1/29/2009

20,500....time for a RAK...

granted, quite a few of them are probably mine, being that i am always changing the look of my blog and visit it a ga-jillion times to make sure it all works. but...that's still 20,500 in one year. and i'm fairly certain not even i could do all that clicking. and i've been at polkadothouse since january of last year, so it's only fitting that i celebrate this 'new' blog with a gift...

if you visit my blog regularly, THANK YOU! it's nice to know that someone actually reads it...or even if you just look at the pictures, that's fine with me. especially with my incorrect grammar and punctuation. it must be a real pain to sit and read through all this crap all the time! so, again i thank you. and i'm thinking there are a lot of people who read me who don't comment b/c when i blog-hop i see other blogs that link to me that i've never visited! so, i ask why are you hiding? i want to visit you too! if you read me, it's obvious that we have something in common, right?

so maybe this will get you out of lurkdom... if you leave me a comment and a link to your place in cyberspace, i will gladly add your name to the list so you have a chance to win this:

it's an Amy Butler tool bag. very cute. it caught my eye...the green one and the pink. i settled on pink. (and i know, some of you have seen sale at Michael's, but it's the thought that counts right? and i know you're thinking, 'wow! they're on sale at Michael's?' but isn't it more fun to say that you won it? if the random number generator doesn't pick you, feel free to go buy one!)

now how cute would you look going to a crop or a craft night with this little puppy? and sure, i bought it for myself..duh! but, i never go anywhere to scrapbook anymore so...have at it girls!

but, you have to leave a comment obviously, or i won't know you visited...and be sure to bring a friend over! oh, i'll pick a winner on monday afternoon (2/4)

and now for some drinks...

the other night when we had our ice storm, mike made me hot chocolate in my fave cup. i didn't get this in ny. i found it at goodwill when i was stationed at ft. meade. it reminded me of home, so i got it...and soaked it in bleach forever and a day.

and then, yesterday morning i was feeling healthy (or unhealthy and maybe thinking i needed to be healthy) and made this little number. frozen blackberries, those single serving containers or vanilla fat free yogurt, 1 cup OJ, some ice and blend it...YUM! (add more or less juice depending on how icy you want it.)

enjoy today! it's the only january 29th 2009 you'll ever get!

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41 paper addicts say...:

Rebecca said...

Ohhh - pick me! I love that bag!

www.rebeccaboyer.blogspot.com

Mindy said...

I've left comments a few times before -- I'm still here. I've gotten some great ideas from you now I just need the time to get going on them!

Jenni said...

Oh, I love smoothies!!! My favorite is to bleand OJ COncentrate, Strawberries, raspberries, strawberry lowfat yogurt, ice, milk and a dash of sugar...YUM!!! My kids love it! What a fun RAK...love the tool bag!
-Jenni from SC
www.hootieshowl.blogspot.com

Helsbells said...

I keep coming back :) You must be doing something right!

Love the mix of words, photos and your layouts.

Karen said...

I have left you a couple of comments. You are actually following my blog I believe. Checking in from SC.
karenmalloy.blogspot.com

xoxo

Red_Inc. said...

I'm really good at reading your blog...but not so good at leaving comments...I'll try harder!!
That hot chocolate looks so yummy -especially since it is -20 here!!
Heather

HL0517 said...

that's super generous of you. That tote looks adorable, and your cocoa looks so yummy especially w/ the melted marshmellows.

Regan said...

oh wow- that is so tot-ally adorable( snort)

Thanks for the chance to win

Sharie said...

I enjoy visiting your blog - it's listed on my bloglines. Always fun to see and hear what you've been up to. And that smoothie looks so yummy! Have a great day!

lauren said...

Hey... I comment on your blog from time to time... just commented on your last ew to new! :)

Would love the yummy bag!

Lauren

http://www.doublehdesign.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

What a darling bag!
I too have been on a healthy kick and making smoothies too every morning...it sure is refreshing!
Love all your fun photographs...and give away. So thoughtful of you!
xoxo
Loves,
K

Kimberly said...

I don't know if my blog link comes up automatically, just in case I would love to have you linked to my blog too. :)
http://kimberlygarofolo.typepad.com/capturing_the_moments/

Kristin said...

I love love love the colors. Seriously they are totally super striking. I bookmarked you too! you are super fun to read!!! keep up the fun posts <3

Close To Home said...

my mouth is watering at your drinks, and that bag! LOL! Happy Anniversary to you and your blog!

jenjen said...

