One Year Blogiversary, Giveaways, Discounts, Oh Yea!

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! πŸ™‚  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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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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! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚

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


725 Comments

  1. January 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. January 12, 2011 / 12:07 am

    I follow you on Twitter (Mahalmichelle).

    michellemlhuynh[at]gmail[dot]com

  3. January 12, 2011 / 12:08 am

    If you check on your tweet for the blogversary giveaway, it says that I retweeted that same exact tweet. πŸ™‚

    michellemlhuynh[at]gmail[dot]com

  4. January 12, 2011 / 12:10 am

    Happy Blogiversary, my sweet friend!! πŸ™‚

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

    I follow you on GFC! πŸ˜‰

  5. January 12, 2011 / 12:13 am

    follow your blog! yay!

  6. January 12, 2011 / 12:13 am

    follow you on twitter!

  7. January 12, 2011 / 12:14 am

    tweeted your fantastic giveaways! congrats!

  8. January 12, 2011 / 12:15 am

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

  9. January 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.

  10. January 12, 2011 / 12:22 am

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

  11. January 12, 2011 / 12:22 am

    And of course I follow you on Twitter! πŸ™‚

  12. January 12, 2011 / 12:23 am

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

  13. January 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!!

  14. January 12, 2011 / 12:28 am

    I follow you on twitter!

  15. January 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!

  16. January 12, 2011 / 12:38 am

    Woohoo! Happy Bloggy bday. Just started following you through GFC but have been following through twitter πŸ™‚ Enjoy the celebration.

  17. January 12, 2011 / 12:39 am

    Follow you on twitter πŸ™‚

  18. January 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!

  19. January 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.

  20. January 12, 2011 / 12:52 am

    And I follow you on twitter!

  21. January 12, 2011 / 12:53 am

    I do follow you already @gooseandtrisser

  22. Cherie
    January 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!! πŸ™‚

  23. Cherie
    January 12, 2011 / 12:57 am

    I follow you on twitter πŸ™‚
    @ love for dinner

  24. January 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…) πŸ™‚

    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!

  25. Cherie
    January 12, 2011 / 12:58 am

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

  26. January 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. πŸ˜‰

  27. January 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

  28. January 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!!

  29. January 12, 2011 / 1:14 am

    I follow you on Twitter of course πŸ™‚

  30. Birgit
    January 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!!

  31. January 12, 2011 / 1:37 am

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

  32. January 12, 2011 / 1:40 am

    I follow you on Twitter.

  33. January 12, 2011 / 1:42 am

    I Tweeted!

  34. January 12, 2011 / 1:57 am

    And I’ve just blogged about your swap πŸ™‚

  35. January 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!

  36. January 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.

  37. January 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

  38. January 12, 2011 / 2:28 am

    And I follow you on twitter, too!

  39. January 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!
    πŸ™‚

  40. January 12, 2011 / 2:39 am

    i just tweeted about this great party here.

  41. January 12, 2011 / 2:42 am

    and i facebooked about it!

  42. January 12, 2011 / 2:43 am

    ooooh how neat! happy bloggiversary! πŸ™‚

  43. January 12, 2011 / 2:44 am

    oh, and i am totes following you on twitter! πŸ˜‰

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

  44. January 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 πŸ™‚

    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

  45. January 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 πŸ™‚ Happy Blogiversary Sandy!

  46. January 12, 2011 / 2:47 am

    I follow you on twitter πŸ™‚

  47. January 12, 2011 / 2:49 am

    I tweeted!!! @kdaviscreates

  48. January 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!

  49. January 12, 2011 / 3:04 am

    I follow you on twitter!

  50. January 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!

  51. January 12, 2011 / 3:12 am

    I follow you on twitter πŸ˜€

  52. January 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 πŸ˜€ but since this is a special day… hehe

  53. nik
    January 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!

  54. January 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.

  55. January 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**

  56. January 12, 2011 / 5:03 am

    Happy Anniversary doll…very cool!!!

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

  57. Perri
    January 12, 2011 / 5:29 am

    I love reading blogs because it inspires me to be more creative πŸ™‚

  58. Perri
    January 12, 2011 / 5:30 am

    I already follow you on twitter πŸ™‚

  59. January 12, 2011 / 6:40 am

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

  60. January 12, 2011 / 6:44 am

    I am definitely a follower of your blog. πŸ™‚

  61. January 12, 2011 / 6:57 am

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

  62. Roxanna
    January 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!

  63. Roxanna
    January 12, 2011 / 7:04 am

    Of course I follow!

  64. Renee
    January 12, 2011 / 7:10 am

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

  65. Renee
    January 12, 2011 / 7:11 am

    i’m following you on twitter!

  66. January 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!!

  67. January 12, 2011 / 7:17 am

    Oh, and I follow!!!

  68. Hana K.
    January 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 πŸ™‚

  69. Hana K.
    January 12, 2011 / 7:24 am

    I’m a twitter follower!

