Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, little bloggy!

That's right party people. One year ago today, I decided to be a blogger. I have owned this little corner of the blogging world for MUCH longer than a year, but last year I decided I wanted to consistently drone on and bore you guys with the minute details of my life! Aren't you glad you took this on?!

I started off with some of my plans for post graduation and a bucket list. I then completely changed up the look to it, and began to explore some of your blogs as well. And I honestly feel like I've made friends out of some of you guys. And I honestly haven't met many of you in person. You guys rock!

Because of your loyalty, I want to host a giveaway to celebrate my blog's birthday!

I think I want to have TWO winners, but in order to be able to do that, I need some extra time for the giveaway (have to schedule it around pay days since I'm now a rent payer!)

This means that the giveaway will be lasting from today (October 28) and will end on Veteran's Day, November 11. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 14.

Each of the two lucky winners will have their choice of a $15 iTunes gift card for all you music lovers out there, or a $15 Starbucks gift card for all you coffee lovers. I'm choosing these two options because I love music with some good hot cocoa or a peppermint white chocolate mocha during this time of year wrapped up in a fleece blanket :)

There also may or may not be an extra surprise from me in there as well! (It'll be close to my real birthday when that comes around!)

To enter:
Simply leave a comment below with your e-mail address so I know how to get ahold of you if you win.

Extra entries:
Blog about the giveaway, telling which gift card you'd choose. Then leave a comment to your post letting me know where to find it.
Tweet about the giveaway, and mention @mbattiest with the hastag #giveaway and provide this link to the post in your tweet:

That's a total of three possible entries. I hope you love music and Starbucks as much as I do! Good luck!
(And for anyone who is international, if you win, we can work something out together as to what your prize will be. I don't want to hinder anyone from entering if they want!)


  1. Aw happy birthday blog! Love the giveaway of iTunes!
    :) bobbi

  2. Yayayayay! So excited. Can you believe its been a year? I sure cannot!

  3. Found you via FTLOB and as I was reading your "About Me," I couldn't help but think I'd found my long-lost twin ;) Seriously, I watch Love Actually on a regular basis!

    Anyway, super excited to have found you and can't wait to read up! Love the blog!

  4. Happy Blog Birthday! So glad to have been around for the most part of your bloggyland existence ;) and glad you are doing well too. Love the giveaway. And since we download all our movie rentals through iTunes, I'd kill for that GC! I'm entering, and if I blog about it, I will let you know!!

  5. whoops. TexaGermaNadian (at) gmail (Dot) com. :)

  6. well happy birthday aiukli! i like coffe AND music, and you already have my email addy :)

  7. HAPPPPPPY BIRTHDAY BLOGGY! :) Congrats on a fun filled year and here's to the next ones!

  8. AHHHH! How did I miss this!??? Wiait...Is it too late? Hope not!
    My email address is HAPPPyy blog birthday! Mine is next month! Got to think of something to do!

    Janette, the Jongleur

  9. Hope I'm not too late since it ends today! :) You didn't specify when on 11/11/11 - ;) Happy birthday to your blog! :)

  10. here's to another year of aiukli!

  11. exciting! And yeay for new music too! Fingers crossed! /


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