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! 🙂
Dress: DownEast Basics
Cardigan: Ann Taylor
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!
Fizz and Frosting | Sophisticaited | Lattes and Lavender | Gentri Lee | Missy Sue
A Sequin Love Affair | Wild One Forever | Autumn Klair | Ruby Girl | The Adored Life
Lesdedrickson | The Haute Cookie | Still Being Molly | Oh To Be A Muse | KB Styled
To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter below.
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!!
Meeting so many wonderful people! 🙂
Great giveaway! I love reading these blogs for all the great outfit ideas and activity ideas. Thanks!
My dream handbag currently
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.:)
Hope to visit your blog more frequently. I love it!:))
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.
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.
Congratulations on 5 years! Here’s to many more 🙂
Favorite thing about blogging is the incredible encouragement entering this new world of mommyland
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
Love your tights! So unique and goes well with the dress!
I like finding out about new products and getting fashion inspiration
Love the bag!!!
Great reads and fun givesways!
Love the bag! Congrats on your blogiversary!
I love reading blogs to learn about new brands and get fashion inspiration.
My favorite thing about reading blogs includes: reviews on products and just reading about other people’s lives 🙂
Sharing a little bit with people and their lives is just so cool. Especially over a period of time, like yours!
I’m reading blogs for all the giveaway chances. I could always use a little bit help from free stuff in this expensive life.
I hope I win!
Great giveaway! I am a blogger, too, so I know why you love it!
I love visit blog because I like fashion very much!
I love reading blogs for inspiration on what to wear and recommendations for new products and things to try!
great giveaway sandy! i love connecting with other bloggers and having a creative outlet 🙂 xo jillian
My favorite part is definitely the connection you make!
This is amazing plus I found a new blogger to follow!
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!
What a great giveaway. I’m looking forward to continuing to read your blog.
I love your blog.
I love your blog! Congratulations! You have great style!!!
The best thing about reading blogs is gaining a different perspective and new ideas.
Congratulations on your Anniversary!
Your family really is the cutest! Adorable style!
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.
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!
I love reading blogs for inspiration(fashion, beauty, home, etc)! it’s also nice to get a peek into people’s lives and thoughts
I love the personal connection blogs give me! Beyond finding inspiration in fashion, decor, food, travel, etc – I love finding common interest & support!!
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!
i love reading new info that I never wouldve learned otherwise.
I love the relationships I’ve formed!
My favorite thing about blogging is the community. I’ve met such amazing people (you included Sandy!) through blogging!
I only read blogs, I love seeing ‘regular people’ being fashionable and it keeps me on my toes!
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.
I’ve had so many great experiences via blogging and met wonderful people.
Congrats Sandy! It’s been fun watching your evolution 🙂
I totally love seeing all the different pics of how the bloggers style outfits! I would never think of the looks myself!
nice combination, I’m very fond of her. Want to feel soon go shopping 😀
What a great giveaway! Crossing my fingers that I win.
Love learning about cool products and companies I didn’t know about. Thanks!
My favorite thing about blogging is being able to share my creative side with other girls who have similar interests 🙂
Oh my god! What an awesome giveaway! It such a great blogger collaboration!
I love being able to get all my crazy thoughts out of my head! Such a great giveaway, fingers crossed!!
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.
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.
such a fun giveway
i love getting inspired from seeing other bloggers and getting ideas for things I can incorporate in my own life.
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
I like getting fashion ideas!
All of the relationships you make with other bloggers!
I love all the great ideas and inspiration I find on blogs–so much talent and creativity.
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. 🙂
I enjoy blogs because they are fun to read and learn!
All the inspiration you get from them!
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.
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.
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 🙂
I love reading fashion blogs for inspiration!
My favorite thing is entering giveaways on blogs.
so lovely & inspiring <3
great giveaway!! hope to win
xo josephine c
I LOVE those tights! They are so cute!!!
I enjoy reading blogs to find out about new brands.
Love reading blogs to find out about new trends and shops!
how do i enter the rafflecopter?