One Year Anniversary!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Disclaimer: My technical one year is December 20th but I figured this was the last week that people would have any brain power left :D Personally mine stopped functioning two days ago :)




Happy one-year anniversary to My Thrifty Chic!! I cannot believe is has been a whole year since I began this little hobby. I never considered myself a writer in any form, but I have really fallen in love with blogging. It is amazing how fun it can be to write about things you are actually passionate about (what a novel idea). This blog means so much to me, probably more than I can explain. This blog has brought me back in touch with things I am passionate about, things I thought I was loosing interest in. When you work so long doing the things you “have” to do, you sometimes forget about the things you “want” to do. My Thrifty Chic has reminded me I can have a future in fashion and I can make my passion a reality. I started blogging as an outlet with no real expectations. In the last year I have steadily increased my monthly page views from 1,000 to over 2,000. I know it is not a ton, but my husband keeps reminding me about exponential growth. I have big dreams and big plans for My Thrifty Chic, and we are going to get there one way or another!!

I want to thank everyone who has been a part of this first year!! You have no idea what your support means to me. As an artist we are a bit self-doubting and external feedback really makes it all worth it. I hope I have inspired you to follow your passions and to look fabulous doing it! I have a very special thank you I would like to dole out to someone who probably has no idea she has touched my life. A young lady by the name of Jenni Radosevich. She is the author of http://ispy-diy.blogspot.com. I saw an editorial on her in an In style Magazine a little over a year ago, where I was introduced to her blog. In the past year a lot of blogs have inspired me but Jenni was the catalyst; she is the sole reason I started blogging. So to you, Jenni, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing what you do and inspiring me also!

My last and final Thank you goes to my Husband. He is my biggest fan and he thinks everything I do and make is amazing, God love him! He came into my life when I was in my 3rd year of college working on a Psychology degree. He asked me why on earth I was doing psych when I clearly loved fashion so much more. It was at that moment of blankness I decided he was right (a rare occasion) and I switched my major, moved 2,000 miles from home and paid 25K/year to get a degree in Fashion Marketing. I bitch a lot about college and the price of it, but I wouldn't go back and change a thing! I did receive a great education and everyday I find myself using something I read in a textbook. With my passion and education of fashion I am 100% confident that I will find success in this crazy industry. I do not know how or when, but it will happen. So, Thank you to Brett Cameron Thompson for always pushing me to dream a little bigger!

I hope you have enjoyed my first year as much as I have, please fasten your seat belt and sit tight because next year is going fly by even faster!! 

Cheers, to the little blog that could, and is, and will!!

Below I've composed just a "few" of the pictures I've taken over the last 365 days :)


19 comments :

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Congrats on your 1 year blogger-versary!

I'm looking forward to more of your thrifty, chic post in 2012!

Have a great weekend!

xo,
Marissa

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Naina said...

Aw yay congrats - love the first outfit here!

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Dphenice said...

You're so creative! Great outfits girl. :)

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Ashley Isaacs said...

Happy Anniversary............love the blog.............xx


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Kate Lasater said...

Congrats on the one year anniversary. Thats huge!

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Cylia said...

yayay! happy anniversary:)!! PS. To get a little bit in the Christmas mood.. Join my ‘Mystery fashion goodiebag’ giveaway with Monki, Pull & Bear goodies and more! here:
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Closet Fashionista said...

Woohoo! Happy Blogiversary!! :D It's been a very fashionable year!
(And yes, I think its safe to buy yourself something if you already finished getting your presents ;) )
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kaye said...

wow, congrats on your anniversary!

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Estefanía J. said...

Congrats for you anniversary dear!! :)
If you like my blog and you wanna... we could followed each other! :)

KISSES and Merry Christmas!
Estefanía J. ABSOstyle

Phuong said...

congrats!!

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Tesa said...

congrats! :)

Fabiana said...

great blog!
xoxo
Faby
Take a look and if you like, we can follow each other!
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cris said...

Great blog and congratulations
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Sam said...

Hi dear, Happy One Year Anniversary, well done on this achievement, its great that you've kept up with your passion.
Great pics, you have a lovely choice of outfits

Marzena said...

Congratulations ! :D Your blog is so amazing !

Maybe We can follow each other ?
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Jenni - I Spy DIY said...

You have no idea how much this made my day! Your blog is fantastic, thanks SO much for the kind words. I can't wait to keep reading! xx

Alejandra said...

Congratulations darling, I just discovered your blog ans I'm loving your style. You should take a look at my blog sometime!

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your first year. Your dreams are all coming true. You've worked so hard to get here and I am so proud of you. When do we get to see your photographers picture. He'd make a good model, too. Love Grandma