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This little corner of the web turns one today!  Pretty appropriately born on Valentine’s day since you can frequently find lots of mush over here.    
I’m soo happy I started blogging. You all are incredible people – so encouraging and loving.  I am forever grateful for each of you readers.
To say THANKS for reading I want to do a little giveaway!  
if you read this blog, I figured you might be a little like me.  
which would mean you looove the penguin books from anthro!
and cute coffee mugs.  
and a little surprise from my etsy shop.  
(:
to win: be a follower
for extra entries:
follow on twitter
tweet about the giveaway
tell me what you’d like to see more of on this blog
let me know how you’re spending vday
Good Luck!!  
And thank you all so much for reading (:  
oh and! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!
xoxoxoxox
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  • Reply Sist and Sist

    yay for giveaways!!!!! i love it all!

    February 14, 2011 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    extra entry: i went to lunch with ashham at dharma blue

    February 14, 2011 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply ching

    wow, im reading that exact same book by oscar wilde right now. 😀

    i am a follower via Google.
    i followed on twitter.
    i want to see more photography and food posts. 😀

    February 14, 2011 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply stephanie

    love your giveaways! I'm a follower!

    February 14, 2011 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Emily

    love this giveaway!! happy vday!! xoxoxo

    February 14, 2011 at 8:33 pm
  • Reply stephanie

    extra entry- takeout sushi and glee with the hubby! and maybe trying to make these if i feel reeeeally ambitious: http://www.joythebaker.com/blog/2010/10/homemade-almond-joy/

    i wish i had twitter for extra entries! bummmmer:-)

    February 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm
  • Reply Emily

    extra entry – john and i are doing a date night at home tonight, and then a fun dinner out on wednesday 🙂 xoxo

    February 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm
  • Reply Mrs. Nelson

    follower 🙂

    going to camp out in our living room in a tent and make smores.

    🙂 love love love this giveaway!

    happy valentine's day! <3

    February 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Chrissi

    i didn't know you had a twitter…happy to be following now 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Chrissi

    i am already a faithful follower of your blog….love, love, love it 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply Maggy

    I didn't think one couldn't love those books? Right? Surely…

    Hubs and puppy and I are grilling and bowling…a little silly-fun bonding 🙂 Have a fabulous day!

    February 14, 2011 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply Claire Kiefer

    So sweet! Please enter me; I am a follower 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Claire Kiefer

    I am spending Valentine's DAY teaching at the high school . . . and Valentine's NIGHT teaching at the prison. No rest for the weary!

    February 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Holls

    I follow you 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Holls

    extra entry… I didn't know you had a twitter account! I'm following you now!

    February 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply nicole

    absolutely love your blog and you! congrats on 1 year!

    February 14, 2011 at 8:41 pm
  • Reply nicole

    i'm spending vday without my hubs (he's traveling) but i made him a surprise dinner on saturday to make up for it!

    February 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply nicole

    and i of course follow you on twitter, i'm @busygirlnicole!

    February 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply nicole

    i love your travel adventures, your outfit posts and when you post inspiring quotes.

    February 14, 2011 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply c.w.f.h.l.

    happy valentine's day sarah! xo i would love to see more outfit posts – you always have the best clothes!! wish we were still roommates so i could borrow. 🙂 have fun with jb tonight. love you.

    February 14, 2011 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Erin

    Happy Valentine's Day! What a fabulous giveaway. 🙂 I'm a follower.

    February 14, 2011 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Erin

    extra entry: Tonight, I'm having a girls night with a few of my closest friends…wine, cupcakes and movies.

    February 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    How wonderful! I am a follower, of course.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    February 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply Michelle (michabella)

    Happy Blogaversary!! I am a follower 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    i am a follower, duh. thanks for this awesome giveaway!

    February 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply charminglychesney

    oh i am sooo excited about this giveaway!!

    February 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply Michelle (michabella)

    I am spending the evening doing hw and hanging out with my super cute Valentine…my furbaby! <3

    February 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    i'm spending valentine's day in poland. i'm off now to eat a polish meal and watch a movie with my bf. 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply Michaela

    Happy blogoversary 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Jillian

    happy blog anniversary!!! 🙂 xoxo jcd

    February 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply Ashley Hasty

    I'm a follower! And what a fab giveaway!

    <3 Ashley
    http://www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

    February 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply Ashley Hasty

    I follow you on twitter.

    <3 Ashley
    http://www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

    February 14, 2011 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Ashley Hasty

    I'm spending my vday with friends bc my husband has class tonight 🙁 But last night he took me out to dinner and a movie and we had a wonderful time.

