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Can you believe it friends?  Today is my TWO YEAR BLOGIVERSARY… or in other words my BLOG’S SECOND BIRTHDAY!  When I first started this blog two years ago, never had I imagined it would be at the point it is now.  My blog is a HUGE part of my life and who I am.  While I love sharing bits and pieces of my daily happenings with you all, most importantly, it’s a journal for me to get my thoughts out and pictures in one place.  During this past year, my pregnancy slowly started taking over my blog, with posts about “baby” things, baby showers, and my “bump” outfits.  I hope I didn’t bombard with it too much as I’ve always tried to stay true to still blogging about inspirations, fashion, recipes, photography, and sharing posts about my wonderful sponsors! Anyhow, to celebrate this momentous occasion, my little guy just wanted to say…

Lastly, out of an appreciation to all of my readers, I’d love to give away a 1 month February Feature Sponsor spot on my blog ($30 value)!  What comes with that you ask?

- 190 x 190 button in Lovely Sponsors box with a link back to your shop/blog
- weekly rotation of ads among Feature Sponsors
- one “Sponsor Love” post with giveaway (>$30 value)
- shoutouts over twitter

To enter, leave a comment with your favorite types of posts that I blog about!  Is it the outfits, recipes, photography, Cold Hands Warm Hearts swap, baby updates, inspiration, Flavors To Follow, giveaways, something else?  If you don’t want to enter the giveaway, that’s totally fine, I’d still love to see your comments!  I’ll be taking entries for the giveaway until January 19, 2012 at 12PM CST.

Thank you again for reading, I truly appreciate each and every one of you.  And if you are a lurker… this is your time to let me know, pretty please?  ;)

65 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Michelle (michabella)
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    Happy 2 Year Blogiversary!!! LOVE inspiration, flavors to follow, and baby Austin updates!

  2. Vanessa
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

    Congrats Sandy! That’s a tough question! I really love the flavors to follow, recipes, baby updates, and your outfit posts (so basically I just love everything on your blog :-P)! I tend to be a lurker haha, but sometimes talk to you on twitter (@vkoseki)!

  3. liz
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    I love your outfit posts!

  4. Alli @ Life on LeRoy
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    Happy Birthday Blog ;-) Such a sweet opportunity! I would say I love inspirational posts or post about your new baby (family).

  5. Justine
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    I like inspiration and recipes, because I’m always on the hunt for them myself!

  6. Krysten
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    I will admit I always get a little worried when one of my favorite bloggers gets pregnant because suddenly their blogs turns into all baby all the time. And while I understand that the pregnancy is SO important it makes me sad because I miss reading about all the other things in that blogger’s life.

    With you Sandy there was still a good mix of everything. We still got to know about YOU as well as your pregnancy. You did an amazing job of keeping everything balanced and I feel the same way now that Austin is here. Your blog is always one of my favorite reads.

    Anyway, happy birthday to your blog Sandy. I’m so happy you’re part of this wonderful blog world and that we’re friends!

  7. Kayla from Love Sparkle Pretty
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    Happy birthday blog a la mode! :) I loved your pregnancy updates (we were pregnant at the same time), I love your updates on little austin (we both have baby boys), I love your giveaways (WOOHOO), & I love your inpirations!! Keep up the good work Sandy :)

  8. Bethani
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    Yay for blog birthdays!!!!
    I love your outfit posts the most

  9. Ms. Megan
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    Happy two year blogiversary Sandy dear!!!!
    I have loved reading your blog and I honestly do not know what my favorite posts are!!! I love your fashion sense + your amazing recipes and you + Ilene’s CHWH swaps!!! Mostly I just love your blog!!!!
    Happy day dear!!

  10. Megan Lane
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    how generous of you! i really like your inspiration posts. but i also enjoyed your pregnancy updates & i’m excited to see more baby updates now :)

  11. Megan
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    I am most definitely a lurker =) I love your photography posts and all the tips you give. You’re so practical that I actually feel like I take away a lot =)

  12. Collette Osuna
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

    Happy Happy blog birthday sweets! Sooo happy for you! As you know, your blog is one of my all time favs….and your little guy is cute as a button!!!

    Daily Inspiration of Pretty Things!

  13. Adrienne Lenz
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    Recently, I have enjoyed your baby updates, especially since I am a new mom as well!!!!

