Thursday, June 10, 2010

Babbling Brooke Turns Two!!

They grow up so fast, don't they?

On July 14, 2010, Babbling Brooke turns two - which in blog years (which function much like dog years), is 14!  Yeeks!

Given that Babbling Brooke is turning two, I am planning a fabulous and fun giveaway - which I will be announcing next week.  The giveaway will conclude on Babbling Brooke's second birthday - but all day July 14 we will be celebrating with drawings every few hours (and the big prize drawing at the end of the day!).  I'm so excited!
So to kick the party off, I'll be announcing all the fabulous prizes over the next week or so - that way you can have a sneak peek at everything you'll be entering to win before the giveaway kicks off!

Check back tomorrow to see the first two prizes in 
Babbling Brooke's Big Birthday Blogaversary!

For now, lets take a walk back in time, shall we?

July 14, 2008: Brooke (who found herself babbling quite often) decided to start a blog (she wanted to see what all the hype was about).  Her first post?  A step-by-step guide to painting a floral chair.  This is still one of my - I mean her - favorites.

July 14, 2008: She went blog-crazy and posted again that same day.  The insanity!  This time two painted letters, in polka dots and stripes (still two of her favorite patterns!)

She didn't know what to post.  Help, the blog world is so big!  And scary!  And not a soul reads this blog!  So 2008 concluded with a whopping 8 posts.  Hey, it's ok to start slow!

In 2009, Brooke discovered polish blogs.  What an awesome idea!  She spent hours and hours (particularly around the end of the semester, when she was supposed to be writing her final essays) perusing all the wonderful polish blogs and the beautiful polishes.  Then she finally made a polish post.

August 12-14, 2009: Brooke bought some new polish.  And painted her nails!  And then her toes!

October 21, 2009: Brooke took a leap and ordered some Konad.  Let the polishing frenzy begin!

November 23, 2009: Brooke did one of her favorite manicures ever in a variety of lilacs (fun fact: this is the post that gets the most spam comments by far. Weird!)

And the polishing extravaganza took off from there!

Check back tomorrow to see the start of the prizes :)

ps: Caracita, Babbling Brooke's mascot, turns 7 this summer - which in dog years, is 49 (shh, don't tell her)!


Eva said...

Yayayayay :D

Tierney said...

Congrats Brooke! That's exciting :D

Trista said...

Congrats on almost turning 2!. I am so glad that you started your blog. Your's is one of my favorite blogs to read. Have a blessed night :o)

Libby's Pink Vanity said...

Congratulations, Brooke. :)
I am enjoying your blog very much.

Lissa said...

Awesome! I turn 32 the day your blog turns 2. :)

Rhea said...

Congratulations Brooke!!!!

Megan Harmeyer said...

WooT!! 2 years is forever in the blog world - you're right!! WTG. Looking forward to more great posts.

Lissi said...

Congratulations! I can only hope that my blog will one day be as successful as yours!

Kathy said...

Neato! It's not that easy to keep a blog alive with everything else that you do so kudos to you!

Kathy said...

Neato! It's not that easy to keep a blog alive with everything else that you do so kudos to you!

Laura said...

Congratulations, that's definitely worth celebrating :-)

amusedPolish said...


I love reading your fun facts

Susie said...

Congratulations on the up coming two year anniversary. I have you have 100 more. :)
Love your blog,

ShortAndSweetNails said...


Unknown said...

Thanks Eva and Tierney!!

aww, Twister - you're so sweet!! Thank you!! :) I love hearing that :)

Thanks so much Kimberly!! I really appreciate that :)

Happy 32nd Lissa!!! That's awesome!! Even more reason you should win!

Thanks Rhea!!

Thanks so much, Megan!! :D and thanks for reading! :)

Thanks Lissi!! And your blog is!! I LOVE your blog!!

aww, Kathy, you're too kind - and I've appreciated your support with my blog (and major polish addiction!) so much!! You and the other tPF ladies really helped feed this addiction :D

Thanks so much Laura!!

haha, thanks amusedpolish :D

aww, Susie, I LOVE your blog too!! Thanks so much!!!

Thanks ShortandSweet :D

Rebecca said...

Congrats Brooke, I love reading your blog and I can't wait to see what the prizes are going to be! :D

Colette said...

*nodding* July 14th is an excellent day to be born - I should know =)

Bunny Masseuse said...

So glad to have watched along the way :)

Unknown said...

aww, thanks so much, Rebecca!! I LOVE reading your blog too :) (and I totally wish I lived where you do!!)

Colette!! Happy almost birthday!!! I'm glad we can celebrate together!!!

Aww, Bunny, thank YOU so much for being one of my very first followers and supporting me along the way (and feeding my addiction through tPF!!) :D

Jana said...

Awww happy (almost) 14th birthday ;-) Your posts are so cute, this is my favorite polish blog to read! I can't wait to see all the fun stuff you have for us!

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