Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Monday, September 21, 2009

100th post giveaway!

Here I am with my 100th post.

When I started this blog back in early February, I had no idea the journey it would take me on. "I know, right?" started out kind of shaky, kind of emo. It was such a horrible month that it was almost impossible for me to pretend to be happy. But somewhere in the spring, I changed.

I know it's sounds corny, but in a way this blog changed my life. It gave me something to look forward to and introduced me to some amazing friends (YOU) who have really made my life a lot happier. Plus, it forced me to look at my life. After all, I was writing about it. Having this perspective of seeing my feelings, emotions, and life on screen has kind of put things in a very different perspective for me. I see more positive now than ever before. I see more hope. And I see that I can tend to be a drama queen sometimes, and that makes me laugh instead of cry.

Obviously my life still has a lot of kinks I need to smooth out. But it's easier to work on them with all the support I have from you all. Reading the comments in my post below made me cry (in a happy way!). I feel so lucky to have such sweet and considerate friends online. You are all so beautiful and smart. I look up to each and every one of you. You inspire me every single day when I read your blogs. Thank you.

I have never done a giveaway before and I thought this anniversary would be the perfect time for my first. One of my mom's hobbies is to make dragonfly necklaces. She taught me how. I'm not going to lie, it's freaking hard! Haha. But I managed to make one that I think came out really pretty. It is made out of swarovski crystal beads and I made it out of neutral colors (brown, black, beige) so it could go with lots of outfits.

(Sorry about the horrid photo. I am obviously NOT a photographer! Lol.)

If you would like to win this necklace, all you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment. The winner will be chosen at random.

This contest is open to everyone, all over the world. (It always makes me sad when I see giveaways for U.S. residents only. Plus, this necklace is small and I saved up money for international shipping if need be).

The contest ends in one week.

Good luck to everyone!


*Andrea* said...

happy 100th post! congrats! i would love to wear this necklace :)

Ela said...

First, I read your comments on my post the other day, thank you for your sweet words. I feel just as lucky to have YOU as a friend! Just like you, I never thought blogging would bring so much good into my life. The only unfortunate part is that everyone lives so far from one another!

Now for this beautiful necklace! Oh my goodness, I can't believe you made this!!! It's really beautiful. LOL, did I say that already? I probably won't win (never do) but I'll enter anyway just for that 1% chance :) But if I don't maybe you can just sell me one :)

Congrats on the 100th post my dear! I can't wait to read 100 more - and you KNOW I will :)


daisychain said...

Happy 100th post darling

kpeach New York, NY said...

Happy 100th! and that necklace is lovely-you're obv quite talented...

Melanie's Randomness said...

Happy 100th Post! Congrats! I love blogging too. It's given me something to look forward to everyday and your totally right it does make you really look at your life by writing things down. Beautiful necklace!! Count me in for the giveaway!! =)

I really hope you have a good week!!

Liya said...

GREAT necklace. and don't even get me started on taking bad pictures....i am the queen of that :)
you've got a great blog and you're a talented writer, and I'm excited for posts to come :)

thanks for stopping by, girl

Dream Sequins said...

It's so heartening to hear that keeping a blog has changed your life... for the better. I feel the same way about the wonderful people I"ve "met" through blogging and my social media mediums. Congratulations on 100!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Happy 100th post! I totally relate to how you feel about blogging. I have met so many wonderful and talented women here in blog land, and it has enriched my life in ways that I could have never known!

What a wonderful giveaway and it would be an honor to win a necklace crafted by you!

Have a great week and I'm looking forward to your next 100 posts!!!


Leah said...

Happy 100th post! That is one awesome necklace and what makes it extra special is you made it yourself.

Anonymous said...


Thank you so much for commenting on my blog today. I am so glad you loved my "fur" vest.

I love your blog... your posts are so well written.

Happy 100th post!! This one made me both want to smile and cry. It is amazing how much blogging can really change your life and outlook. I found the same thing happened to me when I started my blog.

I am so glad you have found so many great online friends. I hope one day I can become one too.

P.S. I love that dragonfly necklace... I can't believe you made that... it is wonderful!

I added you to my blogroll so that I can stay up-to-date on your blog. =)


anhesty said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! and i dont forget to post the AA stuff if you end up buying anything from hautelook. and i am now following your fab blog! follow me too! :D and thanks for the giveaway!

anhesty said...

btw this necklace is oober cute!

Maria Confer said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!!

I adore that necklace and I'm already following you!!


Sophie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! Its so nice to read what an impact blogging has on peoples lives and I know what you mean already (even though I have only started blogging) I have meet so many lovely people. And i'm now following your lovely blog!

As for your necklace, its gorgeous, i cant believe you made that! xo

Couture Carrie said...

