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I just wanted to interrupt my regularly scheduled posts to wish my nephew, Evan, a HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY!  Sorry we weren’t able to make it to your party but we will be seeing you soon!  Here’s a sneak peek at a photo from his party… the colors, the details, the cake, the prince, doesn’t it all look perfect!?!

*photo taken by tim park photography

I know that Evan will one day grow up to be a dashing young man that can do anything he puts his mind to.  He can already pee in his toilet, read the alphabet, say “i wuv u”, and he’s got some mad hand-eye coordination skills going on.  :)  And he gets it all from his wonderful parents.  My sister-in-law is like the most detail oriented, talented, craftiest, most amazing woman I know!  Not only is being a Mommy a feat in itself, she always has a great vision for party planning, makes adorable hair accessories, takes awesome pictures, and has a great eye for design and fashion.  I really think y’all should follow her blog (you don’t need Xanga to comment)!  And my brother?  He is like the smartest, most well rounded guy I know… he’s in banking, he knows how to make a mean oxtail soup and he SEWS, did you read that… he SEWS.

On a separate note, I also wanted to announce the GIVEAWAY WINNERS from my first round of Sponsor Giveaways in 2011!  :)

The winner of the two City of Blackbirds prints of your choice is:

Congrats to Jacky from The Sweetest Petunia!  Please email me with your two favorite prints and your mailing address and I’ll pass it on to Eadaoin!

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The winner of the mustard headband by Maie Dae is:

Congrats to Kileen from Cute and Little!  Please email me your mailing address and I’ll pass it along to Savannah!

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The winner of the Polaroid pocket mirror and postcard set by OPB Studios is:

Congrats to Kinsey of Soul Bacon!  Please email me your mailing address and I’ll pass it along to Alli!

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The winner of the Holly Knitlightly cowl in the color of your choice is:

Congrats to Krysten of After I Do!  Please email me your mailing address and color choice for your cowl and I’ll pass it on to Holly!

My email address is sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com!

AND…. I’m excited to announce that I’ve reached 500 GFC followers just in time for my ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!!!!  It’s tomorrow and you don’t want to miss it!!  Yes, that’s right!  I’ve done a whole year of blogging, craziness!  And I’ll just let you in on a little secret, there will be a GIVEAWAY with FIVE WINNERS and some super awesome DISCOUNTS TO MY SPONSORS’ SHOPS (so if you didn’t win last week’s giveaways but would like to buy something from the shops, it’s the perfect chance), so get those bank accounts filled and wallets ready!!

39 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Piper
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    What a cute nephew! And congrats to the winners!

  2. Jessica
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 6:21 pm

    oh my gosh, this is too adorable!! happy birthday to your adorable nephew:):)

  3. Hana K.
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 6:22 pm

    I love the bright colors and the crown for the birthday boy! So cute :D

    Congratulations to the winners~ lucky ducks~

  4. Joanna
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

    Happy Birthday to your nephew…he’s so adorable! The party decor looks amazing :)

    + Happy Blogiversary! 500 followers is a lot in a year…congrats!

  5. Michelle
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 6:28 pm

    Dang! Didnt win! Congrats to the winners!!! ANd Happy Birthday to your nephew!! I love this age…their personalities really take off! :) xoxo

  6. Michelle
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 6:28 pm

    HE LOOKS SO ADORABLE! AHH! :) Congrats on 500 followers and happy blogversary! :)

  7. Krysten
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    Holy cow, that looks like the most gorgeous birthday ever!

    And yay, I won! So excited! Off to email you!

  8. Ashley
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

    What a fabulous photo of a cute little man! Congrats on 500 followers!

  9. Hope
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    Happy Birthday, Evan!! You are such a cutsie little boy. :)

    Congrats to the winners, especially Kinsey, my sister! ;)

  10. jillian
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

    what a cutie!!! love that photo :) xoxo jcd

  11. Kinsey French
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    Omd!! I am so, so excited, Sandy! =D

  12. Ashley Hasty
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

    Congrats to all the winners and Congrats to you on reaching 500 followers! Wow!! What an accomplishment!!

    Also, happy birthday to little Evan!