Wow - what a fun giveaway! Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary and over 20,000 visits - that's sooo great!

I am addicted to Amy Butler and I would love to win. Thanks!

Jen

PS -- your drinks look YUM!

aimee said...

you never showed me that bag! i could have carried all my goodies home in it the other day. geezzzz
jk. (take my name out of the geneator)

Lauren said...

Adorable bag..so love Amy Butler!!
I am drinking a big mug of hot chocolate right now!! Yum!!
Have a great day!

JAS said...

linked from Monya's blog. love your ideas-if only I could be crafty Martha-Stewartish..viva

Ardis

Tara said...

You don't need to include me in your drawing ... I don't go anywhere either and I'm flush with tool bags already.
But since the purpose of your post was really to find out who has been lurking on your blog, I thought I'd post.
And now I'm craving a smoothie. Gonna go make one.

:: gingerkitty :: said...

gorgeous bag thank you for your generosity girl.
Melina

Nicole said...

they have those at MICHAEL'S??!! who knew?! congrats on all of those visitors!! =)

Anilu Magloire said...

Dude, I am seriously craving that smoothie! I am definitely gonna get those things to make some ;)

Queen of Paper said...

What a YUMMY LOOKING SMOOTHIE! This bag is adorable! pick me :) I can give it a good home.

Zorina said...

cute bag...want that one??! thanks for this RAK. pick me? hehee! and girl, you made me so thirsty.
have a good day.
zorina

erin m said...

Love Amy Butler.
Love your "Ew to New" posts!
p.s. does the clock in your latest ew to new work? If not, it's still fabulous!
Thanks for offering up a RAK--so very generous of you.

vtpuggirl said...

I don't need anything, but I'd love to be linked up to your blog if you don't mind. I'd like to say I have a little spot at the polka dot house. :)

Kimber-Leigh said...

congrats karen! i love checking out your blog when i get the chance!

mmmm...that smoothie looks fabulous!

Denise said...

Awesome RAK! Does the bag come with a smoothie? Dang that looks good. :o) You can remove me from the drawing, because your friendship is enough. I know...sniff.

Kristii said...

The smoothie looks delicious!!! I just like checking out your blog girl!! Your projects always rock!! I would rather just take an afternoon and share a smoothie with you, so you can take my name out of the running as well, but the bag is way cute!!! Have a great day!!

Shaun said...

Okay, I am leaving a comment because I know what it feels like to have people read your blog and not leave a comment. Not that that many read mine, perhaps 20 or so a day but I get the same two people leaving me comments every day. One is my sil and the other a friend met through blogging. Now, that being said, I would LOVE to win the bag. I read your blog everyday. I do look at the photos and I also love your writing. You are so honest and straightforward which is very refreshing.
I promise not to lurk any more and leave more comments.
Have a groovy day!
Shaun
www.roomswithaview.typepad.com

Misti said...

What a stinkin' cute bag! Love your blog!

Tasha said...

hi there! Please do not include me in your drawing...I am fairly new to the "blog thing" and ran across your blog a weeks or so ago. Your creativity keeps me coming back! (The clock looked GREAT!)
www.adayinthelifeofthreegirls.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Pick me pick me pick me please.

I so love that bag. It is just what I need to take along to my classes when I teach and I do't have a Michaels out here in Aussie land.

I pop in here often as I love the work you do.

www.theycallmethescrapnut.com

~Vicki~ said...

wow love that bag, it's lovely - would look fab in my new scrap space. have a great weekend xxx

Lisa C said...

I don't have a blog, but I have your blog linked on my Shutterfly site. I look at it daily...love it!!!!

http://thechaddocks.shutterfly.com/

Elizabeth said...

I received my basb prize!! It totally rocks..thanks a bunch!!

I love your new blog!! :)

1 Lucky Mom said...

I'm fairly new to your blog (via being new at SC), but I'm definitely a repeat customer - I love it! I'll try to be conversational in the future. (I'm also fairly new to the online scrapping and blogging community, so very little to see on my end, but I love the few visitors I get while I try to find my cyber identity)

Jenn said...

New here too...accept I have been lurking for a while thanks to SC...

Sarah said...

Blog hopping this evening, trying to catch up on some comments...love that tool bag...I'll have to look for it next time I'm at Michael's...unless of course you *pick me*pick me*

dawn said...

That is such a pretty bag! I think red and pink are startng to become my colors. :-)

Lisa said...

Yes I do come check out your blog nearly everyday. I sure miss seeing your work that you do!!