Two years went by in the blink of an eye. I can remember writing my first post on December 12, 2010 with the goal to ” just to write about food.” (By the way, you can still check out that god awful first post. It may look like the photography of a blind man, but those Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are fabulous.) But as this blog has grown, it’s really developed into much more than that.
For me, blogging is like a community. I love catching up on your lives, and I feel like I’m missing something when I’ve been away for too long. Whether it’s a new puppy, engagement, job change or new recipe, I’ve somehow managed to grow attached to people I’ve never met in person. I’ve also had the wonderful opportunity to meet some of you lovely people in the flesh (like Brittney, Laurie, Karis, Erica, Lisa, Inger, Molly and Sun – which I don’t really count because I’ve known her well before she ever started blogging).
My readers give my blog meaning. Every time you comment, show support or just show up, I’m grateful — Oliver is too. If he only knew how cute y’all think he is, his head would be the size of a hot air balloon.
To make this anniversary even more fun, here are some of my favorite moments from this past year.
There have been races…
In route toward my new PR at the Fox Cities Half Marathon.
There have been calorie bombs…
There have been disappointments…
There have been miracles…
And most of all, there have been good times…
Getting my beer on at Brew Fest.
William Bounds Giveaway!
To thank all of you for your faithful readership, I’m hosting the biggest giveaway on this blog to date. You already know William Bounds is one fantastic company if you have any interest in food (and chances are if you’re reading this post, you already do).
I’ve already sang their praises on their Sili Tea Ball. But what William Bounds is really known for is their salt and pepper mills. In a kitchen with crapped-out cookie sheets, a stained coffee maker and mismatched dinnerware, these salt and pepper mills are two of the most beautiful things I own. I think I literally sighed when I took them out of the box a few weeks ago.
These are definitely not your parent’s mills. They are very substantial in weight and you’ll notice the quality of the materials at first touch. I also love how modern this design is and that the sea salt and peppercorns can really shine (literally, that salt is practically gleaming).
To celebrate my 2-year blogiversary, William Bounds has offered to send one lucky She’s on the Run reader the exact same set of Clear with Brushed Monarch Salt and Pepper Mills! Each are 10 1/2 inches high and feature s a 3-step adjustment ring to choose between fine, medium and coarse grinds.
To Enter (MANDATORY): You must like William Bounds on Facebook AND leave me a comment saying what you would do with these mills. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. For EXTRA ENTRIES, you may:
2. Tweet about the giveaway: Alysha @Shesontherun is celebrating her blogiversary with a salt and pepper mill giveaway! http://shesontherun.com/?p=3306
3. Follow me on Twitter @Shesontherun
4. Follow me on Facebook
5. Follow me on Pinterest
The giveaway will be open from today until Christmas, December 25, 2012! Good luck!!!
Disclaimer: William Bounds has given me this product to review. I was not given the product in exchange for a positive review. All opinions are my own.