Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bigger Picture Blogs: Let's Party like We're Turning TWO!

I can't help but to wonder where our baby's gone.

And how so much time has passed that our baby isn't actually a baby anymore.

Though I can hardly believe it, it's been two years since we birthed the Bigger Picture Blogs community.

Two years.

I kind of stare incredulously and wonder not only at how that little seed of an idea was sown and grown and birthed

but also at how its matured, developed its own personality and beauty beyond what I ever expected.

Where there was newness, softness around the edges, there are more defined features, stretched limbs and new thoughts and focus. 

We've grown so much this year. And growth requires a laying down of rocks, a celebration of sorts marking our time in becoming, in growing and living well spent.

Birthday celebrations are essential because they not only give us the chance to reflect on where we've been but also on who we've become. 


And, well, we've become something pretty spectacular; we are a commited community of writers who strengthen each other, polish each other and encourage each other to live intentionally by recognizing the bigger picture through the simple everyday moments. 


So will you celebrate who we've become as a community as we turn TWO?!


Consider this your official invitation: 


In celebration of our SECOND birthday we are hosting a very special Bigger Picture Moments that will stretch our creativity and connect our community!
We will be randomly pairing two community members to create a post for our special birthday celebration link up on Thursday, June 28 here at Undercover Mother; our creative collaborations will meet here to share their work by linking with the birthday linky and then mingle around and see other's collaborations. SIGN UP HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN A COLLABORATION!
Each creative collaboration duo will be given a prompt and work together to create a piece with one visual. 
Like any good party, there will certainly be gifts, too. We have a few lovely, creativity inspiring giveaways in store for a few of the party attendees who link up their collaborations!
And what would a party be with out some treats? Join us Wednesday, June 27 at Sarah's -- the day before our big birthday bash -- to feast on ideas for some delicious treats to bring to the celebration.
We'll each post our favorite cake/dessert recipes, baked with our own unique flavor, and link up our treats so we can share some sweetness with each other. 
Those who link up a sweet treat recipe will also be entered into our birthday gift giveaway. And feel free to be as creative as you so desire with your recipe, heavily flavoring it with sprinkles of your life or who you are or what you love. 
We are so looking forward to celebrating Bigger Picture Blogs SECOND birthday by pairing up TWO things that are at the heart of BPB: creativity and community. 
Let's party, friends!

4 comments:

  1. Lots of fun in store - eager to help celebrate! this community has truly been a blessing to me!!

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    1. As you have first been a blessing ... :-)

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    2. There is such in blessing in first looking for the simple in my own life and then reading of other's blessings. The gift that keeps on giving! Happy birthday to us all!

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  2. I am all signed up - looking forward to getting more involved in this community - I started to last year and have gotten all side-tracked, I have more inspiration to stay on track from knowing you personally ;) even though our time was short - it was REAL and that makes it special - I love that you are growing a community of "real" women to connect with creativity and community! love it!

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There's nothing better than good conversation ... but not while talking to myself. Will you play a part in this discussion?

AND will you pretty please have your email linked to your account or leave it for me so I can respond?

Thanks for taking the time to make these thoughts into conversation.

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