10.10.2010

One YEAR Blogaversary!

One year.

I cannot believe that I have been plugging away at this for a whole year.
One year ago I decided to start this blog separate from my personal blog because my passion for Fashion and blogging in general was bigger than where I wanted my personal blog to go.
I asked my friends and family to follow me down my own "Fashion Lane".
And though it has been a year, I still feel like I have barely scratched the surface. My dreams are so much larger than what I have been able to compile on this page.

There have been ups and downs, joy and pain, overcoming insecurities (will people really like what I have to say...actually it was more, will they like ME!), a couple of breaks and trying many new things. I have many new friends and relationships that have grown due to the love of the same things/people/style that I will be forever grateful to have in my life. I will never forget the feeling I had when my first follower (who was from the blogosphere and I had never met) commented for the first time.

With that said...

WELCOME to the PARTY
And It is a party or something of the sorts. Get settled in, look around and enjoy the new look of Life in the Fashion Lane. I have to THANK Kimmie who used her creative and crafty brain to design the new header, layout, button and pictures. I could NEVER have done this without her.

THANK YOU Kimmie...from the bottom of my heart!

 In all of the excitement I will be doing a GIVEAWAY! Free stuff??? Yes, please!

This blog wouldn't be what it is today without you!
I appreciate my readers, followers and commenter's. Your words of encouragement make doing this worth it!
So here on Fashion Lane we are celebrating all the fellow Fashionista's.

Since I am not crafty I had to offer something that is relevant to me personally and my readers.
I don't sew, I am not a collector of all things vintage but I DO know how to shop!
Soooooooo I am giving away...

$35 worth of gift cards.

Here is the breakdown:
$10 to NORDSTROM (the reason is pretty obvious)
$10 to KOHL'S (to help get your own LC Lauren Conrad piece)
$10 to the GAP (try in a pair of the 1969 jeans. They are all I wear. I love them)
$5 to STARBUCKS (since my blog's birthday is in Fall and I am obsessed with Pumpkin Spice Lattes, so I am encouraging you to try it. On ME!)

Here are the rules to qualify:
1. Leave a comment on this post
2. Be a follower or begin following "Life in the Fashion Lane"
3. Link up, Tweet or Facebook about the giveaway
4. You have one week (10/20/10) until a winner is determined.

That's it. Easy Peasy.

Happy Blogaversary!

24 comments:

  1. congratulations on your 1 year blogoversary!

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  2. Happy 1 year Mandy!!!! I looooove the new look :) it's fabulous just like you!! I will tweet about your giveaway too!

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  3. Just found your blog from Four Flights! Super cute and I love all your tips.

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  4. Happy one year to you and your fabulous blog! Time just flies by, doesn't it? Here's to many more years of blogging! :)
    I'm a follower and I've already linked to you. And I tweeted as well, of course!

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  5. Happy Anniversary Mandy! can't believe its been a year already! i read it every day and i am going to tweet right now!! yeah you!
    xoxo

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  6. SO much fun!

    I just put it on my Tatertots and Jello FB page and tweeted about it. Have a great week!

    xox
    Jen

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  7. I'm a HUGE fan of your blog and a HUGE fan of you. I adore you... keep up the happy fashion bloggy posts. You are amazing and I love you to pieces!

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  8. I just noticed I was not a follower. Well,now I am! Love reading your blog, it's giving me some fun ideas to try. Some successful, side pony!. Some not, LC green dress was NOT for me!! But I do love the boots with the dress look. Congratulations on your 1 year. Hope to see you soon!

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  9. Happy Bloggiversary! This is awesome. It's so hard to keep blogging especially when you have other time commitments so it's amazing you've achieved this milestone. Congrats :)

    I am a follower (DG)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  10. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1449584700&v=wall&story_fbid=141429059236587&ref=mf

    shared on facebook :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  11. happy bloggiversary! Quite a feat to get to this day, no? Congrats!

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot ocm

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  12. here's my facebook post http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1114176327&v=wall&story_fbid=115611051832088&ref=mf

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  13. Great giveaways! I am also a HUGE fan of Pumpkin Sipe Lattes and Gap jeans, so I would love to win this!

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  14. Awesome!!! Great Blog (: Heres to many more

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  15. Pick me, pick me!! Congrats on your big 1 year...you are fabulous my friend!

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  16. I do not need to win, but I feel like I have already won! This blog is super fabulous not only is I created by one of my dearest family friends,a bridesmaid, a suedo sister, but a true fashionista in every sense the word. I have checked her daily, 1st thing every a.m. to get inspired for my choice of splurge or outfit diliberation. So fun. Enjoy her posts!!!

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  17. I am thankful for my iPhone and for your blog. This way I can read your blog on my iPhone, at my fingertips and usually when I need a break from work. You are welcome, Boss! '

    Congratulations.

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