That necklace is just gorgeous, darling! What a sweet giveaway!

And congrats on your 100th post ~ what a milestone! Glad blogging has had such an impact on your life :)


Eva Internazionale said...

Congratulations for your 100th post. I'm glad blogging has been so beneficial for you. For me as well. :)

+ I completely believe you the necklace was hard to make.

Gerri Ward said...

HAPPY 100th !!!
I'm already a FOLLOWER! This is solely a GORGEOUS necklace to own!!!:)


Julie said...

Congrats on 100 posts that's amazing and each one gets better and better! Also the necklace is beautiful...tell me if you ever make a giraffe, I'll buy it! ( ;

Kerrie della Rovere said...

Fun! (It wouldn't be fair for me to be let's hope I am not)... but I had comment...had to!

jane st. clair said...

such a cute necklace! please please enter me!

Couture Cookie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I love the necklace and I don't think the picture is so bad...!

I added your link too, xoxoxoxo.

Sarah Clarke Gaudet said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I know what you mean about the impact these blogs have on you. I have been doing mine since August and I really am in love with it, ha. Congrats on your 100th!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Hi there,

thank you so much for your lovely comments at The Attic, so appreciated.

I loved your post and heartfelt words, blogging really is a whole new world.

Congratulations on your 100 post, the necklace is beautiful!

Damsels said...

as you know im a follower

and heres my comment :)

hope i win its so adorable

Nubiasnonsense said...

Very cute necklace, Congrats on your 100th!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

ChloƩ said...

hey ,thanks for leaving a comment!!
I just found your blog so I haven't read and post yet and I don't know you well yet but I think this is such a lovely post!You write beautifully:)


Sherin said...

Ooo, well done for your 100th post. When we first started our blog, it was difficult to get going as well, but I understand about how it changes your life, and I'm glad I stuck with it.
The necklace looks great by the way!

FB @ said...


Happy 100th blog anniversary

And thanks for coming by my blog. Now fate has brought ME to your blog to try and enter this contest

I am not on Blogger any more, so I don't think Following you will help, but I shall RSS Feed you?

At any rate, thanks again. Glad the post resonated with you

Cafe Fashionista said...

Congratulations on your 100th! Here's to another 100 fabulous posts! :)

Imogen said...

Congratulations on reaching your 100th post. I'm so pleased that blogging has been such a positive experience for you. I have really enjoyed it too, meeting such inspiring and beautiful people like you. Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog and for your posts- so original, interesting and well written, I always enjoy reading.

I like this idea about the necklace giveway. Very beautiful and looks hard to make. Thanks for making it world wide- I agree I don't like seeing US only either.

MJ said...

That's so lovely - congratulations on your 100th post!

Aquiles Damiron-Alcantara said...

Congratulations on all of your awesome 100 posts...!!!!

Unfortunately, I have only been following for a few weeks. However, everything I have read, I have enjoyed.

It is good to reflect upon life. It is important to write about the daily minutes that shape who we are.

Saw your comment on Oops! Moments. Your opinion inspired me to write a new post. Check it out soon.

Again, congrats...

Buenso deseos,

yiqin; said...

Omg giveaway!!

Some Girl said...

Happy 100th! Woot.

bryna said...

congrats on your 100th post!

Miranda Shulia said...


Iva said...

oh Jennifer! This is such a fabulous necklace. Isn't blogging just so fantastic! So much fun, so much meaning, so many lovely people to blog with. Gosh if only everyone lived in a 2 mile radius :)Congratulations on 100. YOU are lovely. Have a great evening Jennifer! All the best to you!

Savvy Gal said...

congrat sweetie on the 100 th post. you might have some issues to deal with now but these will make you a stronger person in the end. i know for sure you will overcome everything and achieve your goals.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your super sweet comment on my blog today! I wish we lived closer too... I think it would be so much to go shopping with you too! :)


Etrapar said...

oh, you're so sweet ^.^

Anonymous said...

Happy 100th post! :) I didn't realise that you had posted a comment on my blog, it was marked under spam! What an interesting blog you have, and yes, Jane Austen is just pure genius!

Have a great day! :)

Ela said...

J, where are you???

Pop Champagne said...

happy 100th post! And cute necklace, haha I have to admit I'm not big on taking photos on objects- I always do a crappy job on them!

Red Lipstick Style said...

100 posts! I look forward to that day! Congrats! The necklace is gorg'!

Patty Ann said...

ommgggg what a pretty necklace
its almost like a rosary
very pretty

gleenn said...

Wonderful adventure. I would love to explore historical places too, and most esecially nature.

I love history too. I want to know about the lives of people: those that are famous, those that have made a difference, and those that were born special but had fought well.

I love reading your posts. you have great topics. I'm adding you to my link list. Do you exchange links? :)