As much as this blog is for my own personal record keeping, I also keep it going for my followers and silent fans, if I might indulge myself and call you that! You see, keeping a journal is fun. And I hope some day my future generation will enjoy getting to know me and know what makes me think and tic and laugh and cry. The only problem with waiting for my future generation to read it....is that writing it can be lonely. You never get to hear what your future generation thinks. What comments they will make. What thoughts they will have of me....this wild, all over the place lady called "April."

With blogging and fun followers.....the comments make it all worth while. So today.....I thank you. And offer a GIVEAWAY. A secret GIVEAWAY. A prize that will be made known once the winner is known. Do you trust me? I promise it will be worthy of very brown-nosing, butt kissing comments. So start commenting! And cheer me up please....I've actually been feeling a little down this week.....over many different things. And I just want some cheer. And in return....I will provide the winner with some happy mail. Some cheer.

Love to you all! Giveaway will close Sunday night and winner will be announced Monday morning!


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  1. Congratulations on your 300th post!!! I love reading your blog, it's sweet, heartfelt and funny all wrapped up in one beautiful little package. Thanks for letting me peek in your life!

    P.S. Hope you get some cheer soon!

  2. Happy 300th post!!
    Sending cheerful thoughts your way♥
    Have a wonderful day! :)

  3. Happy 300th post!
    Hope giving something
    sweet & wonderful away
    brightens your week. :)

  4. 300 posts already...pretty impressive. Here's to the next 300!

  5. I have seriously enjoyed reading your blog and getting to know you better. So sad that I am not there in Napa anymore :( to actually hang out with you. Congrats on 300 posts! Hope you cheer up soon!

  6. i was going to leave a comment yesterday after watching your squeeze inn interview...but was too jealous at your ability to be able to go get one of those at any time! hope you are lifted up by knowing we love to keep up with you!

  7. oh a secret giveaway....I like the sound of that....and I wouldn't mind it being one of those cheese incrusted burgers from cheese inn....

  8. Ah the pressure! To write something cheerful, witty and butt kissing at the same time! At 7:20am. I'll write you an "April Bio." April is a work at home mom with 2 fantastic, funny offspring, and one bad boy dirt-biker husband. She kicks it up a notch on the world wide stage with her adventures in blogging and providing all things funky and vintage for her etsy shop, making a little magic with her sewing machine, fabric finds and good taste! She enjoys great food, great shopping, great friends and keeps it all together while livin’ the plan. Have a baby and she’ll throw you a rockin’ party!

  9. Hope you get the pick-me-up you need soon! I really enjoy reading your blog and looking at all your cool finds and designs! :)

  10. Turn that frown upside down! Argh! I know what you mean about needing some cheer... this week has been rough down here as well. It must be something in the california air? In either case... hopefully you find the cheer you need. And when you do... send it on down to Long Beach for a little cheer spreading for me please!

    Thank you for blogging... 300 is a number to be proud of. I love hearing all about your life and fun stories... not to mention catching the butterflies on your other blog as well. I feel like I know you through your stories... so thank you for that. And thank you for your strong faith and foundation in Jesus Christ. Although we come from 2 different religions... you dont often find people these days who say wholeheartedly their testimony and love for Jesus Christ and the sacrifices He made for us.


  11. So far fantastic cheering from all. Amy, yours made me laugh out loud! Witty, butt kissing and cheery.

    And Tracy, to know that you know that I have a testimony of Jesus Christ sufficiently cheers me! Thank you for sharing that.

    Everyones comments are sweet! Thanks and good luck!

    P.S. Don't worry....I won't count this comment for the drawing :)

  12. I know I can't top Amy's post, so I am not even going to try. I will say that if it weren't for you and Amy, I probably wouldn't have started my own blog. It was because I enjoyed reading your blogs so much that I decided to start my own. Also, if it weren't for blogging I wouldn't have reconnected with so many people. Sending cheer your way...

  13. I am coming out of lurkedom to kiss your butt...err ummm I mean cheer you up :} First of all Congrats on the 300th post! I am glad I stumbled upon your blog yours is one that keeps me coming back, I really enjoy reading your posts.I look forward to seeing what fabulous creation you have come up with, awesome find( on the butterflies blog)and stories I can relate to as a 30's something mom and wife.
    Crazy thing is we live in the same town and I didn't even know it until after I had been reading for a little while.
    Well hopefully the sunshine we should be seeing in the next couple days will help to cheer you up along with the many responses you will receive from your blog followers.

  14. wow... 300 posts! what to say... what to say...well, why don't you go on over to Kathy's house and kiss baby Ira all over! My mom says he is adorable. That will definitely cheer you up. Hope your day becomes a great one!

  15. cheer up twinner. I wish I knew you better so I could know what you need. I always imagine you running around your house like a cheerful little busy bee. too busy for a visit from little ole' me. Maybe I should cast aside the notion that you're always busy and just impose from time to time. and you're always welcome to kiss my baby's cheeks. they'll cheer you right up!

  16. Let me just get your blanky and find your "end" and rub it on your lip. Seriously - that ALWAYS made you feel better. One time when I was crying you went and got your blanky and rubbed my lip too. I remember it cheered me up right away. Love you sweet cheeks.

