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8.23.2011

Two Years!! What? PJV Blogiversary Giveaway.


For the past few days something has been niggling at my brain. "I believe I might have forgotten something." Now, this happens a lot, I tend to be a little forgetful sometimes.  I blame overexposure to insanity (family, not mine). This morning the niggling got much worse.

I tried to jump start my brain...so I took pictures of myself thinking hard with Instagr.am --- went out and bought donuts -- sugar stimulates the brain, and my kid is sick and stated "donuts would cure her", who am I to argue with that logic? That didn't work, though.  Got some fun pics of myself though.

I jumped on twitter and read my mentions, a friend of mine tweeted out about her Two Year Blogiversary celebration. Well, her and I had practically started up at the same time -- AHA moment!!

It's my...


Ok. Well yeah. Been at this for a bit. But, really what does it matter? What should I do? So, I baked myself a cake*...


Not quite as satisfying as I thought...cause my family was like - "why are you throwing yourself a party?" "Who's Parajunkee??"

Lame Family!

Well, then I got depressed and mixed myself a drink. But realized it was only 10 am, so I drank it anyway. It is New Orleans - I put some cranberry juice in there - it is juice! Juice = Breakfast. (Ok, sorry I'm being a bad influence - for my under 21 readers - don't drink! Alcohol = Bad)

No matter how tasty that drink might have been, still not satisfied...and then another AHA MOMENT! I need to celebrate with the awesomeness that is Bloggerville! Not with my family, or even the dog...ya'll would appreciate 2 years of endless blog posts!!! And then of course, I wouldn't be in this particular 2 year position if it weren't for my fab readers - TAKE A BOW PLEASE oh FAB READERS!!!

And just as I decided this I GOT THREE EMAILS! Three! From BBAW - yep I got a few nominations. And I know how I got these nominations YOU GUYS! I teared up a bit. Yep. A little. (sorry for all the pictures - I'm having fun with instagram and someone made a casual mention that I didn't get personal enough sometimes! Criticism sticks with ya...)

So, I just have to say ---


And in honor of this rockness!! I am doing a multi-part giveaway! Yup! This is the first part...













*I didn't really bake that cake...(found the image online) this story was really 2 parts fiction, 1 part delusional and a few bits of truth.

115 comments:

Taylor said...

Happy two year blogiversary!! :D and yay for the giveaway!!

Also love love love the cake! Definitely has the Parajunkee flair hehe ;)

Here's to many more years of fabulous blogging! :)

<3
Taylor

Larissa {Larissa´s Bookish Life} said...

Happy Blogiversary Rachy! Love your blog and you totally deserve your success, even if I dont comment as much as I should LOL

I can´t wait to meet at the AAD in NOLA next year!

xoxo

Autumn @ From the TBR Pile said...

I don't need anymore books...god only knows, but Congratulations!!

geekgirl said...

Happy Blogoversary! So happy for you!

And thanks for the amazing giveaway!

-geekgirl
geek girl's book blog

Cait said...

Happy 2 year blogoversary!! One of those nominations was from me, you totally deserve it ;) I hope you win

The Cait Files

fairypenguin said...

Happy Blogiversary!

acm05 said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Did you really make the cake? That's a fantastic decorating job!

Fiktshun said...

Happy Blogoversary! That cake is a perfect match for you blog. And I love the skull image!

Two years. Wow, that's amazing!

Cassandra said...

That was fun to read. Thanks for the blogoversary.

ParaJunkee said...

--- Ok - the cake seems to be a big focus. LOL, I didn't make the cake. I'm lucky to get the icing all the way around one... sorry creative license and all that.

Julie@My5monkeys said...

Happy Blogversary and Love the pics of you :) Donuts make everytthing better.

Richard said...

YAY! Happy Blogiversary, Parajunkee!

Julie S said...

Happy blogoversary. Your post is funny :) Love the image of the cake. Whoever did bake that has some creativity going on.

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Happy blogiversary!

Eva said...

Happy blogoversary! I'm so glad I found your blog, love it!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Well, happy blog birthday!!! :) And do LOVE that cake. Talent there. Hard to believe it's only been 2 years. So much has come to pass. :) Great blog! And Here's to many more to come.

Robin K said...

Think I entered the wrong twitter link, if so here it is :) http://twitter.com/#!/IntenseWhisper/statuses/106052939264696321

Robin K said...

AND Happy blogoversary!

Maria (pronounced Mariah) said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!! I have a friend who can make cakes like that...she is very talented!

Thanks for the amazing givewaway!

Elizabeth Briggs said...

That cake is amazing!

melissa said...

happy blog birthday... you rock! and the cake is awesome!

Annette said...

I hope the part about the drink was true! Happy Blogoversary and thanks for the giveaway.

Anna said...

Happy Blogoversary and Congrats on the nominations! :)

Penelope Lolohea said...

Happy blogoversary!! Sweet cake! :)

jackie b central texas said...

Congrats on being nominated for BBAW 3 times, Congrats on 2 years and as for the drink early in AM at least you did add the juice part right!