  70. January 12, 2011 / 7:25 am

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

  71. January 12, 2011 / 7:26 am

    I follow you on Twitter (and love it)!

  72. kelly
    January 12, 2011 / 7:33 am

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

  73. kelly
    January 12, 2011 / 7:34 am

    i follow you on twitter…(iam irishstepmom)

  74. January 12, 2011 / 7:37 am

    Happy blogiversary, Sandy!! πŸ™‚

    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!

  75. January 12, 2011 / 7:40 am

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

  76. January 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.

  77. January 12, 2011 / 7:41 am

    i’m a follower!

  78. January 12, 2011 / 7:43 am

    blog anniversary tweet sent! : ) enjoy the day.

  79. January 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.

  80. January 12, 2011 / 7:43 am

    And I follow you on twitter!

  81. January 12, 2011 / 7:43 am

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

    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

  82. January 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!

  83. January 12, 2011 / 7:45 am

    I follow you on Twitter πŸ™‚

  84. January 12, 2011 / 7:47 am

    Tweet Tweet! (@michabella4)

  85. January 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!

  86. January 12, 2011 / 7:58 am

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

    Happy Blogiversary!!

  87. January 12, 2011 / 7:58 am

    I follow you on twitter πŸ™‚ @teachinginheels

  88. January 12, 2011 / 7:59 am

    I tweeted! πŸ™‚

  89. January 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!

  90. January 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.

  91. January 12, 2011 / 8:05 am

    I follow you on twitter @ReeveMusic

  92. January 12, 2011 / 8:06 am

    I posted it on my blog! πŸ™‚

  93. January 12, 2011 / 8:06 am

    and I just tweeted about it… @ReeveMusic

  94. ChantaleP
    January 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

  95. January 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!

  96. January 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!

  97. January 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!

  98. January 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.

  99. January 12, 2011 / 8:26 am

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

  100. alely
    January 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.

  101. January 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!

  102. January 12, 2011 / 8:41 am

    follow you on twitter!

  103. January 12, 2011 / 8:41 am

    aaaaand tweeted.

  104. January 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!

  105. January 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! πŸ™‚

    cafefashionista@yahoo.com

  106. January 12, 2011 / 8:43 am

    Of course I follow you on twitter!

  107. January 12, 2011 / 8:44 am

    follow on twitter

  108. January 12, 2011 / 8:45 am

    and tweeted about the giveaway

  109. January 12, 2011 / 8:47 am

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

  110. January 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! πŸ™‚

    *kate

  111. January 12, 2011 / 8:50 am

    I’m a follower on twitter!

    *kate

  112. January 12, 2011 / 8:50 am

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

  113. January 12, 2011 / 8:51 am

    And I tweeted! Happy anniversary again dear!

    *kate

  114. January 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 πŸ™‚

    Such sweet giveaways!!

  115. January 12, 2011 / 8:56 am

    most definitely a follower on twitter! πŸ™‚

  116. January 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.

  117. January 12, 2011 / 8:57 am

    I am now following on twitter with @sparklingsteps

  118. Doroffee
    January 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.)

  119. January 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

  120. January 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 πŸ™‚

  121. January 12, 2011 / 9:02 am

    I’m a twitter follower πŸ™‚

  122. January 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.

  123. January 12, 2011 / 9:06 am

    I also follow you on Twitter.

    @notsuperjustmom

  124. January 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

  125. January 12, 2011 / 9:07 am

    I follow you on twitter!
    xo

  126. January 12, 2011 / 9:08 am

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

  127. January 12, 2011 / 9:08 am

    I also follow you on twitter!
    @kitdscott

  128. January 12, 2011 / 9:08 am

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

  129. January 12, 2011 / 9:08 am

    I also tweeted about your giveaway/blog anniversary too!

  130. January 12, 2011 / 9:08 am

    I’m following you on Twitter πŸ™‚

  131. Mandy S
    January 12, 2011 / 9:09 am

    My favorite thing about blogging {so far} is meeting so many amazing people! πŸ™‚

  132. January 12, 2011 / 9:09 am

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

  133. January 12, 2011 / 9:11 am

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

    epfaulkner@gmail.com

  134. Mandy S
    January 12, 2011 / 9:11 am

    i follow you!!! πŸ™‚

  135. Mandy S
    January 12, 2011 / 9:12 am

    follow you on twitter too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  136. January 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 πŸ˜‰

  137. January 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!

  138. January 12, 2011 / 9:13 am

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

  139. January 12, 2011 / 9:13 am

    tweeted! @cornflakedreams xoxo jcd

  140. January 12, 2011 / 9:13 am

    happy anniversary!! i follow you on twitter πŸ™‚ xoxo jcd

  141. January 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!! πŸ™‚

  142. January 12, 2011 / 9:16 am

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

  143. January 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 πŸ™‚

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

  144. January 12, 2011 / 9:18 am

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

  145. Toana Mihaela
    January 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

  146. January 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!

  147. January 12, 2011 / 9:21 am

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

  148. January 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!

  149. January 12, 2011 / 9:21 am

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

  150. Eafong
    January 12, 2011 / 9:22 am

    YAY! Congrats on your 1 year blog-versary!

