Thursday, May 29, 2014

My Blog's First Anniversary + A GIVEAWAY!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BLOG! Livin' and Lovin' Blog is finally a year old! I can't believe I've already made it to one year with this baby of mine, and it's amazing. It's been an amazing first year with this blog, and I'm so thankful to every single one of you for supporting me over the course of the past year despite the many changes this blog has seen.

I started getting back into blogging and taking it more seriously a little over a year ago on Tumblr. I quickly moved onto Blogger and recreated my blog as Through the Eyes of a Cali Girl a year ago today. At the end of October I changed my blog's name to Livin' and Lovin' Blog because I felt like it fit me better. Long story short, that's how I got to where I am today.

Livin' and Lovin' Blog banners throughout the past year

Unfortunately, I don't have screen shots of my blog in the past year, but here are the three banners I've had (including my current one) to show how my blog has changed throughout the past year.

It's always pretty awesome to get to a birthday or anniversary and reflect on how far you came in the past year. And with this blog, it's really been a rollercoaster and I've really fallen in love with this blog and all the hard work I've put into it.

But anyway, enough of the sentimental stuff for now. I'll save the rest of it for tomorrow. Now it's time for the reason you are all probably here: A GIVEAWAY!

If you'd rather watch me talk about the giveaway rather than read it, check out my latest youtube video about it!

I teamed up with a bunch of amazing ladies to host this crazy giveaway for my blog's anniversary. Because of them, you get FOUR chances to win! And don't worry, you don't have to be a blogger or a girl to enter this giveaway. I made it specifically so that literally anyone can enter and get an equal opportunity to win something.

Now that I've introduced all the lovely people helping me out with celebrating my blog anniversary/giveaway, let's get onto the prizes: 

#1: It's Anyone's Game
The graphic should be pretty self-explanatory: $60 Gift Card to wherever your little heart desires! 

#2: The Fashionista
Our second prize is for the fashionista: a Lulu Guinness handbag with a retail value of $59! And it's so cute, I want it for myself! Whoever wins this, I am already jealous of you.

#3: Blogger Love
This prize is specifically for the bloggers out there. Whoever wins this will get ad space on two blogs: Lush to Blush and Sassy Sweetheart Blog. You would win the Silver ad spot on Lush to Blush and the Top Ad Spot on Sassy Sweetheart Blog. Retail value is $35.

#4: Cute & Girly Prize Basket
This prize is the ultimate prize "basket," with goodies from all over the place! You would win a Meadows Await scarf from Wild Heart Bliss (KashTV's online shop), 2 Pura Vida Bracelets, 2 custom stickers, a pair of pencil earrings, a handmade purse, and a pair of socks for your flats from SummerSox!

You have a possibility to get over 60 entries into this giveaway and therefore increasing your chances of winning! Don't worry, I will never give away your information to anyone, so inputting your email to enter is safe with me. Also, if you are already following me on social media, you are already entitled to a free entry! All you have to do is let me know you already follow me [;

You have until midnight on June 13th to enter! I wish you the best of luck, and I'm so glad you're celebrating with me!


  1. Happy Blog Birthday. I would love to winner the first prize and the second one.

  2. I would love to win the $60 gift card to anywhere (what a clever idea!) or that adorable purse! Although blogging ad space is great as well!! :-)

    xoxo A

  3. I'm so excited to be participating in this giveaway with you! These are some awesome prizes, so I hope everyone is excited! I love that you showed your banners from the past. What a fun idea. Happy blogiversary!

  4. Happy blogiversary <3 I'd love to win the gift card or the blog as space! *fingers crossed*

  5. #1 and #2 are my fav

  6. Happy blogiversary! All the prizes sound lovely!

  7. Coffee Beans High HeelsMay 30, 2014 at 7:01 AM

    happy blogniversary! i love your blog! may you celebrate many more with success!

  8. #2 and #4 are my favorites :D

  9. I can see that gift card being a glorious shopping trip to Victoria's Secret!

    xo, TCG

    That College Girl's Guide

  10. I love the Flat Socks and the scarf the most.

  11. I'd like to win the $60 gift card to anywhere. Me second choice is the Lulu Guinness handbag.


  12. My favorites are #1 and #4

  13. Love seeing your past banners! It's always so interesting to see blog progressions. And I would love to win the blogger love package--I want to buy sponsorships but am currently too cheap haha--or the $60 winner's choice.

  14. happy blog anniversary! yay from a reader in the phlippines! :) i wuld love to win th efirst and second! pleaseeeeeeee>>> congrats, again!

  15. my fingers are still crossed! lol :)

  16. i would love to win the gift card of course or the scarf.

  17. Would love the gift card or the purse!

  18. excited to see winner


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