a missed milestone and a huge honor

Before I go into this long whine explanation of how I missed a milestone, I need to share something exciting.

Today I am the Featured Blogger on Theta Mom!

I have been in love with TMC for over a year now.  Heather’s was one of the first communities I found that I not only felt fit who I am, but who was personal enough…where I wasn’t just a blogger on a huge list that no one looked at.  And because of that I have found SOO many of the bloggers whom I consider my friends today.

So go check out my feature?  Thanks.

Ok…back to this thing I missed…

I have had a lot of things going on around here lately, in case you haven’t noticed.

I have some pretty sweet giveaways going on…like this giveaway that is super cute and is only good until 4pm today.  Or this one that is exactly the the thing you want to enter if you are looking to switch to wordpress (psst…FOUR winners will be chosen).

We decided we really want to try to help this guy and his wife get a baby.

I have been plotting with this lady and this lady about this little blog we are doing some MAJOR stuff to.

And just this week I have been added to the management team at Studio30 Plus.  I am in charge of some of the facebook and twitter stuff.  Not that I know anything about that.  ahem.

We’ve been busy off line too.

We did Fourth of July things.

I have started to freak out about my trip across the country to BlogHer that is happening in three weeks (THREE WEEKS!!!).

And my kid jumped into a pool for the very first time…see?

So you can see how some things might have slipped my mind, right?

Ok, so a BIG thing slipped my mind.

July 7 was my four-year blogoversary.

Yup, I started Sluiter Nation on 07/07/07.  It was supposed to be lucky.  I would say it has been.

Cue the confetti and balloons, right?  No?  Oh well.

I’ve been here for four years.

And I’m not going anywhere.

Well, except camping this weekend.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Four years mama!!! Congrats! You are like a total veteran! So glad to have found you and you are doing some amazing things in this bloggy space, keep following your passion!! xo

  2. Well, it’s a good thing your a Theta Mom’s feature blogger today so you can make up for missing your blogoversary!

  3. Happy 4th blogoversary and congratulations on your TMC day, Katie!!!

    Love the video 🙂

  4. Congrats on your blogversary and being the Theta Mom featured blogger. Your blog is adorable! Love your 50 before 50 bucket list. It gets me thinking about one for me..hmmm.. Have fun camping!

  5. Wow you are busy!! All good. Keep your eyes open, don’t want to miss a thing. Happy Blogoversary…and so glad you made that decision 4 yrs ago!

  6. Happy blogaversary! Enjoy your camping weekend.
    Huge congrats on the TMC feature!

  7. You have a ton going on! Congrats on 4 years and you TMC feature! Your little one is so cute jumping into that pool. My daughter jumped into the deep end for the first time last year. By her reaction, you would have thought she won the lottery!

  8. Happy blogoversry! Mine is sometime this month, too. There’s a good chance I’ve already missed it.

    Have fun camping this weekend!

  9. Happy blogaversary! You’ve got a few years on me! Love your blog.

  10. Congrats on the feature & huge congrats on your 4yr blogoversary!! ::throwing confetti!::

  11. Wow, woman – I knew you were busy, but I hadn’t stopped to think about HOW busy. Congrats on your TMC feature and blogoversary. 🙂

  12. How do you do it all my friend? I’m losing steam trying to keep up with anything and here you are making huge waves. So proud of you and happy anniversary

  13. Happy (late) blogoversary, and a big high five to the kiddo for jumping into the pool!

  14. Happy blogoversary! And yay on the feature today! 🙂

    (Oh, and glad to have you as a teammate at Studio 30 Plus!)

  15. Congrats on your anniversary and your feature!

  16. Congratulations on 4 years!

    And I love that video of Eddie. So precious!

  17. Yay! Congrats on your feature Katie! I remember when I got the email from Heather telling me about my feature! I might have done a tap dance. Did you do that by any chance? Ya know, so I don’t feel so alone in my excitement, lol.

    You totally deserve this feature! I can’t wait to see what you do with the Red Dress Club and I will seriously cry if I don’t meet you at Blogher! You seem like such a good person. So genuine and a great writer. Two things I super pink puffy heart about people.

    Congrats again!

  18. Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary! That’s a lot of blogging!! Also congrats on the TMC post. Nicely done.

  19. Four year blogoversary AND a feature at TMC?

    That deserves confetti AND glitter.

    (as long as it’s not at my house. I hate cleaning that stuff up.)

    But yay for you and congratulations and have so much fun camping with your adorable family!

    (dirt is good. dirty is good. dirt is good.)

  20. Happy Blogoversary!! And congrats on your TMC feature AND the Studio 30 Plus team! I just joined there so I’ll see you there!

    Congrats about it all! You deserve it! xo

  21. Congratulations x2! Enjoy your TMC day and your Blogoversary! 🙂

  22. Wow, congrats Katie! I visited you at Heather’s the other day, and now making my way over here.

    And you have blogoversary news to share!! Squee!

  23. you’ve been blogging four years??? me too!! August 2007!!! cute video!! my kids loved it too!! 😉

  24. Congratulations on the feature and on the blogoversary!

  25. Congrats on your TMC day!

  26. boo camping 🙁


  27. You’ve been at this for four year?! Wow. No wonder you’re so damn good. Congratulations. 🙂

  28. OH my gosh! You have an insane amount of stuff going on! Way to go, girl!

  29. Congrats on being featured! you deserve it more than perhaps anyone i know!