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Celebrating my 1000th Post!!

Hello friends!! Thank you for stopping by for my 1000th blog post! It's just fitting that this celebration lands in February between my son's and my birthdays.

When I started my blog back in 2006 it was because other scrapbookers were doing it and I wanted to share my scrapping with others. Now over 3 years later it's become more than just a scrapbooking blog for me.

Of course I still enjoy sharing my scrapping and papercrafting, but also about books, art, photography, parenthood, faith and our life.

The last, our life, having become even more important in the past 9 months. My dad, also known as Pop to Squirt, has been on active duty overseas with his National Guard unit. His last year before retirement. Blogging has been a great way for him to keep up with what's going on with us, but especially his beloved grandson. Although he is able to call every couple of weeks, seeing photos of Squirt has allowed him to catch a glimpse of how his favorite grandson is growing. (Don't think he chooses favorites. Squirt is his only grandson.)

And most of all I want to say thank you to those of you who stop by my little spot in the blogosphere. I'm not one who constantly checks stats. I don't even have sponsors or ads on my blog yet. And while I blog for me, because I love to write and document our life and share the things that interest me, I am always incredibly grateful for those who take their time to visit and read this little blog.

So to celebrate and show my gratitude I have a week's worth of giveaways! (Disclosure: Each of these giveaways was bought or made by me. None of these giveaways are sponsored giveaways.)

Now let's get to the good stuff. I am so excited about this first giveaway!

CoverWEB Today's giveaway is a CD I am really enjoying right now. I am blessed each Sunday to hear John Claybrook play and sing in our praise team at church. Masterpiece is his first album independently released in 2007.  After downloading it from iTunes last Fall these are some of the first songs I find on my IPod on my walks each day. Filled with great worship songs as well as upbeat ones, John describes the album as "a collection of songs inspired by our daily walk with Christ." You can read more about John here and listen the songs here.

To enter today's giveaway leave a comment below sharing what music is inspiring you right now. You have until midnight Tuesday, March 2 to enter.

For extra entries leave a seperate comment for each of the following:

1. Follow me on twitter.

2. Tweet about this giveaway with the following & be sure and leave your twitter name:  @amykiane is celebrating her 1000th post at Ordinarily Extraordinary with a week of giveaways. http://bit.ly/9sqLZW (Pls RT)

3. Become a fan of John Claybrook Band on Facebook here.

4. Become a fan of my photography page on Facebook here.

  • Melissa - February 18, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    Congratulations on hitting this big milestone! I love your content and will continue reading as long as your posting. Maybe I’ll set up a twitter account just so I can follow! 🙂
    I’m enjoying Tom T. Hall right now. He is reminding me of what the important things are in life – Old Dogs, Children, & Watermelon Wine. It’s important for me to reflect on the “little things” right now with the “big things” going on at work. The little things are what matter most.

  • Ginny - February 19, 2010 - 10:20 pm

    Congrats! Nothing much is inspiring me in music right now. I am really like Rihanna though all of a sudden

  • Happy 1000th post!! How exciting!
    I’m with you – blogging is such an amazing outlet with multiple benefits!!

  • Henria O. - February 26, 2010 - 1:37 am

    Congrats on your 1000th post and thank you for the week of giveaway! Exciting! I am really loving the Indiana Bible College choir right now…I could listen to them everyday and never tire of the praise and worship. sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  • Henria O. - February 26, 2010 - 1:37 am

    I’m a Twitter follower! (@sazzyfrazzy)
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  • Henria O. - February 26, 2010 - 1:39 am

    I’m a Facebook fan!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  • amykiane - March 3, 2010 - 8:43 pm

    Hi Henria!  Youve won the CD giveaway on my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Email me your mailing info and Ill get it in the mail to you next week. — Amy