Jun 25, 2008


WEDNESDAY, JULY 2ND IS MY 1-YEAR BLOGOVERSARY! This year has been a vapor, let me tell you. My fancy took flight and I followed it. Eye-dyllic has documented mind blowing miracles, my 50th Birthday celebration, my daughter's engagement, family events, friendships, passions and so forth...

Since I began keeping a stat log, I have welcomed 21,792 visitors from 114 countries. A multitude of guests have come in and sit a spell, adding to the ongoing dialog. Others have faithfully lurked, and many have used my blog driveway to turn around. Nevertheless, our worlds have touched.

My blog is heterogeneous in nature. Ask me what my favorite color is and it will depend on the day, my mood, or which direction the wind is blowing. I'm not good at listing my favorite things in singular because my passions are plural. Hence, my eclectic taste reigns supreme here, although I do lean toward nostalgic and romantic.
I know it seems like we bloggers never run out of "landmark" occasions but I don't want to overlook this celebration. So, I AM HAVING A GIVEAWAY! As usual, I am giving each of YOU the opportunity to increase your chances of winning. You can keep it simple or become more daring.

The GIVEAWAY PRIZE is a $35.00 Gift Card that will be sent to you via email or snail mail: your choice. Anyone feel like a shopping spree?


You may enter by commenting once under this BLOGOVERSARY heading. If you want to increase your chances of winning, read below...
  • You will receive 1 EXTRA ENTRY for each person that you refer to this Giveaway. They must mention your name and preferably your blog in their comment.
  • You will receive 2 EXTRA ENTRIES for mentioning one or more of your favorite posts from this Eye-dyllic blog.
  • You will receive 10 EXTRA ENTRIES for downloading one of the following Dover dessert clipart images and dazzling it with color and creativity. Use your imagination. Once it is complete, scan or photograph it and then send it to me via email. I will be showcasing your artistry on my blog. (My email address is in my profile.)
The DEADLINE for entering is: Wednesday, July 2nd at Midnight PST. Have FUN!

[Select one image. Click to enlarge. Then download and personalize it with pizazz!]

Jun 24, 2008

Preparation for Celebration!

I birthed this blog in June of 2007. My very first post debuted on July 2nd, 2007. It wasn't an earthshaking post. It was more like mind spillage and elation that I successfully published something that included a picture! Whoopee! Below is my first post...

Monday, July 2, 2007, "galumphing"

Today is my first official day of galumphing! My creativity is being sparked as I find myself in a new abode and, after an expensive move, working with a barely-there budget. So, my frolicsome heart is seeking out new adventures with far less to spend a day...than Rachel Ray! But alas, I will do it! Even with 2 adolescent boys energizing my thought process. My first plan of attack? To make some local discoveries...on the web!

Posted by KJ at 7:31 PM Labels: creativity, galumphing


And here is the very first person to post on my blog. Miss Shabby may or may not have been the first to visit, but she was the first cordial welcome! And, it has been terrific getting to know her.

ShabbyInTheCity said... "A new blogger! Welcome, welcome. This is your casserole from the Shabby home :) We spent our honeymoon in California. Also have two teen boys (well almost-one is 12)"

July 8, 2007 5:56 AM

In an earlier post, I told you that I was cooking something up... Indeed, I am. Tomorrow, June 25th, I will be launching the COUNTDOWN for my 1-YEAR BLOGOVERSARY! There will be a GIVEAWAY and a PARTY! YOU'RE INVITED! So, be sure to place a reminder Post-it by your computer!