Monday, March 17, 2008

Turning One for Me means goodies for you

Because I must Blog just turned one. Woot!(she says ducking - knowing the masses expected much more exciting news)

Pop open the bottle and grab yourself a glass, because we're all cheers and smiles here and wouldn't dare let this momentous occasion go by without a little fanfare.

I shall start by thanking all of you for hanging with me through all the rants and continuing to come back even when I was at my whiniest of whiny. What brings you back I'll never know but I thank you nonetheless.

To further show my gratitude I bring you WM's favorite things (think Oprah's favorite things).

One of you lucky peeps will win two of my very favorite things:

(sorry guys, unlike Oprah, I ain't got the dough to give gifts to you all but just know that I would if I could)


I love my Krista Handbag














Be the first on your block to have one of these super cute, super funky Krista Handbags. Krista is a local designer that I first spotted at a fair at TomGirl's high school. I instantly fell in love with these hip handbags. Only I couldn't decide which style and design I loved most. I finally opted for the regular style Prestige bag and it didn't disapoint. It's sturdy enough to hold my mountains of crap and realistically probably makes me look cooler then I am.

Krista has generously offered to share the love. Head on over there and check out her fabulous designs (she's also got one in basic black with a pink ribbon supporting the cure) then come back and tell me which style and design you like the most and the lucky winner will win his/her favorite bag (and fellas they'd make a fabulous gift)

and

I loved the book The Middle Place

As a "daddy’s girl" and now a mother and the child of a breast cancer survivor I had an inkling I’d enjoy Kelly Corrigan’s book The Middle Place. What I wasn’t prepared for was falling in love with this book.

The Middle Place is Kelly’s real life story. A wife and mother newly diagnosed with breast cancer Kelly's story is ultimately about family. She writes about being an adult and mother to her own children but simultaneously being able to be the adult child of her parents when she needs them most. The Middle place is that place. That place where she is not just an adult but she is also her parent's daughter.

She masterfully takes you on her journey through that middle place and with the turn of each page Kelly draws you in with her honesty, her humor and genuine feelings. In truth when I finished reading the Middle Place it was as if I’d said goodbye to a friend. Her story is that good.

Thus making it one of my new favorite things. The lucky winner will also get a copy of this incredible book.

How's that for some "thank you" love ?

Lastly, I must give a quick shout out to my girl Amy. Amy is such a fantabulous gal and has the distinct "honor" of being my first reader/commenter and will always hold a special place in the ol' WM heart .

Now, what are you waiting for!? Go check out Krista then come on back and enter.

*the fine print - One lucky weiner -I meant winner- will be selected at random and announced on 4/1 from all entries received by 3/31/08.

Wishing you Much love and much luck,


WM

117 comments:

Groovy Mom said...

My guess was that you are pregnant. :-P

The handbags are cute! VERY hard to choose a favorite, but I like the shorty style in pink paisley.

Worker Mommy said...

I had a feeling that might have been the general thought.

Sorry to disappoint ;)

But if it makes you feel any better my daughter has now launched a campaign for that kind of thing.

The jury (aka hubby) is still out on that.

Kelly Corrigan said...

So glad the book found you!

For anyone who wants to know more, here's a little video about The Middle Place. http://kellycorrigan.com/themiddleplace/videos.php

Thanks for the kind words,

Kelly

kelly corrigan
the middle place
www.kellycorrigan.com

Smiling Mom said...

Oh, pick me! :-) Ok, I'm in love with the Shorty Black Bloom bag. SO CUTE!!

Worker Mommy said...

Ok, this day just keeps getting better and better. Kelly Corrigan commenting on my blog. I'm so not worthy :)

Smiling Mom said...

By the way, this whole free bag thing is way better than a birth announcement! :-)

Just teasing!-sort of.

Mommy said...

I thought you would say you were pregnant too!!!

Congrats on one year.

Thanks for the chance at the booty!

Kelly Corrigan said...

You are definitely worthy. We all are. No difference between you and me. I just got lucky.

K

Whiskeymarie said...

Those bags are freaking cute. If I win then I guess I'll be forced to pick a favorite...

Happy one year of WM deliciousness!

sam (temporarily me) said...

Happy Blogaversary!!

And dude, I'm totally on the hunt for a diaper bag! The "slate-flourish tote handbag" is totally calling my name! MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE!!

