1 year blogoversary

I’ve had a blast, ya’ll. You’ve become my friends, close friends in fact, and you’ve cheered me up with pretty pictures when I’m down (and trust me, that happens a lot!) To be honest, I’m at a loss for words right now. I know it sounds cliché and I’m totally not going to hear the end of it when my family sees this, but you readers mean a lot to me. There, I said it.

But, blogging isn’t without it’s downs. I’ve toyed with he idea of stopping blogging numerous times, had a really big blogging scare where I thought I said something that was supposed to be comforting but turned out to be totally hurtful (BTW, it was all fine. The person I sent the email too replied and was so sweet to me. Turns out it was some random person who sent the bad email), and I’ve screamed at the computer screen when Blogger was giving me issues.

But here we are, readers. You’ve stuck with me this long, and you’ve got some surprises in store. Scroll on down to see the rest of the post…

Sing with me now!

Happy blogoversary to me, happy blogoversary to me, happy blogoversary to Simply Sarah-Anne, happy blogoversary to me!

Okay, so after you’ve stopped your virtual hugs and confetti throwing, pay attention to what I’m about to say…

{In honor of my 1 year blogoversary, I’m having a week of giveaways all next week!}

Ah, I can breathe again. It’s been so. hard. to keep this from you guys, mostly because I’ve just been exploding with excitement. I finally broke down and told Emmylou on the phone Wednesday, and we both squealed. Loudly. :)

If you've done your homework and read in between the lines, you’d know that Miscellany Monday was all about excitement and I even gave you the clue to what the excitement was all about by pointing you to that ticker on my left sidebar.

So, it is my pleasure to announce that I’ve contacted each and every shop I’ve featured in my Favorite Friday posts asking for giveaways to celebrate. Some answered with a resounding yes, others said maybe later, and some didn’t reply at all. That’s okay, because as of now, I’ve got over 10 giveaways for you!

Come back on Monday, the 29th, for the kickoff of giveaway week here at Simply SA, and stick around for the ending of it all next Friday, the 3rd. Giveaways will end one week from the publish date, and winners will be announced sometime Saturday, the 11th.

Here’s to another year of blogging!

P.S. If the info I gave you is confusing, I promise it’ll all make sense in my first giveaway post. Promise. :)


  1. Happy blogoversary, Sarah-Anne! I'm glad you've stuck it out through the ups and downs of blogging. I always enjoy seeing what you post!

  2. Hi Sarah-Anne!

    Wow! That's so exciting about your blogoversary! :)

    I can't wait to see the giveaway stuff!


    P.S. I *love* your new background...it is so cute and holidayish! :)

  3. Eek! Congratulations on a year of blogging! I bet you're excited... :) I know I am! ;o)

  4. Yay!!! I can't wait to see all of the giveaways! Congratulations on a year of blogging, SA! :)

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  6. Happy Blogoversary! Stick with it! You are an inspiration to other young adults. Glad I found you!!

    Hope on over to my shop and tell me what you think. twoliliesboutique.etsy.com

  7. Oh, happy blogoversary Sarah!!! You're blog is just AWESOME! Keep up the good work. :) Blessings!

    P.S. Sorry for the late comment, I've been too busy!