First Blog Anniversary With a Massive Giveaway!!!

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Seriously where has the time gone?  I cannot believe I have had this space for a year now and I have managed to stay blogging 5 days a week for an entire year!  I started blogging because I had been a closet blog reader for years and finally took the plunge to start my own.  I love finding great deals and as I’m sure you have all realized by now I research everything in great detail so why not share all that knowledge right?
I thought I would share my favorite posts with y’all.  If you are a newer reader or from the beginning these are a roundup of all the points that I think make up the blog.

Favorite Funny Post
Okay this one is a toss up between my story of when I got stuck in a dress and the driving woe’s of being 16.  Or how about when I didn’t get the memo on the cruise to no where?  Not going to lie I could list my top 20 favorite funny posts.  I swear my life feels like I’m on candid camera sometimes.
Favorite Fitness Post

Favorite Recipe  Taco Soup
Favorite “Blogging” Post   My blogging Essentials

Favorite How You Know I’m Crazy Post

Favorite Serious Post
Favorite Makeup Post
Favorite Post To Date 
My Engagement Story and how much I love my Wedding Venue!!
Also to celebrate I thought I would giveaway a fun coveted piece.  I feel like Wheel of Fortune……”It’s a New Car!!!!”  Or in the blogging world……
You know the deal for entry and they will all be checked.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tell me in  your comment what are some of your favorite posts that I do?  Is it my weekly posts on Tuesdays about the Products that I’m digging or my random humor posts?  Fashion finds, Workouts etc?  Let me know what keeps you coming back to this this space of mine.
Sappy ending…..I seriously cannot even put into words how amazing this journey has been so far. When I started I was dating Mark and now I am months away from my Wedding!  I also celebrated quite a big birthday this year.  The amazing women I have met in real life and who I talk with on a daily basis has been so incredible.  Us blogger gals are seriously such a rare breed.  I feel like I can put anything out into the community like…..”how do I make a DIY bar cart?”  Or “where can I find this coveted one of a kind piece from 5 years ago” and within minutes I’ll have the answer.  It has been amazing getting to know everyone and I can’t wait to see what next year has in store!  xoxoxoxo
Follow me on!

p.s I’m also co hosting Wino Wednesdays tomorrow with Amanda!  Make sure you stop by or linkup!


  1. December 2, 2014 / 5:28 AM

    HAPPY 1ST ANNIVERSARY!!! I can’t believe I’m the first person commenting. This is a major triumph!!! Bahahaha!!!!
    Seriously, you rock baby girl. So glad you came out of the blogging closet for me to get to know! :) I love ALL your posts. Duh. :)

  2. December 2, 2014 / 7:36 AM

    Happy one year blog anniversary! So glad you started blogging and sharing your knowledge!!

  3. December 2, 2014 / 8:31 AM

    Happy 1st Blogiversary! i love reading your random funny posts the most, and then of course Friday Favorites to dig out those cool work-outs :)

  4. December 2, 2014 / 11:11 AM

    Happy blogiversary love! I can’t even tell you how happy I am to have found you in this community and to call you my friend!!! I absolutely love all your posts, but your funny posts are just the best!! I also like the fashion posts you do where you find better priced items!!! So happy for you!! xo

  5. December 2, 2014 / 11:56 AM

    I love reading day in the life/scenes from our weekend posts. I like to see what bloggers are up to in real life.

  6. December 2, 2014 / 12:03 PM

    Happy blog anniversary, doll! :)

    LOVED your engagement story- so sweet!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. December 2, 2014 / 12:11 PM

    Happy, happy blog anniversary, sweet friend! I’m so glad I found you, this year. Your blog is so much fun to read, it’s witty, charming, smart, informative and just fabulous! I love your fashion posts — even though my wallet hates them — because you score so many amazing deals! And all your thoughts on barre are fun to read, as are wedding posts! I love me some wedding posts!

    What an amazing giveaway, you are awesome! <3 ya, lady!

  8. December 2, 2014 / 12:15 PM

    happy blogiversary!!! and many moreeeee

  9. December 2, 2014 / 12:27 PM

    CONGRATS love!!! Cheers to your blogiversary and to many many more! I love reading your blog and couldn’t choose one favorite post if I tried. Even when I tried to narrow it down to one or two from the ones you choose I still picked like 5! Your funny posts kill me though… for real. The cruise to no where… haha! I am so incredibly happy that we became friends through our blogs and even more happy and thankful we became IRL friends! Umm obsessed with that purse too! SO gorgeous! I happen to recall you were carrying one when we met up for drinks weren’t you? Swoon!!

    <3, Pamela

  10. December 2, 2014 / 12:38 PM

    Happy blogiversary! Your posts always crack me up and I love how you find humor in everything you do!

