Wednesday, November 28, 2012

December Sponsors+Thankyou+Meet and Greet!

Is it just me or is it hard to believe that the last month of the year starts on Saturday?!
November was a good month.
So much to be thankful for.
One of the things I was telling Travis I was thankful for the other night is you readers.
Each and every one of you.
Thankyou for following along with our family.
For encouraging me.
Thankyou for the sweet e-mails you send that take me weeks (or months;) ) to reply to.
Thankyou for taking the time to leave comments.
I read and appreciate each one.
I am thankful for the blogs and small businesses who financially support our family each month.
It has been a blessing.
December advertising will be a little bit different.
Starting in January my blog will be changing just a bit.
New advertising opportunities and a new layout.
I don't want anyone to forget about the Holiday Gift Bazaar that is going on!
I really want to encourage you all to support handmade shops this holiday season!
For December I will be offering two seperate kinds of ads.
If you have a HANDMADE BUSINESS that you would like to promote for December
I would love to add you to the Holiday Gift Bazaar page
as well as put your ad (200x150) on the right side of the blog.
The cost will be discounted from the original Holiday Bazaar cost since there is only one month left.
E-mail me for rates!
thevanillatulip (at) yahoo (dot) com
if you have a
that you would like to advertise I have something different for you!
I will be doing a VERY limited number of 200x200 ads specifially for blogs
along the top left side of my blog.
In addition to the 200x200 ad you will have your own Feature Post showcasing your blog.
E-mail me for rates and to reserve your spot!
Now for a little bit of fun...
I thought it would be for everyone that has a blog
to leave the address in the comments along with a sentence or two about yourself!
I would love to know more about you!
And it would be a fun way for everyone to find some new blogs to read!
Hope your week has been good...
Happy Wednesday!



    I write a blog about my life in Iowa, my family, and my first pregnancy. There are usually lots of photos of my dog, too.

  2. I'm interested in hearing more about your December rates :) I have loved your blog for years and would be honored to be a sponsor!

    This Beautiful Life
    I'm a proud wife, an adoring momma to our fur baby, I love Jesus, cupcakes, and crafting.

  3. Marsha @

    I'd like to know your rate for the blog sponsor spot? I just might treat myself for Christmas. As always I love your blog and you are my biggest inspiration in the blogging world. and the fact that I get to see pics of the babies doesn't hurt either!!!!!


    Fellow Texan (we just moved to East Texas about a year ago from Houston and I'm still adjusting!), wife of 4 years, expecting our first child, and I own a monogramming business! Love reading your blog!

  5. I love following along with your family!

    I blog over at Eclectic Joy ( I'm a stay at home mama (I also run a handmade Etsy shop) to 2 littles: James (2.5) & Evelyn (11 months.) I love Jesus, my hubs, crafting, coffee & anything vintage. We are also involved in a crazy ministry with high school kids & love it!

  6. Hey Ashley! My name is Amanda and I love reading your blog!

    My blog address is:

    I love Jesus and strive to live for Him each day. Brian is my husband and we have an 18 month old, Mallory, that is the light of our lives. I'm very blessed and love being with our family and friends whenever we can be together!

  7. I love you Ashley and your beautiful family!!! I wish I could sponsor you. Maybe one day or let me k iw if you ever want to swap buttons. I'd be honored.

    My blog is at

    I am a very busy mama to a 2 year old, 3 year old and currently expecting baby #3 in March. When I'm not pregnant I blog a lot about running and training for Marathons, otherwise I blog about life, fashion, family and food!!!



    I consider myself a "recovering perfectionist." I'm a proud wife and momma to a crazy active 19 month old little boy. I blog about my family and God's amazing grace!

    Describing myself in a sentence is so hard for me because I over think it WAY too much. I am fun, a little weird, supportive wife of a hard working hubby, momma to a sweet boy I call munchie munchie (my weirdness coming out), looking for friends like everyone else. :-)

  10. I just recently began blogging again. I had a crafting blog before and it started to become more of a chore than something I enjoyed. I deleted it a while ago and this time around, I am approaching it differently! More just a recording of my everyday life. I am a teacher who has been married for three years. We're trying to start a family and just living our lives!

  11. Sweet Ashley! Awesome idea!

    Love you blog and I am thankful for YOU, my sweet friend! :)

    I am Amanda, the candle lady! ;) I love God, my family, decorating, laughing, thrifting, cooking and creating just about anything! ;) I blog over at Red Barn Candle Company and would love for ya'll to pop on over and say "hi"




    I am a 15 year old girl who loves taking photos and is pretty much trying to survive high school :) Oh, and I love baking!


    I'm a young Mommy of 2 girls under 2 who loves Jesus and my family. I blog about our day to day life, decorating our first home, and my Thirty One business :) Would love to have you come follow along!

    I write about recipes, life, my family and my relationship with Jesus! :-)


    Hi! I'm Elise and have been married for two wonderful years to Jamie. We are missionaries and are about to move to Montana for an 8 month program where I will be training in various dance forms and then we are taking dance as form of therapy to victims of human trafficking in Cambodia and my husband will be continuing aviation training.

