Thursday, August 16, 2012

sponsor highlight + giveaway: anne the adventurer blog

Today is your lucky day, Oh, Sweet Joy! readers. You get to meet Anne (the adventurer) and you get to enter a giveaway to win a gift card to...


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ANTHROPOLOGIE! 

Anne's blog is so genuine and just plain lovely. You'll definitely leave inspired. I'll let the Denver-based beauty take it away from here. 



Hi, I'm Anne from Anne the Adventurer! I am a full-time freelance writer and blogger, and live in Denver with my husband. Two years ago, I started my blog with hopes that I could create an intentional community of readers who would be inspired and challenged to find purpose and adventure in their everyday lives. Today, I am so excited and proud to see it growing and blossoming into just that. Weekly, you'll find posts on purposeful living, health, style, food and more. 

As a writer, I have been blessed with many opportunities to use my talents and skills to help make the world a better place. It is my hope that Anne the Adventurer can continue to be an authentic and creative space for readers to come and learn that they are not alone in their struggles, questions, or celebrations. So come over, and join us! I can't wait to meet you.

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Today, Anne is giving away a $35 anthro gift card to one lucky reader.  You stinkin' lucky ducks. I mean that with all love & adoration, of course. 






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103 comments:

  1. And my favorite adventure I've been on is probably the trip I took with my brother and his family in June to NYC!

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  2. My favorite adventure was hiking the highest peak in Utah Valley by the moonlight, and climbing back down after the sunrise! Such a great memory.

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  3. My biggest adventure has definitely been motherhood.
    It is different everyday!

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  4. My biggest adventure was chosing to stay in KS while my new husband deployed to Iraq, again, and the rest of my family and friends remained in VA. I was forced to become resourceful, meet new people, and become a new kind of independent.

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  5. My biggest/favorite adventure is wrapped up in my current season of motherhood! I've got one 16 month old bundle of boy that has captured my heart and another on the way in mid-September!

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  6. My favorite adventure is the trip I took around the world on The World Race an 11 month, 11 country journey. It was amazing.

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  7. My favorite adventure was getting off the cruise ship in Cozumel with my future husband. Instead of doing one of the pre-planned excursions, we rented a car at the cruise terminal & drove around the island on our own. We found a public beach with only one other couple in a 1/4 mile area. The beach was so quiet! We had tons of fun snorkeling & looking for sea shells. We ate lunch at this tiny, open-air cafe just down the beach. Perfect day exploring with my love!

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  8. I think my favorite trip was when I went to New England. It's so pretty up there.

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  9. My favorite adventure was going on a backpacking trip with a bunch of ladies in Lexington, KY. The group was amazing, and it was a great introduction to backpacking/camping for extended periods of time. I learned great outdoor skills and I can't wait to do it again!

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  10. My favorite adventure was going on a missions trip to Costa Rica this summer! It was an amazing experience :)

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  11. my boyfriend an i took a very adventurous roadtrip across america when i graduated from college. i can't wait to do that again!!!

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  12. The best trip to date was a quick 3 days in Chicago with my BF. Though we are headed to the Bahamas in a few months which I am super stoked about!!

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  13. My favorite adventure was a trip that I took many years ago to Cuba. Ohhh...the memories...
    Thanks for this beautiful giveaway!
    Paola

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  14. My favorite adventure was the last academic year - I changed and improved so much, and proved to myself that I can do so much more than i might initially think!

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  15. My favorite adventure was studying abroad in England. It was the best three months of my life and I wish I could move back there right now!

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  16. Marriage, for sure!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  17. My favorite adventure is my mission trip to cambodia. Seriously scary and seriously amazing all at the same time!

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  18. Favorite Adventure? When I came to know Jesus as my Lord & Savior. He changed me from the inside out and I have the hope of heaven...what could be better than that? :)

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  19. Estes Park in Colorado for 10 days was pretty awesome, I won't lie!

