My SITS Day is Finally Here!

June 22, 2012, In: blogging & technology
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Hiya. I’m Deanna and welcome to Little Green Bow. Today is my SITS day and I am super excited to have you here. For those of you who do not know what or who the SITS girls are, let me fill you in.

The SITS girls are a group of 40,000 women bloggers dedicated to supporting one another through comments & learning about blogging. In a nut shell, they are pretty awesome. I have learned so much from them over the past year and it shows on my blog. If you have even the slightest desire to start a blog or want to connect with some fabulous women, you really should head on over and check them out.

So now that you know more about the SITS girls, how about I tell you a little bit about me. I am lucky enough to live in Boulder, CO with my husband where we spend our days {and many nights} working on our web startup, RentMonitor. It’s a lot of work, but I love every minute of it. Well, maybe not every. single. one. but I can’t imagine doing anything else.

Here’s a photo of Brett & I just after he proposed on a glacier in Argentina!

However, since the tech world is dominated by men, Little Green Bow is my outlet. I love to create fun DIY projects, cook yummy meals and spend a ton of my time on social media. So, you’ll find weekly posts on these topics. I’ll share a rant every now and again or something cool I’ve come across. But really I just like to try new things and share them with you in hopes that I might encourage you to try new things too.

You’ll find some of my favorite posts on my about page so I invite you to check that out. You can read about the “pull out” sofa we made or see how to cut glass without tools. I have shared yummy nibbles like triple chip cookies (the third chip might surprise you) or vegetarian enchiladas that were amazing. I’ve also done some crazy experiments like a 10-day juice fast or a 30-for-30 clothing challenge.

enjoying a drink in celebration

The last few days have included some “house cleaning” so I really hope you like what you see! If so, I’d love to have you subscribe (see the email box to the right?), like me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter or Pinterest.

Also, yesterday I was nominated for a sunshine award and part of the rules asks me to nominate 10 more bloggers. I’d love to share the love and will be choosing 10 new bloggers from the comments I receive in the next couple of days. Super excited to get to know you all better!

Cheers!

    • jesterqueen
    • June 26, 2012
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    Happy SITS day. (uh late) Hope it was fantastic. I love your glacier engagement photo. I have been to Boulder once. I could totally live there.

    • Reply

      No worries on being late. I'm just happy you stopped by. Thanks!

  1. Reply

    Congrats on your SITS day!! A glacier in Argentina, how romantic is that!?

    • Reply

      Thanks Barbara. Yep, it was pretty sweet! We also got to toast with scotch on the "rocks" (glacial ice) on the boat ride back to shore.

    • Shirley
    • June 25, 2012
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    Happy SITS Day!!!!, I am intrigued to read about your 10 day juice fast. My favorite color is also green :)

    • Reply

      Thanks Shirley. Check out the fast and let me know if you have any questions.

  2. Reply

    Congrats Deanna! So glad I met you through SITS! Your blog is awesome. 😉 Cheers! ~S
    My recent post Ode to Pinterest

    • Reply

      Thanks Suzanne! I'm glad I met you too!

  3. Reply

    YAY happy SITS day! Can't wait to look around your blog. Looks great!

    Lesley
    byporchlight.blogspot.com

    • No Doubt Learning
    • June 25, 2012
    Reply

    We love traveling! Haven't been to Argentina yet though! Looking forward to staying updated on all the fun things you do via Twitter! :)
    My recent post Blogathon Wrap-up #blogathon2

    • Reply

      Thanks for visiting! We love traveling but of course we wish we could do more. Definitely put Argentina on the list.

  4. Reply

    Happy SITS Day!!!!

  5. Reply

    Happy SITS Day!!

  6. Reply

    And how exactly am I supposed to top Audrey's comment? LOL! Great blog! I love the photos. Going to look around for those triple chocolate chips and veggie recipes :) Congrats on your Sunshine Award nomination! Good Luck!
    My recent post How to Make a Cream Cheese Braid (Printable!)

    • Reply

      hee hee. Thanks! You're gonna love those cookies!

  7. Reply

    Hi Deanna- I love new DIY blogs because I am SO not intuitively good at that kind of thing. So you can teach me :). I'm a fellow Boulderite, so I'm DOUBLY excited to meet ya!
    My recent post On Travel. SANS Baby. And Superheroes.

    • Reply

      Well, I hope I can help you try out some new projects. And a local blogger too! Yippee!

  8. Reply

    Happy SITS Day !!

    • happyfamilytravels
    • June 24, 2012
    Reply

    Adorable! All over the place, adorable!

