So can you believe it? It's been exactly one year today since my first post ever! It's crazy to me that a whole year has passed because I still feel like a brand new baby blog. Firstly I want to thank my dear friend and graphic designer Michael Bass for designing my blog and all it's pretty little odds and ends from day one! Just check out the logo transformation in one year alone!
He also helped me design my signature and amazing business cards!
My beautiful blog transformation today also wouldn't have been possible without the brains (and beauty) of one of my dear blogger BFF's Jessica from Midwest Muse who sat with me for 3+ hours working on the HTML.
...and speaking of Jessica I want to talk about the most amazing thing that has happened since I started blogging a year ago, friends! When I first started the only other local blogger I knew of was Sarah from Style Sarah whom I quickly struck up and amazing friendship with, and then Jessica from Midwest Muse found me, and it snowballed from there into a lovely little group of ladies whom I'm so happy to call my friends.
Saying goodbye to Sarah before she headed to the big apple.
They are all creative, stylish, beautiful, and amazing bloggers. Jessica and myself co-founded the collective The 330 Blogger Collective and we get together every few months to thrift, eat, drink, and of course talk boring blogging nerd stuff.
The fab four, out vintage shopping on front street in Cuyahoga Falls.
Rachel, myself, and Jessica outside Noto + Crafty Mart.
A big group of us ladies at the Noto Fashion Show 2011.
Our very first get- together ever, outside Lockview in Akron.
And now one year later after all these meet ups and blog bonding sessions, myself, Jessica, Rachel, and Jessie from They Like Me Better Blonde are throwing our first MAJOR Akron area event, which you're invited to!
I have also made some pretty amazing friendships outside of the 330 Collective, like with my beauty soul sister Charlotte from Mason Jars and Fireflies, whom I get to meet in real life next week! And my dear reader Lindsay whom I've struck up another beauty soul sister friendship with, and some amazing companies and people behind them, like Crysten from Phul Effect just no name few. (Hint Hint* stay tuned this week for a giveaway from Phul Effect)
I am so proud of my first year and all I've accomplished! Everything from giveaways, reviews, collaborations, events, sponsored posts, features, to being part of some amazing collectives and ambassadors programs!
And of course all of it is because of YOU! Yes you, reading this post! You lovelies make it all worth it with your comments, emails, likes, views, and love!
So PLEASE comment and say hi, and let me hear your voice! Even you shy reader, who never comments, I know you're there. Tell me what you love to read about, and what you don't. Or ask me a question! Every single comment on this post will get a personal reply from ME!