No need to enter me, too many books now waiting on shelves to read I just wanted to stop by and say here is to many more years of enjoying your advice, reviews and anything else you see fit to share with us Rachel.

SandyG265 said...

Congrats!

Jenni Elyse said...

Happy blogoversary! Too bad you didn't bake that cake. It's seriously awesome!

Jennifer@The Book Nympho said...

Happy 2 years!!!

I forgot to leave the link to my blog for the button. http://thebooknympho.blogspot.com/

I was impressed with the cake then I read your disclaimer. LOL

Missie said...

Woo Hoo! Happy blogoversary, PJ! I love your blog. :)

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

Happy 2nd blogoversary, Rachel! That is so awesome :) And as for the nominations you totally deserve it!

Since I'm over 21 one I'm allowed to badly influenced, right? ;)

barmybex said...

Happy Blogoversary - WOOOOO!

I love that Cake - it is EPIC!!! mmmm. Looks so good. even if you didn't make it - someone did. wonder how it tasted *drool*
Sorry you lost me there for a bit.

Congrats again

Beverly said...

Congrats - Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for hosting.

Sherre said...

Congrats on the blogiversary. Wrote a post about the occasion located here

Book Lover said...

Awesome giveaway and Happy Blogiversary!! How exciting :))

Johanna said...

Aww, Happy Anniversary. And please, please tell me you didn't actually bake that cake. It might be too much to bear, knowing you are both a phenomonal blogger and crazy artistic cake baker!! :)

Anyway congratulations. Keep up the good stuff and will always look forward to reading your blog.

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Yay! Happy 2 years Rachel! What a cute post, I love it! Hopefully you'll celebrate with us international followers soon... ;)

fredamans said...

Happy blogoversary!

Aimee said...

Congrats! That is really exciting!!

Sarah said...

Happy blogoversary! Love the cake and the instagram pics!

May-Day_Aura said...

Happy Blogiversary! =D Thanks for another awesome giveaway!

Book Savvy Babe said...

Congrats on 2 years! I love your cake, and I totally would have had a cocktail too :) Book Savvy Babe

Fantasy Book Chick said...

Happy 2 years Rachel! Your cake is super cool looking and great and funny post. :)

elaing8 said...

Happy 2nd Blogiversary!!!!

Judi said...

Congrats on your two years! *streamers* That's a cool cake!. :)

E.J. Stevens said...

Happy Blogoversary! :)

xx,
E.J.
Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
From the Shadows

Shadowrose96 said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

Jessy said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Save me a piece of that yummy cake :D

Chelsea B. said...

Yea!! Happy two year birthday to your blog!! :-)

Melissa said...

Happy 2 year Blogoversary!!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Happy happy anniversary!
(not an entry)
I just celebrated 2 years too :)

Peggy said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for the chance to win!

Miss Lauren said...

You are soooo funny! Happy 2 year anniversary!!

Jen D. @ Not Now...I'm Reading! said...

Happy Blogoversary! Here's to many more years of kicking some serious arse. ;-)

June M. said...

Happy 2 year Blogiversary! Loved the cake....so pretty!

Danielle Gorman said...

Congrats and happy 2nd blogiversary! The cake was awesome. I honestly love visiting this blog daily and I love all of the advice you give to newbs like myself. =)

Kimberly said...

Happy Blogiversery

cait045 said...

Happy Blogversary!!! I would have been super impressed if you did make the cake. It was very cool.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Congrats!

Orchid said...

A very happy 2nd blogoversary to you!!!!

Orchid
The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Sarah said...

Congrats! Two years is an awesome milestone.

Amy J said...

CONGRATS! Amazing we have made it for two years huh! We did it girlie!!!
Love the photos as well. you are too funny!
HUGS and here is to another great year!

Alisa said...

Congrats!! I hope you have many more years to come. LOVE the gorgeous cake.

Danielle West said...

Happy Blogoversary!! And love the pictures! :)

Sherry Soule said...

Congrats! And happy Blogoversary! :-)

Smiley Girlie said...

Happy Blogiversary! Congrats on awesome the blog!

Barbara E. said...

Happy Blogiversary! Here's to many more wonderful bloggy years.

Escape by Fiction said...

Congratulations on 2 years and so many followers! I love your site and you've been a big help with the blogging experience. What kind of cake was it? Filling? Was it good? It sure was adorable:)

Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction :)

Andra said...

Congrats PJ!!! LOVE YOU SO MUCH! XOXO Your Cake looks AWESOME!!!

Rie Conley said...

Happy blogiversary! I cannot believe it's almost been one year for me, so it's amazing that you are entering into your third year! You've helped me start blogging in so many ways!

Thanks for all you do!

Samantha said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Theresa @ Fade Into Fantasy said...

Happy Blogiversary, Rachel!!! I can only hope to be half as rocktastic as you are when I hit my 2 year mark. :)

Bookish in a Box said...

I thought maybe you had the cake specially made. That would be awesome!

Chrystal said...

Congrats! Happy 2 Year Blogoversary. What a great milestone. :) And love the instagram pics. ;)

Jen B. said...

Happy Blogaversary!