  151. January 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.

  152. January 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.

  153. Miriam
    January 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! πŸ™‚

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

  154. January 12, 2011 / 9:40 am

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

  155. January 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.

  156. January 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 ~

  157. January 12, 2011 / 9:46 am

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

  158. January 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.

  159. January 12, 2011 / 9:51 am

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted this giveaway.

  160. January 12, 2011 / 9:51 am

    I follow you via GFC.

  161. January 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.

  162. January 12, 2011 / 9:53 am

    I follow you via twitter @curliemegs

  163. January 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.

  164. January 12, 2011 / 9:54 am

    I follow you on twitter @megstwistedtree

  165. January 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!

  166. January 12, 2011 / 9:55 am

    You know I follow on Twitter =-)

  167. January 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

  168. January 12, 2011 / 9:58 am

    I follow on twitter!!

  169. January 12, 2011 / 9:58 am

    Tweeted!

  170. January 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

  171. January 12, 2011 / 10:01 am

    I tweeted!!! Happy Blog Birthday Sandy!

    xoxo~Meg

  172. January 12, 2011 / 10:02 am

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

  173. January 12, 2011 / 10:03 am

    i also follow via twitter (@kileencheng)

  174. January 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!

  175. January 12, 2011 / 10:05 am

    I am a new follower of your on twitter:)

  176. January 12, 2011 / 10:06 am

    I posted the giveaway on facebook!

  177. January 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! πŸ™‚

  178. January 12, 2011 / 10:06 am

    I follow you on Twitter!

  179. January 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!

  180. January 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

  181. Mike
    January 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.

  182. lindsey
    January 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 πŸ™‚ thanks

  183. Chrissy
    January 12, 2011 / 10:18 am

    And I also follow your sweet tweets!

  184. January 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. πŸ™‚

  185. Chrissy
    January 12, 2011 / 10:19 am

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

  186. January 12, 2011 / 10:20 am

    I am a new follower! What a cool giveaway! Happy Blogiversary! πŸ™‚

    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 πŸ™‚

    xoxo

  187. January 12, 2011 / 10:21 am

    signed up for the google friend connect!

  188. January 12, 2011 / 10:23 am

    already a twitter follower πŸ™‚

  189. January 12, 2011 / 10:24 am

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

  190. January 12, 2011 / 10:24 am

    Follower on Twitter already! @itsmichelelee πŸ˜€

  191. January 12, 2011 / 10:24 am

    and HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY, sandy!

  192. January 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!

  193. January 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

  194. January 12, 2011 / 10:28 am

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

  195. January 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.

  196. January 12, 2011 / 10:32 am

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

  197. January 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!

  198. January 12, 2011 / 10:35 am

    I follow you on twitter

  199. January 12, 2011 / 10:37 am

    Tweeted about your giveaway!

  200. January 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!

  201. January 12, 2011 / 10:37 am

    I follow your tweets! :]

  202. January 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!

  203. January 12, 2011 / 10:49 am

    Following you on twitter @steph2pigs

  204. January 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.

  205. January 12, 2011 / 10:53 am

    I follow you on Twitter!! @MomNom

  206. January 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 πŸ™‚ I just wish I have more time to blog, maybe after the baby πŸ˜€

    Congrats again!

  207. Kristin
    January 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!

  208. January 12, 2011 / 11:03 am

    I am already stalking you on twitter πŸ˜‰

  209. January 12, 2011 / 11:03 am

    and tweeted πŸ˜€

  210. January 12, 2011 / 11:10 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is the COMMUNITY and CONNECTIONS! πŸ™‚

  211. January 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.

  212. January 12, 2011 / 11:12 am

    I follow you on twitter!

  213. January 12, 2011 / 11:13 am

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

  214. January 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!

  215. January 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!

  216. January 12, 2011 / 11:19 am

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

  217. January 12, 2011 / 11:20 am

    I follow you on Twitter

  218. January 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 πŸ˜‰

  219. January 12, 2011 / 11:20 am

    …and I just tweeted about it πŸ™‚ Fingers crossed!

  220. January 12, 2011 / 11:20 am

    I follow you on twitter!

  221. January 12, 2011 / 11:21 am

    I just tweeted! πŸ™‚

  222. FoxyMomma
    January 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!

  223. FoxyMomma
    January 12, 2011 / 11:22 am

    follow you via twitter
    @jessicaecotten

  224. Amber W.
    January 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!

  225. Amber W.
    January 12, 2011 / 11:29 am

    I followed you on twitter (Whimsical3)

  226. Amber W.
    January 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)

  227. January 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 πŸ™‚

  228. January 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!!!

  229. January 12, 2011 / 11:50 am

    I follow you on twitter .

