What's a week on Oh, Sweet Joy! without a little sponsor highlight & giveaway?!
Meet the gal behind the blog, Ernestine Edna.
I've been blogging for several years now, but due to my flea sized attention span, it was hard to stick with one blog. A few years ago I decided to create an "alter ego" of sorts, and polled my friends to find out the names of their favorite aunts. I selected the two names I thought sounded perfect together...and Ernestine Edna was born...full grown and ready to write about a lot of things like:
Parenting my kids FaithWalker (daughter age 16) and Deckman (son age 10)
Being a wife to my awesome husband, Mr. Bacon
Working full time in Public Safety at a small midwestern college
Living with depression
And random things like tattoos, friendship, blogging and handmade
I do a lot of giveaways and because I love to support small businesses, handmade shops, and non-profits I purchase the items for giveaways myself!
I love sponsoring blogs too...I feel like it's a little way I can support someone's effort to express themselves. For me, it's not so much about the numbers, but encouraging people who love to write to continue writing, to continue living out their dreams! It helps me get to know other bloggers better too, to see a "different" side of them, as business people! I've loved supporting Kim these past three months! Such a wonderful, intelligent and eloquent woman! What a blessing to know her!
Another wonderfully talented artist I'm getting to know through blogging and the interwebs is Lindsay from Pen and Paint. Her talent just amazes me...I've purchased so many items from her for gifts and I'm proud to offer you one of her latest creations "Comparison is the thief of Joy". It is a beautiful reminder of how important it is to be ourselves...to live our own lives, fully and thankfully. I'm also including a $10 Starbucks card because, well, I love Starbucks!
Ernestine has some big plans ahead for 2013...won't you join us as we spread some joy??