1 Year Blogiversary | Celebratory Giveaway

Happy Blog Birthday Motherhood and Merlot!

It has officially been one year since I started this blogging journey and wrote my first post here at Motherhood and Merlot. What a fun year it has been!

one year blog anniversary

I started my blog at first because my hubby thought it would be a good creative outlet for me. For those that have been with me for a while, you know I am at the end of my Master’s degree, have two toddlers, and I am expecting twins any time now. Beginning this site was a way for me to connect with others and share my creative thinking with wonderful readers like you:)

I didn’t think when I began this that it would turn into one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Aside from having my own personal space to write and talk about whatever I want, I have made some amazing friendships with other bloggers, learned so much from them and others who have been doing this much longer than I have, and have also begun to turn this website into a small business that I can run from home while I take care of my kiddos.

Not only that, but I have grown to love to appreciate this little family of wine lovers, mothers, parents, women, men, beauty addicts, those looking to empower others, and everyone in between that read and support Motherhood and Merlot.

I am thankful for all of the opportunities, both good and bad, that I have been given in on this journey, and I can’t wait to see what the years to come bring for the Motherhood and Merlot community:)

As a little “thank-you” for those that have followed this blog and have shown so much support over the last year, here is a little giveaway for you:) I can’t celebrate with wine, seeing as I am due to have these babies anytime now, but I can celebrate by giving back to those that have shown so much support for this blog. It is nowhere near the amount I wish I could giveaway to show how grateful I am, but I am so thankful for this community and this opportunity!

Cheers to each and every person that has helped this blog and community to grow!


Blogiversary Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Thank you for your continued support! Make sure to follow Motherhood and Merlot on social media and subscribe to get the latest and greatest from the blog:)

*Cheers to turning one and to many more years of fun*

joanna at motherhood and merlot

You may also like


  1. I loved your posts about Frank body scrub, the colourpop lippies, and about the face mask 🙂 love reading your beauty posts!

  2. I love your Fashion and beauty posts, and they have helped me with learning all about beauty products and fashion!

  3. First off Happy Blogiversary! How exciting, right!? My favorite posts have been all about your pregnancy. I love your updates you have posted throughout your wonderful beautiful journey so far. Very exciting to have read your progress and have you share with us. And i really loved your letter to your unborn twins, so touching and inspiring! My sister is having her first soon, she has been checking out your blog too for tips and stuff. I have two of my own already so in a way i have been like a guide for my sister and her support.

  4. I am brand new to your site so I just perused it a bit to answer the question what my favorite post/post series from Motherhood and Merlot has been and decided so far its the fact your site is so user friendly and I like the Links I Love feature.

  5. The post Kids rooms gone all kinda wrong put a smile on my face. Come on….I kinda liked the goofy looking dino bed , lol.

  6. My favorite that I have bookmarked is …. The Place You Can Always Turn To Get Through Those Hard Days! Some days I just feel so tired at the end of the day…and that is always such a help!

  7. I love the reflections section. I’ve always liked reading personal and honest stories. Happy Blogiversary!

  8. My favorite post/post series from Motherhood and Merlot is the Healthy Living section. I especially love the recipes, love discovering new recipes for my family 🙂

  9. I love your blog and congrats 🙂
    My favorite would be the wine pairing , but I also like your dinner selections..It helps me cook something new for my family . Thank you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge