Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bloggerversary Giveaway

Well, it was one year ago I decided that I wanted to experiment with blogging. Instead of doing something that directly related to my job as a educator, I chose to focus on my life away from school. I love reading pretty creative blogs, and I like doing creative projects, and taking artistic pictures, and thus "Clever Karen" was born. I didn't know if I would run out of projects to share, but 263 (!) posts later, I still am finding stuff to show to you. And it has motivated to keep using the gift of creativity with which God has blessed me. Thank you to all who have read my ramblings and have let me know that they have enjoyed having this little peak into my creative life.

In honor of my "Bloggerversary" I am going to do a little gift giveaway. I have 2 pairs of earrings that I made just for a couple of my lucky readers! One of them is quartz squares with bronze colored beads (above) and the other is fresh water pearls with tiny crystals (below).

If you are interested in having one of the pairs of earrings, just leave one little bitty comment. Yes, I know some of my friends read this, but never comment, so hopefully this will motivate you to be brave and learn to comment! Pardon the teacher in me coming out, but this is all you have to do to comment:

Scroll down to the bottom of this post where it says "comments." (There will be a number in front of word "comments.") Click on the word "comments." Another screen will open.

Type your comment in the big box on the new page. (Not the box on the left - that is just a screen shot of what will be on the new page.)

Then click on the dot next to Name/URL.
Type your name in the box by Name. First name is fine.
You don't have to put anything by URL (unless you have a website that you want me to know about).
Then click "Publish Your Comment."
The comment will be sent to me to approve. It won't appear unless I say it is ok!

On Sunday afternoon I'll do a little drawing of the names of everyone who commented and announce two winners. I'm looking forward to hearing from everyone who is lurking and from those new friends I have made who regularly leave comments! Good luck!


sally said...

I like the quartz..and i have enjoyed reading your blog this year.

Sara A. said...

I too live in the metro Detroit area and I read your blog all the time. Congrats on your anniversary. I love the quartz earrings.


suzanne said...

I read your blog all the time and I love to hear about all the things you do and places that you go! I love the pearl earrings!!!

Mrs. Robin Martin said...

OMG Karen, I love the recipes! You know I read tech stuff all the time and this is a pleasant change. You writing style is just like sitting there talking to you, eating a cranberry,orange,pecan thingy. Are those pictures from a recipe book, or are you a pro photographer too?
Excellent blog. Thanks for sharing it on plurk.

Clever Karen said...

Thanks, all. And Robin, taking those digital pictures of my recipes is a nice blend of my techy side with my creative side. Doing this helps me keep it in balance!

Nedra Isenberg said...

Karen, I think it's wonderful that you have this blog outside your schooly life. I've enjoyed your photostream on flickr before. Now, I'll start reading this wonderful blog as well. I use photography as my school escape but I know often it's not enough. Great job on keeping that balance in your life.

Tammy Worcester said...

Oooh! I love both pair of earrings - especially the top ones. You MADE them? Wow!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Your earrings are gorgeous! I just found your blog! LOVELY. cherry

Melissa said...

Hi Karen! Your creativity in everything you do is wonderful! I'm so glad that you can have fun outside of the school life. :)

Letty said...

Hi, congratulations on your bloggerversary !!! And I just LOVE those earrings, thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

Robyn said...

I live in Metro Detroit too, and leave comments here and there. I read your blog all the time too. My favorite blogs are about the restaurants!
I am now a atay at home mom, so I live through your dining experience since I rarely get out! :-)

Melody said...


I view your blog from Traverse City. My cousin, Diane, told me about it after you posted the fireworks photo's. I love your creativity, recipes, amazing photo's. etc. Congrat's on your one year anniversary!! Your earrings are awesome, especially the quartz.


Rebekah said...

happy blogiversary! Both sets of earrings are so pretty.

Vivian Love said...

Congrats on your bloggiversary! Lovely earrings. I'd love to win!



I found your blog a few weeks ago, and have gone back and read all 263 posts! You are indeed clever! I grew up in Warren MI, and now live in Southern California. I even made some of your recipes and everyone loved the Apricot Anzac Cookies.
Congratulations on your bloggerversary and keep the posts coming!

Diane said...

Yeah, I made it through to leave a comment. Love the earrings and really enjoy your blog. Congratulations on your bloggerversary!

Clever Karen said...

Thanks to all for your nice comments. It is 3 pm on Sunday and I am ready to close the contest and pick a winner. Sorry if you are too late. I will announce the winner by this evening, if not sooner!


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