Birthday Bash Wrap Up

What a WEEK! To say that we partied out hearts this week out doesn’t quite cover it. We went the distance with our 3rd Birthday Bash and finally crossed the finish line. Whew! Us girls will be taking it easy this weekend.

For those of you who might have might a day or two of the Birthday Bash, here is what happened…


We launched our FREE eBook on Facebook, which is all kinds of fun. You can download it here.

We also opened up speaker spots for Denver and Atlanta. If you’ve always wanted to be a blog conference speaker, here is your chance! We’d love to help you connect with our audience. Read more details here.

Women on the Move

We were super excited to show off The SITS Girls Store on Zazzle. It is filled to the brim with ultra cute coffee mugs, t-shirts, mousepads…you name it! Check it out here.

We also announced our stops for Bloggy Boot Camp 2012. Interested in seeing whether we’re coming to a city near you? Read all the juicy details here.

Food & Lifestyle

Our Food & Lifestyle channel exploded with giveaways. And not just your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill giveaways. Nope. For the Birthday Bash, we wanted to give our community the very best. Here are the giveaways you’ll want to be sure you enter:

Whew! Did you get all that?

SITS Girl in the Spotlight

In honor of blog conference season and BlogHer happening in San Diego in just a few short weeks, today’s SITS Girl in the Spotlight is Natalie from My Crazy Busy Life.

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This is a photo the Natalie took at the Blissdom conference in Nashville back in January.

This picture was taken during Cecily K’s writing session.  This was my first blog conference and her talk about writing from your heart inspired to pick up a pen and write what I feel.

And Natalie has certainly done just that!  Check out her recent post teaching her children that the right choice is not always the easy choice.  Natalie talks about her decision to end her marriage in an honest, yet heartfelt way.

What’s Coming Up Next Week

Next week we’re getting back to our normal selves.  Here is what you can expect…

  • If you’ve ever been interested in writing an eBook, you won’t want to miss our two-part series where we break down eBook basics and give you the tools you need to get started writing.
  • In honor of our recently announced Bloggy Boot Camp stops, we’ll be helping you figure out where you can win a free ticket.
  • Summer is here and what could all use some ice cream.  Emily Louise will be showing off how to make homemade ice cream, without all the cranking!

Enjoy your weekend!

About Francesca

One of two behind The SITS Girls and Bloggy Boot Camp. Believer that this community is a movement, and not just a website. Currently on a quest for unending free WiFi & stronger caffeine. I'd love to get to know you better: Find me on Twitter @FranBanducci and on Google+.


  1. Looking foward to the e-book info that is on my list of to-do’s.
    Angela Johnson recently posted..Top 10 Writing Challenge!

  2. Love the review can’t wait to do it all over again next year!
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  3. JUst stopping by with a friendly hello.
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  4. Omigoodness you ladies are AMAZING!!! Those giveaways are awesome!
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  5. Was just reading. She’s brave. She’s bold. She’s Mom. Love it.
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  6. What a wonderful week. Thank you for the e-book and the chance to win some great prizes. I’ve learned so much in the few weeks I’ve been here.
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  7. Thank you for the eBook. It has been a great week. I am so thrilled to have come across your website. Once again, Happy Birthday SITS.
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  8. Now your week is up you can take some well deserved time to rest (but not tooo long) xx
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  9. It was a great week! I’m thrilled a BBC is coming to my area next year… I can hardly wait.
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  10. WOW, I’m off to check out Natalie’s blog!
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  11. It has been a fantastic week – proud to be a SITS girl!
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  12. Happy Birthday, SITS… what a great week of celebration. Thank you so much for the eBook and giveaway opportunities!
    The Lucky Wife recently posted..Friday Food Find: Kids Eat Free Resources

  13. Again, Happpy Happppy Birthday SITS! Another wonderful year ahead! God bless you!
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  14. a big thanks for the e-book! downloaded and starting to read. Much appreciated.
    Michael@BlueVelvetChair recently posted..Repurposed Light Globe Turns Bird Feeder

  15. So loved getting to meet some of the earliest SITS-ters…HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SITS….
    and wishing you all many, many more!
    Cheryl recently posted..Parlance du Pup

  16. Yay! Blog Goodies!!
    Sadaf recently posted..The Art of Slowing Down.

  17. This week was fun, enjoyed all the great giveaways and the where are they now? segment was my favorite.
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  18. YAHOO!!

