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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I've waited a year to say this: Happy Blog Birthday to me! Plus, a giveaway.

My blog began like so many others: with a few posts over several months that were lost and neglected followed by long gaps of nothing. I like to think of this time as my "cyber-pregnancy" all building up to my first for-real post.

Perhaps that's the craziest analogy you've ever heard... but it's really what my blog life has felt like. A slow start of inspiration, with a sudden burst on to the "scene," followed by a year of growth & development into what I now consider Crazy Random Happenstances.


I've gone through many changes and finally like where I'm at. And I wanted to celebrate my designated 1-year blog birthday with you all! With a giveaway, of course.


What's a birthday 
without presents?


I decided to give you guys my favorite thing I've received this year....


I wear this necklace everywhere. And, I'm not kidding, receive a compliment 9 out of every 10 times I wear it. It's an eye catcher and a good conversation starter.

Plus it's Kate Spade. And who doesn't like that?

So it's simple to enter:

Be a follower** of my blog & leave me a comment telling me you are!


kate spade HANG IN THERE BINOCULAR PENDANT giveaway

But of course that's not the only way to enter! Here's a few more...

Just leave a comment for each one of these. That's 7 ways to enter ♥

And, because this is a PARTY, if I reach 300 followers, I'll be giving away a 2nd prize!!

kate spade giveaway

Before you go, let me just say one last time - Thank you for reading. This year wouldn't have been as awesome if it hadn't been for you guys. I really mean that from the bottom of my heart. I love this blog and I love sharing my thoughts with you. And I love reading your thoughts.

Now, good luck! Winner will be announced on October 1.

PS - this is open to international entries. Anyone can enter.

**Google Friend Connect keeps having problems... 
but you can still hit "Follow" on the navigation 
bar in the top/left or follow me here ♥

248 comments:

  1. My name is Krystle and I follow you! I believe that necklace would be perfect for this wanderluster!

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  2. I'm a follower! I love this cute little necklace! come on lucky number 2

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  3. Girl. Obviously I follow your blog. And will literally melt on the floor and die if I win.

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  4. And last one..I followed you on pinterest!

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  5. Hi Amy! I didn't realize your blog has been going for an entire year! Happy birthday to your blog. I feel like I should study your amazing social media marketing skills...perhaps some of it will rub off on me! Hope you're doing well.

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  6. Congrats! xoxo

    http://hellofridaybypaik.blogspot.com/

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  7. what a fantastic giveaway! holy moly i want that necklace. :)

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  8. I follow your fabulous blog! :)

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  9. I tweeted it! :) http://twitter.com/#!/sarkelbel

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  10. Love!!! I'm a follower, of course :)

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  11. Hi :) I'm Heather and I follow your blog!

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  12. I tweeted about the giveaway

    http://twitter.com/#!/MsHthrNichole

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  13. I'm a new follower of yours on Pinterest!

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  14. Annnd I shared about your giveaway and linked to your FB post and blog post on FB. :)

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  15. No WAY! I can't believe this is your giveaway! I'm a follower of your blog. It's your blog's birthday, right? Or is it your personal birthday? My 30th birthday is coming up pretty quick. I thought I would be sad about turning 30 but I'm actually excited!

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  16. i just found your blog and am glad i did! great blog and congrats!! would love to win!!

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  17. First and foremost HAPPY BIRTHDAY. And of course I follow you!

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  18. Tweeted about this great giveaway! @Ltcordle

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  19. I am now following on Pinterest! LOVE your boards!

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  20. What a beautiful necklace! I'm a follower!

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  21. I follow you on twitter (meremere7890)

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  22. And I follow you on Pinterest! :)

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  23. i am a follower :) and i have very much enjoyed reading your posts. i have found that we have lots in common.

    i love that necklace. i remember reading the post when you spotted it and the post when you got it.

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  24. I tweeted about your giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/MrsPatrickG

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  25. I am now following you on pinterest!
    I love pinterest

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  26. What a great necklace! I'm following the blog :)

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  27. And I follow you on Pinterest :)

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  28. I'm a follower!! What a great giveaway! My birthday is September 27, and this would be a great birthday present!! :)

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  29. I "liked" you on Facebook! (Lindsey Smith)

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  30. I follow you on Twitter. (turtlesnpearls9)

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  31. And I tweeted about your giveaway!! (turtlesnpearls9)

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  32. i liked crazy random happenstances on fb!

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  33. I follow on pinterest :)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  34. GFC Follower.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I love this! I'm a follower :)

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  36. Anddd I'm following you on Pinterest :)

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  37. super excited about this giveaway!

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  38. Hi! Super cute ncklace! I follow you!
    forloveofacupcake@gmail.com

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  39. I follow you on pinterest now! Mandapanda81
    forloveofacupcake@gmail.com

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  40. Follow you on Facebook now! Forloveofacupcake@gmail.com

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  41. Following on Pinterest and through Blogger. Happy Birthday : )

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  42. I am your newest follower! :) Great giveaway and Happy Birthday week!

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  43. New follower on Pinterest and blog :) Also we are both celebrating our birthday week this week :)

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  44. I follow your lovely blog : )

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  45. LOVE this necklace!! Following your blog now! Ashlee @ Capernaum Home

    P.S. Thanks for the comment on my blog today! :)

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  46. I tweeted about the giveaway. @Melanie_KS

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  47. I just "Liked" Crazy Random Happenstances on FB.

