My Pixie Blog turns 100 and my very first giveaway!

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Last Monday, after cleaning off all traces of mud on my legs and picking out the leaves and god knows what else from my locks, I had the pleasure of meeting two very special bloggy friends of mine for some drinks at the Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Terminal.

This was my third time meeting the very awesome Shana of Fumbling Towards Normalcy, a fellow Sarah McLachlan fan who details her humorous and often head-scratching experiences working in the greatest city in the world, and it was my first encounter with Allyson of 400 Wake-Ups, a wonderfully sweet Southern Belle who takes readers on a journey of her life as an army wife. Our time together was far too brief but it was lovely to meet outside of blog land and connect in real life. There is photographic evidence of that evening but I’ll have to wait until Ally gets back to post. I’m pretty sure I had crazy eyes again. Why am I incapable of taking a normal photograph? I think from now on I’ll keep the shades on everywhere I go.

This marks my 100th post, which is an accomplishment I’m insanely proud of. I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited about a raise, promotion, or any other professional achievement as I am about this… and it’s because this blog has really put me in touch with my love of writing all over again. As a special thank you to all my loyal readers, I am hosting my very first giveaway courtesy of Ally who has her own jewelry design business called Daisy and Elm. She has graciously donated a beautiful necklace to one very lucky reader.

But first, let’s take a look at some of the jewelry items she has recently hand crafted (these pieces are now a part of my collection and I can’t wait to take them along with me this summer).

Aren’t they purrrrrty?

And here is the necklace up for grabs. When Ally showed it to me, she told me she wanted to design something that screams girl power. And I think this necklace does just that:

Rules: I’ll try and keep these simple because I am too much of a spazz to register extra votes for Twitter/FB followers, etc. You MUST be a Google Friend Connect follower and reside in the US/Canada in order to be eligible to win. Each comment left on this post will count as one entry. All entries must be received by 10pm on Sunday, June 12th and winners will be announced on Monday, June 13th. Simple enough, right? I’m even considering creating my very first vlog where I choose the name out of a hat to announce the winner, but because I’m not exactly “tech savvy,” I can’t make any promises. There will be not be a random generator though. Folded up pieces of paper and a hat, ya’ll, ’cause that’s how I roll.

Good luck!

24 Comments… add one

(FL) Girl with a New Life June 6, 2011, 9:03 AM

Congrats on your 100th post and first giveaway. I always enjoy my visits here and your writing has become a part of my weekly reading.

Hutch June 6, 2011, 12:12 PM

I’m pouting over here, arms crossed and everything. I can’t believe you got to meet them both! I might stop pouting if I win the necklace. Maybe. I love everything Ally creates and her bookmark still sits on my nightstand even though I mostly read from the Kindle now.

Keishua June 6, 2011, 4:51 PM

Congrats! I am so happy for you! The necklace is delightful! Blog writing is so therapeutic. I find that I love writing more because of my blog land adventures. It’s so cool that you got to hang out with some fellow bloggers!
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Stacy @ Every Little Thing June 6, 2011, 8:58 PM

Congrats on your 100th post!! Hope to see you on Saturday :)
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Shell June 6, 2011, 9:55 PM

Woohoo! Congrats!

Love the necklace!
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Bonda84 June 7, 2011, 11:35 AM

Happy 100th Post! I absolutely LOVE the pic of that green necklace…it screams good luck!
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Shana June 7, 2011, 12:57 PM

It was so great seeing you too! Congrats on 100!
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Alexandra June 7, 2011, 1:18 PM

I follow you
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Alexandra June 7, 2011, 1:18 PM

I am a google friend connect
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Alexandra June 7, 2011, 1:19 PM

I follow you on twitter
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Alexandra June 7, 2011, 1:19 PM

I won’t lie, don’t follow on FB but that’s cuz I don’t do FB
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Alexandra June 7, 2011, 1:19 PM

I do love that necklace
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Alexandra June 7, 2011, 1:20 PM

earrings ain’t bad, either.
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Alexandra June 7, 2011, 1:20 PM

just yankin’ your chain, you can count me as one, I just want to see my gorgeous girl VLOG!

my gorgeous cilantro and yogurt flavored chip eating girl vlog.

xo

Alexandra June 7, 2011, 1:21 PM

And, also, too, CONGRATS on your 100!

I’m much happier when you’re around.

xo

liz June 7, 2011, 2:44 PM

That ring is to DIE for! I’m going to the shop right now!
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Blond Duck June 8, 2011, 6:24 AM

Happy blogaversary! I love that butterfly necklace!

Gia June 8, 2011, 7:04 AM

Happy 100th Post! It’s truly amazing what blogging can do for you — :) Sorry I’ve been SO mia… I feel like I’m letting all my friends down when I don’t comment on the reg! But I think I’m back in rotation now! xx
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Amanda June 8, 2011, 7:43 PM

Wow, I love the earrings and the bracelet…and everything else! Pick me, pick me!

carma June 9, 2011, 9:35 PM

That necklace is gorgeous – and I love the meaning!!! It’s time for me to start flying :D Thank you for the chance to win :-)

SaucyB June 10, 2011, 1:48 PM

Congratulations on the blog milestone. I’m very glad to be a ‘regular’ around here.
Those jewelry pieces are so pretty! Fingers crossed I turn out to be the lucky recipient. :-)

Jean June 12, 2011, 8:17 PM

Congratulations on your 100th post! Your gf’s jewelry is gorgeous and feminine.
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Gia June 12, 2011, 8:43 PM

okay, this giveaway prompted me to figure out this google connect friend bizzznass — I think I understand it? haha xoxoxoxo
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Hannah June 15, 2011, 2:48 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on 100 posts, lady!!!

I know I’ve been silent ’round these parts lately, but know that I’m always reading from afar! :)
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