Saturday, January 19, 2013

Grow Your Blog Party Time!!!

Hi!!!
This is a very special post, sending greetings to anyone who may be stopping by from the Grow Your Blog event, hosted by the fabulous and amazing Vicki of 2 Bags Full!



I started blogging 4 years ago- well, closer to 5, actually; my blogaversary is in April!  Cute Gremlin the Younger had just been born.  I only made 15 posts that year.  In 2009 our lives were turned upside down, but I managed to hide it really well for a long time.  I only posted 6 times the whole year, and 12 the next.  Finally in 2011 I decided to jump into blogging like I had never really done before.  It has been AWESOME.  I have met so, so, so many dear and wonderful new friends.  I have used my blog as a way to document and facilitate my newly revived love of hand-written letters/pen pals.  I have been welcomed with open arms into the lives and adventures of other bloggers who inspire me to be a better person, encourage me to live my dreams, and sometimes just make me laugh from my toes!

It's cold outside (at least in the Northern Hemisphere!)!!! So I've decided to host a GIVE AWAY with this Grow Your Blog event, with this peacock colored scarf, lapel pin, and journal as the prize!



Just leave a comment as your entry and I will pick a random winner on Feb. 1st and contact you for your mailing address.

As you read my blog, I hope that you find something beautiful, edifying, cheerful or downright hilarious here that makes you smile!  I've learned so much about blogging, and like to think I have improved over time. (Fewer giant walls of text, for example!) :)

 I'm going to visit and follow as many in the party as I possibly can.  If you decide to follow The Modest Peacock, a big HUG and THANK YOU to you!  I can't wait to get to know you all better.  Here's to growing and traveling and learning and laughing with our blogs!


51 comments:

  1. I so want to win! I'm obsessed with peacock stuff!

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    1. Hi, Tara! Best of luck with this one, but if you don't win, keep an eye out!! I have more peacock themed giveaways planned for this whole year!!! ;D

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  2. Beautiful prizes, Jenny! And Happy Grow Your Blog Day!!!!!

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    1. Hi, Cathy! *waves* Happy GYB day to you as well! :) <3

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  3. I'm in England and it's cold here too!! and we have snow (which my children are excited about - me, not so much!)
    Thank you for a fabulous giveaway!

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    1. Welcome, Gill! I'd give my ... something valuable... (arm, back teeth, left pinky toe, whatever) to live in England!!! Best of luck in the drawing!

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  4. YOU GO GIRL!!! Great post Jenny! I'm glad I found you in blogosphere. It's been great chatting with you and getting to know you! And do, please count me in for the giveaway!

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    1. Hugs to you my sweet friend! Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck! :)

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  5. Oh my goodness, Jenn, your giveaway is so gorgeous! Peacocks are so beautiful!! Love stopping by and seeing your goodies. You are a blessing to me!
    xo

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    1. Hi, Lovely Holly! Have you read the story about how I chose the blog name? It's in the archives somewhere... If you're ever bored, you should read it- I think you'd like it. :)

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    1. Best of luck, Shannah! I'm still writing away on my reply to your letter! :D

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  7. Hi, Jenny - happy Saturday. I have met some of the nicest people through blogging of my own, and count you among them - a PENPAL!!! How awesome is that! Hope your weekend is warm and wonderful - XOXO Tanya

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    1. *waves* Hey, Tanya!!! Blogging is the greatest thing, no?! I'm checking in with the bloggers now, and about to curl up with a cuppa tea and my little heater whirring away whilst I write letters. January may not be prime for visiting the beach, but it's shaping up to be a GREAT month so far in this new year! :D

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  8. Such a lovely blog! It is so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog party. Your giveaway items are so pretty, and I would like to be included. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Welcome, welcome! Thanks for stopping by, and best of luck in the drawing!

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  9. Hello, it is lovely to meet you on the blog hop. Your blog name is fun too! Thank you for a gorgeous giveaway, I especially love the scarf.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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    1. Hi, Kay! Welcome! Thanks for entering and good luck!

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  10. You have a very lovely blog. I'm your follower and a 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!

    Evalina, This and that...

    p.s. the giveaway is awesome!

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    1. Thank you, Evalina! You have such a pretty name! Thanks for following! I'm on my way over to return the visit! Best of luck in the drawing!

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  11. what a great giveaway. please enter me. thanks!! i hope you will come by my blog. this is such fun. i hope you have a great day. take care. ( :

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    1. Hi, Beth!
      Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Good luck in the drawing!

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  12. Hi Jenny, nice to meet you. Please include my name in the giveaway draw

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  13. Hello, Missy! ;-)

    I joined the blog-hop to grow my crafting blog - seems to be working, so far!

    Meanwhile, I do hope you'll be featuring some of your dressmaking here, especially the re-enactment stuff - it's awesome!

    Enjoy the blog-hop!


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    1. Thank you, Sue! I want to not only get back to costuming as Lucy Jane and feature the things I make on both blogs, but I want to learn and grow those seamstressing skills exponentially. With the backlash of the emotional mess the last few months (years, if I'm really honest!), it's been hard to push forward and pursue that passion (oh, boy- it's late and I'm throwing alliteration around all over the place!) when my heart's not really been in it. But sweet comments and emails from friends like you help me find the drive again. England and sewing are where my heart truly dwells, and one day I'll finally get them synced up. :)

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  14. MML - giant walls of text, but it is true so many bloggers write A LOT. I'm more of a picture gal myself.

