And the Winner is…

Thank you all for taking the time to answer my questions and share your stories!  It was such a JOY to read all of your comments.  Without further ado, the winner for the first ever Luv What You Do Amazon Giveaway is…



Drum Roll Please…




Number 12!

Rebecca Says:


“Happy blogger-versary! I love that you are always so positive in your posts…you never complain and you always seem like you are cooking things that make other people’s days brighter! I started blogging because I wanted to write and connect with other people- it’s been so fun “meeting” blogger friends, like you :) enjoy your last day in FL”



Rebecca, I will email you to get all of your information and send out your gift card ASAP. 

Happy Shopping!

2nd Year Blogger-versary + 1st Giveaway



They say when you are on vacation you have no concept of time.  This is so true for me…especially with such a strange week (working Monday and Tuesday then off to Florida).  If it weren’t for the ‘Happy Anniversary’ message from WordPress this morning, I might have missed that today is December 23rd which is exactly 2 years since I started Luv What You Do with my first post titled First Day Jitters.


Last year, I had a lot to say on my 1 year Blogger-Versary and I’m not sure I could say it any better today!  That could be because I really want to go back outside and climb into the swimming pool hot tub.


I wasn’t really sure how to ‘celebrate’ today, but I thought that my first giveaway would be ideal for this momentous occasion.  Unlike some other bloggers, I don’t make money from blogging, so free stuff isn’t knocking at my door.  However, Brooks Running, if you happen to ready this, I love you and want to be on your TEAM.  What is waiting for me every day are the comments, encouragement, stories, questions, and smiles from YOU, my wonderful readers.  I look forward to seeing what’s going on in your world and sharing my latest shenanigans, recipes and photos.  There have been many a stressful day this year when your comment or email has literally made me laugh out loud.  For this, along with the great ideas for recipes and workouts, I am grateful!  Which is why, I’d like to give you a gift.  Sounds fun…right? 




I thought about this for awhile and really wanted to share something that ANYONE could use and enjoy.  Then, I thought of one of the most fun and versatile gifts that I’ve received.  Insert Light Bulb Here!  An Amazon Gift Card!!!


It has been a year of growth on Luv What You Do.  I faced my first attack from blog haters, and completed a complicated professional certification course.  But reading through past posts and seeing the bright colors of cookie decorations, fresh veggies, or and sunsets remind me of all the adventures lived this year.  I cannot thank you enough for your positive energy and support!  Please keep it coming!


1st Giveaway Rules as Written by Jen:

1. You must be a follower of Luv What You Do (Many of you have been with me from the beginning of this journey, so this is for you!)

2. You must leave a comment below telling me one or all of the following…

       Why did you start blogging? 

       What is your favorite thing about reading/writing a blog? 

       What is your favorite aspect or post from Luv What You Do? (if you have one…no Mom, you can’t say the author)

3. No double entries please

4. The Winner….will be picked in a scientifically fair manner in which I will tell the BOY to pick a number 1-however many entries there are (usually this is like 8 tops) and that person will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card

5. The Giveaway ends on December 26, 2012 at 11:59 central time and the winner will be announced on December 27, 2012.

6. The gift card will be mailed out as soon as Amazon can get it to you!



I have no idea where this next year will take me.  I still enjoy what I am doing and the friendships formed in the blog world, so I’m hoping that Luv What You Do will continue to evolve.  First step…getting my own domain.  Any suggestions where to start?  Then, I have some updates to make to the recipe page.  Fun stuff!  For now, I will enjoy what is left of my last day in Florida before flying home tomorrow.




Season’s Greetings!