Monday, November 3, 2008

How About A Cup Of Coffee? Or Two.

Three Years ago this November, Hubby and I decided that we would start a website to keep our friends and family afar up to date with our lives and our first pregnancy. Who knew that we would still be doing this! Hubby slowly gave me control of the blog and taught me how to write HTML codes and slowly, we made our blog what we wanted it to be.

Blogging soon became a passion after Izabel was born. I'd post photos 10 times a day of Izabel in all of her beautiful outfits and talk about each and every milestone. I wanted to share with the world how fantastic she was.

Now days I talk about anything and everything. And of course there are two Princesses with whom the world gets to peek in on. Izabel and Emily are my inspiration for this blog and it's a great way to journal their beauty, their milestones, the silly and the sad memories of their childhood. One day I hope they will look back and read it.

It wasn't until within the last year that I began networking my blog and getting out there to meet others. I am more than elated at the amount of readers who enjoy Izzy 'N Emmy.

Thank you to each and every one of you for taking interest in our blog. I appreciate all of the comments each and every day.

The first give away this month is for a $20 Starbucks Gift Card. It wasn't until about 2 weeks ago I experienced my first cup of Starbucks and I was in heaven! It's best that there is not one close by or I'd be dwindling my pocket book away!!

To enter this giveaway, you must leave a comment for this post. Tell me how you found Izzy 'N Emmy or just a little about yourself. Please make sure you leave an email addy if your comment doesn't allow me to respond via email. If you are the winner, I'll need to be able to contact you!

For one additional entry into this giveaway, you can subscribe to Izzy 'N Emmy via email in the top left hand corner of our blog OR you can add Izzy 'N Emmy to your blogroll. After you have completed this step, please leave a 2nd comment saying you did so.

Giveaway begins today, November 3rd and ends Friday, November 7th at 11:59pm CST. Winner will chosen by random drawing and announced Saturday, November 8th. Good Luck!

*All entries will be verified before drawing.

35 comments:

The Bryant Family said...

I guess I need to try one of the DREAM BOAT coffees. I know you from wwwwway back.... :) Sign me up.
By the way, I did get some scrapbooking done this weekend. All the kids photos from teh pumpkin patch and the Buddy walk. I was very very impressed with myself. I had a great time on Saturday. I hope Greg did. I know he and Todd havent hung out or been around each other much but we had a very nice time. Need to get together more often.

Nikowa said...

I'm already a subscriber (following :)

Nikowa said...

I don't exactly remember how I found you....

More thank likely through a fellow friend blogger.

I'm a 27yo homeschooling mom to 2 boys. We share a passion for children & photography :)

scrappysue said...

that's easy! PSF all the way!!! i alreaady subscribed too! we have starbucks here, so yay for me!

Asha said...

Thanks for the comment about my blanket. It is very soft. So soft that I ordered fabric Saturday and Sunday I think I am hooked.

I found you through momdot.

Donna said...

But I don't REMEMBER how I got here! I always peek in, even though I may not comment much.

CC said...

I think I got here 1st from Photo Story Friday.... :)

Can't believe you 1st tried Starbucks 2 weeks ago!

CC said...

It's your lucky day. I am now following you and put you on my blogroll ;) Wanna do the same?? ;) :)

Angelina said...

I love coffee.

FunnyGal KAT said...

I found you through the Mission:Monday links-- I was clicking on interesting blog names and lo and behold, I got here. Your daughters are beautiful!

tommie said...

I found you from the Photostory Fridays meme. I stayed because I am in awe of your mad photog skills!

I have you in Google Reader, does that count.

Congrats on three years! That is impressive.

lonestar818 said...

Wow, congrats on 3 years! I've only been blogging a few months, I can't believe I didn't think of this sooner, it's awesome :).

I can't remember exactly how I found your blog, it might have been momdot? I'm glad I did though :)

I'm already subscribed too :).

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

Don't worry about signing me up for the giveaway...what an awesome idea though!!! Congrats on the three years...that's awesome!!! My sister works at Starbucks while she is trying to finish college. She is addicted!!!

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

Hi there, so glad to "meet" you! Even if it was forced by Deb and Jay!
Ha!

And when I show up to share the comment love..what should I find? A contest in return.. YIP!!

