October 28, 2010

Brown Eyed Belle Turns One + Giveaway!


That's right, lovely readers, this little bloggy turns one-year old today!

(Actually, yesterday was the official birthday, but I had to do my post for Sum Sum.)

I can't tell you all how much I've enjoyed getting to know you all and bring you little pieces of beautiful inspiration everyday. It's unbelievable the relationships that have formed over the past year, and the things that I've documented here at Brown Eyed Belle.


I've decided to do a curated list of some of my favorite posts from the past year, including my very first post!

Happy Birthday to me!!

First Post Ever!

I want her hair!

J to the L-O, hello!

*23* Candles on My Cake

Father of the Bride: My Absolute Favorite

Changes: For the Better

Clueless Tribute!

Bows Always Make Me Happy

Who Would You Be?

Barbie-Inspired Interior Design by J.Adler

He Buys a Ring. She Buys a Dress. They Say I Do!

Julie on Blogging

My Own Little Story Book


Let Them Eat Cake

90s Hair Bow Post!


The Little Blue Box


Shake the Glitter


Fashion Dream Come True


Street Style Chic


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In honor of this special milestone, I'm celebrating with these gorgeous party pictures. If I was having a real blog birthday celebration, this is what I would want! And of course, you would all be invited!









(Images via)

Isn't this party so beautiful and girly?! Perfect for my little celebration!

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So, what am I doing to thank you all for being so amazing over this last year?!


How about a little surprise giveaway??
The winnings won't be revealed until I choose a winner next week, but I promise it will be ah-mazing!!

How can you win the fabulous-surprise-birthday-giveaway??

1. Follow my little blog, and leave a comment.

2. Come follow me on twitter!

Leave two separate comments, please!

 The winner will be announced next Friday!

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Thank you all for being so wonderful and supportive!

Happy Thursday!

XoXo,

Music Info:
Artist: Usher
Song: OMG
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153 comments

CJ said...

Happy Blogerversary! I found your blog a little over a month ago and I love it. Wonderful inspiration. I adore the party pics on this post. Was thinking of a way to decorate my daughter's next birthday. You've gotten the wheels turning. LOL Off to follow you on Twitter. Have a great day!

CJ said...

Following you on Twitter....I love surprises. My Twitter name is Ms_NYC.

Erin said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am a follower, love your blog :)

Erin said...

I follow you on twitter, too. eeb314. Have a happy day!

Cool Gal said...

Happy Anniversary. Your blog is so inspirational. Love it!

Of course, I am a follower! :)

Sassy In The South said...

I love reading your blog and looking at all of the gorgeous pics you post! Congratulations on your little anniversary! I just started following you on twitter! :)

Sassy In The South said...

Oops, forgot to let you know I am also a blog follower :)

Jeweleee said...

Happy Blog-Birthday! I am now a follower of this awesome blog! xoxo

Calmly Chaotic said...

Happy 1 year blog anniversary!! I follow your blog and your twitter page. I am a recent follower but I am loving all your party pics!!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

aaaw Julie, what great year!!! congratulations, happy Blogiversary!!!
(I follow here and on Twitter gorgeous girl!!) xoxo

flip flops and pearls said...

YAY SwEETIE!! Congrats!

I'd love to be at that party! We can in spirit, right??

You know I follow your blog-
XX

flip flops and pearls said...

And I follow you on twitter:)

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

Happy blogversary! I'm a follower!

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

I follow you on twitter.

Janna said...

Congrats! I'm a follower!

My sister saw the picture over my shoulder and was like that'd be perfect for your lingerie shower/bachelorette party! Love the girly glamour!

Kendra said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! :)

Kendra said...

I'm following you on Twitter!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

I follow you Miss Julie!! Love your blog and so glad I found you in the blogland! Xoxo

ABC said...

Happy bloggy birthday, friend! It's been a beautiful year!!! I'm a faithful blog follower (from the beginning!)

ABC said...

And of course I follow you on twitter. I just have to enter twice because I KNOW anything you put into a giveaway is a must-have! Love you!

Twana said...

Happy Blog-versary!!! I have really enjoyed reading your blog over the past year! Keep up the great work and beautiful pictures!!!!

Staley Mc said...

Happy Blog Birthday!!! How exciting!

Staley Mc said...

and I follow you on Twitter of course!!

TeachingInHeels said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!! :)

TeachingInHeels said...

Of course I follow you on twitter :)

Leah said...

Am a new follower. Love your girly blog! Happy 1 year blogiversary!

LydiaAndPugs said...

Happy Anniversary for your blog!!! Loving the new background and changes! And always love reading about your adventures! I am blog follower too!

LydiaAndPugs said...

I follow you on Twitter too! Can't wait to see what the surprise is!

KLaw said...

Happy Anniversary pretty lady! I miss you. Hope you enjoy your day! Big hugs.

Maxann said...

Happy Blogger Birthday, Pretty Lady! Always a joy stopping by and reading your posts. Beautiful inspiration and a lovely heart. Have a great day!

Suzanne said...

I am a faithful follower and need a prize! Hook me up and Happy Birthday!

Maxann said...

oh, and of course I follow your Tweets already :)

All Things Cherish said...

How adorable is that tablescape! It screams KS to me. Happy blog birthday! It's been fabulous getting to know you and be inspired by all of your gorgeous pics and posts. Cheers!

All Things Cherish said...

Of course I follow you on Twitter!

mFw said...

Happy Blog Birthday!!! I'm a follower!!!

mFw said...

I'm a new follower on twitter!!!

High Heeled Life said...

Happy Blog Anniversary.... what a fabulous way to celebrate!! Of course I would be honoured to attend!!! ~ I'm a follower! xo HHL

P.S. pop over for a visit when you have a chance, I'm hosting a Marc By Marc Jacobs giveaway...

http://attitudeivlife.blogspot.com/2010/10/marc-by-marc-jacobs-tote-giveaway.html

Mama Pea said...

YAY! Happy Blog Birthday! I'm a follower :)

Morgan said...

I can't believe your blog is only one! I feel like I've been reading your posts for much longer! (in the best way possible)
I of course follow! xoxo

Mama Pea said...

I'm also a Twitter follower!

Morgan said...

Following you on Twitter NOW!

thepreppyprincess said...

Happy, Happy Bloggy Birthday Miss Belle, whoo-hoo! And thank you for making us all smile with those Pretty in Pink party pix!

Sending you a big Birthday smile and hug,
tp

Sara Lang said...

Happy bloggy birthday!

Sara Lang said...

And I follow you on twitter (@saralang)b

An Inquiring Mind said...

Happy Blogoversary! What a milestone! I enjoy your blog every day and of course, follow you Twitter too. Enjoy your day!

Stacey said...

Congrats on 1 year!! :) I'm follow you you on google reader.

smhooper08 at gmail dot com

carrie1 said...

Happy "Belated" blog birthday. =)

I would tweet too, but I refuse to jump on that, but know if I did have one there would be a tweet too. =)

Mrs. B said...

Happy Anniversary!! Here's to many more. :)

Oh, and I'm a follower, of course!

Polish and Pearls said...

I've been a blog follower for a while!

Happy bloggy birthday!!!

Buckhead Belle said...

Happy, happy birthday! I love that table-scape you posted! xoxo

Jennifer said...

Happy 1 year of blogging beauty!!!

Katie said...

Happy Anniversary! I am so excited I found your blog just in time! I now follow your blog and...

Katie said...

...and on twitter! I am @mrs_lacy!

Sweet Carolina Girl said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary! Yay! I love your blog! :)

Argyle and Alligators said...

Happy one year in bloggyland! I think I'm at about one week :)

Kristi said...

Congrats on 1 year! I'm a follower and have loved it!

Jess said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I'm so glad I found you :)

Steph S. said...

I'm a faithful follower!

Steph S. said...

I'm also a loving twitter fan!

Jess said...

We follow each other on Twitter :) xoxo

Steph S. said...

And most importantly, I love your beautiful blog, Usher is one of my all-time faves, CONGRATULATIONS on your bloggy b-day, and I just noticed your gorgeous graphic at the very bottom of the page - "make today beautiful". Amen, sister!

-Lauren said...

Happy Happy! We love you! Congrats. xo

swankychicfete said...

happy blog birthday! am a follower!

melifaif said...

Happy Blogger B-Day BEB!!!! You are the bestest....

Jordan Streetman (Southern Hospitality) said...

I am a daily follower!!!!!!!

Gaby said...

Happy blog birthday hehe!

I follow your blog (of course)

Gaby said...

