Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My 100th post give-a-way! Fun & excitement (at least for me) & it's for FREEEEE!



I really and truly can not believe I have stuck with blogging this long. I have made it to my 100th post, YEAH. To some that may not seem like such a big deal but to me it's HUGE! When I started out doing this I never imagined how much satisfaction I would get from my little blog. It gives me time to focus and think about life with my family or simply just for personal musings. It really has become an outlet. When life seems to be passing by so quickly the blog helps to preserve & slow it down just a bit.  I'm loving all of my many new friends that have come through this venture. We are all more alike than we realize. Thank you so much for all of the inspiration and for those that have left comments, I treasure everyone of them. 

So probably what you see below is just pictures of some really cute girls. To me, yes I see that as well but I also see hair accessories that I have made. You see I used to get so much pleasure out of creating these nifty little items before there were no triplets in my belly and since I like both making hair accessories & blogging I thought it a perfect reason to have a FREE giveaway for my 100th post (plus it helps motivate me to get a few custom gifts checked of the list..Whitney call me). I will decide what it will look like but you can decide if you would rather have a clip or headband, flower or no flower, and the size. They can be for a little baby on up to a big girl like me. I guess the only way for me to know if you want in on this celebration is to just drop a comment:-) Perhaps you should leave a comment with a random tidbit about yourself. The big winner will be randomly picked next week.  Hey this should be an easy one to win with my 13 readers (ok so maybe it's a little bit more than 13:-).  Oh I'm just so excited.  As my sister would say, go, fight, win & ZAHZOO!  Speaking of ZAHZOO, if you are my sister who lives in Oregon & you leave a comment you automatically win one right this second but you will need to CALL me and give me a line from your favorite movie but not "Big Gulps huh...well see ya later".  

Oh my look @ this little doll who happens to be my niece.
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I just had to throw these pictures in because....well just look @ these darling girls. 





  



Bottom 4 photos taken by Michelle over @ Sweet Moments design.

72 comments:

kristy mae said...

What beautiful things!
Here's a tidbit about me:
I'm 33 (for a couple more weeks), married 13 years, mom of two, Child of God, saved by grace alone through faith alone.

onehm said...

13 readers!! You are CRAZY!
Something about me... I LOVE ice cream. I would like to eat it for at least one meal a day. :)

Congrats on 100! You have so much to share, I love that you do it here!!

Jessica said...

Wow--100 posts. I have no idea what number I'm on but it's definitely not 100. My random tidbit--my five-year-old tells me every other day how giant my belly is getting. It's not just a passing comment either. It's accompanied by giant eyes and utter shock in her voice. Aren't little ones great for your self esteem? We'll see what she has to say when I'm a week from delivery. :)

Melanie said...

How fun!! You make such cute bows! Maybe I will win!! I have 2 little girls! :-)

A random tidbit about me: I love strawberries!!! Not only do I love the fruit (strawberry shortcake...YUM!) but I have decorated my kitchen with all sorts of strawberry accessories...drawer knobs, towels, curtains, wall decorations, etc...it's fun!

The Millirons said...

Hey fancy pants, I would LOVE to have a cute headband with a flower just for ME : ) Here is a random tidbit about me : I am Kami and I love Vancie ! How's that for sucking up ; )

sweetpea said...

I love them all! They would look perfect on my girls. :)

I found your blog a couple of weeks ago when I was searching for other moms of more than one set of multiples. I have a son, twin girls, and I'm expecting twin boys this summer. It's been fun (and good for me too) to see someone not just surviving, but enjoying life with little ones!

The Kriloff Klan said...

Hey there! I read your blog & enjoy keeping up with your cute kidlets! Random tidbit: I love creating things & making them pretty! I think in that aspect we are very alike! I would love a cute little somethin for either my little girl or for me!

Thanks & congrats on the 100th post!

Jenn Kriloff (Kristina Johnson's friend) email me & I'll invite you to my blog: skloaf@hotmail.com

Janie said...

Love your blog! Been reading for a couple months. Found you through the "mirror chalkboard redo" Loved that project! I have 4 children and love to thrift and find great bargains. LOVE the giveaway!!

laura said...

You have way more than 13 readers because you have blurkers like me :-)

I have 4 boys who would NOT look cute in these, but I have nieces who would look adorable in them.

FYI - I trird quinoa for the first time after reading your blog and it's a keeper. Thanks for the tip!

