Sunday, March 17, 2013

4 Years Ago and WINNERS

I started this blog on March 14, 2009. At the beginning, it was an online journal to help me focus on making healthier choices. But once I discovered other blogs, this blog became a lot more.

Because of my blog I dabbled in quite a few things I may have never tried without it, such as:
  • Juicing
  • Green smoothies
  • Raw foods
  • HIIT
  • Different exercises and exercise videos
  • Many different books on all kinds of topics
Because of my blog, I met (virtually and in real life) countless other bloggers, which continue to encourage and inspire me. Thank you!

The blog also helps me keep track of our life. Here are some of the first pictures of the kid (then the toddler) on the blog in June and July 2009:

Toddler-01Kid 01
Kid 03Kid 04

At times, the blog took over my life. I used to post a lot more often but finally had to realize that more than one or two posts per week just isn’t realistic and doesn’t fit into my life. Now my blog feels just right. Smile

And now on to the giveaway winners. Way back when, the toddler used to always help me with selecting giveaway winners, and I thought why not stick to that tradition.

Giveaway Winner 02Giveaway Winner 01

So I got out my pink hat again, and the kid picked four names from all the entries.


And the winners are:

Chris
Debbie Harris
Stacie @ Snaps and Bits
Marion @ Affection For Fitness

Please email me your mailing addresses (no P.O. Boxes) to: andreaswellnessnotes [at] gmail [dot] com, and I will forward your addresses to NuNaturals, and they will ship the drops directly to you.

Questions: When did you start reading blogs and/or start your own blog? I started my blog in March 2009 and then soon discovered “mommy blogs” and through one of the mommy blogs I discovered exercise blogs and healthy living blogs. One of the first blogs I found was MizFitOnline, and Carla still inspires me to this day.

Be well,
Andrea

33 comments:

  1. Greta
    I start reading blogs for two years,it is often
    interesting.I wish you a good start for the new week and sunshine.Here in Germany it is very cold and their is snow.

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    1. I hope you'll have warmer weather soon! Have a great week!

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  2. Yay! Thanks to the kid!! I started reading blogs in 2008 or 2009. I set mine up in 2010 Feb but didn't really start until March 2012. I really wish I'd jumped right in a lot sooner!

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  3. so glad you started this blog- I hope one day our paths will cross in-person! :)

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    1. Yes, I'd love to meet you in person!

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  4. Yay! I won! Thanks for a great giveaway.

    :-) Marion

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  5. congrats on 4 years! time flies! I think it's my fourth or fifth years into blogging too! :)

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    1. Thanks! I've been reading your blog for a looong time... :)

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  6. Happy 4 years Andrea-love your blog and your cute winner picker! My blog is about 2 1/2 years old now, and, like you, I've loved getting to "meet" other bloggers, both virtually and in person. Have fun celebrating-Cheers!

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  7. Congrats!

    I start my blog on June 27th 2009 so we started almost around the same time.

    I read blogs first before starting my own. I got to start reading blogs because I started running in March 2009 and I was looking for information and other runner's experiences.

    And I haven't regretted reading and writing my own blog a single day. I love it.

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    1. I didn't realize you started running right around the time you started your blog...

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    2. Loved this little post! I remember some of those pictures! I started blogging almost 5 years ago. Boy oh boy how time flies! I'm so thankful our paths crossed and we got to meet in real life! You have such a sweet spirit and I feel happy everytime I read your blog. :-)

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  8. Congrats! Great blog, keep it up :)

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  9. I'm so excited I won! Thank you!

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  10. Happy Blog Birthday! I can't believe we've been blog buddies for so long now. I remember first stumbling upon your blog back in '09, and then first meeting you at the Michael Pollan event the following year. I miss living close to each other!

    Gosh, the kid has grown so much! He started as "the toddler" and pretty soon I'll have a toddler myself...crazy!

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    1. Miss you, too!

      And, yes, it's crazy that you'll soon have a toddler... :)

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  11. Congratulations on your 4th year of blogging...like you I just wanted to have my recipes an easy access for friend and family...
    Your boy is sure getting bigger.
    Have a wonderful week Andrea :)

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  12. I love your blog Andrea. So glad I found you and I'll keep reading as long as you are writing! I've been blogging about 2.5 years...may be time to shake things up a bit and give it a fresh look. Have a GREAT week!!

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  13. You and I started blogging at the same time! Happy blog anniversary to you! I've got my anniversary post scheduled for Friday or Monday.

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  14. Congrats on 4 years! I would have to say about 3 to 4 years ago was when I really started reading them. I have gained so much in terms of recipes, exercise ideas, and friends!!! :)

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    1. Thanks! My blog has enriched my life so much, too...

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  15. Congratulations on the achievement =) Being a part of this journey, I feel so proud.

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  16. Congratulations of four years of wonderful blogging, Andrea! I discovered your blog soon after I started my own back in 2010 and I've loved it ever since :) You always have tasty recipes, great stories, and fun pictures (I can't believe how much the toddler/kid has grown! Yowza!). Here's to many more years!

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    1. Thanks, Jessie! I always look forward to your posts!

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