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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Let The Party Begin!

*New prizes added today, see below!

Welcome to the first day of my blogaversary party! I am so glad you are joining me in celebrating Like A Warm Cup Of Coffee's first birthday! Click on the video to hear more about the festivities!









(Excuse the "bloganiversary" spelling! My husband and I were up late working on this and were clearly a little delirious!)



What would a party be without someone singing?



(Thank you HeathahLee!)

As many of you know, I love coffee. Seriously. Like, a lot. So to kick off the giveaways I am going to introduce you to my favorite coffee of choice, NewHall Coffee.



Why is NewHall Coffee my favorite? First, it is just good! Real good. The coffee is roasted by hand in small batches and packaged fresh from the roaster. But the main reason I like this company so much is because they created the Patriot Blend coffee. Every time you buy a bag of the Patriot Blend, NewHall Coffee donates a pot of coffee to the troops!



"In honor of American Patriots serving this great country, we have created the Patriot Blend. These Patriots deserve our support and that is why with your purchase of this bag we are sending free coffee to an active duty military man or woman as a "Thank You" for their service. It may seem like a small thing, but a little "cup of moral" goes a long way for Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines away from their home."



Newhall Coffee also supports the Corey McMullen Leukemia Fund, in honor of the owner's (former NBA player Mitch McCullen) brother who died of cancer. Read all about the fund and the story behind it here.

One lucky winner will win two bags of the Patriot Blend coffee!


If you think what they do for the troops is great, let them know! You can find them here. You can also follow them on Twitter @newhallcoffee.


What's your favorite coffee...or tea...or soda...or whatever your drink of choice!


Get ready for some trivia tomorrow! I have a special prize for the winner!


Prize List

Twenty-Four Hours Is All You Get (CD)

Mom Walk and a Seasons of a Mother's Heart, by Sally Clarkson
5 Little Questions, plus journal, by Dannah Gresh and Nancy Leigh DeMoss
A Christa-Taylor Long Sailor Skirt (Denim)
A Stacey McDonald autographed copy of Passionate Housewives Desperate for God
One item of choice from the irresistible and unique Christian baby clothing store, Faith Baby
The new CD "Shelter" by Marie Barlow Martin
Artwork by the very talented Jennifer Ueckert
A custom blog design by APH Boutique
Full Blogger Design by Extravagant Grace Designs
Your choice of one of Miss Breezy's whimsical prints
Purple ipod case from Simply Vintagegirl
A free subscription to LoobaLee , a place to buy and sell kids
Your choice of a Kimbamade pin
Free membership to List Plan It
Beautiful bracelet from Life Verse Jewelry (custom made)
ADORABLE earrings from Our Daily Chocolate
The devotional book Rain on Me by Holley Gerth along with encouraging necklace, all from Day Spring
Very cool necklace and earring set from Mattieleas
Sumo Cookies! They're big, they're sweet, and they are custom
Passport 2 Purity and So You're About To Be A Teenager

Full Prize list and details about entering here! (Comment, promote, subscribe! The more you do, the better your chances of winning! Leave a separate comment for each entry!)

(Partying works for me!)

Subscribe here!


112 comments:

Reborn said...

Awww, what cute videos! Hathahlee's blog was were I first found you, Sarah Mae, so it was fun to hear her sing. :)

This is gonna be a fun week.

Bonita said...

Wow! This does feel like a party. A video from you, a song, a prize. Could it get any better?

My goodness your blog has done quite well in only one year!

I visited the coffee site and the story of Corey almost made me cry. What a touching moment between two brothers!

Let's see, I'm commenting and I'm subscribed to you too.

Thanks for inviting me to the party!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Yay Sarah Mae!! Sooo glad you were finally able to get your party post up! Your video was wonderful - you're just so sweet! And Heathalee - you have a BEAUTIFUL voice!!

Happy 1 year to you my friend! I also hope that we can meet in real life one day!

That coffee does sound wonderful - I'm sure we'll be getting some to help support the troops!

Can't wait to see what happens during the rest of your party! :)

Nimmi said...

Happy blogaversary! Thanks for sharing this with us and thanks for the Party.

We sure will have fun.

teacupsandpoodles said...

