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Entries for this giveaway have been closed!! Thanks for entering!

One year ago today, I started this little bloggity blog of mine and this is the first thing I wrote in the {about} section.

    A new decade brings new beginnings.  This blog was started in January 2010.  Hopefully I can keep up with my hobbies and the blog for at least a year… AT LEAST… hopefully longer.  =)

I did it, friends!  I have blogged for a year and hope to do so for many many more years! :)  Actually, blogging is what MADE me keep up with my hobbies such as crafting, sewing, photography, cooking, and decorating my home.  Isn’t that nice? And now let me just take a minute of your time to be mushy here… never in a million years (err just one year) did I think my blog would grow to be what it is today.  I never had good handwriting so this blog was and still is an online journal for me to post my photos and things I am working on.  In my first few months of blogging, it was my real life friends (for lack of a better term) that were reading and commenting, but now, I’ve built this whole blog community,  met some of you in real life and hope to meet the rest of you in real life too!  I can’t even explain in words how supportive, encouraging, helpful, and sweet everyone is, am I right y’all?  And although blogging may seem like a lazy activity, it’s creating blog content that keeps me motivated to try new recipes, play with my camera, and have fun with different outfit combinations!  And if you are new to blogging, here are my two cents of advice…

1) Quality posts > quantity of posts but make sure to post at least a few times week so readers will keep coming back.
2) Prepare/schedule blog posts on weekends so you can spend more time reading blogs during the weekdays.
3) Visit/comment on other blogs consistently.
4) Blog because you love it and have fun! :)

And since I love you guys so much, I’ve put together a SUPER RAD GIVEAWAY WITH FIVE DIFFERENT WINNERS (APPROX. $112 VALUE BECAUSE IT’S 1/12)!!

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Giveaway #1 – The Dish

My first blog post ever was based on a peanut butter cookie recipe by Bakerella, so I think it’s only fitting that I give away her latest Cake Pops Book! :)

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Giveaway #2 – Flavors To Follow/Nest Designs

I totally think chalkboard decorations are so neat!  I did one of my Flavors To Follow posts on chalkboard finds!  So I am giving away a set of four 9″x12″ Peel and Stick Chalkboard Sheets!

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Giveaway #3 – Picture This

I love taking pictures with my DSLR and learning the ins and outs of my camera!  And I definitely think that the photo effects that come out of toy cameras are so intriguing, unexpected and beautiful!!  So I’m giving away a Lomography Diana F+ Medium Format Camera or Holga 120N Casablanco Holgawood Camera (winner’s choice)!!

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Giveaway #4 – In Style

I love fashion and I LOVE shopping! Enough said. Win a $25 gift certificate to your (the winner’s) choice of one of these fashionable shops that I have blogged about before:

Anthropologie/Spotted Moth/Modcloth/ShopRuche

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Giveaway #5 – Sponsor Love

See all those buttons over there on the right that make my blog so pretty? I 100% whole heartedly support each and every one of them! To show my appreciation for them, I’m giving away a $25 Gift Certificate (including shipping) towards any of my sponsors’ shops!  The winner is free to mix & match!

*I love all of these products and the companies (for giveaways 1-4) in no way sponsored or are representative of this post. I’m doing the giveaway out of the goodness of my heart to show you all how much I appreciate you, my lovely readers!

FIVE. LUCKY. WINNERS.

But because I want you ALL TO BE WINNERS, my sponsors and I are also offering you some AMAZING DISCOUNTS FOR FIVE DAYS ONLY (January 12-16, 2011).  Feel free to right click -> Open New Tab on the buttons to take you to the shops!

10% off with Coupon code: SALM1YEAR

10% off basic session fee (kansas city area pet photography), mention this post

12% off with Coupon code: SALM1YEAR1

15% off with Coupon code: SALM1YEAR

20% off with Coupon code: SALM1YEAR

Sending a big THANK YOU and virtual *hug* to all my sponsors!  HAPPY SHOPPING friends! :) Remember, these are only good through January 16, 2011!!

And finally…

How to enter the giveaway(s):

You must be a Google Friend Connect follower (on right) to enter!

1.  (Mandatory) Leave a comment telling me what is your favorite thing about blogging! Or if you don’t have a blog, what is your favorite part of reading blogs? (one entry)

For additional entries:
2. Follow @sandyalamode on twitter (one entry)
3. Tweet/blog/facebook about this giveaway and leave the link (one entry for each)

Here’s a few different tweets you can use, I’d love it if you could help spread the word:
Did you see? @sandyalamode is celebrating her one year blogiversary with a GIVEAWAY! Enter to win one of the 5 prizes! http://bit.ly/hyZkcS
Be one of 5 winners! @sandyalamode is having a GIVEAWAY worth $112 of loot for her one year blogiversary!  http://bit.ly/hyZkcS
Giveaways, discounts and a one year blogiversary over on @sandyalamode! http://bit.ly/hyZkcS

Giveaway entries will be closed on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 11:59PM CST.  Good luck and thanks for being a follower and a reader! :)

Entries for this giveaway have been closed!! Thanks for entering!


725 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Michelle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:07 am

    Happy blogversary love! The one thing that I love about blogging is making new friends, like you! ^___^

    michellemlhuynh[at]gmail[dot]com

  2. Michelle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:07 am

    I follow you on Twitter (Mahalmichelle).

    michellemlhuynh[at]gmail[dot]com

  3. Michelle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:08 am

    If you check on your tweet for the blogversary giveaway, it says that I retweeted that same exact tweet. :)

    michellemlhuynh[at]gmail[dot]com

  4. Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:10 am

    Happy Blogiversary, my sweet friend!! :)

    My favorite thing about blogging has been meeting such fabulous, inspirational people. This is an amazing community.

    I follow you on GFC! ;)

  5. Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:10 am

    duh, I follow you on twitter!

  6. Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:12 am

    I tweeted! :) Congrats girl!

  7. {afd}
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:13 am

    follow your blog! yay!

  8. {afd}
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:13 am

    follow you on twitter!

  9. {afd}
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    tweeted your fantastic giveaways! congrats!

  10. Dancing Branflake
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:15 am

    Happy one year! I cannot believe what you’ve accomplished in such a short amount of time!

  11. Michelle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:21 am

    My favorite thing about blogging…well, I have 2 favorite things. Meeting new people and learning about their lives, of course! And I love finding new ways to challenge myself personally and as a blogger, and having my blog to look back on to see how far I’ve come.

  12. Cheendy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:22 am

    Happy Blogiversary! I’ve been following you for a bit and I love your site! Congrats!!

  13. Michelle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:22 am

    And of course I follow you on Twitter! :)

  14. Cheendy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:23 am

    oops, my favorite thing about blogging is connecting with friends, near and far!! And picking up new recipes! =)

  15. Michelle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:24 am

  16. april kennedy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:27 am

    My fave thing about blogging is the support that comes from the blogging community. I have found that they cheer with you for happy things and cry with you over sad things.

    Congrats on a super successful year!!

  17. april kennedy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:28 am

    I follow you on twitter!

  18. Vivien @ The Eclectic Life
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    Sandy, this is truly an UNBELIEVABLE giveaway!

    My favorite thing about blogging is articulating my creativity in the form of inspiration images, writing out an experience with my family, my marriage, taking a moment to reflect on what made me smile that week or what I was thankful for. More concisely, every post is reflection of who I am and I’m thankful to be able to share that with readers, and I’m thankful to catalogue all of that for myself as well. Not to mention the amazing people I’ve discovered through this entire process. Like……SANDY A LA MODE!

  19. Vivien @ The Eclectic Life
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    just tweeted!

  20. Megan
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:38 am

    Woohoo! Happy Bloggy bday. Just started following you through GFC but have been following through twitter :-) Enjoy the celebration.

  21. Megan
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:39 am

    Follow you on twitter :-)

  22. Megan
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:40 am

  23. Lindsay
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:52 am

    Congratulations on the one year blogiversary =]

    My favorite thing about blogging/blogs are DIY posts! I feel like you can learn how to make so many things and get so much crafty inspiration through blogs!

  24. Rachel Anne
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:52 am

    Here we go: My favorite thing about blogging is being able to share your story with anyone that is willing to listen! Also, the great community that you can find.

  25. Lindsay
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:52 am

    And I follow you on twitter!

  26. Rachel Anne
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:53 am

    I do follow you already @gooseandtrisser

  27. Lindsay
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:53 am

  28. Rachel Anne
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:54 am

    Link for my tweet!

    http://j.mp/feJCWK

  29. Cherie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:56 am

    Awww! Happy Blogiversary! ^_^
    I haven’t blogged for a while, but the best thing about reading other people’s blogs is getting inspired!! :)

  30. Cherie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:57 am

    I follow you on twitter :)
    @ love for dinner

  31. Kimmie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:57 am

    Seriously, you kick ass! One year AND one gazillion readers…so amazing to be so successful! Thank you for being an inspiration (even if I AM your newest follower…) :)

    I want to win everything! And the Diana F camera? Yeah, I’ve been in love with it forEVER. Super hope to win. Super. Happy blogiversary, gorgeous!

  32. Cherie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:58 am

    I tweeted ’bout your blogiversary!! Congrats again!!

  33. Kimmie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:59 am

    I’m lame and didn’t comment right…oops! My favorite thing about blogging is the CONNECTIONS! I went from a lost blogger, to blogging about my husband ending up in a wheelchair, and seemingly overnight became friends with such an amazing, supportive group of women. LOVE.

    PS- I already follow you on Twitter. ;)

  34. Kimmie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:00 am

    I have NO idea how to paste what I tweeted with the link, but this is what I said:

    @sandyalamode is celebrating her one year blogiversary with a GIVEAWAY! Enter to win one of the 5 prizes! http://bit.ly/hyZkcS

    You can search for it @SugarAndDots

    xoxo

  35. Gracie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:14 am

    Oh this is so lovely Sandy! My favourite thing about blogging is the wonderful friendships I have made. It’s simply amazing!!

  36. Gracie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:14 am

    I follow you on Twitter of course :)

  37. Birgit
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:19 am

    Happy happy Blogversary to you!

    My fave thing about blogging is that it’s like my own little online magazine that gets read by people. After all it’s not just about the writer, it’s about the readers too!!

  38. Barbie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:37 am

    Happy One Year of Blogging! The best thing about blogging are the friendships I’ve made.

  39. Barbie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:40 am

    I follow you on Twitter.

  40. Barbie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:42 am

    I Tweeted!

  41. Gracie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:57 am

    And I’ve just blogged about your swap :)

  42. Cindy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:58 am

    Congratulations!!!! My favorite part about blogging is that I can look into the archives and cringe at how awful my early posts were and literally see the improvement in my life, photography, and content as I continue (: Thank you for the amazing, amazing giveaways! I’m a follower (: I can’t wait for another year (and years and years) of your wonderful blog posts!

  43. jenny
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:15 am

    happy anniversary!!!! i have no idea what the google friend connect thing does but i did it! you have the best giveaways~~~!! i hope i win something~ lol! my favorite thing about blogging is getting to document wonderful memories big and small.

  44. Carrie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:25 am

    Sandy,

    Congrats to you on a successful and rewarding year of blogging!! I haven’t made it there yet, so seeing your post is great motivation. I would say my favorite part of blogging is the sense of community and sharing of ideas. Blogging has opened my eyes to so many amazing artists, handmade goods, and just perspectives in general.

    I do follow you on GFC and am crossing my fingers to win even one of your wonderful giveaways!!

    xo,
    Carrie

  45. Carrie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:28 am

    And I follow you on twitter, too!

  46. lou
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:37 am

    happy anniversary my dear friend. i’m so glad we got to know each other and i must say: GREAT JOB. this anniversary party here is THE BOMB. love it!!

    ok now i love to blog because i make so many like-minded friends all over the world who have the same interests. and i love to share my sewing experiences and encourage people to do the same. it’s just the best idea i’ve ever had!
    :-)

  47. lou
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:39 am

    i just tweeted about this great party here.

  48. lou
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:42 am

    and i facebooked about it!

  49. Jenn
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:43 am

    ooooh how neat! happy bloggiversary! :)

  50. Jenn
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:44 am

    oh, and i am totes following you on twitter! ;)

    no clue why i said “totes,” i hate saying “totes!!” hahaha…

  51. Alyssa
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:45 am

    Happy blogiversary!!
    The thing i love most about blogging is the amazing connections you can make and that you make friends in all different time zones so you have entertainment no matter what the hour :)

    I tweeted about the giveaway my twitter is @alyssatasker i dont know how to get the url link thing with the new twitter! eeek!!

    x

  52. Karen Davis
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:46 am

    my favorite thing about blogging…hmmm…toughy to answer!! Probably would be that I absolutely LOVE sharing about where I live (in Korea)… it’s a wonderful way to keep the parents/family/friends updated, and a wonderful outlet for my creativity :) Happy Blogiversary Sandy!

