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Monday, December 08, 2008

555th GIVE-A-WAY

Here it is guys - as promised. The give-a-way for AGD's 555th post. This is a chocolate brown colored cross on top of a cream and chocolate brown canvas. It is 12 x 12 in size. What a beautimous home decor item. It would make the perfect give for someone at Christmas as well. This was an item I purchased off of etsy for this give-a-way specifically. I wanted to give away something that was a refection of AGD's style. I figured that crosses and zebra print pretty much sum us up here at AGD.
So how do you play to win?
Well friends, you do the same thing you are doing with the give-a-way in the post below this leave a comment here on the blog with your name and why you love the AGD blog. Should you want to earn extra chances at winning, then feel free to post this give-a-way on your own blog and link back to us. If you do, we'll give you another 5 chances on top of the one you earn for commenting in the first place. That totals 6 opportunities to win this beauty. Please make sure to comment and let me know that you added the give-a-way to your own blog as well. Also, you DO NOT need a blog to participate. You can play if you are a AGD blog reader/AGD blog visitor, or an actual blogger. Any of those qualify for participation.
In the meantime, please know how much I appreciate you and your friendships. It is because of each of you that I've been able to reach the 555th post. What do you say we shoot for another 555? Sound like a plan? Hope so!
Much love, gratitude, & appreciation...
PS...It has been brought to my attention that I am STILL having email issues as late as this morning. I am not getting emails from people as normal. I've also had emails show up in my inbox that were back all the way from before Thanksgiving. If you have sent me an email and I haven't replied within 3-4 days of you sending it, then I probably have not received it. I apologize. Talk about complete and utter frustration at this point. Some have forwarded me emails showing emails that were kicked back in error for no reason. I'm clueless and have no idea why it is happening. I'm praying that the problem gets fixed soon. My sanity is dwindling. Ha ha!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angie, I'm not posting because the "giveaway", but just to tell you how much I've enjoyed your blogs. I've laughed so many times I've lost count. Thanks for allowing "strangers" into your blogging life. What a fun ride!
deb w

12/08/2008 7:05 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

hi angie! i'd love to do a post about your give-a-way on my blog and i was wondering if i could use your picture of that beautiful cross on my blog and link it back to you? oh and hey does this count as my post?? lol... love your blog girl.
jessica t.

12/08/2008 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Aubree said...

I love the AGD Blog because the material is refreshing, creative, and moving. She lends great tips, fabulous gift ideas, and she is completely herself! I look forward to finding her posting in my email everyday!


12/08/2008 7:08 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

I love this. Love animal prints, choc. brown and Jesus of course. I love your real,charming, witty, fun personality Angie, that is what I like about AGD.

12/08/2008 7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I luv your blog. We recently purchased a house and I am in the process of decorating it and by coming to your blog and I began to "think outside of the box" and I have added some interesting decorations. This would look right at home in my dining room/kitchen.

Keep blogging...I luv it....


12/08/2008 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do I begin...
I have been a AGD blog reader before it was a "blog"! I use to read the Sunday night updates and was hooked way back when!!!
Angie is always SO positive...we all can learn a lot from her... whether it's rallying together for Bailey or dodging traffic tickets...I'm always laughing when this blog ends!
Happy 555th!
Nicole Ryan

12/08/2008 7:27 PM  
Blogger RockinMom said...

Why I love your blog!? I don't even know where to start. I have read your website/blog since your homestead website days! Wow,how many years ago was that!? Anyway,your blog is one of the first I check daily. I look to your blog to make me laugh. Inspire me. Push me in my faith, and so much more. You are such an inspiration to mothers and wives Angie. I have told you before how much of an impact you have had on my walk with Christ. Every day you continue to touch people with your word. Keep it up Angie.

Ps -- There is a bit of song trivia on my blog. Stop by and check it out if you have an extra minute.

12/08/2008 7:48 PM  
Anonymous Melissa Roark said...

Top Ten Reason Why I love Angie's AGD Blog


The latest fashion tips, of course.

The beautiful pictures of God's nature and creations.

The painful realization that while photoshop and Razzi might be useful tools for you....this chic would look hawt in a polaroid shot.

The humor of watching Brent play air guitar, landscape like an OCD patient, and Shake N Bake, baby.
The sweetness of watching him be a loving father, a good Christian man, and a talented businessman.

