Hip Hip Hooray and First Giveaway!

Today Dita’s Darlings is 1 year old!

A year ago, I didn’t really know what a blog was
but I knew I just had to have one so off I went to create my own.

I never imagined I’d enjoy blogging and sharing photos of our everyday lives as much as I have.

I’ve made lots of friends along the way; something I never even imagined was possible.

I've just hit 120 posts which means I've averaged about 10 a month and
your comments and emails have meant so much to me.

When I hop over to visit your blogs, I truly feel as if I’m fortunate enough
to be sharing a cup of coffee with special friends and leave feeling hugged.

I can only say “thank you” for sharing your lives, your ups and downs,
your dreams, drama, tips, thoughts, views and humor with me.

Your personalities are all as unique as your blogs.
I've learned so much about many of you this year.

Had it not been for your blogs and mine;
I never would have had the opportunity to "meet" you.

I count you among my special friends and I’ve enjoyed every minute
of being part of your lives and sharing ours with you.

To celebrate, I've decided to do my first Giveaway.

I chose two things that I use every day because, well,
I like them and I figure you would too.

They're practical yet pretty and a kind of one size fits all!
(except for Ford, perhaps, but I'm sure Aly could take
these little babies off his hands if he wins!)


Anyone can enter by just leaving a comment.

If you don’t have a blog, you still need to leave a comment but just
be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you win.

We’ll draw the winner on Sunday.

Thank you again for welcoming me into your hearts
and making me feel so special this year!


  1. Thank you for sharing your family's journey with us, Dita!
    It's been wonderful watching the kids (and even Kiddie) grow and evolve :o) You're like an extended family to me and I love you, my friend, dearly!!!

    Thank you for introducing me to the wonderful "bloggy" world!

    Love ya!


  2. Like these...I LOVE them miss Dita! Please enter me in your generous giveaway. Congrats on 1 year and 120 posts...wow the time flies by doesn't it? If I remember correctly I was one of your first commenters. You have the gift of words and humor and you always make me smile. Hoping maybe we can meet for real someday...I might have to make a road trip out to the East coast sometime! ;)

    So happy we have 'met' this way friend...

    Gail :)

  3. Happy 1 Year!!!

    You are just so sweet....I will never forget the morning I stumbled to my computer, eyes barely open, first cup of coffee in hand and opened my email to find a VERY lengthy letter from you. I had no clue who you were, but your words were so sincere and genuine, I had wished I knew you in real life so I could give you a giant hug. Your blog is absolutely positively a reflection of who you are.....your posts and comments are so meaningful, you are truly a special person and I am happy to call you friend. Now, if we could just get our schedules together and actually meet for lunch again......and this time, I am not forgetting the camera:)

    Hugs to you....and enter me....I would love to win these beauties!!


  4. Ooohh...I love a great giveaway. And believe me when I say that it is always a pleasure to visit your place in cyberspace. You are a warm and wonderful person.

  5. Congratulations and thank you!

  6. This is so sweet of you - I love both of these, you have great taste :)

    Congrats on your first blogiversary!

  7. Thank YOU for YOUR friendship and for sharing your beautiful world with us! Your blog is always a joy to visit. Your comments on my blog are always so uplifting, positive, and kind.

    I would LOVE to win this! heehee


  8. Only a year? You are a like a newlywed. I agree you have a gift for reaching out and touching people. People who have been blogging longer (i.e. moi) could learn a lot from you.

    I'm so glad to have e-met you through the blogging world.

    A toast to all the wonderful people sharing their thoughts and lives through cyberspace.


  9. I am so happy to have found your beautiful family through Robin. Each time I visit my heart is touched in some way.... through your laughter and love, the priceless moments captured on film or your witty way with words that paint such a vivid picture. And thank you for each time you visit and leave such an encouraging comment.
    Yes, you are most definitely a blessing.
    I love your give away too. How fun!
    Happy Anniversary!

  10. Congratulations! Love your blog and your photography. Seems we have watched your son grow so much. And your daughter is beautiful, adorable and just as cute as a little girl can be!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy for Eleven Months!

  11. Hi there sweet girl....you know I love following your blog and FB....it's fun to stop by and see your precious children....and I love seeing your photography as well....happy 1 year....


  12. A give away! WOW. How exciting and what fun for you too.

    Dita you always know how very much I enjoy enjoy your blog and your friendship.

  13. Hi friend,
    Happy Dita's Darlings Year anniversary!!!!! What I have to say to you. I am thankful for you, for your blog, and just the friendship that we have in the blog world. So, the amazing gift of you my friend I am so very thankful.

    Many hugs my friend,