“One Good Thing By Jillee” is One Year Old Today!

(My delicious LEMON birthday cake before I blew out the candle and made a wish for NEXT year!)

It’s been an eventful week in our family! No. 2 son got his first part-time job….my daughter got a raise at her job….my daughter-in-law got a new job that she’s very excited about….and the hubster is competing in his very first ever BBQ competition this weekend! (Something he’s wanted to do for a long, long time!)

And the cherry on top of ALL of this?


One year ago today I wrote my very first post for this LITTLE blog I had BIG ideas for! But never in my WILDEST dreams did I think it would be where it is today….one very short year later.

If you will indulge me for  just a minute….I’d like to share just a quick peek at the growth of One Good Thing By Jillee. The blog that all of YOU make possible!

In the last 30 days – 1,152,411 people from

194 different countries and territories

have visited OneGoodThingByJillee.com!

And those people have looked at 4,992,629 pages!


Kinda takes my breath away!  I really don’t even know what to say to that…..EXCEPT…..

“Thank You” from the bottom of my heart.

I am truly humbled by and grateful for the success my “baby” has experienced this first year. I acknowledge that if it weren’t for you, your loyalty, your enthusiasm, and your willingness to share your vast and varied wealth of knowledge with the rest of us….this could not be what it is today.


SO NOW IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE…..with a fun, new giveaway!  

I’m calling it “One Good Thing By YOU!” and what you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling us what YOUR “One Good Thing” would be if you were ME for a day! :-)  It can be a “tried and true” tip, technique, recipe, craft, etc etc etc! Or it could be something completely NEW!

Just leave it as a comment below and me and my distinguished “panel of judges” (my nephew/business partner Scott, his wife Mickell, my daughter Britta, my daughter-in-law Kaitlyn, my Mom, and my 3 sisters – Becky, JoAnn, and Dori) will pick ten finalists that will each receive a $10 Amazon gift card and out of those ten finalists, I will personally choose the winner who will receive a $100 Nordstrom gift card AND a $50 Best Buy gift card! PLUS, I will feature YOUR “One Good Thing” on a future post! :-)

So don’t delay! Post YOUR “One Good Thing” before someone else does. In the event of duplicate ideas…the FIRST comment will prevail. Put those thinking caps on and get busy commenting! There is no limit to the ideas you can post, just make sure they are each in a separate comment. The finalists will be announced next Thursday, July 5th….and the WINNER will be announced Friday, July 6th! Good luck everyone!   *********CONTEST CLOSED*********

And now……about my birthday present……… ;-)

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  1. danielle says

    All I can think of right now is homemade shake and bake. I use panko, cornmeal, homemade breadcrumbs or croutons, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasonings, paprika, salt, pepper, really anything that catches my eye. Then when it is time to use it I will add cheese to a small bowl and mix it with the shake and bake mix. I store it in a Tupperware container in the cupboard. Tastes better than the commercial stuff and I’m pretty assure it is better for me.
    As I use it I add more ingredients so its constantly changing. Some times it may be spicier, sometimes more Italian, but always tasty.

  2. Lori Sue Johnson says

    One of my money savers (and major sodium reducers) while cooking is to replace that Cream of (mushroom, chicken, celery) soup with a white sauce. Melt a couple tbsp of oleo. Mix in a couple tbsp of flour to make a paste. Add a cup of milk and stir over heat until it thickens up. Then you can add whatever you like for a soup or soup substitute for casseroles.

  3. Meagan B says

    Happy Blog Birthday! My one good thing would be the t-shirt yellow pit stain remover – peroxide and Dawn dish detergent mix with a little baking soda, let it soak for 10 -15, wash and….wowsa! No more ungodly yellow put stains on white t-shirts! I’ve also used this on a jacket from Anthropologie that I had a foundation stain (dry cleaners couldn’t remove the stain…) – it was like new!


  4. Sharon Sapp says

    My one good thing is my all purpose seasoning. I use it on everything. I bought a big mason jar,
    Poured in equal amounts of garlic powder, black pepper, salt, & onion powder. Mix and use on everything !

  5. Tiffiny Sanders says

    For the fluffiest baked goods EVER, my secret weapon is…Lemon Juice!! Add a teaspoon or two to baked recipes that include baking soda or powder and BE AMAZED! The lemon juice SUPER activates the baking soda/powder and makes baked goods SUPER FLUFFY and yummy!!! Thanks…and I LOVE your blog. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  6. kelly brown says

    I love the beat shower cleaner ever. Vinegar and blue Dawn Can ‘t beat it!