  9. Reply

    Happy (Belated) SITS Day, Deanna!!
    I love, love, LOVE that you have recipes you like to try out. I'm a HUGE foodie and I'm constantly cooking (or thinking about what to cook next, lol), so I really enjoy finding new bloggers who share my love affair with food. I swear, here at Boystown, the kitchen is the only place where things make sense and there's a little bit of peace (I think its mainly cuz I put up a baby gate to keep out my Natural Disasters… I mean, kids, lol), but it could also be because cooking is made up of math and science and those two subjects GENERALLY have answers… the rest of life, notsomuch, lol.
    Stopping by from SITS, btw. :-) Congrats again on your special day! Feel free to stop by my web based home ANYtime.

    ~Amber "SortaSuperMom" http://www.confessionsfromboystown.com
    My recent post Dear Pre-Pregnancy Life,

    • Reply

      Thanks, Amber! I love that you look at cooking as being made up of math and science. Maybe that's one of the reasons I enjoy it too. I hope you enjoyed your visit and find some yummy things to make. Looking forward to checking out some of your recipes too.

  10. Reply

    happy SITS day, Deanna! Wow you sure do have a lot of adventure 😉 looking forward to reading more.
    My recent post en(reach)ing jar: Sequin Make-Up Pouch – Sold

  11. Reply

    Happy SITS day! I'm loving your blog and I can't wait to come visit and find out more and more and more about you and your web start up!

    My recent post And now, there are three in our marriage.

    • Reply

      Thanks Deidre! I hope you enjoyed your visit.

  12. Reply

    Happy Belated SITS Day! Love your blog. I'm an instant fan. I'm also in Boulder, myself so when I came across your blog on SITS, I did a little leap for joy. Love following local bloggers. I look forward to coming back again.
    My recent post One Weekend…

    • Reply

      So sweet! Thanks Melanie. And a local blogger to boot. Whoot!

  13. Reply

    Happy SITS Day!! & congrats on your nomination for the Sunshine Award! xoxo
    My recent post Friday Photo Fun at I Heart the Beach

    • Reply

      Thank you for stopping by!

  14. Reply

    Happy SITS Day! Boulder is one of my favorite places. Can't wait to check out your blog!

    • Reply

      Yep, Boulder is pretty amazing. So happy and lucky we landed here.

    • justjenannhall
    • June 23, 2012
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    Happy SITS day to you! Your blog looks great.
    My recent post TGIF: Choose Happy & Do Good

    • Reply

      Thanks! I hope you enjoyed your visit!

  15. Reply

    Glad you mentioned the "housecleaning"! That's right up my alley!
    My recent post Top Ten Car Cleaning Tips

    • Reply

      Well, I couldn't have everyone come over for a visit and have a mess on my hands. Cheers!

  16. Reply

    Happy SITS day! I think it's awesome you're doing an Internet startup–give those men some competition! And I love Colorado. We used to go to Keystone every summer when I was a kid. I miss it!
    My recent post Saturday Shorts: Wonderland

    • Reply

      Thanks! Keystone is one of our favorite places to snowboard in the winter. I still need to get up to the resorts in the summer.

  17. Reply

    Congratulations on your SITS day. Sorry I'm a little late. I just got back today from a week of camping. I hope it's been a fabulous day for you.
    My recent post Why Doesn't the World Stop?

    • Reply

      No worries! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Kristi
    • June 22, 2012
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    Congrats on your SITS day!!!
    My recent post Flowers In The Garden

    • Carolyn
    • June 22, 2012
    Reply

    Hope you enjoyed your SITS day!
    I pinned your enchiladas, I hope to make them soon.
    My recent post The Little Milestones

    • Reply

      Thank you for the pin! They are super yummy and you won't be disappointed.

  18. Reply

    Yeah. You had me at "glacier in Argentina". *sigh*
    My recent post sour cherry ice cream

    • Reply

      Awww thanks, Audrey! Yep, I feel pretty luck that that's my story.

  19. Reply

    I love the 4th of July ideas–I am doing a July 14th Bastille Day party and am definitely using your dipped strawberries and starfish place settings as inspiration! Thanks!
    My recent post From Frumpy to Freakin' Fabulous

  20. Reply

    Happy SITS Day!!!
    Your blog is GORGEOUS! Did you design it? Congratulations on the Sunshine Award nomination. You are having a fantastic week!!!

    Kimberly

    • Reply

      Thank you so much Kimberly. Yes, I did design it. I've really enjoyed getting acquainted with Photoshop and WordPress.

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely
    • June 22, 2012
    Reply

    Sounds like you're an adventurous couple! FUN FUN!!! Happy SITS day!

  21. Reply

    I relate both to working with mostly men and working with your husband! My two little girls are my outlet at the end of the day- we all need one, that's for sure.

    Can't wait to look around. Happy SITS day!
    My recent post On Taking Risks

    • Reply

      So true. Thanks for stopping by Tiffany!

    • tdennyprimal
    • June 22, 2012
    Reply

    Hi Deanna! I'm stopping in from SITS- I love your blog, the colors are so fresh! I've always wanted to visit Boulder, it looks like it's a beautiful place. I'm having fun exploring your blog. You must be so excited about your SITS day. Congrats!

