet hand written note, and tiny prints has such sweet stuff! My email address is katct@hotmail.com...thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

Katie

Sarah said...

Amanda - I love your blog and smiled at all the things you shared today. :) Thanks! Hmmm, I was going to say something else, but can't think what it was. As soon as I hit "publish" it will come to me... Thanks for a fun giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend!

sej said...

I love reading your blog, Amanda--Happy blogaversary!

Sarah

Alana said...

I have realy enjoyed reading your blog and reallky appreciate the great advice over the last few months! Congrats on 3 years!

Makila said...

Good luck finding new bedding! It's so hard!

Kendra White said...

you are too cute... I was confident that our son would not be born on Friday the 13th (Oct. 2006) or Halloween... I was also confident the birth control pill was effective! John Hunter was born on Friday, October 13, 2006! He is proof that God is ALWAYS in control!

Mary said...

How exciting that you get to pick out new bedding! And that you have gift cards ready to do it with...I'm envious. We actually used Tiny Prints for our Christmas cards this year for the first time and they turned out great :)

every simple day said...

Happy 2nd Friday the 13th of 2009.
Happy Declaration of New Bedding.
Happy blog-a-versary.

I ♥ the advice at the end. So funny, those guys and the invisible internet peeps.

I think I started reading your blog just about the time you announced you were preggers...you had a picture of that willow tree figurine...

Sorry about the rain-colored duvet...

Holly said...

OH! I would love to win these for Christmas cards!! I have already been praying about Christmas cards this year. Is that normal?

Also, I am so happy about your bed spread change! I know it will add inspiration and joy to your heart, Amanda. Praying that you find just the right one.

Love and prayers for you,
Holly

Jenifer said...

Happy blogaversary! I love dropping by here and peeking into your life. I always leave with an uplifted heart- you make me smile! thanks so much!

Blessings,
Jenifer

www.byhisgraceministry.blogspot.com

Jerry, Lauren, Kaylee, and one more! said...

I love reading your blog. I have read for a while. Jackson and my Kaylee are close in age (like 3 weeks off) and I am expecting a little boy this summer. It's neat to see you have 2 opposite sexes too.

sally said...

I have loved reading the blog. Your Jackson so reminds me of my firstborn son, Timothy. He just moved out yesterday to his own first home (He's 20) I miss him tonight but am so excited for him. I never got the girl but rejoice with you over yours.

ruffersocr@sbcglobal.net

Emma, Georgia, Erica & Daniel said...

I love your blog and am so excited to read about your new growing family..I am a friend of Ally W. our kids are close in age.. anyways, I would love a GC! ericalisti@hotmail.com
My mom was also so excited to read your blog..especially once she knew the connection with your mom..she is a huge fan!

The Oakes said...

I hardly ever comment, but I do read every post. I have a three yr. old son and a 1 yr. old daughter so your posts usually hit me right where I'm at. Thanks for letting those of us that don't know your personally still be ministered to by your writing.

Teresa said...

Happy 3 year blogging day!! :) I am always tickled when I see a new post. Thanks for lightening my day and sharing yours!! :)

Alyssa said...

there is a trick to the duvet problem!! stitch a piece of ribbon inside the corner of the duvet & then another one on the corner of the comforter. then you just tie them together. you can still undo when you need to wash!!

Sarah said...

Love your blog and would LOVE to win!

Tracey said...

i love your blog!

Jenna said...

Happy Blogaversary! So exciting!! Thank YOU for all your awesome posts these past 3 years!

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

How fun! Happy blog anniversary!

Christie said...

Thanks for the opportunity. I enjoy your blog a great deal!
www.smilingattomorrow.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Congratulations on 3 years of blogging!! I love to ready your blog and see pictures of your beautiful children.

Your Mom rocked the house tonight for us Minister's Wives. We appreciate your family sharing her with us for this special weekend.

Angie said...

Amanda, my life is blessed by daily doses of Baby Bangs! It's so fun following the adventure of another mom who loves Jesus. Here's to another three years! Love!

The McGraths said...

So will 'blogaversary' be this year's new entry into Webster's? :)

Happy Blogaversary!

~Amy

M. Serna said...

I've been reading your blog for awhile. Got here through a friend of a friend of a friend or something like that... or maybe Google Reader just suggested you as a blog I'd like... dont remember. Anyhow, really have enjoyed reading, even as a stranger. :) Meg

Patty said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! Your blog is so much fun and I love your humor!

