Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy 1st BLOGIVERSARY!!! and a Giveaway!!!

Today marks my 1 year Blogiversary here at Spot My Eye!!!  It's been a great year and I've learned a lot!  I started out as "deals" blog, but have found as the weeks and months have gone by that my heart isn't just for getting great deals on products, but connecting with other women in all walks of life and about things other than just getting a great bargain.

Blogging has been a lot of fun, but the thing I enjoy the most about this "job" is that I get to meet so many wonderful ladies (and a few men) at my coupon classes.  Those classes started on a whim.  I thought I'd teach a few and then stop, but so far that hasn't happened.  I keep getting emails with requests to come teach another class somewhere and we've had a few speaking engagements.  I figure as long as the requests come in I'll keep it up!

One of the blessings out of teaching classes is bringing my friend, Michelle, on as a partner for teaching with me.  It's been an absolute delight getting to teach with her as we bounce ideas off each other and compliment each other well.  I couldn't have continued teaching without her and just wanted to give a big shout out for her!  :)

As the next year approaches I can't really predict what you'll see here at Spot My Eye!  It seems that the Lord is slowly turning this blog into something else other than coupons.  Don't worry...we'll still post deals and teach classes, but we're leaving our hearts open to what He wants this to be.  This winter Michelle and I are taking some time to pray and re-evaluate the direction that the Lord is taking us.  Hopefully, we'll have clear direction in that area soon so we can start sharing those things with you.

Thank you to all of you that read this blog.  If I didn't have readers, I wouldn't write!  We've grown at a steady pace this past year and hope to grow even more in the next year.  Thank you for sharing this blog with your friends.  Thank you for cheering me on, sharing your thoughts, opinions and giving me feedback when needed.

To celebrate our 1 year blogiversary we're giving away 5 tickets to our next public class to be held January 12, 2012 in Springfield, MO. @ Jefferson Ave. Baptist Church from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

5 people will win 2 tickets each (one for you and one for a friend) to attend our next public class for FREE!!! Even if you've come before this will be a great time to brush up and an opportunity for you to bring a friend with you that hasn't learned how to coupon shop yet.

If you're interested in entering this giveaway you can enter by leaving your first name and last intial right here on the blog (not on the facebook page).  Just scroll to the bottom of the post and click "comment" to leave your information.  If you don't want to leave a comment on the blog you can email your first name and last initial to too.  Only ONE entry per person!  We will do a drawing using and the 5 winners will be announced this coming Friday at 10:00 a.m. CST!  Make sure to share this drawing with your friends!

*  This is the Basics of Couponing Class for beginning couponers.
*  If you're not a winner and would like to attend this class we'll open up registration to the public in a few days.  Keep an eye on the blog for more information.  Please DO NOT call the church office for registration.  You can only register through this blog!

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