Very nice party! I've added your party button to my blog! I always enjoy your posts!

The Real Me! said...

How cute are you? LOL. I have to say that you started off this week with one of my favorite things! And it's ironic that I too blogged a little about coffee today! LOL.
You are too precious my friend and I"m glad I found you many months ago!
This is going to be a fun week.
BIG HUGS
Kim

The Real Me! said...

So are we supposed to comment again to say we subscribe. Cause I didn't see anyone else doing it. So I guess I'll be the first! LOL.
Love ya!

The Real Me! said...

And I guess I'll be the first to say that I have your button on my side bar AND I've given a shout out on my post today.
HUGS.

christinnjon said...

I tweeted! :)

irishmcmommy said...

HAPPY 1 YEAR! You are too cute and fun! You have really made this fun for all of us! LOVE the coffee support of the troops...now I want to try the coffee myself. My favorite coffee is Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts...with caramel/vanilla.

Looking forward to the week ahead.
Steph
mkstephmc@yahoo.com

Kat said...

That Heathahlee. Always trying to sneak a song in somewhere ;)

Happy Blogiversary. You have quite a week planned.

christinnjon said...

I am subscribed (of course!)

Lisa said...

Grabbin' your invite button now, Sarah Mae!!!

And could you BE any more gorgeous??? Seriously. You make me never want to take a scissor to my hair again. Beautiful on the inside and out... that's YOU!!!

Jacquie said...

Girl, you are so fun! Honestly, your blog was what got me addicted to the blogmosphere and encouraged me to develop my own blog. I read your blog every day and I must say you truly bless me! I love being encouraged to being a better wife and growing closer to God.

I have had to figure out everything myself regarding this blogging thing and I have learned alot - but I have so much more to learn. I cannot figure how to put your button on my blog. I know how to copy and paste - but where is the url address? I am in Word Press. I do have your blog name listed under my Blogroll. I know you are super busy partying this week, but maybe when the week is over, you could help me with that.

I too LOVE coffee and though I don't really have a favorite, I love creamer too and my current favorite is White Chocolate Coconut by House International. Unfortunately, they had a limited edition around Easter time and I am on my last bottle. Do you use creamer or do you prefer yours black? Happy Anniversary Sarah Mae! Thank you for putting a smile on my face and lifting my spirit every morning! :)

Christy said...

You are so cute and fun!!! I finally had some time to look at all your prizes... WOW!!!

My favorite coffee is Dunkin Donuts and right now I am really hooked on the iced coffee at McDonald's.

Looking forward to all the fun things you have in store!

Christy said...

I just added your invite to my sidebar:)

ServinGsus said...

You are so adorable! And tech savvy ... even the thought of attempting a vlog scares me. Party time with Sarah Mae, fun =)

Button up, follow you, and mentioned your party in Twitter, Facebook, and even on CafeMom. Let's get this party started!!!

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

Great video-it's good to see more of you "in person"!

i love three cups of 1/2 reg/1/2 decaf coffee with a teeny bit of french vanilla creamer each morning...in the afternoon, I'm crunching on ice water...it's a horrible habit, but i'm addicted!

let the party begin!

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Sarah Mae - too cute!! I love everything you're doing around here. I need some tips. :)
So fun to hear my sweet friend Heather sing as well.
I subscribe and commenting, but I forgot to see what else I was supposed to put. Hmm...that you were my first and only giveaway winner? :)

Sarah Mae said...

Jaquie - if you look in the upper right hand corner of my blog on the invite button, click it and it will take you to where you can find the html code for your blog. Hope that helps! :)

Rona's Home Page said...

Happy Anniversary! It's my blog's anniversary too!
It's been 4 years now.
Stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from vinylvineyard at Etsy.com

Laurie said...

Happy 1 yr!!!

Thanks for this fun give aways and celebration!!

Laurie said...

I have your button on my blog!

Laurie said...

I subscribe to your blog!

Laurie said...

I did a post about your blog party

http://hangyourhats.blogspot.com/2009/05/one-of-my-new-favorite-blogs-to-check.html

Buildeth Her House said...

