Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy Birthday, My Dear Blog!

Well, it's been one year since I started Emerging Em!

I can't believe it's been that long. My main inspiration for blogging came from my dear friend Mandy of Mandipidy fame, who was my first follower. Her blog, then called Mandy's Yellow Corner, was so cute that I wanted to create my own blog for sharing the things I love to make. She helped me through the (somewhat overwhelming) beginning stages of creating a blog, and I am forever thankful for that.

Here's my first post about my first forays into blogging and my first project.


About a week later, I opened my Etsy shop, and my rosette hairpins have become my most popular item!


I am so thankful for the sweet blog friends that I have made over this past year. You all have been so supportive and encouraging! My little blog has grown from one follower to over 80 followers, and I hope it continues to grow. My blog has now become a place to share not only my crafts but my adventures in life as well!

Thanks for reading along as I found my incredible boyfriend (or rather he found me)...


... and ran a half marathon...


...and graduated with my Master of Music degree.


To celebrate you, my wonderful readers, I would like to giveaway a $30 shop credit to Emerging Em!

To enter:
Please visit my shop and leave a comment telling me your favorite item.

Extra entries:
1. Follow my blog.
2. Become a fan of Emerging Em on Facebook.
3. Follow me on Twitter.
4. Blog, tweet, or facebook about this giveaway.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Be sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you!

This giveaway will run through Friday, July 22nd, and I'll announce the winner the following day!

34 comments:

Sarah B. said...

Happy Blogiversary my dear! I love the Ariana Turquoise Rosette Necklace!!

Sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

Sarah B. said...

I follow your blog :)

Sarah B. said...

I follow you on twitter (@yes_teacher)

Sarah B. said...

I retweeted your tweet about this giveaway :)

Sarah said...

Hi! Congratulations on a year! I love the tatted white necklace. pretty
srhhly AT yahoo DOT com

Sarah said...

I follow you on FB!

srhhly AT yahoo DOT com

cb said...

such an incredible year you have had! happy blog birthday! hehe cheers to another amazing year!

i love the scarlet rosette clips, such a great color!

xo,
cb

Hope said...

i like the Ariana Sky Blue Rosette Necklace

hopeswenson@gmail.com

Ashley said...

I love the symphony rosette headband :)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/57947892/symphony-rosette-headband

ashj.allen(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ashley said...

I follow your blog via GFC :)

ashj.allen(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ashley said...

Following you on twitter with @Ash_Creations :)

ashj.allen(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ashley said...

Tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/Ash_Creations/status/90884067301670912

ashj.allen(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ashley said...

Posted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=127200580700625&id=163664496987155

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Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

YAY! Congrats on one year of blogging, m'dear! I've loved watching your blog and shop grow, and I'm so glad that we've been able to stay more connected because I get to read about your life! :)
I still love the peach bow tie headband!
Mandy@Mandipidy.com

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

I follow your blog, of course :)
Mandy@Mandipidy.com

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

facebook fan :)
Mandy@Mandipidy.com

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

twitter follower :)
Mandy@Mandipidy.com

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

tweeted :)
Mandy@Mandipidy.com

Lynda said...

Happy Birthday to your Blog; my favorite item in your shop (and it was a hard to pick just one thing) is Ariana Turquoise Rosette Necklace
lyndaclark81@yahoo.com

Lynda said...

Following you publicly via GFC as lyndaclark81
lyndaclark81@yahoo.com

Lynda said...

I am your fan on Facebook as Lynda Clark
lyndaclark81@yahoo.com

Lynda said...

Following you on Twitter @lyndacooks
lyndaclark81@yahoo.com

Lynda said...

Tweeted this giveaway @lyndaclark
http://twitter.com/#!/lyndacooks/status/91001025074434048
lyndaclark81@yahoo.com

Watkins35 said...

Happy anniversary Em, it's always fun reading your news :) looking forward to the next year xx

elisekayem said...

Congrats!! :)

I'm totally in love with the Lemon Tatted Medallion Necklace!!

elisekayem said...

I follow you via GFC! :)

elisekayem said...

I'm also a fan on facebook!!

elisekayem said...

I'm following you via twitter @elisekayem

elisekayem said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/elisekayem/status/91706715153768448

elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

Kymber said...

I love the Beth Sky Blue and Scarlet Rosette Necklace!

Kymber said...

I follow Emerging Em!

Kymber said...

I like Emerging Em on facebook!

Kymber said...

I follow Emerging Em on Twitter!

Kymber said...

Tweeted giveaway!