I started my personal blog after you started the LPM blog. :)

Have a great weekend!

stephanie said...

I love your blog. I have been a blog stalker of yours for several months now. Happy 3 yr. anniversary!!!!

Ann said...

Amanda I always get a laugh out of reading your posts! Thanks for offering such a great giveaway for your 3rd blogversity!

Yoli said...

Happy Blogaversary!! I love reading your blog. I can't believe you haven't bought one thing for your new bedroom! Have fun picking something new out!

yodan@grandecom.net

Toknowhim said...

I found your blog in 2007, and have enjoyed it ever since... Blessings Amanda, and please enter me in your giveaway :)

Thanks, Kim

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

great post :) & happy 3 year blogging anniversary.

p.s. i love giveaways

Emily Doss said...

Got to see your mom tonight at the Pastor's Wives Conference in Nashville. What a blessing!
~Emily

Carley said...

I love reading your blog. I'm 8 months pregnant, just started my first blog, and am married to a youth Pastor so I feel like I can relate to you in many ways. Thanks for the encouragement and for keeping it "real". Enjoy shopping for your new bed spread!

TXSkipper said...

Amanda,

I appreciate the honesty with which you share about all of life - serious, not as serious, and the down-right comical. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

My 3 year blogaversary is Sunday!

Kaci

MTW said...

Amanda,

Happy Blogaversary (is that how it is spelled???)! Anyway, thanks for sharing your life with all of the Invisible Internet Peeps.

Mollie in Georgia
mollietwilson@hotmail.com

Landon Andrew said...

Yeah Amanda! I can't wait to see your new bedding!! I have loved seeing your life through your blog.

Amy said...

Happy Blogaversary!
I am right where you are regarding our master bedroom. Can't wait to see what you pick!
Amy

MamaBear said...

Happy Blogoversary! Love stopping by to see what's going on in your world!

Sheryl

MEW said...

I have only been reading your blog for about two months, but I am really enjoying it. I am expecting my first baby in May and have enjoyed reading back through some of your older posts and through the newest ones with your new addition!

Erin said...

Is family still eligible?? :)

And how exciting that you get to do some online shopping!

Deedra said...

I love reading your blog, and like you, usually am typing one handed! I also LOVE Tiny Prints and have been checking out their selection a lot lately since my little girl will be 1 on April 2, and will of course need the girliest of party invitations! I hope I win!!

Happy Blogoversary! Here's to many more!

R said...

yay! i could use a gift certificate for the baby announcements we'll need come early May!

Mary - Joy Filled Living said...

Amanda you're a bloggin' blessing!

And as for that slipping, sliding duvet cover, I just use those giant safety pins and pin it in place. But you may want to take the advice of the person who suggested the ties. If one of those safety pins comes undone in the middle of the night you'll think a giant spider is attacking your foot. Just saying.

lavonda said...

Happy Blogaversary! :)

I too had my duvet cover days.
ugh.
I even safety pinned them in place from the inside I got so tired of the humpty humps everywhere. and he'd be warm and I'd be cold with the thing shifting all around inside every night. Safety pins from the inside helped for sure.

After that duvet I got the most GORGEOUS quilt and shams from PB. It is STILL on my bed all these years later, and people STILL comment when they come over about how gorgeous it is. teehee... I love it!

Rock on Amanda with your bloggy self. :)

Kacy L said...

Hey Girl!

I know you have the Pottery Barn gift cards and all...but you really just need my window treatment/bedding workroom to make you the coverlet you want! We'll ship it to you :). Seriously though, those duvets are tricky. We like to sew these little straps with snaps or ties into every corner and along the sides, and that works pretty good.

Thanks for writing your blog...you make me laugh!

hilarylarson said...

Happy Blogging - I enjoy reading! :)

Georgia's blog said...

Amanda,

I love your writing! You have blessed me in so many ways. Happy Blogaversary!!!

God bless,
Georgia
www.easysite.com/fulenwiderfamily

Pam said...

I've got a thing about 13, too, and I've got a 13 birthday . . . in November, so I totally understand the avoiding that day for your sweet girl.

