Happy Anni-Bloggy-Versary!!

UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  AFTER COUNTING ALL COMMENTS PLUS EMAILS AND FB MESSAGES FROM THOSE UNABLE TO COMMENT AND SUBTRACTING ALL DUPLICATE AND LAUREN COMMENTS (JUST ME-LAUREN, IF YOU'RE ALSO A LAUREN, I DIDN'T JUST NOT COUNT YOUR COMMENT OUT OF SPITE.  IN FACT I GAVE YOU AN EXTRA ENTRY) (NO I DIDN'T) VIA RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR, THE WINNER IS:

LAURA CUTLER 

CONGRATS MISSY, I'LL BE IN CONTACT.  AND TO THINK YOU ALMOST GOT DISQUALIFIED BECAUSE YOUR NAME IS JUST ABOUT LAUREN.  

HERE IS A PICTURE TO PROVE IT WAS ACTUALLY RANDOM.

If you want to check my counting remember to discount all duplicate comments and comment by yours truly.



Hello Darling Blogstalkers.

Today is the three year anniversary of the day I first started this blog.  And while I'm not always the best at updating in sensible intervals, I still think that's something to be celebrated.  A lot has changed in the years since I started writing this website after all.  New house, new car, new baby, newd-ness at the library*.

*I was trying to make mom friends by going to story-time and I walked in all smiles, scanning the room for likely chums as I took off my jacket and unwound my scarf.  And then took off my shirt.  Seriously.  Apparently my brain just switches into getting undressed mode if I remove two articles of clothing.  It was awkward.  I bloused back up and skedaddled pretty quick after that.

But anyway, this blog was an unexpected semi-success and it and you all have changed my life for the better.  So today I'm hoping to be able to change one of your lives for the better, just a tad**.

**When I was little, I thought the phrase "just a tad" was short for "just a tadpole" because tadpoles are very little and that phrase means just a little.  So like, my mom would take me to get ice cream and they would ask if I wanted any sprinkles and I would be like,  "Maybe just a tadpole."

So here's the deal.  Just comment to enter.  As always around here, no liking or sharing or tweeting of any sort is required.  Unless you are singing the song Rockin' Robin.  And then you had better be tweeting up a storm.

I'll pick a winner next Friday.

The actual prize is mostly a surprise but for sure there will be the following things:

For $100 (The Amazon)

A pair of Kendra Scott earrings of your choice.  I have these two and love them both.

Cake.

Delicious cake.  Eat slowly for Prolonged Magic.
Please do not be like my high school BFF and send me a picture of yourself eating the cake with an extra plate of cake sitting by an empty chair with the caption "That piece is for you as I truly hope you are eating cake with me in spirit right now."  Because seriously?  I was all like, "Bitch, please.  I do not do any sort of cake-eating that does not involve putting frosting-y globs of actual cake in my mouth"  Eating cake in spirit.  Pfft.  Dumbest thing I've ever heard.

This bag:



And not just a tadpole more.  A whole crazy amount more.  Lots and lots more.  I promise it's a worthwhile pursuit.  Things I've included in the past: Coasters shaped like toast, a Tiffany necklace, personalized gym shoes from Nike, a hat that looks like a cupcake, Ugg slippers, A Kate Spade bracelet, band-aids that look like pickles, an actual pickle.  And so on and so forth.

Oh and I promise I'll include one of these little guys:



And now I must run because I have just heard a loud noise and then a bunch of "Ow Ow Owwws" coming from upstairs and I think Ryan may have hurt himself and this NEVER happens and I need to go run up and check on him so I can say "Yeah, Ow Ow, Talk Hurty To Me" because I have been waiting to do that forever.  And also I should probably make sure he's ok I guess.

Tweet, Tweet, Tweedle-Lee-Dee,



UPDATED Because it was requested, pictures of my baby.  Who is currently entering her third hour of napping.  She is not part of this giveaway.



UPDATED x 2 - I just want to say that it makes me insanely happy that you are all most excited about the cake.  You're seriously the best bunch of Blogstalkers ever.

UPDATED x 3 - If comments hit 200, you'll have to hit "Load More" or something like that, I don't remember, to see your comment after you post it.  



463 comments:

  1. I'm so happy to see you back, Lauren! And Fiona is of course adorable!

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  2. Congrats on the anniversary! I've enjoyed reading about your adventures. And I seriously dig that bag!