    Have a great day and ENJOY!
    Tara http://www.taradennyimages.com
    Nowhere to go But Crazy
    My recent post Geeky Friday- Comic Book edition

    • Reply

      Yes, thank you! I was very excited for my SITS day.

    • thegrassskirt
    • June 22, 2012
    Reply

    Happy SITS day! You've got a great blog. Can't wait to read through some more. :)

    • Reply

      Thank you! I hope you like the rest of what you read.

  22. Reply

    Hooray! Happy SITS Day!! So glad to see you on there today!

    • Reply

      Thanks, Jocelyn! I felt the same when I saw you as the featured blogger a few weeks ago!

  23. Reply

    Your blog design is SO clean. I love it!

    Being proposed to on a glacier in Argentina is an extremely cool engagement story!
    My recent post Suggested Reading: Polygamy Memoirs

    • Reply

      Thank you for the kind words!

    • jamie
    • June 22, 2012
    Reply

    Happy SITS Day!! I can't believe you were proposed to on a glacier. In Argentina. You don't hear that every day! Super cool (no pun intended)! Thanks for sharing your blog today! Off to check out your DIYs!
    My recent post [kreyv of the day]

    • Reply

      Thanks Jaime! Yes, I absolutely love our engagement story. My husband knew the perfect way to surprise me. I hope you like the DIYs!

  24. Reply

    Happy SITS day! I love love love colorado. it is where I desperately want to live. Some people love the beach.. I love the mountains.

    • Reply

      Me too! I love to visit the beach (I'm actually from southern California), but I feel like there is so much more to do in the mountains. We love hiking, camping, snowboarding, rock climbing. I feel so lucky every morning when I wake up and get to see the foothills. Beautiful!

    • Amy
    • June 22, 2012
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    Happy SITS Day!

  25. Reply

    Happy SITS day! Enjoyed visiting your blog. :)
    My recent post Simple Dark Chocolate Iced Coffee

  26. Reply

    Happy SITS Day to you.

    I find it awesome that you were proposed to on a glacier.

    • Reply

      Thanks! I was a very lucky girl that day.

  27. Reply

    Happy SITS day! My husband and I are working on an internet start up of our own! Right now we are just in the beginning stages working evenings and weekends, but I'm loving it! Our goal is to grow it enough that we can both work from home. Can't wait to check out more of your blog :)
    My recent post Curtains Up in Five – Date Night at the Theatre

    • Reply

      Congrats on the startup Ashley! I wish you and your husband the best of luck. It's a tough road to start, but hopefully it will all be worth it in the end (we're still working on this too).

    • lettersinsideout
    • June 22, 2012
    Reply

    Your DIY projects sound great! I always love anything DIY. So happy I came across your blog!
    My recent post #WWReadathon: Sonnets and Serenades Challenge

    • Reply

      Thanks! I'd love to know if you try any and how they turn out.

  28. Reply

    Happy SITS Day! Glad I was able to find your blog. Your DIY projects sound like a lot of fun! Off to read some more.
    My recent post Front Door Friend

    • Reply

      Thanks Tracy! I hope you like them and find some fun inspiration.

  29. Reply

    Congratulations on you SITS day! :)
    My recent post Where Pinterest Meets Real Life

    • tori
    • June 22, 2012
    Reply

    Well you guys are about adorable! So glad to see your lovely blog featured on SITS!
    My recent post Dress Yo Nest, Sucka.

    • Reply

      Aww, thanks Tori! I appreciate it.

  30. Reply

    Happy SITS Day!! My Blog is a Craft, Recipe blog too, I hope you have a chance to check it out and have a Great Day!!
    My recent post Tag Blanket

  31. Reply

    Happy SITS Day, Deanna! I really like your blog and look forward to following!

    • Reply

      Thank you! I appreciate connecting on social media too! I made sure to follow back.

    • MotheringFromScratch
    • June 22, 2012
    Reply

    {Melinda} Congratulations! I so admire crafty, resourceful people like you! I'm creative, but not exactly crafty. Maybe I just don't have the patience for it … or the time. Get all those projects done before you have kids! :) Enjoy your day in the SITS sun!
    My recent post The Secrets of Sirens and Sauce

  32. Reply

    Really like your content and voice. Renaissance Woman!
    My recent post To Dive For

    • Reply

      Thanks! I've never been referred to as a Renaissance Woman. I like it! :)

  33. Reply

    oh! And I subscribed!
    My recent post Join our Coffee Party – Coffee Friday

  34. Reply

    Happy SITS DAY!!! Enjoy it!!! :) I love what I see so far in your blog… looking forward to reading some more!

    Paloma.

    • Reply

      Thanks Paloma! I hope you continue to enjoy as you explore.

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