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3rd Annual Birthday/Blog Anniversary Meet and Greet!

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My blog anniversary and my birthday are both at the beginning of January. The last 2 years I have hosted a meet and greet to celebrate both. It was so fun before that I am going to do it again this year.

We are going to share links to our favorite posts from 2019.

How does it work?

  • Introduce yourself, your blog, and your post(s) in the comments.
  • Include a link to your favorite post(s) from your blog from 2019, and check out the links others leave.
  • Feel free to leave more than 1 link.Β Leave 1 link per comment though. That will keep it from getting flagged as spam.
  • Feel free to share on social media or reblog, this post or any that you find in the comments.
  • Come back and keep checking out the comments. I would love to keep this going all week, wrapping up on Friday depending on participation.
  • For every link left here, I will highlight one a week in my Week in ReviewΒ series.


Click the titles below to read my favorite posts from the last year.

Easy Homemade Chili.Β This recipe was reviewed by Hunida’s Blog and also got 2nd place in a chili cookoff contest at work. It’s a staple in our house during cold weather seasons.



Why I Stopped Skipping the Bad Parts. It’s cliche but true. Sometimes my kids end up teaching me.

Why I Stopped Skipping the Bad Parts


Moms Supporting Moms Holiday Shopping Guide. I know the holidays are over, but I am proud that I got to share this space to collaborate, promote, and support some hard-working mamas I know. Their businesses are still worth checking out in the new year.

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Okay, your turn! Drop your favorite links from 2019 in the comments.

Thank you for helping me celebrate 3 years of blogging and 37 years of living.

98 thoughts on “3rd Annual Birthday/Blog Anniversary Meet and Greet!

  1. Happy Bloggiversary, Lacey!! Congratulations for this milestone πŸ™‚

    I am Cyranny, and I live in MontrΓ©al, Canada. I’ve been calling The Cove a convenience blog, because it is a melting pot of very different posts. Fiction, poetry, humor photography, personal thoughts and traveling memories… And lots of references to Denmark, because I just love everything about the country!

    I had trouble choosing a post to represent my blog, So I decided to pick the one that had the most success in 2019. It is about a challenge I started, hoping to invite people to spread kindness around them. I just wanted to remind my readers that sometimes, it doesn’t cost much to make a difference in someone else’s life… And although the actual challenge took place in August, you can always join in. There is no ”best before” date on kindness!


    *Big hugs* Lacey!! Here’s to (at least) three more years of blogging πŸ™‚ xx

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    1. Oh, Cranny, i think you picked the perfect post to share. What a great way to start the new year by revisiting this one. I’m already thinking about who I should send mine too.
      Thank you for sharing here. Also, I call my blog ‘all over the place’ since it doesn’t have a niche. Your description of a convenience blog though, I like that better.

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      1. Ohh, it’s so nice of you to join the challenge πŸ™‚ I am sure this will make a difference in that lucky person’s life!

        I like ”all over the place” blogs. They are like a bag of surprises, or Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates πŸ˜‰


    2. Thank you for being the first to participate in my meet and greet AND for helping to spread the word about it. I sincerely love what you decided to share, and it is highlighted in my Week in Review today. Have a great weekend!


  2. Congratulations Lacey!
    My name is Joe Love, I do a lot of writing, some of which makes it to my Primoweb blog. Sometimes it’s a song, a poem, something inspirational, or just something I found interesting or helpful. I don’t blog on a regular schedule, but I’m looking to get more into the groove where the inspiration happens more often.

    One of my posts I enjoyed writing this past year was “America, the beautiful”. It was a creative work, however, I’m not quite sure what to call it– it’s probably not a poem, however I was feeling “poetic” when I wrote it. It was published in a few papers and other places. Feel free to leave comments on it.

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      1. Hi Oneta, there should be a follow button on the top right of the page of my blog, under the social media icons.
        Do you have a link to a post of yours you would like to share?

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      2. Yes, I found it; when I lowered my zoom to 80% it came into view. I would like to enter your meet and greet by connecting a link. I’ll look something up. I want to do it when I have time to read some. I plan to be back. πŸ˜€

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  3. Congratulations Lacey!
    I am Saumya and I blog at Randomness Inked. I usually share my poetry and talk about my psychological growth as an individual. I also host a weekly writing prompt challenge (on Sundays).
    I really can’t decide on one post that I should share. So I’m sharing the link to my Homepage, where you can find my posts categorised as latest ones, trending ones, reader favs, my favs. Feel free to browse through the different categories and read whatever interests you. I would live to hear your thoughts. Thanks! πŸ™‚

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    1. You are up this week. I want to say again that I love the post you shared. I’ve revisited it several times ti check out the artwork and plan to try the cocktail this summer.