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  20. i would say the most thrilling adventure i've been on is marrying my husband. as cliche as it sounds, living life with him has taken me to places i never thought i'd go. we recently moved 800 miles away from everyone and everything familiar. and i wouldn't trade it for the world. <3

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  21. One of my favorite adventures was road tripping to Florida with my best friends when I was in college. We definitely need to do that again!

    xo-Kimberly {allons-y kimberly}

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  22. Sounds like a great blog!! I will be following!! :) :)

    Happy Writing!!
    http://nolongerridingsolo.blogspot.com/

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    1. Sorry, I didn't see the questions. Most adventurous trip= my honeymoon with my husband! I have never kayaked to waterfalls, bike up mountains in the rain, and explore the napali coast...! He was my tour guide to all the special "local" spots and it was amazing.

      But every day with this guy of mine is an adventure. With tandem bike tattoos on our body... everything literally is one. I have a terrific husband, he is the best.

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  23. I'd have to say going to Vegas after waiting nearly 10 years to FINALLY be able to go!

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  24. Going up north on a camping trip with my husband. We had so much fun. We hiked, rented a boat, sat by the lake on our campsite, and just enjoyed nature and each others company.
    sellcrystal2 at gmail dot com

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  25. Motherhood is definitely my biggest adventure!

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  26. lemonade cake!!!! http://pinterest.com/pin/137570963588406602/

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  27. favorite adventure-- driving across France with my mom in a rental car. I'll never forget it :)

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  28. I pinned your cute skirt! see the pin here: http://pinterest.com/pin/14988611230762140/

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  29. Favorite adventure thus far in life has got to be marriage. I married my high school sweetheart and best friend. I'm one lucky gal. ;)
    Such a great giveaway btw!

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  30. my favorite adventure (besides marriage) is a road trip we took we some friends. we went from ny to fl and we have so many great memories! would love to do that again!

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  31. My favorite adventure is moving to Texas from Boston for college. It was a really scary change for me but I am so glad that I did it! I absolutely LOVE Texas and I can't imagine my life without all the people that I've met here. :)

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  32. my favorite adventure was marrying the man that i somehow managed to get. closely followed by meeting our little boy for the first time. :)

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  33. Motherhood for sure! And our sweet Frisco baby moon that we took before E was born!

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  34. My biggest adventure was packing up and moving across the country to live with my fiance in a brand new city!

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  35. My favorite adventure so far has been exploring Paris with my husband!

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  36. My family was expatriated to France - a tremendous adventure!

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  37. Moving to Boulder to share Jesus is a pretty huge adventure!!

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  38. I am not a mother *yet* though I know that parenthood will for sure be an AMAZINg adventure, I'd say it was changing my life and taking my husband's advice when he told me I should go to art school after spending years in business school...and being miserable. I did, and graduated and now am an artist and we truly love what we do. It was such a hard transition to make, but an adventure for the both of us, nonetheless! SO THANKFUL for his honesty and push in the right direction. :)...as far as road trip adventures...our last huge trip from florida to vermont was fantastic and every stop we made was a memory...can't wait to do it again!

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  39. Touring across Canada with a band!

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  40. Favorite trips have been to Moab, Utah. I feel like it's the mecca of awesomeness.

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  41. I love adventures and daily being in high school is an adenture! Between homework, classes and who's wearing what, each day is crazy! The summers been awesome but as school starts up I will be fully relying on Christ to be my strength!

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  42. My fav adventure is going to happen in a week and a half! (I'm hoping it'll be just the best) My friend and I are grabbing the car and driving down to Portland to enjoy good food, coffee, beer, conversation, and restoration. We're going to dance in the car, laugh at each other, and talk each others ears off. We'll read books, talk to strangers, and have a good 'ol good time. I've got high hopes that it'll top the books as the best yet.
    And even if it doesn't, that's okay. Life's full of adventure!

