It honestly hardly seems possible, but yesterday marked 5 years since the very first time I hit "publish" for this blog. These years have gone by in a flash, but it's hard to remember what life was like before the blog now! Today, 763 posts later, it's amazing to look back and see all the things that have changed and the progress we have made with our home over these years. And, although we've done a lot, there's still always another project on the horizon!
So, I just wanted to stop and say thank you today. Thank you for reading. Thank you for sharing your encouraging comments. Thank you for telling your friends about the blog. Thank you for becoming my "online friends." And to those who read who I actually know in real life, thank you for being my cheerleaders and always having a kind word to say about what you're enjoying on the blog when we meet in passing. It's been a privilege to share our home and a peek into our lives with you.
I also wanted to thank you all again for taking the time to give me your feedback on the blog a few weeks ago. Here's a few highlights of what I gathered from your comments:
-You all are generally happy with the way things are around here! Which duh, I guess I should have known that if you continue to visit! :)
-You don't care as much about the name/ look/ layout as I think you do. You just want good content. I am planning a little re-design to freshen things up and most likely a move to Wordpress, which shouldn't affect you at all other than you might need to add me to your reader again. I'll let you know in advance if and when that happens so you can look for me. I will let you know that I have come <this close> to changing the name in the past few years. I thought I wanted something a little more specific to what I blogged about, possibly even just my name, but do you know how many Jennifer Griffin's there are in the world? A lot. Most domains/user names were already taken there, and I would have had to alter my name too much to make it worth it. So, Dimples and Tangles is here to stay. You're right, it IS catchy and memorable, and although my kids aren't included as much as they might have been before, they're still a big reason why I do what I do!
-You guys love color as much as I do, or at least appreciate my use of it.
-You don't mind too much if I post new topics here and there, as long as I stick with home decor the majority of the time.
-You don't care for repetitive "sale" posts or pop ups. Me neither! Although I am carving out ways to make an income while sustaining the blog (which takes many, many hours to create), I will try to be discreet with links, ads, etc. and treat you all the same way that I like to be treated as a blog reader myself.
-Several of you made some great suggestions for topics you'd like to see, so I'll be working to add some new features in soon, too. One of those is that you all really enjoy a few fellow bloggers who post on the weekends, so I'll try my hand at a Saturday post too starting this week!
As just a small token of my appreciation, I wanted to share a treat with a few of you. I recently did some shopping for Fall, and I bought a little extra to share some treasures with you just to celebrate this occasion! So, I'll be giving away this gorgeous Michael Kors rose gold with tortoise accent hinged bangle bracelet to one blog reader.
Although the bangle bracelet fits closely around the wrist, it's hinged so it's easy to get on and off.
Not only am I giving away this bracelet to those who enter on the blog, but I have 2 MORE bracelets you can enter to win, too! On my Facebook page, you can enter to win this silver studded beauty, perfect for stacking with other bracelets or your watch. (Facebook post will be live by 10 a.m. CST)
And, if you follow me on Instagram, you can enter to win this pretty gold bracelet with marbled accent. It's the perfect accessory for a Fall wardrobe! (Instagram post will be live by 10 a.m. CST)
To enter to win this rose gold and tortoise bracelet, just complete the automatic entry in the rafflecopter below. That's it!
For an additional entry, you can sign up for my e-mail list. You'll receive an e-mail right to your inbox every time a new post is live. If you would like to complete this additional entry, register your email address here, then confirm your address in Option #2 in the rafflecopter below. If you're already an e-mail subscriber, you can enter Option #2 as well.
*Contest open to continental US residents only. Contest will run until Sunday evening, 9/4/16, at 10 p.m. CST. ** Contest will end Sunday night, even though the rafflecopter says otherwise. Winner will be chosen randomly and will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.
Enter below, and don't forget to visit my Facebook and Instagram pages for a chance to win two other bracelets as well!
Congrats to winner Lou C., an email has been sent!