    Mom xoxo

  17. Congrats on 300!!! Hope you are feeling better soon ((()))

  18. April - ok, ok, I will leave a comment. I usually just like to lurk and hand around anonymously getting to know you better than I ever did while we were growing up. I was truly disappointed when I didn't get to see you the day I visited good old 3rd ward.

    As far as the cheering up - just take a look at the big picture. You have everything going for you April Erickson Kennedy! You have two beautiful children, a great husband, an amazing love story, and a gift to capture people with your written words. That doesn't even begin to touch on your obvious creative abilities that I would kill to have! LOL.

    You are I are similar in that our Heavenly Father entrusted us with very special spirits. That is a great testament to your strength and abilities. You are amazing!

    I will leave you with the words I recently read that touched my heart...

    "To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world."

    Have a great day, a better weekend and a wonderful Easter.

    Love - Kami Wright

  19. your my blogging hero! haha 300 dang, that is awesome, and you know EVERYONE loves your blog too! we all love you! congrats April!

  20. Congratulations on 300 posts! I just hit 250 myself. I enjoy your blog and read it on a daily basis. It is always honest and fun to read. I also really enjoy the cute things you post on your butterflies blog. Keep up the good work!

  21. Man you sure get a lot of comments when there is a giveaway involved! So sign me up sista! I can't believe you are already at your 300th post. That is amazing. April you are amazing, I have been thinking about you all day. I read this post this morning and saw you have been down. That made me sad. I really hope you are doing okay. So I am sending some cheer from Brizzelle in Idaho.

  22. April,
    Congratulations on your 300 th !!! We've met not too long ago. However, for what I have seen and heard you are just one of a kind friend. You have so many friends who love you and care about you as much as you love and care for them. So here is a poem which may help to reflect some of the light you have brought into many of your LOVED ONES.

    God sends blessings,
    such as people like you.
    we really appreciate
    all that you do.

    May God bless you
    with all his love and care.
    We want to Thank You,
    for always being there.

    You listened to my problems
    You lend your shoulder for me to cry on,
    You wiped my tears with your precious hanky'
    you lent your ears for me to open up my pain,

    Thank You so much
    you never stopped listening to all my worries, my happiness
    your advise and sympathy helped me move on,

    It's people like you
    who bring happiness in the lives of others,
    I want the world to know;
    how lucky I am to have you,
    Because, you were always there my friend.

  23. Okay, I'll come out of the blog closet (bloset?). It's Kelly DeGarmo's (and Carla's) sister, Juli. I read/stalk your blog every day. It's real. And funny. That makes you real funny!! I don't want to win anything beacuse I know I would never do a giveaway on my blog...I'm too lazy. Just took the opportunity to out myself. Happy Easter!

  24. congrats on 300- silent stalker here but love reading and laughing and learning from others blogs

  25. Thank you for the giveaway. Congratulations on your 300th post, that is amazing!! I'm now a follower so that I can keep visiting you.

  26. Happy 300th post. Congrats on that!

  27. I hope your cup is half full in coming days instead of half empty. Do something fun for Easter that is special to you.

    Thanks for the great giveaway (I assume it will be!!)


    bsyb100 at gmail dotcom

  28. Do something every day that makes you happy. Maybe a bubble bath, reading a good book, drinking hot chocolate, go for a walk and look at all the spring flowers coming up. I have found that this helps me have an attitude of gratitude.
    Sometimes if I'm real down I read all my thank you notes (I keep all of them), and this helps me to realize I do make a difference.

  29. If I'm feeling sad... I bake cupcakes! And you should too! Frost them fancy and sprinkle on the sparkles!

  30. I hope things have perked up for you!!! Happy 300th!!

    emvark at gmail dot com

  31. April...
    I have been so depressed this week I haven't even read my blogs or posted on mine...and look what I missed!
    I hope you are feeling better! I know I am working on it too....

    Big Hugs and "Happy thoughts" to you!

  32. Wow- look how many people care about you enough to post here and try to cheer you up. You are blessed with a lot of caring friends.

  33. congrats on your 300th post....i love your writing style. you are so creative

  34. I have thought about this post several times in the past couple days since you posted it thinking about how I could perfectly express in a witty and charming way just how cool I think you are. I am much more of a list kinda girl so I went with it. Here is my list to describe you, in the best way I could.
    1. a whole lotta Martha and a little bit sass.
    2. charming and witty with a side of sarcasm. (I've got some major "wit" envy. My great lines come hours later, usually waking me up out of a dead sleep, and I think "oh, that would have been a good one!")
    3. Caring and compassionate
    4. SUPERB sense of style
    5. honest and loyal
    6. outgoing and fun-loving
    7. did I say a SUPERB sense of style? I think it deserves to be noted twice.
    8. Amazing party planner (BTW, my BD is Feb. 3rd *wink *wink
    9. thoughtful (see #8)
    10. someone with an appreciation for what is old and full of character.

    I really could go on and on. These characteristics come through your writings as well as in person and I am so thankful that you found my work so that we could be friends!

    K, I am done, it may be a mess but I meant every word. Call me this week so we can go to the city! :)


  35. Hi April -- I have been enoying this blog and Butterflies every since the OWOH giveaway! I check it a couple of times a week and read and enjoy every post. On the days I feel down, your posts cheer me up! I hope the same goes for you with your readers.

    Please check out my blog; I am also having a giveaway.



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