Monday, February 6, 2012

Revamp and Giveaway!!!

Notice anything new??? My blog has been long overdue for an update! I actually hunted around, thinking I might pay someone to redo the blog for me. Then I realized that if I pay someone to do it I no longer have the control over changing it...plus the cheapest I could find was $80!!! Are you joking? I casually asked Zach about it and he was quick to say, "your blog looks fine." Haha. One of my goals this year is to spend smart and, to me, spending that much money on a FREE hobby that doesn't make us any money just doesn't make sense. Especially when you can google how to do it all for free! 

It's still not 100% finished but so far I like it! What do you think? I know it looks like I lost all my comments but it's in the process of transferring them over...the first time it freaked me out but now I know it just may take a couple days (over 1,000 entries is a LOT of posts to catch up on for it!) I also updated my domain name...it's now www.journeyofparenthood.com. Shorter and easier :) No worries though www.emilyandzachparker.blogspot.com will still direct you to here! The BAD thing about updating is I lost ALL of my linked up blogs :( I'm working on getting them all back but if I lost yours please let me know!

I've officially hit 200 followers so it's another excuse for a fun giveaway!!! To celebrate I really wanted to give away something exciting...something that I would want to keep for myself...

That's right! I'm giving away a COACH PURSE!!! It's a leather pleated swing pack with fabric lining and a zip-top closure. It also has an outside zip pocket with a 45" adjustable strap. The dimensions are 8 1/4" long and 6 1/4 high. It's in black but I wanted to use this picture in the tan color so you can see the strap...I totally love it! It's valued at $148.


You know I couldn't have a giveaway and not do something Stella and Dot...so I'm also throwing in a $25 Stella and Dot Gift Certificate! That's a giveaway total value of over $150. Told you I wanted to celebrate in a big way :)
I know you're ready to win so here are all the different ways you can enter:


For your 1st entry: Follow my blog! Leave a comment on this post letting me know that you're a follower. Example: "I'm a follower"

For your 2nd entry: Blog about the giveaway with a link to this post. Once you have blogged about it leave me a comment here including the link to the ACTUAL blog entry. Example: "I blogged www.journeyofparenthood.com/revampandgiveaway"

For your 3rd entry: Post my button on your sidebar of your blog, then leave a comment on this post including your blog where the button is posted. Example: "I'm showing off your button! www.journeyofparenthood.com"

For your 4th entry: Post the link of THIS blog entry to your facebook page then comment on this post letting me know. Example: "I posted a link on facebook!"

For your 5th entry: Visit my Stella and Dot site (www.stelladot.com/emilyparker) and pick out your three favorite pieces. Then leave a comment on this post telling me you're favorites. Example "I totally love the serenity necklace, the sidewinder ring, and the soiree studs!"

Entry Rules
  • You must leave a comment in order to enter
  • You must leave a separate comment for each entry (it'll make it easier to pick a winner)
  • Up to 5 entries per person but you don't have to enter all 5 times
  • Your entry must meet the above requirements or it will be removed from the running
  • The winner will be randomly selected at random.org
  • The winner will be announced on Tuesday February 14th at 1:00 PM
  • Once the winner is announced you will have one week to contact me or another winner will be chosen. If you'd like to leave your contact information (e-mail address) with your entries, that's great, or just contact me if you're the winner so I can ship your prizes to you!
  • I will contact the winner and we can work out how you want to spend your $25 Stella and Dot credit.
Can't WAIT to see who will win!!! Thank you again to everyone for reading my blog and keeping me motivated to keep it going :)

109 comments:

  1. I POSTED ON FACEBOOK TOO!!

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  2. Um, LOVE the update! It looks all professional!!
    Ok, 1st entry... I'm a follower!

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  3. My three favorite Stella and Dot items are:
    1) The Jolie Cocktail Ring
    2) The Camilla Ring
    3) The Midnight Bloom Ring

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  4. And I facebooked it :-)

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  5. I finally put your button on my blog!

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  6. i love the new look!! and i LOVE that purse!!!! GREAT giveaway! you spoil your readers for sure.

    i lost all my blog links too....i just haven't had time to do work on that. maybe next week. :) i'm hoping it will be easy.

    i looked up how to do it and decided it was going to take way too much time (i already spend enough time on the internet) to figure it all out, so i just taught two pitching lessons (1 hour) and forked over the money for someone to do it for me! it was totally worth it to me! i wanted my little space on the internet that i stare at EVERY DAY to be as pretty as possible. i like mine WAY better now with the upgrade. 

    i like yours way better too. very fresh and modern.

    glad your comment thing is working better! it let me comment right away this time! YAY!!

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    1. if I didnt have the new expensive hobby of having a daughter I would have totally tried harder to talk zach into letting me pay someone ;) although I do like the pride that comes from figuring things out on my own! I totally agree... It is why I change mine so often because I spend so so so much time looking at it!! but losing the links totally stinks :( glad you like it...we are both so blog obsessed that you liking it means a lot ;) I lovvvvve yours too...so danielle!

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  7. And, i blogged it :-) www.growingfordfamily.blogspot.com

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  8. And, I like the Moondance stretch bracelet, Sasha Flower Brooch (on sale! woohoo!) and the Little Dottie Bracelet for little girls (adorable!)

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  9. I love the Charlize, starfish, and soirée earrings!!! I am more of an earring girl than anything else!!! That is what I wear the most!

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  10. Great job with your blog layout!

    I'm a follower!

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  11. Oh and my three favorite Stella and Dot pieces are:
    Medina Bib Necklace (I doubt I would be brave enough to wear something like it though)
    Garden Party Chandelier Earrings in Green/Gold
    Riviera Coin Earrings

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  12. VERY cute new layout! I'm a follower :-)

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  13. I'm showing off your button! www.laurasmithblog.com

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  14. I follow your blog & love it!!