Congratulations on three years of blogging! I sure enjoy stopping by and seeing what your sweet family is up to each day.

Can't wait to see what you choose as new bedding. It's always fun to update a bedroom. We just re-did ours to accommodate a king-sized bed, so I got to pick all new bedding, too. Loved it! That and dishes are my favorite things to replace.

Beth said...

You have just blessed the daylights out of me with your blog. You share your good days, bad days and everything inbetween and have the gift of making everyday occurances extraordinary with your own easy to read but entertaining way of writing. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

Beth
bdmince@windjammercable.net

Marla Taviano said...

Three years! Woohoo! Congratulations, you darling girl!!

Mandi said...

Happy Blogaversary!
Your blog is always a fun read and I'm so glad I stumbled upon it almost two years ago. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, family, and where you've been to eat with us. (:

the bakks said...

I LOVE to look at tiny prints, but have never bought anything from them! whoo hoo I hope I win :)

Carrie said...

Here's how to fix the bed problem. You need to sew a piece of fabric to all four ends of the duvet cover andall four ends of the bedspread. Then you tie the pieces together once you insert the duvet. Then the duvet will not shift while inside the bedspread. Make sense?

Melissa said...

Your blog always makes me smile :) Thanks for sharing a little bit of who you are with so many of us.

Happy Blog-o-versary!

With joy,

Melissa
thedivinemizzm.blogspot.com

Jonathan and Kendra said...

I so enjoy reading your blog and often read it out loud to my Hubs (which he often chuckles at)! :o) And fun--a giveaway!

Thanks for your true and honest blog entries. I know they keep all your readers humble and grounded. Congrats on 3 years!

Kendra

funhappies.blogspot.com

Angel S. said...

Congrats! Thanks for sharing like you do. Kiss the baby for me!

Grammy and Olivia said...

Congrats on the blogaversary! Your posts are always so well written and just plain fun. I love "watching" your sweet family grow.

Leslie said...

Congrats on 3 years!

Leslie
lesliecardwell(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Emily said...

Happy Blogaversary! I always enjoy reading your posts :)
Emily

joeybelle said...

Hi Amanda,

I am new to reading your blog, but have enjoyed it immensely the past few months!

All the best to you and yours! Get some sleep. :)
http://joeybelle.blogspot.com/

Discipled Pilgrim said...

I just recently discovered your blog. I've read almost your entire blog and enjoyed reading it. Blessings to your sweet family!

Andrea

Angela said...

Hi Amanda! It was neat to see your precious girl at bible study! I loved her socks...a true heiress! My baby is due any day so maybe I will win to get birth announcements...that would be cool!

The Santa Ana's said...

Hey Amanda,
Love reading your blog. Great story telling! Thanks for doing a giveaway!
Carly

carlylsu@yahoo.com

Bev Brandon said...

Okay, your last line is hysterical but totally understandable and relatable and revelantable (no word there)---I just have to tell you this malapropism thingy---my son's AP US History teacher told me today that she was going to her son's wedding tomorrow and showed me a picture of where the "wedding recession" was being held. So enjoy your blog---so refreshing FULL of being alive in HIM. So, thanks for the kind gesture toward bloggers.

Ashley said...

Happy 3 years!!!! Love reading your blog!!!

katie beth said...

Happy bloggerversary! Three years seems like a triumph to me, who only begun blogging about three months ago...

That bedding looks like some I wanted from Anthropologie this past summer, but never got around to ordering. My husband and I are having issues with our current duvet, but I'm thinking about stitching it into place (kind of like they used to tie old quilts together with yarn) except I want to use a thread that matches the bedding and the little bows must be on the underside.

Tabaitha Kaye said...

Happy Blog Anniversary. We just retired our old duvet from the Z-Gallerie. I love it, but we had the same problem. My husband was always sweating and I was always freezing. Have fun shopping for bedding.

Lisa and Erik said...

Can't wait to see what new bedding you pick out. You put a R in real, thanks for that. Lisa

His love is strong said...

woohoo, happy blogaversary :) Here's to 3+ more years!

~Amy

Carebear said...

Happy Blogiversary! I was just reading along thinking, "Oh, lucky girl gets to buy new bedding and decorate her bedroom. What a fun little project. Oh, and must tell her congrats on her blog anniversary, and WAIT A MINUTE! WHAT'S THIS??? A GIVEAWAY JUST FOR READING AND COMMENTING LIKE I WAS GOING TO DO ANYWAY?!?!? AWESOME!" So thanks for that, and please enter me!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Congrats on your 3 year blogoversary!