#6 RAWKIN' song lists.

Driving tips

Personal sales/marketing tips to turn on your charm (especially when things go awry in #5)

Cooking tips.... I mean good eating tips. (flying cupcake, Florida Perkins, etc)

A powerful Christian message to my heart weaved through it all

Makes you feel like you are sitting at the lunch table with the popular girl at school.

Melissa Roark

12/08/2008 7:51 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

My mom and I have been waiting for this post all day! Well really since last Thursday when you were planning on 1st posting it. We love you for your amazing's so much like our own it's crazy!!! We love you for your kind words...your inspiration...and your crazy days! Ha ha... we're glad that we are not the only ones with cleaning ocd...even if it's not "really" clean, but always looks clean!

Congrats on your 555th blog! Keep them coming!!!


12/08/2008 8:13 PM  
Blogger Angie Seaman said...

Melissa, I just love you! I do sista'! Thanks for making my night as have the others above you. What awesome people I have in my life. Aubree, I am so glad we are sis-in-laws. Thanks for your post too sweetness.

And Melissa, stay tuned for more cupcake news. A new place just opened here in Carmel - you can visit it when you are up here dropping Brendon off at theraplay. Great cupcakes. I'll blog about them later this week.

Love all you girls! Keep the comments coming. I can't wait to give away these two prizes this weekend.

Hugs, Angie

12/08/2008 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Rhonda and Bailee said...

I do not know where to begin as to why I love this AGD blog. I just happened to click on it one day and then showed my 10 year old Bailee and ever since Bailee comes in from school, gets a snack and sits at the computer to check Mrs.Angie's blog! Our lives are forver changed by Angie and her family!!!!!!! I love your style, your zest for life, everything you stand for, just EVERYTHING about you!!!!! Thank you for putting it on your blog and helping so many people! This blog means the world to us, it introduced us to one VERY SPECIAL family!!!!!!! The cross is incredible!!!!!!

We love you!!!
Rhonda and Bailee too!!

12/08/2008 8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Angie,
You are my daily reminder to be positive and an inspiration to my creative side. I look forward to your blog everyday! keep it coming.

12/08/2008 8:30 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I love your blog because you make me laugh harder than anyone else! You are a sweet, sweet soul! I only wished we lived closer so we could meet for Starbucks!

I'm gonna do the giveaway on my blog! I'm lovin' that cross!!

Luv ya girl.

12/08/2008 8:32 PM  
Blogger Scarlett said...

Congrats on 555, Angie!
You and your blog are so iNspIRinG!! Visually, spiritually and *fAbuLoUSly"!!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity and positivity with us.

12/08/2008 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

Love all the neat pics you have and seeing another part of the US. AND of course your awesome designs.


12/08/2008 8:58 PM  
Blogger Stacey Moore said...

congrats on 555! can't wait for the next 555!!!
great giveaway!

12/08/2008 9:04 PM  
Anonymous Kathy D. said...

Hey Angie!

Why I read the AGD blog . . . .

It all started in March of this year . . . when thru the grapevine you heard about Paytons pending surgery. From hundreds of miles away, you offered support and prayer not only personally but via your AGD readers.

Through other chains of events, you have offered personal advise to me and my family. I could have searched the world over and not found such parrells! You were completely honest and unguarded-which I really, really appreciate.

I read for the christian inspiration, the laughs and the true sense of love for all. (even the haters!!)

Keep on writing and we will keep on reading and being inspired to be better wives, mothers and friends!

Much love to you and your family this holiday season,

Kathy in TN (soon to be a fellow Hoosier!)

12/08/2008 9:36 PM  
Anonymous Susan Miller said...

ang, I'm so proud of you! I'm not leaving a message for the give-a-way, just a message to tell you how proud I am of you and how I think what you do is amazing. I read your blog because it lifts me to a level that is beyond words. you know my story and my heartache that I live with daily...some days you really just help me make it through and I am thankful for that. I love you girl and I wish you nothing but the best in all of your endeavors. Happy Holidays!

12/08/2008 9:58 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Angie, I love your blog for all the inspiration and you are so real!!! Love the photos too!
I am posting about your giveaway on my blog right now! I hope I win, this would look so good on my wall of crosses!

12/08/2008 10:02 PM  
Anonymous Mommy said...