Happy blogaversary! I'm so excited.... I can't wait til my blog hits one year but I have a long ways til then..lol I just started. Have a great week!!

irishmcmommy said...

I am checking out the Newhall coffee website right now. I am almost out of my Starbucks...maybe I will purchase the Patriot Blend. Thanks for linking us to such good companies!

Steph
mkstephmc@yahoo.com

Susan said...

Singing even? Wow - I am impressed! My favorite drink would have to be spiced chai. Yummy!

Kristina said...

I subscribed to your blog yesterday - love it!!

Kristina said...

I put your "Party" button my blog...

Kristina said...

I can't drink caffeine, but my husband loves coffee. This would be great to give to him!

Kristin said...

Enter me, please! My hubby would L-O-V-E this coffee. :)

Tricia said...

Happy 1 year! You're video was great! You seem like such a sweet person! I love your blog and check it out daily, it's a great read while I drink my warm cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing your fav brand of coffee, how cool is that to buy coffee that supports your troops!

Happy party week!

Composing Hallelujahs said...

Happy Blogiversary! :) sounds like an exciting time is to be had!

A House FULL of Grace said...

Happy Blogaversary! I added your invite to my blog. Can't believe you've only been here a year, you seem to be a seasoned veteran!

A House FULL of Grace said...

Oh and I forgot to mention that my new blog is up and running. Stop by to visit when you have time (maybe after your party!!!).

I'm doing a little giveaway too!

CABean03 said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing about this great coffee company that I'd never heard of before.

Composing Hallelujahs said...

well that's just funny. i've had you on my blogroll so long, but i wasn't actually "following" you, so NOW i am officially a follower :)

heidi jo said...

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Loren said...

Let the party begin!!
What a great video and wow your friend has a beautiful voice!

You will be hearing from me later today!

mvlegacy said...

I normally drink water most of the time, but coffee and tea are great as well! My choices on both of those are limited as I'm pregnant and I'm avoiding the caffeine. Before I got married I drank a cup of coffee almost every day. :-)

Emily B said...

This is such a fun party!!! Is there going to be cake? LOL!

Melissa Cummings said...

Oh wow, I am so excited about this blogiversary. Awesome! I wish I had known about your blog for the entire year, but I have been a faithful (and encouraged!) reader for the last few months. I praise God for you.
Oh yeah, and coffee (although decaf these days) is my fave drink. Especially in lattes. :)

Cara said...

Congrats on your 1st year of blogging. Your site is always an encouragement! Keep up the good work.

Looking forward to the rest of the week. Party!!

L Harris said...

That prize list looks incredible. I'll be going later today (hopefully) to visit some of the sites. I'll come back and post when I do.

gingerrwade said...

Yeah! I so love coffee! My fave is Community, which is the state coffee of Louisiana. Has great coffee flave. I also love Starbucks and Dunkin. Yep, a lil' hazelnut with that WFM!

I also liked the raspberry choco from Javatess I won from Lisa. It was awesome. Sorry it's already gone... ha!

Congrats! Can't wait to see those changes.

Ginger

Jenni Saake (a.k.a. InfertilityMom) said...

What a fun party! I've been following you for a couple of months now and think your blog is beautiful. I'm a tea girl myself, but I'm married to a great coffee guy, so I can appreciate your perspective. ;)
I saw Holley Gerth's Rain on Me devotional on your gift list - I'm reading it right now and it is fantastic!!!

Jenni
http://www.InnerBeautyGirlz.com
http://www.InfertilityMom.blogspot.com

Anne Basso said...

Yay! I love a good party.

And that looks like a fantastic coffee company. I love companies that care about more than the bottom line.

~SHANNON~ said...

Yay! Who doesn't love a good party??? This is an adorable idea- and I loved the video post! Too cute! Congrats on your Blogaversary!!

Shannon at: http://milkandcuddles.blogspot.com/

~SHANNON~ said...

I am now......officially a new follower. Glad to have found you!!

Lori said...

Hello! Thanks for the great giveaway - sounds yummy...

Lori said...

Me again - I've got your button proudly displayed on my blog. :)

HeathahLee said...

