11.19.2014

Happy Two Year Blog Anniversary to Me

Has it really been two years since I started writing in this little corner of the internet??  I honestly can't believe it.  Yesterday was actually my two year anniversary; but since we had our Thanksgiving link-up planned, I thought I would celebrate it today.

 I really wish I had my act together and would have put some time into planning the best giveaway ever for you ladies to show you how much I appreciate you coming around every day, but I didn't.  Instead, I'm going to take a little walk down memory lane and do a small giveaway that I'm certain you will still love!



Since it's been two years, I wanted to take a little time and brain dump reflect.  I loved looking back at this 2013 Recap post from last year and it made me excited to look back and recap this year next month.  I took a look at my blog stats as well because I always love to see what the most viewed posts are.  You know what?  They are always the posts about babies...Baby Registry, What's in my Hospital Bag, and Postpartum 12 Weeks.  After that always comes Wedding posts and then a house tour.  

You know what that information reminded me of?? That people love to read about things that teach them something...it's so simple.  That's exactly how I got sucked into the blog world to begin with.  I wanted to find all the best ideas when planning my wedding and then I wanted to know everything I possibly could about pregnancy along with all the "must-have" items that a tiny infants HAS TO HAVE.  When we started building our house, my focus shifted a bit from wedding blogs to home design and decor blogs.  I found so many wonderful ideas for our home by reading other peoples experiences and opinions.  It's truly incredible the amount of information we have at our fingertips these days.

I find that those blogs that offer a lot of great information on certain aspects of life are wonderful, but the only thing that's really going to keep me coming back day after day is the person behind the computer screen.  I love getting to know the writer and if their blog doesn't offer that, my time is usually short-lived.  I find it hard to connect and then lose interest after I read what I was looking for.  That really brings me to what today is all about...YOU.  I want to thank all of you for hanging around and commenting each day.  They always put a smile on my face and provide such a fun outlet of communication.  I love this little blog world and those of you that I get to e-mail with regularly and the others that I've actually gotten to meet!  It's an amazing little community.  If I haven't met you, please take this opportunity to say hello and introduce yourself and let me know how long you've been secretly reading along :)  

Hopefully you made it to the end because here's where the fun really begins...
Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Gift Card to Sephora!  It's the holiday season, so I know you can find a special treat for yourself or the perfect gift for a loved one.  The winner will be announced on Monday!



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42 comments:

  1. I really enjoy your blog. I have an 8 month old grandson and loved all the posts about toys, clothes etc. that you share about Brody.

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  2. Also want to mention I love your recipes.

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  3. Happy anniversary! I love reading your blog!!

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  4. Happy blogiversary, sweet friend!!!

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  5. I love your blog!!! Keep on writing :)

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  6. Happy blogiversary lady! I LOVE your blog and it is one of my daily reads! I love your gorgeous home, adorable little man, amazing recipes, and killer fashion sense... plus your fun personality that makes me know we would be friends in real life and having play dates with our little guys :)

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  7. happy blogiversary! im so glad i found your blog, it's one of my favorites :) xo jillian

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  8. Happy Blogiversary!! Its pretty amazing how great the blogosphere is, right? So many supportive ladies and it makes it so fun! I'm one of those people that reads all of your baby posts for help :)

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  9. Happy Blogiversary! I love your blog.

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  11. Love your blog, keep up the good work! :)

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  12. happy blogiversary! so glad we met through this crazy blog world. also, that pic of you in the green sweater and red clutch is to die. xoxo

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  13. Happy two year blogiversary!! I'm so happy to have found your blog and even more happy because you're a fellow gator!! Can't wait to see all the great posts you have to come this next year!!

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  14. happy blogiversary! that's so fabulous. people definitely love to read about things that teach them something, so true!

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  15. Happy blogiversary! What a fabulous giveaway :)

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  16. And I'm so glad you're here!!! What a great giveaway, thanks girl!

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  17. Happy 2nd Blog-a-Versary! :) I'm so glad I found your blog -- and your yummy recipes!

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  18. Happy 2 years! So glad to have found you and your great blog :)

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  19. Happy Happy 2 years! So glad to have found your blog! Cheers to many more years :)

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  20. Happy blogiversary, love!!!!! YAY! Cheers! xx

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  21. Happy Bloggy Birthday! Love your blog and our virtual "blogging friendship"!!!

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  22. Happy Blogiversary! What a great giveaway-who doesn't love Sephora:)

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  23. Hi Annie! I've been reading for a while now but rarely make time to comment! Amazing what a Sephora gift card will do to ya, huh? Love your blog! You inspire me to write more myself!!! Keep it up mama!

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  24. Congratulations on two years! That's fantastic!

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  25. 2 years is amazing! I for one am happy that you decided to begin blogging!

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  26. Happy Blogiversary! We are newer followers that found you through your linkup party and glad we did. We've loved reading along with you. All the best and many more happy years of blogging :)

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  27. Happy Blogiversary! Love following along!

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  28. Happy blovigersary girl!! Congrats on two years and cheers to many more!!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  29. Happy anniversary lady!!! Congrats on making it this far. I just had mine earlier this month so I guess our blogs are right around the same age ;-)

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  30. Happy two year blog anniversary, Annie! :) I love your blog, and I am so happy to return when you post something new. You are so right about what makes a good blog a good blog...people want to learn something or leave with something, and the bloggers who do that AND let us in to their lives, those are the blogs that I keep going back to. You do those things and do them well. Keep up the great work! It's been fun getting to know you here and on Instagram as well. Love, @kristy7graces ;)

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  31. Happy blogiversary lovebug! I love coming to this spot every day for stories about your adorable kiddo and some of the best recipes I've ever seen!
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

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  32. Happy happy happy blog anniversary!! I love this post!! I love getting to know the people behind the blog and it's been so fun getting to know you over the past year!

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  33. Congrats on 2 years!! And what an awesome giveaway. I'll be honest and say I visit for pictures of the Brodester ;). He's a cutie!!

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