It’s Our Birthday and We’re Throwing a Party

Heather says:

We are turning one on Saturday! It’s hard to believe a year ago the Internet had not heard of the wonder that is Home Ec 101. In this time, we have shared ways to rid your life of every bodily fluid you have dared mention, shared well over one hundred recipes, doled out tons of advice on cleaning and motivation, and added over fifty frugal and homemaking bloggers to our aggregator. In honor of this auspicious occasion we’re holding a contest.

You ask, “How do I enter?”

Simply comment below. If you have a blog please write a post to spread the news. If you do not have a blog, how retro is that, share the news via email or just shout it from the rooftops.

Here is the list of prizes:

The contest begins today and runs through 12am EST on Saturday. The drawings will be held through random selection and announced on Saturday. When commenting be sure to use a valid email address to ensure we are able to contact the winners.

Get ready, get set, comment!

*Only US and Canadian residents are eligible for the slow cooker, overseas shipping is not in the budget.



126 Comments

  1. Christina Chua on February 29, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Happy Birthday. I just found this site and I am sure I will be back for more.
    Please add my name for the contest!! πŸ™‚



  2. Fresh Girl on February 29, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Happy Birthday! I never miss your blog! Put my name in the hat, please. πŸ™‚



  3. Lindsay on February 29, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! and congrats!! Love your blog!!

    Lindsay



  4. Sara on February 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Happy birthday!



  5. janjanmom on February 29, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Happy Birthday and thanks for all the awesome info you give us…and please pick me!!



  6. Mama Grizzly on February 29, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Happy Blogiversary!!!!!



  7. Shirla on February 29, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Happy Birthday Home-Ec101! πŸ™‚



  8. inkedgal on February 29, 2008 at 4:09 am

    Happy Birthday! I love your site. I thank you and my boyfriend’s tummy thanks you.



  9. Marsha on February 28, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Congrats on your birthday! In enjoy your “cook it” section.



  10. angie g. on February 28, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    happy birthday!



  11. Lainey on February 28, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Happy birthday! I discovered you over the holidays with the cookie recipes and have been here since – keep going πŸ™‚



  12. Anshu on February 28, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Many happy returns of the day.



  13. Christina Doffing on February 28, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Happy Birthday:) This is a great site!



  14. Leslie on February 28, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Just Discovered your sight and I LOVE It. Its very cool. Happy Birthday and hope you have many more!!



  15. cindy on February 28, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Happy Birthday! Congratulations!

    Sounds like a fun contest too…



  16. ScrappyQuilter on February 28, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Happy #1!



  17. Mommy Cracked on February 28, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! And many more!!!



  18. joanna on February 28, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Congrats on your first year!



  19. amy on February 28, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    happy birthday!



  20. Linda on February 28, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Happy Happy Birthday! I will be blogging about it today.



  21. Babsi on February 28, 2008 at 9:42 am

    Happy Birthday! How nice I would find you on your birthday! I’m looking forward delving into your archives.
    Thanks!
    Babsi



  22. Jill on February 27, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Happy Birthday… oh I can only imagine where my house would be without you!



  23. Julie on February 27, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Im so thankful for every one of the 12 months you have been around. Happy Birthday!!



  24. Patty on February 27, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Home Ec 101, Happy Birthday to you!
    P.S. Free t-shirts are the best kind.



  25. Amanda on February 27, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    What the heck, count me in! Happy birthday!



  26. Rebecca on February 27, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Happy 1st Birthday to Home Ec 101!



  27. Amy A on February 27, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Celebrate good times, come on! Thanks for giving away a present for your birthday!



  28. Crystal on February 27, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Home Ec!!



  29. kathey on February 27, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    just stumbled upon your web site……love it
    keep up the awesome posting
    kathey – mom to 8 awesome kids and wife to one fantastic hubby



  30. Shelley Somerville on February 27, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Happy one year anniversary! First time visitor, but I’ll be back for sure. What a great blog!



  31. Candace on February 27, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Great site!



  32. Lynnae @ Being Frugal.net on February 27, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Happy Bloggiversary!!!!



  33. Deanna on February 27, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Happy Birthday & Congratulations.



  34. Alice on February 27, 2008 at 2:41 am

    Happy birthday!!!

    And I’m in like flynn…



  35. Carrie on February 26, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Happy Birthday! Mike sent me over. Looks like a great blog you have. I’ll be back in a while as I’m just taking a break now. Enjoy the anniversary! πŸ™‚



  36. Carol on February 26, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Happy Birthday to an awesome website! Congrats on your 1st year, Heather and Ivy. If you are having a party let me know, I will make a cake!



  37. Teresa on February 26, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Tami sent me…count me in!
    This looks like a great site and I’ll be back often!



  38. Susan on February 26, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Happy Birthday!!



  39. debbie on February 26, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    yay to my favorite meatloaf making teachers! great idea and thanks for all advice and humor this past year!!!!



  40. Emily on February 26, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Happy Birthday! You deserve a cupcake!



  41. JRae on February 26, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Seems like you guys just started yesterday… want more recipes and meal planning stuff! πŸ™‚ Thanks!



