Wednesday, February 13, 2013

four things to be excited about

Today is February 13, 2013. And it's a pretty exciting day for me.. and maybe after reading this, it will be exciting for you too! So why am I excited??...

1. Today is Galentine's Day! Don't know what Galentine's Day is? Read this post and send some love to all of your best gals!

Speaking of best gals -- I want to say thank you to 4 important people thatI will forever be grateful for.

Brooke and Myra. You two might not know it, but you were incredibly helpful to me at the beginning of this blogging journey of mine. I had no idea what I was getting myself into and the two of you were so patient with me and welcomed me with open arms. I am so grateful!

Kelly and Andrea. This blogging world can get extremely a little crazy sometimes. You two keep me grounded, true, and sane. You both are also great reminders of the amazing friendships blogging can bring. LOVE you two so much!

galentines day
2. Today is Jessica Who?'s 1 YEAR Anniversary!! Yep, I've been blogging on this baby for 1 year, y'all! Time sure does fly. I can't believe how much this little baby has grown. And how fast. And yes, I realize that I keep referring to it as my baby. But in a way, it is. Think about how much time and care and effort and thought and blah blah blah that we all put into our blogs to make it just right. I still haven't found the perfect blog "recipe" but I do know that Jessica Who? is better than it was 1 year ago. It's better because I learn something new about it each day and it's better because of all of you! When I started blogging, I had no idea what I was really getting into. I had no idea that there was a whole community behind it. Some of you know more about me than the people I see everyday in real life. Isn't that crazy to think about?
You know what else is crazy? My goal was to reach 1,000 GFC followers within my first year of blogging. This February, I reached 2,000. I'm truly thankful for each and every one of you, especially those who continuously comment, tweet, and email words of support and encouragement. You guys make my day.

jessica who blog

3. Remember when I made a promise to purchase a "big girl" camera when I reached 1,000 followers? Well I never did it.. I kept putting it off because I felt like I couldn't justify spending that much money on myself even though I knew it would make the quality of this blog 10 times better.
Well, thank God for my husband. He surprised me this weekend with an early Valentine's Day present.  I'm also pretending that he knew when my blog anniversary was and purchased it for that too. :) It's my first legit camera and I'm beyond excited about it! That being said, I have a lot to learn! If you have any tips, advice, or links to great tutorials, please let me know!

canon rebel t4i

4. I didn't plan for this to be scheduled this way but it seems pretty fitting. I've teamed up with a great group of bloggers for a "We Love Our Readers" Giveaway! It just so happens to be going live on the date of my blog anniversary when I'm gushing with happiness about how much I love you guys :)

So here you go.. enter to win a $200 Sephora Gift Card!

sephora giveaway
Please refer to the Rafflecopter for complete terms and conditions. Jessica Who? is not responsible for the delivery or execution of this prize.

P.S. It's not too late to get your posts ready for tomorrow's Valentine's Day Link Up! Details here.

Linking up for Random Wednesday + Four Favorites



Allison said...

Oh my $200 to Sephora! I don't know what I would buy first so many choices!!

Andrea Bai @ Glam Hungry Mom said...

No, I love YOU so much! I am so thankful for you, soul sister!

Shon said...

Congrats you! Way to go Hubby!!
Happy Valentine's/Galentine's day to you!

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Congrats on your blog-iversary! I LOVE Galentines Day. Awesome!

Cindy Brickley said...

Congrats to you! I love your site. I don't know what I would buy yet, there are so many fantastic buys that I would have to really think about it! But, please bring it on! i would love to win this giveaway, thank you so much for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary love!! That'ssoo exciting! I love catching up with you!

Katie @ Eventfully Crazy said...

I LOVE the idea of Galentine's Day. :)

And Congratulations on your anniversary!

Andrea Bai @ Glam Hungry Mom said...

P.S. I would so get a clarisonic!

JP Lord said...