    That cocoa looks so yummy!

  16. Hi . . .
    I blog at

    "Be Anxious For Nothing"

    Because I have a hard time not being anxious about EVERYTHING!!! I basically just tell stories about my life with three adorable and hilarious kids and all that comes with that.
    Hope you'll visit!


    ohh Ashley, I love this idea!

    Hello everyone! My name is Kristin and I'm the wife of a high school football coach and stay at home mama to a sweet 16 (almost 17!) month old boy. I blog about daily happenings with the husband and our boy, my faith, and being a mama!

  18. Hey girl, my blog is

    I am a mom to 3 cuties, a teacher, married to my high school sweetheart for over 12 years. I love to shop, workout..sometimes, fave shows are Duck Dynasty, Nashville and Real Housewives of BH and OC!!

  19. Hi, I'm Em and I blog over at And Nothing Else Matters. I blog about enjoying life as a mumma and wife. While crafting, sewing, cooking & blogging along the way. I'm a mum of two with number three cooking away.

    Great idea!

  20. Hey y'all!
    I'm annie. I blog at

    Newly 30, Wife for 10 years, Mother for 2 1/2. I LOVE Handmade. I love photography and I'm currently trying to build a business taking pictures for others. I love to crochet, sew and even some wood working. I LOVE thrifting and decorating and repurposing! I work during the day in accounting/H.R. but can't get off work quick enough to go pick up my boy! The afternoons are my favorite! I love being at home with him. We are currently living in an apartment while we build our house in the country!

    Hope you'll come and visit!

    Great idea Ashley! I'm going to check out some of these comments now! SO FUN!!!!



    Hello! My name is jeannine and i am married to the love of my life and 4 precious babies (7, 7, 4, 2). No not twins! Ella was adopted from China at 2 years old and is exactly a month apart from her sister. We love Jesus in our home and strive to put him first always... I work as a school psychologist and any free time i have is spent with my sweet family!



    Hello! My name is jeannine and i am married to the love of my life and 4 precious babies (7, 7, 4, 2). No not twins! Ella was adopted from China at 2 years old and is exactly a month apart from her sister. We love Jesus in our home and strive to put him first always... I work as a school psychologist and any free time i have is spent with my sweet family!

  23. Hi all! I blog at
    It started off as an infertility blog, a place for me to document my long battle to start a family. That space morphed into a high-risk pregnancy blog, then documented life with preemies in the NICU as I have since been blessed with twins - a girl and a boy, now 17 months old. They are my whole wide world!


    Love this idea of having bloggers leave their info here!

    I'm Jennifer, a SAHM to our 2 year old son, a DIY'er, in mega love with my boy toy aka my husband. I blog about DIY projects and share too much of our lives.

  25. I'm Megan! My Savior Jesus Christ and my sweet family are my everything. I'm married to my best friend for 8 years. Husband is an ER resident and I am blessed to stay home with our 5 year old daughter and 2 year old son. I mostly blog to keep our far away family current on what we're doing but I'm not always super caught up! I love to read, craft and shop and hang out with my sisters.

  26. hi there!

    i found your blog a few months ago and it is a daily read now i just love it! i'm a wife to a cop & stay at home
    mom to 3 little misters- we live our lives, love the Lord & drink our coffee here in colorful colorado!

    xoxo! sarah louise

  27. This is a fun idea! I absolutely gobble up your blog and am always looking forward to a new post!

    I blog about cooking, sewing, and organizing...I also blog about traveling, my kids (8, 10, 11), homeschooling...I've been married to my high school sweetheart husband for 14 years. I also have a little etsy shop. Hope you come over for a peek!!!

  28. Hi! I'm Christine - I'm a military wife, stay at home mom to 2 little girls - over at my little blog joy + chaos I write about life, my girls, my favorites, the occasional DIY/recipe and my spiritual life as well!


    Hi! I'm Beth. I'm 24 years old (today!) and have been married a little over a year. I blog about life as a newlywed, being a follower of Christ, trying new recipes, and my little etsy shop. Hope to see you around!!

    Thanks for this little "get together," Ashley!! :)


    I am a Mama of 12 children (6 boys / 6 girls), ages 10-28. I have homeschooled my children for 22 years . . . with another 8 left to go.

    I just started my Musings of a Mentor Mom blog because I have a real passion to support and encourage other moms on their journeys of motherhood. Young Moms. Older Moms. Homeschooling Moms. Public School Moms. Large Family Moms. Small Family Moms. It doesn't matter. Motherhood is hard, and I want my new blog to be a bright spot . . . a place of inspiration . . . a place of encouragement. I hope you'll pop over and take a look.

    Also, my "Our Journey of Faith" blog is our Family Blog, which talks about a wide variety of things: cooking, finances, family fun, adoption, marriage, homeschooling, parenting, etc . . .

    What a fun idea! I look forward to checking out some of the other blogs.

    :) :) :)