I am not signing to win, just to join the fun. I too love your blog little angel. I may be your mother, however----------I feel I get to know more about you from reading these pages everyday. I get to see how you have grown into such a beautiful christian woman. I get to see you going through all the motherly situations that I did, and the joy that children bring. I see kenidi growing up to look like her mommy and brennen growing to look just like his daddy. I love to hear others telling you how much they love you and how much you inspire them. Most of all I love how you tell everyone about your faith in God! You are truly awesome sweetie, Mommy loves you!

12/08/2008 10:28 PM  
Anonymous Nina ~ Seminole, FL said...

My love for the AGD where do I start?!?!...Angie I have enjoyed following your adventures, discoveries, joys and just general life since way back in 2003!! You have been a great email friend, encouraging me along the way, and you have prayed with and for me when I needed you! I love you for your "realness" and the fact that you tell it like it is! I love the amazing Faith you have and that you encourage in others! I adore that you share your beautiful family and your highs and lows with all of us to show just how human you are.
Most of all I adore you just for you! Congratulations on 555! Here's to another 555!!
Love ya girl!

12/08/2008 10:30 PM  
Blogger katy said...

How freakin' cute is that??? To be honest, I am posting because of the give-a-way..LOL...but then again, would have probably posted anyway...haha! When I first found your blog, I checked it from time to time, wasn't really much of a "blogger"...but now I check it everytime I get on and have my own blog now!! Can we say, "wooohooooo"! I truly enjoy your blog...there are always beautiful photos...and it's nice to be able to laugh, cry, and hope along side you and other moms, even if we are miles apart! Keep up your fabulous work...I look forward to it! Hugs...Katy

12/08/2008 11:26 PM  
Blogger SheridanLeftwich said...

I used to check your ebay stuff all the time about two or three or maybe even four years ago. I loved your style and always dreamed of purchasing one of your amazing designs. I quit ebaying as much and had not thought about you in a long time when one day I ran across your blog on Carissa's blog. It was such a small world. So now I check you blog regularly and love your style, humor, playfulness, pictures, clothes, home.... well you get the picture. You are such a great person. You do a great job of uplifting. You are so talented. I am usually not one to post a comment on a complete strangers blog but, the chocolate zebra print was too much for me to pass up! :)Plus it was a great opportunity to let you know how truely great I think you are! Hope you have a great evening!

12/08/2008 11:30 PM  
Blogger The Flesher Family said...

Gosh...what fun!!! as always with you:) I guess you could call me a blog stalker:) I have been reading your blog for about 2 months but never posted a I guess you could say I am coming out from behind the monitor:) I come home each day from a long day teaching 1st graders and you on on my list of blogs to click on so I can read about your fun, spunky, kid lovin, picture taken, beach obsessed, talented world. Thanks for the entertainment and for your love of blogging. Keep it up girl! Lindsey in Texas

12/08/2008 11:45 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Well...why do I LOVE you...let me count the ways.....
~ I love your faith in our amazing Lord ~
~ I love your humor and sensitivity ~
~ I love your beauty inside and out~
~ I love your fabulous sense of fashion and style ~
~ I love the Joy you to bring to my heart through your words and photographs~
~ I love that even though I have never met you, will never meet you, I still feel like we are sisters-in-Christ, battling the same satan, and loving the same Lord ~

Melissa :)

12/09/2008 12:52 AM  
Anonymous Lacey D. said...


Congrats on the 555th! I have been following your website/blog since we were pregnant at the same time. I read your blog because you are AUTHENTIC, it's creative and you love you some Jesus!! ;-)
I look forward to the next 555.

12/09/2008 7:18 AM  
Anonymous toshamatthews said...

Angie~ I have known you since high school and it is awesome to see what type of woman you have become. So motivated, encouraging, devoted, loving, creative, to only name a few. You are a wonderful woman in so many ways. Thanks for all your caring for so many people. You brighten everyones day. Thanks for blogging and congrats!! 555th


12/09/2008 7:58 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Hey Angie,
Been meaning to ask you..

where did you find that wall mounted ribbon/craft holder thing in the office?

Also can you suggest where I could find a good craft table? Something tall...

12/09/2008 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Tiffany Gholston said...