Aislinn said...

What a great way to get all of your secret admirerers to come out of hiding! I cannot pass up a chance at winning one of your UNIQUE flower accesories! I found your blog while surfing the net and saved it to my favorites since that first find and check back often. I too am a mother of twins(plus a singleton baby)so I can relate as a mother, but I also love your musings, your photography, well, just all of it! Like you said "We are all more alike than we realize." Yay to you for 100 posts! And here's to crossing my fingers that I win the giveaway!

Oh and you asked for something random about me....when I was little I always wanted my middle name to be Vin. (I don't have a middle name and don't ask me why I chose that as what I would want.)

The Frosts said...

I'm a lurker as well and can't remember how I even found your blog. I think you have a great sense of style and love seeing all your inspiring projects (plus your kids are cute too.) Your hair accessories are darling - even if I don't win I'd love to BUY some of them for my girls!

Random tidbit: My dream in life is to be a gourmet cook! And to learn to take really beautiful pictures. I have a long way to go in both ventures!

Meredith said...

OOOOHHHH! What a great giveaway! I would love a Big Girl Flower...exciting!

Random Tidbit: I love shopping garage sales...love a good bargin!

Rebecca Frame (soon to be a Clark-) said...

Um...i would love to wear something so pretty and fetching in my hair...congrats on your 100th post...that is so wonderful...

something about me: shamefully...on some days (not all of them) my blackberry gets more attention than my beloved mr c...i'm sorry mr c.

Janelle Severson said...

Oh, they are so cute--the girls and the hair stuff!

I am a 31 year old shopaholic and blog addict.

My dd (or I) would love a chance to try one of your adorable hair accessories.

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Amanda said...

Your girls are so lucky to have a creative genius for their mom - they will always be accessorized with super cute "pretties" for their hair.
Random tidbit...I dream of opening up my own yummy treatery that is open late for night owls like me who get cravings after the kiddos go to bed :)

The Thueson's said...

Oh how adorable :) I have also been reading your blog for quite a while. :)

Random tidbit about me: I live in Lacy Bell's neighborhood! Which is also how I found your blog. I saw a cute bow on her blog and was going through her sidebar and found you! I have been hooked ever since. Sometimes when I am having a rough day with the 2 kids I have I think... "oh wow, I wonder how YOU do it!!" funny huh? But really, you are an amazing momma!

Robin said...

Oooh, I would love a pretty flowery thing for my girls. I started my blog as a way to journal almost 3 years ago and have over 400 posts! I have about 13 readers as well (that comment anyway)

Heather Lynn said...

I love your blog! You have WAY more than 13 readers and now with this giveaway all your stalkers, like me, will be showing our faces. :)

I love healthy living.
www.simplyhealthful.blogspot.com

Angie said...

Oooooh, a giveaway!! How exciting! I've admired your hair accessories for a while now. At Christmas time I was determined to be a copy-cat and make one for my oldest girl, but I realized there was NO WAY I could even come close! And she has the cutest vintage-ey dress that would have been perfect... Well, I can't hope to imitate a Christina-original!
Here's a little tidbit about me: I collect hobbies. I collect them, then discard them! Sewing, scrapbooking, photography, jewelry-making, you name it. For awhile I was making the most awesome designer-ish custom diaper bags. So cute, all my friends wanted one, but then I got tired of it and had to move on to something else. Either I haven't found my niche or I am destined to just be a hobby-collector!

little ms. sassy shelby said...

I just found your blog and can I tell you? I am in love! It's so lovely. And a giveaway? These flowers are beautiful! I'm hoping I win. A tidbit about me? I'm completely baby obsessed. I love cribs, onsies, nurseries, everything baby! But, my husband and I don't plan on having children for at least two more years.

Scrap It Up (a.k.a. Kendahl) said...

Wow, your hairclips are gorgeous! Umm... tidbit about me... I am double-jointed at basically every joint in my body. People freak out when I bend my arms and they literally are at almost a 45 degree angle backwards. :)

Love your blog, I added you to my reader!

Erin said...

Haha, I'm so glad that I'm not your only stalker. Wow, I think I need to do this on my blog to find out who all my stalkers are too! I found your blog a few weeks back roaming through my friends side bar of blogs. You were so witty! I have a daughter who turns 2 next month and found out I was pregnant with twins due in August. I seriously lost my mind freaking out about it. I lost them at 11 weeks and really wish I had found your blog before then. I was afraid of so many things and mostly of being a bad mom to mostly my 2 year old. You've given me the inspiration to know that I would've been able to do it and be great at it. If/when we get pregnant again, I now hope for twins :) Thank you for your entertaining, witty, crafty posts. We all love them!

