25 for 5 on the 5th

Sometimes I imagine a get-together
where I introduce my family to my blogger friends
and my blogger friends introduce my family to me.
~Robert Brault

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Five years ago today I was, frankly, a little scared to jump into the blog world because, well, I really did not know what I was doing. And looking back I also know I didn't know what I was getting into. If I had, I wouldn't have been nearly so scared.

Catered Crop has introduced me to all of you. A lot's happened in the Catered Crop household in the past five years. We lost three of our dear parents to cancer and Parkinsons, survived a major move, changed jobs, graduated our daughter from college, added Pillow Pup to our family, and so much more. Your visits and sweet comments have comforted me through the tough times and helped me celebrate the happy times. I love sharing my paper crafting with you, and I love having you all as part of my Catered Crop family.

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I have to tell you, there have been a few times when I've crashed my site (usually because I get a little trigger happy trying something new) and I've gotten frustrated to the point of almost giving up on Catered Crop. But then I think about how much I would miss all of you and . . . Nope, I can't do it. Every comment and every entry into the Catered Crop challenges just tickles me more than you can imagine.

Okay . . . enough of all the mushy sentimental stuff . . . let's party!

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Aren't these party pictures amazing!? They're the creation of , editor in chief at the site Hostest {with the Mostest}. The rest of her BLOG-iversary party ideas are just genius. She's definitely my new go-to for any party planning ideas! Since I can't afford to fly you all here to a pool-side party with computer chips, CD-ROM cookies and cupcake bytes . . . I'm doing the next best thing (that I can afford).

Just leave a comment on this post and in five days I'll let Random.Org choose a winner of a $25.00 gift certificate to any of the Catered Crop sponsors. (You can find them all on the Sponsor page.) Everyone's eligible: sponsors, design team members, veteran and new visitors . . . That's it. You don't have to post any pictures on your blogs or join a Facebook page – just say howdy once again with a little comment and join the party.

Thank you all! And Party On!


Sweet Comments

  1. Way to go… Five years of sharing such great ideas and a giving others a glimpes of what a wonderful & talented person you truly are.

  2. Happy 5th blog birthday! I love stopping in to read and see all your wonderful inspirations.
    And having you stop in for a visit.

  3. woohoo….5 yrs! That is awesome….thank you for sharing your ideas and inspiration!
    Can’t wait to celebrate the next 5 yr mark! Ü

  4. Wowzers girl! 5 BIGGIES…not suprized cuz the blog is awesome and funny…dont we all need a smile? Best wishes for another 5 healthy years :)

  5. Congrats on 5 years…..and many thanks for all the inspiration you’ve given me!

  6. Happy 5th Anniversary and congrats! Love this blog, I like to come and stalk around and check out all the great ideas. Here’s to the next 5!

  7. bev orris says:

    i love your blog do not give up I had one but it got to be overwhelming to me so do not give up you are doing great’

  8. Congrats to 5 great years Mama! Lots of hard work and creative energy put into this blog – and it shows!

  9. Congrats on a great anniversary ilestone Linda – I’ve not been following more than a few months but I’ve loved ‘getting to know you’ and joining the Catered Crop fun of course. My own blogg-iversary is coming up this month (only 1 year young!) but I’m hoping I’ll be going strong like you in four – and many – more 😉
    Thanks for the chance to win, Rx

  10. Cupcake bytes, I love it!! Congratulations on your blogaversary Linda I always love having a good snoop on your site , seeing your lovely projects and reading your daily quotes. :)
    I hope you have many more years, you can be sure I’ll be here stalking!

  11. Congrats on your 5th Birthday!!!
    Thanks for being here & for running fab challenges!!!
    Party On!
    Big Hugs
    Dawn xxx

  12. Wow, Happy 5th Birthday! Love all those cupcake toppers and I LOVE that number 5 decoration!!!!! Thanks for sticking around and continuously inspiring us!

  13. congrats on 5 years…I don’t always play along, but I do admire every week…keep up the great posts and projects for inspiration…

  14. Congrats on your anniversary… it´s great to have you in blogland!
    I don´t have to many years at blogging, but I think I learned a lot from people as you.
    The pics are great, thanks for the virtual bite :)

  15. Congrats on 5 years of wonderful blogging! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your creations! You truly inspire me to get in my craft room and CREATE! THANK YOU!

  16. Happy 5th blog anniversary. I just added your blog to my reading list a few days ago. I’m going to enter my very first Catered Crop challenge today.

  17. Happy anniversary! Sorry to hear of all the bad things in the past five years. However, it says a lot about your character to keep going!

  18. Happy Blogaversary! It’s always a pleasure to pop over to your blog and see all the fabulous inspiration! Here’s to the next 5 years!
    (ohhh gorgeous party pics too!)