You guys. I've been doing this blog thing for ONE YEAR. How does a year go by so fast? It has been a blast. I've enjoyed every single minute. Looking back at my earliest posts I can see how far I've come in a year too. You can go back in the archive if you want, the earliest posts are not good - my photos were awful and my formatting wasn't so great, so I'm not going to highlight them, but it is fun to see how I've definitely improved. When I set out to do this, I had no idea where it would go or what it would become, but I'm proud of what I've done here. Most of all, the reason I've stuck with it and the reason I have so much fun is because of ALL OF YOU. Those of you who take the time to read my rambles, share your thoughts, and say hello. I love this blogging community, I've made some wonderful friends and have been blessed to meet some of you in person and I hope I can meet more of you in person sometime too. Whether near or far, you are all such gifts to me.
So as a gift to all of you, I'm doing a "Beth's Favorite Things" giveaway - think like Oprah - I wish I could give away ALL of my favorite things and I wish I could give them to each and every one of you, but until I have my own talk show like Oprah or win the lottery, sadly I can only give a few things away to one grand prize winner. First off - here is the loot:
1. Vintage handbag from the fabulous Salvaged Strawberry (visit her Etsy shop here)
2. Megan Mae Buttonflowers in my latest favorite colors of oranges and reds (visit Megan here)
3. Necklace, earrings and bracelet from Target in fun summer colors
4. Burt's Bees Lipbalm
5. I Love Shopping notebook
6. Coffee mug
Above is a closer shot of the bag. Ignore the playing cards to the right, they are not part of the deal, though I do love cards! Anyway, this lovely bag will be a great added touch to any summer outfit! Below are close ups of the jewelry and buttonflowers.
I feel this encompasses many of the things I love - purses, jewelry, accessories, bloggers I enjoy, coffee, etc. I hope that you all will love them too. I did pay for all of these items out of my own pocket and I link because I love.
So how do you enter to win? Simple. Please leave me a comment with your email address and let me know that you follow via Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin. That's it. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Yes I appreciate my Twitter and FB followers too, but I'm keeping this bad boy simple. And yes, international readers can enter. I will figure it out if you win, no worries.
I'll accept entries from today, June 15th through 5pm CST Friday June 22nd. Winner will be chosen in a video blog and I'll be joined by a special guest!
And again - Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your love and support over the last year, I hug you all times a thousand. I hope you'll stick with me in the future as well!
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