  11. December 2, 2014 / 12:42 PM

    happy blog anniversary!! im so glad i found your blog — you are hilarious and i love your food + workout posts! xo jillian

  12. December 2, 2014 / 1:10 PM

    Happy Blog Anniversary friend!! I always love reading your posts :) Some of my favorite posts are when you share what you’re loving lately!

  13. December 2, 2014 / 1:13 PM

    what a great giveaway! happy blog anniversary! a year goes by way so fast doesn’t it!? funny that you and pamela started around the same time. now i just need to meet you in real life to make my life complete. right?! :) xoxo

  14. December 2, 2014 / 1:35 PM

    Happy blogiversary!!! I love the idea you had to do a list of all of your favorite posts!!

  15. December 2, 2014 / 1:41 PM

    Happy blogiversary. I have to enter that giveaway when I get home!! Your fave posts for me are the Tuesday posts, Friday faves and all your fash and beauty finds … you’re so good at it!

  16. December 2, 2014 / 1:51 PM

    Happy blogiversary love!! I LOVE the post about the good side in photos.. and your engagement story and venue of course- it looks amazing!! I love your funny spins in your posts and you’ve quickly become one of my favorite daily reads. Have a fabulous day :)

  17. December 2, 2014 / 2:00 PM

    Congrats on going a full year! I haven’t hit that mark yet, I also missed a day here and there. I love your posts on Fridays most of all! I also like the random funny posts. Honestly, I like a bit of everything! Keep up the posting, I love it!

  18. December 2, 2014 / 2:01 PM

    Happy blogiversary! Your blog is one of my favorites. I love to check it for fashion and makeup finds!(and all the hilarious stuff you post!) Even if it does make me want to shop all the time! Have a great day! xo

  19. December 2, 2014 / 2:03 PM

    Happy Blogiversary, dear! I absolutely adore you and your little Internet space – it’s a daily must-read for me. I seriously enjoy ALL your content, especially your Products I’m Digging and any workout advice that you provide. You always make me feel motivated to be nicer to myself and get my butt in gear with those at-home workouts. :) I’m so glad that we’ve connected, and I look forward to continuing to follow along on your journey! Awesome giveaway, too btw!

  20. December 2, 2014 / 2:17 PM

    Happy Blogiversary!!! Love love your blog!! You do find the BESTdeals!!

  21. December 2, 2014 / 2:18 PM

    Happy Boligversary! Whenever I take a picture I still think about your “I Have A Side” post lol

  22. December 2, 2014 / 2:23 PM

    Happy Blogiversary! Exciting!! I love your humor, no matter what type of post it’s tied into!!

  23. December 2, 2014 / 2:26 PM

    Happy Blogiversary lady! I have enjoyed reading your posts and getting to know you better. You are funny, smart, stylish, and beautiful. I look forward to reading your posts every morning with my coffee too. :-) I think that you should just do a post on gifs haha. Is there wine involved in this Wino Wednesday? Let me know if there’s a format and if I have time before work today I’ll draft a post. Have a wonderful day!

  24. December 2, 2014 / 2:32 PM

    Congratulations on your one year! It was funny, because as I was scrolling I was like, “oh I remember that post! Oh i remember that!” haha!

  25. December 2, 2014 / 2:33 PM

    OMG! one year! that is awesome girl. you are really kicking butt. congrats!! and i love your posts. fashion, makeup, workout, favorites, or when you’re deep :)! keep it up!

  26. December 2, 2014 / 2:46 PM

    Congrats on a year down and happy blogiversary girl!!! Love this round up!! xoxo

  27. December 2, 2014 / 3:01 PM

    Congratulations on the big milestone! I love your humor you crack me up! Your favorite posts are great! A daily read for sure.

  28. December 2, 2014 / 3:03 PM

    happy 1 year blog anniversary! and that minkoff MAC bag is amazing!

  29. December 2, 2014 / 3:05 PM

    Happy Blogiversary!!!
    I love all your engagement pics post!!!
    & I still remember the post about posting for a good picture :)

  30. December 2, 2014 / 3:08 PM

    Happy 1 year Anniversary!! How could we forget the cruise to nowhere?? lol. Looking forward to the events coming up over the next few months! <3 you!!

  31. December 2, 2014 / 3:49 PM

    Happy 1 year Amanda! I LOVE all your posts, your favorites and random funnies are probably some faves of mine :)

  32. December 2, 2014 / 3:53 PM

    Happy Anniversary Amanda! It’s always so exciting to see how far you have come! Congrats….looking forward to the future!

    Clothes & Quotes

  33. December 2, 2014 / 4:03 PM

    Happy Blog Anniversary! I love all of your posts! Makeup, wedding, fashion are a few that come to mind. :)

  34. December 2, 2014 / 4:16 PM

    Happy anniversary! I really appreciate your posts with the Top Ten Tips for staying motivated for workouts and the one for morning workouts. Motivation is a really big problem for me, so I love the inspired tips. On that note, I also love the hand-picked workouts that can be done at home. My nearest gym is on a military installation and shyness/embarrassment keeps me home (oh for an all female gym). Anyway, mixing things up with lots of videos can keep things interesting and keep me motivated!

