Thank you for stopping by! As I rarely have time to update this blog anymore, please come visit me at my new photoblog, Cari Berry Photography where I'll blog the occassional Beauty and the little Beast story, as well as post sneak peeks and stories from all my photo sessions. I try to give return blog love to all visitors over there, and hope to start giveaways there in the very near future!

For visitors to this blog, please accept my apologies, but I've had to turn on captcha because of the insane amount of spam comments I've been getting. Dontcha hate it when one bad apple ruins it for everyone else??!! ;)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

100th Post Celebration and Giveaway!

Wow, I cannot believe it! I've reached my 100th post and 300 followers in the same week! How exciting! Let's celebrate with a giveaway! But first, since it's my blog and my party, you have to take a short walk with me down memory lane...

I started this blog in January as a way to keep my hubby up-to-date on the kids while he was in Oklahoma for a few months. But really, it has ended up being so much more - in fact, I'm not sure my husband even reads it anymore! When I first started blogging, I posted every day, but recent life changes (Beauty grew up and stopped sleeping 20 hours a day; the little Beast gave up naps; I went back to work part-time;, hubby came home and actually expects me to spend time with him...) have forced me to cut back to a couple times a week. Still, I enjoy so much the friendships I've formed with other bloggers, the fun comments I get, and the way that blogging about the crazy things my toddler does helps me see the humor in them.

To celebrate my 100th post, I'm revisiting where it all started, when I had, like, 3 readers, and they were all people I knew in real life who owed me favors. So here it is for all of you who missed it the first time around, my very first post:

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

The other day as I was getting out of the shower, the little Beast came running into the bathroom covered in goo up to his elbows. He thrust his hands toward me and said with pride lighting up his face, "Look, Mommy, I got shampoo!" On closer inspection, I noticed the goo covered not only his hands and arms, but was rubbed in his hair as though he had tried to wash with it. I knew whatever the slimy substance was, it couldn't be shampoo, as all our bottles had been safe in the shower with me. I asked the little Beast to show me where he'd found this "shampoo," so he led me into my own bedroom to the far side of my unmade bed, and opened the drawer to my nightstand. Then he reached into the drawer and with a triumphant flourish handed me ... An empty bottle of KY Jelly!

"See, Mom, shampoo!" he gleefully shrieked as I fell onto the goo-covered bed laughing hysterically.


Funny, right?!

In keeping with the theme of my very first post, I'm giving away a set of KY massage oils!


And just so you don't have to feel embarrassed about entering to win KY, I'm throwing in a bunch of items relevant to my blog (but you and I will both know you're really entering for the lubricant.) ;-)

In addition to the KY six-pack, the winner will also receive all this:

1. Set of colored Sharpie pens in honor of my little home decorator.
2. Flowered Headband, Beauty's signature style piece.
3. Chocolate Covered Pretzels, a personal obsession.
4. Cheesecake-scented tealights to remind you of my very first giveaway.
5. Seattle Chocolates because they frickin' rock, and so does my hometown!
6. The green coil bracelet from A Work of Heart Jewelry, my real-life BFF!

To enter, just leave a comment on this post. I will automatically give one extra entry to each of my 304 existing followers (thank you!!!). Bonus entry if you fave me on technorati or twitter about my giveaway. Leave a separate comment for each entry with the url to your tweet or username for technorati.

FIVE EXTRA ENTRIES for anyone who buys a piece of jewelry from A Work of Heart. Just leave me a comment letting me know you've done so.

Contest ends Thursday, June 11th at 9 p.m. PDT. Winner will be randomly chosen by random.org. Stay tuned next week for another giveaway featuring my brand new blog button!!! Best of luck, and thanks for being part of my celebration!

108 comments:

{Katie Lane} said...

How did you get so many followers in so little time? Well anyways congrats!

Jodi said...

I want to know how you've gotten so many followers too! I'm about to hit my 100th post and I don't have even close to that many followers! lol

Congrats on your 100th post! I have definitely enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for the giveaway and the fun read!! :)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Happy 100th post! You've come a long way in 6 months!!!

Lisette said...

Congrats! :)


lc_intocable [a]yahoo[d]com

Our Crazy Life said...

I love your blog and would really love to win this!!! Please come by and enter my giveaways too!

