Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Beetle Shack Turns One (lets have a party)

 Thursday marks one year to the day that I nervously wrote my first blog post for this humble space ( I then hurriedly wrote 3 more). Time has moved quickly and the journey has been fun - as a means of boring you further, i'll write all about that tomorrow.



But firstly, thank you for tolerating my intense narcissism (yesterday was a prime example) over the past twelve months!! To celebrate your selflessness, I thought I'd throw a little party... you know.. like... for myself?! 

No, not really- IT'S FOR YOU!!!

Yes, a party for YOU! 

Naturally, there will be champagne and presents. All you need to do is pour yourself a goblet of bubbly and let me take care of the rest!

Each day for the next week or so you will see a giveaway from some wonderful friends and designers. We have stacks of fun stuff and I can't wait to sling it all over this big, wide world. 

Hold on tight.

see you tomorrow

xo 

p.s for those of you who don't like giveaways, please hang in there with me. I really wanted to show my gratitude and this is the best, most practical way I knew how. Sorry if it's annoying!





40 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, lovely little blog!

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  2. Giveaways? Sounds likemy kind of party! Happy blOgday x

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  3. Narcissists unite! I love you, lady. Happy Birthday Beetle!
    ps. I love giveaways. Who doesn't like winning stuff!?

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  4. Happy BIG 1 Beetle Shack! Well done to you Em on your inspiring, honest, funny and creative space. I love coming to visit. xx

    I'm more than happy for you to fling your sweet stuff all the way over to this side of the world ; )

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  5. I'm on the tram on my way to a rare Leo-free ladies night out so I will indeed be having a glass of bubbly or two and so I'll chin chin one for you!!

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  6. .. and what a wonderful space this space has turned into .. and only 1! i love to visit, just quietly and with admiration, and hope to pop in for many more birthdays to come! you share kindly, gently and realistically! hip hip hooray i say!Hx

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  7. Happy 1st Birthday!! I have been reading your lovely blog for a while, and always click to have a read when it pops up on my feed :) Here is to many more birthdays bettleshack!! As a newish mumma it is nice to see everyone is going through the same daily ups and downs. (P.S Your kids are adorable)
    Lil xx

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  8. Woo yah!!! Happy Birthday Beetle Shack. May there be many more... xx

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  9. Only one year? You've come so far ... congrats! Your honesty and posts just like yesterday are what keep me coming back for more and more. You've even inspired me to keep persisting with my blog (for a second time around). I'll have a glass (or two) of champers for you.

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  10. Hooray for your first bloggy birthday! Hip Hip hooray! :)

    (And what? There are people who don't like giveaways?)

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  11. A goblet of bubbly? Sounds A-MAZ-ING right about now. Happy first birthday Beetle Shack! I'll raise my goblet to that!

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  12. Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday Gorgeous Em and Beetle shack crew
    Happy birthday to you
    xx

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  13. Happy Birthday, Beetle Shack! Love your photo :D

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  14. Happy Birthday little bug shack. Glad you decided to write that first blog post Em - otherwise how would I have ever pushed myself to re-write a pattern for booties that was FAR too small??? :)

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  15. Ooh, I can't wait to see! Happy 1st Birthday! xx

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  16. Happy Birthday Ball Sack! May your narcissism shine for many years to come. xxx

    (but cereally, I hope you got the time to yourself you were after yesterday. Those days are so overwhelming.) x

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  17. What a genius idea you had twelve months ago Em and "Happy Birthday!" Beetle Shack.

    xx

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  18. Happy Birthday to this lovely blog and congratulations to you, lovely lady! I always enjoy visiting this honest and funny place of yours - it's inspiring and motivating! I would never have thought that it's "only" one...

    Fine

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  19. Wow, I can't believe you've only been doing this for a year! Happy 1st birthday Em!
    Ronnie xo

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  20. Happy first birthday Em.

    I'm a subscriber, your beauty hits my inbox around midnight-ish :)

    I adore what you do, so keep doing it!

    All the love xx

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  21. happy birthday bs! whoop whoop - who could hate a giveaway!

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  22. Happy Birthday Em! One year is a massive milestone, and I am so glad I found your blog... I sat there and read the lot in one sitting, delighted by the photos and your humour! Love those pink dahlias too! xxx

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  23. Oh hip hip hooray! One fabulous year of The Beetle Shack and all I can say is thank the lord I found you here! It's been a most enjoyable ride. Well done on all you have achieved Em, I think a week of giveaways is a beautiful way of saying thanks... not that you need to thank us anyway! xo

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  24. who doesn't like giveaways? silly, people.

    happy birthday!

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  25. Yay, its one year! Happy Birthday dear beetle shack and may the next year be even brighter xx

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  27. Congratulations and hb lovely lady xx

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  28. One year?! Look what you've done in one year! Amazing. Enjoy celebrating beetle shack & you!! Happy one. Kellie xx

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  29. Thats worth a celebration for sure ;).. you done good young lady!

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  30. Happy 1st Birthday Lovely Blog!!! An awesome milestone.
    x

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  31. I love a gal who celebrates in style :)
    x

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  32. Only a year old? Get out of town! Congrats! Sxxx

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  33. congrats on a very full and successful year.

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  34. Happy Birthday and Congratulations on a successful year.
    I am a new follower on your blog - found you while looking at the Top 50 bloggers and I am so glad I did

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  35. I was quick to find your darling blog and I've loved it ever since. Happy one year to you! x

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  36. Happy happy blogging birthday Em! :) And are there really people out there who don't like giveaways? I find that so odd. It's like, not liking puppies and kittens or something. But hey, each to their own and whatnot.

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  37. Happy Birthday! New liker to your blog and have been really inspired already.

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em