Happy First Birthday to my Blog! 🙂Woohoo!!! It’s time to pop some champagne and dance around because it’s a party over here!! I can not believe today marks exactly a year from when I wrote my first blog post! How is that even possible?! The last year had gone by so fast and I am so so grateful to all of you for supporting me as I started this journey! Thank you for sharing my posts, commenting on them and keeping up with my blog in general. It means so much to me that you are all into it as much as I am. 🙂 Well let’s be real, I’m probably the most into it but that’s fine by me.A big, ginormous shout out and lots of hugs to Lauren over at LEA Photography and Brooke at Green Eyes Imaging for taking all my photos and putting up with my crazy ideas for the last year. I literally could not have done this without you! Thank you for making me look better than my best! Love you both! I’m finally (mostly) over my embarrassment of taking all these pics in public. These blogiversary photos def sealed the deal on me having no shame haha. A couple little kids thought I was a birthday princess walking around town which was hilarious. I see their point of course, the pink tutu and giant 1 balloon is very birthday-like. I have been told before I dress like a giant toddler so it makes sense. Feel free to hire me for your next birthday party or event, just kidding.Tutus are for twirling and jumping and dancing of course! My jumping face kills me haha. In case you missed the DIY post on how to make your own skirt you can find that, here. 🙂 The biggest thank you everrrr goes to the man behind the scenes, my hubby hubster who does all the tech – widget – outfit analyzing – seo- solo shot taking – brainstorm helping – work that does not go unnoticed. Thanks for supporting me and encouraging me to try my hand at blogging and for sitting by my side night after night while I blog during most of our free time. You’re the best and I love you so much! I’ve learned so much about myself over the last year and want to encourage all you ladies that we can do so much more than we give ourselves credit for. That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to work your butt off and hustle everyday but when you believe in yourself you CAN do it, whatever it might be to you. 🙂 When I started this blog I didn’t have any idea what I was doing and let’s be real I still have a lot to learn but I knew that I had ideas to share and wanted to encourage/inspire other ladies in style and in the kitchen and in life and I hope that at some point over the last year I did that for you! I am so looking forward to what’s ahead for this little blog of mine and I hope you will continue sticking around for year 2! If this is your first time here, welcome! I blog about life and style and sparkle almost everyday and would love for you to join the fun!So in celebration of year 1 I am giving away one goodie basket full of some of my fave things! All you have to do to enter to win is fill out this blog survey I made! I want to continue writing content that you want to read and this survey will help me know what you’re loving/wanting more or less of and what I need to change to make this a more fun place to be! 🙂 I promise it won’t take long and that this goodie basket is worth it! In case you can’t tell what is all in there here’s just a few of the things that are included!
- A mini bottle of champagne
- A Lilly for Target wristlet
- My favorite dry shampoo
- Essie nail polish
- A Starbucks gift card
- A pair of Kendra Scott Earrings
- Some Fresh skin care samples
- And more! 🙂
These are all things I love and use on the daily so I know you’ll love it too! I hope you’re as excited about this as I am! I love giving gifts and any excuse to celebrate! Ask Riley we celebrate every made up national day there is… pretzels/donuts/dessert you get the picture. I love it and it makes life so much more fun, don’t you think?! Life is meant to be celebrated and that is exactly what I plan on doing. 🙂
Photos: Green Eyes Imaging
|TandJ Designs Tee|skirt by Me, tutorial here|similar heels|love this pearl necklace|Charming Charlie flower bracelet|Charming Charlie Watch|Alex and Ani LA, feather, french royalty, beaded, mermaidbracelets|Kate Spade glitter bracelet|Marleylilly Clutch|MAC ‘Candy Yum Yum’ Lipstick|
As always thanks SO much for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend! We off to go to see one of my girlfriends dance in the musical Oklahoma and then we have our last wedding of the season tomorrow and some home stuff to take care of on Sunday so it’s going to be a whirlwind! Phew! The winner will be announced next week and I’ll send some reminders out via instagram and Facebook so stay tuned!
“Today I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered.”