Happy (Belated) Three Year Blogiversary to SALM + Three Winner Giveaway!

January 12, 2013 marked the 3 year blogiversary of little ole Sandy a la Mode blog!  It’s crazy to think that this little part time job / part time hobby of mine has been around for 3 years already.  Lately, it’s definitely been evolving into a fashion + mom + Austin picture blog, but I’m totally OK with that because I feel like that defines a lot of who I am right now.  A fashionista, new mom, who loves taking pictures of her baby.  But as promised at the end of this year, for this 4th year of blogging, I am going to go back to my bloggy roots a little bit and ensure to sprinkle in some more recipes, crafts and inspirations.  Anyhow, I am soo grateful for you, my loyal readers.  Thank you to all those who have read from the beginning and welcome to all of you new(ish) readers.  I hope you decide to stay around!  For this blogiversary celebration, I wanted to take a trip down memory lane and highlight some of your + my favorite posts!  I guess this can double up as my “year in review” post that I never did for the New Year!  ;)

January 2012

  • My Baby #1 Pregnancy by Week Recap – I loved this post because it was a week by week bump recap of my pregnancy.  You can see how my belly grew and how my fashion transformed throughout my pregnancy.

February 2012

March 2012

April 2012

May 2012

  • I Made It 28 Days Without Shopping – The title explains it all, I made it 28 days through with my shopping challenge, which means I technically failed but I am still going to call it a personal success!

June 2012

July 2012

August 2012

September 2012

October 2012

November 2012

December 2012

Whew.  What a year it has been.  But of course, I can’t let such a big milestone go by without a fun celebration GIVEAWAY to go along with it.  This year I will be giving away a variety of things… to THREE LUCKY WINNERS!  One lucky winner will get a February – April Standard Sponsor spot on my blog, which will include a giveaway OR guest post option.  Another lucky winner will get an accessory item from me, either a necklace, bracelet or scarf.  And the third lucky winner will get $25 to J.Crew… as if they haven’t taken enough of my money already.  ;)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway runs until January 22, 2013 at 12:00AM and is open INTERNATIONALLY!  Good luck!

Thank you to all that have voted for me so far! Please VOTE for me (again) today, you can vote once a day!!


  1. I love your blog, but my favorite things would have to be your posts on Austin!!! How can anyone not love updates on the little guy?! I especially love reading your letters to Austin! It makes me wish I had written letters to my son when he was younger- what a fun thing for Austin to look back on!

  2. Whoa, another year of blogging under your belt! So awesome! I think I’ve been following for 2 of the 3 years! Or maybe 2 1/2?? hehe, not sure! I love all of your posts about your every day life! Like your trip you just took with your girlfriends, and peeks of Austin being all adorable & sweet. :)

  3. My favorites are the fashion post but I have to admit I just love some of your recipes like the Mango, Tomato and Avocado Salsa…. yummy! And Austin is so cute so I love his pictures!

  4. I love your baby bump collage. I’m kind of kicking myself that I’ve taken no real baby bump pictures so far. Guess 11 weeks isn’t too late to start? :)

  5. Yay happy 3 years! I really enjoyed your pregnancy by week pictures. It’s so fun to look back and see how that cute bump of yours grew and realize that was little baby Austin and how he’s a year old now, crazy! What I love most about your blog is YOU. I love your outfits and I love seeing pictures of Austin. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  6. Congrats on three years. What success! Please share how you became so successful with sponsors and such considering this is only a part time gig! And I love your style and playing with trends and of course love seeing Austin too.

  7. Outfit posts are definitely my favorite part, because I love your style. I hope your blog still exists for me to refer back to someday (5ish years from now) when I’m preggers. That being said, I only follow style bloggers who have a lot of personality, so I love the other stuff too:)

  8. I love your style, it’s fun to open your blog up to see what you’re wearing.

    Okay and what can I say, Austin is so cute, I love pretty much any Austin post.

  9. Happy belated blogiversary! :)

    I love your fashion posts, and I’ll never argue against seeing cute baby pictures. I look forward to seeing more recipes, too. And overall I think you just have beautiful photos.

  10. You were an adorable pregnant lady! I love seeing your style. I discovered your blog right near the end of your pregnancy and decided to keep reading because it’s really inspiring to see a mama-to-be/new mom who hasn’t let having a baby get in the way of her fashion sense! :) Plus the baby happens to super cute and very photogenic. ;)


  11. Oh love to see all your photos in your before and after pregnancy look. Yes you look great wearing patterns after seeing your two photos. Congrats on your 3rd blog anniversary and beat wishes!


  12. Happy Bolgiversary! My favorite part of your blog is how you shared with all of us your joy on your first pregnancy & then the reveal, The Amazing Austin…God Bless that angel baby… You look fabulous… <3

  13. I love the pics of your baby boy! I have a 9 month old little boy, so it’s fun to see what is coming up soon! And your outfit pictures are great too!

  14. goodness gracious you are one lovely lady! i am convinced that motherhood has made you even more gorgeous :) congratulations on such a fun, refreshing and successful blog! no wonder your readers love you!

  15. I’m so happy to stumble BACK onto your blog and see how much you’ve grown..changed..since I first “met you” two years ago. xoxo

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