Four Year Blogiversary + a Giveaway!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Last week Sunday (August 14th) was my FOUR year blog anniversary! And to celebrate, I'm giving you the opportunity to win TWO gift cards! Why two? Because I couldn't decide which one so I chose both :) I mean, everyone loves Starbucks AND Target, right? Really the only thing better than Starbucks AND Target is a Starbucks IN a Target. #amiright


I can't believe four years ago, I hit publish on my very first post. (I also can't believe that my BABY just turned four as well!) Oh how far I have come. If you're interested in reading my very first blog post, you can find it here. In fact, I find it so silly that that is my first blog post because in reality, apparently, it was my second. I was so tech savvy that I hit publish (or who knows what button!) and nothing happened and somehow I DELETED the whole thing. Haha. Silly me.

I still can't believe what this little space has grown into. And I am so, so proud of it! Blogging is definitely a hobby for me but I've been given some amazing opportunities because of it. And I've made some amazing friends as well - "virtual reality friends" as Seth calls them as well as virtual reality turned real reality friends. And I love it! Who would have thought that in four years I... would have people who genuinely like reading what I've been up to? And who would have thought that I could make real life friends? I sure didn't when I hit that 'publish' button four whole years ago but I'm sure glad I did!

So, today, I wanted to share with you my top five reader favorite posts from the past year as well as my top five favorites. However, if you're not interested in recapping the past, or things you've already read, don't forget to scroll all the way down to the bottom and enter the giveaway!

Reader Favorites

1 // Stitch Fix (in order of popularity) -- five, one, two, three, six, sevenfour

2 // Mason's New Big Boy Bed

3 // [A Day in the Life] Summer Edition and [A Day in the Life] January

4 // [4th Birthday] Blogger/(not so) Toddler Birthday Exchange

5 // The Bridal Shower Weekend that Started with the Cops Arresting Someone on my Plane


My Favorites
(in no particular order)

Cooking with Kids!
Our Disney Cruise -- Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Days 5 and 6
Kids Teach You the Most Important Lessons
The introduction of #postofficeadventuresofmasonb
My Journey to Motherhood
Mason's 4th birthday weekend and Disneyland

(Ok, ok that was 6! But it was so hard to narrow it down to just 5 of my favorites! For reader posts I could go based on numbers, but for these I just had to choose - which is never easy! Plus I loved all the ones that the readers love too!)

Thank you all so, so much for reading and supporting my blog! I truly love reading your comments and connecting with all of you!

Now, please, I'd love to send you a couple gift cards for you to get some goodies for YOU (no kiddo presents allowed!). The giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only (Canadians I know you don't have Target so I'll just send $20 to Starbucks if you win!) and starts on August 23, 2016 at midnight PST and ends on August 27, 2016 at midnight PST. Winner will be notified by me. All entries will be verified.

Good luck!




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53 comments:

  1. If I win I'd go buy myself a mocha latte, and pick out some new Essie nail polish at Target!

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  2. Happy blogiversary friend!! Yay!! I love all of those posts. Oh what I could do with those gift cards. Treat myself to a frap while walking around target and lookin for some home decor. Because I agree that what's better than a Starbucks inside target!! :)

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  3. Four years is just so awesome Liz! Congratulations!

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  4. I am so happy our paths crossed and we are not only blogging friends but real life friends. I will forever cherish my time with you and Desiree in San Diego. Hopefully we can meet up again.. maybe during an Ohio Fall :)

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  5. You were one of the first bloggers who became a real friend! And to this day you are still one of my favorite blogs to see in my feed every morning!

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  6. I always enjoy reading your blog.

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  7. Happy 4th!!! Can't beat Target and Starbucks! Unless of course walking around Target makes you lightheaded while you are pregnant. Talk about taking all the fun out of life lol.

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  8. Wow! 4 blogging years, that's awesome! I know I'm fairly new to your space, but I do enjoy reading and seeing the adventures you have with your family and your little guy, Mason, too! I'm glad I 'met' you through the Tuesday Talk linkup! :)

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  9. Thanks for the fun giveaway and congrats on your blog anniversary! If I won I would pick out some new nail polish at Target and get a Green Tea Frappuccino at Starbucks! Thanks!

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  10. Happy Blogiversary! I love how you said the giftcard HAS to be used on one of us, no kid things. (I need that rule!)

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  11. Congratulations! I can barely get past my first blog post so 4 years is awesome!

