A Giveaway to Celebrate 2 Years of Blogging at Of The Hearth!

On December 9th, 2012, I published my first post on OF THE HEARTH. Two years and 260 posts later, I’m celebrating the wonderful things that have happened here! One way I’m celebrating is by giving YOU an opportunity to win an amazon.com gift card (see below for details).

Two years and 260 posts ago, I began blogging at Of The Hearth. I’m celebrating with a gift card giveaway! Read on for details.

We’ve explored some interesting topics and engaged in some thought-provoking conversations. Here are the 10 posts that have been viewed the most:

  1. Cleaning Schedule Architecture: Building One that Works for You
  2. Philly Cheesesteak Casserole
  3. Cauliflower Crust for Quiche
  4. Sloppy Joe Macaroni & Cheese
  5. Cheeseburger Quesadillas
  6. Setting Goals as a Couple
  7. Common Housekeeping Conundrums: Rust in Bathtubs and Sinks
  8. Month-by-Month Buying Guide
  9. A Year of Preplanned Dates Gift Idea
  10. The Lowdown on Microfiber Cloths

If you want to catch up on these or any other posts on OF THE HEARTH, you can do so by visiting the archives page. If you want to make sure you don’t miss any upcoming posts, then connect with me on social media (click on the images below) and subscribe via email (use the field below the Email Subscription title on the sidebar).

I’m providing a giveaway for a $40 amazon.com gift card in appreciation for your feedback about the blog. The winner will be randomly selected on December 16th, 2014 (enter the drawing by the end of the day on December 15th, 2014 to be eligible). How do you enter the drawing? It’s easy! Simply leave a comment answering one of the following question sets about the blog:

  • Question Set 1: Which post is your favorite? Why is this your favorite post?
  • Question Set 2: Which topics would you like to see addressed more frequently? Which would you like to see addressed less often?

Of course, you are welcome to answer both question sets and share any additional feedback you have, but you only have to answer one set to be entered into the drawing (you’ll only be entered once even if you provide additional feedback). I will update this page with the winner’s name on December 16th. The gift card will be sent to the winner via email shortly thereafter.

Thanks for being part of the community here at OF THE HEARTH! I look forward to reading your feedback and incorporating your suggestions into my posts.

12/16/14 Update: Using the random name picker at classtools.net, I’ve identified the winner: Tammy Robinson. Congratulations, Tammy! Thanks to everyone for leaving feedback. 

Giveaway Winner 12-16-14


  1. My favorite post is your #1 of your top 10. I have tried many cleaning schedules and routines from all kinds of sources but your idea just clicked. It allowed me to make an easy and doable plan that I could consistently maintain.

  2. I like the recipes and would like to see these continue to get shared.
    I’m not as interested in the posts related to babies because my boys are in their teens (I understand why you post these, because this is your stage of life).

  3. Debi Beeuwsaert says:

    I enjoy your recipes (I’m a cookbook fanatic) and also your organizational skills.

  4. Tammy Groendyk says:

    I like the recipes and cleaning tips too but would be great if maybe you blogged on some healthy alternative tips too. Supplements can be sketchy and I prefer to use more diet/nutrition than medications.

    • Great idea, Tammy. I prefer to avoid medications whenever possible, too, so this is something I’ll keep in mind as I write and do research for upcoming posts.

  5. charlotte thiel says:

    I additionally liked the post on a packing organizer which i use to pack alleviating the far off forgetting something important. I really enjoy posts on relationships.

  6. Sharon Pennington says:

    I enjoy so many of the posts. I like the variety of topics.

  7. Tammy Robinson says:

    I like your cleaning schedule. This is the only one I have found that really works for me. I personally like anything to do with cleaning and organizing.

    • I’m glad the cleaning schedule has benefited you, Tammy. I find my household runs smoothly when things are clean and organized, so I imagine I’ll write many more posts about these topics! 🙂

  8. I loved the sun dried tomato vinaigrette recipe post. I always like trying new salad dressings.

  9. I would like to see more vegetarian recipes, because I’m a vegetarian 🙂
    I’m not as interested in meat containing recipes, but it is still fun to get ideas that I can adapt.

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