Briana Ward said...

Christina, those are so beautiful!!!! I wish I had a little girl to put them on :) Congrats on your 100th post! It has been so fun to get to know you and your blog is like eye candy!!

ok, some random thought... I love to eat cookie dough for breakfast, I wish I had some made and in the fridge everyday.

Courtney Vance said...

Hey lady Happy 100th post! Makes me feel like a lazy blogger. I love these bows, they are sooo cute.

Random tidbit about me:
Christina and my hubby are cousins so that makes us practical sisters right? If I win this giveaway I think I will borrow Annie's tradition of collecting baby girl items (even though I don't have any kids yet.) Just so you know Christina I'll be wanting some shoes too.

ladymoonlight said...

Congrats from GREECE for your 100!!! I found your blog through mirror chalkboard redo too and i keep reading! As you can see we aren't just 13!!! Something for me: i'm teaching art at elementary schools, i've studied photography at greek university {tell Annie, she is amazing!, by the way}.I'm married for three years but we haven't children yet. Sorry for my english, hope you all understand me!

twin2trip said...

Oh my! I am in awe @ all of the niceness here. I think I should have a give away everyday:-) Thank you and I wish I could make something for everybody here who leaves a coment.

ladymoonlight said...

I trully believe that we all your readers agree that You are doing the most important for us all: YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION! So PLEASE keep writing and reading us back if you ever have the time!!!

Annie said...

Um, do I get the same sisterly benefit as Liza? Do I just need to call you with my request or am I subject to the same conditions as the rest of your fans? :) Seriously, I love your accessories. Everyone in Korea loves them too. I am in desparate need of a white one...and you have all creative liberty...really. If I don't win and you get making them, while you're at it could you just remember little ol' me on the other side of the world okay?
Random fact about me:
I once took a final exam in college by bubbling in all "B's". I think I got 44%. Not bad statistics!

Amanda said...

Yay! 100 fabulous posts! This is a great giveaway Christina, I'd love to win one of your creations for either of my little poppets. A tidbit about me... I love handmade, white ceramics.

sherry said...

How cute! I have always loved your girls' flowers. They are fancier than the ones I make;) COngrats on 100! I am glad you kept it up. I can always find something fun/interexting/inspiring on here. I meant to comment on your last post anyway. I LOVE your new cabinet! Love it. I had a problem just last week redoing my bathroom becasue I didn't sand and prime properly. And we can all relate to your analogies.

The Harris Family Daily Chat said...

I think I should win because those are my kids!! heha

alli said...

I think this is my first time to comment, but I've been reading your blog for a month or two now. Random tidbits about me: I've been married for almost two years, don't have any kids so if I win, I might just choose one of those pretty flowers for myself, and I've entered a lot of blog giveaways but never won! Maybe my luck will change?

Melanie said...

Maaan!!! You say "free" and everyone comes out of the wood-work!! hahah!! 33 comments my dear?? Good grief!! I didn't even get that many when I announced I was pregnant again! You have a nice little fan club!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Those are darling! My Princess would love one. I've been lurking on your blog for a while...I found you when Kimba posted your awesome chalkboard project!

jackpot said...

Yay, 100!

Random tidbit: You were my first friend in Arizona. I prayed for a great friend when we moved from California, and there you were on my doorstep the day we moved in! We went through some of the scary high school stuff together and have been friends now for 18 years!Jen Martin

Mary said...

My favorite movie is Mary Poppins Christanya! Wow you sure do have a lot of friends on blogger. You're more popular then you think!

Jami said...

um, well...I want to be in on this give away. BUT if I don't win I still want to come over when you do Whitneys, and do one with you (ps, I will pay for my supplies).
You are amazing...have I mentioned that before?

HowryFamily said...

Ahhhh!!! LOVE them! Here's a tidbit... I have a 1 yr old daughter who would look precious with your hairpieces!!!...a little boy on the way... a wonderful husband and I love my Lord!

Hayley said...