  35. December 2, 2014 / 4:26 PM

    Congrats on a year of blogging girl! So thankful we’ve been connected through this experience!

  36. December 2, 2014 / 4:34 PM

    Happy blogiversary, how exciting!! Yours is one of my favorite blogs, definitely on my must-read list! I love all of your posts, but I guess my favorites are Weekend Recap and Friday Favorites! Here’s to many more years of blogging fun! :)

  37. December 2, 2014 / 5:20 PM

    Happy Blogiversary! Boy how time flies right?! The Taco Soup was really good. Your funnies always make me laugh.

  38. December 2, 2014 / 5:31 PM

    Happy blog anniversary! It’s amazing how quickly time flies. We are newer readers to your blog and look forward to reading even more and seeing what’s to come. We found you through your Friday linkup party and have enjoyed joining in on the fun!

  39. December 2, 2014 / 6:00 PM

    Yay! Happy Blogiversary!! Love all of your posts and I’m always guaranteed a good laugh, which I love :)

  40. December 2, 2014 / 6:22 PM

    I really loved your engagement post. I love engagement stories!

  41. December 2, 2014 / 6:27 PM

    Yay! You have done a lot in the past year! It’s like a birthday and New Year’s all rolled into one :)

  42. December 2, 2014 / 6:28 PM

    Congratulations on one year of blogging!! It really is an amazing community. I was a long time reader before I started mine too and I only wish I had started sooner! I didn’t know what I was missing!
    Gina – On the Daily Express

  43. December 2, 2014 / 6:49 PM

    I would honestly think you had been blogging for much longer than a year! You are a fantastic blogger :). I have saved a bunch of workout videos that you post to use later, so I think those are pretty useful.

  44. December 2, 2014 / 7:10 PM

    Oh wow that Taco soup. (: I’m not going to lie… I’d never heard of Barre until I stumbled on to your page. (: Happy 1 year Anniversary!

  45. December 2, 2014 / 7:14 PM

    Congrats lady! I’m so excited for you and your Blogiversary! It’s no secret that you’re one of my favorite bloggers- you’re so genuine and have such a great voice that it feels like I know you, as creepy as it sounds. I absolutely love your hysterical stories but I’m also a big fan of your favorites as well as the healthy eating/workouts. Congrats again!

    Southern Belle Secrets

  46. December 2, 2014 / 7:17 PM

    AHHH Happy Blogiversary!!! Thankful that blogland has brought us together – I love stopping by here each day! I think the random/funny/confession posts are my favorite! And thanks for an awesome giveaway – major fingers crossed!!

  47. December 2, 2014 / 7:17 PM

    Yay!!!! Congrats on the blogiversary! I have definitely enjoyed reading your blog this year! I think my favorite is the one on how we know you’re crazy! :)

    <3 Shannon

  48. December 2, 2014 / 7:27 PM

    Happy blogiversary! I’m a new reader to your blog, but I LOVE it.. like, adore it. You are so genuine, and I’ve loved reading about your awesome bridal shower (the first post of yours I’ve read), because like I’ve said, I really think that it goes to show just how great of a person you are based on how much love you received from everyone!
    Keep it up – can’t wait for more posts, girl.

  49. December 2, 2014 / 7:41 PM

    Big congrats to you girlie!! Hope you stick around for many more years!

  50. December 2, 2014 / 7:58 PM

    Happy blogiversary to one of my favorite bloggers! I read your posts daily and laugh, workout, shop, etc. with you! One of these days we need a drinks meet up when you’re up here!! xoxoxoxo

  51. December 2, 2014 / 8:04 PM

    Aw how exciting! Happy 1 year blog anniversary!

  52. December 2, 2014 / 9:02 PM

    Happy blogiversary!! Such a great giveaway! I love your confessions posts, I feel like I totally relate to pretty much all of them :) Also love the morning workout post.. such good advice (if only I’d follow it a little more often!)

  53. December 2, 2014 / 9:38 PM

    Happy first anniversary!!!!!!!!!!! I love all of your posts, duh!!! But I look forward to your Tuesday posts with the stuff you are loving and your Friday link up is my favorite day of the week! I am so glad that I found your blog!