Hi Angie, okay so i am not going to tell a lie, of course i would absolutely LOVE to win this beautiful cross. Hee hee. Who wouldn't? But i also wanted to tell you that you are a fabulous inspiration to me. My husband and kids even know you:) Okay so i am kinda a blog stalker:) When i have had bad days, which we all do, i read your blog, somehow the mishaps (like when you got caught by the lady at her house) and your christianity always bring a smile to my face and to my heart. You are such a giving person and you never let anyone get you down. You handle all things in such a professional yet fun way. I hope to be like that one day. I have my moments. I love that you love God with your whole heart and are not afraid to share that! Thanks so much for just being you and letting everyone in on your life! If you want to fold my "comment" a certain way, i will not tell anyone:)

12/09/2008 9:14 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Ok first of all what a great comment from you Mom...LOVE HER!

Secondly I enjoy your blog every day; before I started my own blog I would come on over to your blog and enjoy your positive thoughts, your great sense of style and your humor. You are so uplifting to so many of us and you are doing what you were called upon to do girl that is FO SHO!!!

I did post about the giveaway on my bloggy too!

12/09/2008 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

I don’t know for sure if this is the place I leave a comment, but here goes. I have been reading only and I am not a blogger, but I just love keeping up with everything you do so interesting and love when you give us other sites to look at with some of the things you have purchased.

Just recently I got the hinged letters for all my granddaughters because they were so cute. I have done a room just for my granddaughters and I got them for my room. I look forward everyday to your blog, but when you changed your format recently the pictures are blocked at my work so I have to look at the pictures when I get home. You have made me very inquisitive about photography lately and would like to get a new camera (I don’t want to go as far as you have) but I want to be able to take pictures of all my grandkids which is 8 at this time. 4 boys and 4 girls.

Thanks for putting sunshine in sometimes a very boring day at work.

Judy - Omaha Nebraska

12/09/2008 9:40 AM  
Blogger Cindi said...

Angie, I love your blog because.... you keep it real, sista. You share the ups and downs and give the reality side of living a Christian life. I also sew for my little ones and love to come and be inspired by your creativity! I would love to win this giveaway so I could give it to my mom. She rocks the animal print all over her house. Your Mom reminds me so much of mine.....I grew up with the mini sermons as well! :) Love it!

12/09/2008 9:46 AM  
Blogger Ginnbelle said...

Love your blog so refreshing and I find myself checking for updates several times a day- you and your famly are so precious and I love your faith! Congrats on your milestone 555!

12/09/2008 9:46 AM  
Blogger Keri Brown said...

I love the AGD blog b/c I love looking at all the "fabulous finds" you come across. And...our children are the exact same ages, so things you are doing in your life parallel ours. dear husband was diagnosed with epilepsy 3 yrs. ago and you were understanding/posting about those types of things. etc.,etc., etc. And...your faith and standing up for the right (sometimes unpopular) thing is admirable. All of these things and more make this blog one of my favorites!!!!
:)Keri in SC

12/09/2008 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Robin Russell said...

It's gorgeous!!! Ya know I luv ya :) And have a great vacation!! Robin

12/09/2008 9:55 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Angie...tag you're it!

PS- I have a whole wall decorated with unsual and unique crosses. I love this one! This blog is a wealth of creativity!

12/09/2008 10:07 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...


The comment your mom left was beautiful!

Last night at dance class one of the moms was asking if we heard about this place called Ridemakerz. After reading all about it on your blog the day before, I was like "I sure have!" I had never heard of it before your blog, and it was just weird that she brought it up too.

Anyways, I am new to blogging, but I check yours daily. It's so fun, uplifting, and positive.

Kristin from TX

12/09/2008 10:28 AM  
Blogger Txgrl08 said...

I cannot begin to tell you how blessed I have been to have been told about your daily blog by our mutual friend Shannon. I can feel down and out and then I read your blog and turns my whole day around to understand that nothing should stand in the way of our happiness and living an awesome and blessed life every day. Life is short and we need to live each day as though it might be the last. You are so awesome girl you give us hope and blessings every day. U ROCK SISTA!!! Keep it up!!
Have an awesome and Blessed day,

12/09/2008 11:13 AM  
Blogger Super B's Mom said...

How exciting!! I first met you MANY years ago on the TTC Boards and I have been blessed to read your blog and learn more about your family. Your blog allows us to see that you are REAL MOM making her dreams come true and it is such an inspiration to me!!

May God bless you!!


