Monday, June 6, 2011

Celebrating a Year (Oh and Giveaway!)

Soooooooo today is my blog's one year anniversary! HIP HIP HOORAY! Can you believe it?  I stuck with this for one year and have done my darnedest to make it better, improve and forge ahead with my ever changing creative goals... I am just so happy to be blessed with people who support me in my endeavors and with their encouragement, I make it through the blah days!

This blog started as a diary of sorts that basically only the man friend read but as I started to become more involved with the creative community, I started to make some friends; and seeing comments on posts  from people you don't know in real life? AWESOME! Over the past year, I have made "friends" from all over the US and some even overseas (the UK and Australia!). I am happy to say that Prim and Propah had over 10,000 views in the past year which, in my humble opinion, is nothing to sneeze at.

So anyways, while I am at home celebrating this achievement with the manfriend, pup and kitterface (possibly dancing and/ or drinking wine), I thought I would let all my new friends share in the celebration as well! What do people love more than a giveaway? Wellp, a BIG giveaway. Over the past year, I have discovered so many amaaaazing and talented ladies (see sidebar where links are of my favorites thus far)... and four of my faves jumped at the chance to make a one of a kind item in honor of my blogiversary! AWESOME, RIGHT? Sooooooo, wanna check out what you can win? One lucky winner will get all 4 of the following super special handmade items....Tadaaaaaaa!

Gale at Wichser Studio's amazing contribution...everything Gale does is truly original... I should know, I only own like 37 pieces of hers:
Use the code "BLOGPARTY" at Wichser Studio checkout through June and get free domestic shipping!


My girl Erin of Petal and Pink whipped up these darlings... she has a romantical way about her, making her jewelry some of my faves. These beauties? Inspired by The Great Gatsby:
Use the code "PrimPropah" at Petal and Pink checkout through June and get free domestic shipping!

Stephanie of Earth Mama Artistry shares a love of peacocks (hence the creation below), cute things and Massachusetts... her items are surely some of the more adorable I have seen:


Kristen of Creative Stash is my sweet Arizonian beauty and ultra talented to boot... painter, jewelry maker and Mommy:

Use code PrimandPropah in the Creative Stash shop and get 15% off your puchase!


Ok so you wanna know how to enter? One mandatory entry: Leave a comment with your favorite way to celebrate your achievements and happy stuff. Like if I were entering, I would leave a comment below that said "I like to celebrate blogiversaries with dancing, wine and giveaways!" Make sense? Good!

You can also enter in any one of many other ways (mix and max if you so choose... like a salad bar!). Leave a separate comment for each of the following you do. If you already follow? Leave a comment too!

Sooooo there's tons of ways to enter and believe me when I say I wish I could keep this stuff all to myself! Oh and be sure to tell you friends 'cause chances are we would be good friends too! MUAH XOXO and Happy Blogiversary to me!

Giveaway runs from Monday 06/06/11 until Sunday 06/19/11 (at midnight). I will be choosing a winner with Random.Org so as to be totally fair. Go fairness!

50 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary Amanda!! You are amazing and so inspiring. I love you to bits! My favorite way to celebrate happy stuff is to celebrate with friends! Have some dinner, perhaps indulge in some yumyum dessert w/wine of course, and chat the night away!

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  2. Like most things, I celebrate achievements with a cocktail! right now I am really into the French 75.

    I follow both p&p's on twitter!

    Congrats on the blogiversary!!!!

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  3. I like to celebrate good stuff with mix tapes! :) And by having a cheers :) Congrats on your one year blogoverssary!!!!!

    -Kristen

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  4. Congrats on a year, Amanda! I know how hard it is to keep up with it...in fact I'm in a rut right now...but I will celebrate you tonight with an ice cold beer and the Bruins (hopefully with a win!)...typically I like to celebrate with my hubbie, a nice dinner (yummy filets usually!), some fun music, and some dancing in my kitchen! Nothing better than that!