I know just what you mean about the blog being an outlet. Thanks for popping in on mine. I'm swamped by teacher stuff this week, finding time to browse and read but probably not post. Congratulations on number 100. I love how artistic each of your posts is and the fabulous photography. I need to work on that. I'd love to win a headband just for myself! A tidbit about me: I've been to London, Paris and Alaska, but not California or New York City. Tourists from other countries have probably seen more of the USA than I have! Oh, and I have a phobia of gum--chewing it in front of people, watching other people chew it and especially seeing a discarded, chewed up piece. Wackadoodle, I know.

Mike and Debbie said...

Hey Tink, did you put the Daisy food away? Be sure to check her water dish. The water is on a slow drip and should be OK. I hope I win the hair bow!!!!

Dad

Mindy said...

I am a almost 29 year old mom of one but I am much more than 'just a mom'. I LOVE being little Jane's mother but its because she makes me enjoy the simple things in life so I can once again say that I quilt, I paint, I sew, I craft, I play, I read, I blog...etc. I wear many many hats. You are more than welcome to check out my blog(s). I would love a flower clip. I think you are major talented. Thanks for sharing your musings, family, and ideas. I hope I win.

Mike and Debbie said...

Ok, now this is mom and I want to know why liza can get a free bow without having to be entered into the "raffle" while the rest of us have to take our chances!! (j/K) Great pictures!! Those are the cutest little girls I have ever seen. congrats on making it to 100 post. Annie would be so happy!

Shannon and Carey said...

awwww, I hope I win! I love your beautiful hair pieces and I read you nearly everyday!
Something about me: I love vintage VW's. And I have almost 3 year old boy/girl twins :)

Yes, we are part of the twin club.....but you're also part of the triplet club. Gotta hand it to ya girl.

-Shannon in Austin

Marian said...

Congrats on making it to 100! Looks like you have quite a few readers who are hoping to win :)

Random fact: I grew up showing dogs in dog shows in Hawaii.

Kacey's View said...

Oh my I'm comment number 46! I don't even know that many people. I have studied M & M's flower clips while I was their teacher and could never create one of my one. You are just number one!

Liza said...

I am still laughing at Dad's comment...he WOULD look really cute in one of your bows, maybe even a vest or something. All I have to say is, POPULAR! You go girl!

Shannon said...

13 readers! ha! I think i deserve to win because many years ago I tried to kill myself and your bike! Oh the crazy things we used to do! and I think you should sell these if you are not already! Seriously look how many people love them!

twin2trip said...

Dad,

Why did you refer to Daisy's food as daisy food rather than just coming right out and saying, "Did you put the hot dogs away", to afraid to say what the daisy food is? What if I forgot to put it away...huh...huh.

Seriously feeding a member of our very own family hot dogs everyday.

Yes I will check the water.

P.S. - I think you'd look good in a bright purple flower headband with lots of sparkly thingys.

Loves,

Christina (Tink)

Birdie said...

I am a fellow mother of twins (boy/girl.....4 years old) and I LOVE reading your blog. Check it everyday!

Random tidbit about me: I crave creativity and ever since I've become a mother, I crave it more. I get inspiration from all sorts of places.

I would love to win the "hair pretties." My daughter Thea, and I share them!

JECKBECK (Erin) said...

Fun Idea. I am proud of you fro sticking with it. You are creating a legacy for your kiddos! Anyways, I am not commenting because I want the give-away, though I would happily take it. Just wanted to tell you I love reading about your family.

Something about me...I secretly wish I was Christina brian :)

Kat said...

Oh they are gorgeous, you are extremely talented and congrats on reaching your 100th post, I plan on having plenty of fan fare when i reach this marvellous milestone!!

Tidbit on me, mum of two brown eyed, brunette baby girls living it on in sunny Perth, Aust.

Whitney said...

So thats the way to get more comments are your blog... give something away. Um... Im hoping I get the sister advantage when I can just call you up anytime. Maybe? But to participate... Pineapple is my signature fruit. I love pineapple. random tidbit but It hard coming up with something you dont already know.

Dan Vance said...

Hey cuz, we're coming down on the 15th-18th. Hope we can see you and the fam. Will Waylon be around?

nameisgrace said...

Hi there! I just found your blog and LOVE it!!!! I have a little shop that sells fun stuff called coastline on etsy... www.coastline.etsy.com , and would be more than happy to offer you discounts for having such a FULL HOUSE!!

Best,

Grace

Natalie Hall said...