The book sounds really interesting too!!

mommastantrum said...

Congratulations on a year!! WTG...although I was hoping for more, um, earth shattering news.

I like the regular chocolate regency Krista Handbag. Because the words chocolate and regency should always be used together. But you know ALL OF HER handbags are awesome...so you know. (And I need another handbag like I need another hole in my head.)

bunchkin said...

I NEED the blue flourish tote for a diaper bag. NEED!

Congratulations!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on One Year!
I think this is the first time commenting but I have been here before.
I absolutely adore the handbags -- especially the Shorty in Slate Flourish.

Jerseygirl89 said...

OMG, those bags are awesome. But I already got the book through Mothertalk - LOVED IT. Can I still win? Because I feel like that mint pinstripe tote is calling my name very loudly.

Miss Ann Thrope said...

Dude, I LOVE your blog. I love the design of it, I love your honesty and I love your wit.

And I also love the blue flourish shorty. hehe

The book looks awesome and I haven't read it yet!!!

Maureen said...

OOOOooohhhh... what beautiful purses! I am in love with the Prestige Tote. Thanks for the link. I am pondering NOT showing my daughter as she is a purse nut.

Congratulations on your Blogiversary WM!!! I have been around for awhile, and have really enjoyed reading your posts.

Here's to many more years in Bloggy land! Cheers!

Virtualsprite said...

Nah... you've pretty much squashed any disappointment I may have had with the offer of free baggage. They're all so cool! I couldn't possible decide!

Congrats on your first anniversary!

Butrfly Garden said...

::tears::

:) (I have spent entirely TOO much time on message boards lately.) You are so sweet, WM! Has it really been a YEAR?? You're making my bloggy feel old. haha.

Those bags are AWESOME. I LOVE her "foxes" line - particularly black. But I also liked the black slate (flourish?) one. I am carrying all my wedding stuff around in a blue corduroy tote I got free a few years ago from Allure magazine. I need a new tote!

That book sounds awesome. I don't get into fiction books often, so I don't tend to read the real emotional books. Even if I don't win, that sounds like something I'm going to check out.

Thanks for the shout out, hon! And thanks for entertaining me for a whole freaking year! Congratulations!!

CDP said...

Congratulations!
You were one of MY first commenters (the other WM was the very first), and you're always one of my first blog visits.

I LOVE the tote in Kaleidoscope, and I'm sure I'd love the book, so I'm hoping I'm the lucky wiener.

Again, congratulations!

Sornie said...

Congrats on one year!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

I am in lurve with Krista's pink paisley tote!

Congrats on 1 year!

Mishel said...

They are really cute bags. I think that if I were to get a bag I'd pick the one you described but I couldn't find: basic black w/a pink ribbon supporting the cure in a large tote style. And I wouldn't keep it. Nope, I'd give it away but not just to anyone. I'd give it to my Mom. Going on 8yrs Breast Cancer Free! Woo-hoo! Sorry, I get excited thinking about that:)

Chris H said...

I just found you blog via Miss Anne Thorpe (she's a nutter!)... and I love the tote "stefani".... and I live in New Zealand, kinda a long way to send it! lol

jennifer said...

Happy one year blogging!

I'd love to win!!! All of them are cute, I'd be happy with any of them!

Ann(ie) said...

I think I stole a meme for my first blogaversary. This contest is way more fun!! I like the mint pinstripe. Pick moi.
xo.

Bunny said...

Happy 1st bloggiversary!

All of Krista's handbags are lovely. I love pimpgirls, blue-flourish, and black bloom in regular and shorty! How can anyone choose just one?! :P

BrineS said...

LOVE the handbags! Ooh-la-la! My favorite is the Carnival Shorty Handbag! So Cheery! So Playful! So Fun! So Happy!

Betsy said...

The prestige regular handbag is lovely!

Reluctant Housewife said...

I like the sage dots and the petal deco totes. Very cute.

Happy 1st birthday to the blog!

Cory said...

The chocolate regency tote is gorgeous and that's the one I'd chose. Thank you for offering this prize to celebrate your blogiversary. Take care, Cory

cathouse teri said...

Gorgeous bags!
I like the shorty in pimpgirls!
(what else?!!)

windycindy said...

