Blog Anniversary!

Two years ago this month I started blogging. I wanted to have a place to post recipes people would routinely ask me for and share our DIY projects. I also had a goal to save money and thought this might be a good way to track that.

I didn’t know about the wonderful people who’d be reading and commenting.

I didn’t know about the great people I’d meet in real life through conferences.

I had no idea how the connections made would make me feel and that I would be so excited to write for you all.

And I really didn’t know if I’d still be writing two years into the future.

But here I am, which is why I’m so excited to announce that next week I’m going to be celebrating my 2-year anniversary by having my first giveaway!

And not just one giveaway- but FOUR!

Have you wondered why I’ve never done a giveaway? Most seem to be tied to a product someone wants me to promote, and since I like to talk about living simply and making do, it just never seemed appropriate.

But now it’s all about YOU- I want to thank you for reading and supporting An Oregon Cottage through commenting, subscribing, following, and “liking” me, and I’ve got some fun things to give away all next week that I think you will enjoy.

Here’s what you can look forward to:
Monday- a couple of my favorite things (can you guess?)
Tuesday- a gift certificate for plants and/or seeds (connected to the Tuesday Garden Party)
Wednesday- a personalized tote bag (courtesy of Simply Bags)
Friday- a $50 gift card to one of my favorite stores (can you guess?)

Each giveaway winner will be picked randomly, so you have a chance to win all you choose to enter!

I’m really looking forward to next week and hope to see you all there!






  1. congrats! I love blogging and the many friends I have made too–I can’t even remember exactly when I started, early 2008 I think! Looking forward to your giveaways!

  2. How fun! I LOVE your blog! I have been reading for just over a year now. Thank you for writing!!

  3. Happy anniversary! Love your blog and glad you are “still writing two years into the future”!

  4. Happy Second Anniversary! I enjoy your blog.

  5. Heather at Dusty Bay says:

    Happy Anniversary – you do a great job here on your blog!

  6. Thank you! I love reading your blog and I’m happy to be “Meeting” like-minded people in the area. It is very inspiring for both me and my young kids. I’m glad we found you when we moved here a few months ago.

    Now, when to start planting in SW Washington??? I’ll be checking in!

  7. Happy Blog Anniversary.
    Sure sounds like a fun celebration.
    I will be entering the giveaways.
    Chris Ann

  8. I am glad to have found your blog. Happy Anniversary!

    I soooooooo appreciated the posts on granola bars this week. :) I’ve have been round and round with recipes to the point of nixing them, so I look forward to making those posted.

  9. The Tidy Brown Wren says:

    Happy 2nd anniversary. Did the two years fly by? I really enjoy reading your blog and learning new recipes. Best wishes for many more blog posts!

  10. Happy anniversary!

  11. Happy Anniversary Jami!!

  12. Thank too you, and Happy Anniversary,
    Love your blog, read it almost everyday,keep up
    the good work.

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