    <3 Ashley
    http://www.ahastylife.com

  13. Paige
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    Happy Birthday to sweet Evan! His party looks like so much fun.

    Congrats on 500 followers. Happy Bloggiversary!

  14. hiyaluv
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    he is just darling!!!
    also congrATS TO THE WINNERS;)
    gina

  15. Leeann @ Join the Gossip
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

    How cute is he?! Ohmygosh!!

    Congrats to the winners – and congrats to you on your blogiversary :)

  16. Melissa
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

    What a sweet little guy! Happy Birthday, buddy!

  17. dancingbranflake
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Does Krysten win every single giveaway? Ha! I need to go congratulate her on twitter.

  18. Tamara Nicole
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 8:19 pm

    Oh my goodness he’s adorable!!! And congrats on your 1 year, mine’s on Friday!!! :-)

  19. Jihee
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

    Yay! Congrats to all the winners! Luckies! haha & Happy birthday to your cute cute cute nephew!

  20. Angga Heinrich
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

    aaaawww your nephew is just adorable

    http://reserveradefashion.blogspot.com

  21. Kileen
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

    Evan is the cutest and i laughed hearing that he could already pee in the toilet!

    And thanks so much for the giveaway!

    cute and little

  22. Victoria
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    What a sweet little boy, and I love the cake!!

  23. Michelle
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    Oh my gosh, what a cutie! And how awesome that he already knows the alphabet!!!

  24. Lori
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    how adorable!!! your nephew is so cute! and your SIL is quite the party planner! Ha!! … I’m so bummed I didn’t win anything! Haha.

  25. wealthyriver
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

    Evan looks so cute! I’m glad he had a wonderful birthday.

    Congratulations to 4 winners :D I’m already excited about the new giveaway.

  26. Tania @ Percy Handmade
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

    I love your blog! I am your newest follower =) Your little nephew Evan is absolutely adorable too!

  27. Lisa
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

    Thank you so much for the comment on Sparkle and Spice!! Your blog is so cute, I will definitely be following it for inspiration! I also had to smile because your blog anniversary is the same as mine and my boyfriend’s anniversary, and I JUST published a post about him! Hope you have a wonderful and special day to celebrate! Looking forward to your giveaway :)
    Lisa

  28. tinihearts
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 11:43 pm

    he is so cute!! Happy 2nd birthday Sandy’s nephew!

  29. jennifer young
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 11:57 pm

    evan always has the most rockin’ parties! sooo cute sandy!!
    j.

  30. Jules
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    Evan is adorable and he looks like a happy boy in that pic! You must be one proud aunt.

    Congrats on 500+ followers and Happy Blog Birthday!

  31. jenny
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:12 am

    awww~ you’re so sweet sandy!! i feel like it’s MY birthday with so many nice things said about me~ lol! we love you!! i can’t tell you how excited we are to be seeing you soon. congrats on the 500 followers!! seriously, by next year it’ll be 5000!

  32. Rachie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:15 am

    Gorgeous boy! Happy Birthday! xo

  33. Maddy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:50 am

    What a cutie pie!! Love the whole theme of his birthday! And congrats to all the lucky winners!

  34. amylou
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:28 am

    Congrats to the winners!
    Your nephew is soooo cute!
    Happy blog anniversary!!! 500 is pretty awesome.

  35. Camila F.
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    Oh my God, he looks so cute! Great party, I love the colors!

  36. Heather G.
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    Awh! Happy birthday, cutie!!

  37. Punctuation Mark
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

    happy B-day to the super cute little one!!!!! wish him many many more b-day’s!!!

  38. sooki
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:18 pm

    i love love love that picture of Evan!! i was very impressed when jenny told me that your brother sewed the drawstring favor bags. wow! evan is so lucky to have such crafty and talented parents! happy birthday to your adorable nephew!

  39. Georgianna
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    Hi Sandy, What a precious guy and fantastic birthday he had! I went to your sister-in-laws site and looked at all the photos – adorable! Congratulations again on your Blogiversary – I’m so proud of all you have accomplished in the last year and know that the New Year is going to be even better! xoxo – g

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