So, what time DID you go to bed last night? : )

I can't believe I did that. I must sure love you. Now you HAVE to come to Blissdom! : )

As far as coffee goes, I have to say my favoritest of all favoritests is Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Twist. Love, love, LOVE that during the holidays. Every other day it's just plain ol' white chocolate mocha. I mean every other day that I get Starbucks, 'cause dang that stuff is expensive! : )

We drink decaffinated Community Coffee New Orleans blend at home. Hubby likes it best. I like to add a little coffee to my vanilla caramel creamer, if you get my drift.

Can't wait for the rest of the partay!

HeathahLee said...

BTW, I added your button to my blog.

HeathahLee said...

AND I'm a reader. Like, in my inbox.

Gina said...

I love a good party! And I love a good cup of coffee! Looks like lots of fun ahead!

HeathahLee said...

AND I posted about it. Now, what did I win? :)

Loren said...

ok I posted about your blogaversary today sharing the good news!

www.themagoosnews.blogspot.com

(don't have alot of followers like you though :p)

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary! And I love a good party!! Yay!

Anonymous said...

how fun, who doesnt like a party! I love coffee too, and my dh is being recalled and going to afghanistan so obviously supporting the troops is close to my heart.
I love any coffee, with some flavored creamer.
jhopfauf@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I subscribe to your blog!
Abby
jhopfauf@hotmail.com

Miss Jocelyn said...

Yay! Happy Blogoversary Sarah dear! I hope you have a fantastic turn out! :)

Glad youtube finally decided to work for you! lol :)

HUGS

We 2 B's said...

I've been reading for you a while now. Althought it's my first comment! I love your blog - I found you through God's Chicks! I linked you button over at my page!
Happy Anniversary!
What a fun week you have planned!

Laurie said...

I am subscribed and I added the party button to my blog....thanks for all the inspirational posts...I look foward to many more!!

BeLovEdAiMeE said...

what a great kickoff!! yay! I'm so glad I found your blog.

BeLovEdAiMeE said...

I"m a subscriber

BeLovEdAiMeE said...

oh I have your party button also!

Elizabeth said...

Yummm, coffee! I'm ready to party. :)

Sarah said...

Yay! My favorite drink is sweet tea-the recipe you shared a few weeks ago! And, I love drinking water!
Happy blogaversary!

Debbie said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! :) You are so good at this your blog looks like it has been around for years. I want to grow up to be Sara Mae one day...you are so tech savvy and so filled with the word of God. I always look forward to seeing what you are up to.

Have a blessed day!

Oh my favorite drinks are strong coffee and coke! The more caffine the better. I am going to visit Patriot Blend I love this idea of donating to the military.

Kelly said...

What a great party for your blogoversary!! I'd love to win anything! Thanks for a fun list of prizes.

Michelle said...

Omgosh! This is an AWESOME turn out!!!!
My favorite drink of choice is Diet Dr. Pepper with Diet Orange Crush as a close 2nd!

This is going to be a blast!!

Michelle said...

I subscribed!

Michelle said...

Your button is on my blog @ Lollypops and Lizards:)

L Harris said...

I visited a Whole Heart Online and discovered that they have like 7 blogs! I'm going to check them out.

L Harris said...

I went to see Dannah Gresh's website and read about the book that she is giving for your party. Great gift.

Emily said...

I loooove coffee, too! I recently learned to make cappuccinos! I live in Italy and if that is the one thing I learn while I'm here, I'm pretty impressed! And I love Newhall! My husband is a "troop" (NAVY), so I appreciate and support anyone who supports them! God bless them and you for sharing such a great "small" biz!

L Harris said...

That Sailor skirt is gorgeous. My dh isn't keen on one so long, but I love it!

L Harris said...

I have heard great reviews of Passionate Housewives. I want to read it. I'd love to win a copy.

L Harris said...

My little guy would look great in a shirt from Faith Baby - the be patient one!

Julia said...

Love the videos!

My favorite coffee is Folders right now, but I also love Starbucks. I love my coffee good and strong!

Happy Birthday to your Blog!

Isabel said...

I am number 82! Wow! Happy bloggavversary! I' so happy I met you! God bless you!

Tiffany said...

Your video was wonderful! Way to build anticipation for the week's events. Great idea about the first blog post - that could be scary ;-) And I can't wait to hear what you've learned from blogging, the tips and also what changes you're planning for your site.

