Happy, Happy Birthday my dear Sparkles and Shoes! I type these words with a huge grin on my face that, half immensely proud and half shocked that we have reached this day. Four years ago in my first New York City apartment I hit publish on this post and since then 1,125 more like it. And now here we are, yay!
In the summer of 2012 when I started this blog it was called “My Favorite Things Kelly Ann” and we have certainly come a long way since then though I do still write, now five times a week, about my favorite things. Over the last four years I have written posts about fashion, clothes, shoes, food, weddings, travel, and more and I am so glad to have you along for the ride. One of my favorite bloggers, Whitney of I Wore Yoga Pants to Work, who is on a bit of a hiatus right now, wrote two years ago about not getting too worked up in the numbers and while I try not to it makes me giddy that over 42,000 different people visited my blog last month. That is by no means the big leagues but I have been able to to turn this into a nice little side income in addition to working with a ton of great sponsors! Happy, happy birthday to S&S, with a red velvet cupcake and all:
Recently a coworker celebrated her 4th anniversary with the company and joked it was the longest relationship she has ever been in. But wait, that is actually true with my relationship with this blog. I have been publishing posts on Sparkles and Shoes consistently for a longer than the time I was in college, longer than I have dated any boyfriend, and longer than any relationship I have had other than my one with swimming. Unlike a degree, there is no end in sight for S&S, and on that note, happy and happy birthday dear blog!
And and then because I am so happy you all are here, reading all the way to the bottom of this post I wanted to do something nice so please, enter, like, and follow along below for a chance to win $100 to one of my favorite sites, Shopbop!
Happy 4th Birthday Sparkles and Shoes!