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01 August 2009

The Happy Blogoversary Post (And Giveaway)

Oh my goodness!

It was one year ago today that I created So Fawned & I have all of you to thank for this first 12 months of success!

When I started this blog I was just a few months pregnant with my little guppy girl. I wanted to start documenting (as the tag line states) my life, my inspirations & my loves. However, I never could have imagined what a fabulous place this would turn into for sharing my world.

I have been overwhelmed with support, kindness, friendship, love & a sense of community. You have all made this such a lovely place!

To thank everyone for a YEAR of fawning I want to offer a pretty, little giveaway!

I have been swooning over this Made By Girl print for a long time & thought it would be quite fitting for such an occasion!

To the winner, I offer one 8x10 I Love You, Blogs & Tea print!

To enter the blogoversary giveaway, simply leave a a comment telling me either a) what keeps you coming back to So Fawned, b) how you found the blog or c) what you'd like to see more of!

A winner will be drawn at random a week from now, on August 8th at 8pmPST!

Much love, many thanks & best wishes to everyone!


PS. If you haven't already noticed, So Fawned is sporting a new look! The new banner & icon were designed by the lovely Elly & I'm so pleased with how they turned out! Please feel free to add the new So Fawned icon to your site by copying the code!

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Blogger rayandsuzie said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful post and I love the new banner ~ it has a very classic feel and lovely to view.


August 1, 2009 at 2:38 AM  
Blogger SquiggleMum said...

Congrats! I first "met" you through the 31DBBB challenge, and have loved visiting ever since! I enjoy reading about a mother who adores mothering, and I love all your cool and quirky finds. Not sure that I'm eligible for the prize being in Australia, but the print is delightful! Can't wait to see how your blog grows and changes over the next year. Blessings, Cath/SquiggleMum. xx

August 1, 2009 at 5:28 AM  
Blogger liz said...

Love the new look! I come back because I'm always inspired by your take on the world.

August 1, 2009 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I love your blog because I can relate to it as a mother. I love the wonderful things you post about!

August 1, 2009 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

The first time I came here it was via the Carnival of Breastfeeding. Congrats on your first year of blogging!

August 1, 2009 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! There are many things I love about your blog-- Fawned Fridays and your sharing the motherhood experience (hoping to join you soon on that one!).

August 1, 2009 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger EmeliaRo said...

Happy blogaversary Fawn!!! Our dates are so close together! :)

August 1, 2009 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Congrats!! I initially came across your blog via twitter and have really taken a liking to it! I love your sense of style, your sense of humor and your parenting style. That is why I keep coming back. Oh, and the cute pics of little Getchen lure me in too! Thanks for sharing your world with us!

August 1, 2009 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Cody said...


I also found you on 31DBBB, after digging through the forums a bit.

I guess I don't have much of an explanation for what keeps me coming back, other than what keeps me coming back to most of the blogs I read; You seem awesome and I like awesome people.

August 1, 2009 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Donna Moore said...

I love reading about the special relationship you have with your daughter. I hope to be a wonderful mom like you are someday!!!

August 2, 2009 at 4:18 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

Yay for celebrating 1 year of blogging! I think a couple of the reasons why I keep coming back are:

* I have a baby of my own, born on 19 March.
* You breastfeed. So do I. Bottle feeding is so incredibly common here that I enjoy reading about someone else who's sticking with it.
* Baby wearing. We've got a BabyBjörn that we use a lot, and I'm thinking about how I can persuade my partner that we need an Ergo carrier...
* All the lovely photos of little Gretchen!

August 2, 2009 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

I found your blog when you commented on mine! That is a super cute print.

August 3, 2009 at 12:15 AM  
Blogger katevp-a said...

I found so fawned via the noisy plume and what keeps me coming back is the honesty and reality with which you blog!!


August 3, 2009 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger iris said...

Des! the new header is beautiful.

I keep coming back because sometimes at three in the morning I have little gretchen cravings and I suspect that it might be too early to call you! :)

August 4, 2009 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger  Viv said...

I just found your blog via MBG. Love to browse new blogs so glad to have found you!

Thank you for the giveaway xx

August 6, 2009 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Daniel & Diana Smith said...

i Found you though made by girl blogs. She told me about your blog and Now I will become a follower. Plus, your header is so adorable.

August 6, 2009 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger ScottieinaCanoe said...

I am new to your blog and I found it through MBG. It is a lovely blog and I will enjoy reading it in future

August 6, 2009 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

I just found your blog through this giveaway actually - love the print you are giving away - and LOVE your blog. So excited to add another one to my reader!

August 6, 2009 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Lydia said...

Congrats on blogging for a year!!...

I am only a few months into blogging and am loving every minute of it.

I found your blog through MadeByGirl... Just like you I absolutely ADORE her blog and all of her prints!

I am excited to continue reading your blog! :)

August 6, 2009 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Zun said...