    Popped in from the Grow Your Blog hop.

    Give me a visit some time ~
    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  15. Hi Jenny
    You know I love your blog. It is thoughtful, it is quirky and it makes me smile.
    I have a wall of text over at mine today - but it's a one off for a short story, so I hope people enjoy it anyway! I'll make it up to everyone with some silly pics tomorrow :)
    Laura xxx

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  16. Hello, I am so glad to meet you during our fun blog hop! You have a great blog and I have enjoyed your post. I have a love for writing letters. I have a pen pal here in Bloglandia, and we are enjoying sending letters back and forth.
    I am your newest follower : )
    Hugs,
    Terri
    artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

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  17. What a great giveaway with gorgeous prizes. Peacocks are so pretty. Years ago we lived in an area that still had older homes with lots of acreage and one of them had peacocks. They were so much fun to watch and listen to. Where we live now there are turkeys but they're plain looking and really dumb. The other day we had to brake for a flock(?) of them running back & forth in the middle of the road because they couldn't decide which side they wanted to be on. Peafowl always seemed much more intelligent.
    :-)
    Hope this helps get more followers for you as well. You have a very nice blog.

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  18. Hi! I'm Patrice from Everyday Ruralty (www.everydayruralty.com) I really like your blog, so I followed. I hope you will come visit my blog too. I like your list of things you want to do in life and the ones you've already checked off. What a good idea! I know what they are in my head, but I don't think I've ever put them down on paper. (duh!) I look forward to coming back and reading more posts.Please enter me in your giveaway. :)

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  19. Beautiful things in your giveaway. Looking forward to reading your blog.

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  20. Just beautiful giveaways, so lovely of you to offer this. Your blog is so pretty, so nice to visit with you. Di@Cottage-wishes

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  21. Hello,

    Nice to meet you in this party.:)

    There is a giveaway on my blog,too.

    http://petite-armoire.blogspot.com/
    betikarauski@gmail.com

    All the best.:)
    Bernadett

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  22. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL colors. just love them. Loving this hop.

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  23. Hi Jenny! Your peacock giveaway is beautiful! Thanks for entering my mermaid giveaway and visiting us. I love that you have two blogs I can follow and get to know you with!

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  24. What gorgeous colours! I look forward to reading your future posts

    Lesley x

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  25. I am merrily skipping around visiting a few of the blogs along the Grow Your Blog hop.... so many fabulous creations! I am in love with your gorgeous scarf, pin and journal! I love checking out all these new-to-me blogs!
    Fingers crossed to win your fabulous prize!
    DeniseB
    deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

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  26. I am your newest follower :D
    Beautiful blog and I love your lovely giveaway...
    I am looking forward to more inspiration posts from you :D

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  27. It`s nice to meet you. I look forward to reading more of your blog (after I get through the hop!).
    I`d love the chance to enter your wonderful giveaway.
    :o)
    Rose
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  28. Hi Jenny,

    It is so nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely and you are very crafty. I'm still making my way through visiting everyone from Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. I hope you will stop by to say hello.

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  29. Love love love the giveaway, super cute! You blog name is so creative.

    I'm hosting a giveaway as well!


    Tiffany
    www.pinkfaithtoday.blogspot.com

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  30. Hi Jenny,
    Stopping on by via the gybp event. Loved seeing your beautiful blog and artwork.
    So nice to meet you and wow, what a great giveaway...

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  31. finally making my way through the party list! what fun to find your blog! i look forward to reading more, and wold love to enter your giveaway too...thanks!

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  32. visiting via Vicki's GYB Party and your Keep Calm signs are hilarious! the giveaways are very nice; I've some as well, if you'd like to visit.

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  33. Hello Jenny

    How lovely to meet you via our dear friend Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party!
    This is such a warm post - I just love your phrase "make me laugh from my toes" so cool!

    I’m your newest follower and I love things creative too!
    Love your incredibly generous blue scarf, lapel pin and yummy journal Giveaway!
    My fingers, toes etc are frimly crossed!

    I do hope you'll pop over and see me too and enter my GYB Giveaway!
    Enjoy the party.
    Hugs
    Shane ♥
    http://roseslaceandbrocante.blogspot.co.nz/

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  34. Hi Jenny, I'm making my way through the mountain of blogs in the party, and so glad I stopped by yours! You have a warmth and sweetness that comes through in your writing. Your giveaway is perfect for the name of your blog...and SO beautiful and generous. Please count me in!

    Try to stop by my blog and giveaway too if you get the chance.

    maggie
    www.themagrag.com

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  35. What a wonderful blog; I am going to follow it in a minute. And, what an amazing giveaway offering - very special. Thank you. Visiting via Vicki's Party has been so awe-inspiring! Please stop by if you haven't already and sign up for my giveaway. (I'm tardy because my motherboard died and went to the grave!) But, I have a replacement now! Hugs from Alaska. Karen

    www.alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com

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  36. So awesome to meet you via Vicki's blog party! I shall be sure to add myself to your Followers list so I will be sure to return. Thanks for the laughs!

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