Saturday, June 5, 2010

Blog-o-versarypalooza!

One year ago today, I posted my first blog post! My first tentative foray into the blogging world. 365 days later, I have 441 blog posts, 570 followers, a Google Reader unread account of over 1000 and countless new friends! I want to thank everyone who reads my blog, especially those of you who comment. I have received laughter, support and joy from all of you! And for those of you who don't comment, I still love you, but please say hi when you stop by! :)

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I am giving away a grab bag of goodies!

Included are the following:

*an assortment of Kate and Oli handmade cards*
*a set of Martha Stewart Animal Alphabet cards*
*an assortment of yarn and fabric from my collection*
*a collection of my favorite teas and cocoas*
*and other random goodies*


- To be eligible for entry, you must be a follower of my blog through google friend connect or through your preferred RSS reader. (This does not count as a separate entry.)
- Make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you win. -
- Please leave separate comments for each entry. -

First entry (mandatory):
Tell me you what you like best about my blog. Please be as specific as possible :)
Extra entries (optional):
- Tell me what you think I need to improve with regards to my blog.
- Go to Kate and Oli and tell me your favorite item!
- Sign up for the Kate and Oli mailing list (in sidebar).
- Add my button to your blog (in sidebar).
- Become a Facebook fan of Kate and Oli.
- Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link.
- Facebook about this giveaway and leave me the link.
- Tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.


Fine print: Giveaway begins when it is posted and ends at 11:59pm pacific standard time June 13, 2010. A winner will be selected by a random number generator on June 14, 2010 and will be emailed promptly. I will ship anywhere within the US and Canada - sorry International readers, it's just too large a package!

93 comments:

  1. I'm a loyal follower of course and I LOVE your blog because you're such a happy person and you love to give which is a hard trait to find in a person. I also love how quirky and crafty you are :)

    Happy blog anniversary kate!

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  2. To improve your blog I would say the only thing you would need to do is a make-over. Maybe a different layout?...

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  3. I went to your etsy shop and I just couldn't pick one! Everything was so nice but I really liked:

    -apple of my eye
    -freesia blooms on teak
    -you're a star vintage juice tumblers
    -baby duck
    -trees

    I know it's a lot but I loved everything!

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  4. I'm a fan of Kate and Oli on facebook :)

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  5. I'm adding your badge to my blog, and I have you on my blog roll!

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  6. tweeted about the giveaway: my user-name is beeyum :)

    My email is beeyum@ymail.com (just in case I win this amazing giveaway!)

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  7. Hello! I've been a follower for about a month now I think :)
    My email is in my profile

    I love your blog because your writing is always so happy. I love the pictures of your cat, and I love the features on various crafts and artisans!

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  8. Hm improvements...maybe tell us more about your life!

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  9. My favorite item is the olive juice card - so simple yet so cute!

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  10. I signed up for your mailing list already

    email is in my profile!

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  11. I'm already a facebook fan

    Cynthia T.

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  12. i tweeted

    http://twitter.com/cmumpy/status/15537795826

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  13. I love the interviews - it's nice to read about people who make things and their inspiration.

    I subscribe through Bloglines.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  14. This might only be an issue for me, but one thing that would improve my experience with your blog is to have fewer posts on the first page - with my internet connection, it can sometimes take a long time to load.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  15. I love your blog for a number of reasons, one of them being your adorable cat!

    seddy5@gmail.com

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  16. improvement:

    for some reason it takes a while for your blog to load to my screen.. not sure what you can do about it

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  17. I choose the purple oceania map card!

    seddy5@gmail.com

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  18. Your blog is great! I love the simple design, but most of all the header! Do not change that!

    I would do a lyout change....maybe a three colum. The "followers" needs to be closer to the top.

    I hearted your etsy shop too!
    I love the "apple of my eye" print.

    Check out my giveaway of you have time too!

    http://leksidesigns.blogspot.com/2010/06/june-featured-etsy-seller-snowdon.html

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  19. I'm a fan on facebook!

    seddy5@gmail.com

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  20. tweeted!!

    http://twitter.com/Clock_workLemon

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  21. I like the fact that you display your etsy faves, it gives etsy sellers that you appreciate a showing to your readers.
    engh.katie@gmail.com

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  22. My favorite item is the Kauai Pier 8x10 Print!

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  23. Following!

    I like your design, especially your header and the features of crafters are really fun!

    lauren@fizleglitz.com

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  24. from your shop, i like:


    optimism is free cards
    be original dino
    monster love
    casserole dishes
    tumbler

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  25. I signed up for your mailing list (using the email fizleglitz[at]gmail[dot]com)

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  26. http://twitter.com/fizleglitz/status/15567447075

    tweeted!

    thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  27. Well, I do enjoy Oli's contributions. I developed cat allergies in my teens so will never be able to replace my beloved cat who was with us 20+ years, so I'm living vicariously.. I also enjoy giveaways, who doesn't. But I think my favourite thing is your good humor.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  28. To improve.. I wouldn't mind more storytime.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  29. I love your snarky greetings collection, and especially Congratulations on Your Tax Deduction!

