Saturday, December 31, 2011

200 FOLLOWERS = 200,000 VIEWS = 2011

Happy new year! I hope you have a safe and cheerful weekend. Can you believe that 2011 is coming to a close? It's a bittersweet time for me... To be honest, I'm looking forward to a fresh start! I've been putting together a list of resolutions for 2012, and I'm excited to share those with you! I'm ready for new goals, adventures and ideas.

For now, I want to thank everyone in my life who supported me over the past year, whether on or off the blog. My friends, my family and my blogging family: you guys are the greatest. That goes for all of you, but there are a few special people that must be named...

Liesel, thank you for collaborating with me in the graphic design for my blog and following my particular vision. I can't wait to see what we come up with next! Kimberly, thank you for being so supportive from the start and always willing to take my photos. I don't know how I would have as many outfit posts as I do if it weren't for you. Thank you for coming up with new haunts for us to visit and not getting sick of me when we hang out for three nights in a row. Zach, thank you for being the first to push me to begin a blog in the first place. You've always been able to convince me to go for my dreams, even now, even though we're not together anymore.

Fenn, thank you for your hilarious e-mails (I read & love them all). Kate, thank you for creating amazing drawings for me to decorate my house with. Steffy, thank you for selling amazing vintage pieces for me to fill my closet with. Stephanie & Jude, thank you for following me over here from LiveJournal and leaving the sweetest comments. Alexis, Amber, Kirstin, Yvonna, Gaby, thank you for being generally awesome and supportive.

Arash, Casee, Fabienne, Laura, thank you for contributing this past week as I celebrated my blog's birthday. Vahni, Kristy, Bella, thank you for being the first to reach out to a baby blogger. Keiko, thank you for inspiring me every damn day. You are the reason I started this thing. Thank you to anyone who has taken the time to stop by my blog, whether or not you took the time to comment. I appreciate you.

Now, if you've been as busy as me this past week visiting with loved ones and celebrating the holidays, you probably haven't gotten around to the many many posts in honor of my blogiversary! Here they are in one place, along with two giveaways. Be sure to enter now, as I'll be posting winners tomorrow! (This is also your last chance to become a January sponsor... and while I'm making random announcements, you should know that my store will be under construction this month!)

Sunday // Staying Sane During the Holidays
Monday // Antique-ing + Lessons from Kirstin's First Year
Tuesday // Win a Flower Ring + Boots Made for Walking
Wednesday // Runway to Room + A Merry Little Christmas
Thursday // Lessons from Casee's First Year + The Mystery of Klout
Friday // Win Mixed Media Paintings


  1. Steph, I'm soo glad to have "met" you, and to have you as a friend. You are amazing, and I feel lucky to have you in my life! Happy new year, love.

  2. Your lips are amazing! Is that your natural lip color?

    Happy new year!
    Mary from ♥ ♥

  3. Oh, Steph, you are awesome. Thank you for blogging. I enjoy your writing, and I hope you always do it, everything you write always reflects your passions and (I think) your voice. I can always tell a great writer from their words by imagining what their voice would actually sound like. It's like having you tell me a story out loud every time I read! By the time you put your first video post on, I felt like I knew what you sounded like. Lol.
    Your blog always makes me smile, and always feel a little more rejuvenated after I visit. Your writing inspires my creative side. :)
    I'm soooo happy that my silly comments make you feel loved and supported. It really means a lot to me that I can give that to you.
    So here's to a new year, filled with opportunities, new beginnings,and as always, loving what we have! For the both of us, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Woot, 2012!!!
    <3 Jude.

  4. happy new year stephanie! Wishing you the best for 2012!

  5. Happy new year! I hope I have 200,000 visitors in 2012. What a great accomplishment!

  6. Happy New Year Steph, and congratulations, you've done so much in a year, and I'm glad to have witnessed 11+ months of it!

  7. HAPPY NEW YEAR , dear Inez.
    I hope we get even closer in this new year.
    Much love.

  8. Sorryyyyyyyyyyyyyy Stephanie, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    I will never forget your name now, LOL
    Have a wonderful year, my gorgeous!!!

    You are the sweetest most kind blogger I have encountered. You have brought nothing, but inspiration and and amazing posts to the blogosphere!

    I also want to say thank you so much for allowing me to guest post for the week of your blogiversary! It was such an honor.

    I hope you have a kick ass year! & that we become even closer blogging buddies :D

    Happy blogging

  10. One last 'thank you' is in order, to sweet Mary up there... It's true, I'm not wearing anything on my lips here :)

  11. And thank YOU for your support and readership too! May you continue to learn, grow, and blog from the heart in 2012!

  12. Thank you!!!!!! Glad we have developed a friendship both here and in person.... have loved watching you grow over the past year!

  13. AWWW!!! Thank you boo for the mention! Thank you for being a true and honest blogger and helping me in my time of need! I can not wait to see what the loudmouth lifestyle will bring during 2012!


  14. What an amazing feat, wishing you the very best for 2012. Happy blogiversary! xo

  15. Love the video portion of this post! Hope your 2012 is everything you imagined it could be. Thank you for being such an inspiration :)

    xo Sierra

  16. i've just recently discovered your blog,
    and i wanted to let you know that i really enjoy reading it :) i love what you've created here!
    xo, cheyenne

  17. happy belated blogiversary and OMG GIRL!!! I am so happy for your success that is a super mega watts milestone. Honestly, there is a lot I admire about your blog. Your spirit is in ever word and it's been so great getting to know you. Only get louder in your new year!


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