  53. Karen Davis
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:47 am

    I follow you on twitter :)

  54. Karen Davis
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:49 am

    I tweeted!!! @kdaviscreates

  55. stephanie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:04 am

    I love blogging because I’m able to meet cool blogger friends – like you! Thanks for this giveaway, I hope I win. Everything is awesome!

  56. stephanie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:04 am

    I follow you on twitter!

  57. Jihee
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:11 am

    AHH Happy Blogiversary Sandy! I am so honored to be part of this event! haha.

    *My favorite part about blogging is that it’s such a free outlet. You can talk & post just about anything and even though no one might see, it’s great to just let everything out!

  58. Jihee
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:12 am

    I follow you on twitter :D

  59. Jihee
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    & I dedicate my 1st EVER tweet to you! haha. I’ve had twitter for a while but I mostly just follow :D but since this is a special day… hehe

  60. nik
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:34 am

    Congratulations! I really enjoy reading craft-oriented blogs because it’s so exciting to see how original and creative people can be. They are all so inspiring! Thank you for the generous giveaway. Best of luck to you in your new year!

  61. Emily
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:47 am

    First happy blogiversary, second I have never won a Sandy a la mode giveaway and I really really want this one. So keep that in mind ;)…I am just kidding I know the winners are picked at random. P.S. I follow you over on the right!

    My favorite thing about blogging is meeting amazing people like you Sandy. I just hope I am lucky enough to meet you in real life some day. I am off to tweet.

  62. Emily
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:50 am

    I don’t know how to link to an exact tweet, but I follow you on twitter as you already know and I tweeted about your giveaway!!!

    Love you lady, so glad you have kept up blogging and have such a successful blog!!!

    **fingers crossed**

  63. Collette Osuna
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:03 am

    Happy Anniversary doll…very cool!!!

    My fav part of blogging is all the awesome friends Ive made like YOU:)

  64. Perri
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:29 am

    I love reading blogs because it inspires me to be more creative :)

  65. Perri
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:30 am

    I already follow you on twitter :)

  66. Camille
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:40 am

    Happy Blogiversary Miss Sandy!! :) One of my favorite things about blogging has been being able to meet so many knew people. :) Oh, and of course, winning giveaways,. :)

  67. Camille
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:43 am

  68. Somer
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:44 am

    I am definitely a follower of your blog. :-)

  69. Somer
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:46 am

  70. Somer
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:48 am

  71. Denise
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:57 am

    WOW…..what a wonderful giveaway! I love blogging for all the inspiration I get from everyone.

  72. Roxanna
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:03 am

    Happy blogiversery!! What a generous giveaway! I like all the new ideas that comes from reading blogs. People are so creative out there!

  73. Roxanna
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:04 am

    Of course I follow!

  74. Roxanna
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:04 am

  75. Renee
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:10 am

    i love reading blogs for inspiration and to keep up with style trends!

  76. Renee
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:11 am

    i’m following you on twitter!

  77. Kel
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:17 am

    Oh, I love blogging because it allows me to share with people my tiny corner of the world and allows to me write! take photos!!, and dream!!

  78. Kel
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:17 am

    Oh, and I follow!!!

  79. Kel
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    I posted it on facebook!

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/?sk=nf

  80. Hana K.
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:23 am

    I love sharing bits of my life with someone else and that blogging is an outlet for my creativity.
    Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Wishing you many many more :)

  81. Hana K.
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:24 am

    I’m a twitter follower!

  82. beth
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    Happy Blogiversary, Sandy! This is an awesome giveaway, for sure :)
    My favorite thing about blogging is getting to connect with other readers (share ideas, interests, etc.)

  83. beth
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:26 am

    I follow you on Twitter (and love it)!

  84. beth
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:28 am

  85. Hana K.
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:31 am

  86. kelly
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    just started a blog..excited to see where it leads me too!!

  87. kelly
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:34 am

    i follow you on twitter…(iam irishstepmom)

  88. kelly
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    tweeted about your giveaway…congrats on one year!
    http://twitter.com/#!/irishstepmom

  89. Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia}
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    Happy blogiversary, Sandy!! :)

    I love the community of blogging. When I started, I knew nobody online…now I feel like I actually have friends, even though we’ve never met in real life!

    love and hugs, girl!

  90. Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia}
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    twitter follower! @thesweetpetunia

  91. danielle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    i follow you! and my favorite thing about blogging is meeting sweet friends.

  92. allyn
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    happy blog anniversary, sandy! may twenty eleven may be filled with the joy of craft, food + fun on this pretty space of yours.

    my favorite things about blogging are the + energy and meeting new peeps.

    thx for a chance at such a spectacular giveaway.

  93. allyn
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    i’m a follower!

  94. allyn
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:43 am

    blog anniversary tweet sent! : ) enjoy the day.

  95. Brandi
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:43 am

    My favorite thing about blogging has been making really good friends like you. There’s nothing better than having a supportive, positive community of women all over the world.

  96. Brandi
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:43 am

    And I follow you on twitter!

  97. Michelle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:43 am

    Happy Blogiversary!!! So happy you kept up with it because the blog world LOVES you….and so do I!!! :)

    Great giveaways! I would love the cake pops book! And I love the friendships I have made through blogging and the support I recieve from amazing women like YOU <333

  98. Alyson
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:44 am

    My favorite thing — as a blog dedicated to women — is connecting with many wonderful, smart, gorgeous, driven women out there. that’s what makes it so awesome.

    i’m a gfc and twitter follower, and a i tweeted!

  99. Michelle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    I follow you on Twitter :)

  100. Brandi
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:45 am

  101. Michelle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:47 am

    Tweet Tweet! (@michabella4)

  102. Tricia @ {every}nothing wonderful
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    Favorite thing about blogging? Hrmm…new friends!

    PS those chalkboards have been on my mind…tryign to figure out how/what to do with them!

  103. Tricia @ {every}nothing wonderful
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:52 am

    Well you know I follow you on twitter ;)

  104. Tricia @ {every}nothing wonderful
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    And I’ll tweet!

  105. MJ
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:58 am

    I love blogging because of all of the fabulous ladies I’ve “met”!!

    Happy Blogiversary!!

  106. MJ
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:58 am

    I follow you on twitter :) @teachinginheels

  107. MJ
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    I tweeted! :)

  108. reeve
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    I’m a follower and my favorite thing about blogging is that it makes me look at life differently. It helps you start to appreciate the little things more!

  109. Katie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    My favortie thing about blogging is getting to encourage other young ladies. It makes my day when they comment and tell me that i posted what they really needed today.

  110. reeve
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    I follow you on twitter @ReeveMusic

  111. Katie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    I posted it on my blog! :)

  112. reeve
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    and I just tweeted about it… @ReeveMusic

  113. ChantaleP
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    Congrats on your 1 year blogiversary!! I have no idea how or where I stumbled across your blog but I’m so glad that I did. It’s chock full of incredible photos, eats and finds. And you’re a wonderful person as well! Congrats and keep it up!

    http://www.keiramae-aloha.blogspot.com

  114. ChantaleP
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:06 am

  115. Piper
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:17 am

    I’ve been a blogger since 2003 and hands down, I love that I can share my faith in a free way online! Blogging allows you share whatever it is you would like to write about and no one can tell you that you can’t, or that it’s wrong. It’s yours and YOU are the author! Love it!

  116. Piper
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:18 am

    I follow on twitter! (@piperpost)!!! Sandy, this is an AWESOME giveaway. I’m so glad that you made it a full year, and wish you many more to come. Happy Blogiversary, my dear!

  117. Alyssa
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:25 am

    I love it when random people i don’t know comment on my blogs(: Just knowing that people read my stuff that i want to share, is nice!

  118. kim
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:25 am

    I love blogging because it gives me opportunity to write and express thoughts and encourage other people. I love reading creative blogs because it helps spur on the creativity in my head. And I love looking at photog blogs because it helps me get new perspective in my own photog company.

  119. kim
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    I already am a follower (from Bon Bon Rose Girls giveaway) and retweeted this giveaway! @kd316

  120. alely
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:32 am

    tweeted!….

    congratulations on your 1 year! woot! woot!

    favorite thing about blogging…it’s a wonderful place to record and keep your memories, thoughts & inspirations…a journal without actually having to write it down on with paper and pen. i was never good at that and i find that online journaling is way easier and faster.

  121. kim
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:40 am

    my favorite is the legit friendships i’ve made. sometimes it’s weird talking to people i’ve never met, but i can’t deny that y’all are all there for me & such an encouragement to me daily!

  122. kim
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    follow you on twitter!

  123. kim
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    aaaaand tweeted.

  124. Josie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    Well I’ve kinda fallen off the blogging wagon but I hope to get back to it soon. My favorite thing about blogging is getting to share my thoughts and ideas and creations with others and finding so many people that enjoy the same things I do!

  125. Cafe Fashionista
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    Ohmigosh I SO want to win that book!

    What I love about blogging…meeting new fabulous friends who are supportive and share many of the same interests as myself! :)

    cafefashionista@yahoo.com

  126. Josie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    Of course I follow you on twitter!

  127. larissa
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    I am a follower on the blog

    larissabree@gmail.com

  128. Josie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:44 am

  129. larissa
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    follow on twitter

  130. larissa
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    and tweeted about the giveaway

  131. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    I love blogging b/c it lets bloggers express their incredible creativity and passion! Happy anniversary to you

  132. Kate
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:49 am

    Happy one year Sandy!!! I can’t believe how much you have accomplished – go you! My favorite thing about blogging is that it has really opened my mind to so many things that I love. I use to like sewing a little and I use to like looking at vintage things… but now with the inspiration from so many other bloggers I have really grown to love these things! Second favorite thing about blogging? Meeting wonderful bloggy friends! :)

    *kate

  133. Kate
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:50 am

    I’m a follower on twitter!

    *kate

  134. Alli (One Pearl Button)
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:50 am

    Congratulations, Sandy!! My favorite thing about blogging is absolutely the community and the inspiration that comes with it.

  135. Kate
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    And I tweeted! Happy anniversary again dear!

    *kate

  136. Sonja
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:55 am

    Congrats on your one year anniversary!! You have SUCH a great blog! I loooove learning new things- cooking, photography, and now all things baby :)

    Such sweet giveaways!!

  137. Sonja
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    most definitely a follower on twitter! :)

  138. Lynzy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is having a place where I can express myself and become inspired. I love all of the wonderful people I have met through blogging and am so so happy that I started it.

  139. Lynzy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:57 am

    I am now following on twitter with @sparklingsteps

  140. Sonja
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:58 am

  141. Lynzy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:58 am

  142. Doroffee
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    Well, I have two blogs, one personal and one make-up related. The best part about make-up related blogging is… well, I’ve just started, but the feeling that I’m not the only one who’s makeup-obsessed and a feeling that there’s somewhere to belong is priceless. About the personal blogging… it’s therapy for me, I blog about everything that’s on my mind (whether it’s a joke or just an impression or a poem of mine)… (and about reading blogs: discover the world, get to know the styles and feelings of other people, getting tips and tricks about everything, improving my English etc.)

  143. Ashley Hasty
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    MY favorite thing about blogging is meeting new people and sharing great ideas!

    <3 Ashley
    http://www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

  144. Ashley Hasty
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:01 am

    Of course I follow you on Twitter!

    <3 Ashley
    http://www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

  145. Maddy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:01 am

    My favorite thing about blogging so far is the friendship
    s I’ve made and the hobbies I’ve discovered! What a great year of blogging it has been for you! I can’t believe it’s only been a year! It seems like a lifetime :)

  146. Maddy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:02 am

    I’m a twitter follower :)

  147. Ashley Hasty
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:02 am

  148. Miranda
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    Just joined via GFC. My favorite thing about blogging is the community we build around our blogs. I feel like I know the people who read my blog and whose blogs I read. Like they are old friends.

  149. Miranda
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    I also follow you on Twitter.

    @notsuperjustmom

  150. Ms. Megan
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is ‘meeting’ so many wonderful people in blogland, writing about things i love, taking photos and talking about my passions!!
    xoxo

  151. Ms. Megan
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    I follow you on twitter!
    xo

  152. Miranda
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:07 am

  153. kit
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:08 am

    I am a follower and I love blogging for all the friends that i have met!

  154. kit
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:08 am

    I also follow you on twitter!
    @kitdscott

  155. Julie Riisnaes
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:08 am

    The thing I like about reading blogs is finding stuff I can copy – stuff that works for REAL people!

