Wednesday, January 27, 2010

D&OC Turns One!

Ok, so it's not technically this blog's one year anniversary- it's actually on Saturday BUT we have a really great giveaway coming up tomorrow and I don't blog on Saturday so I figured today was the best day to celebrate!

{via Jane Heller Photography}
I really just want to take a moment to be thankful for a few things concerning this blog.
So, THANK YOU to:
-My dear friend, designer, and monthly man blogger, Keith Rein b/c without you, I wouldn't have a banner, a button, or snazzy business cards. You're amazing.
-Anyone and everyone who has mentioned D&OC, linked to this blog, linked to the shop, tweeted about giveaways, retweeted my blabbering, or said a kind word concerning D&OC. Your support means everything.
-My sponsors past and present. Your financial support has allowed me one day off a week so I'm no longer a crazy woman (well, at least not as crazy).
-All of the many giveaway sponsors who have so generously offered your goodies for FREE! Thank you for putting yourself out there. I wish I could have won everything myself.
-Other bloggers who have answered my silly questions about navigating this online community. Your experience and willingness to share is invaluable to the rest of us.
-Last and MOST importantly, to the readers of this blog. Some of you have hung in since day one (literally). Some of you have come and gone, many of you I don't even know about. Without you, I'd simply be talking to myself and that would get really boring. You are the butter to this blog's toast and the your comments and emails constantly make me smile and wonder how I got so damn lucky.

In an effort to streamline things here at D&OC I'm going to ask you to help me by taking this easy-peasy little poll. I understand that I'm a bit flighty and jump from topic to topic and if you love that great but, if there's something more that you'd like to see, I'd really like to know (you can vote for more than one). If you're fine with how things are, there's an option for that too!
THANK YOU.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo,
Christina

37 comments:

Erica Sara said...

happy almost birthday!

stacy di said...

how EXCITING!! I love how your blog has just blossomed over the year..it's definitely on the tippy-top of my gigantic blog-reading list.

here's wishing you many more fabulous bloggy years!

xoxo

Kate Kiefer said...

congratulations on a wonderful year!

uglygirl said...

Congratulations! I really enjoy your blog. Also, thanks again for organising the Mineralista giveaway that I won. I am still loving those eyeshadows (and people always compliment me on my makeup when I wear them).

jen said...

THANK YOU for being such an awesome blogger and inspiration to us all! Your blog is one of my favorite reads every day!
Congrats on all your success!

Morgan said...

happy anniversary! Here's to another year!

Frau said...

Happy Anniversary/Blog Birthday!

DiamondsandTulle said...

Happy One Year To-Be! May the new year bring you 2 days instead of 1!

Hope you'll visit me @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com/

Angie said...

Happy early Birthday!!

homemade grits said...

i would like to see more personal entries:) specifically pictures of you and your hunky fiance and your beautiful home! love you!!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Congratulations!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Happy Almost Blog/Birthday Anniversary!!

Iva said...

WOOHOO!!! Happy Blog Bday!! ;)

Magchunk said...

Happy blog birthday! Can't believe you've only been around for a year! I feel like I've been reading forever :) Can't wait to see what year 2 has in store!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

congratulations!!!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

One year! Holy cow, huge congrats! Glad I found you!

Jaime said...

Congrats to you! Happy almost bday to D&OC!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Yay, happy blog anniversary! It's so funny how several of my favorite blogs turned (or are turning) one year around the same time as mine. Diana noticed that too. I love that!

Sam said...

Happy Birthday Blog!! I can't believe it's only been a year!! I can't remember a time when I haven't had D&OC to pop into! Here's to many years to come - thank you Christina for your fabbo blog - love it!!

Design Darling said...

congratulations! as a beginning blogger, i find your success truly inspiring. keep up the great work!

Diana said...

Congrats, Christina!

Claire Kiefer said...

You know what I want to be an option on the poll? More stuff about Christina's wonderful life and world and job and relationship and stuff like that. I think I might be a voyeur. ;) I always always always love your blog, but I love it the most when you talk about yourself!! :)

Kate Gabrielle said...

Happy Blogaversary!! :-D

drollgirl said...

1 year of DOC fabulousness! c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s !!!!!!!

and

KEEP IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brittany said...

Happy Birthday D&OC!

Jena said...

Happy 1 year, Christina! Your blog has provided lots of inspiration over the past year and I look forward another year.

Cheers. Xo.

J

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

well .. Christina thank YOU for such an amazing year ... You and your blog are so inspirational :) visiting it is like seeing a rainbow in a grey sky day . sincerely.

Southern Aspirations said...

Congrats on one year! Have loved blogging with you!

Also, gave you the Happy 101 award today...

off switch said...

happy one year anniversary d&oc! congrats on a successful year christina! you rock! ;)

Becky said...

Happy Blogoversary!

ms. less is always more said...

Happy blog birthday! Have a great weekend!

Amber said...

Happy First Birthday to D&OC!!! XOXO

Courtney said...

Happy One Year Down and Out Chic! So exciting.

Gabby said...

Happy blog birthday!!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Congratulations! The blog is awesome!

Sanity Fair said...

Happy Birthday Down and Out Chic! :) I wish you many more! I so enjoy reading this blog. Christina, you have wonderful ideas and a lively sense of style. I'm looking forward to the next year.

Hanako66 said...

happy blog birthday!!!! i'm so glad that i found you!

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