And you are very blessed to have a hubby who is pumped about getting a new bedspread. And online shopping at Pottery Barn? Glorious.

Thank you so much for sharing a little of your life with us - you always make me smile!

Desiree said...

I chose "D"...even though I was taking a hunch on the bedspread thing.
I think it is pretty and my husband would put the kabosh on me even thinking of putting something so feminine on our bed.
Congratulations on 3 years, I love reading your blog, even though I may have started following it because of your mom being Beth Moore.
I'll be praying you'll be able to get some quality rest sometime in the near future.

Casey said...

Congrats on 3 years! And yes, your posts are writing. You do a great job!

Good luck finding a bedspread.

Oh, and enjoy Texas for me. I miss Houston SO much!

Lindsay said...

I have been following your blog for about a month now. My friend told me about it because I am expecting my first baby in a few weeks (hopefully:) and I have enjoyed reading about your pregnancy and motherhood experiences! Thanks for sharing!

Lindsay

Spicy Magnolia said...

Happy Blogoversary! I always enjoy reading and thanks for the fun giveaway. :) Tiny Prints has become my new favorite stationary store as well; we ordered Brennan's baby announcements from there this time and I loved how they turned out.

And using your gift cards to PB for bedding...wonderful idea! That will sure be fun, and usually they have some great things with a vibrant red. Happy Saturday!

JayCee said...

Amanda,
I L-O-V-E reading your blog!

I'm sitting in a hotel room in Nashville....can't sleep....it's 3:30 in the morning.
Travis and the team led in such anointed praise and worship and your mom was so inspiring that I can't even get a wink of sleep because I just keep thinking about the whole evening. I'm glad I had your blog to read or I would still be laying in bed trying to count sheep!
Thanks,
Janet (janets-jots.blogspot.com)

P.S..Congrats on 3 yrs of blogging.

Lauren Kelly said...

Happy Blogaversary!! Count me in, and thanks so much for this blog and giving us a glimpse into your life and precious family!! :o)

JessHart27 said...

I enjoy reading your blog!

Marc and Charity said...

That is really funny because since I was due on the 8th, I was so afraid I would go into labor on the 13th too. Ha. Little did I know little miss Addison would be another week and 2 days away. Ugh. Anyway.

Have a great weekend! Hope you get some extra naps! :)

Amber said...

Hi Amanda, I love reading your blog! I get excited when a new post shows up. I feel you on your bedroom...I hate our bedroom and i really want it to be this great haven. No such luck yet.

Kellie said...

Just wanted you to know I LOVE reading your blog!!! Have a great weekend!

Vanessa said...

I came across your blog a few months ago and just love it! Congrats on your blog-versary. Thanks for being so transparent and real in youir posts!

Vanessa

Paige said...

Happy Anniversary! You are one of my daily stops during my "mommy time" while the boys nap! :)

www.brentandpaige.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing your life with us. I tune in often. :) God bless.

Nancy Hamilton said...

Amanda, your blog is a blessing! :) I love the way you allow God to shine thru you on here!
nancyhamilton14@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

Amanda,

Happy Blogiversary! I love reading your blog, you always give such great advice and are so relatable! I understand about not wanting to give birth on Friday the 13th, but it would have been fine. I was born on Friday the 13th and I just always thought it was fun! :)

Jennifer

Annie said...

husbands definately dont "get" the whole blogging "invisible internet peeps"!!! Or at least mine doesnt! ha.

Traci said...

I love your blog and I hope you post a picture of the bedding you pick out. We've had one that "doesn't work" for about 5 years now, but I can't find one that does work enough to replace it.

BTW, we are taking our son to Monster Jam in 2 weeks. I don't know if I am excited or worried.

Thanks for the blessings. You make me smile and that's important.
Traci

taralous said...

Your blog is one of my favorite. I too have a little boy who is almost 2 and a little girl who is 6 months so you write alot about right where I'm at too. :) Happy 3 years to blogging!!

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Susan Wyatt said...

ding your blog because my husband is in the ministry and our kids are so close in age. very encouraging.

susan
susanbwyatt@gmail.com

Intricate Pandemonium said...