12/09/2008 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HHHMMM, how did you know? 555 that is how many times I check you blog in one week. I even keep it on as background music in my office at work. I absolutely love your blog, you are so ecouraging to me when Alicen is in the hospital which is a lot of times. You have such compassion for everyone and it truly shows in your work. Thank you for being you and thank you for sharing you. I check your blog the minute I get to the office in the morning and it is the last thing I do before I leave to go home. Not to mention the many times throughout the day. Lov ya lots,

Christina ( a preemie mom)

12/09/2008 11:42 AM  
Blogger Dancing Queen said...

hey you!
i've still been checkin' on you, just hard to comment on everyone lately...i totally missed where you said you ordered this...etsy, but which place?? it's gorgeous!!

the reason i keep coming back to your blog because you are just SO REAL and are a woman who isn't afraid to try new are one talented girlfriend, girlfriend!!!

congrats on the new photography business BTW!!
you will do as awesome with it as you do EVERYTHING you touch!

love ya!

12/09/2008 12:01 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer Hill said...

Love the blog. Content is relevant, inspiring, uplifting, and obviously entertaining. The print is perfect for the empty space in my girls' bathroom. They have pink walls, chocolate/ivory zebra shower curtain, and chocolate/ivory zebra vinyl rug!

12/09/2008 12:22 PM  
Blogger Hipmomofboyz said...

Hey girlfriend....I came to tell you that I am back...This is so funny that you are doing this giveaway go check out my blog and see what I just wrote about...I swear we are connected somehow....
Count me in on this awesome giveaway and I have the perfect place to hang this!!!!

12/09/2008 12:36 PM  
Blogger Hipmomofboyz said...

You are just way toooo sweet...thanks for my first welcome back comment!!!

12/09/2008 12:57 PM  
Blogger Woodsy Ivy said...

Congrats on your 555th post, girlie! I've been hooked on your blog since the first day I saw it. Why? Your blog has such a happy, positive, cheery vibe to it. You make lemonade out of lemons. Your glass is always 1/2 full. It's uplifting to be around someone like that. Oh, and you're fun-ny! I'll link to your giveaway from my blog! Take care, Jill

12/09/2008 1:29 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

ANGIE!!! IT WORKED! I GOT THE HYPERLINK TO WORK.. I did the post for the giveaway..

I'm going to Barnes and Noble to get the book: "Blogging for Dummies."

I'm thinking about doing a giveaway too! Maybe it will gain me more blogging friends.. I only have about 5 right now.. they are FAB though!

12/09/2008 2:12 PM  
Blogger Allmykids123 said...

I've been silently lurking and stalking the AGD blog for a long time. I love to go on and just stare at the pictures.. there is always something beautiful to look at and interesting to read.

Your giveaway has two of my favorite things.. crosses and animal print.

I will be linking to your blog, for sure!!!

12/09/2008 2:16 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Congrats on your 555th post! That is great! You have such a gift and I love reading your blog! Thanks for the cool give-a-way!!

12/09/2008 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Julie Ann said...

Why do I love AGD? Well, that's hard- I have almost all of your necklaces and can't walk 5 feet without getting a compliment. I love how you love your family, flaws and all. I love how you fight for your child and never want her to know that she is any different than any other precious child on the school bus. Most of all- I respect the woman behind AGD- how you run your business, take time for your family, the causes you choose to support and your morals. Early on in our friendship, we had a slight misunderstanding. We worked it out and you have never said another word about it- you continue to help me out when I need a special gift, or a rush favor, or need someone to listen to how frustrated I am with my own medical situation. That is the definition of integrity- and that's AGD! Love ya' girlie! Congrats on 555!

12/09/2008 3:10 PM  
Anonymous My3Princesses2008 said...

Hey Angie,

The reason i love the blog and you as a person is because your are truly One-of-a-Kind!!!!!When you were given the name "Angela,ie,you were given it for a reason.You are truly an Angel.An angelic person from up above....
When I bought sets from you from ebay for my daughters a few years back I never thought i would still be in touch with you, but you are such a pleasing person to deal with anyone would be out of there mind not too! You go outta your way to make sure that everyone and I mean everyone especially children whether your special needs,or have black hair for instance we are all "ONE" no one is better or different than the other...And what you did for little sweet Bailee was amazing ..You are such an inspiration. I don't drink coffee i know call me crazy but it's true, but you are my caffeine in the morning.I respect you with all my heart for what you did....You always step up to the plate and for that my friend whenever you need anything i will be here for you even though i never personally met you.Even though we have spoken through phone it would of been nice to meet one day....