    @kristinTHEbest

  230. January 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!

  231. January 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!

  232. January 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

  233. January 12, 2011 / 11:59 am

    Happy 1st Blogiversary, Sandy!! πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚

  234. January 12, 2011 / 12:00 pm

    tweeted!

  235. January 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

  236. January 12, 2011 / 12:00 pm

    I follow you on Twitter. πŸ™‚

  237. January 12, 2011 / 12:01 pm

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

  238. January 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 πŸ™‚

  239. January 12, 2011 / 12:09 pm

    i love the relationships with ppl

  240. January 12, 2011 / 12:09 pm

    tweeted

  241. Nicole Copeland
    January 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

  242. January 12, 2011 / 12:24 pm

    high five! we both started blogging in 2010 πŸ™‚

    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 πŸ™‚

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

    p.s. – i tweeted (meesow00)

  243. Julie B
    January 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.

  244. Julie B
    January 12, 2011 / 12:25 pm

    also follow you on twitter as jhitomi

  245. January 12, 2011 / 12:28 pm

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

  246. January 12, 2011 / 12:28 pm

    I follow you on Twitter

  247. January 12, 2011 / 12:29 pm

    I Tweeted about this giveaway.

  248. January 12, 2011 / 12:32 pm

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

  249. January 12, 2011 / 12:32 pm

    i follow you on twitter!

  250. January 12, 2011 / 12:33 pm

    tweeted

  251. January 12, 2011 / 12:33 pm

    facebooked…thanks sandy!

  252. January 12, 2011 / 12:37 pm

    My favorite part of blogging is the awesome community!

  253. January 12, 2011 / 12:37 pm

    I follow you on Twitter πŸ™‚

  254. Lizz C
    January 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!

  255. January 12, 2011 / 12:39 pm

    great giveaway sandy!! i love blogging bc it helps me remember what i did !! old age, bad memory πŸ˜‰

  256. January 12, 2011 / 12:39 pm

    i’m a twitter folloooooweerrr

  257. January 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.

  258. January 12, 2011 / 12:41 pm

    We’re totally twitter friends. πŸ™‚

  259. January 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!

  260. January 12, 2011 / 12:43 pm

    facebooked on oh, sweet joy’s page πŸ™‚

  261. January 12, 2011 / 12:44 pm

    i’m a twitter follower too!

  262. January 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

  263. connie
    January 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..

  264. January 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!

  265. January 12, 2011 / 12:48 pm

    oh, i hope it’s okay for me to enter these as well! i follow via GFC, of course. β™₯ 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. β™₯

  266. January 12, 2011 / 12:48 pm

    i follow you on twittah! β™₯

  267. January 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!

  268. January 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!

  269. January 12, 2011 / 12:59 pm

    Oh, and of course I followed you on Twitter πŸ˜€

  270. January 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 πŸ™‚

  271. January 12, 2011 / 1:22 pm

    Following you on twitter πŸ™‚

  272. January 12, 2011 / 1:23 pm

    Tweeted the giveaway! @SimplySamanthaC

  273. January 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!

  274. January 12, 2011 / 1:30 pm

    Also! Followed you on twitter. (@emilybenziger)

    πŸ™‚

  275. January 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!

  276. January 12, 2011 / 1:49 pm

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

  277. January 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.

  278. January 12, 2011 / 1:52 pm

    I’m now following you on twitter.

  279. January 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

  280. January 12, 2011 / 2:15 pm

    Follow you on Twitter, already!

  281. January 12, 2011 / 2:17 pm

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

  282. January 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

  283. Carolyn C.
    January 12, 2011 / 2:23 pm

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

  284. January 12, 2011 / 2:31 pm

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

  285. January 12, 2011 / 2:32 pm

    Twitter Follower

    @jennilynncar

  286. January 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!

  287. January 12, 2011 / 2:42 pm

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

  288. January 12, 2011 / 2:45 pm

    And I follow you on twitter @colekbl

  289. January 12, 2011 / 2:47 pm

    And I tweeted!

  290. January 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.

  291. January 12, 2011 / 2:57 pm

    I’m also a twitter follower > > @auntbetney

  292. va
    January 12, 2011 / 3:03 pm

    gfc follower
    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com
    intl

  293. va
    January 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

  294. January 12, 2011 / 3:05 pm

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

    Racahel

  295. January 12, 2011 / 3:05 pm

    Following of course.

    Rachael

  296. Terah
    January 12, 2011 / 3:09 pm

    My favorite thing about reading blogs is new fun recipes!

  297. January 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!

  298. January 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!! πŸ™‚

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

  299. January 12, 2011 / 3:33 pm

    i follow you on twitter πŸ˜€

  300. January 12, 2011 / 3:33 pm

    and i tweeted!