  156. kit
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:08 am

    I also tweeted about your giveaway/blog anniversary too!

  157. Julie Riisnaes
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:08 am

    I’m following you on Twitter :)

  158. Mandy S
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    My favorite thing about blogging {so far} is meeting so many amazing people! :)

  159. Lola
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    I am a new blogger, I still have not understood its potentiality!
    ^_^

  160. Ms. Megan
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:10 am

  161. Paige
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    My favorite thing about blogging are meeting incredible online friends who support, encourage and inspire me!

    epfaulkner@gmail.com

  162. Mandy S
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    i follow you!!! :)

  163. Julie Riisnaes
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:11 am

  164. Paige
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    I follow you on Twitter.

    epfaulkner@gmail.com

  165. Mandy S
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    follow you on twitter too :) :)

  166. Sarah Mar'atul Azizah
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    aaaa.. how generous you are Sandy!!!
    thanks, thanks, hanks… ;D
    wish i can win the Camera… *crossing finger ;p

    and CONGRATULATIONS for you and your blog!!
    Happy Anniversary!! ;D

    1. i love comments!! i don’t know why, but when i get a comment i feel very happy. i will immediately reply. also love to leave comment on someone’s blog.. ;D
    2. already following on twitter @azhezha
    3. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/azhezha/status/25203328270991363
    fb share: http://www.facebook.com/azhezha/posts/175701002468768
    tumblr: http://azhezha.tumblr.com/post/2713567059/sandyalamode-is-celebrating-her-one-year
    sidebar: http://sarahazhezha.blogspot.com/

    thanks for the giveaway dear ;)

  167. whatever Dee Dee Wants
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    I don’t know if I can pick one favorite thing about blogging. I just love everything about it!

    Happy anniversary!

  168. Paige
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:12 am

  169. Silver Strands
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    Happy Anniversary Sandy! Wow. Love all those givevaways … the cake pops are SO CUTE.
    oxoxo
    Denalee

  170. whatever Dee Dee Wants
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    I follow you on twitter!

  171. Lola
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    On my blog: http://onlyblogcandy.blogspot.com/2011/01/httpwwwsandyalamodecom-16-january.html
    I would like to win at least one in five! Kisses!
    ^_^

  172. jillian
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    tweeted! @cornflakedreams xoxo jcd

  173. jillian
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    happy anniversary!! i follow you on twitter :) xoxo jcd

  174. Aly
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    I love blogging – it’s my online journal filled with random thoughts and photos! I love seeing all the comments from people – they truly make my day!! :)

  175. jillian
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    my favorite thing about blogging is connecting with other bloggers, seeing their ideas and chatting with them. xoox jcd
    http://cornflakedreams.blogspot.com/

  176. Michelle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:15 am

    I blogged about the giveaway in my WILW post! xoxoxo

    http://michabella.blogspot.com/

  177. Aly
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    I tweeted about the giveaway!!! @whoa_aly … left on 1/12/11 @ 10:15am!

  178. Jules
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    First and foremost, Happy 1st Blogiversary and here is to many more! This truly is an amazing community and blogging is one of my favorite hobbies. I have horrible handwriting too, so this really is the perfect way to keep track of special moments and milestones in life. I also cannot get over the true friendships I’ve made with some ladies I’ve never actually met.

    As for the prizes, you really have outdone yourself. I haven’t made cakepops yet, but I make cake balls (same difference without the stick) around the holidays. It would be great to have Bakerlla cookbook to try new creations. I didn’t even know they made chalkboard sheets. Very cool. Photography is something I want to get my hands into. I’m dying to buy a DSLR, but we need to save up some more before we get it. Either of those toy cameras would be so fun to play with. I downloaded the Hiptasmic app on my iPhone and love using it. A gift certificate for your sponsors or the fashion gift certificate would be gone in a flash :)

    You know I am one of you newest followers and happy to be along for the ride!

  179. Jules
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:18 am

    I am now following you on Twitter too (@ChicnPink).

  180. Toana Mihaela
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    Hi!
    I`m a new follower thru gfc as m.t.

    I love about blogging the fact that u can keep an online journal of the things u have done/ thought over the years, that u can interact with people from all over the world and that it boosts ur self confidence.

    e-mail: miha_loves_zaf at yahoo dot com

  181. Jules
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    I just sent this tweet about it: Enter to win some amazing prizes from @sandyalamode here: http://tinyurl.com/4tjmo9l to celebrate her 1st Blogiversary!

  182. LolaDee
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:21 am

    Happy blogiversary :) I’m following on google and twitter and tweeted the giveaway. Here’s to many more blogiversaries! xoxo

  183. Cassie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:21 am

    I love your blog! Its so adorable and looks great at it’s one year anniversary. I follow you on twitter and GFC. I’m a newer blogger so far I’m addicted. i love being able to share my adventures with other bloggers like you.

    I’d love to win any of your giveaways. All great things. Good luck in year two. It’s going to be so much fun!

  184. Jules
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:21 am

    I have also posted a link to your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog under the giveaways section.

  185. Eafong
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:22 am

    YAY! Congrats on your 1 year blog-versary!

  186. Paige
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    I tweeted.

    epfaulkner

    epfaulkner@gmail.com

  187. erin
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:28 am

    First of all, what an amazing giveaway. Second …I love blogging because it gives me motivation to finish projects and keep my life creative so that I can share it with others.

  188. erin
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:30 am

    I’ve also facebooked your giveaway on my fan page.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunshine-and-Carousels/167325306631898

  189. Sarah
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    Hi Sandy,

    Wow! Those prizes are amazing (wipes drool off keyboard). My favorite thing about blogging is that it is a creative outlet for me. I love reading other people’s blogs to get inspired and see what all the other crafty people are up to. I already follow you on Twitter and Google Friend Connect.

  190. Miriam
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:40 am

    Best thing about blogs is having a look into other peoples lives and interests.

    I also follow you on Twitter! :)

    Best of the luck with the blog and here is to many Blog

  191. Jacqueline Presley
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:40 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is sharing I love with other people : )

  192. Amanda Capps
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    hi! I always thought I would love blogging, the problem is I complicate things. So, I am trying to simplify. I do not get to blog as much as I would like, but when I do I love the thought of sharing something that really touched me with so many.

  193. Aly R
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    My favorite thing of blogging has to be finding people with the same interests as myself, sharing great finds, and figuring out what my true interests are! Happy 1 year!

    ~ thealyway.blogspot.com ~

  194. Heather@junevintage
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    chalkboard stickers? Holga camera? I am drooling over here! (and I follow you on Twitter!!)

  195. Amanda Capps
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:47 am

  196. Amanda Capps
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:48 am

  197. Amanda Capps
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:49 am

  198. Anna
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:49 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is connecting with people and becoming online friends. I have friends from all over the country.

  199. Anna
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted this giveaway.

  200. Megan
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    I follow you via GFC.

  201. Megan
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is that I can be myself and people can either love me or hate me. But my core audience gets me and loves me, and that is what matters to me.

  202. Megan
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    I follow you via twitter @curliemegs

  203. Krysten
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    Well I follow you, of course.

    My favorite thing about blogging is the relationships you make through it. We may not know each other “in real life” but that doesn’t make these friendships any less important.

  204. Meg
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    I follow you on twitter @megstwistedtree

  205. Kara Janelle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    My favorite thing about blogging, is actually reading others blogs! I get so much information and inspiration through reading others blogs!

  206. Krysten
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    You know I follow on Twitter =-)

  207. Whitney - Frames & Names
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    I have just started blogging and am in the “should I keep going?” time period. But I looooove reading blogs! It’s amazing that you can find such inspiring ladies out there who are so much alike but yet so different. I find my inspiration and some of my best ideas on blogs!

    I follow you on twitter: @framesandnames

    I also tweeted this at: http://twitter.com/#!/framesandnames

  208. Kara Janelle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    I follow on twitter!!

  209. Krysten
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    Tweeted!

  210. Meg
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is that I’ve “met” so many amazing people from all over the world that I would have NEVER had the opportunity to otherwise!

    xoxo~Meg

  211. Meg
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    I tweeted!!! Happy Blog Birthday Sandy!

    xoxo~Meg

  212. Kara Janelle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:01 am

  213. kileen
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    yay!! love the giveaway! i follow via GFC.

  214. kileen
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    i also follow via twitter (@kileencheng)

  215. Hanna
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    I follow you via GFC:) My favorite part about having a blog is I can go there when I’m feeling down and be surrounded by beautiful things and lovely people. It’s my own little corner of the universe and I love it!

  216. Hanna
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    I am a new follower of your on twitter:)

  217. Kara Janelle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    I posted the giveaway on facebook!

  218. Moriah
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    I’ve been blogging since last March, and have already met so many wonderful ladies through this community. What’s even more cool is that I was able to connect with other ladies in my area and get to know them in person on a more personal level… all because of blogging! :)

  219. Moriah
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    I follow you on Twitter!

  220. jacqueline
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    Dearest sweet sandy, happy blog anniversary!!! I am soo happy for you and congratz on the 1 amazing year!! Your giveaways and offers are awesome!!! Everything is just so yummie ad beautiful!!
    One thing i really love about blogging is the connection i made with other blogger friends!! A wonderful comminity of endless love and support!
    Wishing you many many more years of blogging and i will be with you all the way side by side sharing all your awesome adventures! I am already a follower of your blog and on twitter! Have a lovely merry happy day sweet friend and lots of love to you!

  221. and flowers pick themselves
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    my favorite part about blogging is meeting such fabulous, smart, creative people like YOU! so glad to have your blog to read daily. it’s a joy to have “met” you, my dear!

    xo Alison

  222. Mike
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    besides being one of the first boys to comment…I love following blogs because it exposes you to the insight and intellect of friends that you may never normally see. We all have so much going on inside our heads and blogging provides a creative outlet…often the complete opposite of the buttoned up professional lives we lead.

  223. lindsey
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    yay thanks for such a great giveaway! i don’t have a blog- my life is not interesting enough, nor am i! However, I love reading blogs to get inspiration and motivation to live life to the fulliest :) thanks

  224. Chrissy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    And I also follow your sweet tweets!

  225. angie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    my favorite part about blogging is finding what i like and sharing it with everyone to see. its like appreciating someone’s work and telling people about it. :-)

  226. Chrissy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:19 am

  227. Chrissy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    My favorite part about blogging is getting to know so many interesting friends!

  228. Haley
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    I am a new follower! What a cool giveaway! Happy Blogiversary! :)

    My favorite part of blogging is just this ~ skimming blogs, meeting new people that have stuff in common with me. I especially love being able to find women my age who also craft and sell their wares via etsy, artfire, whatever… it’s empowering to know I’m not the only one :)

    xoxo

  229. angie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    signed up for the google friend connect!

  230. angie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:22 am

  231. angie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:23 am

  232. angie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    already a twitter follower :)

  233. Michele
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is the same as yours! Making new friends/connections and exploring new hobbies/joys.

  234. Michele
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    Follower on Twitter already! @itsmichelelee :D

  235. angie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    and HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY, sandy!

  236. Michele
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    Tweet! Tweet! Twittered about this awesome giveaway! http://twitter.com/#!/itsmichelelee

  237. Michele
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    Posted link on my blog for everyone to see! :D

    http://macattackyo.blogspot.com/

  238. Jollene
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    My favorite part about reading blogs is learning tips, recipes, and advice that support my interests and hobbies. My favorite part about reading YOUR blog is learning more about your creativity. It’s motivating to know someone so dedicated and consistent with her blog. I think you should be very proud of how successful your blog has become. Only for you did I Follow & Tweet, friend! (@sweetnews15)

    Happy 1st Blogiversary!

  239. Amanda Capps
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:28 am

  240. Haley
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    I started blogging about a year and a half before I took my college English class, but when the semester started, she told us it was required to have/keep a blog. I was thrilled! We had to blog every day, and it really helped me get into the flow of blogging, and I became much more “approachable” as a blogger. I looove blogging because I have gained sooo many new friends through it. It’s awesome <3

  241. Hannah @ Peggy Ann Design
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    my favorite thing is most definitely all the friendships that I have made since i started!! especially yours!!!

  242. Hannah @ Peggy Ann Design
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    i already follow you on twitter!

  243. Hannah @ Peggy Ann Design
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:30 am

  244. Haley
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    I tweeted. But you follow me, so maybe you know this already. :)
    http://twitter.com/#!/elizabethhaley/status/25228095866798080

  245. Rachel
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    My fave thing about blogging is just allowing it to take you places. I never really have a plan when I blog…I kinda just think of what I’m feeling and let my fingers type. Somehow a story comes up or a memory or some random fact. I surprise myself, for sure. =)

    Great blog btw.

