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7 Years + Giveaway

Blogging · December 13, 2016

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7 Years ago today I wrote a blog post. It was terrible. But it’s still there if you REALLY want to go read it haha. My life was completely different. But the one constant that has remained for the last 7 years is my love of blogging.


My blog name has changed a few times. The design has changed several times. I had one boyfriend when I started my blog, and I am married to the best guy now. When I started this blog I was 25 and carefree. 7 years later I will become a mom in about 9 weeks. I love this blog and I am so beyond grateful for the opportunities and people it has brought into my life. To celebrate I decided to share my 7 favorite posts from 7 years of blogging. No rhyme or reason to them just 7 posts I really love.

When It’s DifferentΒ 

The One With The Engagement

5 Mistakes You Are Making With Your Blog

A Letter To My Single Self

Saved By The Bell: A MysteryΒ 

On Living Together Before Marriage

Spilling The Beans

Feel free to peruse those posts. They are a fun trip down memory lane for me πŸ™‚

I have learned so much about myself through these 7 years of blogging and I really can’t wait to see what the next year holds. It’s so much fun to look back at old posts no matter how ridiculous, embarrassing, or multi colored and multi font they are. I never delete posts mostly because, even if they involved people no longer in my life or they are legit my worst written, I think they are part of my journey.

Thank you to everyone who reads my blog. I can’t tell you how much it means to get such sweet comments, email, and messages. I am so grateful for each and every one of you!

Now to celebrate! For YOU GUYS I am giving away 2 $100 gift cards! Two winners! You can pick either $100 to Starbucks, Lululemon, Nordstrom, or Sephora! Your choice! This giveaway will run for a week and the winners will be emailed as well as announced in the widget within 48 hours of the giveaway ending.

Enter below! GOOD LUCK!

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  • 98 thoughts on “7 Years + Giveaway

    1. Tine

      Congratulations on your anniversary! I’ve been blogging for almost 7 years two, on my third blog now (which I’ve had for nearly 4 years now) so I know the name changing & layout changing all too well! I’m a bit horrified to go and reread my first post though, not even sure what it was about anymore! πŸ˜€

    2. Leslie Soto

      Congratulations on 7 years! This is a fun trip down memory lane. I have to say, since finding you throug SYBL and BPP, your blog has easily become one of my favorites. You always seem so genuine and sweet and share such insipring, helpful posts. Cheers to 7 years and best wishes for at least 7 more.

    3. Rebecca Bakofsky

      Although my blog has not been around for 7 years, we just hit our one year mark and I am feeling a lot of what you’re feeling. It is crazy to think how much a blog can evolve in just one year!

    4. Emily

      Wow! It’s cool to see how something small can become such a big part of your life in 7 years!!!

      Would definitely be going to for Lululemon – January brings fitness resolutions!

    5. Kayla @ a paper arrow

      Congratulations on 7 years! That is amazing. πŸ™‚ I always enjoy following along.

      If I were to win the gift card, I would 100% go for the Starbucks one. It’s the perfect time, since they’re currently running their Starbucks for Life game!

    6. Shann eva

      Congratulations on 7 years! What an amazing milestone! It’s so wonderful that you have found your passion and turned it into your career. Also, what a wonderful way to see how your life has changed. Congrats on your upcoming journey into motherhood…so exciting!

    7. Charlotte

      Oh, my goodness–what a great giveaway! And congrats on 7 years! Isn’t it amazing (and fun) to look back on some of those older posts? Sometimes I barely recognize my writing. N-E-Way… πŸ˜‰ I’d love a Lululemon gift card!

    8. Meegan

      Happy 7 Years–what an accomplishment! I tried blogging and didn’t even last a year so I know how tough it can be. So many great gift cards to choose from, I think I would pick Nordstrom because the possibilities are endless! Congratulations again!

    9. Crystal

      Congrats! I think it’s fun to have my life chronicled online. It’s always changing, and there are days I feel all nostalgic and go back to see where I started. Can’t wait to go back & read through your past posts.

    10. Catherine Sargent

      Congratulations on 7 years of blogging and the upcoming new member of the family. I will check out your 7 favorite post.

    11. Kristin Cook

      Haha. I was just thinking about earlier today has terrible my first few (dozen) blog posts were. I had no idea what I was doing. But they are still there just like yours are, and they are still a peace of my blogging. They are a part of getting me here πŸ™‚ Congrats on 7 years!

    12. Kim Pincombe-Cole

      Happy 7th Blogiversary!! I’ve been a reader for years!
      Here’s to the next 7… ?
      And for the giveaway, I’d choose a Nordstrom gift card!

    13. Jordan D.

      Happy blogiversary! Seven years is amazing! I’d love the Sephora or Starbucks gift card for sure. Hard to pick between the two πŸ˜‰

    14. Kelsie

      Yay! Congratulations on your 7 year blog entry- that’s amazing!! I entered the giveaway- fingers crossed πŸ™‚ Look at how much can happen in 7 years! Yay for baby oh so soon!

    15. Lexi

      Congratulations, Neely! I’m so excited for you. I absolutely love you and your blog and look up to you greatly. Thanks for being a great go-to whenever I need blogging advice. Here’s to many more years of blogging! xoxo PS- I’d love either Sephora or Lululemon

    16. Rachel K

      Congrats on 7 years! I’m sure the time has flown!!! I’d love to win the Sephora gift card because as time goes by I need a little extra help!!!

    17. Kenya F

      Happy Blogiversary! Wow 7 years is a long time! I plan on launching my blog on 1/1/17 and I hope to be as successful as you for 7 years and beyond. I would love the Nordstroms gift card. I’ve been working out a lot and my sexy is making a comeback! And that! LOL! Happy Holidays!


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