  301. January 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.

  302. January 12, 2011 / 3:40 pm

    I follow @sandyalamode on twitter

  303. January 12, 2011 / 3:42 pm

    I Tweeted about the giveaway @lindsaysews

  304. EliseKayEm
    January 12, 2011 / 3:42 pm

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

  305. January 12, 2011 / 3:43 pm

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

  306. EliseKayEm
    January 12, 2011 / 3:43 pm

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

  307. January 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!

  308. January 12, 2011 / 3:47 pm

    i follow you on twitter! {@crafteemcgee}

  309. January 12, 2011 / 3:48 pm

    and i tweeted! {@crafteemcgee}

  310. January 12, 2011 / 4:00 pm

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

  311. January 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! πŸ™‚
    christie

  312. January 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.

  313. January 12, 2011 / 4:02 pm

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

  314. January 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!!

  315. January 12, 2011 / 4:07 pm

    Facebooked!!

  316. January 12, 2011 / 4:08 pm

    Follow you!!

  317. January 12, 2011 / 4:08 pm

    Tweeted!!

  318. January 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. πŸ™‚

  319. January 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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ And I follow you on Twitter!

  320. January 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!

  321. January 12, 2011 / 4:19 pm

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

  322. amethystwist
    January 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.

  323. January 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

  324. January 12, 2011 / 4:30 pm

    happy 1 year πŸ™‚ i love blogging because of all the wonderful people i ‘meet’ through it.

  325. Kate
    January 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.

  326. January 12, 2011 / 4:42 pm

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

  327. January 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.)

  328. January 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! πŸ™‚

  329. January 12, 2011 / 4:58 pm

    I already follow you on Twitter!

  330. Erin Nicole
    January 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

  331. January 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!

  332. January 12, 2011 / 5:04 pm

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

  333. January 12, 2011 / 5:05 pm

    I follow on twitter (cntrystr05)

  334. January 12, 2011 / 5:07 pm

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

  335. January 12, 2011 / 5:07 pm

    I’m a follower on twitter!

  336. January 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

  337. January 12, 2011 / 5:09 pm

    Now following you on Twitter! I’m @afdjewelry πŸ™‚

  338. January 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

  339. January 12, 2011 / 5:10 pm

    I tweeted about your fab giveaway!

  340. January 12, 2011 / 5:10 pm

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

  341. January 12, 2011 / 5:10 pm

    I follow you on Twitter! @snapshotupdates

    -Jessica

  342. January 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. πŸ™‚
    Congrats!

    -Annie
    p.s. I follow you on twitland!
    p.s.s I’m from Kansas City too! Wahoo. πŸ™‚

  343. January 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! =)

  344. January 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! πŸ™‚

  345. Brenda Andrews
    January 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!

  346. Brenda Andrews
    January 12, 2011 / 5:26 pm

    I follow on twitter

    @blandrews13

  347. ζ₯ζ₯Lai
    January 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!

  348. January 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!

  349. January 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!

  350. Marlo
    January 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.

  351. Marlo
    January 12, 2011 / 5:47 pm

    I follow you on twitter
    as @snagglepink

  352. January 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.

  353. January 12, 2011 / 6:07 pm

    holy cow!!! what a fantastic line up of giveaways! CONGRATS on this blogiversary! <–great word! πŸ˜€ 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.

  354. January 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.

  355. January 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!

  356. January 12, 2011 / 7:02 pm

    I follow you on Twitter too!

  357. January 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.

  358. January 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.

  359. January 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!

  360. January 12, 2011 / 7:45 pm

    Oh my my what a lovely giveaway!
    So many gorgeous things here πŸ™‚
    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 πŸ™‚

    Good luck to everyone!

    xoxo
    Olivia

  361. January 12, 2011 / 7:52 pm

    I also followed you on twitter. @mweddle10285

  362. January 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!!

  363. January 12, 2011 / 8:06 pm

    i follow you!!

  364. January 12, 2011 / 8:06 pm

    i tweeted!!!

  365. Rozen
    January 12, 2011 / 8:26 pm

    I absolutely love seeing the photographs of things that inspire bloggers! And of course the cute craft/diy stuff πŸ˜‰

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

  366. Rozen
    January 12, 2011 / 8:26 pm

    tweeted about this awesome giveaway!

  367. Rozen
    January 12, 2011 / 8:27 pm

    I follow your tweeter account!

  368. January 12, 2011 / 8:52 pm

    i remember when you were thinking about doing a blog like this.. so exciting! πŸ™‚

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

  369. January 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 πŸ™‚

  370. January 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!

  371. Alicia
    January 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!

  372. January 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? πŸ™‚ The thing I love most about blogging is getting inspired by reading other people’s blogs.

  373. January 12, 2011 / 9:47 pm

    I now follow you on twitter – gladly too πŸ™‚

  374. aliao
    January 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

  375. January 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!

  376. January 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 πŸ™‚

  377. January 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!

  378. January 12, 2011 / 10:11 pm

    I follow via Google Friend Connect πŸ™‚
    AZinAugust{at}gmail{dot}com

  379. January 12, 2011 / 10:12 pm

    I follow via Twitter @AZinAugust

  380. January 12, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    Happy happy blogiversary!!

  381. January 12, 2011 / 10:30 pm

    What a lovely giveaway! Hmm… my favorite thing about blogging is meeting other bloggers from around the world. πŸ™‚

  382. January 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

  383. January 12, 2011 / 10:34 pm

    OMG this is SUPER generous of you! And congrats to one year of blogging πŸ™‚ 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!