  246. Rachel
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:32 am

    Following you on Twitter…follow back if you’d like.

  247. Haley
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:33 am

  248. Casey
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    I love the feedback I get and “meeting” new people, I’ve found a lot of great people through blogging!

  249. Casey
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    I follow you on twitter

  250. Casey
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:36 am

  251. Rachel
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    Tweeted about your giveaway!

  252. Mandipidy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    Happy Blogiversary, dear!! I follow your lovely blog, of course! :]

    I love that blogging keeps you motivated to get the things done you want to do… I don’t think I’d have done half as many crafts this past year if I hadn’t been blogging about them!

  253. Mandipidy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    I follow your tweets! :]

  254. Mandipidy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:39 am

  255. Steph
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:48 am

    Hi Sandy, I love blogging for all the reasons you stated, especially the meeting new friends part. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! It was nice to meet you! Congrats on one year of blogging and for the generous giveaway!

  256. Steph
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    Following you on twitter @steph2pigs

  257. Steph
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:49 am

  258. Tiffany @ MomNom
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    My favorite thing is the community blogging builds. Some of my best friends I’ve never even met. Amazing people from all over the world, you included, have landed in my life because of blogging.

    I am blessed.

  259. Tiffany @ MomNom
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    I follow you on Twitter!! @MomNom

  260. Tiffany @ MomNom
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    I tweeted! @MomNom

  261. Alicia Mercado
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    My Favorite thing about blogging is sharing the things that are important to me, and seeing what other people enjoy as well!

    I posted about this on FB, http://m.facebook.com/alicia.e.mercado?refid=7

  262. yvonne
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:02 am

    aw yay congrats girl on your 1 yr! that’s AWESOME!!

    What I love about blogging is being able to meet new friends on here :) I just wish I have more time to blog, maybe after the baby :D

    Congrats again!

  263. Kristin
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:03 am

    I love that blogging gives me an outlet to practice my writing and keeps me motivated to do the things I want to blog about!

  264. yvonne
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:03 am

    I am already stalking you on twitter ;)

  265. yvonne
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:03 am

    and tweeted :D

  266. Sarah
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is the COMMUNITY and CONNECTIONS! :)

  267. Vicki @ Crowning Victoria
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    My favorite thing about blogging?
    Is sharing your story and reaching someone who needed to read it.
    makes you and them feel worlds better.
    blogging rules.

  268. Vicki @ Crowning Victoria
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    I follow you on twitter! (ah, derrr)

  269. Sarah
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    I follow you on twitter!

  270. Sarah
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:13 am

  271. Vicki @ Crowning Victoria
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:13 am

    Tweeted!
    amazing celebration you’ve got goin’ on, girl!
    Happy Blogiversary!!!

  272. Becky
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    I love being able to look around sites like Etsy and Flickr and find things I might not otherwise have taken the time to search for. I’m just starting in the great, big world of blogging, but I’m hoping to stick with it this year, regardless of how busy I am!

  273. Kaley Rae
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    Hi Sandy! What a lovely idea, I’m so happy to see your blog has been so successful for an entire year!

    I love reading my favorite blogs because they truly inspire me in more ways than one. Running my little Etsy business has actually exposed me to so many of the blogs I read (including yours!) which is something I never expected. I love the feeling of community I feel jumping back and forth between Etsy, blogs + Twitter. And of course I love seeing my headbands and accessories featured on such cute blogs! All in all, I love reading my blogs because the creativity I see always seems to rub off on me. I always end up finding a fun project to try, or a new DIY website, or a recipe, or a great clothing company, anything really.

    Oh, I’m not sure if we should specify which giveaway we are entering? If so, I’d love to be entered in Giveaway #3 – the camera. I’ve been dreaming of owning one of those camera for years and years. Eeeee I’m so excited! Have fun with the giveaway!

  274. Kristin
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:19 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is definitely the wonderful people I’m able to connect with though it!

  275. Kristin
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    I follow you on Twitter

  276. Melissa
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is getting to know other people through their blogs! I also think my fashion sense has gotten a little better since seeing everyone else’s amazing style ;)

  277. Kristin
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    …and I just tweeted about it :-) Fingers crossed!

  278. Melissa
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    I follow you on twitter!

  279. Melissa
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    I just tweeted! :)

  280. FoxyMomma
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    i love reading tutorials on blogs.. and cute shop features. i need to jump back on board with my blogging! eeeeek!

  281. FoxyMomma
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    follow you via twitter
    @jessicaecotten

  282. Sarah
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:27 am

  283. Amber W.
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:28 am

    I personally love blogging to express my ideas and to vent! I love reading blogs to see all the creative ideas and thoughts of others from around the world!

  284. Amber W.
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    I followed you on twitter (Whimsical3)

  285. Amber W.
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:32 am

    I tweeted. (Giveaways, discounts and a one year blogiversary over on @sandyalamode! http://bit.ly/hyZkcS), but I don’t know how to add the link. (Whimsical3)

  286. Brooke @ Bright Wishes
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is meeting other bloggers! I love looking at their blogs and commenting on their posts!

    brightwishes@hotmail.com

  287. Brooke @ Bright Wishes
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:47 am

  288. Kristin Marie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    First off.. a Huge Congrats for your one year blogiversary♥ you blog is great!

    I am a follower!

    My favorite thing about blogging is meeting great people & also expressing myself & have others read & like what you post :)

  289. Brooke @ Bright Wishes
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    I follow you on twitter! :)

  290. amylou
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:49 am

    Happy blog anniversary Sandy!!! So exciting!
    I’m a follower of course and I just really love the community! There are so many awesome ladies out there!!!

  291. Kristin Marie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    I follow you on twitter .

    @kristinTHEbest

  292. Kristin
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:54 am

    Congrats on one year of beautiful blogging doll! My favorite part of blogging is the awesome creative outlet it gives me and all the amazing people I’ve met along the way!

  293. Kristin Marie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    Tweet Tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/kristinTHEbest

    Hope that is the link you wanted :)

    xo

  294. Tram-Anh
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! This is such a generous giveaway!

    I love to blog because it’s a nice outlet when I need to vent or just simply share my thoughts. I love reading other blogs even more. I get a lot of inspiration and wonderful ideas (for food, clothing, decorating, etc.) from other bloggers.

    I also follow you on Twitter. Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

  295. Nicole
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    I love sharing on my blog… it’s my own personal little craft journal. I know I get inspired and get the creative urge when I read other blogs such as yours and just hoping that someone out there gets inspired by my blog in some way shape or form makes it fun.

    -nicole
    http://www.craftmysoul,blogspot.com

  296. Hope
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    Happy 1st Blogiversary, Sandy!! :) My favorite part of blogging is being able to share my random thoughts and hopes with lots of great people and becoming friends with these same great people. :)

  297. Lou
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    tweeted!

  298. Lou
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    I’m excited to start my new blog this year: http://www.scratchsniffwoof.com. I just want to have a fun place for people to hear about everything dog. hehe

  299. Hope
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    I follow you on Twitter. :)

  300. Hope
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    I tweeted about your super fun giveaway. http://bit.ly/gjrGoH :) I’ll be sure and post about it later. :)

  301. ++MIRA++
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

    fav thing about blogging is the response I get from others online,and conceptualizing a post.

    thx sandy! happy anniversary :)

  302. chelsea
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    i love the relationships with ppl

  303. chelsea
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    tweeted

  304. Nicole Copeland
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    I love blogging because I can keep my family that lives far away up to date on there lil emma (my daughter)
    nicole22654@yahoo.com

  305. michelle elaine
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    high five! we both started blogging in 2010 :)

    for me blogging is my creative outlet, idk how i would’ve gotten through 2010 without blogging. i’ve also met a lot of other blogger gals and am developing amazing friendships. for me what blogging boils down to is the love of getting inspired and inspiring others :)

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

    p.s. – i tweeted (meesow00)

  306. Julie B
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    I don’t have a blog, but am addicted to reading blogs: fashion, cooking, crafting…my fave thing, besides that I learn a lot about how to do “stuff” is that I am so impressed and awed by everyone’s talents that it makes me happy that I can at least share a little in your successes and triumphs in your lives.
    follow on gfc as jhb.

  307. Julie B
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    also follow you on twitter as jhitomi

  308. Kristin Marie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    Facebook ♥

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=1433889665

    xo

    im totally crossing my fingers! This is prolie the best giveaway ever! :D Thanks Sandy !

  309. Alison
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is all the wonderful people I have met & friends I’ve made.

  310. Alison
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    I follow you on Twitter

  311. Alison
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    I Tweeted about this giveaway.

  312. Ashley
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    my favorite thing about blogging & reading blogs is inspiring others & being inspired in return!

  313. Ashley
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    i follow you on twitter!

  314. Ashley
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    tweeted

  315. Ashley
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    facebooked…thanks sandy!

  316. Annie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    My favorite part of blogging is the awesome community!

  317. Annie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    I follow you on Twitter :)

  318. Lizz C
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    I have attempted to start a blog a billion times… so for now I remain a loyal follower of many. I love reading on fashion, food and fun ideas about anything!

    Congrats on the 1 year! It’s been awesome and keep on the great work!

  319. jennifer
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    great giveaway sandy!! i love blogging bc it helps me remember what i did !! old age, bad memory ;)

  320. jennifer
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    i’m a twitter folloooooweerrr

  321. Katrina
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    Happy blogoversary Sandy! I love blogs because of the constant inspiration out there. And yours has definitely been a place of beautiful inspiration this year.

  322. jennifer
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

  323. Katrina
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    We’re totally twitter friends. :)

  324. kelli
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    congratulations on your blogiversary! it’s truly remarkable what you’ve built up in just one year. : ) very inspiring!

    and yes, i’m a follower!

  325. kim
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    facebooked on oh, sweet joy’s page :)

  326. kelli
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

    i’m a twitter follower too!

  327. kelli
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

    lol i tweeted too, but um, how does one leave a link to a tweet?

    i sort of fail at understanding the nuances of twitter. : P

  328. connie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    I love all the positive fun inspiration found in blogs. Love great pics of anything from daily life to craft tutorials, organizing to fashion..

  329. Jen Kim
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    Congratulations, Sandy! you’ve created such a beautiful blogging space. i follow u on FB & Twitter, and my fave things about blogging are having somewhere to log my crafts and things i see around, and getting to know other bloggers with wonderful ideas!

  330. kinsey french
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    oh, i hope it’s okay for me to enter these as well! i follow via GFC, of course. ♥ hm… my favorite thing about blogging would have to be just the fact that i can express myself through my blog and just being able to share what’s on my mind or heart with other people. ♥

  331. kinsey french
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    i follow you on twittah! ♥

  332. kinsey french
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

  333. Kristin Marie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

  334. Mary Rebecca
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    Followed you under Mary Rebecca

    My favorite part of blogging is getting to share my life and interests with others, and by doing so making friends I might not have never known otherwise!

  335. Amanda
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    I love love reading all the different blogs – I have a blog myself, but getting to know other bloggers is so much fun!

  336. Mary Rebecca
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

  337. Mary Rebecca
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    Oh, and of course I followed you on Twitter :D

  338. Samantha
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

    What an awesome giveaway! Congrats on the blogiversary!

    I love blogging because i get to meet some awesome people and learn about their interesting lives :)

  339. Samantha
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

    Following you on twitter :)

  340. Samantha
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    Tweeted the giveaway! @SimplySamanthaC

  341. Emily
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    Amazing giveaway! I love blogging because it’s something that I can look back on from years to come, whether it be of memories I’ve made, outfits I’ve worn, etc!

  342. Emily
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    Also! Followed you on twitter. (@emilybenziger)

    :)

  343. Roxy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

    Congrats on one year, Sandy! My one year is coming up at the end of the month, and I couldn’t be more grateful for all the wonderful people I’ve met. That has to be my favorite thing! All the creativity and inspiration that people like you have brought to my life- it has really helped me get back on my feet after quitting my corporate job!

    p.s. Evan is just precious!

  344. LindseyBee
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    My Blog Birthday was yesterday! So from one blog birthday to another, Happy Blog Birthday:)

  345. Marixa Willis
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    I love being inspired by others when I read and I love sharing what I’m doing and my take on things on my own blog.

  346. Marixa Willis
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    tweeted

  347. Marixa Willis
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    I’m now following you on twitter.

  348. Piper
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

  349. Stephanie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is getting to document my life and the ability to meet and connect with SO MANY awesome people. Such as yourself! <3

  350. Stephanie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    Follow you on Twitter, already!

  351. Stephanie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

  352. Kelly | Glamour This
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

    I’d have to say the comments. I love love love comments. It’s like crack on a screen. ;) I think it makes blogging worth it.

