Not Martha

May Birthday Giveaways!

a cake with ten candles

Hi, hello, hi there. This May marks the tenth year of Not Martha, ten years! A whole decade! To celebrate I’m holding giveaways each weekday in May filled with stuff I love from people I know. It’s gonna be fun.

Looking back at the archives I see the first post was on May 22nd, 2001 and I only posted six things that month. The very first post to this site was about a kit that helps you put gifts inside of balloons (sadly, a dead link), the second post was about a long time love of mine the Meathead (miraculously it’s still there, it’s a plastic skull covered with red jello then layers of cold cuts to be served at Halloween and the reason I called my meatloaf hand the Meat Hand), my third post was a list of stuff I liked including retro video games, cookbooks and dishes made of sugar. Posts four, five and six are regarding Fluevog shoes that leave hoof prints, gasses that preserve a half empty bottle of wine, and the article in Salon that mentions a magazine that would be published sometime later that year, it was called “Readymade”. Taking just the first six posts into consideration I’m gonna go ahead and say this here site hasn’t changed much in the past decade. It really doesn’t seem like that long.

Each giveaway will take entries for about 24 hours and the first one will be tomorrow morning. Good luck everybody!

· comments [31] · 05-1-2011 · categories:mumbling ·

31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Betty // May 1, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Happy Birthday NotMartha!
    Me love you long time! (soo sorry…)

    Oh, and it’s my birthday month too… (meaning my actual birthday.) It’s a good month.

  • 2 Ana // May 1, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    What an accomplishment! Congrats on the anniversary.

  • 3 Malinda Lloyd // May 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    WOO HOO!! Congrats! I know I’ve been reading your site for about 8 or 9 years myself! that’s a long time in internet time :)

  • 4 Nat@ dear little house // May 2, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Happy Blog-birthday! Good on you for keeping up good content for that long :)

  • 5 Nicolette Dirks // May 2, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Congratulations on a fabulous decade! That is so impressive, very excited for such a wonderful accomplishment. Not only for longevity but fr amazing quality all these years :)

  • 6 Jessie McCulloch // May 2, 2011 at 12:40 am

    I’ve only just found your blog, but have found it a great source of inspiration – thank you so much for all your hard work and happy birthday!

  • 7 Marcie // May 2, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Congrats on a faboo 10 years! I stumbled across your blog several years ago when I was searching for how to make a pair of jeans into a skirt and became an instant follower. When I started my own blog I remember thinking I hope it will be as good as yours! lol

  • 8 bestmishu // May 2, 2011 at 3:19 am

    What an accomplishment! Congrats on the anniversary

  • 9 Bonney // May 2, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Wow! Very impressive. Best wishes and congratulations. Now, I have to go investigate shoes that leave hoof imprints!!

  • 10 Kelly // May 2, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I’ve only been with you for about five of those years but may have to dig deep in your archives for those fluevogs. Keep up the fantastic work and Hoorah for Not Martha! … For she’s a jolly good fellow…

  • 11 Amy // May 2, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Congrats! I remember stumbling upon your site some time in 2002 (searching for Martha Stewart) and I’ve followed you ever since! Ironically, I lived in SF at the time and I think you did too or had, and now I’m in Bellevue, so I love all your Seattle recommendations. Thanks for keeping me entertained for a decade!

  • 12 Theresa // May 2, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Happy happy Birthday

  • 13 Out2lunch // May 2, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Hurray! Wow, I don’t think I’ve managed to do anything for 10 years, Congratulations!
    And extra Hurray for working pictures in Safari RSS! ^_^

  • 14 whitney // May 2, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Happy 10 years!!

  • 15 Emily T. // May 2, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Congrats Megan! Your blog is one of my absolute favorites! Here’s to another 10!!

  • 16 Seanna Lea // May 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Congratulations. My blog is going on strong with about 6 years (or soon to be six, brain is going). I hope mine is as interesting a read as yours when I get that far!

  • 17 Tara Young // May 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Happy 10th!!

  • 18 Jen S // May 2, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! As always your site is full of great ideas, tips, and links. As a big list-maker and book-marker myself I love your approach to blog entires.

  • 19 Constance // May 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Congrats on 10 years, and thanks for all of the wonderful posts. The inside of your head is a very nice (and well-decorated) place.

  • 20 Erin // May 2, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I remember the first post that I read on your blog– how to make a skirt out of a pair of jeans!

  • 21 Hypothetical Woman // May 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Happy birthday NotMartha! I’ll be having a birthday this month, too – I’ll be turning twenty-nine, isn’t THAT a scary thought!

  • 22 Lisa // May 2, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I remember those early posts; I haven’t been here since day one but I used to have free time to read blog archives! I honestly have no idea how I first found your blog but I am glad you are still going strong.

  • 23 Adrienne // May 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Happy Anniversary!
    I made the meat head for halloween a few years back… Thanks for sharing your ideas & inspirations!!

  • 24 Nikta Pirouz // May 2, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    I am glad to say I remember those early posts! Thanks for inspiring creativity for 10 years! Congrats!

  • 25 Molly // May 2, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! I have been enjoying your blog for most of those ten years!! I have tried many of your ideas . Thank you so much.

  • 26 Lana // May 2, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Congrats on the blogiversary! I can’t believe its been that long… I am de-lurking to say I have been with you from the beginning, from when I found you looking for Martha-related stuff. For someone who calls herself “not” martha, you sure have come a long way! Thanks for all the links and inspiration over the years.

  • 27 Heather // May 3, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Happy Birthday/Anniversary!

    Thank you for all of the great ideas, thoughts, posts, and mumblings over the last several years!


  • 28 kathy b // May 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    great i”ll be partaking in the contestos!~

  • 29 jenney // May 3, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Happy Ten Years! I remember when you wrote from San Francisco and being a little sad when you moved away from the Bay Area because I always thought I might run into you around town sometime. Thanks for all the great ideas over the years!

  • 30 Poppy Fields // May 4, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    WOW. Congratulations!! I’ve been reading your blog since September 2001, when I moved to Canada and gained a permanent internet connection. I spent a year in a basement with only you and a handful of other blogs to keep me company. HUGE “thank you”s are in order :D

  • 31 megan // Jun 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Thanks so much everybody, the congrats warm my heart!

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