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  43. We went on a family vacation to Lima, Peru and also toured Machu Picchu.

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  44. My favorite adventure is going to college far away from home and getting thrown into independence.

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  45. My husband & I love road trips so on our baby moon, we drove up from FL to Philly, then to Gettysburg, then through the mountains and then home. It was really fun and special b/c it was our last trip just the two of us.

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  46. My fav adventure was my honeymoon to St. Lucia:) It was awesome!!!!! Second favorite was white water rafting the Nile River in Uganda:)

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  47. When we drove with the dogs from Illinois to Iowa and stayed at a cabin for a week, and then drove from Iowa to Florida (:

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  48. The best adventure I have had.. is still going on.. I have been dating the same wonderful man for the last 6 years and we have been living a part for a little over 2 years. While this can be very hard, it has grown and molded us into an amazing couple! We have learned SO much from eachother and about each other! I cannot wait to see where this adventure continues to take us .

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  49. I love Anne the Adventurer! (And Anthro.)
    My favorite adventure was a month-long study abroad course called Theatre in London (yep, we just went to plays every day). I'm a homebody, so it was a big deal to go off without knowing anyone in the group, but it was amazing.

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  50. Driving from Alaska through Canada to the lower 48 during the last week in December.

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  51. I went to Alaska on a first ever fishing trip with my best friend- Not only was it an adventure in the traditional sense, fishing, hiking, and playing in the wilderness. But being the friend that i needed to be for her and vice versa was a new kind of learning experience that i wasn't use to. All that.. and being charged by a mama Grizzly bear makes the AK trip my favorite adventure!

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  52. my favorite adventure has been stepping into parenthood with my best friend and husband at my side. it isn't always "peachy", but it is stretching and completely an adventure.

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  53. Lots of spontaneous solo trips but one of my favorite was a Santa Fe/Tucson/California beach odyssey. Just dropped everything and went, without a lot of advanced planning. I met some fabulous friends, did lots of healthy walking, hiking, beachtime fun things. I'd do it again in a heartbeat and highly recommend it!

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  54. My favorite adventure has been going to Barcelona to study for one summer! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  55. definitely my trip to Ireland. such a beautiful country with green absolutely everywhere

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  56. My favourite adventure was my road trip through Portland, OR and Seattle, WA with my husband less than a year after we married! We packed up the car, turned off our phone and used a real map to drive there & back! Everything about it was so much fun - the food, the sights, the touristy things. I loved that trip more than anything else we've done!

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  57. spontaneous weeknight trip Savannah at the tale end of college with 3 girl friends. i had to call in and miss work and since we were students we had nooooooo money! it was a grand adventure!

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  58. moving to hawaii and back in the matter of 6 months, while being pregnant with our first!

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  59. My favorite adventure started last March when my now husband proposed to me! It began by marrying off my big brother + bff in October and by December I was packing up my country girl life from the mountains + valleys of TN to the flat plains, corn fields, + big city of Indianapolis! I graduated the 17th of December, celebrated Christmas the next, and was married off the next weekend on New Years Eve! (The adventure has not ended yet!)

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  60. My favorite adventure was moving to America from Europe. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  61. My Favorite Adventure was My honeymoon. My husband planned it as a surprise and took me to Paris, and half way through the trip surprised me again by taking my to Venice. He is amazing!

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  62. Mu favorite adventure was road tripping from San Francisco to Disneyland for the first time since I was a child, with my now Fiance Ernie. I was so excited since I hadn't been in years. It was so magical and fun, I will never forget it!

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  63. A lot of trips I have been on have been adventures. I think the craziest was going to Las Vegas with my best friend for new years! I got proposed to by a random guy who I had known for about 15 minuets about an hour after midnight on new years. I also got to see DeadMau5 put on a show for his birthday/dead mau5 day, all for free! The entire trip still doesn't feel real when I talk about it!