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  3. Presents or not (although I vote for presents) I'm just happy to have you type for us.

    Hope Ryan is okay.

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  4. Happy blog anniversary!

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  5. I giggled way too hard at the book bag. . .

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  6. I have been longing for that book bag FOREVER. But, new baby = less bags with re-worded song lyrics on them for me!

    P.S. I never win giveaways but I always enter. Maybe this is my lucky entry! :)

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  7. I would love to enter, Sherry

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  8. oooh CAKE! (I really like cake, can you tell? lol) I miss having a pic of Little Fi embedded in your blog post, but I understand... you wouldn't people to think that she was up for grabs as well!

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  9. You had me at finger tentacles...... and 11 month-a-versary. Thanks for bringing so many giggles and little Fi amd Ryan and OJ into our lives!
    H

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  10. Love the octopus fingers. My life needs those, so the next time I have to discipline my minions I can do it in style.

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  11. So glad to have you back & posting!

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  12. you crack me up. :D My near naked story... I was teaching middle school language arts and wore a suit to school. I got warm toward the end of the day and reached up to take my jacket off. Got 2 buttons undone before I realized I didn't have a shell on underneath. No, nothing was seen, but I definitely wished the floor would open up and swallow me right then and there.

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  13. So glad to see you back! :)

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  14. I love cake and books and talking hurty! Happy bloggyversary!

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  15. I am so excited to have you back! I have missed your posts!

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  16. I'm excited for you to reach this anniversary not because of the giveaway, but because I'm SO happy I found your blog and love reading along with your life :) Congratulations on three years and thank you! for continuing to share your life with us!

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  17. Ohhhh, cake and earrings. I need these in my life.

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  18. Happy blog-a-versary! I've greatly enjoyed reading your posts over the years! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

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  19. If I wins me some octopus appendages, I promise to wear them to work and never say a word. Just roll through like a boss and see how long it takes them to call in the white coats.

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  20. Happy Bloggaversary!!! Oooh, cake! And earrings. And a bag. Amazing!!!!

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  21. SO happy to see you back in action. And yay for giveaways!

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  22. Happy Anniversary! And I hope Ryan is mostly-ok-but-just-injured-enough-to-be-a-funny-story!

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  23. I'm totally stealing your talk hurty to me joke. Sorry not sorry.

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  24. Wowwwwww best giveaway evahhhh!! So happy you are back! And I am not a baby person and I am in love with your baby. :-)

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  25. Glad to see your new posts. Can't wait for more!
    -kaitlin

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  26. I'm just so glad you're posting again!

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  27. Talk hurty to me... I am dying here. Also, my husband injures himself pretty frequently, so I might have to use that one.

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  28. weeee! it sounds so exciting! i'd use the amazon gift card to buy the mini-vaccuum i've been coveting. that doesn't sound like fun, but you haven't seen how dusty the tops of my cabinets are, it's a real shame. Thank God my MIL can't put on white gloves and check how clean I keep the house... actually I kindof wish she could, that'd be awesome and fun.

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  29. Ooo we definitely need to know if you got to laugh at Ryan.... Also thanks for coming back!

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  30. Tentacles and cake? Sounds like a party to me! I'm in.

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  31. Given the mood I'm in today, this post reads more or less as, "Blahblahblahwordswordswords CAKE blahblah." So I'm in. :)

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  32. CAKE!!! That cake looks sooo super good! Frostingly goodness. That's not a word, I know. Congrats on your blog anniversary, this blog makes me happy. Not as happy as cake, but a close second! :) Have a good weekend, and thanks for more posts, miss them, but I know you're busy :)

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  33. Happy Blog-aversary!! I love reading your stuff and seriously - your daughter is adorable!!! Congrats on all the newness!

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  34. That bag is fabulous.

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  35. Love you and would live to win. I would try very hard to spend the gift card on something fun for just me. This is not plausible as I have a 2 year old, a new baby, a new house and all of that fun stuff as well :) so pick me pick me

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  36. Happy bloggy-versary! I am so looking forward to more stories and of course pictures of your adorable chubby baby!

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  37. Happy Bloggy-versary or anni-bloggy-versary or Bloggy happiversary, I don't know, I'm so excited by these prizes that I can't think straight or I'm so amazed that RYAN got hurt that I can't think straight, either way.