& I follow you on Twitter (@GabyFauchon)

Laura Lewis said...

I follow your bloggie! :)

Laura Lewis said...

I also follow you on Twitter (@HappyHrWife)!

AtlYankeeBelle said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I just adore your blog :)

AtlYankeeBelle said...

I also follow you on twitter :)

Jenna Allen | The Indecisive Organizer said...

I follow your blog, and absolutely love it! :)

Jenna Allen | The Indecisive Organizer said...

I am following you on twitter as well! :)

@JennaAllen

CT Cupcake said...

CONGRATS on one year! You always have such gorgeous pictures!
am a follower too!

mrs.mfc said...

Congratulations on your one-year!! Mine is coming up on Saturday! So so so so glad that a year ago you started this blog :)

I'm a follower :)

mrs.mfc said...

...and I follow you on twitter too :)

Ria said...

Happy blog birthday girl!I wish you many more lovely ones!
I follow via GFC as Ria
and my email is freeeedz at yahoo dot com

Ria said...

I also follow you on twitter as @riakod

Maggie said...

love your blog :) happy bday!
i follow you via GFC

Maggie said...

and now i follow you on twitter as well @chpcollegechic

Sarah said...

Happiest wishes on your blog birthday! You are absolutely lovely xo

Krystal said...

I follow you :)

Krystal said...

I'm following you on Twitter -- @krystals

~Haley~ said...

Happy Blog-versary! :)

I'm a follower! And if I had Twitter, I'd follow there too. ;)

GlamorousWhimsy said...

Happy Birthday Gorgeous! We at Project Gadabout are doing a little happy dance right now just for you! Plus at tonights cocktail party we will cheers just for you!

xx,
Poppy

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

OMGlamour! What a wonderful post to celebrate your blog's first birthday!!! All eight of the girls came with me today to wish your blog happy first birthday! Hope took time off from eyeing the comments on her blog post this week (I had to pull her by the hand) and I rounded up all of the gang. We're all throwing confetti, can you see? (Glamorous confetti, for sure) We went through every single one of your previous posts, since I didn't meet you until recently and what a treat that was!!!!!

We have no idea what we would pick as a favorite post! First of all, let me say how much we love the polka dot plate and pink bow napkin! And we want to know if you did all 23 things on your list for your 23rd birthday? LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it all!

And we came to the end and there's a present to US! Yippeeeee! (Can you see us all jumping up and down? Good.)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BROWN EYED BELLE!!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

My other post was to say that I follow your blog (of course!) and this one is to say that I follow you on Twitter (of course!) XOXOXOXOXOXO

Michelle said...

I follow the blog!! :D Happy bloggy birthday.

Ooh i hope I win LOL

Michelle said...

I'm also a follower on twitter
@booksnshoes

have a good day!!

Jana said...

Following your beautiful blog! Jana www.adoctorandanurse.com

Jana said...

I am following you on twitter.

emily said...

has it really already been a year!?!?! congrats on keeping up with it for a full year. i have loved every picture you have posted!! =) the inspiration has definitely been passed along to more than myself! thanks!

miss mal said...

Hey girl!! here's a comment for you, and I follow you on Twitter already (@blairsheadband)

Venassa said...

I follow already

Venassa said...

And I already follow you on twitter

(@thebestdays)

Suburban Princess said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!
I follow you here and on twitter!

Congratulations on such a great blog!

Elle Sees said...

i'm a southern belle tooooo!

MCW said...

Happy blog birthday!!! Glad you started one :) xo

this free bird said...

Happy blogiversary/blogthday, Julie! (are those even words?)

Always love to visit you for inspiration and truth:)

xoxo,
Carrie

this free bird said...

And I follow you on twitter! (birdgirlc)

xoxo,
Carrie

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Congrats! That's so exciting :)

I am a follower!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

And of course we are tweeps ;)

@jointhegossip

Terri said...

Congrats on your first year!! This blog world is amazing isn't it... I feel like I have friends all over the world!

Mystica said...

Happy blogoversary and many more to come.

My first visit to your blog and I now follow you on GFC so it wont be my last.

Thank you for sharing.

Tara said...

happy birthday to brown eyed belle!!! i follow! :)

Tara said...

and i follow on twitter!

Mrs. D said...

Congrats on your one year blogoversary! I am a loyal follower! :)

www.pinklemonadeblog.blogspot.com

BroncoMom said...