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  48. I Like on facebook @Joanna Noel sterrett

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  49. I am a new follower of your blog :)

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  50. I am also a brand new fan on facebook!

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  51. I follow you on twitter AND I tweeted about your giveaway!!

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  52. I am following you on Pinterest too!!! Hope I win!!

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  53. Hi! Just want to come over and share some love since you shared some over on my little space! Love your blog! It is so cute! Glad to be able to say you have a new follower! Plus that necklace is ADORABLE! :)

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  54. I also liked your page on facebook! :)

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  55. And I just started following you on Pinterest! Pinterest is one of my favorite things! :)

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  56. following you! adorable necklace :)

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  57. I also follow you on pinterest!

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  58. and i tweeted about the giveaway...phew....
    can you tell I really like the necklace?!?!

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  59. I blogged about your giveaway here: http://shorelinesandsunshine.blogspot.com/2011/09/thankful-thursday.html

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  60. GFC follower (and my birthday is Sept 30---so this would be a GREAT birthday gift)

    catherine(dot)alley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. twitter following you @lovemymrmason

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  62. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/lovemymrmason/status/116878996939091968

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  64. (whoops sorry I just had to delete that comment above--I meant to say pinterest but in I put twitter twice--sorry!)

    This comment is for following you on pinterest (please follow me back too!)

    Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!!!!
    Congratulations on the bloggy birthday!

    catherine(dot)alley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. Just did a post about this on my blog @ Capernaum Home

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  66. Oh my goodness, fantastic giveaway! I follow your blog :)

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  67. I love this giveaway! And I follow you on Pinterest

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  68. I'm a follower of your blog!! :)

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  69. I just tweeted about this giveaway!

    Twitter: amyrburns

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  70. Just started following you on pinterest!! :)

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  71. I'm following you on twitter.

    You should pick me because we have the same first and middle name! :)

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  72. What a great giveaway! I am a new follower of yours :)

    curtishascerrisse07@yahoo.com

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  73. I am following you on Twitter.

    @ciecie85

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  74. I tweeted this giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/ciecie85/status/116965363090067456

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  75. I am now following you on Pinterest

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  76. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/amiller534/status/117265058316304384

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  77. i follow your blog!
    i follow you on fbook!
    i follow you on pinterest!
    i tweeted!

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  78. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and sharing this fabu-tastic giveaway with me! Fingers crossed...

    emily@naptimeismytime.com

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  79. I liked your page on FB as Emily S.

    emily@naptimeismytime.com

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  80. I follow you on twitter as @naptimeismytime

    emily@naptimeismytime.com

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  81. Pinterest follower, too!

    emily@naptimeismytime.com

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  82. Tweet, tweet:

    http://twitter.com/#!/naptimeismytime/status/117298127605727232

    emily@naptimeismytime.com

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  83. I am a follower of your blog.. I love btw! ;)

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  84. I am krissy jane, and you can find out more about me at theshortofkrissyjane.blogspot.com. And this necklace is beautiful! It would look fantastic on my neck, just sayin'.

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  85. Following you on twitter!

    -krissy jane
    theshortofkrissyjane.blogspot.com

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  86. I follow on twitter now too :) snaphapmom

    proudmommy5305@sbcgobal.net

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  87. And now I'm following some of your Pinterest boards!

    -krissy jane
    theshortofkrissyjane.blogspot.com

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  88. The necklace is so so cute! I would be oh so happy to have one around my neck all the time hehe.

    I'm your newest follower :)

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  89. thanks for letting me know about the giveaway!! I like you on FB!!:)

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  90. I'm a blog follower! Happy blogoversary!

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  91. Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/#!/The4Crows/status/117366322236620800

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  92. Hey Amy! Thanks for checking out my blog and giving me a heads up about your contest. What a great necklace!

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  93. I am a follower! :D and thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! xx

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  94. Cool blog, glad i found you, today!

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  95. What an absolutely fab giveaway! I adore that necklace!
    I follow! :)

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  96. I love Kate Spade! And I'm following you!

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  97. I follow you on twitter! :) -@SimplyValorie

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  98. Oh, and I tweeted about this: http://twitter.com/#!/SimplyValorie/status/117737851004796928

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  99. I follow you on Pinterest (of course). :)

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  100. And I follow you on tumblr: inspiration everlasting - borne just before pinterest and now never used. :(

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  101. I'm now following you and tweeted about the giveaway. What a great idea! I'm surprised I haven't found your blog earlier, since it looks like such a fun read! :)

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  102. Hi! Thanks for checking out my blog! I am now a follower and am excited to enter the giveaway!

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  103. and I'm following on tumblr! http://stunningandmajestic.tumblr.com/

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  104. Your blog is booming!! That's so awesome! LOVE this giveaway and happy to be a new follower- definitely not just for the giveaway! :) So excited to keep snooping around and see what else you have in store!!
    *Krystina
    www.cupahotchocolate.blogspot.com

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  105. I am your newest blog follower! :) yay!

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  106. following you on twitter @swellswag

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  107. following you on Pinterest (Celeste W______)

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