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  64. My favorite adventure I've been on was definitely New Jersey/New York. It was so much fun to explore the city and countryside in New Jersey.

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  65. i could write a hundred paragraphs about motherhood! it is DEFINITELY an adventure. it's got it's way high ups and way high downs. baby is tough like you wouldn't believe, but soo sooo rewarding in the end to hear those baby laughs!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  66. Going to Israel for 10 days was my favorite adventure thus far :)
    x Hilary
    hilary . l . adams @ gmail . com

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  67. My favorite adventure was my summer in Spain.

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  68. marriage has been my favorite adventure to date :)

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  69. My favorite adventure has been my relationship with my husband. From our first date to now being married 3 years it's been quite the ride!!

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  70. My favorite adventure has definitely been motherhood. I'm not the perfect mom by any means and our days aren't always perfect but what adventure is perfect? :)

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  71. My favorite adventure has been my marriage to my husband. The past few years have been crazy as we completed college, got engaged then married, and moved into our first house. Crazy, but fun! :)

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  72. Most definitely marriage! It's been so much more then I ever could have imagined.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  73. I pinned (http://pinterest.com/pin/74942781270285452/) http://www.ohsweetjoy.com/2012/08/homemade-coffee-icecream-recipe.html

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  74. My best and biggest and most life-changing adventure would have to be moving to California from western Pennsylvania all by myself. It took so much strength, courage, and boldness, and only by the grace of God did it turn out as well as it has. xoxo

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  75. My biggest adventure so far was backpacking across Europe with my best friend last year! It was awesome and so exciting :)

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  76. I repinned the Vintage Scarf Shirt DIY!


    http://pinterest.com/pin/221520875392210613/

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  77. My best adventure has been my boyfriend and I's backpacking trip through Europe last summer :)

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  78. when i was 25, i moved alone to honduras for a year. in that year i gained the confidence, independence, self-reliance and gratitude that i draw upon today for the adventures i face every day. there's not a day that goes by that i don't think about my time in latin america and wonder if i'd be as content in my "settled" life had i not had a year to explore.

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  79. Best adventure? Spending two weeks exploring Ghana! Insanely beautiful place + people :)

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  80. Our trip to Cancun last year was quite an adventure!

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  81. Aside from motherhood & marriage.. my month in Italy over ten years ago was my greatest adventure. So, so much fun and I never wanted to come home. Can't wait to go back one day.

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  82. My favorite adventure thus far? definitely marrying my best friend... can't wait to see what's next!

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  83. My favorite adventure was probably going to New Orleans with my older brother. :)

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  84. My favorite adventure so far would be our babymoon to Hawaii 2 years ago!

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  85. I just pinned your macaroons. They're so cute! I definitely need to order that recipe book and make some for myself. Yours looked so delicious.

    http://pinterest.com/pin/44191640064487809/

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  86. Last year, when I was 20, I spent 4 months working and traveling in the USA. It was the adventure of a lifetime :D

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  87. When my girlfriend and I went to the beach for the first time together!

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  88. I was lucky enough to go to Japan after graduation!

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  89. i am ABOUT to go on my favorite trip! spain & paris with my hubby- and my students!!!!

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  90. i am ABOUT to go on my favorite trip! spain & paris with my hubby- and my students!!!!

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  91. my son and i were at the mall... and well he squatted down in the middle of janie and jack and peed on the floor. entertainment and embarrassment all in one ;)

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  92. my favorite adventure was most definitely camping in Atlanta, Michigan...by the river, no toilets, just stars, coyotes, campfires and my love. :)

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  93. My favorite adventure happened way back at age 13. I moved from a small town in northern Utah where I'd lived my whole life to Germany. I had such a wonderful experience, though hard. I met people from many different countries and really had my eyes opened. Also got to visit many places I'd only just heard of and seen pictures of.

    kprwrite at hotmail dot com

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  94. I pinned today: http://pinterest.com/pin/41939840250933409/

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