  14. katrina
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    Happy blogiversary, Sandy!! I am so glad to have been a follower from one of the earlier days and that I’ve gotten to know you better recently. I absolutely love the tidbits of your life that you share along with how connected you are with your readers. I can’t wait to see what this second year of blogging adventures brings for you!!

  15. Kirtley A.
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    Happy two year blogiversary! I like the mix of everything. I might be a slight lurker.

  16. jennifer / my little adventures
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    holy wow sandy your kid is cute!! i love that picture! ^^
    … my fav sandy a la mode posts? it’s a tough call. i love the life updates/baby posts/pictures, flavors to follow, & fooood!

  17. Jodi Hall
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    Happy Blog-o-versary!

  18. Adelyn Finley
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Happy blog-o-versary! I love your outfit posts! You make dressing modestly so cute!


  19. Holly
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    Woo! Congratulations on two awesome years of blogging! & what an ADORABLE photo of Austin! Eee! :)

    I looove the posts where you blog about your every day life! When you share photos of what you’ve been up to! I love getting a peek into your life! :)

  20. Alisha
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    Happy blogiversary, sweet friend!! That’s so exciting :) And your sweet boy is growing so fast!!

    I love all of your posts. Seriously. A variety of types of posts is what makes you YOU! But, if I really have to pick just one, it would be photography!! <3

    Hope you're having a wonderful week, my dear!

  21. Connie @ Daydream In Color
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    Happy 2 year blogiversary!
    I love everything about your blog. I remember stumbling upon it over a year ago & then reading back in all the archives. You are so true to yourself & genuine & sweet. I love the outfit posts, the posts about your recipes, & just life in general (including your newest family addition)!
    Excited for all your new adventures in this new blog year.

  22. Miss Emily K
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    I love kids, so probably the baby updates, and the outfit posts :)

  23. ElleSee
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    Happy blogiversary! Here’s to the next year.

  24. Amy Ogilvie
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    Congrats on 2 years Sandy, that is beyond exciting! I love your “Flavors to Follow” it always gives me some inspiration!

  25. jenni austria germany
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    recipes! :) those are my fav.

  26. erika
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    you were one of the first blogs I sponsored on and i appreciated all the support you gave me (nearly a year ago!)

    i just love so much of everything and how it has grown to include your darling baby– from outfits to inspiration and room decor and food, it’s alllll good. :)

  27. gilda
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    oh my goodness, your babe looks so big already ;)

    I’ll enter. wooooo.

    I love everything about your blog. Outfit posts. And I definitely want to join in the swap next year. Inspiration. Photos. I think you do a good all around everything is awesome blog. <3

  28. Lindsey
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

    I don’t want to enter, but I just wanted to say that though I’m a new reader, I’ve really been enjoying your blog, and I loved your outfit posts with a bump! I’m still several years away from being pregnant but it still gives me some inspiration, haha.


  29. Melissa
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    I really love all the posts you do!
    Definitely love the outfits and the recipes (yum) and I can’t wait for the baby pictures of Austin :) I am NOwhere near having a child since I’m constantly surrounded by college students so its nice to see cute little babies every now and then. Even if its just through the computer screen!

    I definitely would love to enter the giveaway :)
    I’ve always loved your blog.
    Can I tell you a secret? Your blog is the first one I started reading and REALLY inspired me to start blogging. Like, really blogging. So thank you for that :D

  30. Amanda {at} Royal Daughter Designs
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I love your outfit posts – you’re a gorgeous woman and I love that you embraced your pregnancy curves! Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Shelley
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

    Selfishly, I love the giveaways…but the ones I like for no other reason……style posts!!!
    Congrats and thanks.

  32. Georgianna
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I guess that means we’ve known each other almost two years! :)

    I love it all, does that count? :)

    I’m still in dreamland over your wedding photos. xo

  33. Sasha
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    I am a lurker. The outfit posts are my favorites.

    More critically: has Marv already got Austin in crimson and gray?! Where is the maize and blue?? Stay strong!

  34. Stacey
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

    I really like your outfit posts, giveaways, and I’m excited to see how blog will change now that Austin’s here!

  35. becky mercado
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

    I of course love DIY… but photography is a new passion of mine…but flavors to follow is good too. I would love to win an ad spot with you.