    So no pierced ears for me but I am sure I can find a worthy person to share the earrings with if I am lucky enough to be deemed the winner. And if I win, I am totally going to put those octopus things on my fingers while my new husband is sleeping and then wake him up by stroking his face with them and I will absolutely videotape the whole thing and share it with you as a thank you gift. :)

    Love your baby, she is just squishable (in a good, nice to baby way). So happy to have posts from you again.

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  38. Uh first of all, I want to know where that cake came from.

    Secondly, you live in the same area (read: withing an hour radius) of me. We could TOTALLY eat cake together (that sounded creepier than I meant it to....).

    Third: How do you know the baby's first words aren't "Ow" in that very moment?

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    1. Fine but if you're going to be my friend you're going to have to deal with things like me telling the male cashier at TJ Maxx yesterday to "Just let Mommy get her wallet" when I did not have the baby in tow.

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  39. I'm excited to see posts from you! yay! I hope you were able to give Ryan a hard time :P

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  40. How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh? Ten tickles!

    I just heard that joke for the first time the other day and could not stop laughing.

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  41. OMG Cake... Glad to see you posting!!

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  42. Great to see your recent posts! (pick me, pick me!)

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  43. Happy Blog-a-versary! So glad you're back, even if it's just a tadpole!

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  44. Yay I love free things. I also love this blog!

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  45. So nice to have you back!

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  46. THANK YOU!!! I always laugh sooooo hard I cry when reading your lovely posts. Then I send the posts to my husband to read. THEN I make him talk about it so I can laugh so more. :-)

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  47. I think we need to have a conversation about that cake, LAUREN.

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  48. Today I put Lois in her crib so that I could run downstairs to the car and get the rest of the groceries out of it.

    She met me at the door.

    Pray for us, Lauren. We're in deep trouble.

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  49. I'm so glad you're back! We've missed you.

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  50. Two posts on two days. As a fellow mommy that is quite the feat!

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  51. It doesn't matter how many times I see that book bag, it makes me giggle every. single. time. :)

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  52. You bring a smile to my face when I read your blogs. The baby F is adorable, she looks like such a happy baby...so happy for you :)

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  53. *crosses fingers* After today, of taking 3 kids to the eye doctor on my own with no help after one of them just had 3 shots..I NEED CAKE.

    Happy Blogiversary! We missed you!!!!

    Also, in case I win- byccumwho@icloud.com

    -Shawna!!!!

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  54. I remember when you first started this blog, and I feel like we are kindred spirits. Thanks for always sharing!
    -Cassie

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  55. The best prize is more blogging from you, but cake is also good. ��
    So are more totes adorbs baby pics. OH! Been wondering how OJ is handling the fact that there is now someone whom Ryan loves more than he loves OJ. (I'd like to say that person is you, but I think we all know it's Fiona. Sorry.)

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  56. I'm impressed that 1. You have time to post. And 2. That you put together an articulate paragragh with mommy brain going on. You rock!

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  57. I came to help you get Ryan to dress up as Santa and walk around town and I've stayed for everything since, not the least of which was you having Fiona about two months after I had my son. Happy Bloggy-versary! :o)
    Robin

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  58. Happy, happy bloggianniRYANversary! (I am just assuming he's done something RYAN worthy, and if not, he will soon, so consider it a preemptive RYANing.)

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  59. Happy Blog-versary! I cannot handle the fact that you entered my life only three short years ago. I cannot not believe all your new beginnings this past year! Congrats on ALL aspects and I look forward to your posts, whether they are months or minutes apart. You are very generous to us blogstalkers, and we appreciate you so much L! I do hope Ryan is okay, Little F continues to amaze you guys, and that you continue to rock. Blessings and balloons!

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  60. If I win is part of it to come babysit for Miss Fi?

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  61. Happy ...versary! Glad you're updating again, even sporadically.

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  62. Two posts in a row! Nice to have you back!!

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  63. Library story time is the best! We've made friends there and were even invited to our first birthday party by a mom I met there. Fiona is precious, by the way. :)

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  64. You're hilarious and your baby is the most adorable!

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  65. Happy Blogiversary!!! :-) And happy long nap time, super high five!