Stopping by from the link up! That camera is Ah-mazing. Happy Galentines Day!

jackie jade said...

awesome giveaway! i would guy some awesome fancy shmancy skincare products that i usually won't buy because they're expensive haha. and some bumble and bumble shampoo because it smells delish.

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

Congrats on the new camera and thanks for participating in the Sephora giveaway!

Sparkles and Shoes

alex said...

What an amazing giveaway! And congratulations on your camera, that is so amazing of your husband!

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

omg!!! happy anniversary!!!!! i forgot we started our blogs at basically the same time!!! SO excited for you!!! you keep me sane lover & i am SO happy we met via blogging!!! loveeeee youuuuuu!!

PS. I would buy lots and lots of perfume!!

Lisette said...

Happy Anniversary! I'd love to buy a multitude of skin care products...mostly Murad!

amber.m said...

Oh my goodness, I had no idea! I thought you'd been blogging for longer than that!! Happy 1!! :)

I'd probably get just random things! I need some new makeup, hair goodies, etc etc.

Brooke @ Covered in Grace said...

=D I am all smiles. Thank you so much for such a sweet shout out.
You are such an amazing lady. I'm so happy to have played even a small part in your life! Xo

smk053078 said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!!! Time flies right? And I had no idea about Galentine's Day! How fun is that??? We all need some lady love and support! And girl, I still have a point and shoot camera! It's time Momma upgraded!! For real! Thanks for linking up!

CeCe said...

What an awesome V Day gift. We have that same camera. You will love it! Happy Blogiversary!

mamavalveeta03 said...

Oh, you have NO idea how long my "wish list" at Sephora is!
1. Boscia Super Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm
2. Fresh Umbrian Clay Face Treatment
3. JINsoon Nail Lacquer in "Metaphor"
4. LORAC "Touch-up to go"
5. Clarins FEED 10 kit
6. Buxom® Big & Healthy™ Lip Cream in "White Russian"
...and that's all folks! (no, seriously, I could go on for DAYS!)

Janna Renee said...

I want to buy a new bronzer, some lipgloss, and maybe some perfume!

Myranda Barnes said...

What wouldn't I buy is the question? I would restock my nail polish collection with all the OPI for Sephora for sure :)

Tarole said...

Product?! How could I seriously choose just ONE? Hair stuff, makeup, nail polish, my goodness I'd go crazy! Awesome giveaway.

Love you Jess!


Tarole said...

P.S. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! I remember you telling me it was in February.

P.S.S. SO excited you got a camera. Way to go Jared!! We should get together and play around with them!

Happy Valentine's Day love!


Lauren said...

This is so generous! I would buy a Clarsonic! Healthy skin is fashionable these days! Happy V-day to you! :)

Karrie S said...

I'm gonna buy SO much cute stuff if I win :) Thanks for the chance!

Ashley said...

I would buy some new eyeliner, and stock up on foundation!

bailey j said...

I'm a lipstick lover so I would definitely get a few lipsticks and lip stains which i love. I also really love smashbox photo ready bb cream!

Carole Fuchs said...

I would stock up on everything!! Eye liner, eye shadow, lip liner, lip stick, lip gloss......ok, now I am dreaming!!

Carole Fuchs

Anonymous said...

Sephora gift card?? I could do WAY too many fun things with that :)

Emily.Duncan said...

$200!!!! everything!!! jk but seriously!!! OXOX

Christina Marie Kellogg said...

Lipstick. Or, a Clarisonic. :)

Hilary said...

I would def get Juicy Couture perfume!
x Hilary
hilary . l . adams @ gmail . com

Nicole G said...

I will buy lip gloss, nail polish and perfume. I like Sugar & Urban Decay.

Coco said...

Happy Bloggiversary Jessica and congrats on the goals you have reached so far! I entered the giveaway, finger crossed! Lots of love Coco

Kristen Danielle said...

I typically buy drugstore make-up, so I would revamp my entire make-up collection! The naked palette is on the list, too!

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