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300th post and a giveaway

I noticed the other day that I was beginning to approach the 300th post mark and was quite surprised. Did I really have 300 things to say? Well I guess so, and it would seem that there is also more to talk about. Cheers to that!

I was thinking last night about my new life as a stay-at-home-mom, because these two things go hand in hand. Even though I've been home full time for 15 months now, it still feels so new. I don't know what I'm doing half the time, I am constantly trying to figure out our best routine, I struggle with the solitude and the isolation of being home (especially now that I have an infant as well), and I miss financially contributing to the family.

Some days I'm miserable and fantasize about grabbing my passport and a wad of cash and running for the border--doesn't matter which one. Other days I'm happier than I've ever been and feel like this is the best decision I've ever made in my life. Most days find me somewhere in the middle, with quick flashes of the extremes scattered all around.

One of the things I'm most grateful for is that in the adventure of choosing to stay home with my girl, and now girlS, I have had the room to discover that I adore writing and all that this mode of creativity can give. It has allowed me to feel connected to people, even as I'm often the only adult around most days. It has also gifted me with an opportunity to find other like-minded moms out there--miles, states, even countries away.

Writing in this space initially felt like something silly or like I was talking to a void. But slowly it has evolved to become my saving grace. When I feel like I'm a crappy mom I can share bits of that here and learn that I'm not alone. I can sit down and reflect upon our day and realize that even though it felt really tough, there were moments of perfection and bliss. And, I can focus on those precious snippets and document them here for us to look back on and remember.

This has become such a part of me and I am beyond grateful to anyone that has stopped to dip their toes in this water to see if it's for them. For those of you who decided to jump in the pool and stay a while, you will never know how much I appreciate and rely on you day-to-day. Consider these words your giant bear-sized virtual hug.

How many more posts will make it from my mommy mind out into the interwebs? I have no idea. But I'm going to keep on counting and hoping that you stick around with me to find out.

And now, on to the fun part--it's giveaway time!!!

OK, this is only the second time I've done this, and it's a first for something I've made myself, so please bear with me. I hope you remember these posts I did a few weeks ago: Fabric Flower Ring and I can't stop


In celebration of my 300th post, I believe it's time for me to part with one of these beauties!



The ring bases are nickel free and in a silver finish. So far, I just have the three fabric flower colors, but I can work with the winner to do something different should she (or he) desire.


They wear quite well and are adjustable (I have squeezed a few bases tighter for my small size 5 fingers, but they can go up several sizes as well). I love how they add a splash of fun to my hand and aren't overly dramatic.
Yeah, you want one, don't you?


Here's how you can enter:
  • Leave a comment simply letting me know you want to win.
  • Become a follower of Mommy Honesty and leave a second comment (or leave a comment to say you're already a follower).
  • Link to this giveaway on your blog AND/OR put this up on Facebook, and you can enter seperate comments for each. 
That's up to four entries, baby! (Please be sure and remember to leave a separate comment on this post for each entry.)

I will announce the winner on Friday, December 3rd so you have plenty of time to enter and spread the word to all your closest friends. I mean, wouldn't this make a perfect stocking stuffer?

If you'd like to make a few of these yourself, check out the tutorial HERE.

19 comments:

Dennis said...

I'm the first! I'm the first! Do I win, huh? Do I win????

Dennis said...

OK...I'm also a follower. Been one almost since the beginning. Do I win, huh? Do I win????

mary said...

I think these are adorable and I would LOVE to win one for a gift! My hands are a litle too "vintage" to draw that much attention to them.

mary said...

I also happen to be a lont-time avid follower!

Lee Zuhars said...

Uummm, pick me pretty please!! I am like a kid in class waving my upraised hand higher and higher so as to be noticed!! Pick me!!!

Lee Zuhars said...

I am a follower. Love to see and hear what you have on your mind....cuz you just never know what it might be!!

Kerry said...

Well congrats! 300 is a big accomplishment. So glad you've found a creative outlet (or two it seems!) Don't run away just yet, as a mommy who is missing being at home, I have to remind you (and myself) that the grass is always greener! Of course, I would LOVE to win one of those lovely rings.

Kerry said...

And, of course, I am already a follower!

Rebecca H. said...

Congrats, Sara! So adorable! I would love to wear one of your handmade rings!

Kate said...

I want to win! :-D

Kate said...

...and I am a follower!

RunAMC said...

I want to win a beautiful fabric ring! How do I become a "follower"? I read your blog almost every day through facebook, but I'm not sure if that makes me an official "follower".

RunAMC said...

I posted on FB too!

Anonymous said...

I would LoVe one of these darlings! Such sweetness.

Thanks for the chance to win:)

Anonymous said...

Have been following for some-time now. Love reading your sweet blog.

katharine.hahn said...

I saw the one you were wearing at Matt's Thanksgiving party, and it was fab! I definitely want one.

katharine.hahn said...

and I am already following this blog (the only blog I am following).

katharine.hahn said...

Just posted a link on Facebook -- nice way to introduce my other friends to your blog.

Tisha said...

Count me in! Been thinking of you lots lately...I'm 38 weeks this week and can't believe our baby is almost here!