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  66. Happy 3rd year anniversary of the blog! It's always a pleasure to come here and read your updates and see the pictures of that ADORABLE little bundle of joy of yours. My goodness is she cute!! :) Keep on posting and you know all of us will just keep on reading. :) *hugs*

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  67. Congrats on the bloggiversary :) and the adorable, squishy baby.

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  68. Pickles? I love pickles!

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  69. MUST.HAVE.THAT.BAG....and cake...and the fingers... geez I guess I just want it all! Is that asking too much? Happy Blogiversary!

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  70. Please keep posting! Happy blogiversary!

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  71. Glad you started, glad you're back, glad your baby is so cute.

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  72. I LOVE those earrings! And appreciate the pictures of Fiona. She is so cute!

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  73. Glad to see more posts! And when I say more posts, I of course mean more pictures of Fiona!

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  74. I can't believe the baby is not included. I WANT HER. (Just saying.)

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  75. Congratulations! I've enjoyed reading for over two years so I think you've been wildly successful! Enjoy the bloggy-versary and eat lots of CAKE! I may just eat cake in honor of your bloggy-versary as well today. . .

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  76. Love your posts and your lil one is sure adorable!!

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  77. When I was in vet school I had a coat with a broken zipper (because I had no money) and a body with a broken brain (because I had no sleep). So I showed up at the teaching hospital one morning, unbuttoned my broken coat, then unbuttoned my button down shirt, because apparently once you start unbuttoning you can never stop.

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  78. Now you have the "OMG Becky, her Butt is sooo big" song in my head. (Yeah, my name is Becky, so I heard it alot when that song came out!) Congrats on 3 years and the cute baby!

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  79. Happy 3rd Bloggiversary! I don't know if I have ever commented on your blog before, but I read it quite often and am so happy that you have started writing again - no matter how sporadically! You're hilarious and I always love the tone of your blogs. Also, Fiona grows more adorable daily.

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  80. Happy Blogiversary! Is that a word? I love that I have an awesome blogger living so close! (I'm in the burbs and I promise i'm not at all stalkeresque.) Take your time on posting. I love reading your stuff, but that adorable little girl needs you a tadpole more than I.

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  81. That is one CUTE baby!

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  82. Love your blog! Never stop!

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  83. Oh my gosh. The library story. I died. At work. I died at work.

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  84. I adore you and your give aways! Also- We should totally hang out again.

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  85. Happy anniversary! I am so glad that you found me and introduced me to your blog. I smile every time i read it! Love the book bag and tentacles.

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  86. Wow! Three Years already?! It seems like just yesterday I was reading about you napping under your desk and learning Disney Dance Moves. Congrats my internet friend, you make the WWW* a happier place! Kudos and Happy Things To You!

    *World Wide Web, not the WWW where big dudes get really sweaty and jump off things. Just to be clear.

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  87. Happy Blogaversary!! Your daughter is the CUTEST, and if she isn't included in the giveaway, I guess I can settle for cake. Congrats!

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  88. OMG! I need all of this. Cake especially! And happy blogaversary!

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  89. Baby pictures and cake? What more could you ask for? (more baby pics? I am a baby person and I've had a bad week)

    Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on three years.

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  90. I'm so glad you're back to blogging!

    From your name twin (Lauren)

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  91. I love the randomness of your brain, and that you continue to blog. I would also love to creep my friends out with tentacle fingers. Thank you for being you.

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  92. Lauren!
    (one time I was making calls at work, and I left a lady a voice mail and then a couple hours later, around 9pm I got a call from a California number (I'm on the east coast) I didnt recognize , so I answered it, saying the customary "hello?" and she said, "DENA! You're working!" I thought, "who is this? It must be one of my cousins who didn't know I had gotten this job a couple months ago" so I said, "Who is this?" and then she told me who she was and I realized she was a client and then I realized saying "who is this?" is less than professional. My point is, in case, like me, you get confused when people you think you dont know (I have been known to meet someone and then the next time I see him have no recollection of ever seeing him before in my life. I introduced myself to my first cousin one time) greet you by your first name, then I would just like to ease your confused mind by saying you do not, in fact, know me. Yet. Or maybe ever. (Another time my friend was calling the bowling alley to see if lanes were available and at the end of the conversation he said, "thank you, bye, I'll talk to you later.. Actually, I probably wont).