Laurie Ann said...

I've done everything! I love your blog and have really enjoyed reading through some of your older posts. Happy blogoversary!

Sandee said...

Sarah..How much fun!

Anonymous said...

too much fun!
Rachel
timnrach@frontiernet.net

tpillstrom said...

I added your button to my blog and mentioned you in today's post! I'm a friend of Heathalee so I get to hear her sing often...well, every Sunday!
Great blog and love the prizes! Crossing my fingers!
Tobie

The Rich Family said...

Sarah Mae, Thankyou so much for your comments on my blog! I have looked over your blogs and am very pleased to meet you as well. I recently set my blog up to where it can be followed. I would love to stay in touch. It looks like we have a ton in common! Blessings, Lindsay

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Woohoo! Let the party begin!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh yes....and I subscribe!

Jami said...

Kyle (Mitch's bother) and Kim McMullen are frends of mine from church. They are all such great people. Love the blog! I just found it. Love the give aways to.

Jami said...

I subscribed!

Jami said...

I added your link button to my blog

Jami said...

I added you party button to my blog

Jacquie said...

I would so love to try the New Hall coffee - Patriot Blend. Just wondering where you usually buy it as I have never heard of it. My brother-in-law was in the Marines and we love to support all of our troops who fight for our freedom every day. Freedom is not free. God bless our troops!

Jacquie said...

I went to Mattieleas' website and who couldn't love that jewelry! Very unique pieces that look like they have good craftmanship. Beautiful - just as this day has been. I have enjoyed partying with you. I think my husband probably thinks I should come to bed now, but I am just not done visiting yet. :)

Cindy A Bultema said...

Happy Bloganniversary to you! I currently subscribe to your blog, and love a great celebration, so am very excited about this week!

Thanks for sharing your heart and history so openly. What a blessing!!

Here's to many more fabulous posts from you!!

Jenny said...

Hi. I was just surfing around some blogs, and I came across yours. It's pretty nifty and I'm really enjoying my stay here. I've bookmarked your site for daily visits, and I hope you'll visit me. I'd love to have you. :) Have a great day and I'll see you around the blogosphere. :)

Natalie said...

yay for coffee!!!

Anonymous said...

okay, am I the only one confused? Not hard to do lol. Am I suppose to be commenting on something here. Is this only for the picture? Help lol! Love your blog btw, so encouraging!
Abby
Jhopfauf@hotmail.com

Dani Joy said...

I facebooked ya!
and twittered ya!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1404701471&v=wall&viewas=1404701471

http://twitter.com/DanielaJoy

What a fun Party.. actually my first blog party! too fun!

Muthering Heights said...

My favorite coffee is actually a blend created by my dad. He grinds bags of his special blend for me and brings them to my house, so that I always have my favorite morning pick-me-up. :) How sweet is that?

Kathy said...

Love your blog! Love your header-so glad to "meet" you!

I love coffee too :) I'm somewhat of a coffee snob but have no particular FAVORITE....right now my top choice is Peets......

TidyMom said...

Awwww look at you! How cute!! LOVED the video!

I'm a plain Folgers girl - though I do love Bob Evens coffee too, and I pick up a bag when we go there! LOL

~TidyMom

windycindy said...

I buy a few different brands of Fair Trade coffee! Also, it is usually organic. Your company sounds delightful, also! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Ladipierce said...

I may be joining in a little late, but I LOVE a party. dpierce2007@comcast.net

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

subscribed

LivingforGod said...

Great videos! You are so pretty and you sound like a sweet, caring friend. Your friend has a beautiful voice.

I enjoy drinking Thai iced tea and Thai iced coffee :).

serving_theKingofkings@yahoo.com

LivingforGod said...

I have your button on my blog's sidebar.

serving_theKingofkings@yahoo.com

LivingforGod said...

I subscribed to your blog.

serving_theKingofkings@yahoo.com

quelleheure4 said...

I had no idea how much information you would be sharing here. It's fantastic!

Breezy said...

I always enjoy hearing your voice...online, on speaker phone in the other room...perhaps this summer in person. ;)