It's hard to grasp that it's been six years since I sat down and started this little blog. It's fascinating to go back and see how it has grown, developed, and changed over the years.
Blogging for this long shows you how much turnover there is in the Internet world. Many of the bloggers who inspired me or became my first online friends aren't around anymore. And I get it. Keeping at it this long is tough. But I'm thankful for every post, every comment, and every friend I've made along the way, even those who have come and gone. I wouldn't be where I am today without all of you, my friends and readers. So thank you. Thank you for sticking with me for so long. For brightening my day with your thoughts and encouragement. For being such a loving, supporting community. I couldn't have done this without you. :)
In keeping with tradition, as a thank you to all of you, I've planned a little giveaway. Sadly, my current financial situation will not allow it to be the grand giveaway I'd hoped for, and I'll have to keep it within the USA this time. I hope you understand. Thankfully, I had a few goodies stashed away for future giveaways. :)
Here are the prizes. :) I chose six different types of toys, one for each year of my blog. One winner will receive the whole collection. :)
First up is this adorable Little Pullip Assa doll, a recent Tuesday Morning find of my mom's. :)
Assa has an adorable little face...
...and a cute little pin that comes with her.
The winner will also receive this sweet Little Kingdom Snow White doll.
Next we have a blind-bag-sized My Little Pony Applejack with her bed and blanket.
The blanket and Applejack are both removable. :)
Since I just recently discovered the Twozies, I thought it would be fun to include a couple of pairs in the giveaway. :) The winner will receive two Twozies pairs and two display boxes.
Stretch (the giraffe) and Lofty (the baby)
Spotty (the leopard) and Speedie (the baby)
I also thought it would be fun to include another new line for the summer: the My Mini MixieQ's. :)
The prizes include (left to right) Roller Skates, Hot Dog, Gamer Girl...
...Magician, Checkerboard, and Gamer Boy. :)
And finally, I wanted to include something for the 18 inch crowd as well, so here is a cute Cat in the Hat "book" for 18 inch dolls.
It's actually blank inside, but still looks really cute on display.
And it's a great size for the dolls, as Hailey is demonstrating here. :)
1. This giveaway is for readers in the USA only. (Sorry!) :(
2. If you are under 18, please get a parent or guardian's permission to enter.
3. To enter, please leave your name or username and email address in the comments below. Comments with email addresses will NOT be published and will only be seen by me.
4. For one extra entry, you may choose one of the following:
-Follow me on Twitter
-Follow me on my NEW Instagram account (It's not very exciting yet, but I'm working on it.) ;)
-Follow me on my Never Grow Up Facebook page
NOTE: Please leave me a comment, letting me know what you did for your extra entry so I can count it!
5. For another extra entry, you may leave a suggestion for the future or share your favorite post from Never Grow Up in the comments. (If you leave them in a comment separate from the one containing your email address, I can publish them to share with others.) :)
6. Because I'll be gone on vacation all week, this giveaway will be open until Sunday, August 7th.
7. On Monday, August 8th, I will pick a winner through a random drawing and email them to get their mailing address. The winner will have one week to respond. If I have not heard from the winner by Monday, August 15th, a new winner will be chosen.
Thank you again for a wonderful six years together. :) I appreciate you all more than you know.