Coming soon / Reader appreciation week:

April 19, 2012

Reader Appreciation week is finally in the works and scheduled for April 30 - May 1, mark your calendars! This is my 4th year of blogging and so reader appreciation week is going to be great! I did a customer appreciation week back in 2009. But this time around, it's all about the readers because where would I be without you? Here's a preview of what to expect:

There will be over $500 worth of prizes and a new giveaway posted each day, so
be sure to check back. I hope you like the prizes, I sure do which is why I picked them ;)

To appreciate and acknowledge you, the readers, on one of the days I will be posting up a collection of buttons/widgets featuring your own blog/shop/site! How can you participate? Please follow the instructions below:

Upload a 125 x 125 pixel ad/widget to photobucket/flickr - any image hosting site. Then copy & paste this code into an email:

and enter your URL where it says "Place your link here" and then copy & paste the photo link for where it says "place the image link here". Please do not place the image link as it will not work, but the actual image .jpg link. This is a proper image .jpg link:

Then email it to and the first 75 correct codes received will be posted :) Note: Please make sure this is an exact 125 x 125 size as images cannot be resized. Be sure to make sure your link is correct too!

This was submitted by a friend & I thought it was a great idea - if you have any requests for scans, resources, tutorials, DIYs, let me know in the comments section below and I'll work on taking some requests & posting them up during appreciation week. If you have any general Q&A that you'd like to get answered relating to blogging, business, anything - let me know and I'll do my best to answer those as well in a post :)

So that's what'll be happening here in less than 2 weeks. We'll also be having daily deals for lots of oh, hello friend goods at 40%-50% off and free calendar/print downloads! If you have any other suggestions for reader appreciation week, just let me know. Thanks friends!

Credits: Request suggestion from Xenia, Saturday Morning Vintage & original appreciation week idea from here! Submit your ad idea from Leigh-Ann, Freckled Nest. Patterns used in graphics by Lauren, Animus found via Katrina, Pugly Pixel! Thanks for the inspiration everyone :)

20 hello's:

  1. New reader to the blog, love it!

    Not to be nit-picky, but there's a typo in your first image...

    Just letting you know, 'cos I would want to know too, ya know?! :)

    (Feel free to delete this comment once you've fixed it)

  2. @Little Ghost - ahh, I was so tired last night when I made these graphics, I didn't even notice. Just fixed it and thank you! ;)

  3. Wowy, you're fast! Haha, we've all been there!

  4. That's so much fun! Glad to see something for readers appreciation. A lot of bloggers seem to forget its about the readers after a while... :)

    Can't wait to get to "know" more people/blogs too!

  5. You're so sweet to do a reader appreciation week! i heart your blog. :)

  6. I'm excited for this! Thanks a heap! I love free printables and am excited to get to know new blogs.

  7. Sounds great! I just submitted an ad. I hope I did it right!

    Love your blog :)

  8. This is such a fantastic idea. Just submitted mines! Thanks again Danni.

  9. I am so excited! Man, when you make projects they are BIG and thorough. I love that about you. I would say balls to the wall, but that's really vulgar. But it's so true.

  10. 4 years is AMAZING! Go you!! :)

    I'd love to see a tutorial on how you create those awesome images! I'm terrible when it comes to designing things in photoshop. Also maybe a tutorial on creating blog buttons?

  11. Oh, can't wait to that! It makes me feel that we'll be around a warm countryside fiesta, drinking and dancing altogether despite the fact that we're separated by an ocean!
    Thanks for that! Long live the blogosphere!

  12. I think the idea of the reader week is really good! And congratulations on 4 years of blogging, that's an awesome achievement.

  13. Oh, man, I have so many questions! I will start typing an email to you! Thank you so much for doing this! It sounds like so much fun! I can tell I would love to be friends with you IRL! :) aka craftyveggirl on Twitter ;)

  14. What an awesome week of appreciation! Just submitted my ad, too. Hope it was right!

  15. Ooh, I have a request: How about a tutorial on making your own images for your blog. Like: social media buttons, little ads, or just pretty graphics. It would be awesome to learn from you :)

  16. Thanks so much for the opportunity and for celebrating your loyal readers... I am so excited to see what all you have in store for reader appreciation week! :) I just submitted my link, hope I am not too late! :)

    I have a tutorial request as well... I'd love to know how to create the "Grab a Button" box you have at the bottom of your blog (not the actual graphic, but the box with code to copy, similar to the box you included on this post for creating the link to send you for our ads)...

    Thanks, and congrats on four successful years in bloggyland!

    God Bless!

  17. Oh! A tut on graphics for blogs! I totally dig yours and would like to learn!


  18. If you would like a guest blogger, I would love to come up with some content for you for reader appreciation week! :D

  19. That is great! Lovely idea!
    I would love to see some wrapping / packaging ideas. I really love the way you wrap your packages.


Friends, Thank you so much for reading + supporting my blog, and for taking the time to leave me a comment. Your comment support truly means so much to me. Have a lovely day! xo, danni