this calls for a celebration...

...but of what, I'm not entirely sure—our ability to talk about ourselves? This is our blog's 200th post. Big, round numbers seem to ask for recognition.

What have we done between posts 1 and 200? We've lived in 3 different apartments, finished 2 degrees (one apiece), had 1 baby, and succeeded in paying zero dollars for every TV we've owned.

These days, I'm in a making mood. I baked bread once a week in August. I've typed away on a novel. I've felted (coasters for a contest) and sewed (a baby-sized Halloween costume and some silk-tie onesies for a friend).

Here's where you come in, faithful readers (and lurkers, too):

Leave a comment on this post, wishing us a happy 200 (or saying whatever else you'd like) and I'll throw your name in the ring* for a handmade present from me. I can't promise that it will be big or amazing, but it WILL be 100% custom-made just for you. Thanks for reading. Celebrate away.













*(I'll draw a random name out of a hat—or something like unto it—on September 15th. Baby girl turns 6 months old that day. One more reason to celebrate.)

21 comments:

Genevieve Beck said...

You can tell she knows what a big deal this is! Congratulations--it is a delightful read!

candice darling said...

when do you hear back about the contest?! i DEF think you should win! thanks for the felting tips...it got the wheels turnin'!

EP said...

so happy for you, my friend. i love that you are writing.

eden said...

woo hoo! the big 200... congratulations. and, you have a really cute kid. good job.

luvmymunchkins said...

Hooray! I can't believe she's almost 6 months! Time flew! Congrats for all the creating you're doing. Oh to be so talented.

andi said...

6 months already?? Where has the time gone??

Rachel said...

of course i'll put in my two cents. your little girls is a doll! keep on keeping on!

Jodi said...

Love you guys! I'm glad to keep up with you guys. Sorry we don't live close any more :)

Mark, Holly and Boys said...

I love that picture! Happy 200th post...keep 'em coming!

Anna and Stephen said...

200! That's great! And I love the picture of Baby girl. I love that you are so good at creating things. In fact, that reminds me that I have a thank you note waiting to send you for the last homemade thing you made for me- the cutest baby shoes EVER, that I absolutely adore! If you get a chance, I'd love to see you post on all the great things you make! Love you!

Jana said...

Happy 200th you two! I love your blog and I love your writing. Your are both so interesting and fun. Sounds like a very productive month!

Jana said...

What a beautiful little girl! I love the photos. I can't believe she is 6 months old! That went fast. She is just a doll.

Jana said...

I can't believe you have found all your TV's for free! Very resourceful.
Okay, I'll stop now. I'm hoping I've increased my chances of winning. Love you guys.

Bryson and Tara said...

Oh, pick me, pick me! I actually had a dream last night that you and I opened up a store. You made your cute little onesies and your Scattergories pillows, and I just knew we were going to be rich! Weird.

Emily Horrocks said...

Oooh pick me pick me!!!
(Or don't...you probably really won't..see, I never win anything...)
Congratulations anyway!!

Danielle said...

Happy 200! Wow. You have accomplished a lot, and I am majorly impressed by all your project making! We miss you guys. And no fair that I've never seen that cute baby girl! She looks so sweet.

janel said...

I thought I already commented on this post. I'm glad for your reminder! We would love to come see your geese sometime. What does next week look like for you?

meg said...

congratulations on 200 posts, and all the life that has happened therein. here's to the next 200!

Erica and Spencer said...

I was so happy to find your blog! It's nice to keep up with old friends : ) Your daughter is SO cute! Congrats!

Deja said...

Oh! I didn't see this! Count me in, please. And happy 200 to you.

Mike and Lauren said...

Okay, I am going to be honest here and tell you that I have been trying for about a week now to come up with something really clever and good to put on this post to try and vamp up my chances of winning -- and for some reason I thought that it was the 18th for the cutoff. Turns out it wasn't but here's your poem
200 da da da da da da
Oh baby la da da da da da
You done it ma nu nu nu nu nu
Keep writin wa wa wa wa wa wa
(you have to read this in the right - poetry reading cafe voice..slow and sing songy with a sexy jazz snap going on)
That's it. Love you (I just made that up because I actually haven't been able to come up with anything for a week. Ha. Love you!)