Sunday, April 24, 2011

One Year Blogiversary Surprise Giveaway!!!

Hello World!!!

That was my greeting to you, almost one year ago, when I started this little blog of mine.  I mentioned in my last post that I had a surprise celebration to share with everyone, and despite much speculation from my friends and followers, I'm sorry to report that I am not expecting!  :) 

I am, however, hosting a giveaway to celebrate my one year blogiversary.  If you've been following me for the last year, you already know a lot about me...and what a year I've had.  From getting married, to buying a new house, to starting my photography business, to changing jobs...I've documented it all on this blog.  I'm so thankful for my followers and those that comment.  You guys are the reasons why I keep going.  I seriously do not realize how many people out there follow this little blog and I know I take that for granted.  I'm always astonished when someone says they follow my life on here, and to that...I thank you.

This giveaway fuses my love of fashion and photography together and I'm so excited to share it with you all.  For those that want to enter, the prize will be an 8X10 printed canvas of your choice of one of the photos below.  You can choose to hang these anywhere...maybe in your closet or above your shoe collection!  Chris and I spent this whole weekend traveling all around the Seattle Puget Sound area to try to come up with the perfect photograph of my favorite pair of Anthro shoes, and we think we finally were able to capture it in two photos.  I couldn't pick between the two favorites, so I decided that the winner will choose. enter...I won't make it hard...simply:
1. Be a follower and comment in the comments area that you are following
2. For an additional entry, leave a comment and let me know which pair of shoes you own you can't live without.  (Obviously mine are the ones in the photographs)
3. For a bonus entry, blog about this giveaway on your blog and comment that you've done so

Entries will be accepted until 5pm PST on May 7th and I will announce the winner that night.  Thank you all for your support and your participation


  1. What a cool idea! Love it!

    I am a follower:) I cannot live without my Chie Mihara Loti's!


  2. Happy Blogiversary!

    I follow ur blogggy! but, I don't have a favorite pair of shoes.


  3. One year already? but it feels like just yesterday i first starting reading your blog! hehe.
    I'm a follower. My fave shoes are my $15 Target flats. They are so kind to me..i mean, kind on my feet!

  4. happy blogiversary!!! what a year it's been!

    i'm a follower. as for favorite... that's difficult since i'm not great with shoes. this is sad to say, but i don't think i can live without my flip flops!

  5. Happy 1 Year Blogiversary!

    I am a follower. My favorite pair of shoes are my Dansko Lolitas. They are not very stylish but are oh so comfy!


  6. Happy Blogiversary!!! This is such a great giveaway -- and one that really fuses your loves of photography and Anthro! As you know, I'm a loyal follower!

    I think I would be lost without my thrifted Alfani patent oxfords. They just add the perfect amount of edginess to any outfit. Oh, and I have a feeling you'll appreciate this pic that the BF shot of them. It was one of his first shots with his new cam so he was still learning, but I love the pic nonetheless:

  7. Happy Blogiversary! Of course I am a follower!
    The shoe print would be perfection in my "shoe closet". Mr. M would just love it ;-) hee hee hee!

    Depending on the time of year, I have two favorites. My Frye boots for fall and winter and my TB Revas for spring and summer.


  8. Oh Cindi, I'm in shock that it's already been a year! Isn't it crazy, what can happen in 12 months?

    You know I'm a follower and I am always reading, even if not commenting all the time because of how crazy my life has become (ahem... children). Anyway... shoes I can't live without... *cough* flipflops *cough* ;)


  9. Of course I'm a follower (though I did just link up my blogger account).

    My favorite pair of shoes is my black Dexter (from Payless!) pumps that I use for formal events, casual events... I'd wear them in my sleep if I could.

    And I will send you that email about jobs. Thank you for offering me to talk to you about it. SO. EXCITED. that you are in the same field.

  10. hi Cindi! happy blogiversary! your photos are so beautiful to look at. The intensity of the colors are so vibrant and lush. i hope you'll keep sharing your photographs with us! i'm a follower of the blog :)

  11. my favorite pair of shoes has to be ralph lauren nude wedges. they go with everything and are so comfy to walk in!

  12. Happy Bloggiversary dear Cindi!!!!! Love that shot of you with the balloons. I've enjoyed getting to know you bit by bit, blog post by blog post.
    I am indeed a loyal follower. Well Doh!
    And my fav pair of shoes are THOSE shoes - the boquet of roses. I own them and I lurrrrrve 'em. Lol, we have the SAME fav pair of shoes. so I'd die for that pic. DIE!

  13. Happy blogiversary Cindi!!! I've followed you since the start!
    As you know, I've blogged about the giveaway here:

    I don't think I could live without my Jessica Simpson Nude Oscar Pumps - they go with everything and I searched for the perfect nude pumps for years!


  14. I'm a follower :)

    my favorite pair of shoes are my brown cowboy boots!