This past Friday, April 8, officially marked my fourth blog anniversary, but today I get to announce the winner of my blogiversary giveaway, so I thought a little extra celebration was justified. 😀
First of all, I would like to thank all my readers who left a comment on my blogiversary giveaway post. (Are you the winner? Scroll below.) It feels so strange sometimes to think that I take and post pictures of my outfits and put them on the internet. And this is something I have done on a daily basis for 4+ years now. It sounds so bonkers to say that out loud, and I seriously wonder at times if it means anything to anyone outside of myself, my husband, and my mom. (Hi, Mom! Love you!) And all of your lovely, warm, and supportive comments about why you read this blog — and how you have been inspired by my personal style journey — just made my day. My week. My month. My year. Truly. I learned a lot about why y’all keep coming back — keep the color bar on the side menu, keep posting work outfits, keep focusing on budget-friendly fashion, keep the humor and outtakes, and keep doing reviews! — and I feel truly blessed to have such a loyal readership. I consider my style blog a smaller, niche blog, and I like it that way. I’m glad y’all do, too. ♥♥♥♥
Thanks for listening, and thanks for reading.
Below is a collage of an outfit from each year, thus far, of blogging. It’s especially interesting to see how my hair has changed the last 4+ years!
I’ve experienced major milestones along the way during these past four years of this style blogging adventure, including starting a new full-time job as a faculty librarian; getting tenure; buying our first home; and getting my teeth straightened with Invisalign clear braces. Who knows what else is in store? Hope y’all will stick around with me for the 5th blogiversary!
And now without further ado…
Blog anniversary giveaway winner
… the winner of my blog anniversary giveaway, a $50 Macy’s gift card that I purchased myself, saved up from taking surveys. There were 50 actual entries, which I entered on a spreadsheet to keep track of them all. (Putting the entries on a separate spreadsheet also allowed me to respond to all your lovely comments on the post itself!) I then used the random number generator on the Random.org website to select the winning entry.
The winning entry was #17, which turned out to be Karen Strand from the She Thought She Could blog. Congratulations, Karen! I will be in touch shortly so I can send you the $50 Macy’s gift card. 🙂
A huge THANK YOU to all who entered the giveaway to help me celebrate my fourth blog anniversary! And thank you to my international readers — I’m sorry y’all weren’t able to participate this time around (I didn’t realize the U.S. restrictions on the gift card until it arrived in the mail), so I will definitely make sure my next giveaway is open to both U.S. and international readers!