Happy Anniversary! Best wishes for many more bloggy anniversaries! Your contest is a wonderful one. The bags on her site are wonderful. I like the different types and the designs are fabulous. My favorite is the "Tiskit" Tote. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

The Jillybean said...

What CUTE purses! I love to read and even if I don't win I think I am going to have to have this book!

Gina said...

The handbags are adorable!! I would love to win one of these!!
Thanks!

Alex Elliot said...

Congrats on one year! I like the regular in pink paisley the best!

Worker Mommy said...

Mishel- That's wonderful!

Anyone looking for the black bag with the pink ribbon can just click on the "Krista for the Cure" link at the bottom of the site.

Southern Fried Mom said...

Happy Blogiversary, baby...I've got you on my mi---iiind!!!!

Congrats on the one year. And oh yeah, the bags are too fab-u-lous!!! How could you choose just one?!? Are they constructed so that a monogram could be added? Because anytime I can slap my initals on something, it just makes it that much better. It's a sickness.

Worker Mommy said...

Ha! Aww thanks, SFM. Nope unfortunately no monogram capabilities but agreed on the who can pick just one.
I need like 15 more :)

Tara said...

I like the shorty style in kaleidescope.

Congrats on one year!

taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

lovedandamazed said...

Those are super-cute bags!! I think I like the mint pinstripe tote best. The book looks good, too! Please count me in, and congratulations on your blogiversary! :-)

author_erin(at)lycos(dot)com

Megan said...

I definitely like the short style the best as far as pattern, as of this moment I like petal deco but it is really hard to decide.

Little Piddles said...

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! It took me a while to decide because they are all so cute, but the kaleidescope tote handbag is my favorite, I think, so hard to decide:)

lace said...

Congratulations! I'm coming up on my 1 year also. Hmm. I guess I should be thinking of something fun to do.

I love the blue flourish tote. I think it could hold all my stuff.

Uniquely Yours said...

Love the pink paisley. Congratulations!!!! Such fun.

Mishel said...

Can one enter more than once? Ha-ha! Anything to better my chances:) Thanks for letting me know where to go for that bag WM. I am thinking that even if I don't win I'll get that bag anyways for my mom for Mother's Day. Or for me. Either way it's for a good cause:)

Mishel said...

WM, it's me again. I need help...again:) I clicked on the link on Kelly's site and it shows the bags and it shows the different sizes but I can't click on them. Do I need to e-mail her about this? I really want to see how much the Pink Ribbon large tote is. Thx again:)

Jinxy & Me said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Those Krista bags are all so cute! It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think the Carnival Shorty is my favorite (at least for today!)

Worker Mommy said...

Mishel- The regular size handbags are $30, the shorties are $50 and the totes are $60.

Stacie said...

OMGosh those handbags are adorable! I am in love with them! I love the carnival shorty and the kaleidescope tote. Very cute! That sounds like a great book too..
Happy Bloggiversary!
Stacie

Shelly said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I like the Prestige Tote. Thanks

janet said...

congrats on your blogaversary ...

i like the chocolate regency tote.

i also think you're very pretty and have nice hair. i can also send chocolate. (is the flattery and bribery working?)

Isabel said...

Hooray for your blogiversary.

And dude, I LOVE, LOVE the Petal-deco tote handbag. It would be way better then the HUGE diaper bag I've been lugging around.

We are THAT family said...

I'm not picky! I LOVE IT ALL. I also love your blog-new here.

Happy Bloggiversary!

Carrie said...

I LOVE the regal brown shorty bag. SO cute. But everything over there is.

Happy blogiversary!

Midwest Mommy said...

Thanks for showing me these great bags. They look awesome. Here is my favorite-mint-pinstripe tote handbag.

Thanks.

Bebemiqui said...

I LOVE the kabuki and blue-flourish regular size bags. What amazing bags and great site! Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Fantastic handbags! My favorite is the mint-pinstripe shorty handbag. It seems to remind me of my favorite mint chocolate ice cream, and what would be better than having a reminder of that all day while I am running the millions of errands I do each day?

mommypie said...

I LOVE the mint pinstripe - what fantastic bags!

Not the Queen said...

I LOVE the slate-flourish shorty handbag. Everything is so cute!

Mrs. F said...

Happy blogaversary!!!!
Very exciting news.

I love giveaways!!!

Donielle said...