Amanda, I've been loving your blog for a few years now. Happy 3 years of blogging .. and here's to many more!

Cathryn said...

Love your blog!

Melinda said...

It is because of your putting a bug in your mom's ear about blogging that so many of us have become connected! After I found you over here, I've been a regular visitor - it's always fun and always a blessing!

Oh, and you know what else? I LOVE me some Tiny Prints! :o)

Big ol' hugs to you this day!
Melinda

whimzie@Snoodlings said...

I'm a new reader to your blog, but I've enjoyed it. I'm glad I made it before your big anniversary!

If I do win the stationery, I'll be sure to write you a thank you note!

Faith said...

I love stationery.....

the osbornes said...

I love reading your blog! Congrats on 3 years

beckyjomama said...

I am a full time lurker, occasional commenter and always lover of this blog (and it's writer!!).

Happy 3 year blogaversary, we are all the better for it :) And thank you for your heart for Jesus and His people and for sharing that heart with all of us!

XOXOXOXOX
Becky Jo

PS - CANNOT WAIT to see what ya get from Pottery Barn!

Callie said...

3 years of blogging??? where has the time gone?? Hope you and MIssy survived the workout the other night! You are much better than me...I waited at least 4 months before I started feeling obligated to go back to the gym!

Rikki said...

Looking at bedding from Pottery Barn--that sounds like a fun way to spend some time!!

Fran said...

Happy Day Amanda!!!

You are a joy and blessing to us all!

Love,
Fran

The Barfuss Family said...

I can't wait to see what bedding you pick out!!!

Happy Blogaversary!

Boothbloggers said...

Congrats on all your events lately! New baby, new bedspread and 3 year anniversary! I just started blogging since we found out we were expecting. :) Your blog is so much fun to read! Thanks for sharing your life!

Erin DuBroc said...

yours is a daily read of mine!

-Erin

UL Cards Fan said...

Always enjoy hearing about you and your family's lives Amanda. I share my birthday with Jackson and my 24 year old daughter also has duvet/comforter "issues". Thanks for the ribbon trick Alyssa.
Happy anniversary BABY BANGS.

Linda

Betsy said...

LOVE reading your blog ~ my son was also born 2-3-09!! what a GREAT day!!

thanks for the giveaway!!

-betsy

KELLY said...

I love Tiny Prints...of course, I love all kinds of stationary stores! :D

Chase was born on Friday the 13th (September 13, 1991). We actually induced labor on the 11th to keep him from being born on the 13th...but, God had other plans. We just prayed over him and the past 17 years have been amazing! LOL

Have a great weekend....love to you!

The Johnsons said...

Congrats on lots of things - no Friday the 13th birthdays, New Bedding!!!, and three years of blogging! It's a blast reading your blog - thanks for sharing!

http://www.johnson-junk-drawer.blogspot.com/

Amber said...

can't wait to see what bedding you pick out! pb has some really cute stuff right now!

Sarah said...

I am so impressed that you have been blogging for 3 years - and you still update nearly everyday. I aspire to be so diligent with my blog.

http://haebsfamily.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

I love your blog, as a fellow mommy blogger. Love your stories and insights, and the funny reminders of how we're all so alike as moms. Thanks for sharing and encouraging so many! Congrats on THREE years!

valerie said...

Thank you for starting the LPM blog. That's how I got hooked. :)
I love blogging and have met SO many wonderful friends.
Congratulations on three years of blogging!

Love,
Valerie

cindi said...

really love your blog!

Annie said...

Your blog has blessed me in so many ways. Congrats on 3 years of blogging!

Annie

MiMi said...

I enjoy reading your blog so much! God has truly given you a gift of writing and I always look forward to your posts.

Happy Blog Anniversary! So glad you started one!

Emilie

mimismemoriesblog at gmail dot com

Taylor said...

Happy blogaversary!! I've been reading your blog for several months now and your kids absolutely precious!!

Taylor
http://taylor-elaine.blogspot.com

The Dowdy's said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!

Elizabeth said...

Hi, I just found your blog a few months ago & love it!! Tiny Prints is one of my favorites too!! What a generous giveaway!!

www.citygirlmeetscountryboy.blogspot.com

Betsy said...