  384. January 12, 2011 / 10:34 pm

    I’m a new follower!! Hope I win! πŸ™‚

  385. January 12, 2011 / 10:34 pm

    I’m following you on twitter as well!

  386. January 12, 2011 / 10:34 pm

    I follow on twitter!! :0)

  387. January 12, 2011 / 10:35 pm

    I tweeted!

  388. January 12, 2011 / 10:38 pm

    I just followed you on Twitter πŸ™‚

    @theheydayshop

  389. January 12, 2011 / 10:46 pm

    πŸ™‚ And I just retweeted your giveaway tweet!

  390. Ting
    January 12, 2011 / 10:47 pm

    <3 happy blogiverary!! πŸ˜€ xoxo πŸ™‚ congrats!!!

  391. January 12, 2011 / 11:06 pm

    Happy Blogiversary – the best thing about blogging is being able to meet sweet people like how! How serendipitous πŸ˜€

  392. January 12, 2011 / 11:07 pm

    Yay – I follow you on Twitter (@cuteshopper)

  393. January 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.

    πŸ™‚

  394. January 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

  395. January 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

  396. January 13, 2011 / 12:05 am

    And I (of course) follow you on Twitter. (duh! you’re the absolute sweetest lady on my feed!)

  397. January 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! πŸ™‚

    Hugs!

    Ann~Margaret

  398. January 13, 2011 / 12:12 am

    Following you on Twitter, sweet chick!! πŸ™‚

  399. January 13, 2011 / 12:12 am

    Retweeted your giveaway today! And, I will do it again! πŸ™‚

  400. January 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!

  401. January 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!!

  402. January 13, 2011 / 12:18 am

    I follow you on Twittter! <33

  403. January 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 …

  404. January 13, 2011 / 12:37 am

    I follow you on twitter

  405. January 13, 2011 / 12:37 am

    I tweeted about your wonderful blogiversary and giveaways….

  406. January 13, 2011 / 12:42 am

    I follow w/gfc
    and my fav thing about blogging is saying whatever I want! πŸ™‚

  407. January 13, 2011 / 12:43 am

    I follow on twitter (@missbobloblaw)

  408. January 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!

  409. January 13, 2011 / 1:08 am

    I follow you on twitter! (@lacretia)

  410. January 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. πŸ™‚

  411. January 13, 2011 / 1:17 am

    I follow you on Twitter! @hotchild

  412. January 13, 2011 / 2:28 am

    happy blogoversary!!

  413. January 13, 2011 / 5:00 am

    I am your follower via GFC /Elena/

  414. January 13, 2011 / 5:01 am

    My fave thing about blogging is finding new friends

  415. January 13, 2011 / 5:02 am

    Follow you on Twitter @elenarudaya

  416. January 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!

  417. January 13, 2011 / 6:55 am

    tweeted!

  418. LC
    January 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! =)

  419. January 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!!

  420. Catherine
    January 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!!

  421. Catherine
    January 13, 2011 / 9:20 am

    I just followed you on Twitter! (xcat_says)

  422. January 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

  423. January 13, 2011 / 10:00 am

    I now follow you on Twitter of course
    xx

  424. January 13, 2011 / 10:00 am

    Tweeted your absolutely fabulous giveaway (cassie _ nesling)
    xx

  425. January 13, 2011 / 11:00 am

    So happy to have discovered your blog Sandy! So fresh and unique.

    (Retweeted by dslak and 3 others)

  426. January 13, 2011 / 11:03 am

    following you on twitter

  427. January 13, 2011 / 11:05 am

    tweeted πŸ™‚

  428. January 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.

  429. January 13, 2011 / 11:08 am

    wonderful giveaway Sandy! thanks so much! Your blog is beautiful! xoxo

  430. January 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?! πŸ™‚

  431. January 13, 2011 / 11:13 am

    I tweeted about your giveaway! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the camera!!

  432. January 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 πŸ™‚ I love blogstalking as well haha!

  433. January 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 πŸ™‚

  434. January 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!

  435. January 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.

  436. January 13, 2011 / 12:42 pm

    Favorite thing about blogging: Connecting with old friends and making new ones!

  437. January 13, 2011 / 12:43 pm

    I’m a twitter follower!

  438. January 13, 2011 / 12:43 pm

    and I tweeted about you!

  439. January 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!!

  440. January 13, 2011 / 12:55 pm

    Follow you on twitter and re-tweeted! πŸ™‚

  441. jennifer
    January 13, 2011 / 1:04 pm

    happy blogiversary sandy!!! my fave part about blogging is meeting people like you!! congrats!
    j.