Heck!!! I want those beautiful hair pieces so I can keep them in a glass case so everyone can admire them, because we all know I have no girls..

So proud of your 100th post. I can remember telling you to start one, and look at the master piece you have created that we all drool over..

Dave and Kathryn Dodds said...

I'm am your cousin-in-law, Kathryn. I married David, Terry and Cathy's son. We have twins too, so I LOVE reading up on your blog. It makes me feel sane again! You are fabulous. Everything you do is fabulous and I have such fun reading about your fun and happy life! I love seeing your arts and crafts because I love to be crafty too and it gives me great ideaS! I hope I get to meet you sometime in person!

Stacey Crewse said...

Wahoo to 100! I love you blog hot mama! For a mommy of 5 all under "preschool" age you really have it all together! Love your blog, love your style, love your love to thriftshop, and Love we're related! tidbit-as a child I wanted my brothers to have the latest and greatest haircuts which my mama wouldn't give them so one day she left me to babysit and while she was gone I lined up my 3 brothers and cut all their hair! For only being 12ish, they didn't look half bad :)

lacey jean said...

100 posts and I've read every single one. I'm 21 years old, live in Orem, UT, and I'm addicted to your blog. I find so many great ideas here. I also get such great inspiration from your positive attitude and joy for life.

I may only be 21 and starting out in the world, but I absolutely love your blog. It's just one thing that gets me out of bed some mornings :)

THANK YOU SO MUCH!
And yes, I'm hoping to win!

nameisgrace said...

Hi there! Thanks for your comment:) If you decide to purchase something, I will happily throw in a set of 4 tags to your order, as I am sure you have plenty of uses for them. I have them everywhere and it's a fun way to stay organized. I hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

Lauren said...

Happy 100th post! Yay! Love your blog...a lot :)

Yes, that truly is my license plate haha!

Amy said...

Love the hair bows. My little girl would love them. Congrats on your 100th post.

Shelly Lomu said...

Holy cow krissy-who knew you were so popular?? Next time you go to the zoo, call me cause hey, my 5 plus your five would be a crazy cakes bunch!! SOOO...since I love all things free, here is a random fact about myself. In a matter of months, I will have 2 nice, perky, fake boobs!!! Love ya

Emily said...

You are a dedicated blogger! You are amazing! Thanks for being such a wonderful person!

The Rae Family said...

Congratulations on the 100 posts! I am amazed that you can blog with 5 little ones! I absolutely love the hair flowers and I would LOVE to have one for my baby girl.
A little something about me...
I have three kids under 2.5 years. Twin boys and a four month old girl. I love your blog, it inspires me. I often think to myself... if she can do it with 5, I can do it with three...and I can relate to many of your experiences!

Lindsay Jones said...

Maybe I'm too late but I will comment anyway. Can I come see your house sometime? Niki and I would really like to. And I am still waiting for you to come by again. Lets get together yah yah yah. Do you remember the parent trap? I love your hair clips you are awesome!

ammon & Kim Riggs said...

Thirteen readers, I don't think so sista. Hey what the heck, I'm feeling lucky. I'm 27 mother of 3, wife of 7 years. Loving life and the journey it is. Your so awesome and have made my ride much more enjoyable. love ya, me

Blake and Laura said...

Cute pictures! A bit about me- I'm 24 next week, married with a two and a half year old son and 5 month old daughter (and trying for baby number three). We've got lots of multiples in the family and I love reading your stories and seeing pictures of your sweet family. Congrats on the 100th post!

Luke & Shawnie said...

I love your blog! It's seriously the cutest ever! I have dreams about becoming the mom you already are! Seriously your amazing! And what a small world! I work at a Dr. Office that Waylon visits! And I went to school with your sister-n-law Whittney! Anyways, here's a tid bit about me: I am 21 and attending ASU to become a nurse. I have been married to an amazing husband for a year and a half. I LOVE everything about families, they are great and I can't wait till I have my own kids and be as crafty and cute as you!

tessa said...

Congrats on 100 posts. That's quite the accoplishment. A tidbit about me... I am on a first name basis with multiple Good Will employees at multiple Good Will stores. I love your thrifty ways and would love one of your gorgeous hair accessories.

BeccaBug said...

What beautiful bows! I would LOVE one!

Regina said...

Do you have an etsy shop, or sell these somewhere? My best friend is having her first baby in August and it's a girl, and I would love to give some to her! Pretty much all the ones you showed.