Congrats on 3 years!

Miss Priss' Momma said...

I LOVE Tiny Prints! And I LOVE reading about mommy life from someone with such grace!

Amy said...

Your blog ROCKS and I'm glad I read it! Happy Blogoversary!

CAROL LIVIN FOR GOD said...

HI AMANDA I JUST RECENTLY STARTED READING YOUR BLOG I STARTED AT LPM AND CANNOT TELL YOU ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS HOW MUCH YOU ALL ALWAYS MANAGE TO PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE OR A LAUGH WHICH IS A GOOD THING IN THIS WORLD. I STARTED ON LPM DEC OF 08 AND ACTUALLY EMAILED YOU TO HELP ME GET STARTED ON THE BLOG FINALLY GOT IT AFTER THAT. I AM SO GLAD THAT HAPPEN IT HAD BEEN A BLESSING IN MY LIFE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING AND LOVIN US SEISTAS AND SHARING YOUR FAMILY WITH US. LOVE YOU ALL BIG BIG HUGS TO YOU AND YOUR .
CAROL ALBUQUERQUE NM
HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY TO YOU
dontbebashful8@msn.com

Kim & Kay Kay said...

Your so cute! And my husband, would have said the same thing!
Funny. Its been a joy and inspiration to read your blog, I love it! My daughter has been begging me to start a blog together, a duo type thing, so last night I finally started setting it up! She is so excited. When I was her age, I guess it was chinese jump rope and jacks that made me happy!! Have a great weekend Amanda! Keep it going, love you!
Kimberlina77@att.net

Mario and Andrea Rodriguez said...

Happy blog-a-versary and happy baby #2, I'm following along side your tales of having a little one except I am 2 months ahead of you! I bought me the lillpads when you talked about them!

The Conservative Mommy said...

Your blog is witty, clever and very relevant! Thank you for sharing your life with us readers!

Teresa said...

I am a much older peep who rarely comments, but I so enjoy reading your writing. You remind me of how special those "young dazes" were...(mine are now 15, 11 & 7)...Hold 'em close, you'll blink and you'll be sitting in the driving license place getting a learner's permit and fighting off a major mommie moment!!:)
blesssings!
Teresa

ThirtysomethingMom said...

I've followed the LPM blog from the beginning, but I discovered your blog through Vicky Courtney's blog. You left a comment on hers and I checked out your profile. I have gone back and read many of your old posts about Jackson. You have a great blog going. Congrats!! My blog is a work in progress. Therefore, I don't really want to put my blog address out there yet!

I don't want to post my email here. So I thought I would send you an email to the blog email at LPM and connet ThirtysomethingMom to an email address. I hope that is okay.


Have a great day!!!

Heather said...

Sign me up. It's funny how I found your blog. Someone linked to you as Baby Bangs and thought it was a cute blog name so I clicked over. It took me a while to realize the connection.

lori said...

I have been reading you blog for a little over a year, I think I will go back and look at 3 years ago.

ncmama said...

Congratulations Amanda! Don't fret over that lack of sleep. It takes time, but you will get your groove(sleep) back with two kids. :)

Kim
dkwiley@bex.net

ila said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! I just love it when my RSS feed shows there's a new post in Baby Bangs!! It's been especially fun now as our daughter-in-law is about to have our first grandbaby at the end of April..so I send her your blogs. They are all entertaining, funny, touching and just precious! Thanks!

The Five Mungers said...

I have just started reading your blog within the past year, but I don't miss a day! You're so funny and down-to-earth. Thanks for always keeping things interesting!

Mommy said...

Congrats on 3 years! Love your blog, and I would love to win!

Heather
hspesshardt@aol.com

Lyday Family said...

I've been reading your blog for a few months via Kelly's Korner. Pick me :)
www.lydayfamily.blogspot.com

Carol said...

We use a dual control heated mattress pad to set the warmth where each one wants it during the winter. And during the summer we take the duvet out of the cover and just use it as a coverlet. It's almost time to do that!

I always enjoy your blog, Amanda, and am so glad I found it!

Lucinda said...

Thanks so much for sharing your life. Knowing someone else is going through the same things, words of encouragement, and sharing of God's goodness is so important among friends (even blogging friends)! Take care and thanks again.

