I was looking at my calendar the other day, and realized that with the madness of the move, my husband’s retirement from the army and everything that went with it – I missed something.
You see back in 1998, I launched a “home page.” I taught myself html while the kids took naps, filling notebooks with tutorials and code. But then fast forward to 2006. April 8th, 2006 to be exact – 10+ years ago is when I started blogging on xanga as “connimom.”
I launched it at the suggestion of my dear friend Catherine Staat, who I met in an online yahoogroup for homemakers.
All because of Cat and that group, I started blogging and you have Cosmopolitan Cornbread today.
Over the years, I’ve shared lots of recipes. Here I am doing some cooking back in 2006, wearing one of my many aprons.
There’s been family adventures.
Farewells & Homecomings.
You’ve watched my children grow up!
It’s been a long journey, from “connimom” to MrsMamaHen and all the way to today.
Thank you for hanging with me for all of these years. I feel like things have kind of come full circle. When this all began, I lived in a farm house, had chickens and was homeschooling my kiddos. Now all three kids are grown and graduated, army life has ended, but once again life has brought us back to the farm. This week, after 7 years…we have chickens again and country life has returned. It’s like we’ve come back to the beginning, this time of a new chapter.
Let’s see what the next chapter has in store together, shall we?
As a thank you for sticking with me all these years, I’m doing a little giveaway. Most of you know that I love aprons. I have quite a collection of them. Several I’ve made, some were given to me and a couple I inherited from my grandmother. I think everyone should have an apron. And because of that, I’m giving away a Cosmopolitan Cornbread apron, and the winner can select their choice of color. (black, white, khaki or yellow) These aprons are heavy duty, have adjustable straps and nice deep pockets. You’ll love it!
Aprons are great for protecting your clothes, and not just when you’re cooking at the stove. I wear one when I’m painting at my easel or even working in the garden. Wear one in front of the barbecue grill or any other time you are doing something messy, but don’t have time to or want to change.
But aprons aren’t the only thing I love. You all know just how much I swoon for coffee! So I’m also giving away a coffee mug. The coffee mug winner can choose from all of the coffee mugs offered at the shop – from a sharp black & white mug to a snazzy travel mug to take your coffee on the go.
A third winner will receive this slow cooker. It is a prettier version of the same one that I use the most often in my kitchen. I have tons of slow cooker recipes on Cosmopolitan Cornbread. These kinds of recipes just make life easier! They are great in the winter, but also in summer because the cooking process doesn’t heat up your whole house.
To enter, use the rafflecopter form below. You can log into it with Facebook or simply enter your e-mail address to be contacted if you’re a winner.
Remember: for your entries to count, you must complete the first required entry, leaving a comment below.
The entry period for this giveaway will run the entire month of July and the three winners will be selected August 1st.
Winners must have a U.S. mailing address. Winners will be contacted by e-mail and must claim their prize within 48 hours or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner selected.