four years & some faves! [giveaway.]

by Janetha on April 21, 2013

in giveaway

hey! today is my blog’s birthday!

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i started this blog four years ago on april 20, 2009.  well.. i guess it’s technically april 21st right now since i am typing this at 12:34 AM (yay, 1-2-3-4!) but i didn’t have time to write this up and publish it before we went to the movies tonight. pretend it’s still the 20th, kay? it was a busy day. by the way, we saw oblivion and i fell asleep for about fifteen minutes of it.. narco right here!!

anyway.. four years! crazy it’s been so long since the beginning of meals & moves. i started this blog with no expectations and had no idea it would have such a huge impact on my life. i stumbled upon the food & fitness blogging world by mistake (read the story here) and not even a week later i started this blog.

i had no idea what i was doing in the beginning. i have always loved writing and cooking, so when i first laid eyes on a food blog it just clicked for me. i wanted to have one of my own! i wanted to use it as a creative outlet, to share recipes, and to stay accountable. i had no clue i would make friends and travel places and try so many new things and have awesome experiences thanks to this little blog. it’s pretty cool. i’m happy to be a part of this community. this blog has opened so many doors for me and has led me down paths that have molded me into a more passionate person. it’s the best hobby ever! some people play golf.. other people collect antiques.. and i blog.

as i have done the previous three years, i am hosting a giveaway of my favorite things. and, because it’s tradition, i filmed a video telling you about all the loot!

4 years

to enter: leave a comment telling me why YOU read blogs.

extra optional entries (leave an extra comment per entry):

i will pick a winner on friday, april 27!

like i said.. it’s past midnight. sooo.. gonna wrap this up and keep it short and sweet. thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for reading, commenting, and interacting with me and this blog. it means the world to me. you guys are the best.

xo. janetha g.

 

 

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Amy Rock April 24, 2013 at 8:57 am

I love reading blogs for new recipes and cool things I would have missed out on!

Amy Rock April 24, 2013 at 8:57 am

I already followed you on Facebook…does that count?

Janetha April 24, 2013 at 9:58 am

of course!

Iris April 24, 2013 at 10:33 am

I read blogs for inspiration and motivation! And they never fail to give me perspective when I need it.

Barbara April 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I read blogs because I am a stalker at heart ;)
No really, I read them because I truly care what other people do and think and have going on in their lives. They never fail to inspire and motivate me, too.

Mary April 24, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I read them for exercise ideas and because they are way less depressing than reading the news!

Tori L April 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I love reading them for inspirational food and fitness ideas!

Marcy April 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I love blogs for the recipes and fitness inspiration. Almost all of my recipes that turn out to be hits are from blogs!

Marcy April 24, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I follow you on instagram and facebook, too!

Kim F April 24, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Followed you on instagram too :) I hope to see many pics of your cute little pups!

Aaron Mabry April 24, 2013 at 6:42 pm

They help keep me motivated, inspired, and connected to other like-minded women!!!

Yin April 25, 2013 at 6:53 am

Happy birthday :)

I read blogs to get try new recipes and see fitness tips!

Cole April 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

I read blogs to learn new things! Recipes, photography tips, workouts, etc…

Cole April 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

I follow you on Instagram @coebonne

Cole April 25, 2013 at 9:36 am

I follow you on Twitter @coebonne

Cole April 25, 2013 at 9:36 am

and I liked your page on facebook! @Cole La Bonne

Anna H April 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm

I read blogs to learn about how others maintain a healthy lifestyle and learn new tips and tricks :)

Anna H April 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm

and I followed you on instagram (annamharned)

Anna H April 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm

and I followed you on twitter (amharned)

Anna H April 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm

AND I liked you on facebook (Anna Marie Harned) :D

Rachel April 26, 2013 at 10:24 am

I read blogs for inspiration, fellowship, and entertainment. Sometimes it’s to find something to make for dinner, other times it’s to read what people go through to feel like i’m not alone!

Rachel April 26, 2013 at 10:24 am

Liked on facebook!

Rachel April 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

Following on twitter! @rachelhopb

Susie April 26, 2013 at 3:09 pm

I dont care about winning I just want to say I LOVE YOU!!!!!!! Your blog is now my longest relationship ;)

Carol B April 26, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Your blog rocks!

Carol B April 26, 2013 at 8:12 pm

I “liked” you on Facebook.

Carol B April 26, 2013 at 8:14 pm

I followed you on Instagram.

Carol B April 26, 2013 at 8:15 pm

I followed you on Twitter.

Ana L. April 29, 2013 at 3:30 am

Blogs always been very useful regarding any perspective of life. I love it when it comes to reading the blog because it always teach us new things and motivate us.

Debbie @ Healthy Running Mom April 29, 2013 at 4:07 am

I love reading blogs to get inspired from other fabulous people.
Stay focused & learn!

Debbie @ Healthy Running Mom April 29, 2013 at 4:07 am

I like you on FB.

Debbie @ Healthy Running Mom April 29, 2013 at 4:08 am

I follow you on Twitter.

calee April 30, 2013 at 2:09 pm

happy birthday, meals & moves! :) can’t wait to see you next month. PS those shorts fit PERFECT. I figured they’d be small because your ass is tinier than mine.

Janetha April 30, 2013 at 4:38 pm

ummmm have you seen my ass? lol it’s big and beautiful. it legit never shrinks even if i lose weight. #junkindatrunk

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