    <3 Ashley
    http://www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

    February 14, 2011 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Ashley Hasty

    I'd like to see more of you on this blog!! I love reading about what you're up to, what you like, and things that are going on in your life.

    <3 Ashley
    http://www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

    February 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply Flora

    I follow your blog via Google Reader and on twitter!

    February 14, 2011 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Diana Smith

    awesome giveaway! Just found your blog and its adorable, became a follower and now gonna follow you on Twitter- Livy Love Designs is me!

    February 14, 2011 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply the friendliest flower

    such a great giveaway! congrats on your blogiversary! im a follower and follow you on twitter mine is mkdub91. id love to here more about your job and to continue hearing about everything you post on your blog.

    February 14, 2011 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    happy valentine's day! what a lovely giveaway, i'm a follower!

    February 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    and I follow you on twitter @akappleaday 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    we are having a low key v-day tonight since we aren't huge valentine's fans. we already gifted each other with flowers and tickets to see iron & wine so my day is complete! happy blog-i-versary!

    February 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm
  • Reply Alex Marie

    I follow you on twitter and have you on my google reader. Jessica lorren sent me your way! I too love the anthro and the little penguin books! So cute! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    February 14, 2011 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply {av}

    I'm certainly a follower–I love this giveaway and your blog! have a very happy valentine's day! xoxo {av}

    February 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply {av}

    I'm a follower on twitter too 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply {av}

    and last but not least, we celebrated on Saturday night because I have class tonight and the hubby has work 😉 hope you have a great night, my dear! xoxo {av}

    February 14, 2011 at 10:18 pm
  • Reply CarrieJo

    oh yes i do love anthropologie!!

    and of course i am a follower of your lovely blog! 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply Candice

    What a lovely idea! 🙂 I'm a follower of your beautiful blog, of course!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply Candice

    We're twitter friends too 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 10:47 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    I love your blog, but you already knew that! Happy 1 year of blogging! I am so glad we are bloggy friends. What an awesome giveaway!! tmango7@gmail.com

    For this Vday S and I went out to a cute little dinner and spent most of the weekend lounging around watching old episodes of the Office…it was perfect for me, I promise! Keep posting about your travels, we love that 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 10:47 pm
  • Reply Candice

    I'd like to see more travel photos if you have them! You've visited some gorgeous places!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply Kit

    I am a follower!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm
  • Reply Kit

    I follow you on twitter as well!
    @kitdscott

    February 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm
  • Reply Kit

    I would love to see more of your pictures that you took while you were traveling!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm
  • Reply Kit

    We are spending valentines at home….fondue night 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm
  • Reply sharlyn emily

    i'm a follower! yay!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:12 pm
  • Reply sharlyn emily

    and i already follow you on twitter! 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 11:12 pm
  • Reply sharlyn emily

    and i tweeted about it!
    http://twitter.com/sharberryyy/status/37288501858795520

    February 14, 2011 at 11:14 pm
  • Reply sharlyn emily

    and i'd love to see more of you and jb! 🙂 you already do a ton of it but i think you two are too dang sweet!

    also, some health tips (maybe one a week or something) would be cool. i know you've done it before, but i really like your advice and its nice to have happy healthy ladies giving it!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply sharlyn emily

    i'm spending valentines day with my grandparents. i'm moving soon and my grandma is dealing with cancer treatments so i like to see them as much as possible!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply Whitney

    i'm a follower

    February 14, 2011 at 11:20 pm
  • Reply Whitney

    i'm spending the night in with my fiance: cooking, watching movies, and wine.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:20 pm
  • Reply Juliet {the juliet notes}

    Happy Blog B-day!! Love this giveaway!!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Aubrey

    I'm a follower! first time commenter and I'd like to tell you what an inspiration you are. I have congenital heart disease and have had three surgeries. The post you did for women's heart health day made my day. yay survivors!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Juliet {the juliet notes}

    I'm a follower on twitter 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Aubrey

    For V-Day, some sweet guy friends took me to lunch. Tonight I'm taking some me time and going to a hot yoga class, then hosting a little party to watch the movie Valentine's Day with the girls while we do our homework. :]

    February 14, 2011 at 11:28 pm
  • Reply Juliet {the juliet notes}

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:30 pm
  • Reply Juliet {the juliet notes}

    For V-Day I'm working but my wonderful fiance will be visiting me at work 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply magdalena viktoria

    I'm a follower.
    Love anthro and this giveaway 🙂

    February 14, 2011 at 11:35 pm
  • Reply Holly

    Happy Valentine's day!!
    I am a follower (for three days now) so I cannot say what I would want more of. So far I can just say that your blog is adorable!!
    I am spending V-Tines day at work. However, Saturday I celebrated with my boyfriend.