I'm totally loving the regal brown tote!
I haven't updated in the purse dept. in forever, so I'm crossing my fingers!

Sara said...

What beatiful bags! They are so cute! I really like the slate flourish tote. And happy blig-versary to you :)
Thank you for the great giveaway!

debawriter said...

I love the petal deco tote.

And so cool about Kelly Corrigan commenting on your blog!

Happy one year too!

Deb
sandiegomomma.com

Mary_Freebies said...

Love the shorty bags! I especially love the black one with red circles on the featured picture, but it's not on the list. :( So I'll go with the carnival bag.

Mary_Freebies == internationalfreebies AT gmail DOT com

blossomteacher said...

I love Krista's handbags!! Every time I think I need a new purse, I go over and drool for a while before I snap back to reality and make do with the one I've got. They're all so cute and trendy and....I gotta quit. I'm drooling again :)

Theresa N. said...

Congrats on 1 year!! Love the handbags I think the Blue flourish tote is my fav.
Theresa N.
weceno@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

Happy Blogging!

AFRo said...

Congratulations on your one year!!! The bags are adorable...it was really hard to narrow down just one...so I love two...the blue florish tote and the brown regal shorty. Adorable. If I don't win one I'm going to have to buy one, so I hope I win.

Mamma said...

Congrats on your blogiversary!! I've been having fun getting to know you.

And you have fabulous taste in bags!!

Janssen said...

Slate shorty is my favorite, I think. TOO cute. I need it! :)

Happy Anniversary!

Mommy Cracked said...

Any one would do...they are all so cute!!

Erika said...

Happy Anniversay!! I looooove the chocolate regency or the prestige totes. And The Middle Place sounds very good...actually today is the one-year anniversary of my mom's death and I have had several feelings throughout the past year that I am much too young to be without my mom, but at the same time I feel that I need to "grow up." Thank you for the opportunity!

WorldsGreatestMommy said...

Regular slate flourish is GORGEOUS!

The book has an interesting concept.

Lesha said...

Awesome! :)

Kana said...

congratz~! I love the Shipshape-Pink Shorty Handbag out of all those cute bags<3

laura said...

The tiskit tote- hands down! (or bags down?) Perfect for a few baby necessities, with room to throw in my own items and perhaps add a few new items while out shopping around... :)

laurachilton (at) hotmail (dot) com

Chelsey said...

Congrats on Your One Year Blogging Anniversary!

Some very cute handbags, but I really like the blue-flourish shorty handbag:)

Debra said...

I love the regular handbag in the petal deco pattern!

skeetersden[at]gmail[dot]com

Worker Mommy said...

Erika - So sorry about your mom. I know what it's like to lose a parent so I absolutely feel for you. It's been almost 9 years since I lost my Dad and at times I still feel cheated and too young to be without my Dad.
All the best to you.

Take care,
WM

Georgia said...

Erika, WM, I think about that loss a lot. What is must be like, if the memories come and go, sharpen and fade.... Anyway, I wish you well.
kelly

ariane said...

Oh my God i really love those tote categories of krista handbags!!! especially the 'petal deco' one..

ariane said...

poppy shorty handbag are cool!! i really want to win this so that i can have these cute bags!

miss_moneymaker said...

So hard to decide, I changed my mind 3 times while I was there, but I decided on Kaleidescope Shorty Handbag

Happy Anniversary on your blog!!

Megan said...

I love the Kaleidescope Tote Handbag...all the fabrics are fabulous is was hard to choose just one!
Thanks for the giveaway!
mnatherson(at)comcast(dot)net

Tanya Moyer said...

Great website - such totally cool purses! I love the Slate Florish tote, it totally looks like it would keep all my "stuff" together! Thanks for offering this! ~Tanya~
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

Annie said...

These bags are all special; but I would have to say that my favourite is "mint pinstripe". Gorgeous!

nancyrobster@gmail.com

DeAnn said...

I like the Kaleidoscope Tote. Happy Blog Anniversary! Yay!

Naomi said...

I love the shorties but with a toddler and a baby, the tote is more practical for me right now... the Kabuki Tote is my favorite!

Lilith Silvermane said...

I have to agree with Naomi.
I love the regular and the shortie, but I have 6 kids (and I've taken in one more who needed a home), so I need a tote sized purse. It'll help with finding things, etc.