    I laughed out loud about the tadpole "maybe just a tadpole" of sprinkles.

    Also your giveaway sounds super amazing

    And your baby is amazingly cute

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  93. Oooh...cake and earrings, two of my favorite things! ;) hopeful for more blogs to come!

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  94. Best giveaway ever! And Fiona is so stinking cute!
    Stacy

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  95. Shut up with that CAKE!!!!! Holy heck, get in my mouth! Also, if you could please try to make a chubbier, rollier baby baby next time that would be awesome. Love those chins!

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  96. My baby wants the cake. She literally licked the phone screen.

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  97. Happy Blogaversary! That bag is aug-mazing!! As is everything else!

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  98. Oh my goodness, I'm trying to kick my butt into losing my baby weight (now that said baby is 2), but that cake looks... FANTASTIC. My goodness I want that cake.

    Anyways, blame the library thing on mommy brain, and know that I wouldn't have judged you for doing it. Laughed at you, sure, but judged you? Nah.

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  99. Love your blog. Always good for a laugh...or several :)

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  100. Crossing my fingers I lovelee cake!

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  101. Crossing my fingers I lovelee cake!

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  102. I am getting married in August and just the other day I was thinking, "probably I should wear different earrings for my wedding" because I have worn the same earrings everyday since I was 21 and now I'm significantly older than that so maybe it's time for a (12 hour) change. But you know, that's just me, always trying the new things like it's my job.

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  103. Love your blog. I also have a new-ish baby (though mine is #3 and was totally unexpected). Love your honesty and your humor. Also, cake. And that BAG!

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  104. So I tried to comment, but I cant see it so if there are two from me I am sorry :) a whole year is something to celebrate I was saying I don't think there is anything that I have followed through for an entire year so congrats. I love this blog and check it every day to see if there is an update. Keep up the awesome work!!

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  105. I'm so happy for you! It seems that life is going well! I love looking at those baby pics! :)

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  106. I'm so happy that you are back to posting! I really love seeing pictures of Fi, she is just absolutely adorable! Also that Bag is super entertaining!

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  107. Caaaaake...
    A new post...
    And the world's cutest, chubbiest, happiest baby! Today is a good day

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  108. I am so happy you're bqck to blogging, and I'm happy that you've been keeping us in touch through Facebook and instagram! <3

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  109. Cake and earrings?! You're speaking my love language!

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  110. There is no way that baby can seriously always be that happy. Like at all. I hope Ryan is OK and that you promptly mocked him for hurting himself while removing your shirt unconsciously. Please never stop blogging. Mmmmkthanksbye

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  111. Congrats on the 3 year anniversary. Looking forward to more posts!

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  112. Love your blog- so glad you're back! I saw the South America give a way and thought, I couldn't take a vacation now!
    Then I read the small print. Yeah for cake too!

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  113. So not into the cake like most everyone else above but I can't stop giggling uncontrollably about the tote bag. Love it!

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  114. I was seriously just thinking about you the other day (in a non-creepy, Blogstalker way) and then you posted and I was all "Yay!" and now a giveaway? Awesome Coleslawsome!

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  115. Cake. For real my life revolves around cake. My girlfriends and I have a chat names cake b**ches.

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  116. Yay, you're back! Oh, how we've missed you!

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  117. Love love love your baby! Fiona is so CUTE!

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  118. I love cake and I really love that book bag! Soooo glad you are back!!!

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  119. Oh my gosh. I have two kids and and have gone gluten free to lose some of that mommy weight and I do not care if it ruins the diet because I NEED THAT CAKE. If I don't win, tell me where to get it. Because I have a birthday coming up and would like to give my husband specific instructions.

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  120. Welcome back, hon! And Happy Bloggiversary! And WOW, this giveaway sounds spectacular. Also, I think you and I have the exact same taste in levels that have now reach eery proportions. Also, gimme yer babeh. :) xoxox!

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  121. My favourite is a toss up between the cake and the bag. I think the bag will win this one as I will likely stop and buy cake or a suitable substitute on the way home.

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  122. If there is potential for pickle bandaids and octopus finger extenders, sign me up. :)

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  123. Happy Blogiversary and YEY cake!

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  124. First of all, congratulations on three years! Secondly, after mine, you have the cutest child on the planet. Lastly, looking forward to seeing the loot you come up with for the giveaway!