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

Awesome giveaway, and YAY 2 years. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cake. :D

Lolarific said...

Congrats on your two year Blogoversary! THanks for doing what you do and for the giveaway!

Bethany C. said...

Happy Blogiversary! Did you really make that cake?

alicia0605 said...

Happy Two Year!!

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Happy two years and congrats about the BBAW nominations. You definitely deserve them!

Lieder Madchen said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!!!! Congrats on two years and thank you so much for the awesome giveaway! :)

RJ @ RJ Does Books said...

Congratulations on you blogiversary!! May you have many more! :D Thank you so much for this giveaway!

Rain Maiden said...

Two years! Whoo Hoo! Congrats keep it up :)

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Happy blogoversary!!! You've got an amazing blog, Rachel! Thank you for all the hard work! :) x

Smash Attack! said...

Congratulations to you! You are a force in Bloggerville and we all appreciate you something fierce. Thanks for including us in your awesomesauce par-tay!

metallifan15 said...

Happy Blogoversary Rach! Congrats on 2 years of awesomeness and fun! Keep up the great work!

~PoisonRose79

Dani @ Refracted Light said...

Congratulations on 2 years! :) That's awesome! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Denise Z said...

Happy birthday - that is the most awesome cake ever:) Thank you for sharing the joy with this wonderful giveaway.

Lupdilup said...

Happy Blogversary!!! Nice Cake!!!

Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax. said...

Happy 2 year Blogoversary! Loving the cake and martini! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Pam S (pams00) said...

Happy Blogiversary and congrats on the nominations:)!!

pams00 @ aol.com

Paromantasy said...

I'm a day late, but Happy Blogoversary!! Your blog rocks!! I love your cake, Did you really bake that? If so, you should make a blogging bakery cafe - that would be awesome!!

Evie
http://www.paromantasy.com

Ashley Suzanne said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway and Happy 2 YEARS!!

Also that cake rocks!

Patricia said...

A happy blogoversary! I love this post! And.. um.. could you please post somewhere how you made this cake? *jealous*

I want to make such a cake! Arg! *in love with your blog even more now*

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

Congrats and thank you for the giveaway!!

StephanieD said...

It's been awhile since I actually commented here, but I just wanted to Congratulate you on a wonderful two years, Rachel. You've entertained and educated me!

Pixie@The Bookaholic said...

Congrats on two years. You're an amazing blogger and I always enjoy visiting here. ^^ That drink sure looks good, too.... ;)

Here's to many more years!
Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

<3
Pixie
http://the-bookaholic.blogspot.com

Niina said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! :D
Yay!

Emma Michaels said...

Happy two year anniversary!!! <3 Thank you for all of the hard work you have put into your blog for the last two years! <3 It has been wonderful to watch/read!

Sana @ Breathing Books said...

Happy 2nd Anniversay!

I was actually going to praise that cake. It looked absolutely fabulous, then i read the confession! Still awesome cake...save me a slice!

Kris said...

Congrats on the 2 yr Blogiversary! Love the cake!!
Im new to your blog, but I can tell its going to be awesome :)

Kris
http://abookfromsnowyriver.blogspot.com

erin said...

Congratulations! Just found you, followed a blog link over from another and definitely liked your blog! Instantly added you to my favorites. Thanks for all your hard work!

erin said...

Congratulations! Just recently found you by following another blog link and immediately added you to my favorites and became a follower. Now I find that you have awesome giveaways too! You are too good to be true! Thanks for all your hard work, definitely paid off!

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

Woot! Two years in the blogging world and going strong! I like your cake. I remember there was some cake show where this girl made red velvet cake (so it looked like blood) with black icing, and a skulls. I think it had other stuff, but I can't remember. Your cake is still better.

The Library Page said...

Happy blogiversary! I love the pictures. :) They're fun! You totally deserve those noms and to celebrate! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

-Clara
thewannabeknight.wordpress.com

mbreakfield said...

Happy Blogoversary!

~Mallary~ said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! Thanks for the chance to win. I agree with "The Library Page" above me, I like the pictures!!

Pabkins said...

Two years! Zowwie! Congrats - here is to many more years of awesome book reviewing! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Jennifer said...

Amazing giveaway, and happy bloggyversary!

The Bawdy Book Blog

roro said...

Happy blogiversary! I love the pictures. :) They're fun! You totally deserve those noms and to celebrate! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
bummr not a us resident

Tayte H. said...

Happy Blogiversary! God, i just learned the word and I already love it. Thanks for the giveaway. :D
Tayte
thunter_5@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversay! Blogiversay. Love that word. Thanks for the giveaway. :D
tayte
thunter_5@yahoo.com

lisagk said...

such a great giveaway. Thank you. I'm a follower

Lexi said...

Congrats! I have stalked your blog for a few months and now realize I hadn't GFC'd it! So now I have, and will continue to stalk. Hope you keep having fun with it cuz I have fun reading it!

Michelle said...

Hope you have another great 2yrs. Thanks for letting us share with you & treating us to a chance at some great books.

Michelle B. aka Koahkalady

purrpurrkoshkamb....

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