  353. Kelly | Glamour This
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    I follow you on twitter :)

  354. Kelly | Glamour This
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

    I tweeted too,
    http://twitter.com/#!/blushink/status/25285513678159873

    Does it show I want to win. I love love love the prizes. Happy one year!

  355. betsy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    I love blogging for a few reasons….one a creative outlet but the biggest bonus connecting with so many wonderful ladies! thecoolkidsblog.com

  356. Carolyn C.
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

    I enjoy reading blogs because of the fantastic ideas…. nothing like getting the juices flowing! Thank you!

  357. Jenni Carlisle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    I am SO inconsistent, but I love the relationships I have built through blogging and social media! GFC Follower

  358. Jenni Carlisle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    Twitter Follower

    @jennilynncar

  359. Jenni Carlisle
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

  360. Nicole
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    New to the blogosphere, but my favorite part right now is the hope that someday someone will use my inspiration to create something wholly and uniquely their own!

  361. Cole
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is definitely the community!!!
    And I’m a follower (of course)

  362. Cole
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    And I follow you on twitter @colekbl

  363. Cole
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    And I tweeted!

  364. Bethani
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    Oh my goodness how I would love to WIN one of those lovely prizes!. My favorite thing about blogging? I love being able to be myself and post anything I want because its my space, without any judgments from anyone else. Its perfect me time allowing me to connect with people all over the world.

  365. Bethani
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    I’m also a twitter follower > > @auntbetney

  366. va
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

    gfc follower
    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com
    intl

  367. va
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    i like reading blogs that are positive and fun to look at
    i blog about giveaways ..
    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

  368. rachael
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    LOVE this! Oh how fun! The thing I love about blogging is the people I meet!

    Racahel

  369. rachael
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    Following of course.

    Rachael

  370. Terah
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    My favorite thing about reading blogs is new fun recipes!

  371. Piper
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

  372. Ivana | Love Ardently
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

    Happy one year blogiversary! What a generous giveaway as well!

    My favorite thing about blogging is the community of blogging friends! It’s so amazing to find a lot of people with similar taste and such. Love it!

  373. Ivana | Love Ardently
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    I’m a twitter follower :)

  374. Megan Lane
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    this is one of the most amazing (and GENEROUS) giveaways i’ve seen!! wow, i would LOVE to win any one of the prizes!! great job putting this together sandy!! :)

    oh and my favorite thing about blogging is all of the encouraging ladies (such as yourself) :)

  375. Ivana | Love Ardently
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

  376. Megan Lane
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    i follow you on twitter :D

  377. Megan Lane
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    and i tweeted!

  378. Lindsay
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

    Like you, I think that having a blog inspires me to craft more! And that’s what I love most about it. Second favorite thing is seeing what other people are creating.

  379. Lindsay
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

    I follow @sandyalamode on twitter

  380. Lindsay
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    I Tweeted about the giveaway @lindsaysews

  381. EliseKayEm
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    I love reading crafting & DIY blogs and trying out some great tutorials on my own!

  382. Lindsay
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    I also sent a message via my Facebook page “Lindsay Sews”

  383. EliseKayEm
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    I’m following you on twitter! (@elisekayem)

  384. EliseKayEm
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

  385. jacqui
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

    happy blogiversary! your blog is wonderful & i’m a follower!! my favorite thing about blogging…since i’m so terrible at updating… is gathering up masses of inspiration from all the wonderful blogs out there!

  386. jacqui
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

    i follow you on twitter! {@crafteemcgee}

  387. jacqui
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    and i tweeted! {@crafteemcgee}

  388. Adelyn
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    Happy blogiversary! And thanks for the ‘words of wisdom.’ Your blog is fantastical and I’m a follower. =D

  389. Christie McNabb
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    hello!
    a friend turned me on to your blog! sweetness! i just joined to follow, tweeted (@christiealison) and facebooked. enjoy all the extra attention! :)
    christie

  390. Adelyn
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging are the photos – both the ones I share and the ones that are shared with me via other blogs.

  391. Adelyn
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    I added your giveaway to the giveaways section on my blog. {www.finleylifetothefull.com/adelyn}

  392. Samantha
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    Favorite thing about blogging has got to be meeting new people. If I love the glimpse it gives into the life of the writer. And, it’s how I met Sandy!!

  393. Samantha
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:07 pm

    Facebooked!!

  394. Samantha
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

    Follow you!!

  395. Samantha
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

    Tweeted!!

  396. Amy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    I am a follower and I love blogging because of the people I have met. Bloggers are the coolest and best people alive. :)

  397. Angga Heinrich
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    Yaya for blog-a-versary
    following you already!! no chance for other ladies, these are all mine
    <3
    http://reserveradefashion.blogspot.com

  398. Krystal/Village
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:17 pm

    Happy year anniversary, that is so great!! I think mine is coming up this month too, I need to look in to that, haha :) Thanks for your generous generous heart, I love everything you’re giving away. I think my favorite thing about blogging is having this whole set of new friends :) And I follow you on Twitter!

  399. Alycia (Crowley Party)
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    Just found your blog :) &I think it is adorable!

  400. Debbie @ Bridalhood
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    Wow – first of all a huge congrats. I have been blogging for a little over a year and don’t intend to stop anytime soon. I love it and agree with all of your advice. And thanks for all the amazing goodies you are giving away!

  401. Jessica of My Baking Heart
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is getting to “meet” so many other sweet bloggers who share the same passion! :)

  402. Jessica of My Baking Heart
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    I follow you on twitter! @hornedfroggy

  403. Jessica of My Baking Heart
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    And I just tweeted! Happy Blogaversary! :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/hornedfroggy/status/25316741642981377

  404. amethystwist
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I don’t actually blog (yet) but I absolutely LOVE following because I learn new diy projects. You have some of the most creative posts and I’m so happy to have stumbled upon your blog. If I wasn’t fasting Twitter right now (yes… I’m addicted), I would be tweeting like crazy for you.

  405. Amy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    Not sure if you want separate comments for extra entries so I will just divide them in this comment…

    - I follow you on twitter

    - I tweeted about your giveaway

    - I facebooked it too: http://www.facebook.com/amyschmamey

  406. Debbie @ Bridalhood
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    Already a twitter follower!

  407. honeymyheart
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    happy 1 year :) i love blogging because of all the wonderful people i ‘meet’ through it.

  408. Kate
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    One whole year! Yay!!
    I am not a blogger (I’m seriously considering starting one, though) but I LOVE to read blogs. I spend an embarrassing amount of time reading them. I love when I feel inspired by someone to try a new recipe or a new craft.

  409. chelsea alexander
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

    I’m following you on twitter!

  410. chelsea alexander
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

    My fave thing about blogging is saying whatever I want. It’s my blog, so why not, right?

  411. Suburban Sweetheart
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging, truly, is the opportunity to write in a place where people are caring, supportive & appreciative – to be able to put my words to paper (errr, computer) & for others to not just listen but to LIKE them. I never began for the community, just for the outlet, but I am so pleased to have found both.

    (Also: GREAT GIVEAWAYS. Pick me, pick me! My fingers are so crossed.)

  412. kelli
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    juuuuuust Facebooked it!

    http://www.facebook.com/bugmiscellany

    : D

  413. Lauren
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

    What an awesome giveaway!!

    I follow you! My favorite thing about blogging is the comments lol. I know that sounds bad, but really that’s what it’s all about, the interaction!

    Also – just a tip with Twitter.. You don’t want your @ name first in a tweet or it won’t show up on your followers regular feed– it will just show up between you and the person who tweeted it. So, the last example is great, but I would reword the first two! :)

  414. Lauren
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

    I already follow you on Twitter!

  415. Lauren
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

  416. Erin Nicole
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    I follow you via GFC (erin.nicole). One of my favorite things about blogging is getting to share my thoughts and opinions…to other people who actually read it. It’s nice to get other people’s opinions, people who don’t necessarily know you. And I love reading other people’s blogs for the product reviews, and just for a glimpse into other people’s lives. It can be so interesting, I love how you feel like you know some people but have actually never met!
    erinnicole14@gmail.com

  417. Erin Nicole
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    Following you on twitter-@bradywadie14
    erinnicole14@gmail.com

  418. Morgan
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    I love making connections and “meeting” new people. I’ve met so many amazing women, that I have a lot in common with, that I never would have come in contact with if it had not been for blogging. I love that!

  419. Nicole
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

    I love blogging because it’s a release, a place to get opinions…and gives me something to do!

  420. Nicole
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

    I follow on twitter (cntrystr05)

  421. Ashley
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    I love the community of bloggers! It’s great!

  422. Ashley
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    I’m a follower on twitter!

  423. Heather G.
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is the amazing friends I’ve made through it! In a lot of ways the women I’ve “met” through blogging and twitter are much more supportive than my IRL friends.

    Thanks so much for the chance!!

    xo,
    Heather
    http://www.afdjewelry.com

  424. Heather G.
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

    Now following you on Twitter! I’m @afdjewelry :)

  425. Jessica Jolly
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is that I’m able to push myself to be more creative. I know that someone out there will eventually read what I write, and I want them to feel like I haven’t wasted their time. I love that I’m able to convey my thoughts & feelings through various posts!

    Thanks for the opportunity!!

    -Jessica

  426. Ashley
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    I tweeted about your fab giveaway!

  427. Heather G.
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    and I just tweeted about the giveaway too!! *fingers and toes crossed*

  428. Jessica Jolly
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    I follow you on Twitter! @snapshotupdates

    -Jessica

  429. Annie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    Hi! I love blogging because it lets others get a little view into my wonderful life! And vice versa as to why I love reading others blogs. :)
    Congrats!

    -Annie
    p.s. I follow you on twitland!
    p.s.s I’m from Kansas City too! Wahoo. :)

  430. Jessica Jolly
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    Woo! Just tweeted about the giveaway & discounts!
    This is fun :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/snapshotupdates/status/25329064810123264

    -Jessica

  431. Julie @ CalleLillyCafe
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    Love to blog & post photos. Love to meet new people via Twitter, blogs & crafty-ness. I have met some great girls thru Twitter! Blogging makes me realize this is a *small world*. Isn’t that crazy? =) Love to see how others live their life, as well as I know I’m not alone on many things.

    *I’m a follower! =)

  432. Diana
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

    awww, i don’t follow on google connect, i use feedburner, i can’t enter, but congrats on one year! :)

  433. Julie @ CalleLillyCafe
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

  434. Julie @ CalleLillyCafe
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    I follow you on Twitter! I’m @CalleLillyCafe
    Happy day!

  435. Brenda Andrews
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    My favorite thing about reading blogs is the personality. Each one is different just like each person is different. Always something new and exciting!

  436. Brenda Andrews
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

    I follow on twitter

    @blandrews13

  437. Brenda Andrews
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

  438. Brenda Andrews
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

  439. Brenda Andrews
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

  440. 来来Lai
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is to share my important milestones in my life and experiences with family and friends. Congrats Sandy! You made it!

  441. Punctuation Mark
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

    happy happy anniversary… it takes some much work to keep these alive that you deserve a huga applause for it… here’s to many more years!

  442. Terri
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    Wow, Sandy, this is an incredibly generous giveaway!! Congrats on one wonderful year of blogging!

    My favorite part about blogging is the connections I’ve made. I love meeting people from all over the world!

  443. Marlo
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    I follow you on Google Friend Connect. I like reading blogs for the great ideas and new angle on things. Especially love tutorials.

  444. Marlo
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

    I follow you on twitter
    as @snagglepink

  445. Marlo
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

  446. Elle Sees
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    The best thing about blogging is the connection w.my readers! I love this community. I started my blog when I was unemployed and felt alone. I love the connection of similar interests I feel with fellow bloggers.

  447. Erin Nicole
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

  448. Erin Nicole
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

  449. sooki
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    holy cow!!! what a fantastic line up of giveaways! CONGRATS on this blogiversary! <–great word! :D what i love about reading other people's blog is the amount of inspiration i get from them. it's endless and i can spend hours just looking at all the beautiful things.

  450. nova
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:55 pm

    I’m a new follower…what a great time to join up, haha. My favorite thing about blogging is that it’s a creative outlet, and my favorite thing about reading blogs is the inspiration other people around the world give me.

  451. Shea
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary!! And I can’t wait to meet you in person at our KC Blogger meet up–I’m so excited!!
    Here’s to many more years of success with your blog!
    My favorite thing about blogging is the community. I’ve met (or semi met) the coolest people since I started my blog!

