Happy 2nd birthday to the Daily Starr – a GIVEAWAY!!

2 years ago TODAY, I started this blog.

Wow! Where does the time go??

Today – I’m thankful.

Thankful for my family, thankful for people that actually come here to this little space on the internet and read, thankful for the ability to do something God created me to do.

In the early days I needed to learn to be a writer. A good friend and mentor told me there was no better way to learn than writing everyday.

So, I took his advice and I’ve been coming back every single day. It takes effort, sacrifice, creativity and persistence. There have been really tough days and then days that absolutely make me realize this is where I’m supposed to be.

Over the past 2 years there have been a few other dreams I’ve realized as part of this writing journey.

One dream is that I want to start my own business. The only objective I’ve ever been able to settle on is that it would involve encouragement for the home.

I’ve researched online businesses and creative opportunities galore,  but never settled on anything that really felt right.

It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that my husband said something and it finally clicked.

He said, “Start with all of the stuff we have!”

Yes. That’s exactly what I’ll do. Start where I am, start with what we have.

I haven’t ironed out all the details, but my shop will feature one of a kind pieces – big and small. Some items we’ve collected over the years, some picked up off the side of the road.

I don’t have a shop name yet.
I don’t know where exactly I’ll sell the items.
I don’t know a lot. HA!

Today I’m celebrating in 2 ways – 2 years of writing and 2 of my first original pieces

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They’re re-purposed and 100% homemade.

Here’s what the canvas background looked like earlier this afternoon.

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I haven’t completed the third one yet – maybe later!

I spray painted them gold.

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While those dried I came inside to work on the creative pieces. Something I want to incorporate into every piece I do will be a metal tag. You can keep the tag with the item, give it away to a friend or hang it separately wherever you like. I made these with metal paint pens and using plain black metal tags.

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Then, I added the small black banners – I wrote thankful with a white chalk marker.

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They came together nicely. The photos are place holders – you can add your own.

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As a thank you for reading along for the past 2 years, I’m giving these first pieces away here on the blog. One day when I’m famous maybe they’ll be worth millions, y’all!

To enter and win – simply comment below and tell me 1 thing you’re thankful for.

2 winners will be selected on Wednesday and I’ll ship them free of charge if you’re out of our local area.

Thank you for coming along on this crazy adventure for the past 2 years – I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

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43 replies to “Happy 2nd birthday to the Daily Starr – a GIVEAWAY!!

  1. I am thankful for my children and am thankful that you have started this blog. That you are faithful and show us with God we can do all things.

  2. I dont remember exactly when I Found you! It was before your First Anniversary! Congratulations on 2 YEARS! I am so thankful for you, Starr. You have been such a bright spot in my life. EACH AND EVERY DAY! God is using you! I am so inspired by you. Encouraged by you. And I am so much better for having found you. I consider you a friend. I cant wait to meet you one day! Thank you for everything you do’ Love, Gina

  3. I am thankful for the cooler temperatures that we are having so we can enjoy being out in God’s beautiful creation.

  4. I’m thankful I’m alive today and was able to walk from my accident with minor injuries. I’m always thankful for a husband who supports and loves me through all of hiccups along the way . I’m thankful for my church, my pastor and last but not least, the best choir director every!

  5. I’m thankful for Jesus and how he has brought people into my life…. I’m thankful for my family and my fiancee who helped me learn to walk again

  6. I’m thankful that Jesus reigns even when things are a mess and that HE can be praised for HE is FOREVER FAITHFUL!

  7. I’m thankful for you Starr! You are a light in the darkness..thank you so much for your blog..

  8. Good morning. I am so Thankful for my family my Father in Heaven who gives me such a wonderful life I’m thankful to just wake up everyday able to work able to witness what he has done for me thankful for your blog you are such a wonderful writer honest real the way you share your life gives me hope that yea this is life and we all go through something. Thank you so much. For just putting it all out here I love reading it and the ideas. What a Blessing. God Bless y’all and I love your mom and dad. The whole family. Amen. Have a. Great day. Love ya

  9. I am thankful that I have a God that loves me though he knew I would fall. I am thankful that I have a family to watch grow. I am thankful that I was around two years ago to watch you start this journey …. my how you have grown! God is so Good!!!!

  10. I am Thankful for My children who have taught me life lessons. How to be strong, when to be weak. How to speak up and out . How to accept things I cannot change. How to love unconditionally. How to laugh and cry. How to keep my mouth shut! (Which is hard) And I am Thankful that God gave me these three very different children to learn from.

  11. Hey ya’ll!! The two winners for this giveaway are MegMeg85 and Annette Hart! I’ll be in touch with your prizes. Thank you for all the beautiful comments.

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