Hugs Nicky
your friend
in N.Y.C.

12/09/2008 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Pat Bundy said...

I love your blog, your inspiring!

12/09/2008 5:23 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...


12/09/2008 6:27 PM  
Blogger carissa... brown eyed fox said...

WHY... WHY... who WOULDN'T love your blog!
yuo're honest... real... WAY fun... WAY hip... inspiring... a real blessing!

BIG congrats on your 555th awesome post... woo hoo!

12/09/2008 8:34 PM  
Blogger mimihines said...

I love zebra or leopard print and this would be fun to have. I also usually don't post a blog but I love to read yours daily it makes life interesting. I work with Adults with disabilities so I can understand your work with your daughter. I work at a place in my town where adults attend after they get out of high school. We do our best everyday to make their day just alittle brighter and we try to encourage them to do the best that they can do. Just the little steps they take on a daily basis make us proud of them. Keep up the good work that you do all the time for everybody. Also Happy Holidays.

12/09/2008 10:50 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog! I think I check it twice a day. I am obsessed! My mom told me about it a couple of months ago, and I am hooked. It took me a couple of long nights to go back and read your old posts, but I did it. You are such a great writer, and I totally enjoy reading everything about you guys. You have two beautiful children and an awesome husband. You are also a wonderful Christian example. Thank you for sharing yourself with us.

12/09/2008 11:01 PM  
Blogger Calia Yang said...

I just found out about your blog! you have such a wonderful blog! I had to go back to a few posts you made! I love that canvas with the cross!! very awesome!

ps. hope your email issues will go away soon!

12/10/2008 4:10 AM  
Anonymous My3Princesses2008 said...

Hey Angie,

On another note i saw the movie The strangers last night,I must say there were moments when i was clinching to my husband but it wasnt very gory then after that we saw SAW V talk about gore OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs Nicky

12/10/2008 7:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to win the Most Creative award! Hee hee

B- Big belly laughs and humor
L- Loving your Lord, your family, and friends
O- Openness and honesty
G- Giving of your time, yourself
G- Getting real and authentic
E- In EVERYTHING giving thanks
R- RAWKIN' fashion and coolness.

;-) Melissa Roark

I know----I can only enter once. I am clearly in need of a hobby. ha

12/10/2008 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Hi Angie,

Let me see, I have never introduced myself before. I think now is a good time. I have been a lurker since we both were posters on the June 2003 Baby Center. There is where you posted a link to your family website. I can't believe it has been over 5 years!

Why I have been a faithful follower for so long? I love your passion for life, your humor and honesty. You remind me what is important and have helped me deal with and help me through some tough times, I have seen you do the same. My middle daughter has sensory integration issues, which has challenged me as a parent!

You are an incredibly strong caring woman, and I also love your style! It is very similar to mine.

Anyway, I am out finally!
Thank you for allowing me to peak into your life!

Merry Christmas!


12/10/2008 11:31 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I'm new to your blog, but I can tell I already love it!! The pics are awesome - the colors are vibrant! I'll be back fer sur !!

12/10/2008 12:03 PM  
Blogger The Blissfully Happy Housewife said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit! I love meeting new readers...and loved looking through both of your blogs! I have to admit, I'm a bit jealous of the photography!!! I loooooove photography and just recently decided to make it a little hobby (nothing professional...just want to take really good shots of my kiddies)! Needless to say, I still have a lot of work to do!

Thanks again for stopping in...I'll be back to visit!


12/10/2008 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Kelly D. said...

I love your blog because it's uplifting and positive and filled with great stories and awesome pictures. Brennen and Kenidi also remind me of my youngest son and my daughter.....and my daughter (she's 3) loves to see pictures of Kenidi.

Kelly D.

12/10/2008 1:45 PM  
Anonymous Sharla Stephens said...

Wow 555 blogs ? That's a part-time job keeping up with it.

What's Santa bringing Brennen and Kenidi for Christmas? o.k. more like what are they asking Santa for ? Kenidi is really turning into a lovely little lady and Brennen the handsome big brother. Hopefully, I'll get to see them/you soon maybe we can plan something for after you return from your trip. LYFA

12/10/2008 4:17 PM  
Blogger Lacy said...