  452. Shea
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    I follow you on Twitter too!

  453. Shea
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

  454. aubrey
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

    Congratulations on one year! Yay!! I love the inspiration and community offered by blogs and bloggers–finding people that have common interests and passions.

  455. Becky
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    Wow – you’ve only been blogging a year?! Love always coming here for new ideas. Keep it up.

    What I love about blogging: it’s a perfect mesh of my two favorite things, writing and my family. It’s not for everyone, but I thoroughly enjoy it.

  456. meghan
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    I love blogging because it makes me feel like there are others out there with me. I love reading about others who don’t want to go out on New Years or who are promising to lose 20 pounds in 2011! I’m just loving blogging so far and am so glad I found your blog!

  457. Olivia
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    Oh my my what a lovely giveaway!
    So many gorgeous things here :)
    Congratulations on your one year blogiversary!! Woohoo!

    My favorite thing about blogging has definitely got to be getting to meet all the different bloggers out there and seeing all the fun amazing things they do and just being a part of the whole blogging community :)

    Good luck to everyone!

    xoxo
    Olivia

  458. meghan
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

    I also followed you on twitter. @mweddle10285

  459. ilene
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    sandy, soooooo excited about your blogiversary!!! i hope for many more blog birthdays for you, friend!!!

    what i love about blogging – its a creative outlet for me! i love being creative in all sorts of ways – and this is def. one of my fave ways of doing it!!

  460. ilene
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    i follow you!!

  461. ilene
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    i tweeted!!!

  462. Rozen
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

    I absolutely love seeing the photographs of things that inspire bloggers! And of course the cute craft/diy stuff ;)

    and finding etsy shops to check out….wait that’s three favorite things about reading blogs…

  463. Rozen
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

    tweeted about this awesome giveaway!

  464. Rozen
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:27 pm

    I follow your tweeter account!

  465. Verlee
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

    i remember when you were thinking about doing a blog like this.. so exciting! :)

    i haven’t blogged in a loooong while. i’m a busy gal these days!

  466. Connie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    Wonderful giveaway! I never win these things but it doesn’t keep me from trying. I’ve been enjoying your blog for several months now. I started a blog recently and I really enjoy the “creative outlet” aspect of it so far. If you could write a post about how you became such a successful blogger in such a short period of time, I think it would be very helpful and inspiring to as aspiring bloggers :)

  467. Connie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

    oops, never mind my request. i see that you already offered tips on successful blogging in your most recent post! thanks for that! if you’ve got anymore nuggets of wisdom, would love to hear it!

  468. Alicia
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    Just found your blog…Thanks for sharing. I love all the great ideas I gather from reading great blogs like yours!

  469. Andrea Howe
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    holy moly there’s a lot of stiff competition here in this giveaway! Is this the Pioneer Woman’s site and are you giving a way a Canon DSLR? :) The thing I love most about blogging is getting inspired by reading other people’s blogs.

  470. Andrea Howe
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    I now follow you on twitter – gladly too :)

  471. aliao
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

    congrats and happy one-year sandy a-la-mode! so proud of you!!! looking forward to seeing you this year. <3

  472. Clare
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is before and after pictures. I love looking at what I’ve done or what the people whose blogs I read have done. I’m a before and after junkie!

  473. Andrea Howe
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

    fourflights

    Be one of 5 winners! @sandyalamode is having a GIVEAWAY worth $112 of loot for her one year blogiversary! http://bit.ly/hyZkcS

    and I tweeted :)

  474. mallory @ total noms
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    Congrats Sandy! So glad we were able to connect recently. My favorite part about blogging is being able to share my favorite recipes with people and connecting with new friends and fellow bloggers like yourself!

  475. Jenni
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    I follow via Google Friend Connect :)
    AZinAugust{at}gmail{dot}com

  476. Jenni
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    I follow via Twitter @AZinAugust

  477. Jenni
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

  478. Jen
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    Happy happy blogiversary!!

  479. Abbey F.
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    What a lovely giveaway! Hmm… my favorite thing about blogging is meeting other bloggers from around the world. :)

  480. Alyssa Barnett
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

    I am a follower

  481. Alyssa Barnett
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

    my fave thing about blogging is the opportunity it gives me to connect with people I wouldn’t normally connect with – same goes with reading other blogs. It’s one of my fave pasttimes!
    xoxo
    Lyssie

  482. Katie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

    OMG this is SUPER generous of you! And congrats to one year of blogging :) My favorite part of blogging sharing the aesthetics of artists + crafters I adore and that people actually like them! I used to intern in a magazine and I’m deeply influenced by magazine editorial – I love themes and stuff and although it takes up quite a bit of time I really love putting up new posts to share!

    Thanks for the givveaway!

  483. Jana
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

    I’m a new follower!! Hope I win! :)

  484. Alyssa Barnett
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

    I’m following you on twitter as well!

  485. Jana
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

    I follow on twitter!! :0)

  486. Jana
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:35 pm

    I tweeted!

  487. Katie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

    I just followed you on Twitter :)

    @theheydayshop

  488. Katie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

    :) And I just retweeted your giveaway tweet!

  489. Ting
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

    <3 happy blogiverary!! :D xoxo :) congrats!!!

  490. Elisse
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:06 pm

    Happy Blogiversary – the best thing about blogging is being able to meet sweet people like how! How serendipitous :D

  491. Elisse
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:07 pm

    Yay – I follow you on Twitter (@cuteshopper)

  492. Cathy
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    Hi Sandy! Happy blogiversary to you! Wow, can’t believe it’s already been a year…and you’ve done SUCH a great job keeping up on your blog posts. It’s definitely inspired me to keep up with mine.

    I blog because it gives me a creative outlet and serves as me “escape” from the otherwise chaotic life. I love reading other blogs, like yours, because it inspires me and helps to keep my creative juices flowing.

    :)

  493. Lauren-Marie
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

    I love writing blogs, because I get to share my life and what i’m interested in. I miss writing poems on my blog. I hope to get more personal this year. Blogging has become part of my life – Reading, writing, sharing, commenting, etc.

    Lauren-Marie

  494. thursday
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:04 am

    My absolute favourite thing about blogging is the sense of belonging and community. Sometimes I feel like such a dork saying this, but blogging has added an enormous amount of happiness to my life. <3

  495. thursday
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:05 am

    And I (of course) follow you on Twitter. (duh! you’re the absolute sweetest lady on my feed!)

  496. Ann-Margaret Arnold
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:08 am

    Happy, Happy, Blogiversary, Sandy!! So happy to have met you!! I have always enjoyed writing since I was a little girl, and I love meeting new friends so blogging is a great opportunity for both. I also enjoy sharing a little bit of the world through my eyes…my vision…with my friends, customers, and new friends. What I truly love is receiving a comment or email letting me know that someone enjoyed my blog, some of my photography, or that they felt inspired in some way after their visit. That touches my heart, and that is what I truly hope for…adding a little smile to someone’s day! :)

    Hugs!

    Ann~Margaret

  497. Ann-Margaret Arnold
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:12 am

    Following you on Twitter, sweet chick!! :)

  498. Ann-Margaret Arnold
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:12 am

    Retweeted your giveaway today! And, I will do it again! :)

  499. Chelseabird
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:18 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is being a part of a wonderful community! I absolutely love all the support, and encouragement I have received from all my great blogger friends over the years, I am very thankful for them and that!

  500. Whimsy Being
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:18 am

    Happy one year anniversary, Sandy! I can’t wait to see what your second year of blogging has in store. Congrats!!

  501. Chelseabird
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:18 am

    I follow you on Twittter! <33

  502. tara
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:36 am

    My fav thing about blogging is that I get to share online with my friends and family … and I have gotten to meet new friends as a result of blogging …

  503. tara
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:37 am

    I follow you on twitter

  504. tara
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:37 am

    I tweeted about your wonderful blogiversary and giveaways….

  505. missbobloblaw
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    I follow w/gfc
    and my fav thing about blogging is saying whatever I want! :)

  506. missbobloblaw
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:43 am

    I follow on twitter (@missbobloblaw)

  507. missbobloblaw
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:44 am

  508. Lacretia
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:08 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is being able to express myself and share my obsessions/passions/ideas with friends and fellow bloggers!

  509. Lacretia
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:08 am

    I follow you on twitter! (@lacretia)

  510. Ashley
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:16 am

    I am a blog follower & happy Blogoversary to you!!

    My favorite things about blogging are saving all of my memories for my son to read one day & connecting with all these lovely ladies from all over the world. Blogging fosters a fabulous community of people. :)

  511. Ashley
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:17 am

    I follow you on Twitter! @hotchild

  512. Ashley
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:19 am

    I tweeted the giveaway!!

    http://twitter.com/#!/hotchild

  513. outdoor.mom
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 2:28 am

    happy blogoversary!!

  514. Elena
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 5:00 am

    I am your follower via GFC /Elena/

  515. Elena
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 5:01 am

    My fave thing about blogging is finding new friends

  516. Elena
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 5:02 am

    Follow you on Twitter @elenarudaya

  517. sarah
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 6:53 am

    i love blogging because i’m able to connect with all sorts of different people and love reading blogs because they leave me constantly inspired!

  518. sarah
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 6:55 am

    tweeted!

  519. LC
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    Thanks for the super giveaways. I like getting inspiration + learning new things from other bloggers! I like blogging because it allows me to create something that’s my own! =)

  520. Piper
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    Congrats Sandy on your 1 year blogiversary!!!!! You constantly inspire me – I think that’s my fave part of blogging – this wonderful community!!

  521. Elena
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 7:54 am

  522. Elena
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 7:55 am

  523. Catherine
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    Congrats on anniversary and thanks for the giveaway~ I’m a new follower… and what I like most about reading blogs is finding all this creativity!!

  524. Catherine
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    I just followed you on Twitter! (xcat_says)

  525. Cassie
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    I love blogging because I have made so many friends through this wonderful blogsphere and in particular I have made a friend who I know will remain for the rest of my life.
    xx

  526. Cassie
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    I now follow you on Twitter of course
    xx

  527. Cassie
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    Tweeted your absolutely fabulous giveaway (cassie _ nesling)
    xx

  528. Debra
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    So happy to have discovered your blog Sandy! So fresh and unique.

    (Retweeted by dslak and 3 others)

  529. Krystina
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:03 am

    following you on twitter

  530. Krystina
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    tweeted :)

  531. Kyla
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is connecting with so many fabulous women that I would not have otherwise ever known.

  532. Krystina
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:08 am

    wonderful giveaway Sandy! thanks so much! Your blog is beautiful! xoxo

  533. Debra
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    My #1 favorite thing about blogging/reading blogs is that it’s like having a subscription to ALL your favorite magazines EVERY day!

    I tweeted about your blogiversary, followed you on Twitter, and re-tweeted your tweet; that’s 3 correct?! :)

  534. april kennedy
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:13 am

    I tweeted about your giveaway! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the camera!!

  535. Courtney
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    I just started my blog so I’m updating from when my hubby and I first met up til now so that I can print it into a book and have it forever! Love that I can do that!
    Once that’s all caught up I’m excited to get creative, tell funny stories, and post cute pictures :) I love blogstalking as well haha!

  536. Sage & Style
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    I’m coming up on my one year soon and I feel the exact same as you! I love blogging because it allows me to do, everyday, what I I most love to do. And that’s spotting stylish items and share them with the masses! Nearly everyday I shop for myself, my readers and my clients but then I post instead of buy. You know, come to think of it, it’s kind of a cathartic way to live :)

  537. Leeann @ JOin the Gossip
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    Congrats on the blogiversary! It’s such an accomplishment and your second will be here soon :)

    1. I love blogging because you really can make friends all over the world! It’s amazing!! And I follow you with GFC
    2. I am a tweep
    3. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jointhegossip/status/25618684470890496

  538. alli/hooray
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    wow, what a sweet way to celebrate your first year – congrats!
    my favorite part of blogging is…connecting + sharing with people who have the same interests. it is endlessly inspiring!

  539. Danielle Jeanne
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    I have a few favorite things. 1) meeting new people – like you!!
    2) documenting my life. It’ll be fun to look back and see what I wrote at that time.

  540. Rachel
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    Favorite thing about blogging: Connecting with old friends and making new ones!

  541. Rachel
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    I’m a twitter follower!

  542. Rachel
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    and I tweeted about you!

  543. In Honor Of Design
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    YAY!!! Happy one year my friend! It has been so much fun following! My favorite thing about blogging: Meeting amazing poeple and the network it provides!!

  544. In Honor Of Design
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    Follow you on twitter and re-tweeted! :)

  545. jennifer
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

    happy blogiversary sandy!!! my fave part about blogging is meeting people like you!! congrats!
    j.

