Wow! ONE YEAR! What a ride. I am amazed that a year has come and gone since I started my journey down this crazy blogging/writing path.
Let it be known, connecting with all of you is one of the biggest highlights for me. I truly love interacting with all of you, hearing from you in the comments, your jokes, your dinosaur pictures, dinosaur memes, dinosaur gifts, dinosaur cards, dinosaur everything. You all make me so incredibly happy.
Before “SmashleyAshley,” I shared my little life snippets, silly “Barb Marley” stories, and other randomness on my personal Facebook page. A few people suggested starting a blog, and while I think the majority of them were just trying to rid me of their personal timelines ;), it ended up being one of the greatest moves I’ve personally made.
That is what this is for me: personal. As a mother, a wife, and a working woman, there are a lot of daunting parts to life, as I am certain you’re all familiar with. What you see each day here on my site, and on my SmashleyAshley Facebook page; that is my little slice of ‘happy’, something that I am free to do on my own, something that is mine. As a busy human being, it is special and satisfying to have something that is “yours.” This writing path has taken me places I’ve never imagined; not just in the sense of writing, but also in the sense of relationships and connecting. It’s amazing how you can connect so closely with so many people that you’ve never met face-to-face. It’s like internet dating, but permanently and you aren’t cheating on your spouse. HA.
So, to all of you–old friends and new, I am grateful for you. Thank-you for your support, for reading along, for your words through comments/messages/shares that make me laugh, cry, ponder, or pee my pants. I would not have made it this far without all the support you have provided. You are ALL amazing.
I have been working on a side project here for a while, and although it is not entirely ready to launch, I have decided to preview what I’ve been working on! Something silly, something fun, and obviously, SOMETHING DINOSAUR!
Without further ado, I present to you: The SmashleyAshley line-up of DINOSTUFF!!!
These are a few items that will be added to my up and coming DinoSTORE!
While it isn’t ready to go quite yet, I thought since today is an exciting day being a one year celebration and all, I’d do a little giveaway!
Entry to Win:
– Please leave a comment on the Facebook post that brought you here so I have YOUR NAME to enter you into the drawing!
(I will put this post at the top of my Facebook page so you can find it to comment on)
Barb and I will pull one winner for each shirt and one for the dinosaur necklace on Wednesday, May 13th in our typical fashion- drawing names out of my trusted kitchen bowl.
Again, I am so grateful for all of your support and for all the wonderful Smasher pals’ I have met. I have so much love for you all.
Ways that you can help Smash?
You can share my Facebook page with people you think that might enjoy it! Remember to invite people who like dinosaurs and are not easily offended by bad words. If someone doesn’t believe in dinosaurs, well, I just can’t have that kind of negativity in my life. HAA.
AND, as some of you may have noticed the brown button below on ALL of my posts, EVERY time you click that, it counts as a vote (once/day) for me. It higher ranks me on a site that helps my little page SO MUCH. All it takes is the click of a mouse–AND YOU GIVE SMASH A VOTE!!! So purrrrrrty please, give Smash a vote when you stop by!