  442. January 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!!!

  443. January 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.

  444. January 13, 2011 / 1:23 pm

    I’ve also been a long time follower of yours on Twitter! :o)
    @sting_a_ling

  445. January 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).

  446. January 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’?

  447. courtney d
    January 13, 2011 / 1:53 pm

    my favorite thing about reading blogs is getting ideas for my wardrobe/home/life!

  448. courtney d
    January 13, 2011 / 1:54 pm

    i follow you on twitter ( @courtneydeni***)

  449. January 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?

  450. January 13, 2011 / 2:23 pm

    Google Connect – Yes!

  451. January 13, 2011 / 2:24 pm

    Following on Twitter – Yes!

  452. January 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! πŸ˜‰

  453. January 13, 2011 / 2:27 pm

    As you know I’m one of your follower on twitter! @shinyuchen

  454. January 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

  455. January 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!

  456. January 13, 2011 / 2:50 pm

    I love the friends I have made through blogging. This community is so genuine and fantastic!

  457. January 13, 2011 / 2:54 pm

    And I’m following you on Twitter via @eatslovehappy πŸ™‚

  458. Valerie@yellow+gray
    January 13, 2011 / 3:49 pm

    I like to blog because you get to express your thoughts!

  459. January 13, 2011 / 3:52 pm

    favorite thing about blogging: meeting sweeties like YOU! and being able to document my life. πŸ™‚

  460. January 13, 2011 / 3:53 pm

    i follow you on Twitter, duh! πŸ™‚

  461. January 13, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    of course i’m following you!

  462. January 13, 2011 / 3:55 pm

    i tweeted for ya, Miss Sandy!

  463. January 13, 2011 / 3:57 pm

    a little belated, sandy! but happy blogiversary!!

  464. January 13, 2011 / 4:00 pm

    I love blogging because I get to meet wonderful ladies like you!

  465. January 13, 2011 / 4:00 pm

    I follow you on Twitter.

  466. January 13, 2011 / 4:01 pm

    I’m going to tweet about it right now.

  467. January 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

  468. January 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.

  469. January 13, 2011 / 5:33 pm

    DANG IT! I wanted to be GFC #600, but I’m #601. πŸ™

    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!

  470. January 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!

  471. January 13, 2011 / 9:29 pm

    Congratulations on your Blog – Anniversary!!! How exciting πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ˜‰

  472. January 13, 2011 / 9:36 pm

    I follow you on Twitter πŸ˜‰

  473. January 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 πŸ™‚

    And, getting to promote others is fun b/c I enjoy helping others reach their goals and every step counts!

  474. January 13, 2011 / 11:18 pm

    I like blogging because I can meet peop;e whom I wouldn’t normally cme into contact with πŸ™‚

  475. January 13, 2011 / 11:24 pm

    I retweeted! I’m @Fettbot!

  476. January 13, 2011 / 11:25 pm

    I follow you on Twitter too! I’m @Fettbot!

  477. January 14, 2011 / 12:20 am

    What a marvelous set of giveaways!!

    splendiferousinclinations.blogspot.com

  478. January 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!

  479. January 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.

  480. January 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

  481. January 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.

  482. January 14, 2011 / 11:47 am

    I follow your blog with the Google friend connect. I follow you on twitter, and tweeted about it also πŸ™‚

  483. January 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.

  484. January 14, 2011 / 12:04 pm

    Sandy this is amazing! Congratulations sweetie! Keep up the great blog work πŸ˜‰

  485. January 14, 2011 / 12:07 pm

    I love the friendships that can be made via blogs/blogging … it truly is amazing!

  486. January 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}

  487. January 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 πŸ˜‰

  488. January 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!

  489. January 14, 2011 / 1:37 pm

    I love how everyones blogs are so unique and you can get a little glimpse into peoples lives.

  490. January 14, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    I follow you on twitter!

  491. alexa
    January 14, 2011 / 1:56 pm

    I learn something new everyday with wonderful blogs like yours. Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

  492. Taryn
    January 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!

  493. January 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!

  494. January 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

  495. January 14, 2011 / 2:34 pm

    my favorite thing about blogging is the people i’ve met and the accountability to keep writing!

  496. January 14, 2011 / 2:38 pm

    Uh oh, I made my twitter one into one entry…. Consider this the one where I tweeted^_^

  497. January 14, 2011 / 2:41 pm

    Okay, I just mentioned your giveaway on facebook!
    Can you tell I want to win?? haha

    xo.

  498. January 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! : )

  499. January 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.

  500. January 14, 2011 / 3:29 pm

    I follow you on Twitter! (@SheLikesRuffles)

  501. January 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 livingβ€”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!) πŸ™‚

  502. Kody
    January 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 : )

  503. January 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.

  504. January 14, 2011 / 3:48 pm

    Sandy,
    I am a new blogger and hopefully my year blogging will be as successful as yours! Congrats! xo

  505. January 14, 2011 / 4:00 pm

    I follow you via google friend connect and twitter (now!)(@fortheloveblog)

  506. January 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. πŸ™‚

  507. January 14, 2011 / 4:22 pm

    I follow @sandyalamode on twitter (@RebeccaFH).