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  125. First of all, congratulations on three years! Secondly, after mine, you have the cutest child on the planet. Lastly, looking forward to seeing the loot you come up with for the giveaway!

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  126. My name is Kendra and therefore my name is literally on those earrings.

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  127. Can you add OJ to the giveaway? Okay, OJ and cake. Okay, okay OJ, cake and those earrings. That's all I need.

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  128. Happy Blogiversary!
    I would be so excited for a tentacle finger thing! I work with high schoolers and I would use that to point things out to them on their computers and then they'd have actually physical proof of how weird I am. :)
    And also, thanks for the pics of the cutest little baby cheeks ever!
    -Christina

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  129. Happy Blogiversary Lauren! Thanks for many years of laughs and sharing your adventures with us!

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  130. I'm so pleased your blog is back! Also, your baby is so cute she makes my ovaries hurt. Seriously.

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  131. Lauren C.6/20/2014

    In your "free time", you really need to write a book. Love your posts. Enjoy your weekend!

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  132. Yes! Cake and tentacles!!!

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  133. Heather L6/20/2014

    Fiona is so cute!! I have a secret cake hiding spot in my house and it is currently cakeless. I need that cake!

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  134. Yay! That cake looks delish!

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  135. Yay! That cake looks delish!

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  136. Happy Anni-Bloggy-Versary! Congrats!

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  137. Liz M.6/20/2014

    Pictures of the cake and baby were best! I just wanna eat them both up! (the baby- in a non weird way!)

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  138. Oh my goodness. I just want to squish Fiona's cheeks. Congrats on 3 years!!

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  139. Happy Blogiversary!

    And, really, a 3 hour nap? A long road trip that involved real sleep? You must share your secrets!

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      As far as road trips go, we just did all of our driving overnight. Since she sleeps though the night anyway, she just did it in her carseat. With an adult sitting next to her to make sure she was alright. We could not have done it during the day. She would have spazzed I'm sure.

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  140. I am so happy you're back!!! And that you include adorable baby pictures with the new posts.

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  141. I'm so happy you're back in blogging business! Although I'll take the scraps whenever I can get them, so no pressure. :)
    I would love to win these fabulous items, even if they are sadly non-Fiona-inclusive.

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  142. Happy blogiversary!!! and fiona is so adorable!

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  143. Congrats on the anniversary!

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  144. Babies and cake, what a post. I would love to win

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  145. Little F is simply adorable! I'm so happy you're back posting, you always make me smile :-) Katy

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  146. Happy blogiversary! Love your blog and have been craving cake for days... it must be fate!

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  147. man oh man Miss Lauren, the trouble and annoyance I would be if I could only have a pair of those octopus fingers! And that baby of yours is to die for but since she is not part of this, I suppose I'll just keep searching for a man to help me create one for myself!

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  148. Little baby Fiona has cheeks that run a very close second to the eadibleness (definitely a word) of that cake.

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  149. I'm so so so glad you're back!! Your post yesterday made me cry from laughing so hard. People at work think I'm weird now, probably not only because of the crying though.

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  150. I seriously enjoy cake, as I enjoy babies ... but not in the same way. I don't eat babies. That would be weird ... unless I lived in a cannibalistic society, then it would be totally normal.

    Whoa. That escalated quickly. Regardless, yay anniversary! Yay giveaway! Yay cake!

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  151. so glad you are back congratulations on the 3 years, cant believe its been that long.

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  152. First off, that cake looks friggin' delicious.I have officially started my summer vacation today (I'm a teacher), and I NEED that cake to start my summer off right.
    On a side note, I second everyone else who said that they're glad to see you back and blogging again!

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  153. Happy blogiversary! Fiona is adorable.

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  154. Ok, fine. Don't send the baby. Just her cheeks will do. Happy Blogiversary!

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  155. Congrats on the 3 year blog-iversary. Reading your blog always makes my day better. Thanks for being brave enough to share your humorous, klutzy and love filled life.

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  156. jessica6/20/2014

    Congrats on 3 years! Love your blog and babies who take 3 hour naps.

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  157. Happy blogiversary. You REALLY took off your shirt? That's hysterical. I don't know what I would have said to you if I had seen that....The cake is the best part of the giveaway. Cake is always best. Cupcakes are good too....but CAKE!

