Friday, April 15, 2016

5 Year Blogoversary Week + Giveaway

My blog is turning 5!
It's no longer a sweet little baby or a cute toddler. As I tell kids turning five that's a whole hand!

Looking back on a few blogoversary posts I've realized that I really suck at remembering these dates. It's bad enough that I don't have one set date for when I officially started blogging- I don't like counting it as the day my first post went up because a lot of work lead to that moment- but I'm always thinking it's a week after all that.

As I mentioned above, it took a while for my first post to up so I've always celebrated the entire week leading up to that day. Considering that I wasn't aware this day was so soon I'm still not entirely sure I'll be doing that this year.
I kind of don't want to, which is what makes me think I should.

Not just because I want to keep giving myself to this blog but because 5 years!

As I asked myself last year: Has anyone blogged for more than 5 years?

Or even after the first year: I'll probably be saying that at the five year mark too. I do sometimes wonder if I'll make it that far. Then again I never thought this blog would make it past September.

Not only did I make it past that September but I really did make it to the five year mark!

Although, apparently, after three years I was quite hopeful for this moment: When I published my first post here three years ago today I doubt that I believed I'd be writing this today. I never would have imagined getting the opportunity to review the books I've read or talk to authors and other bloggers.
Now I can definitely see myself at 5 years or maybe even 7.

Dare we push it to seven?!
(I'll get to that answer later on this week.)

Since I wasn't aware of this week being so soon I'll admit I wasn't thinking of a giveaway; but the magical book fairies came along- and not only made me realize this day was sooner than expected- but supplied me with a book to giveaway.

The coloring book is reinvented in a brand new format. Wherever you’re off to, take this cheeky and charming coloring journal with you. Transport yourself to the corner p√Ętisserie, and give life to the stylish essentials laid out from your suitcase. Beautifully detailed outfits, accessories, and hairstyles complement the equally ornate cityscapes. Embellish whimsical, full-page patterns and classic dresses with your own style. Window shop the elegant stores of Paris while you give life to playful fashion.  Like a high-end journal, this sleek package has an elastic closure and a satin ribbon marker so you can dip in and dip out of your own French fashion week. With nothing more than some colored pencils, you'll be on your way to a stress-free, Parisian-chic day.

Since I'm celebrating five years a coloring book also seemed appropriate.
US Only

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Happy 5th Blogoversary!!!
    I think that is an awesome accomplishment! Congrats! :D

    1. Thanks!
      I still kind of can't believe I've made it to this point.