  42. Kendra on February 26, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Happy Birthday Home-Ec 101!!! Here’s to many more!
    I’ve shouted it far and wide to the point of annoyance. I think if my typing did have a voice, I could put Fran Drescher to shame.



  43. Scott on February 26, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Happy birthday.



  44. AnnMarie on February 26, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Happy first birthday!!!!



  45. ephelba on February 26, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Congrats! Good job!



  46. Sasha on February 26, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Wow, this is great! Happy Birthday!



  47. Need A Nap2 on February 26, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Happy Birthday!! I’ll try to do a post later.



  48. Tatyana on February 26, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Happy Birthday



  49. dallimomma on February 26, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    I so enjoy your website. Happy Birthday!



  50. Bethany on February 26, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Happy Birthday to You! I found you through “Stumble Upon” last week, and love the site. πŸ™‚



  51. adam on February 26, 2008 at 11:08 am

    congrats! keep up the good work. though i’m relatively new to your blog i find it informative and fun. happy birthday.



  52. Caitlin on February 26, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Happy Birthday!!! My birthday is coming up soon, too (next week!) and I am dying for a slow cooker. Haha, but, really, someone should be giving YOU a birthday gift. Thanks for all the amazing tips! Here’s to many more years!



  53. Luny :) on February 26, 2008 at 8:16 am

    I’ve been reading home-ec101 every few days since you started, Heather, and I love it, but!!!! I miss you over at KF!!!



  54. Kristena on February 26, 2008 at 4:34 am

    Happy Birthday!

    I found this site about a month ago and I’m loving it and it’s become one of my morning reading sites.

    Would love to be entered in your giveaway…I do agree however with The Chatty Housewife saying “It seems we should all be giving you a gift, and here you are offering to give one of us one!”



  55. The Chatty Housewife on February 26, 2008 at 3:01 am

    Happy Birthday to you! I love this site and it has been so useful in the past. πŸ™‚ I would love to win your generous giveaway. It seems we should all be giving you a gift, and here you are offering to give one of us one!



  56. mamasutra on February 26, 2008 at 2:04 am

    The chore chart has changed my life! Just finished putting a link here on my latest blog post. Congrats on your first anniversary!



  57. Alison@This Wasn't In The Plan on February 26, 2008 at 12:35 am

    Happy Bloggy Birthday!



  58. Jessica on February 26, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Happy Birthday πŸ™‚



  59. Soire on February 26, 2008 at 12:02 am

    I don’t need a slowcooker, but man the bar keepers friend would be awesome πŸ˜€

    Happy Birthday!



  60. Lisa- Domestic Accident on February 25, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Happy Birthday! You should be pretty proud of yourself. You know that, right?



  61. Margaret on February 25, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Bar Keeper’s Friend is a soft scrubbing powder that’s gentler than all the rest. Good stuff!
    Happy Birthday to Home Ec 101!



  62. Whitney Miller on February 25, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Happy Birthday to you!



  63. Mrs.W on February 25, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Awesome contest! And happy happy blogiversary…

    What is barkeepers friend, anyway?



  64. Carolyn on February 25, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Congratulations! I just found your blog and I think it’s great.



  65. sarahsouth on February 25, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    i don’t know what a can of bar keeper’s friend is, but i want it



  66. Freeda on February 25, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Yay!! We love HomeEc101 at MarineWives101!! Us 101’ers have to stick together!



  67. warillever on February 25, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Happy blogaversary!



  68. Karen on February 25, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Happy Birthday!



  69. Pam on February 25, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Happy First!!! No prize needed ust keep on do’in what your do’in!! Pam



  70. Deb on February 25, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Way to go!! Happy 1st year!!



  71. Bramble on February 25, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    happy birthday!! pleese enter me and btw shipping of a slow cooker sure is expensive, unless you say, uh, live 20 minutes away? πŸ™‚



  72. Allan on February 25, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Happy Birthday!



  73. Bet on February 25, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Congratulations on your first year of blogging!



  74. Teri on February 25, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Count me in! This is my first time visiting your site (through orgjunkie.com) and it’s great! THanks!



  75. Tabathia on February 25, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Happy Birthday! Great website. Great tips.



  76. Connie on February 25, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Happy birthday, Home Ec! You two have done such a terrific job with this website. It’s fun to read and helpful too. (Plus it’s so much more motivational than getting 3852 emails a day.) May your second year be even better than the first. XOXO



  77. Mike on February 25, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Happy Birthday and keep up the good work! Become successful enough and Microsoft will buy you out for hundreds of millions of $$$.



  78. Rachel on February 25, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Your blog stands out amongst the rest! Always a pleasure to read.

    Happy Birthday!



  79. Julianne on February 25, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Yes please! Love your blog. Practical and snarky, these are a few of my favorite things.



  80. Margo on February 25, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    A year already!? This is a big deal!! Congratulations. πŸ™‚



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  82. Stephanie on February 25, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Just one year? Seems as if you are old friends!