  546. postcards and pretties
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    Favorite thing about blogging is meeting such incredible people who not only supportive {insert Sandy’s name here} and really creative too {insert Sandy’s name again}. Congratulations of your Blogiversary!!!

  547. postcards and pretties
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    of course I follow you on twitter ;)

  548. postcards and pretties
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    I tweeted too!!!

  549. Steph
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is that its an outlet for me, as well as a chronicle of my life. I also love that there is such a huge and supportive community in blogging. I’ve “met” some really amazing fellow bloggers through my little blog.

  550. Steph
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    I’ve also been a long time follower of yours on Twitter! :o)
    @sting_a_ling

  551. stacy
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    I love to blog because it is a great way for me to talk about the things going on in my world. My blog and reading other blogs inspires me to explore my creative side (which I barely knew I had before).

  552. Not Just A Mommy!
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    Congrats on your blogiversary! I know it sounds like a cliche but I blog because it’s my way of getting all the crazy ideas that I have out from pinging around in my head. Plus, how many times can I share something with hubby and all he says is ‘that’s cool’?

  553. courtney d
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    my favorite thing about reading blogs is getting ideas for my wardrobe/home/life!

  554. courtney d
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    i follow you on twitter ( @courtneydeni***)

  555. Not Just A Mommy!
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    I’m now one of your Tweeps!

  556. Mandy
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    I love that makes me think of new recipes, new workouts, and just in general keeps me on my toes. It also makes me more aware of my day-to-day activities. What makes ME so special? What did I do today, or what can I do today, to make a great blog post?

  557. Not Just A Mommy!
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

  558. Naomi
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

    Google Connect – Yes!

  559. Naomi
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    Following on Twitter – Yes!

  560. Shin Yu
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    Congrats Sandy for your blogiversary!

    The thing I like about blogs is to read what other people likes and maybe discover that I like that same things!

    Then start to have new friends all around the world! ;)

  561. Shin Yu
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    As you know I’m one of your follower on twitter! @shinyuchen

  562. Caro
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    Blogging is a creative outlet for me and makes me feel connected with other through things that inspire me. I love the blogger sense of community as well!

    Caro

  563. Shin Yu
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

  564. Alicia@CharityWedding
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging sounds a lot like yours. I have created this amazingly unexpected network of friends and supporters that I NEVER would have met in any other way! It motivates me to keep the blog going!

  565. Alicia@CharityWedding
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    I’m a follower now and I tweeted!

  566. Amanda
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    I love the friends I have made through blogging. This community is so genuine and fantastic!

  567. Amanda
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    And I’m following you on Twitter via @eatslovehappy :)

  568. Valerie@yellow+gray
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

    I like to blog because you get to express your thoughts!

  569. Caroline
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    favorite thing about blogging: meeting sweeties like YOU! and being able to document my life. :)

  570. Caroline
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

    i follow you on Twitter, duh! :)

  571. Danielle Jeanne
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    of course i’m following you!

  572. Caroline
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    i tweeted for ya, Miss Sandy!

  573. lydia {ever ours}
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    a little belated, sandy! but happy blogiversary!!

  574. Laura
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    I love blogging because I get to meet wonderful ladies like you!

  575. Laura
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    I follow you on Twitter.

  576. Laura
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    I’m going to tweet about it right now.

  577. Amanda
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    Blogging allows me enter a fabulous dream world with beautiful fashion, design, food, fun…I really think I would go crazy without it! I get to pretend I live a fabulous life even when I’m home in my sweats:)

    Congrats on a year. I’m fairly new, so I look forward to celebrating my anniversary!

    The Cheeky Cafe

  578. Amanda
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

    I’m facebooking this now.

    The Cheeky Cafe

  579. Leigh
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is that I get to write my thoughts and ideas, connect with other women, support and encourage other women, and feel a part of a community.

  580. kimmie
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

    DANG IT! I wanted to be GFC #600, but I’m #601. :(

    I’ve only been blogging since November, but my favorite part of blogging has def been the community, and how sweet all the girls that have dropped by my blog are. Everyone is so supportive and encouraging, and not to mention, their outfits are always so inspiring!

  581. mandy
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    i love blogging creative things I’ve actually done, and reading blog posts from others about things they’ve actually done! At some point, too much inspiration is just silly…you gotta make it happen!

  582. Karina
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    Congratulations on your Blog – Anniversary!!! How exciting ;) Im three months away from my one year anniversary! What I love about blogging is all the GREAT and SWEET friends that Ive made and how I’ve been able to connect with so many of my them! ;). I am a follower ;)

  583. Karina
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    I follow you on Twitter ;)

  584. Karina
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

    I tweeted about your giveaway ;) http://mobile.twitter.com/ilovemy2dorks

  585. Pattie
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

    I would have to say my fav thing is that I get to be myself and express what I like and generally put what I’m thinking out of my mind :)

    And, getting to promote others is fun b/c I enjoy helping others reach their goals and every step counts!

  586. Pattie
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

    Made a post on facebook about this!
    http://www.facebook.com/StructuredChaos

  587. Emily
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:15 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is sharing photos. Check out my blog http://www.justafewofemilysfavoritethings.blogspot.com.

    emilyfette@gmail.com

  588. Libbi H.
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

    I like blogging because I can meet peop;e whom I wouldn’t normally cme into contact with :)

  589. Emily
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

    I retweeted! I’m @Fettbot!

  590. Emily
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:25 pm

    I follow you on Twitter too! I’m @Fettbot!

  591. Jessica Marie
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    What a marvelous set of giveaways!!

    splendiferousinclinations.blogspot.com

  592. Sydney
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 8:49 am

    What a lovely series of giveaways!! Please do count me in! I will also be making a post referencing your giveaway! Thank you so much!

  593. beth
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 10:19 am

  594. Sonal
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    Awesome giveaways! I love reading blogs because it’s inspiring and fun to read about people living their lives passionately.

  595. Danielle Jeanne
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 11:00 am

  596. Amanda V
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is sharing my adventures/creations with my family scattered all over!

    I now follow you on Twitter and tweeted about you! Check out @MrsAVoigt

  597. Ashley
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    hi. I love blogging because it is way to express yourself and you get to be in contact with people you would not have been in contact with before.

  598. Ashley
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    I follow your blog with the Google friend connect. I follow you on twitter, and tweeted about it also :)

  599. Erin
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    Just wanted to say congrats on your blog-iversay! You’ve done amazing things in just one year. I love the blog community and how cool/fun/supportive everyone is. I can’t wait to see all the great inspiration you find in the next year! Cheers to you darling.

  600. Marsinah
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    Sandy this is amazing! Congratulations sweetie! Keep up the great blog work ;)

  601. Celeste
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    I love the friendships that can be made via blogs/blogging … it truly is amazing!

  602. Celeste
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    I follow you on twitter! @celeste_w {and, I forgot to mention before… yes! I follow your blog w/ Google Friend Connect}

  603. Marsinah
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    Forgot to mention why i like reading blogs- for creative inspiration of course! Love being introduced to new things everyday ;)

  604. Mandy
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    my favorite thing about reading blogs is finding out new ideas for so many things like outfits, crafting etc.! it’s a great way for me to learn new things that i never would have thought of! p.s. your blog is amazing!

  605. Mandy
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    i also follow you on twitter and tweeted about your giveaway! http://twitter.com/#!/forgetmen0ts

    <3 mandy

  606. Britt
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    I love how everyones blogs are so unique and you can get a little glimpse into peoples lives.

  607. Britt
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    I follow you on twitter!

  608. alexa
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

    I learn something new everyday with wonderful blogs like yours. Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

  609. Taryn
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    I love reading blogs to see different websites/online shops that I wouldn’t have otherwise heard of. Great contest – thank you!

  610. Meagan
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    This is such an amazing giveaway!! I love blogging for so many reasons, but mainly because the blogosphere is so supportive. I’ve never met so many nice people and I have yet to encounter anything negative. I’ve been so inspired by so many different blogs and now I’m an avid baker and knitter and have dabbled into other projects that I wouldn’t have ever given thought to before. I think it’s changed my outlook on a lot of things and has made me far more creative. Gotta love that. Happy bloggie birthday!

  611. Grace @ Arms Wide Open
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    i follow on twitter (@ourarmswideopen)

  612. Melisa
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    WOW! I really really want to win! How kind of you to have such an exceptional giveaway!!
    I love to blog because I can be inspired and inspire others. My blog is all about finding beauty in simple things and after a long and stressful day, my blog is my saving grace.

    Happy Blogiversary!
    xo. Melisa

  613. Grace @ Arms Wide Open
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    my favorite thing about blogging is the people i’ve met and the accountability to keep writing!

  614. Melisa
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    I am now a follower on twitter!! And I tweeted about your giveaway http://twitter.com/melisashell

  615. Melisa
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    Uh oh, I made my twitter one into one entry…. Consider this the one where I tweeted^_^

  616. Melisa
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    Okay, I just mentioned your giveaway on facebook!
    Can you tell I want to win?? haha

    xo.

  617. Christine
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    First, congrats on your one year blogiversary!
    As a fellow blogger, I know how difficult it is to build a following, and it looks like you have done an amazing job. I am loving your blog, so many creative things and i love everything you offer to your readers. As for what I get from blogging, I love that I can express myself (my blog is fashion based) and what I feel about what is going on in the fashion world, as well as share fashion news with my readers.
    I’ll be sure to blog about your giveaway on my blog as well as tweet about it!
    Thanks for the opp (sorry for the novel I’m writing lol) take care! : )

  618. Katie
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    Hmmm my favorite thing about blogging? That is SO hard! I would say that it is definitely the community building that happens through blogging – I have met so many awesome people through my blogging experiences! It makes my heart happy.

  619. Katie
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

    I follow you on Twitter! (@SheLikesRuffles)

  620. Katie
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

  621. Ashley White
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    My blog reader is full of everything from natural living, to home decor, to personal diary-style blogs, to frugal living—and I love that each ones gives me so many ways to look at how others live, and a way to look at things from a perspective I might not otherwise have gotten to see. (Congrats on your blog-iversary, by the way!) :)

  622. Ashley White
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    I tweeted about your giveaway! (http://www.twitter.com/ilikestars)

  623. Kody
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

    Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! It was one of my NY Resolutions to start one since I read so many of them. Yours is gorgeous!

    It’s awesome your doing this kind of giveaway! Got all my entries in : )

  624. Natalie
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    I love blogging because of the support of the blogging community and all of the fun things I find that I probably wouldn’t know otherwise.

  625. Jenifer
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    Sandy,
    I am a new blogger and hopefully my year blogging will be as successful as yours! Congrats! xo

  626. Hope
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    Hi Sandy! I just posted about your giveaway on my blog. :) http://bit.ly/dSXqwv

  627. Natalie
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    I follow you via google friend connect and twitter (now!)(@fortheloveblog)

  628. Natalie
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

  629. Rebecca
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging and reading blogs is learning new things and being able to connect with people I would have never met otherwise. :)

  630. Rebecca
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

    I follow @sandyalamode on twitter (@RebeccaFH).

  631. eunice
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    i just started blogging, and i don’t know if i have a favorite yet. No one ever told me how hard it would be to keep up on my blog! But I do love to read MANY, MANY blogs!

  632. Molly
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    I love getting inspiration from blogs for everything from food to fashion to pet care!!

  633. cindy champion
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    Unfortunately I don’t have a blog but I love reading product reviews on others’ blogs!

  634. cindy champion
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    I am following you on twitter

    @ladyboarder9669

  635. Brittany
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    By far my favorite thing about blogging is getting things off my chest and sharing the gospel with others in a modern way!

  636. Jan McBee
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

    I’m a wedding and special event coordinator and am about to relaunch my blog. I love reading blogs and this one is great! There are many cute ideas for gifts and for myself!!
    Happy Blogiversary!

  637. lala
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    I have a blog as a journal of sorts – I try to keep it updated with family happenings, but lately it hasn’t been much more than pregnancy updates every week. I prefer to read blogs for the eye candy – beautiful words, pictures, families, etc.

  638. Amanda
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

    Following you via GFC.
    And I love reading blogs because it makes me feel like I’m part of a community.

  639. Amanda
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 8:27 pm

    Following Sandy a la Mode on Twitter as starification

  640. Inspired Shares
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    Wow..congrats!! Great giveaway too!!

  641. annie
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    I follow you! through blog lovin though. I don’t have the friend connect thing..

    Also I blogged about this! So much fun! Thanks for sharing!
    http://gangsterpixiestyle.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/friend-fridayoutfit-planning/

  642. annie
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    I follow your twitter account.