I love that you have 'taken' over the blog. Hard to be a mommy blog with the Dad running it eh? (Don't tell Jay I said that...)

Your piratess and my piratess shoul dhave gotten together! Where the heck was that photo taken??

Carey said...

Three years?! Time flies, huh?! We'll we're in, Chelsea needs a tall latte don't ya think?!

enseno153@aol.com

oh, and you're already on my blog roll!

arielle said...

I ♥ starbucks!! :o)

Emily B said...

I found you through some mysterious sequence of clicks in blogs, I love reading blogs and it just happened! I stayed to read about Izzy and Emmy - I love the names you chose for your daughters! As an Emily myself I can assure you she will love her name her whole life. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Rachel said...

I am Rachel...I'm sure you've read my blog before. I am at lovefor9.blogspot.com. I found your blog thru "The Bryant Family News" I love coming to your blog becuz your girls are simply amazing. You take some of the best photos and there is always something interesting to read.

My email is rdominguez@yellowdognetworks.com.

Rachel

storyteller said...

Living in Southern California I have more Starbuck's than I can count (one within walking distance) and pass them wherever I drive no matter which way I go.
I'm not sure which Photo activity brought me to your blog the first time ... but you've been in my 'reader' for a while now and I've 'followed' your blog as well. I love the pictures you share of your family and you're in my Blog Roll at Small Reflections as of today.
Hugs and blessings,

Bren said...

Cool giveaway! I treated myself to a Pumpkin Spice Latte today. Yum!

How did I find you? I think you actually found me. Is that right?

And you're already on my blogroll.

lisaschaos said...

I love me some Starbucks! I found you through Photostory Friday. :) And like you I blogged, kinda on my own for the first couple of years. :)

beth said...

Hum, I think I found you through Photo Story Friday. I do know that I love Starbucks!!

Angelina said...

I love Starbucks coffee!! Thanks

angelinajose@gmail.com

The Jillybean said...

I found you through Wordless Wednesday. Love the site! I like giving things away too and try to always have something going on. I hope you have fun with your first ever giveaway!

www.thepost-itplace.com
thepost-itplace at hotmail dot com

Alaina said...

I just found your blog because you commented on mine. It is now going in my Google Reader.

Thanks for the chance!

Becky :) said...

Holy Cow, you just had your first taste of Starbucks 2 weeks ago. That's pretty awesome. I don't drink straight coffee cause it doesn't do anything for me. But I love and I mean LOVE their foofoo drinks.

And I love your blog. I found it through 5minutesformom and I'm so glad that I did. I love reading your posts and love your pictures. Your girls are adorable.

So my question now is, what do you think of Starbucks???

bookworm said...

I found you when I was looking up stuff for Starbucks! I'm with you, if I lived closer to one, I'd be broke all the time. It is a really nice treat to have once in a while, though. Thanks for offering the gift card, that would be really great to win!

Felicia said...

I honestly can't remember how I found you....but I love your site and seeing all of the beautiful pics of your kids!

I am addicted to Starbucks...Vente Mocha late please! LOL!

Stephanie, Phil, Kayla, Logan & Alex said...

I found your blog through another blog and have been reading ever since.

I so love Starbucks - it's peppermint mocha time of year. :)

Michelle said...

happy 3 yr blogging anniversary! I don't have a starbucks near me, but I'd send this to my sister who does- and is in college so would need it more than I do LOL

I think you found me first and that's how I came across your blog...it's hard to remember sometimes how you find other bloggers! :)

I'm subscribed to you via bloglines ...although I STILL need to add you to my blogroll, I am soooooo far behind in updating that!

jkupc7 said...

My favorite thing from Starbucks is a Strawberry Frappuccino!

I would love to win this.

I was blog hopping and I found you.

jkupc7 at yahoo dot com

Jenna said...

I found you through a link on A Blog of Goodies. Great giveaway!

hananiel said...

Hi I found you through Gimme Giveaways on ablogofgoodies.com.
I am a SAHM with 17 month old twins and a 6 week old!
twinzmama23@yahoo.com

hananiel said...

I subscribed!
twinzmama@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

I found your blog via "ablogofgoodies" giveaway post. Thanks!

french_mk at yahoo dot com