    (Does kissing up help me get picked?) πŸ™‚

    Happy anniversary.



  83. MA on February 25, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Happy Birthday! I’m so glad I found this site!



  84. Courtney on February 25, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    [madly waying arms]

    pick me! pick me!

    Thanks for a great blog, ladies!



  85. Carisa on February 25, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Thanks for the great blog. It makes me wish I had taken home ec in high school.



  86. Amy on February 25, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Barkeeper’s friend, I love that stuff!
    And every busy grad. student needs a 3-in-1 cooker. πŸ™‚

    Happy Birthday!



  87. kelly g on February 25, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Woo hoo! congrats on One Year!



  88. Renee in Chicago on February 25, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Happy Birthday! You guys are my heroes and I strive to be as domestically handy as you!



  89. andy on February 25, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Celebrate!



  90. Kate on February 25, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Happy Birthday HomeEc!



  91. Sheree on February 25, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Happy Birthday!! I use this site to teach my younguns their “home-ec” stuff LOL..its fantastic!



  92. Colleen on February 25, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Happy birthday to you! I am off to shout about you from my roof. πŸ™‚



  93. AMY on February 25, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Happy birthday! Love your blog.



  94. Tracy on February 25, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Has it been a year already?!? I’ve learned so much from your site and had fun reading it; its hard to believe its been a year! Looking forward to learning more and laughing more for a very long time with you all!



  95. Rachel on February 25, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Happy birthday! If I get the prizes, I’ll actually cook something and clean something, and you gals know what a feat that is. πŸ˜‰



  96. Ann at mommysecrets on February 25, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I have very much enjoyed learning from you this morning, and my house/home says THANK YOU!



  97. Libby on February 25, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment! And with all this content, I never would have guessed it’s only been a year.



  98. Layla on February 25, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Happy Bloggiversery!

    I’d love to be entered in the drawing. Thanks for all you do for your readers!



  99. Princess Leia on February 25, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the tips!



  100. Becky on February 25, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    I love your site…It’s one of the few I check most every day. Great recipes, advice and humor. Thank you for all of your hard work this past year…



  101. carrie on February 25, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    happy birthday!



  102. Angela on February 25, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! Congrats one your wonderful gowing site:)



  103. Emily Ramsey on February 25, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    happy birthday!!!



  104. Christiane on February 25, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday!! Thanks for all of the excellent tips!



  105. Jenna Z on February 25, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Happy Happy birthday!! Excellent prizes, thanks for the chance to win!



  106. Kacie on February 25, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Happy birthday!

    I have 2 slow cookers, but I’d love a shot at everything else! <3



  107. Jill on February 25, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks to Malia, I’m now looking forward to reading your blog! Happy B-day!



  108. Sally on February 25, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Happy Birthday! I really enjoy your site.



  109. chocolatechic on February 25, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    ooooh

    oooooh

    Pick me, pick me.

    I desperately need a can of BarKeepers Friend.



  110. Erinn on February 25, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Great site and great prizes, happy birthday!



  111. claudia at 'cook eat FRET' on February 25, 2008 at 11:44 am

    happy birth day…. to youuuu
    happy birth day…. to you
    happy birthday, mr president…

    oh – sorry. i was channeling my inner marilyn…



  112. Jean on February 25, 2008 at 11:43 am

    SO need the HD gift card.



  113. Angela on February 25, 2008 at 11:42 am

    sweet prizes! I’ve really enjoyed this blog the last few months so thanks for the great posts!



  114. chele on February 25, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Happy Birthday Home-Ec 101! My life’s ever so much better and organized now. πŸ™‚
    And of course I’ll blog about it.. I wanna share the love!



  115. imabug on February 25, 2008 at 10:39 am

    wow, it’s been a whole year already?! doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. happy birthday home-ec101!

    you’re just trying to get rid of those shirts cluttering up your closet, aren’t you πŸ™‚



  116. Cori on February 25, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Happy Bloggy Birthday!!! Thanks for the chance to win.



  117. hsgbdmama on February 25, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Happy birthday! Love your site!!



  118. Jennifer on February 25, 2008 at 11:26 am

    A very merry birthday to you!



  119. Tami on February 25, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Happy birthday! Love the site!



  120. gavin on February 25, 2008 at 11:18 am

    happy birthday! & yeah, a contest.



  121. Jenni on February 25, 2008 at 11:11 am

    happy birthday to you! (on my birthday as well!!) i’m always up for a giveaway….and my new house can always encourage me to find ways to spend money at Home Depot! hint hint….



  122. malia on February 25, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Happy {early} Birthday to Home-Ec 101!!! Here’s to more years of bloggy goodness! πŸ™‚



  123. Liz on February 25, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Happy Birthday! What a great idea to have a giveaway. I’m new here but I love your site.



  124. ricepuddin on February 25, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Happy Birthday!!! I recently discovered y’all and there’s nothing like a party to kick things off. I’ve enjoyed your tips, etc. so far and look forward to many more.



  125. ReneΓ© on February 25, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Love your blog!



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