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  5. Oh congrats! on the Blog I have yet to get mine started! I can only think to celebrate in a way to do the Mean Girls in the Corner proud, Beer, wine and b*#ching!

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  6. Congratulations on your 1st anniversary P&P?! You and your blog rock my world :)

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  7. I would celebrate with cupcakes!!!

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  8. I follow Petal and Pink on Twitter and Facebook!

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  9. Mander! Congrats on a successful year of your super blog! I love to celebrate with ice cream and friends and a new dress!! Love you!

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  10. My favourite way to celebrate my accomplishments is to go out for dinner with family and friends. loriagalbraith@gmail.com

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  11. Following you on Google Friend Connect loriagalbraith@gmail.com

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  12. Liked Prim and Propah on Facebook lori a galbraith loriagalbraith@gmail.com

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  13. Liked Wichser Studio on Facebook lori a galbraith loriagalbraith@gmail.com

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  14. Liked Petal and Pink of Facebook lori a galbraith loriagalbraith@gmail.com

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  15. Liked Earth Mama Artistry on Facebook lori a galbraith loriagalbraith@gmail.com

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  16. Liked Creative Stash on Facebook lori a galbraith loriagalbraith@gmail.com

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  17. Following Prim and Propah on Twitter
    @loriagalbraith loriagalbraith@gmail.com

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  18. Following Wichser Studio on Twitter @loriagalbraith loriagalbraith@gmail.com

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  19. Following Petal and Pink on Twitter @loriagalbraith loriagalbraith@gmail.com

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  20. Following Creative Stash on Twitter @loriagalbraith loriagalbraith@gmail.com

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  21. Tweet https://twitter.com/#!/loriagalbraith/status/78316599622381568 loriagalbraith@gmail.com

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  22. Thank you for this lovely feature Amanda!! Happy 1 year to your bloggy! I'm so glad we've connected here in blog/twitter land & it makes me so happy to know that you appreciate my creations:) Can't even express how much that means to me.

    See ya on the flip-flop girl!

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  23. I follow on GFC. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  24. Happy Blogiversary!!! YAY! & what a wonderful giveaway! :)

    I celebrate with balloons. Lots of balloons. They make me smile.

    :D

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  25. Happy Blogiversary! I love your giveaway, especially that vintage style necklace from Wichser Studio.


    Grace

    www.helloagainvintage.blogspot.com

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  26. Well, I just found you, and of course I adore giveaways and surprises from the mail carrier should I win one. (A surprise, not a mail carrier.)
    So CONGRATULATIONS and keep on going!

    How do I celebrate? It involves giving the animals special treats. To make them happy makes me happy.

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  27. Oh- and I am a new follower.

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  28. I like Creative Stash on FB

    Earth Mama is not loading for me!

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  29. Like Earth Mama artistry on FB

    had to go a different route to get there

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  30. Happy blogaversary!

    Celebrating always calls for good food - whether made by the hubby or at as restaurant!

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  31. I followed you with the google friend thingamadoohickey!

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  32. I already like Creative Stash on FB!

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  33. I'm following you on twitter...actually I'm confused, cause I thought I ALREADY folled you - LOL! Anyway, done now!

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  34. I already follow Kristen on twitter!

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  35. and.....I tweeted!
    Woot! Enter now! RT @primandpropah: Why haven't you entered yet? Less than a week people in my blogiversary #giveaway! http://bit.ly/mxH9fK

    Happy day!

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  36. Happy Blogiversay!! As usual you're awesome. So proud. I celebrate happy moments by jumping up and down like a giddy five year old girl. Oh, and there may be wine involved.

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  37. Liked prim & propah on facebook.

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  38. Liked Earth Mama Artistry on facebook.

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  39. Happy blogaversary! I like to celebrate great things with a fabulous dinner with the family. New shoes wouldn't hurt either :)

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