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  30. I love to check out the profiles and so happy to see you display yours. Good Job!!

    I am having an APRON GIVEAWAY.. stop over and check it out.
    http://myjourneywithcandida.blogspot.com/

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  31. I love how colorful and fun your blog is and how interesting you make your posts. :)

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

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  32. I don't really see much to improve on.. there can never be too many pictures though, so I'll say more images!

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  33. I love the "Eensy - Weensy Cards - Bubblegum Butterflies Set"!

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  34. I am signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list!

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  35. Your button is on my blog!

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  36. I became a Facebook fan of Kate and Oli :)

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  37. I looove all the giveaways...I think everyone does. :)

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  38. as for improvements...maybe organizing the stuff on the side? there's kind of a lot going on.

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  39. favorite item: definitely the vintage star glasses :)

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  40. What I love about your blog is your personality the most, then the fun giveaways of course. I like that it is not real busy with banners and things popping up all over the place
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  41. Favorite item in your shop is the "I is for Iguana" card :)
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  42. Facebook fan of Kate and Oli
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  43. email subscriber
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  44. I like your recipes. Wonder if there is a way to make a list with links
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  45. I love your blog because it's simplicity, it's realness, and of course the giveaways. I am so happy that I found your blog :)
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  46. To improve your blog: well, it's not in need of too much improvement. Maybe a new layout
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  47. I'm a facebook fan!
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  48. My favorite item is Eensy - Weensy Cards - The Four Processes Set.
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  49. Following your blog and my favorite thing is your pictures! Even just the thumbnail pictures that show up in my list of blogs to read make me smile. :) (heatherjonescmc@yahoo.com)

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  50. I liked the N is for Narwhal and the trio of friendly whales postcards :) (heatherjonescmc@yahoo.com)

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  51. Following your blog!

    glitzyevents at gmail dot com

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  52. I love the design of your blog, it is very sleek, and the pops of color that you have everywhere are gr8.

    glitzyevents at gmail dot com

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  53. Love your live in the moment card, butterfly's are my fav!

    glitzyevents at gmail dot com

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  54. I'm a fan on fb!

    glitzyevents at gmail dot com

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  55. I'm kind of new here, but I like this happy place! Of course, I also love the giveaways!

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  56. The thing I love most about your blog is that you always go out of your way to discuss/promote independent companies and designers.

    arithmoquine (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. I like how bright and cheerful your blog looks
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  58. My fave is the Olive Juice card
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  59. Facebook fan-Rae Pavey
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  60. I'm a new reader but I like looking back at the interviews on here.

    slblog@post.com

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  61. I don't know what you need to improve on....any giveaways are a plus! lol

    slblog@post.com

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  62. I like your Monster Love card! Cute! lol

    slblog@post.com

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  63. Already on the mailing list

    slblog@post.com

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  64. link to giveaway: twitter.com/slblogpost

    slblog@post.com

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  65. I love the cool finds that you share with us in your blog. (Also, as a greedy lady, I appreciate the giveaways!) omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. From your shop, I adore the Olive Juice card. So cute!!! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I am new to the blog but I can tell already I like your creativity.
    vrtheriot@gmail.com

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  68. I love the ensy weenise cards
    vrtheriot@gmail.com

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  69. I'm your newest follower and I love your easy to follow tutorials!!

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  70. I'm your FB fan (Sarah Bee)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  71. I follow through google friend and I love all the crafting and the new craft ideas.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  72. I like the Glitter Love Garden the most.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. I am an email subscriber.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  74. I am a facebook fan. Shari D cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  75. I have been stopping in for a little over a month now and I keep coming back because of how positive your blog is ... makes me happy! :D

    gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

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  76. I like the feel of your blog, perhaps a little more color ... I love the little characters.

    gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

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  77. I went to your shop and found so many great things. I think I like your handmade cards the best because it feels like you spent a little extra time just to make it for me to buy.

    gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

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  78. I love your blog because it is always so uplifting and positive. You can find the good in any situation.
    karryknisley76 at hotmail dot com

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  79. The only thing I would improve is adding more color to your layout
    karryknisley76 at hotmail dot com

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  80. I am going to be honest here, even if it makes me appear selfish and fickle! LOL I love the giveaways you do on your blog. That is my favorite aspect. There ...it has been said out loud! LOL
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  81. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Apple Notecards on your site...so pretty and simple and cute!
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  82. I get your emails!
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  83. I am your FB fan, Tofu Fairy.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  84. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/FotoMacro/status/16085472838
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  85. I love all the Etsy posts as I am a HUGE Etsy fan/supporter!
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  86. I am on your mailing list.
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  87. tweeted http://twitter.com/RePurrPussed/status/16096367608
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  88. You're A Star Vintage Juice Tumblers from your site are great!
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  89. I love all the eclectic things that you post on here. You give me such inspiration for crafting!

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  90. My favorite item in your etsy shop is T is for Turtle, so cute! (As are the rest of the animals)

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  91. Love all the cute photos you always post up. You layout is also easy on the eyes and super colorful! Love it! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

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  92. My favorite item is the Glitter Love Garden card, so sparkly! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

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