  54. December 2, 2014 / 9:39 PM

    Happy blogiversary, pretty girl! What a wonderful giveaway and I love this idea of recapping your all time favorite post! I just love all your post but your funnies on Friday always make my day :)

  55. December 2, 2014 / 9:42 PM

    Yay! Happy First Blog Anniversary!! :) I would love to win! ;)

  56. December 2, 2014 / 9:59 PM

    i totally agree about putting anything out there and getting an answer. i’m more likely to reach out to the blogging community than people in real life anymore.
    yay blogiversary! congrats girl. you and your blog are awesome. i love all of your posts equally :)

  57. December 2, 2014 / 10:25 PM

    I just love your posing post!! I wish I had read this a long time ago!! Congrats on making it to one year!! That is amazing and I hope I can get there soon :) I always love your fresh perspective and hilarious stories – they always make me laugh out loud!!


  58. December 2, 2014 / 10:36 PM

    Congrats on the first year love!! So incredible and we can’t wait for many more amazing blog years to come.

    xx 365hangers

  59. December 3, 2014 / 1:57 AM

    Happy happy happy blogiversary and congrats on making it one year! I’m so glad I came across your blog this year and have gotten to know you through your blog. Here’s to another great year ahead!

  60. December 3, 2014 / 1:57 AM

    Hooray for one year of blogging! I don’t think I could pick a favorite post of yours, they’re all always so good!

  61. December 3, 2014 / 2:44 AM

    Happy Bloggaversary gurlie! Honestly I love all your posts… love your Friday link up, love hearing more about your Barre classes, and of course your recent fashion and beauty finds :)

  62. December 3, 2014 / 3:24 AM

    Happy Anniversary and Congrats!! I love all of the funny posts and that makeup tutorial is fab!

  63. December 3, 2014 / 3:25 AM

    Happy Blogiversary! I’m impressed you blogged 5 days a week for a whole year; that is mighty impressive!

  64. December 3, 2014 / 4:02 AM

    So excited for your first official year of blogging! WOOHOO! I will have to agree with you, those are also some of my favorite posts of yours. Will never forget your 16 yr old driving post haha! ;)

    • December 3, 2014 / 4:04 AM

      I seriously don’t think I can pick a favorite TOPIC that you do though…always love your workout tips and “funnies” :)

  65. December 3, 2014 / 4:11 AM

    Happy blogiversary! I love following along on your journey :) My favorite post was the engagement post! Can’t wait for that wedding post ;)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  66. December 3, 2014 / 11:14 AM

    Happy blogiversary! My favorites are the fitness and DIY project posts.

  67. December 3, 2014 / 3:12 PM

    Happy one year sweet cheeks! You know I entered to win that gorgeous little bag :)

  68. December 3, 2014 / 7:17 PM

    Happy Anniversary! I love your ‘I have a side’ post – I’ll take ANY tips I can get on looking better in photos, lol!
    – Kim Pincombe Cole

  69. December 3, 2014 / 9:14 PM

    I can’t believe this is just your first bloggy birthday, you are so together with your posting schedule, sponsorships and giveaways I honestly thought you were a seasoned pro! You are just hilarious, I love reading about your crazy stories and I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to see the wedding of someone I’ve never “met” before. I didn’t enter because I assume it’s US only, but you picked an amazing prize – thank you for always being such a big source of inspiration and help to your readers!

  70. December 4, 2014 / 4:39 AM

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!! Fingers crossed :)

  71. December 4, 2014 / 5:11 AM

    My favorite posts to read are the Fitness posts, always looking to stay healthy and fit.

  72. December 5, 2014 / 9:11 PM

    Congrats on one year. I thought you’d been at it much longer!
    I love all your posts Amanda. I think you’re a very personable writer so reading your posts feels more like chatting with a friend than reading about a strangers life.

  73. December 6, 2014 / 2:37 PM

    Happy blogiversary!!! It’s quite impressive that you’ve maintained blogging 5 posts a week for an entire year! Especially considering your busy lifestyle! I don’t really have a specific favorite post topic… usually within yours I’m always laughing at something you do :)

  74. December 7, 2014 / 2:22 AM

    Happy Blogivesary! (:
    I love all your posts, but I think one of my favorites would have to be the “Friday Favorites.”

  75. December 9, 2014 / 2:36 AM

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  76. December 9, 2014 / 8:21 AM

    HAPPY 1ST ANNIVERSARY<3!!! Congrats on all of your success in the past year your blog is by far my favorite and I hope it grows and becomes even more successful and opens a bunch of new doors for you because you really deserve it:)!!!!! THANK YOU SO SO SOOOOOO very much for this amazing, kind, generous, and awesome giveaway! You really know the spirit of giving :) THANK YOU!!!! 

  77. December 10, 2014 / 2:08 AM

    Happy first blogging anniversary! That is so exciting and I am so excited for you! I am so glad that I started reading your blog when you first started. There are so many of your posts that I love — the confession posts, secret girl habits that you did for Helene in Between, the fashion posts, the workout posts.. ALL OF THEM!

  78. December 10, 2014 / 4:08 AM

    Happy Blogiversary ! My favorite posts are usually the workout posts as I am always on the lookout for new ways to change my fitness routine.

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