Rocksee said...

Congratulations ~!~

Dee said...

Congrats on 100 posts! And does that cute baby come with that headband? I'm having a little girl in 9 weeks and am loving the headband...and drooling over the food! :)

Melissa said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! And 300 followers! Wow!

The Cookie Girl said...

Congrats on your 100th post. WooHoo! Mine is coming up soon.

The Pink Potpourri said...

what a great 100th post! this is a fabulous giveaway, and very creative. the winner will be one very lucky person!

Mighty M said...

Funny story!! Congrats on your blogging anniversary!!

Kameron said...

I'm not afraid to say it...I'm in it for the lube! ;o) Something's got to help this pregnant girl get in the mood before my hubby goes bananas!! Sorry...way too much info I know, but you started it!

j2burk said...

That's a really funny story! Never know what to expect from kids!

Congrats on the 100th post and on the 300 followers (one of them being me)!

I enjoy reading your blog! Keep posting :)

-Jenn

j2burk said...

I also twittered about your contest :) You can see it on my twitter page below:

http://twitter.com/brwneyz777

- Jenn

Melinda said...

Congrats on your accomplishments!!

Melinda

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

well congrats on the 100th post!!!! and wow 300 followers!!!! People love you!!! hehe

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

oh and by the way my b-day is the day before your contest ends any of these would be an awesome b-day surprise!!!!! hehe

Miss Mouthy said...

You ROCK! 100th post and 300 followers? That's got to be some kind of recored.

Your original post is hilarious! I can totally picture that. Too funny!

MissMouthy said...

I tweeted your giveaway. I don't know how to get the url. I'm a TwiLoser!!

AmandaSue said...

Wow congrats on reaching 100 posts and over 300 followers thats alot for only about half a year!

Christina said...

Happy 100th Carebear!!

I never read your 1st post. That is hilarious. Thanks for sharing it again.

I love the flashback and the prize relevance... but you are always awesome and witty that way!

Christina said...

I fav'd you on Technorati too!
username: rantraveroll

Christina said...

And a tweet just for you!
http://twitter.com/RantRaveRoll/status/2043322864

Barb said...

WTG on your anniversary. It's easy to see how you got so many followers in so little time. I just added my name to your list. :) Sign me up for the giveaway please - great fun!

Jingle said...

Congratulations on your milestone! That is pretty exciting! I suppose that's why you need an 'exciting' giveaway item! ;-) LOL!

Jingle said...

I made you a technorati fave!

Jingle said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/JustJingle/status/2044346515

Leigh said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

Congrats on 100 posts!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!

Very cute story!!

Debbie said...

Wow. You have been busy! Congrats.

MaryAnne said...

I actually remember reading my hubby that first post, although I think I discovered your blog a few posts in. Your little Beast stories always bring great laughs :)

Carolyn G said...

Happy 100th post. This is agreat giveaway, thank you.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary! I loved your first post--hilarious!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Just tweeted your post! :-) http://twitter.com/ethanzachemma

MamaBear said...

Congrats on reaching 100! I meant to do something for my 1000th, but it slipped past me...and who has a contest to celebrate 1247 posts? :)

(stopped over from Mommy Diaries)

queenoftheclick said...

Happy 10th Post. I love your blog heading! Oh and I do want to win the first prize because ya know I need it so I can get some babies made. :)

queenoftheclick said...

I follow!

Molly said...

What a great giveaway! Congrats on 100!

Molly said...

I follow!

amanda said...

thanks to esther (ethanzachandemma'smommy) i am coming over. I LOVED the first post. we had a similar situation at our house...lol. i love that you're not embarassed to give some away!! lol. thanks for the chance

amanda said...

i'm going to become a new follower! i can't fathom 300! i was excited to hit ONE hundred this week!! lol.

amanda said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/amandap22/status/2051873958

Bitsy said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!

Bitsy said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/MommyTriedIt/status/2054066113

Pam D said...

Congrats on your 100th post and over 300 followers! No surprise there; not only does your blog rock, but you're just the sweetest person! Hooray for 100!!!

LT said...

Congrats on number 100! I have really enjoyed your blog and of course I am a follower!

LT said...