  508. January 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!

  509. January 14, 2011 / 4:47 pm

    I love getting inspiration from blogs for everything from food to fashion to pet care!!

  510. cindy champion
    January 14, 2011 / 5:06 pm

    Unfortunately I don’t have a blog but I love reading product reviews on others’ blogs!

  511. cindy champion
    January 14, 2011 / 5:07 pm

    I am following you on twitter

    @ladyboarder9669

  512. January 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!

  513. January 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!

  514. January 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.

  515. Amanda
    January 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.

  516. Amanda
    January 14, 2011 / 8:27 pm

    Following Sandy a la Mode on Twitter as starification

  517. January 14, 2011 / 9:07 pm

    Wow..congrats!! Great giveaway too!!

  518. January 14, 2011 / 9:21 pm

    I follow your twitter account.

  519. January 14, 2011 / 9:22 pm

    I tweeted. gangsterpixie2

  520. January 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.

  521. January 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!

  522. January 14, 2011 / 11:12 pm

    I also follow you on Twitter ( @hernewleaf ) and tweeted the giveaway!

  523. Kyra
    January 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

  524. January 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

  525. January 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

  526. January 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.

  527. Emily Susan
    January 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

  528. January 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

  529. Linda @craftaholicsanonymous
    January 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

  530. January 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

  531. January 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

  532. January 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 πŸ™‚

  533. January 15, 2011 / 2:56 pm

    I follow you on Twitter (I’m lmajor9)

  534. January 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

  535. January 15, 2011 / 4:26 pm

    Follow you on twitter @ohmydarlingblog

  536. January 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! πŸ˜‰
    Sarah-Anne

  537. January 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

  538. Sadye
    January 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!

  539. January 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

  540. January 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…

  541. Erin E
    January 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!

  542. Kari
    January 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!

  543. January 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 πŸ™‚

  544. January 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

  545. January 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.

  546. January 16, 2011 / 11:58 am

    I also follow you on twitter
    @thisvalleylife

  547. Btrflywmn
    January 16, 2011 / 12:23 pm

    I’m not a blogger, I love visiting blogs and entering giveaways. So many wonderful blogs

  548. Btrflywmn
    January 16, 2011 / 12:24 pm

    Follow @sandyalamode on twitter – @Btrflywmn

  549. January 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.

  550. January 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!

  551. January 16, 2011 / 1:42 pm

    I already follow you on twitter @blarkness

  552. January 16, 2011 / 1:42 pm

    i’m also a follower of yours on twitter!

  553. January 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. πŸ™‚

  554. January 16, 2011 / 2:00 pm

    I follow you on twitter! πŸ˜‰

  555. January 16, 2011 / 2:00 pm

    I have tweeted/retweeted and blogged about this giveaway. Good luck to me! Lol! πŸ™‚

  556. January 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!!

  557. January 16, 2011 / 4:16 pm

    I also follow you on twitter (@schelleysturdi1)!

  558. January 16, 2011 / 4:39 pm

    super cute blog, and this is an amazing giveaway! i just started following!

  559. January 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!

  560. January 16, 2011 / 6:50 pm

    i am also now following your twitter! hooray! @heyeday

  561. January 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! πŸ˜‰

    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. πŸ™‚

  562. January 16, 2011 / 7:06 pm

    I definitely follow you on twitter! πŸ™‚

    …it always says I’m posting comments too quickly, ha!

  563. January 16, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    Just tweeted! πŸ™‚

  564. January 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!

  565. January 16, 2011 / 7:16 pm

    i follow you on twitter!

  566. Ashley
    January 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!

  567. Ashley
    January 16, 2011 / 8:01 pm

    I tweeted @Ashley_gursku

  568. Ashley
    January 16, 2011 / 8:03 pm

    I follow you on twitter @Ashley_gurski

  569. January 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 πŸ™‚

  570. January 16, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    i just followed you on twitter!

  571. January 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.

  572. Connie
    January 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!

  573. January 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.

  574. January 16, 2011 / 10:55 pm

    i added you on twitter (@katielipovsky)!

  575. January 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.

  576. January 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?

  577. January 16, 2011 / 10:58 pm

    Following you on twitter – @fashfrugality

  578. January 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 πŸ™‚ thanks for the chance!

  579. January 16, 2011 / 11:37 pm

    i also am a follower on twitter too!

  580. January 16, 2011 / 11:49 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is the awesome people I come into contact with

  581. January 16, 2011 / 11:50 pm

    follow on twitter @happy_haylee_3

  582. January 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

  583. January 16, 2011 / 11:55 pm

    just followed you on twitter, too..

  584. January 16, 2011 / 11:57 pm

    and just tweeted Giveaways, discounts and a one year blogiversary over on @sandyalamode! http://bit.ly/hyZkcS