5 year blogiversary giveaway #5 – Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag + $100 Gift Card Of Choice!



I just wanted to take this time again to reflect on the past 5 years once again and speak to the future. It’s been such a fun ride creating content and sharing my life with you all this blog. It’s so fun to look back to see my outfits, my style, my pregnancy, and what life was like for us 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 years ago. I got married, had 2 kids, moved states, and actually kept pretty much the exact same job at work. The blog has changed from DIY to recipes to photography to lifestyle to fashion to kid’s fashion back to just about anything. I truly enjoy blogging and it is my happy place. At times it can be stressful because “I need to get a post up”, but on days like that, I just take a step back and think about the real purpose of blogging. Blogging is a place where I can document, share, and be creative. It’s my side job/hobby/passion. This week I will be attending my first ALT Summit and I couldn’t be more excited. I still have a lot to learn and want to continue to evolve and grow my blog in unique and interesting ways. Here’s to 5 more years… and hopefully more! 🙂










Outfit Details:

Dress: DownEast Basics
Cardigan: Ann Taylor
Tights: Ruche
Clogs c/o Lotta from Stockholm
Bag: Mansur Gavriel
Necklace: DownEast Basics

Photos by Diana Putnam Photography

I hope you guys have been having fun with these giveaways this past week!!  And for the grand finale (my 5th giveaway on the blog), myself and a group of my gorgeous and talented bloggers friends have come together to bring you a Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag Giveaway (in Cammello – Dolly, a $460 value) for ONE grand prize winner and a $100 gift card of choice to an additional winner!  The bag pictured above is my own bag and not the one being given away.  I am IN LOVE with this bag as it is made from beautiful leather, is on trend and holds quite a bit!!  Plus, the color is a great neutral that would go with so many outfits!


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salm 5 year blogiversary 1
Fizz and Frosting | Sophisticaited | Lattes and Lavender | Gentri Lee | Missy Sue

salm 5 year blogiversary 2
A Sequin Love Affair | Wild One Forever | Autumn Klair | Ruby Girl | The Adored Life

salm 5 year blogiversary 3
Lesdedrickson | The Haute Cookie | Still Being Molly | Oh To Be A Muse | KB Styled

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The giveaway is open until January 25, 2015 at 12AM MST.
The more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win!
This giveaway is open Internationally for all the fashion lovers around the world!

And don’t forget to enter to win $500 credit to Riffraff, a gold Lily Jade diaper bag, a mini and receiving Saranoni Blanket, and $50 credit to Trend Addictions.  These giveaways end this week, so hurry!!


  1. January 18, 2015 / 8:09 pm

    Meeting so many wonderful people! 🙂

  2. Katie H
    January 18, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    Great giveaway! I love reading these blogs for all the great outfit ideas and activity ideas. Thanks!

  3. Rocio
    January 18, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    My dream handbag currently

  4. Angie Castro
    January 18, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    Congrats on your fifth year and more years to come! This mansur giveaway will be a great hit for sure! Keeping my fingers crossed though.:)


  5. Rocio
    January 18, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    Hope to visit your blog more frequently. I love it!:))

  6. January 18, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    The best thing I like about blogging is having an outlet to express myself. I also like meeting other bloggers and getting help from them.

  7. Ashley Bree Perez
    January 18, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    I love reading blogs and seeing what the fashion and beauty bloggers have to say. I always get new ideas on products to buy and different ways to spice up my wardrobe.(: Thank you for this giveaway. Hope to win.

  8. Laura H.
    January 18, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Congratulations on 5 years! Here’s to many more 🙂

  9. January 18, 2015 / 9:04 pm

    Favorite thing about blogging is the incredible encouragement entering this new world of mommyland

  10. January 18, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    I love blogging because I get to express myself and sharing with others reviews and tips! I love reading blogs to get fashion inspiration , and I love reading beauty reviews and looking at swatches! P.S CONGRATS on 5 years! Thank you such an amazing giveaway xx

  11. January 18, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    Love your tights! So unique and goes well with the dress!