Lucinda
theoilerfamily.blogspot.com

Shabby Mama said...

i love tiny prints..they are awesome!

have fun picking bedding..they have some great stuff right now..should be easy to find something to go with the red drapes..i got a duvet for christmas too and ordered a neat cover from Layla Grace BUT i had to return it, the down comforter was too much for us and it always looked messy.i will stick to regular quilts, comforters or matelesse coverlets i think..the duvet i have on my son's twin bed is more manage-able but not a king!!!

Mrs. RBC said...

Thanks for all the Mommy and wife moments that you so generously share!! I am having my first child in about 6 weeks! I look forward to nursing and one hand typing too!

Email: praisedeva@yahoo.com

Congrats on Year 3!!

Dori said...

Enter me and I "get it." I lived for a year with this hidious (sp?) gold paint in my living room that I thought I would love. Didn't hang anything until finally the hubs decided to repaint last month. It looks beautiful. Ready to finish it up!

Blessings, friend!

Dori

Amy said...

Congrats on three years!!! It is fun to look back at the past posts on blogs...enjoy the shopping!
Amy

ehardin said...

thanks for the giveaway and thanks for the laughs and encouragement!!
get a nap in...

ocean mommy said...

Bedding is my favorite thing to shop for. :) Have fun!

Oh...and I was born on Friday the 13. It is a glorious day. ;) I was almost three weeks late and my poor mother has apologized so many times for it..like she could control it!

Happy Blogaversary!!!!
Blessings,
stephanie

Lisa said...

Hi there,

I love your blog and happy 3rd anniversary. We have tried the duvet route and it never worked for my husband and me, either.

I remember typing with one finger while I breastfed! Not an easy task, but a blessing all the same, isn't it?

Lisa DeCarlo lcdecarlo@gmail.com
Alpharetta, GA

Carlos and Jamie said...

Its a pretty bedspread but I can see that the color would be hard to match. Congrats on 3 years of blogging. My son turns 3 and now I think it is time to start blogging. I know it's a little late but better late than never right???

Jamie

The Sleepy Dreamer said...

Way to go! Hope you will be around for a fourth year. I like how on my blog it tells me when your last post was posted. Keep it up, I look forward to getting my read on.
Leah
http://knockoutsleepy.blogspot.com/

Mariel said...

what a fun giveaway!

I am making new bedding purchases this weekend, too...how fun. Hopefully my man will approve...they tend to have VERY different taste! heehee!

mariel
growingingodliness@live.com

Lisa said...

Happy Blogaversary! It's a joy to spend time with you!

Blessings - Lisa

mikeamanda said...

Sounds so fun. I enjoy your blog for its keepin' it real!

Brenda said...

love your blog!

Asburyspeech@yahoo.com

barbara head said...

I do not want to be considered for the gift certificate but I just had to comment on what a total blessing you have been to me over the past 3 years. You are an extremely gifted young woman and a simply delightful communicator and a great mom. So there, take the sweet words of those who impose themselves into your life (with your permission, I might add) and go about being what you were meant to be: A godly wife and mother!!!

Sherry said...

Happy 3 years! I love it when a new post of yours comes up on my reader. Thanks for sharing your stories with all of us!

BeckyB said...

Amanda - I love your blog! Love your honesty, insight and sense of humor. Thanks for everything!

zum the mum said...

Happy Blog-aversary!!! Love reading! And I love cute stationary!

Hope all is well with the baby and big brother.

JottinMama said...

Happy three year blog anniversary! I found your blog a couple of months ago and I have been super blessed by it. I too have a little boy (2 years old) and we are expecting a baby girl this summer! So I have really had fun reading about your journey through Mommyhood - I can so relate:)

Thanks so much! Enjoy your weekend!

-Kate :)

Jodi said...

I want to win!!!! :) Thanks Amanda for the give away! Happy blogiversary!

Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary on your blog. I always enjoy reading it. What a huge blessing. I cannot end without saying PICK ME!! :-)

Much love,
Sharon NC
smeekins@carolina.rr.com

Michelle said...

Amanda,
I am a closet blog reader of yours...I am so blessed by your blogging. I am a new mom of a 7 month old so I love your motherly advice. He is already a live wire! I would love to win your stationary.
THanks so being such a wonderful example and so authentic
Michelle

Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing! Blessings!
Kelly

Joyce said...

Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! I am still relatively new to the blog world, but love every minute that I am reading, hopping or posting on my own. Would love to win the gift cert!
jttm28@hotmail.com

Happy shopping at Pottery Barn!!!

robin said...

I love reading your blog...you make me laugh, cry and think!
Thanks!
Robin
sixleonards.blogspot.com
rmkleonard@gmail.com

Tonya said...

3 years...wow! Congrats!

I don't have a duvet, but I think one would drive me crazy for the exact reason you mention. Can't wait to see your new PB bedding...they've got such great stuff.

Kim said...

Duvets are beautiful, but we had the same problem. And I am so glad I went with just a comforter this time around. SO MUCH LESS WORK!

Happy Blogiversary!

Wishing you much sleep:) Those days aren't easy but they sure are sweet, aren't they?

Kim
www.thedudleyfamily.blogspot.com

Nancy Mon said...

Include me in on the give a way. My love language is paper, journals, pens, and stationery. You know where to find me... at Bunko... tee hee..... Why do I write tee hee? I do not even laugh that way.

Anne said...

I've got "Save the Dates" and wedding invitations to send out this year so this giveaway is perfect! Thanks so much!

jenmom said...

Hey Amanda! It's Jennifer from Florida! You probably don't remember me, but I got to speak to you in San Antonio this summer and had just found out I was pregnant and my due date was around yours. I ended up having a c-section on Feb. 23rd and delivered a sweet baby girl. We named her JennaBeth!!! My husband met a sweet teenage girl at youth camp last summer when he took our youth. Her name was JennaBeth. My husband was so impressed with her sweet spirit and love for the Lord at such a young age and he loved her name. So, when we found out we were having a baby, we stuck with JennaBeth.
Happy Blogaversary!!!!!

Tara said...

Congrats on a 3-year anniverary! I love reading your blog and think that your mix of humor, spirituality, emotion, and real life is just right!

And congrats on getting new bedding. Please post a picture soon of what you decide on!

Heather said...

Love your blog! :)

LynnAnn said...

Happy Blogaverssary! We have the very same bedspread! I can't wait to see what you end up with instead!

Tricia Hicks said...

Love your blog Amanda!

Kate said...

My daughter is the same age as Jackson so it's always entertaining to read about you going through many of the things that go on in this house.

Oh, and pick me!

janjanmom said...

I am delurking for a give-away!! I love your blog and your transparency.

I hate that comforter though(No offense-I'm kind of transparent too!) and am so glad you are replacing it. Can't wait to see the new diggs.

PS. Esther is kicking my butt. And I thought it would be a "feel-good" Bible study. God used Beth to push me to a place I've been needing to go for a long time.

Sorry to write a book.

janjanmom said...

PS-my birthday is 2-3-72!!

Hillary said...

I typed a decent comment then blogger went nuts and didn't post. So here's me saying happy 3 years in the blog world!

DameyDonelle said...

Miss the heck outta you Amanda!!! Hope I get to see you and your sweet new baby girl in the NEAR future!!

Loveyou!

Stacey said...

Congrats on your 3 yr blog anniversary! I love reading everday!

Becky said...

I love your blog! It is a daily favorite of mine!

Kris said...

I have read your blog for a few years now. But I subscribe in my google reader. I think this is the first time in a few years that I've commented. And am just noticing your snazzy new graphic layout. Which may be very old..but it's new to this google-readin' chick. :) Very cool. :)

Audrey and Company said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! I love your blog for so many reasons. Thanks for blessing so many with your life.

amy said...

I love the way you jump from topic to topic in your posts...you definitely make me feel more normal! Thanks for taking the time to share with us!
-amy

Deidre said...

Having bedding we don't love certainly kills any decorating motivation, I believe. At least for me. We've gone through many quilts, comforters and duvets because I stink at picking out bedding. Al though, If a Potterybarn gift card made it's way to me I feel sure I would make an honest attempt to pick out something grand.

Happy blog anniversary! I love visiting here! Here's to three more years :)

wetherell said...

oh my so many comments!!!! I love your bedspread.... So cute but such a let down? And it looks much cuter on your bed than that one.....

Nathan said...

Fun! A giveaway!

Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...

The bedding is pretty though, I see why you picked it. And ooh! new bedding! How fun!

Happy Blogaversary!

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