Here is a tweet for you!
http://twitter.com/coloradomommy/statuses/2055993468

Carebear said...

An extra TEN entries for Pam D for her two purchases over at A Work of Heart Jewelry!!!

Sarah said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my daughter's cake picture! I'm so glad you left it so I could come check out your blog! Definitely bookmarking it and adding to my reader! Congrats on your 100th post!

Karen Marcus said...

I think that your blog is GREAT and I am glad that Lynn sent me your way!!!

Sue said...

Just here to say hi from SITS. Congrats on your 300th post! You have done amazingly well to get so many viewers in such a short time. I'll have to read on...

=)

nightowl said...

Congratulations on your milestones! Thanks for the giveaway.

lisalyn said...

Wow...how did you get so many followers? I mean your blog is awesome, but how did you get it out there? :)

I'm entering your contest to win the chocolate!!! :)

judybrittle said...

Big congratulations! And what a great giveaway! I am one of the happy followers! Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/2061587813

Rose said...

I also have a beauty and a beast.. and my little beauty found our KY as well. Funny how kids know just how to make us laugh.

just the five of us said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I don't think I will ever get to 100!

Have a good day.

valerie2350 said...

congrats on your 100th!

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/2062428333

jamaise said...

What a fun giveaway! Congrats on your 100th post - I'll be there soon too. I just made 309 - movin on up!

jamaise said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/jamaise/status/2062464338

Heather said...

Happy 100!! I'm working on my 200th post POST, and I'm totally stealing your ideas!!! And I love those chocolate-covered pretzels too, but I'll try to be different. : )

Still love that KY story!! haha Chad and I had ours downstairs once (yeah, yeah, so we actually venture AWAY from the boring bed once in awhile - TMI!!!) and my friend AND her husband came over with their 2 year old. Her husband was in the living room (where said KY was) and the daughter almost went for it... but luckily, I was standing there, saw it happen, ran over and moved it out of the way before the husband saw. Whew!!!!

Heather said...

By the way, how are doing the part where you give an extra entry for your existing followers? How do you pick a winner anyway? I haven't figured that out yet. I'm a giveaway newbie! Oh wait, I see you're using random.org. Hope it's self-explanatory.

mommyjen99 said...

Congrats!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway
jen62728@aol.com

throuthehaze said...

Congrats!

throuthehaze said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/throuthehaze/status/2062870890

throuthehaze said...

added to technorati faves
throuthehaze

Carrie said...

Great Blog and sounds like you get a lot of action (hahaha) at your house!!!!

Carrie said...

Tweet Tweet!!! I tweeted!!
http://twitter.com/Tillman4/status/2065194971

kay said...

WOW! Tons of followers, that's so awesome!

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Marie said...

Love the "shampoo" story!

kay said...

I also sent out a Tweet about your awesome giveaway!

http://twitter.com/kaelah

Shanna said...

Congrats on the 100th.

wife.mom.nurse said...

Miss Carebear, This is an awesome giveaway. Speaking of which, I just rec'd the most awesome little goodie bag in the mail from some awesome bloggy friend...namely, YOU!

Thanks so much I loved every treat in it! You are the best!!!

Love your blog. You crack me up!

Laughter is the best medicine and that's exactly what I need right now!

Josie said...

I have to say that is probably the funniest post I've read in a long time, and you were brave enough to post not once but twice. Kuddo's!

Sissy said...

You're a popular girl! I've been blogging for years have only a fraction of the followers! Anywhooo, I love the KY story, I hadn't read that before. I'm so glad that stuff happens to other people too. My 1yr old drank some of teh warming KY stuff *sheepish grin* and he freaked when it started getting hot in his mouth. Hysterical!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

Oh my, congrats on 100, 300 and I Heart Faces fan of the week, you rock....

I'll be back to favorite and tweet.

Hope you are having a great weekend. Oh and I had a wonderful cup of coffee this morning, thank you sooooooo much. You really are a great bloggy buddy.

Blessings,

Elaine

drewmark19 said...

My husband would get all hot and heavy if he thought I was entering a contest for KY. We don't need to be getting his hopes up, now do we? :) I actually was stopping by to say congrats on being fan of the week at I ♥ Faces! (but now I need to add congrats for your 100th post!) You have always been a clear choce for FOTW. You really add so much to the site, and I am so glad you got this honor! Now, if I were to happen to win, just know it was for the chocolate! Ha! :) Have a great weekend!

