Friday, June 28, 2019

One Year Blogiversary Giveaway!

Good morning friends! This week officially marks my one year blogging anniversary! I will be completely honest with you... I wasn't sure I'd make it a full year. This was just a fun little hobby that helped to fill the time when I was bored, but I have honestly come to really love it!

My very first ever blog post was June 26th, 2018 and it was about the books I was reading at the time. Pretty fitting since I'm still such an avid reader and love my monthly book posts! In order to celebrate 1 year of blogging, I am going to do a $50 gift card giveaway to either Amazon or Nordstrom, whichever the winner chooses! Keep reading to enter below.

In the past year I have learned:

1. The sweet people that comment on this blog make it 100% worthwhile. It is so nice to know that my family aren't the only ones reading it :)

2. Link up parties are the best way (that I've experienced) to get people to come visit my blog and to get to see other blogs. Through these link up parties I have started reading some new blogs that are now on my "must read" lists.

3. Being an Amazon affiliate is the BEST. It's pretty nice to have a hobby that MAKES money rather than COSTS money. Although I do my fair share of spending money too!

4. Blogging has helped me to keep accountable in so many ways! I love posting my monthly goals, because I am more likely to put effort into achieving them, even when I'm exhausted. I love posting the books I read each month because it gives me a little extra push to finish them in a timely manner.

5. I LOVE using this little space as an online photo diary. I LOVE flipping back through the pictures of LG over the past year and seeing how much she has grown. I love looking back on the pictures from earlier in this pregnancy and watching this baby bump grow! I love posting my outfits because on those days when I can't for the life of me think of what to wear, I flip back through and see how I styled something a few weeks prior and throw that on 😉. 

After a year of blogging, I average about 10,000 page views a month. At one point I was at 14k+ but one of my favorite link ups closed down 😞. I have no idea if that is good/bad/typical, but for me it feels pretty darn great! I'm proud of it, so I'll take it!

Here are a few of my favorite posts to look back on:

And then of course the various bumpdates!

Thank you ladies so much for reading along with me the past year. Click below to enter the Rafflecopter for the giveaway!

Enter the Giveaway

I am linking up today with Erika for Friday Favorites.


  1. Congrats on your first blogiversary!! CHEERS :)

  2. Love your blog! Congrats on your blogiversary and thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I love to read your outfit posts!

  4. Congrats! New to reading your blog posts!

  5. Congrats on your blogiversary!!! Whooo whooo!I'm always watching for posts about organizing, to keep things so they look cute yet also easy to use.

    1. Me too! I cannot get enough organization and agree that I love when its visually appealing too

  6. I enjoy your travel posts!

    1. You and me both 😀
      they're so fun to write! Thanks for the feedback!

  7. Congratulations and happy blogiversary!