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  4. Hi, I’m Annie, I live in Louisville, Kentucky, and I am seeking divine perspective. That is, I am looking to see things God’s way (the way they really are) instead of the flawed way the world sees them. I’m convinced that most, if not all our problems start with our having the wrong perspective.
    Being “technologically challenged, I’m not sure I linked this properly, but it is my perspective on eternity after watching the Kentucky Derby last May 5, “The Kentucky Derby and Judgment Day.”


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  5. Hi Lacey, first of all congratulations on both your birthday and your anniversary! πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸ₯³

    I’m Mollie and my passion is showing everyone that will listen that it IS possible to eat fabulous meals at home & save money. It’s not so much about what you eat as how you buy it. My tagline is Recipes so Good, no one Will Know You’re Cheap!

    One of my favorite posts was from January 2019 is How to Slash Your Grocery & Food Costs & Get Back on Budget. I’m not sure how I’m going to top it this January.


    Happy New Year!


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  6. Hi, I’m Kim and I blog as The Cheesesellers Wife (yes, my husband sells cheese!). I share poetry, mostly my own, but I reblog other great poetry from fellow bloggers and on Fridays I share a poem from the many books on my shelves.

    My first link is a lovely poem about the three wise men whch was very popular this past season -one of my “Friday Poems”:

    Thank you for this oppurtunity to share my blog, and I’ve enjoyed visiting the other links here….

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    1. Oh my goodness it must be amazing being married to a cheese seller. Do you get the best deals on the best cheeses?
      Thank you for sharing your pieces here. When I have time after work I am going to hop over and read them all!

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      1. We are in self isolation, as our eldest son may have brought the virus home. Our youngest (only 19!) lives 80 miles away and is also isolating, as he has been in contact with a known case. So I’m a bit stressed, to be frank. Your kids look lovely — keep hanging on in there! πŸ™‚

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  7. Happy birthday and blogiversary, lets have a look and see what I can put in here.

    For anyone reading this I’m Simon and I run my blog called Beyond the Infinite, with posts on thoughts, concepts, creativity with a theme around Sci-Fi and the the universe. It’s taken nearly seven years to get here and I’m still developing it.

    I looked back at some of my posts though 2019 and I came up firstly with this:

    Where I think about energy and matter and how they are more interchangeable than we think.

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  8. Happy Birthday, and Happy Blogiversary, Lacey! And Happy New Year, too! πŸ˜€

    For those of you I haven’t had the pleasure of crossing paths with yet in this awesome blogosphere, I’m Angelica (aka Quirky Girl) from Comically Quirky. I enjoy writing about the humor in everyday life, especially as a mom of two teenage boys…and a goofy dog. The aforementioned dog has somehow (temporarily) taken over the blog with his Tails ‘n’ Tweets series.

    This post is particularly fun, as it highlights the pros and cons of kids vs dogs. Thanks for checking it out! πŸ™‚ https://comicallyquirky.com/2017/10/07/snips-snails-and-puppy-dog-tails/


  9. Hi all! I was an elementary teacher but now I stay home with my two kids. I haven’t been blogging here as much lately but I have been continuing to post to YouTube and my Instagram. I have really gotten into editing videos and creating graphics recently. I hope it’s okay that I share a video my husband and I just created after the holidays. I look forward to connecting with all of you soon!

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      1. Thank YOU for sharing! I just shared your blog post on my Facebook page as well. I loved your Sight Word Bingo Game too. I am always looking for unique ways to practice sight words with my daughter. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Hey Lacey, happy birthday and happy blog Anniversary. I like this tradition of yours.
    I am Deepa and my blog is a potpourri that celebrates my ordinary and beautiful life.
    I write stories and articles on parenthood, my fitness journey and my inward journeys.
    I would love to share a link to my story series called It Rained Stories. I published one story every day last February. They are short stories that can be read by kids and adults.
    I hope your readers enjoy them.
    I will come back next week to check on the links shared by other bloggers.
    Thanks Lacey.

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  11. Oh dear! The week got so busy I couldn’t get around to visiting your birthday bloghop! Now I’m late to leave my link I guess! 😩
    Anyway that shouldn’t stop me from checking out other blogs in the hop! 😊


  12. Many many congratulations to you on your bloggiversary Lacey. I thoroughly enjoyed this post.
    My name is Nidhi from India and I am a mom to two beautiful kids ( 11 and 8) Sunniesmybunnies is my blog, it’s a happiness project t dedicated and created for them to understand ans love their growing years later in life. In includes various life lessons on the journey through happiness and parenting , includes our travel expeditions , some poetry , spirituality and happy bites.
    It will be my honour to have you on board Sunniesmybunnies πŸ™‚

    This is one of my favourites from the blog .

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