Great giveaway!!

mommastantrum said...

Okay, I have to admit I BOUGHT one of the Kalediscope bags because I couldn't wait to see if I won. I LOVE IT and don't know how I lived without it for all this time. (Although Hubby does with the 8,753,642 abonded bags that live in our closet. Hee Hee)

I did read an excerpt of THE MIDDLE PLACE in Good Housekeeping this month at the neurologist and I must say that IT BLEW ME AWAY. That alone would be a FABULOUS prize to win. Kelly Corrigan ROCKS.

Anonymous said...

Love the mint pinstripe tote bag!
Elaine
emrosser@shaw.ca

goodideamomma said...

I Love the Kabuki bag. So cute!

vanessa said...

Oooh so many great bags! I think my favorite is the mint pinstripe tote.

Krista@kristahandbags said...

Wow! I am so flattered by all the great feedback! Thank you all for the encouragment! I love what I do... I'm glad you enjoy it! Krista

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

I love the blue flourish tote. Actually they all are great!

Congrats on turning one!

Grateful Gramma said...

My daughter would love the Kaleidescope tote! Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

Ginnie

Agatha Craxie said...

Those bags are too cute! My favorites are either the prestige or kaleidoscope shorty handbags.

Cecile said...

Congrats!

What cute bags! My fav is the tisket tote.

Mrs. M said...

I like the Krista for the Cure tote. It's classy.

Mishel said...

How many entries are we allowed? One a day? Or just one? :) I wants a bag!!

Worker Mommy said...

Mishel- you're cracking me up. Sorry, sweets, only one entry in total ;)
The bags do kind of make you salivate though don't they.

W.W.M said...

fabulous... Cant wait to be the fashion gal at the office with the new chic handbag!

Jen said...

Congrats to you on your 1-yr blog birthday!
I really like the mint pinstripe and the stephani totes. Can't decide which I like better!

Burnski said...

Congrats!!

Oh man, I LOVE the slate-flourish tote handbag!!

Terry said...

I had a great ime looking at the bags. I narrowed my choices down to the prestige tote, the slate flourish regular and the tiskit shorty. I finally settled (after much painful deliberation) on the tiskit shorty. They were all so wonderful. Thank you for the chance to try to win one.

Monica Thomas said...

The Krista bags are too adorable i love bows and the stripes! too many to choose from!

Happy Anniversary!

Jen said...

Those bags are so cute! Who can resist reading material too!?

Happy ONe YEAR!

Ivan Girl said...

wow! congratulations on your one year! must have been a fantastic year for you....

and for the fab Krista bags - love the black bloom tote. :) it is so lovely.

The Middle Place sounds to be a very inspiring book about daughter and father, about having a family and it’s different when you look back through your growing years with them.

congratulations once again!

ivan[dot]manalansan[at]gmail[dot]com

Jen said...

The Regal Brown tote is my favorite! Congrats on a year of blogging!

thedorrs said...

LOVE those bags!!! The mint pinstripe tote is my fave, but I also LOVE the brown tote with the large white flowers that isn't listed, but is the large pic on the right when you click to browse totes....The book looks like a great read as well, I'm adding it to my list.

Thanks for your blog, it's a fun read for me!
janelle

Katie said...

I love these! I THINK my favorite is the petal deco one. so cute!

ihchicky said...

I really love the bags...they are so cute!! I like them all but my favourite is probably the pinstripe one.

Lindsey G said...

Those are really cute bags=)

Marilyn said...

Congrats on turning 1 !!! Wow, what a great book and there are some really cute handbags to choose from so it's hard to pick a favorite. But I have to say that the regular slate flourish bag caught my eye as well as the exclusive pink ribbon bags absolutely gorgeous.

Thank you!
Marilyn

Christine said...

I love the prestige tote handbag! And I'm new tonight to your blog via...um...hmmm, uh, not real sure how I found you but the important thing is we're...um, I found you! (And I'm not usually this weird.)

bruinmomma said...

Oooh la la~ I want one, I want one!
Congrats on the ONE year! My dd is turning one next month, too. Except, she's a person, not a blog. =)
I like the slate flourish tote. I hope it's big enough to lug all my baby gear crap around!

bruinmomma said...

oh wow. What a brain fart. THis giveaway expried a couple months ago! Man, I need a break.