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  12. Happy Blogiversary!! I love all your Stitch Fix posts!

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  13. Happy blogiversary, friend! I loved your #BoyMom series because I'm pretty sure that's how I found you?! And I got to contribute, so double bonus! Love you, love Mason, and love your blog!

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  14. Happy blogiversary!!! I am pretty sure I met you through Tuesday Talk. :)

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

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  15. Happy bloggy birthday! I always enjoy your stitch fix posts and seeing what you keep/return :)

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  16. How nice to have a giveaway on your bloggy day!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the Target card---because who doesn't spend more than they plan when they go to that fabulous store?
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  17. Happy four year Blogiversary sweet friend! I’ve loved following you over the years. What a great giveaway!

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  18. Happy blogiversary! I'm happy to have stumbled onto your blog however many years ago, and am glad to call you a friend, even though we've never met. :) Hopefully that will change in the future!
    (Oh, and at least your hubby calls them virtual reality friends- Scott always says 'oh your fake friends?' whenever I talk about blog friends :D )

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  19. Happy blogiversary!! I just started following you this year and I'm so glad I did!

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  20. Congratulations! Isn't it so fun to go back and look at how things change during 4 years?! I just found your blog through another blog I read and am in love with your post office series!!! :)

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  21. Happy Blogiversary! The first post I read of your's was The Bridal Shower Weekend that Started with the Cops Arresting Someone on my Plane! Oh my gosh that was insane!

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  22. Happy Four Year Blogiversary!! Isn't it awesome where blogging can take you? I love how a space can grow, and change, and make such an impact on our lives.
    And, I'm always so impressed when bloggers remember their blogging start date. I just went back to check when I started - over five years ago! I had to put it in my calendar to remind myself the next time it rolls around.

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  23. Yay, happy 4th!! :) I think I'd have to say your #boymom series is/was wonderful because that's how we met, but I love your PO pics with Mason, your sweet family, and your journey that you share. You are such a sweetie and I always love your outlook and attitude. I also like seeing what you get in your fixes since I quit them, so you HAVE to keep doing those. ;)

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  24. Happy Blogiversary!!!
    I know it's so cliche, but I can't wait for the return of PSLs at Starbucks...
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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  25. I love picking up a Starbucks while AT Target. It's such a rare treat! So I would spend both at the same time. ;)

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  26. Happy Blogiversary! My favorite Starbucks drink is caramel macchiato

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  27. I would love to use the Target gift card for my Black Friday fund!

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  28. I love that we have gotten to know each other and met online! One day we'll actually meet since we live so close to each other! :) Keep up the good work friend!

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  29. I love Starbucks iced latte !

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  30. I like the Starbucks Flat White.

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  31. Happy Blog Birthday, dear one!!! I am beyond blessed that blogging has brought us together. Here's to many more years of celebrating!!!

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  32. Happy blogiversary!! I'm new to the world of blogging so I love being inspired by blogs like yours :)

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  33. Happy Blogiversary! I always love reading your posts and seeing cute pictures of Mason!

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  34. What a great four years!! I think I've been following about 2--the #boymom series! Love seeing your little family everyday!

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  35. Happy Blogversary! Conor calls your all my internet friends, and I love it!

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  36. Yay! Congrats! I would spend the gift card on a new book to read!

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  37. I love their creme drinks (I don't drink coffee) and their hot chocolates!

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  38. Happy blog birthday! I'd buy me some snacks with the Target gift card :)

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  39. Congrats on four years! I was a barista at Starbucks for 5 years, I still have many fond memories and I'm still friends with some of my coworkers! I could use a Target gift card for sure, after moving houses I still have odds and ends to buy/replace!

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  40. CONGRATS!! :D I would use the $10 at target towards some sunscreen lotion for our Zion + Bryce trip next month ;) Burnt shoulders are the worst! lol

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  41. Happy blog-versary! I just love how you guys have handled Mason's diagnosis. You have found so many great resources for him and you handle the hard times with so much grace. <3 <3

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  42. Happy Blogiversary! I would have to say I enjoy the pics you post on Instagram of your son's adventures with the post office. Can't wait to see what year 5 brings you.

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  43. Happy Blogiversary! I love reading your blog. It's one of my go to reads because you are relatable, "Bedtime for Mason. Wine o'clock for mama." I remember discovering your blog through the scarf exchange and was so excited to participate because it was also open to Canadians.

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  44. Congrats on four wonderful years!! Great giveaway!!

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