500th Post Giveaway!

I am just back from the beach. A full week of sun, fun, turkey dinner, beach time and limited computer usage. Glorious~



Thanksgiving Day which also was Mike's 37th birthday.
This post marks a milestone for this little blog ~ #500. I remember sitting down over 5 years ago to write my first blog post. Canaan was 3 years old and Ezra was 4 months old. We lived in an 80 year old rented duplex that was blazing hot in the summer and frigid cold in the winter. Alot has changed in 5 years, yet much remains the same. I love the opportunity blogging has given me and continues to give me to record the events of our lives here at The Smith Homestead. Thanks for coming along on the ride with me~


Cradle Will Rock, one of our sponsors, is helping me celebrate this milestone by offering an amazing giveaway this week.



 One lucky reader will win this gorgeous girls pillowcase dress~
(any size newborn-7 years)
This dress is super versatile and can be worn as a dress or a top.
Perfect for all seasons layered with a long-sleeved shirt and leggings
so your little girl will be able to wear it for seasons to come.

















































You can enter up to 3 times to win. Here's how:

1. Head over there to the right hand bar and become a friend of The Art of Homemaking with Google Friend Connect. When you do this, let me know in the comment section.

2. Follow The Art of Homemaking Facebook Page and let me know in a separate comment when you do.

3. Follow Cradle Will Rock's Facebook Page and let me know in yet another separate comment when you do.

There you go...3 chances to enter!

**The contest runs through Sunday night at 9pm. A winner will be selected at random and announced here on Monday morning. This contest is open to everyone...so start spreading the word! Even if you don't have a little girl, this would make a fantastic Christmas gift~

Also, Cradle Will Rock is offering a 35% discount until Friday to all readers. Use the code CYBER35.  This company has some amazing handmade clothes and have been rocking out the industry in California for a long time now. We are lucky to have a store front here in Lexington~ and if you don't live here you can still buy their amazing clothes online....35% off....this week only.....so head on over now (after entering, of course!)

Good Luck!

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28 comments:

  1. Hi there,
    Congrats on your blog posts! That dress is divine!
    Would love to win so I Google friended your blog and....

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  2. facebook liked "cradle will rock"

    thanks for the 3 opportunities to win

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  3. I have a certain little girl who would love, love, love that dress.
    Congratulations on the post!

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  4. followed via google:).

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  5. Hi Megan!

    I've only commented a few times but I follow your blog regularly; your blog is a household name around here! :)

    Anyway, I've been asked for a Christmas list from some family members & I've had my heart set on one of your Itty Smitty Aprons for some time. (The bright pink one that comes up high on the chest & has ruffles all around is my favorite design!) I was hoping to put this on my list, but when I went to link Itty Smitty I couldn't find it...

    I'm wondering if I missed a post about closing your shop -- perhaps due to The Homestead's opening? I just wanted to be sure it wasn't somewhere out there waiting for me & I just can't find it.

    Thanks for filling me in! (I hope hope hope it's out there!!!)

    Blessings & Merry Christmas!
    ~kristina

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  6. i would love to send this to my niece.

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  7. Google connected! 500 posts, massive! Congrats to you and what a generous way to celebrate;) xx

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  8. Liked you on Facebook.

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  9. Liked cradle will rock. Now crossing my fingers. X

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  10. I'm a fan on Facebook!

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  11. I follow you through Google Connect!

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  12. I am a new follower belensmama at gmail do tcom

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  13. I follow you on facebook belensmama at gmail dot com

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  14. I already follow Cradle will Rock , belensmama at gmail dot com

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  15. The dress is really fantastic - love it! And wow, 500 posts!!! Congratulations for that!
    Best wishes, Micha

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  16. Hi,
    This dress is so cute that my daughter might even wear it... she's really into jeans and cords lately.
    I google friend your blog.
    thanks for the opportunity to win and congrats on your 500th post.
    b.

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  17. Became a friend via GFC!
    shanna.u at gmail dot com

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  18. New FB fan of The Art of Homemaking!
    shanna.u at gmail dot com

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  19. AAF of CRADLE WILL ROCK!
    shanna.u at gmail dot com

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  20. I am following your blog now! The dress is adorable! I am over 6 months pregnant and barely have anything for my baby girl yet. I would love this! I just happened to fall on your blog and it's super cute!

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  21. I liked the art of homemaking on FB!

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  22. I liked the cradle will rock on FB!
    My name is Carissa Fajardo :)

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  23. Hey Megan, I'm so thankful for you and your blog so I can keep up with your going ons from afar! It's always one of the first blogs I go to on my reader!! Thanks for all your hard work!! Miss you guys!

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  24. I had a few readers not able to post for the drawing, so I am doing that for them ~

    Rachel Shimmin

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