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  158. Happy Blogiversary! I need the saying on that bag on a pillow to put in my reading room :)

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  159. I really just want your baby's nap! Happy Blogaversary!

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  160. If you add in some plane tickets to the giveaway, I will totally share the cake with you! And our babies can stare at each other and we can make up what we think they'd be saying if they could talk.

    Without the plane tickets, I will just think of you fondly while eating the cake. Does that work for you?

    (Also, really glad to see posts from you in my feedly again. I always know they will make me smile!)

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  161. Seriously glad you're back! I've missed you terribly! And the cake looks delicious, but those earrings? Beautiful! Fiona is just darling!

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  162. Happy happy Anniversay! & welcome back to blogging-you have been greatly missed (by me).

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  163. Cake and babies are two of my very most favorite things ever!! (also cheese)

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  164. Please let this mean you will come back to blogging regularly!!! Your posts help me get through my awful and boring days at work!!!! Oh and I wish that Fiona was a part of this giveaway but in a totally non creepy way, like I'm not going to steal your baby but if you could clone her I would pay good money for that.....CUTEST cheeks EVER!!!!!!!!

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  165. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging, but more importantly for the incredible blessing of your adorable baby. Reading a post from you always brightens my day. Thank you!

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  166. Congrats on the Blogiversary!! Blog-versary? Anni-bloggy-versary? Well, congrats despite the spelling!

    Also, I neeeeeeeeed those octopus tentacles. I've been begging my husband for finger puppets for over a year, so I'm pretty sure those tentacles would be the perfect punishment for his refusing to let me have finger puppets. (He is under the completely correct assumption that the puppets would be in his face ALL THE TIME.)

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  167. Oh that baby is so adorable. Well done you.

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  168. Your baby is super adorable and I could have so much fun with a tentacle finger :)

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  169. Happyblogiversary! I smile every time I see update from you in my notifications! And thank you for sharing adorableness with us!

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  170. Happy Bloggyversary Lauren!! I love that you posted again so soon and adore your Little Bunny FiFi pictures! :D

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  171. my favorite part of everything you do is that you call us "blogstalkers," because that's how i feel sometimes, because i hardly ever comment on anything any more. happy bloggiversary!

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  172. Congrats on your Blogaversary! oh my goodness can FI be any cuter!?!

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  173. Completely forgot to say how excited I am that you are writing again. No matter what the frequency I'm happy to read something new!

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  174. So excited that you are posting again!! And seriously...only someone as awesome as you would include cake as part of the giveaway :D

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  175. Before my wedding, whenever I would try on my dress, my wedding planner would dress me because wedding dresses are hard. One time I went there and tried on a normal dress and it took a few minutes of me standing there half naked before I realized that I could (and was expected to) dress myself. I had gotten crazy spoiled and my friends laughed at me a lot. Your undressing story made me think of this.

    Happy blogoversary!

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  176. Mmmm cake. That picture made me drool.

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  177. Jen Seiderer6/20/2014

    All the little birdies on Jaybird Street love to . . . eat cake.

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  178. Happy Anniversary! Not gonna lie, it's a toss up over which thing excited me the most: cake or octopus fingers. I wanna wear the octopus fingers while eating cake.

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  179. Happy Anniversary! What did Ryan get you? I hope a big, frostingy cake.

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  180. Kara F.6/20/2014

    You could be offering an actual trip to the Amazon, and I'd still be most excited about the cake. I'm not sure how people even send cake by mail, but even a melted puddle of chocolate by mail would be pretty exciting.

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  181. Happy 'versary..... What a great year this is for you. And Ryan too, I guess.
    Here is a poem.
    cake is good,
    tentacles are better,
    FiFi is the best,
    we love you

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  182. It really does not rhyme, but, well, yeah.

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  183. Ameline6/20/2014

    My name is Amy, and I like cake and things that are free.

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  184. I'm mostly just here for the tentacles. :D But I do like cake.

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  185. Happy Anniversary! I hope your day includes actual cake. And shirts. Shirts are nice and not at all overrated in public. That story is totally something I would do. And is it weird I like the octopus fingers more than cake? (I may lie. Stupid Stupid Diet makes me lie!)

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  186. Shannon R6/20/2014

    Happy blog-iversary

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