  36. Michelle
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 12:22 am

    Congratulations Sandy!! I really enjoy reading up on your outfit and flavors to follow posts. By far the most inspirational would have to be updates on Austin. :)

  37. Sarah
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 6:37 am

    Happy 2 year blogiversary!!! How exciting :) I’ve always loved your giveaways and your flavors to follow posts – but lately I’ve been loving all the baby stuff {wink!}

  38. whatever DeeDee Wants
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    Happy blog anniversary!

    Is it silly to say that I love everything you post? You are one of my daily reads :)

  39. Katie
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    I love your outfit posts! I reallllly enjoyed seeing how darn cute you could look throughout your pregnancy – you were a mama-to-be with such style! :)

  40. Bonnie
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    Big CONGRATULATIONS to you, my dear. You should know by now how much I adore you, and I am so happy for your blogiversary! :)

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  41. Virginia
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    Baby and inspiration posts :) your outfits are cute as well!

  42. Jihee
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    Happy 2 year blogiversary lovely SANDY!!!! I can’t believe it’s already your 2nd year! I feel like you JUST had your 1st year blogiversary! hahaha :D

  43. Amanda A
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    Happy blogiversary, dear! I just love reading about you and your life, and getting to read about other creative, inspiring women. xoxo

  44. Rachella
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Congrats on the two year! X

  45. Samantha
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    Congratulations on two years! I love your blog! And oh-my-goodness, Austin is adorable.
    My favourite types of posts are Cold Hands Warm Hearts swap, photography, inspiration, baby updates and Flavours to Follow. That’s pretty much all of them, but I just love your whole blog.
    XO Samantha

  46. Tang
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    Definitely been a fan of the food posts and who doesn’t love baby posts! :) Happy two years!

  47. Somer
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    Since we were pregnant at the same time, I really liked your bump fashion posts. Now I am enjoying your Austin updates. My little girl was born 1/2/12, so its neat to see your little boy since they are so close in age.

  48. Megan
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    Happy two years of blogging! I have loved your baby posts, I was so excited when you had little Austin and look forward to watching him grow up!

  49. allsaints, allsaints clothing
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 1:53 am

    Thanks in favor of sharing such a pleasant thought, article is pleasant, thats why i have read it fully

  50. Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia}
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    I always love seeing your adorable outfits. :) Happy 2 years of blogging!

  51. Alicia Blogs
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

    I love all your pregnancy related posts because I am pregnant as well :) You are a great inspiration!

  52. Katie
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    I love outfit posts! And that adorable little baby should make frequent appearances as well!

  53. Laura
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    I always love to read inspiring posts. Those are definitely my favorite!

  54. Erin
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    you are so sweet sandy! (and your little baby boy there is a DOLL!!!! how adorable!)
    i just love your outfit posts. you’re so down to earth and yet fabulous and, unlike some blogger’s outfit ideas who are unattainable, yours seem like something every woman could pull off! you are too cute!



  55. Nicole
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 10:42 pm

    Hi Sandy! I love your outfits posts. It gives me inspiration of what to wear as a teacher. I also love the baby updates! Too Cute!!

  56. Kaity
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    I really enjoy pretty much everything you post! I love your outfit posts because I like to see what others are wearing – lots of inspiration comes that way. I had a fun time following your pregnancy and your domestic adventures since I’m nowhere close to having babies myself. I loved the CHWH swap, and I’m so glad I participated this year! basically I just love your blog as a whole. happy blogiversary! :]

  57. michelle bradee
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

    happy blogiversary mama!!! <3

  58. michelle bradee
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

    …& I love everything you post girl! your blog is always so pretty & inspiring! xoxo
    ps… the cute pics of austin make it even better!

  59. Chelsea T.
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    I absolutely love your outfit posts!

  60. Alison
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    My favorite posts have always been your “Flavors to Follow” :)

  61. Ly
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    I love all your posts but my favorite are your outfit post. Congrats!! That’s so exciting…heres to many more years :)


  62. Steph
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    YAY! I love baby posts and your awesome giveaways!

  63. Beth @ dot...in the city
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    you have so many great types of posts, Sandy! I can’t pick just one :) I love the flavors to follow because I often discover new shops, etc. from your blog!
    Happy Blogiversary, girl!

  64. Kristin {McLendon Whereabouts}
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    Being a new mom myself…I love everything baby!!!

  65. Lindsay
    Jan 17, 2012 @ 3:13 am

    Happy blogiversary! I’m definitely partial to the recipe posts but of course baby posts are too adorable to resist! =]


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