  643. annie
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

    I tweeted. gangsterpixie2

  644. annie
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is being able to be creative. It is my space, and if people like it, they like it, if they don’t they don’t. The thing is it is part of me and can always be changing towards my preferences.

  645. Kira
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 11:11 pm

    I follow you on Google Friend Connect.. my favorite part about blogging is staying connected with friends and family since I moved far away!

  646. Kira
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 11:12 pm

    I also follow you on Twitter ( @hernewleaf ) and tweeted the giveaway!

  647. Kyra
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 11:34 pm

    I love reading blogs for far too many reasons to list, but I’ll try: I’ve always been a bit socially awkward and although getting to know people through a screen may be a bit weird, I feel like I know everyone who I follow. I get loads of creativity and life advice and it’s just generally fun.

    kyrakat227@gmail.com

  648. Georgianna
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 2:29 am

    Dear Sandy, My congratulations again on your anniversary! You’ve taken to blogging like no one else I’ve ever seen and are destined for great things, my friend. What an amazing celebration you’ve put together with all these wonderful giveaways and discounts. Thank you!! xo – g

  649. Miki
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 5:40 am

    Cool giveaway! =) I love blogging because I’m kind of a loner (I like being one, by the way), but I like to get to know people … sounds contradictory, I know! But it’s not. It’s easier for me to meet people this way. I need to have things in common with my friends so blogs have connected me with people I share things with (taste for clothes, tea, you name it). I’ve met a few people in this medium and in person later; they’ve all become good friends of mine and we hang out on a regular basis :).

    Miki.
    shower_your_love@yahoo.com.ar
    http://mikisscrapbook.blogspot.com

  650. Fiona
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    I’m a relatively new blogger and haven’t yet gotten into the swing of things! What I love about reading blogs is the inspiration it gives me, and seeing what people in other parts of the world do on a day to day basis.

  651. Emily Susan
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    Your blog is so beautiful, fun and inspiring! I read a few In the morning when my newborn is napping. I love being inspired, challenged and having a little eye candy to start the day! Thanks for blogging! Xx

  652. Cay
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is being able to write. I love writing and I do not do it far enough. I also love talking to people and sharing interests/ideas through this popular growing medium. Finally, the internet is so flexible so I can blog whenever and wherever I want to (which is great since my schedule is so crazy right now!).

    My blog link about this site: http://whiteblnkpage.blogspot.com/2011/01/last-weekend-of-freedom.html

  653. Linda @craftaholicsanonymous
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    I love that I get to meet so many fabulous ppl like you via blogging! Congrats on reaching 1 yr! Woot woot!!
    Craftaholicsanon at gmail dot com

  654. avril
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    The thing i love about blogging is it helps me keep track of all the fun things I get up to in my life and also the illustrations I do for myself and various magazines. Its wonderful!

    http://twitter.com/A4Avril

    A4Avril
    Did you see? @sandyalamode is celebrating her one year blogiversary with a GIVEAWAY! Enter to win one of the 5 prizes! http://bit.ly/hyZkcS
    2 minutes ago Favorite Reply Delete

  655. Dee Andrews
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

    Hi! Well done on the 1st year!

    I love blogging because it’s a fantastic way to show people what you’ve been working on, plus they can comment! It opens you up to hundreds of people, and you can get an idea of what people think of your work!

    Dee

    deeandrewsillustration.wordpress.com

  656. Christine
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

  657. LuLu
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    I am a follower through Google Friend Connect, feel free to check out mine sometime too if you’re ever looking to check out a new blog : http://www.acandidlife.blogpost.com

    I started the new year with my very own blog after admiring everyone else’s. I have always loved taking pictures and decided I wanted to better my skills. It has turned into more than a hobby for me, its a way to get my thoughts out of my head and share my stories with friends, family and strangers. Love you’re blog by the way :)

  658. LuLu
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

    I follow you on Twitter (I’m lmajor9)

  659. LuLu
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

  660. Oh, My Darling
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

    I follow! My favorite thing about blogging is having this bizarre but fantastic connection with all of the great people in the blog world. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

  661. Oh, My Darling
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

    Follow you on twitter @ohmydarlingblog

  662. Oh, My Darling
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

  663. Sarah-Anne
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

    the ppl you meet are some of the best friends you’ll have! i love being the adopted sister to ilene from much love illy and the friend that chat with maggie from gussy sews about dating. oh, and kim from oh sweet joy and ruthanne from eclectic whatnot are the best as well!
    and, of course, you sandy! i love your style and your vibe! ;)
    Sarah-Anne

  664. Sarah-Anne
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

  665. wendy sue
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    I just started my blog this past August and love the fellow bloggers I’ve met, in addition, it is basically an online journal for me! Readers others blogs is so interesting and I learn about so many great people, places, and products!

    Congrats on one year, the blog is beautiful!
    am a follower and blogged about it here:
    http://ctcupcake.blogspot.com/p/current-giveaways.html

  666. Sadye
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    I love being inspired by reading other’s blogs – I’ve not been gutsy enough yet to put myself out there on the blog world (working on the being brave bit) but hopefully soon. Congratulations!

  667. Breeanna
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 11:22 pm

    I just started a blog in December and I really love it! I love posting about my thrifty finds and music that I’m in to at the moment.

    Breeanna

    http://www.abrilliantmelody.com

  668. Yana
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is the push it gives me to take and actually go through and process my photos. Photography makes me aware of the beauty in every day life…

  669. Erin E
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 12:24 am

    I moved fairly recently, so reading blogs makes me feel like I have girl friends who share their recipes, ideas, tips and projects! In real life, the best I can usually get is a phone call from a dear friend.

    Wow. I sound a lot lamer than I am. I promise!

  670. Kari
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 1:19 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is that it gives me the opportunity to write and express my personality and interests, and it connects you to people who feel the same! I also feel like it drives me to do different and interesting things, just because when you do cool things, you get to blog about them!

  671. yin
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 6:05 am

    i like how i’m not really obliged to regularly update my blog. that means less readers, but since the blog’s mostly for me to practice writing and photography, it doesn’t really matter. and i like looking at pretty pictures and beautiful words when i read other people’s blogs. like the pictures on this blog, for instance! so yeah, that’s my two cents :)

  672. Ylenia
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    I have a blog myself (http://longuette.blogspot.com
    ) an one of the best things about blogging is making new friends from all over the world! In may I am going to meet my first blogger friends and I am sp excited!
    another important thing is I can be creative as I like!

    Hope I’ll be a winner!
    ciao

    Ylenia
    http://longuette.blogspot.com

  673. Ylenia
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 9:18 am

    I am already a twitter follower of yours @ylenialessio

    ciao!
    Ylenia
    http://longuette.blogspot.com

  674. ashley
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    I love blogging about everything and anything and I love reading about other people’s blogs to gain insight and inspiration.

  675. ashley
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    I also follow you on twitter
    @thisvalleylife

  676. Btrflywmn
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

    I’m not a blogger, I love visiting blogs and entering giveaways. So many wonderful blogs

  677. Btrflywmn
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    Follow @sandyalamode on twitter – @Btrflywmn

  678. Btrflywmn
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

  679. Leesh
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    What I love about blogging is the chance to write about what’s on my mind and meet other bloggers and read what’s on their mind.

  680. kimbirdy
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    my favorite thing about blogging is sharing all sorts of wonderful things with the world – pretty pictures, ideas to make the world a better place, & friendships!

  681. Leesh
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    I already follow you on twitter @blarkness

  682. kimbirdy
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    i’m also a follower of yours on twitter!

  683. kimbirdy
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    and i just tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/kim_birdy

  684. Leesh
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

  685. Lori
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    Wow Sandy, what a great reaction you have gotten! Not that I had any doubt! I love blogging because of the people I have met and have connected too. I never expected to meet so many awesome people. This just proves it! I am already a follower of yours on your blog. :-)

  686. Lori
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    I follow you on twitter! ;-)

  687. Lori
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    I have tweeted/retweeted and blogged about this giveaway. Good luck to me! Lol! :-)

  688. Michelle
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    I’m a follower!!! I love blogging because I feel connected to the fashion world and its nice to know I’m not the only one in love with clothes!!

  689. Michelle
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    I also follow you on twitter (@schelleysturdi1)!

  690. Michelle
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

  691. Katie Walker
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    super cute blog, and this is an amazing giveaway! i just started following!

  692. Chelseabird
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

  693. e.day
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

    i am thoroughly embarrassed to say i thought i already followed your blog! clearly i am silly.

    my favorite thing about blogging is all of the inspiration i have received in the short time i have been doing it! and also, i feel like it makes the world a smaller place since i get to “meet” people from places all over!

  694. e.day
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

    i am also now following your twitter! hooray! @heyeday

  695. Holly
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    How have I not commented on this yet? I think it’s because I read it when I was on my phone, and I can never seem to comment correctly from my phone. ANYWAY, happy one year of blogging! I seriously can’t believe you have only been doing this for a year, you seriously seem like a pro! Even looking back at your first few entries, it still seems like you have been doing it for a while! Guess you’re just a pro blogger! ;)

    This is SUCH an amazing giveaway! You’re such a sweet & thoughtful girl!!!!!

    My favourite thing about blogging is the amazing community! There are so many wonderful people and I would never have had the chance to “meet” them without blogging! So glad that I started. :)

  696. Holly
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

    I definitely follow you on twitter! :)

    …it always says I’m posting comments too quickly, ha!

  697. Holly
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    Just tweeted! :)

  698. Tawny
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

    hi sandy!
    congrats & happy blog birthday!
    my fave thing about blogging is definitely meeting super creative & friendly people!

    thanks for such an amazing giveaway!

  699. Tawny
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    i follow you on twitter!

  700. Ashley
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

    I love blogging because I met so many great gals! Gals that I would never meet & lives that I wouldn’t share with if it weren’t for the interwebs!

  701. Ashley
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    I tweeted @Ashley_gursku

  702. Ashley
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    I follow you on twitter @Ashley_gurski

  703. Michelle
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

    my favourite part of reading blogs is getting to be a little fly in the wall on the lifestyles of people all around the world. it makes my world bigger and sunnier. and in return, i blog to show people my world too :)

  704. Michelle
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 8:19 pm

    i just followed you on twitter!

  705. Michelle
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 8:21 pm

    and i just tweeted your giveaway!

    https://twitter.com/#!/wallflwrforjane

  706. Ria
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 8:56 pm

    My favorite thing about blogs is peeking into someone’s life and lifestyle. I love seeing other people’s photography and their composition.

    I like to display in my blog different events I go to and things I wear and buy and getting feedback on it all.

  707. Connie
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 10:43 pm

    Blogging is something fairly new to me but I like reading other peoples! There always seems to be new things to learn or have an “aha” moment about aspects of others lives. Always interesting. Thanks for your blog and congratulations!

  708. blair @ wild&precious
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 10:45 pm

    my favorite thing about blogging is the community! i feel like i have met so many wonderful friends and learned so much from following their stories.

  709. blair @ wild&precious
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 10:45 pm

    i follow you on twitter!

  710. blair @ wild&precious
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

    shared on facebook! :)
    http://www.facebook.com/wpblog

  711. blair @ wild&precious
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

    tweeted! (better late than never!)

  712. Katie
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

    i added you on twitter (@katielipovsky)!

  713. Katie
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway (http://twitter.com/#!/katielipovsky)

  714. Katie
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 10:56 pm

    i like blogging because my husband and I live overseas, so it’s a great way to connect with people.

  715. Katie
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

    I love connecting with readers…when someone comments that they agree with me or they’ve had the same thought or anything like that, it makes my day! It’s nice to know you’re “not the only one” out there, ya know?

  716. Katie
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

    Following you on twitter – @fashfrugality

  717. Katie
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

  718. alycia
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

    i am a follower of course! and my favorite thing about blogging is having a place where i keep all my favorite finds and at the same time, share about things in my life :) thanks for the chance!

  719. alycia
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    i also am a follower on twitter too!

  720. Haylee
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 11:49 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is the awesome people I come into contact with

  721. Haylee
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 11:50 pm

    follow on twitter @happy_haylee_3

  722. Haylee
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 11:50 pm

  723. kat
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    just followed.. congrats on the blogiversary! my fave thing about blogging is logging my style faux pas. i know that sounds weird, but it’s interesting to see how my style and inspirations evolve. i’m usually embarrassed by my past photos, but i tell myself that it’s ok.. we live and we learn. x

  724. kat
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

    just followed you on twitter, too..

  725. kat
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 11:57 pm

    and just tweeted Giveaways, discounts and a one year blogiversary over on @sandyalamode! http://bit.ly/hyZkcS