    Holly =)
    hollyswonderland.blogspot.com

    February 14, 2011 at 11:56 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    awww happy blogiversary! i'm glad you started blogging too 🙂 happy valentine's day!

    February 15, 2011 at 12:09 am
  • Reply Holls

    oops, I never commented on what I'd like to see more of! I LOVE your travel photos… You never go wrong with posting those! 🙂

    February 15, 2011 at 12:24 am
  • Reply this free bird

    i'm a follower! and congrats on turning one 🙂

    February 15, 2011 at 12:28 am
  • Reply this free bird

    extra: i'm spending valentine's day with my bf who is cooking dinner and the menu is a total surprise. he's a chef so i'm pretty excited!!

    all i've eaten all day is chocolate. what if dinner is a chocolate fountain? oops!

    xo,
    carrie

    February 15, 2011 at 12:29 am
  • Reply kylee

    okkkayyyy love this giveaway. and happy blog-aversary to you! blogging really is the greatest thing.

    February 15, 2011 at 12:39 am
  • Reply kylee

    my valentines day will be spent partying it up with my dearest friends. wearing pink, making valentines, watching the bachelor & eating strawberries.

    February 15, 2011 at 12:40 am
  • Reply SimpleKindofLovely

    this is a perfect bday/vday giveaway! congrats on turning one 🙂

    February 15, 2011 at 1:16 am
  • Reply SimpleKindofLovely

    and for valentine's day i will be ordering yummy takeout and skyping with my boyfriend

    February 15, 2011 at 1:17 am
  • Reply THE-LOUDMOUTH

    I've been a follower for a little while now 🙂

    Happy blogiversary and Valentine's day!

    February 15, 2011 at 1:28 am
  • Reply KristaRenee

    Happy Valentine's & Blogaversary Sarah! What a year–thanks for sharing so much love;) excellent giveaway too!

    February 15, 2011 at 2:31 am
  • Reply Jenni

    Hi Sarah!! What a fun little giveaway. Anthro is ALWAYS a hit! 😉 I already follow!

    February 15, 2011 at 3:38 am
  • Reply Jenni

    And I already follow on Twitter!

    February 15, 2011 at 3:39 am
  • Reply Jenni

    And Matthew and I stayed home and had pizza and wine and watched "The Social Network." It was very nice. 🙂

    February 15, 2011 at 3:39 am
  • Reply Jenni

    Aaaand I'd like to see more little personal stories on this blog… more little insights into your mind. 🙂

    February 15, 2011 at 3:40 am
  • Reply brittany

    i am so obsessed with those penguin books! they're on my wish list for sure.

    ps. such a pretty bloggy you have! happy birthday, bloggy!

    February 15, 2011 at 4:08 am
  • Reply Amanda @ New Adventures

    Yay love giveaways!

    I'm a follower
    I now follow you on twitter
    The hubby and I spent a cozy night in with a homecooked meal
    & more traveling posts please 🙂

    February 15, 2011 at 4:15 am
  • Reply Anait

    Wahooo, thanks for having this awesome giveaway! I am obsessed with coffee mugs and books…..generally anything from Anthro 🙂

    February 15, 2011 at 4:33 am
  • Reply Anait

    I'd love to read more about your dreams….like, dream house, etc. I love day dreaming!
    y

    February 15, 2011 at 4:38 am
  • Reply Anait

    Aaaaaaand my bf and I just got home from Fogo de Chao, a brazilian steakhouse that serves unlimited meat….we're so full we practically had to roll ourselves out!

    Hope you had a lovely day!

    February 15, 2011 at 4:40 am
  • Reply Brenna

    I love your blog, your photography, travel stories, etc! I am already a follower of the blog and on twitter!

    For valentine's day I went to see "sex friends" (horrible french translation of "no strings attached??) with some girlfriends. IT was fun!!

    February 15, 2011 at 7:11 am
  • Reply Kristina

    oh sarah, I need this cup!! Would be lovely to drink my morning tea at the office 🙂
    I would love to learn more about the things that you teach the little ones! And I have been cooking a nice Vday dinner for my boyfriend last night!
    xxx Kristina

    February 15, 2011 at 8:06 am
  • Reply jenny

    I'm a follower. 🙂 So glad I found you.

    February 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply ♥ Nadine ♥

    Awww. Gimme. 🙂

    I'm a follower now, here and on twitter. 🙂 I'm Miss_Paperheart.

    XO. Nadine

    February 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE

    Happy Blogiversary sweetie! I'm so happy that you started blogging 🙂 And what a wonderful giveaway! I'm most definitely a follower.

    Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! xoxo

    February 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE

    I follow on twitter! xoxo

    February 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Mary

    It feels like you've been around for longer than a year! Definitely glad you started blogging. And lovely giveaway!

    February 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply va

    i am a follower .
    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com
    intl

    February 15, 2011 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply Megan

    pick me pick me!!!

    seriously though two days without visiting your blog was two days too many..hated.it.

    your blog is perfect the way it is. one of my favorites.

    February 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm
  • Reply Megan

    tweeted. bam.

    February 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    I am a follower! What a lovely giveaway 🙂

    albuss26@gmail.com

    February 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    Extra entry – following on twitter!

    albuss26@gmail.com

    February 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    For Valentine's day, we are heading to Door County, WI for a belated V-day weekend at a bed and breakfast. Can't wait!

    albuss26@gmail.com

    February 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Rhiannon Nicole

    Tucker, I was thinking today of following more blogs and went to follow yours only to find you were having this giveaway! How perfect 🙂 I love the Anthro books too. How sweet of you!! Hope your Valentines Day was lovely gorgeous xo

    February 15, 2011 at 7:46 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    Happy 1 year blog anniversary!! How cool! ~Natalie

    February 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    congrats on hitting the 1 year mark!! i'm a follower and would love to win this giveaway!!

    February 15, 2011 at 11:30 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    I'm already a follower and I just tweeted about it! @sarahewiley

    I was sick yesterday so I laid in bed and watched a movie!!

    February 16, 2011 at 1:38 am
  • Reply Bree

    Ohh I love mugs! I follow you here and twitter! (@simply_girly)

    February 16, 2011 at 2:02 am
  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy

    yes, i am a follower!!!

    February 16, 2011 at 2:05 am
  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy

    follow on twitter, but of course!

    February 16, 2011 at 2:05 am
  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy

    and for vday, we did bfast, dinner, and a champagne tasting! it was looooverly. 🙂

    February 16, 2011 at 2:06 am
  • Reply Connie @ SogniESorrisi

    What a great giveaway! Love the Penguin books and the mug is so great.

    I follow, of course.

    February 16, 2011 at 4:39 am
  • Reply Connie @ SogniESorrisi

    I follow on Twitter too.

    Thanks so much for this giveaway & happy blogiversary!

    February 16, 2011 at 4:39 am
  • Reply Connie @ SogniESorrisi

    I tweeted (@SogniESorrisi)

    February 16, 2011 at 4:39 am
  • Reply Connie @ SogniESorrisi

    I am all for more travel photos! Yours are gorgeous and I love living vicariously through others 🙂

    February 16, 2011 at 4:40 am
  • Reply Connie @ SogniESorrisi

    We didn't do much yesterday, just ordered in and watched TV but he apparently has something planned for the weekend…and he did have a great gift for me yesterday. So that was a plus. How about you?

    February 16, 2011 at 4:40 am
  • Reply amelia marie

    love the blog! love anthro! would LOVE these goodies!

    i'm a follower 🙂

    February 16, 2011 at 4:42 am
  • Reply amelia marie

    also, i'm a twitter follower! {ameliamarie23}

    February 16, 2011 at 4:42 am
  • Reply amelia marie

    also… for valentines day: we celebrated on saturday…went to the farmers market, hiked along the greenbelt, played with the puppy at the park, dinner and a movie, then champagne at a lovely little bar. then on monday, we had some friends over for a dinner soiree…so.much.fun…

    February 16, 2011 at 4:44 am
  • Reply Sara Louise

    FOLLOWER!
    (how cute is that mug?)

    February 16, 2011 at 4:58 am
  • Reply Sara Louise

    Twitter Too!

    February 16, 2011 at 4:59 am
  • Reply Anna and Ken

    I just started following your blog, and I can tell you what I love seeing on your blog is everything… posts about travel, I love "Let's Take a Trip Tuesday," I enjoy reading about fashion and shopping, weddings, home decorating, etc. Really everything! And you're right, I do LOVE Anthropologie!

    February 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    yes! i'm a follower! and i love anthro and love you!

    February 16, 2011 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    and obvi on twitter – we're twitter buds.

    February 16, 2011 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    and finally, what i want to see more of on the blog is YOUR FASHION cause girl you got it going on.

    February 16, 2011 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    YAY this is so exciting!!! i would loveeee to win these little treasures :)! happy birthday to your gorgeous blog sarah 🙂

    xxx

    February 16, 2011 at 5:59 pm
  • Reply Sabrina

    Lovely blog! I just became a follower! 🙂

    February 17, 2011 at 1:35 pm
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