Angie~ Lovin me some of the precious zebra with the cross!!! I love the AGD blog for so many reasons as does everyone else! To be really honest I love seeing the cute gifts and summer trips you take with your family and friends, the sports clothing designs, gorgous new house and stuff AGD has to show. It is like pure eye candy for me when I read your blog. I love to drool over Kendies clothes and precious smile. You have a beautiful family and I love how you love our Lord. Congrats on the 555th and what a great idea.

Im off to add this to my blog!

12/10/2008 6:51 PM  
Blogger Lacy said...

I just put a link to your awesome giveaway! Thanks!!

12/10/2008 7:22 PM  
Blogger Sherri Partin James said...

Angie, what a blessing you are!!! Just so you know...your blog is my first "internet stop" of the day..hehe. Love ya sista'!!

12/10/2008 9:34 PM  
Blogger Honorary Indian said...


Can I order one even if I don't win?????

12/11/2008 8:20 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

Angie your blog is awesome!!! I love that I have found another person who has a special needs child as well and knows the struggles that we go through. I love that you are not afraid to confess your faith. I love that you have inspired me to go plundering through my old high school box and get my camera out and just start shooting pics again. Thank you for always uplifting my days and making me laugh on my worst days and for always being TRUE to yourself.

~ Molly P

12/11/2008 9:31 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

First of all, thanks for the comment the other day! Do you think the cross would go with the zebra in my christmas tree?? What Etsy shop did you buy it from?

Oh...& I love the pic of the family with the reindeer! Made me laugh! Hope you have a great day & weekend with the families!!

Amber~from West Texas

12/11/2008 11:26 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Hi Angie! I finally have my own blog so leaving comments is actually working for some reason!

Love everything about your blog - and your playlist too:)

Happy Holidays! Have a blast in Florida - Phoenix is chilly lately (70's!).

Take care! And keep up the awesome work. You are truly an inspiration to many!


*I am also making a post on my blog - I've always wanted to introduce you to those who read mine!

12/11/2008 2:12 PM  
Blogger Ginny said...

Congrats on the posts, hope to see another 555!

12/11/2008 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Christina Craven said...

Hey there Girlie
Just wanted to throw my 2 cents in...

Love your spin on things, i think you have a way of wording things, that truly crack people up!! I will never forget the "update on Sydnee" i was rolling over in hysterics!! I saw myself in you, in the same position!! So i would have to say your spin, really puts a smile on my face, and i have definately learned to make the best of it!!

MOST OF ALL....i twas my first real contact to you in regards to god. I have always said i belaieved in God, but after following your blog, learning how much you love God and follow in your faith, really made me take a close look at myself and my life and my wants for my children to really KNOW God, unlike i did as a kid. When i asked you all the questions, you were Awesome, so true, so inspiring, and really a friend to me, when i reached out for you.

You are an amazing woman, i am still learning, daily i make mistakes, but i try to live a more Christ like life, and you set a great example for all women.

Meeting you was great, and you are a Real, Normal, Regular woman, no painted pictures, just real, that is what i admire most about you.

Chase those penguins, it is definately cold enough there for that!! haha


12/11/2008 5:32 PM  
Blogger Bunny Chic Boutique said...

I think I've missed the Giveaway deadline ~ but wanted to add my congrats for your 555th Blog Post.

I absolutely LOVE your Blog ~ EVERYTHING about it. Your Sense of Style, Fashion Finds, Beautiful Photos, Inspirational Stories, Sneak Peeks at AGD Designs, Handy Dandy Products, Your Fabulous Family, Your caring spirit and your faith in God, etc. etc. I know I left something out ~ but this is a start...

You truly are one in a Billion and you've touched my life in so many different ways. I'll never forget everything that you've done for me!! Thank you for always being there.

I posted about your Giveaway on my Blog ~ even though I might be too late.

Bunny Hugs ~


12/12/2008 12:44 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I'm new here. This piece really caught my it looks like I'm here to stay. :-) I'll be looking through your archives (but probably not all 555 posts - congrats, by the way).

12/12/2008 3:23 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Hi Angie, congratulations on your 555th post, you go girl!!! Angie, I absolutly love reading your blog it is filled with so much inspiration and so many amazing ideas, you are truly a talented and wonderful person thank you so much for sharing that with all of us! Congratulations!!!

12/12/2008 11:57 PM  

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