  12. April
    January 18, 2015 / 9:41 pm

    I like finding out about new products and getting fashion inspiration

  13. Kristine
    January 18, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    Love the bag!!!

  14. Kristine
    January 18, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    Great reads and fun givesways!

  15. nikki
    January 18, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    Love the bag! Congrats on your blogiversary!

  16. Kathy Cheng
    January 18, 2015 / 10:24 pm

    I love reading blogs to learn about new brands and get fashion inspiration.

  17. Daniela isaza
    January 19, 2015 / 12:49 am

    Congratulations 🙂

  18. NL
    January 19, 2015 / 12:55 am

    My favorite thing about reading blogs includes: reviews on products and just reading about other people’s lives 🙂

  19. Hana K
    January 19, 2015 / 1:06 am

    Sharing a little bit with people and their lives is just so cool. Especially over a period of time, like yours!

  20. Mai Tran
    January 19, 2015 / 1:09 am

    I’m reading blogs for all the giveaway chances. I could always use a little bit help from free stuff in this expensive life.

  21. Sara
    January 19, 2015 / 4:22 am

    I hope I win!

  22. Morgana DeLarge
    January 19, 2015 / 5:44 am

    I love visit blog because I like fashion very much!

  23. michele
    January 19, 2015 / 6:52 am

    I love reading blogs for inspiration on what to wear and recommendations for new products and things to try!

  24. jillian
    January 19, 2015 / 7:12 am

    great giveaway sandy! i love connecting with other bloggers and having a creative outlet 🙂 xo jillian

  25. January 19, 2015 / 7:19 am

    My favorite part is definitely the connection you make!

  26. January 19, 2015 / 7:39 am

    This is amazing plus I found a new blogger to follow!

  27. Jesse
    January 19, 2015 / 8:14 am

    Great stumbling upon this blog! I think I’ve found myself another fun read when the kids are asleep and I have some alone time. Yay!

  28. Andi B.
    January 19, 2015 / 8:14 am

    What a great giveaway. I’m looking forward to continuing to read your blog.

  29. Dianne K
    January 19, 2015 / 8:17 am

    I love your blog.

  30. Kate Rees
    January 19, 2015 / 8:40 am

    I love your blog! Congratulations! You have great style!!!

  31. Jannelle
    January 19, 2015 / 9:04 am

    The best thing about reading blogs is gaining a different perspective and new ideas.

  32. Holli
    January 19, 2015 / 9:33 am

    Congratulations on your Anniversary!

  33. Carla
    January 19, 2015 / 9:45 am

    Your family really is the cutest! Adorable style!

  34. Suzanne G
    January 19, 2015 / 9:46 am

    What I love about reading blogs is learning so much about many different genres from makeup to fashion to decorating. Reading blogs has opened up a whole new world for me and I can seriously spend hours reading the different blogs I follow.

  35. January 19, 2015 / 9:48 am

    5 years is an amazing feat! I’m toying around with writing a blog myself but struggling for a concept I can be consistent with. I enjoy reading your thoughts.

    Good luck everyone!

  36. karen wu
    January 19, 2015 / 11:34 am

    I love reading blogs for inspiration(fashion, beauty, home, etc)! it’s also nice to get a peek into people’s lives and thoughts

  37. Kim Pincombe Cole
    January 19, 2015 / 11:53 am

    I love the personal connection blogs give me! Beyond finding inspiration in fashion, decor, food, travel, etc – I love finding common interest & support!!

  38. Celeste
    January 19, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    I love reading blogs because it seems to me like bloggers are always able to provide such fresh content… all current. I also love getting to know bloggers, as though they are my virtual friends!

  39. Sarah Hayes
    January 19, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    i love reading new info that I never wouldve learned otherwise.

  40. January 19, 2015 / 3:23 pm

    I love the relationships I’ve formed!

  41. January 19, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is the community. I’ve met such amazing people (you included Sandy!) through blogging!

