Friday, January 17, 2014

Thank You for Following + Giveaway


Dry As Toast's Facebook page reached 200 likes last week! To celebrate, I'm having a big giveaway to thank you guys for following through all these years. When I first started up the blog back in 2007, I had finished grad school and was having the toughest time landing a magazine job. During a networking session, one contact suggested I start a blog so that I could continue to write and learn how to edit myself. I was so shy and nervous about the idea that when I finally hit publish on my first post I didn't tell anyone other than my sister. Well fast-forward nearly seven years and 1,575 posts later and here we are. There have been quite a few times when I've had to back away for a bit because work + life + lack of inspiration, but I'm so thankful for those who've been reading all along. Whether you stumbled upon Dry As Toast in the early days or are a recent reader, I'm very grateful that you take any time out of your day to read the randomness that spews out my brain. I'm really looking forward to sharing the next year ahead with you.


As a token of my appreciation, I'm giving away a box filled with paper goodies to three readers. Over the years, I've realized that I'm quite the formidable paper hoarder. I have drawers and bags filled with greeting cards, notebooks, note sets, postcards, bookmarks, and other lovely items I've collected from stationery shows, PR reps, friends, and my own purchases. Silly thing is, they're just so pretty I've never been able to part with them or *gasp* actually write in these. Crazy, I know, but here's where you can help. Save me from myself (read: help me make room for my paper obsession). I hope the winners will share their goodies, use them to bring a smile to a friend, send snail mail, and jot down thoughts and dreams. Each box will be randomly filled with swag from my stash so it'll be a complete surprise, but a really fun one.

To gain multiple entries for the giveaway, just log into the Rafflecopter widget below and a winner will be announced Wednesday, Jan. 22.

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CONGRATULATIONS: This week's giveaway winners are Jenelle, Cody, and Dariany!

12 comments:

  1. I know what you mean -- I've been holding onto cards and scrapbook paper simply because I love how pretty they are!

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway and here's to many more years!
    -Vanessa at Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts

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  3. :) The designs on the hoarded paper inspires you - easy to see why seeing how bright and cheery they are!

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  4. YAY! congrats, dorkys... i anxiously await the day when u have ur own scrapbooking show on lifetime :D

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  5. What a fun giveaway! Pretty paper goods are one of the small pleasures in life. :)

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  6. Oh my goodness this is an exciting giveaway. I love nothing more than beautiful paper!

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  7. Congratulations, Dorkys!! Paper makes my heart go pitter patter :)

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  8. I totally understand this - this is a giveaway I could potentially do, too. Oops.

    Congrats on the 200 likes!

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  9. Congratulations on reaching this milestone, one of many more you're going to conquer this year! It's been such a pleasure to join you in your journey- I hope we can get together again soon for a mini celebration!

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  10. Pretty paper is a problem of mine as well, although I don't have nearly as much as you it would seem. haha. I just love finding those unique little charms, and saving them to use for special events. I am getting married in a few months, so I am excited to put my eclectic thank you cards to use! :)

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  11. This is awesome! I too suffer from this issue...so many cards, so little time and occasion. BUT the more I have around, the more fun mail I find myself sending so that's always good :)

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  12. You have a gorgeous blog. This is an awesome giveaway! One of my favorite things in the world is pretty paper!

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