Rose said...

hahah omg best blog post I have read in a long time! congrats on post 100 and I am def in for this giveaway!

Katarina said...

YAY for 100! That's awesome, can't wait for even more funny stories...makes me glad that I'm not alone in the chos of toddlers :)

Sara said...

You go girl! I wanted to congratulate you on being Fan of the Week and thank you for your efforts to comment on so many photographs entered on I Heart Faces. You've made a lot of people happy by taking the time to visit their blogs. Thank you!

Becca said...

First of all, congrats on being FOTW at I Heart Faces - totally well deserved girl!

Congrats too on 100 posts and 300 followers . . . you totally rock!

and I want to win this -- I never win but I can always hope right! :-)
ps - that ky story is hysterical!!

Pineapple Princess said...

Entering and now following! Cute blog and beautiful kids!!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I'm cracking up at the KY!! Congrats on the 100th post and all these followers:-) Yeah! You're such a sweetie pie and deserve all the love! Thanks for being such an awesome supporter of I Heart Faces too:-)

ralliea said...

You have such a great blog and adorable children.

Pam D said...

Fan of the week on I Heart Faces!!! Wooo hoo... happy dance goin' on over here, gf...! :<) You SO deserve it.. you ARE one of the faces of I Heart Faces... yay! I'm so happy for you...

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Congrats on your 100th post, over 300 followers, and being featured on I Heart Faces.

Elizabeth said...

Great giveaway! Just found your blog through iheartfaces and I love it. :)

The Thornton Family said...

Congrats on the 100th post and 300 followers!
Also, congrats on the I heart Faces "Fan of the week"! That's how i found you. This is my first time checking you out.

Your kids are too cute! LoveLoveLove the "shampoo" story - have a funny one myself involving my 11 year old and KY his and hers....


Stacey in Missippi

Shelly said...

I have been following for a few months now, and so enjoy reading every post! Thanks for sharing, and helping me realize that I am not alone in my child-rearing craziness! (I have two boys, 15 months apart!)

Cortney said...

Congrats on your 100th Post!

Laura said...

Wow, 1st time that visited your blog. Looks like one I'm going to check each day.

Kelly said...

Congrats on all the posts! What a fun giveaway!

Rachel said...

Hey - congratulations chica! On your 100th post, AND your Fan of the Week! Way cool! :)

Love following your blog - for all those great mommy moments to laugh along with!

Jessica G. said...

Wow, some great stuff for the giveaway! Hope I get some "shampoo."

hehehehehe...

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

I am a loyal reader!!!

Valerie's Pieces said...

THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME LAUGH OUT LOUD AT WORK! I so enjoyed reading your stories. I'm still smiling.

Jessy, Greg, Grace, Jack, Nora, and Lexi said...

Just stumbled upon your blog while procrastinating the dishes & laundry. ;) I would love to be entered in your drawing!
Thanks!

Nessa said...

Wow! Your blog is great ! I cannot believe how many followers you have in such a short period of time! keep up the good work & congrats on your 100th post!

ramblingsofatxhousewife at gmail dot com

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Great idea to post your very first post as your 100th post!

And I am so not embarressed to win a bunch of KY. The more the merrier right?

Happy 100th.

Christina said...

Congrats on the 100 posts and the huge following! I'm with everybody else- what's your trick ;) Maybe it's that you give away KY....

hilarious story BTW. And I would be proud to win a 6 pack - hubby gets back from Afghanistan soon (over share? never!)

:)

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Your first post was hysterical! Congrats on your 100th post. I would love to win all those fantastic goodies!

The Un-Organized Mom said...

Congrats on 100 posts...and How did you get so many followers???

beausarmywife4life said...

Wow!! You look good for being 100! P.S. my code word is "anial" hahahahahahha

Chris said...

i love your site.... i added you to my blogroll and am following you :) congratulations!

just to let you know, im from the Philippines :) greetings!

Lesli said...

I just found your blog and love it! You are soo funny and your children are beautiful. Just thought I would say hi. Congrats on your 100th post!!