  42. Vicky
    January 19, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    I only read blogs, I love seeing ‘regular people’ being fashionable and it keeps me on my toes!

  43. Madalyn Haire
    January 19, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    My favorite thing about blogging is reviewing products so that I can share my experience with them so that others may benefit from those products too.

  44. January 19, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    I’ve had so many great experiences via blogging and met wonderful people.

  45. Mira
    January 19, 2015 / 11:51 pm

    Congrats Sandy! It’s been fun watching your evolution 🙂

  46. April Crisafulli
    January 20, 2015 / 5:04 am

    I totally love seeing all the different pics of how the bloggers style outfits! I would never think of the looks myself!

  47. January 20, 2015 / 7:11 am

    nice combination, I’m very fond of her. Want to feel soon go shopping 😀

  48. Sarah Brown
    January 20, 2015 / 8:01 am

    Love learning about cool products and companies I didn’t know about. Thanks!

  49. Katie
    January 20, 2015 / 9:58 am

    My favorite thing about blogging is being able to share my creative side with other girls who have similar interests 🙂

  50. January 20, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    Oh my god! What an awesome giveaway! It such a great blogger collaboration!

  51. January 20, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    I love being able to get all my crazy thoughts out of my head! Such a great giveaway, fingers crossed!!

  52. Christy Peeples DuBois
    January 20, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    Some of my favorite things about reading blogs is I enjoy getting to know the blogger, enjoy product and services reviews, getting style inspiration just to mabe a few.

  53. Lisa Lee
    January 20, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    I love to learn new things, and I get to live vicariously through some! And I love that I feel like I “know” the bloggers- it’s much more personal and interactive than say reading a book or a website run by a big company or magazine, etc.

  54. nadine
    January 20, 2015 / 2:13 pm

    such a fun giveway

  55. January 20, 2015 / 6:11 pm

    i love getting inspired from seeing other bloggers and getting ideas for things I can incorporate in my own life.

  56. Illy Junus
    January 20, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    I love reading blogs, since it inspire me and i love getting ideas on fashion, so i can tried to copied using my own clothes

  57. molly c
    January 20, 2015 / 7:34 pm

    I like getting fashion ideas!

  58. Stephanie Thigpen
    January 20, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    All of the relationships you make with other bloggers!

  59. Tammy Nguyen
    January 20, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    I love all the great ideas and inspiration I find on blogs–so much talent and creativity.

  60. Noor Grewal
    January 21, 2015 / 2:21 pm

    So Ruche is not having a 50% off their sale items. Guess who is buying new stuff after being inspired by you? 🙂 Also congrats on the five year blog anniversary. 🙂

  61. Chely
    January 21, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    I enjoy blogs because they are fun to read and learn!

  62. Ash-Monique
    January 22, 2015 / 10:48 am

    All the inspiration you get from them!

  63. courtney b
    January 22, 2015 / 2:13 pm

    well I love the giveaways but I love to read blogs to get insight on SO many different topics that you like. I love makeup, fashion- gossip. So those are my favorite blogs to read.

  64. Brooke R.
    January 22, 2015 / 2:56 pm

    I love fashion blogs! I love seeing all the different styles and people, and it’s fascinating to me how things can look so different on different people.

  65. Ibtissem
    January 22, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    Hi 🙂

    Thank you so much for this beautiful giveaway!
    I love to read blogs beacause I learn a lot about many different passions, sorry for my english, I’m french 🙂

  66. danielle
    January 22, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    contests 🙂

  67. Nancy
    January 23, 2015 / 12:09 am

    I love reading fashion blogs for inspiration!

  68. Amy Orvin
    January 23, 2015 / 4:59 am

    My favorite thing is entering giveaways on blogs.

  69. Sun-Hee
    January 24, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    Love reading blogs to find out about new trends and shops!

  70. Julie
    May 18, 2015 / 3:05 pm

    how do i enter the rafflecopter?
    Thank you!

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