  19. Awesome week indeed! I am still the most excited about VEGAS BABY!!!!
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  20. GO NATALIE!!!!!
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  21. Wow, what a full week! Have a great weekend everyone – peace. ;)
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  22. Hope you had a great birthday! :)

    I ordered my “Don’t make me blog about this” shirt and it’s on it’s way. I will be sure to blog about it once I get it! :)
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  23. It has been a joy to party with you all this week! Look forward for many more birthday’s. Next week sounds like the bomb too!!
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  24. Wow, I AM looking forward to next week! Thanks!
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  25. I keep finding all these EBOOK resources right when I’m ready to write my first one. Excited for next week!
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  26. How do I get a copy of the e-book? I do not have (or want) a Facebook account so it won’t allow me to Like or download… boo hoo! This was a great week and I enjoyed it! Love the pix of the Sits Girl in the Spotlight – so vintage looking – I love coming here – it’s such a wonderful break in the day!
    LBDDiaries recently posted..Not An Ordinary Love

  27. It’s been a great week at SITS! You sure know how to celebrate a birthday! :> I’ve got your ebook and am looking forward to your two part series on writing one next week. And, as always, looking forward to seeing what lands on this happy pink supportive online space! :>
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  28. You gals are amazing!

    I have recently become more active again in SITS doing roll call and visiting SITS sister blogs, and I truly don’t know how I ever stayed away. This is the best community in the world – it’s full of loving, supportive, smart, creative women and they are all there for one another! I just love it.

    I’m going on vacation in two days, I’ll have limited online access and I know I will miss this terribly! It’s such a wonderful feeling, being part of this amazing group of women.
    Elisa recently posted..Loving it! (a.k.a. this week’s obsessions)

  29. You have been very busy indeed! Off to read Natalie…
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  30. It was a great week– can’t wait to see what’s coming up!
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  31. What a wonderful birthday week indeed….I can’t believe the week is already gone.
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  32. What a busy week. You ladies have earned some rest. Put your feet up.

    And happy birthday!
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  33. You all did a wonderful job with the birthday party! Thank you for all your hard work. I really appreciated the ebook! Thanks for all you do!

  34. What a great week! Next year, bloggy camp needs to come further south and enjoy some southern hospitality.
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  35. It was a great week to see all of the changes, experiences, loves, challenges and advise, thanks!
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  36. I’ve loved the bits of nostalgia and celebration this week. I’ve only been around on SITS for a couple of months, but it’s a wonderful community.

    Thanks to everyone who’s put this week together. x
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  37. What a great week, ok, a bit overwhelming for a newbie like me at times, but I learned a ton!! Thanks so much!
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  38. Can’t wai for the ebook series and of course Blight Bootcamp in Atlanta!
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  39. Checking in on Saturday morning before grocery and car shopping! Have a great weekend everyone! Does anyone have a Honda Odyssey or Toyota Sienna? Those are the cars I’m looking at. What do you like or not like?
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  40. Happy Birthday. Enjoying this little birthday series here on SITS. :)
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  41. can’t wait to download the ebook….what a wonderful week it has been!
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  42. I’ looking forward to the e-book series next week!
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  43. Yes, you ladies did an amazing job with the B-day celebration. You DO deserve a weekend rest!
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  44. morning, ladies. hope yall have a great weekend!

  45. Wow! These are some great giveaways! Off to enter them now ;)

    Happy Birthday again SITS girls!
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  46. It has been a spectacular week indeed!!! Thanks to all of you for all your hard work!!! It did not go unappreciated!
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