Happy Blogerversary Julie!! Found your blog through Muffy's last week. Decided to become a follower just in time to participate in your celebration.
Congrats and wishing you many happy days of blogging ahead!
BroncoMom.is.ann@gmail.com

Felicity said...

Congrats on making it though the first year! I follow.

Charleston Girl said...

Happy, happy, happy one year bday Brown Eyed Belle blog!! :) One of my all time fave reads and inspirations for my blogging! Here's to many more years!! xoxo

Annie said...

happy bloggy birthday!!! :)
of course i follow!

Annie said...

i follow you on twitter as well!!

Pink Champagne said...

Happy birthday, Brown Eyed Belle! I just spent I-don't-know-how-long reading each and every post on your favorites list, and I think I fell in love with you a little more with each. So glad to have met you through blogland and become friends - you are one amazing lady! Sending you big hugs and kisses!!! XO

Whitney said...

I follow your blog!

Whitney said...

I follow you on twitter!

A Preppy Princess said...

Happy, happy bloggy birthday! Mine is in December. I adore your blog!

A Preppy Princess said...

And I follow you on Twitter!

Southern Bride Magazine said...

Happy Happy Birthday Brown Eyed Belle!!

Kappa in the Commonwealth said...

Oh Julie, I am so happy that I found your blog! Happy blog-versary. To many, many more!

xoxo,
V

Kappa in the Commonwealth said...

Of course I follow your twitter!

Debby said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I would love to be included in your surprise giveaway!!!! xo

Piper (DailyDivaDish) said...

How exciting! Happy birthday to your beautiful blog sweetie!
XO Piper

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

i'm a follower of your blog, love! happy, happy, blog birthday!!

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

i also follow you on twitter (@himyf)

Elizabeth said...

Loving (and following) the blog!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Following you on twitter now!!!

Heather said...

I follow you of course! Who wouldn't want to?!
Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

Heather said...

I also follow you on Twitter. XOXO
Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com
savingmoneylivinglife@gmail.com

The Fam said...

Congratulations on the milestone!

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Southern Princess said...

Congrats on your one year! I am a faithful follower, I just adore your blog!

hotpants™ said...

Happy One Year!

You know I follow and love you. :)

hotpants™ said...

I follow you on the Twitter too.

DSS said...

Your photos are ALWAYS beautiful, but that table setting....EGADS...it is as if perfection is right there on that table. You must have that IRL sometime soon. So posh ;)

Now, about this exciting surprise. Sign me up please! I am a loyal follower, and I'm commenting away for 1 entry.

DSS said...

Tweet, tweet...I follow your lovely self on Twitter as well!

Miss K said...

I'm a follower! Happy birthday BEB!

kbell23 said...

I am a follower and such a fan of your fab blog! You are so fun to follow.

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten

Carroll said...

Happy blog birthday, Julie! Thanks for all the great posts!

Carol said...

Happy 1st blogday!!
Love reading your blog.

Keep up the fabulous work.

Carol said...

I am also a twitter follower!

living well said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Cheers to many more! :)

I'm a follower! :)

garden state prep said...

Happy Blog Birthday! These photos are truly a fantastic way to celebrate beb's birthday.

Katie said...

happy blogiversary doll! i follow your blog and i would LOVE to win your giveaway :) sure would brighten my hospital days :) i don't tweet but i would follow you if i did!

have a great day pretty :)

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

follow.

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

follow on twitter

Sweet Southern Girl said...

Im a follower! Happy Blog Birthday!

3 Peanuts said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! I remember when you first started....I think I was a very very early reader. Thanks for all of your beauty!

Summer Wind said...

Happy Blogoversary! I am a follower :)

Shellie0621 said...

Whoo Hoo! Happy 1st year! I started following your blog a few months ago and love it!

Kerr said...

happy anniversary my dear! you are truly amazing and of course I am a follower :)

Brittany said...

I hate not blogging - I truly miss out on so much! I hope you are doing wonderful Miss Julie :)

Congrats on your one year of blogging! You are amazing at it, for sure :)

I'm a follower of course!

Kristin said...

I follow you!

Kristin said...

And now following you on twitter :)
Happy 1 year!

k. ryan said...

congrats on one year!! & i am most definitely a follower of your sweet blog :)
-kait

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