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One Year

The past few years of teaching have been incredibly challenging for me. I have had several problems with my thyroid and digestion. In the end of March of 2017, I read the book The Magnolia Story, and it literally changed my life. I don’t say that lightly. Throughout the entire book I read story after story of how Chip and Jo trusted God and some pretty incredible things happened. I remember when I got done reading the book, I got down on my knees.  When I was on my knees, I was praying and saying that I didn’t know what else I was even qualified to do. But I was trusting God to provide something for me that I could do for a job. I honestly didn’t know what it would be. But here’s what I did know – I am good with kids, and I am good at shopping!

I told Briton at the beginning of April 2017 that I was thinking about starting a blog. He, being the always supportive husband, said to go for it! Honestly, after making the decision to start a blog, the hardest part for me was coming up with a name. I …. had… NOTHING! Finally, I came up with “Little Bits & Pieces”! I created the page! (And also discovered that a puzzle company had the same page on Facebook!) Then, after another week, I decided to do a play on words with my last name “Post”! And thus…. Just Posted was born! I changed the page name! Then on April 24, 2017, I invited all my female friends and family members on Facebook to like my new page! When I went to bed, about 30 people liked my page! When I woke up the next morning, I was jumping up and down because almost 200 people liked my page!!

To say that the past year has been busy would be an understatement! There have definitely been ups and downs! I remember in December, I got an email that I received my first sponsored post! I literally jumped up and down with excitement! That night, I came up with a plan, and ordered all my pieces!! I had two weeks to get everything done. Then I got the bad news that my order had been delayed!! I had a panic attack, couldn’t breathe, and started ugly crying!! I am allergic to my tears, and my whole face was red and splotchy! (<– the perfect look for someone in a photo, right!?!) But everything worked out!

I am so grateful to my family for their support! I am so grateful for all of you for following along! So thank you for your love and support over the past year! It means more than you will ever know! Here’s to following your dreams!

And in honor of my one year blog-iversary and hitting 100K, let’s do a giveaway! I am giving away one bag to two lucky readers! Head over to my Facebook page to enter!

Here’s what you could win:

  1. A $100 gift card to Store A, Store B, or Store C!
  2. The one thing I never travel without!
  3. A little bling!
  4. Another thing that goes with me when I travel!
  5. Drink in style!
  6. My signature color!

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. Promotion Description: The ‘One Year Anniversary and 100K!’ (“Sweepstakes”) begins on 04/24/2018 at 07:45 PM (Central Time (US & Canada)) and ends on 05/01/2018 at 12:00 PM (noon) (Central Time (US & Canada)) (the “Promotion Period”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Just Posted (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes.
  2. Eligibility: Open to legal residents of USA who are 18 or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor and their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize.
  3. Winner Selection: The winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted within 48 hours by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. Winner will be notified by “private message” on Facebook on or about 48 hours after the random drawing. Potential winner must accept a prize by “private message” as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.
  4. Prize— 1 (#) winner will receive [(1) $100 gift card, earrings, scarf, tumbler, nail polish, card holder. (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $300); shipped on or before May 7, 2018. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash, or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items. Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within USA. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.
  5. Online Entry: Eligible entrants may enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online by logging in to their personal Facebook account and liking and/or commenting on the designated giveaway post to enter; either task will be considered a valid entry; liking and commenting will provide two (2) entries. The entry form can be found on the following website at http://facebook.com/JustPostedBlog and will be “pinned to the top” for the duration of the contest. Automated or robotic entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes.
  6. Privacy: All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, certain parts of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, on a winner’s list. All personal information submitted as part of the Sweepstakes may be shared by and between the Promotion Entities, and each of the Promotion Entities will use such information in accordance with their respective independent online privacy policies. The privacy policy of Just Posted can be found at https://www.justpostedblog.com.
  7. Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost mail, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating downloading materials in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification.In the event of a dispute concerning who registered online to participate in the Sweepstakes, the registration will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.
  8. Winner’s List: To obtain a copy of any legally required winners list or a copy of the Official Rules, send the applicable request and a self-addressed, stamped, #10 envelope to Just Posted Blog at PO Box 444, Auburn, IN 46706. Request must be received no later than 48 hours + 6 MONTHS for the name of the winner and, by the end of the promotion, for a copy of the rules.
  9. Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Just Posted Blog PO Box 444, Auburn, IN 46706.
  10. Facebook Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook

About The Author

Candace

4 COMMENTS

  1. Mary | 25th Apr 18

    Always stay positive

  2. Mary | 25th Apr 18

    Always stay positive and continue going forward

  3. Jackie | 29th Apr 18

    Congrats on one year! I am a teacher too (but I teach middle school). I have been following you on FB for awhile now and just discovered your blog! (Loved your 8 things about a teacher, btw.) I blogged about 8 years ago about my husband’s trial and eventual death from cancer. After that I needed a break… Now I am remarried with 2 more kids (3 total) and getting back into it. Did you start your blog or FB first? I have so many questions… what affiliate link site do you use the most? Thank you!!

    • justposted | 2nd May 18

      Hi, Jackie! Thanks so much for following along! So sorry to hear about your husband. I started my blog and FB page at the same time. I use ShopStyle Collective for most of my links!

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