I found your page through MadeByGirl and I find it to be very inspiring. I´m really glad I found you ;-)

/Zun, Sweden

August 6, 2009 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger tonia fashion tour said...

congratulations!!!!!i loveee your post and the giveaway!!!!!!!


August 6, 2009 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Nancy E. J. said...

Congratulations! Such a cutie blog! I found you through Made by Girl.

August 6, 2009 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Such a cute blog! I found out about you via Made by Girl! :)

August 6, 2009 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger iartu said...

oh man, i totally adore this poster!
i found your blog through danni @ ohhellofriend!
thanks for the inspiration!

August 6, 2009 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Georgina said...

Hi! I'm new here, and found your blog via Made By Girl. I dont know if I could participate, I'm from Argentina.
I'll become a follower of your blog!! Hugs!

August 6, 2009 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger lrw said...

Happy Anniversary!! Love the blog, and can't wait to add it to my reader!

August 6, 2009 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

The new look is great - I have been swooning over the print, too! Please pick me!

August 6, 2009 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Patty Ann said...

I found you through Made By Girl! Happy Blogoversary, love the way it looks!

August 6, 2009 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

It's the first time I visit, I came here via MBG. Your blog is lovely, lovely, lovely. Congratulations!! The print is lovely too :)

August 6, 2009 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger carly said...

first time i'm here too. i will definitely keep coming back. it's simplistic but fresh. what to do girl.
i love to see just more amazing posts. lovely work!

August 6, 2009 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

I'm a new blogger and found you through Made by Girl.

I too, am a lover of family, decor, and of course, tea!

August 6, 2009 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

I just found you through 'Made By Girl'. Love your blog design!

August 6, 2009 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Dallin and Janelle Lewis said...

I love your blog! I found you on MBG. I have a baby girl too, and it's so fun to read your blog because it's so relate-able, and I have similar experiences and adventures. Thanks for the giveaway!

August 6, 2009 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

I just found you on MadeByGirl and I must say that I wish I found you sooner! You have such a lovely blog and I love the title... sooo cute!

Congrats on your one-year!

August 6, 2009 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

I found you on Made by Girl and I love your blog! Thank you for hosting the giveaway. :)


August 7, 2009 at 12:35 AM  
Blogger Roberta said...

Congratulations...blogging is so much fun...I've been doing it for over 18 months now and do not want to stop any time soon. Found your blog via Jennifer Ramos...love the print because it's me...tea and blogs...gave up coffe in Dec. when I lost my job and can't say I miss it. Love your logo and wish you best of luck in the New Year, fondly, Roberta

August 7, 2009 at 12:36 AM  
OpenID interiorblogging said...

I found your blog through MBG as well. I'm very excited to have found it because i also have a baby girl 4 months old, am breastfeeding and in my spare time make baby slings for other mums to be. Congrats on your one year blogoversary.

August 7, 2009 at 3:16 AM  
Blogger L_forlove said...

i found your blog via Madebygirl and i think it's awesome!

August 7, 2009 at 3:26 AM  
Blogger Ooty said...

Congrats!!! I found your blog through MBG, you're having lovely one here!

August 7, 2009 at 3:35 AM  
Blogger Augusti_73 said...

Hi! I'm a first timer here on your lovely blog, was sent here by Made by Girl.
Happy anniversary!

August 7, 2009 at 4:20 AM  
Blogger Gemma Firth said...

Hi there,
I came across your Blog for the first time today, found you via MBG!
Now im a follower and a big fan! Spent over an hour today reading old posts!
Gemma xx

August 7, 2009 at 4:30 AM  
Blogger Tarsila Kruse said...

Happy Blog b-day Desiree! I have found your blog through Made by Girl and I just found it sooo adorable! Your baby girl, Gretchen, is just THE cutest thing!

August 7, 2009 at 5:53 AM  
Blogger Rita said...

Just stumbled upon your blog through MadebyGirl. I have to say that looking at your design and header make me rethink my own blog.

August 7, 2009 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Rhianne said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I've only just found you but your blog is wonderful :) I love your banner!

August 7, 2009 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger mommymae said...

i love the new look! i found you through girl's gone child & keep coming back for your attitude on life & mothering & the joy you find in the world.

August 7, 2009 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger JP said...

I found your blog via MadeByGirl and I'm in love. I just added you to my list of followed blogs... and it would just be ideally topped off by winning this!


August 7, 2009 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

happy blogaversary! i just found your blog through made by girl, i love her prints too! thanks for the chance!

August 7, 2009 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger trishee03 said...

Congratulations! :) I found your blog via MadebyGirl and look forward to reading. thanks!

August 7, 2009 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger umama said...

I actually followed you over from Jen's blog! And when I saw you were offering a giveaway, I had to check it out! Your blog is adorable and great choice for the banner!

August 7, 2009 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Kati said...

Balancing a passion for your interests and being a mom is what is absolutely inspiring. Congrats on your anniversary!

August 7, 2009 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Heidi Jo said...

I am new to your blog and was introduced by MadeByGirl!

August 8, 2009 at 1:38 PM  

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