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  15. I'm a follower

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  16. 3 favorite Stella & Dot pieces: Liv Multi Charm Necklace, Pippa Necklace & the Stackable Deco Rings. :)

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  17. I'M A FOLLOWER! ;)

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  18. girrrrllll... you know i follow you... ;)

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  19. Showing off your button! www.justinkimlogan.blogspot.com

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  20. I posted your link of Facebook! (you're really making me work this morning, haha!)

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  21. Melissa Kelly102310February 7, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Im a follower- That Girl, melissa.kelly102310@gmail.com. I love reading about your journey and cant wait to start my own...

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  22. My 3 favorite Stella & Dot pieces are (in no particular order) Camilla necklace,  Odette link earrings, and Medina Bib Necklace! Love it all though!

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  23. I blogged. :) http://theresmoretomethanmommy.blogspot.com/2012/02/journey-of-parenthood-revamp-giveaway.html

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  24. I like the interlock cross necklace, the claire necklace (in silver) and the Odete hoops earrings.

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  25. I love the Odette hoops, the soiree studs and the soiree earrings. 

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  26. I follow your blog - looking good!

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  27. And from Stella & Dot, I love how you mouse over the picture and it shows the jewelry on a model. I'm liking:
    Soiree Pearl Pave Bracelet -- Brown,
    Audrey Cluster Necklace, and
    Anabelle Necklace.

    Thanks for another sweet giveaway!

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  28. I am a follower!!!

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  29. Love the soiree pearl bracelet, pearl drop earrings and Maddie pearl earrings.  Also, I LOVE my Sunset Bracelet!!!

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  30. I posted your link on Facebook!!!

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  31. I visited your Stella and Dot website. I'm in love with the EVer AFter Necklace, the Deco Drop Earrings & the stackable deco rings!

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  32. I'm a follower! Love your blog!

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  33. I love the Alexandria Necklace, Chelsea Necklace, and the Tudor Studs.

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  34. I love the girls' Allie Pearl & Ribbon Necklace,  Annabelle Necklace, & Odette link earrings!

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  35. Really liking the Renegade Cluster bracelet, Paige Enamel bracelet, Stackable Bands and Birthstone Charm!  4 I know couldn't stop at 3.  LOL

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  36. I follow your blog! :-)

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  37. I am a follower!

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  38. I love, love, LOVE the Stackable Deco Rings, the Deco Drop Earrings, and the Clair necklace!!

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  39. I'm a follower!

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  40. I LOVE the Zaria Ring, Campari Necklace, and Bardot Hoop Earrings!

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  41. I'm following your blog. 

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  42. I love the Madeline necklace,  the Maddie Pearl earrings, and the Alexandria necklace. All so pretty!

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  43. I'm a follower!

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  44. I love the Anya Pendant Necklace, Moondance Stretch bracelet, and Talia
    Teardrop Earrings!

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  45. I love the sofia pearl bib necklace, audrey cluster bracelet and harmony band rings!!!

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  46. I am a follower.

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  47. I'm a follower! Love you're blog!

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  48. Odyssey, camilla, and zaria rings are so beautiful!

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  49. I am a blog follower!!

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  50. I blogged about Journeyofparenthood.com/revampandgiveaway

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  51. Hey Emily, I'm a follwer!

    http://reallifebeckhams.blogspot.com/

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  52. I added your button to my page...look at me, can't believe I figured out how to do that!

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  53. I posted an entry on my blog about your giveaway...
    http://reallifebeckhams.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway-entry-in-making.html

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  54. I added your button to my blog at http://reallifebeckhams.blogspot.com/

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  55. I published a post about your giveaway at http://reallifebeckhams.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway-entry-in-making.html

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  56. And I gave you a shout out on FB!!  Congrats on your revamp, looks great!!

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  57. I follow you via GFC as Linda Y.
    aquaprincess888@yahoo.com

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  58. I absolutely love the Chantilly Lace earrings, the Chantiily Lace Cuff, and the Cleo Fringe Statement earrings!
    aquaprincess888@yahoo.com

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  59. I'm a follower!! Love reading your blogs!!! Very inspirational!

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  60. I'm also posting your link on facebook! =)

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  61. I am a follower (and have been for quite some time) =)

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  62. I blogged about your giveaway
    http://www.katskraziness.blogspot.com/2012/02/awesome-giveaway-from-amazing-woman.html

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  63. I added your button onto my blog

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  64. I posted your giveaway link on Facebook

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  65. I'm a follower! Love your blog!

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  66. I posted a link on facebook!

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  67. I blogged http://southernschofields.blogspot.com/2012/02/check-out-this-great-blog.html

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  68. I totally love the serenity small stone drops, the felicity hoops, and the amelia drop earrings! Beautiful!

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  69. I follow your blog, and I would LOVE to win, thanks so much! :)

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  70. I shared on Facebook (Amber H): https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=348888278465107&id=100000485587437

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  71. I simply adore the Odyssey ring, the Bahari necklace, and the Serenity Stone Drop earrings!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  72. I follow!  I enjoy your advice and reading how you handle mommy things.

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  73. I follow you blog via GFC as Tender Allure
    TenderAllure@gmail.com
    http://tenderallure.blogspot.com/ 

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  74. I posted to my facebook!
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=379178845442714&id=310030902343718 
    TenderAllure@gmail.com
    http://tenderallure.blogspot.com/ 

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  75. I love the Pegasus necklace, the Pippa Stone earrings, and the Alexandria necklace!  Thanks for doing this giveaway :)
    TenderAllure@gmail.com
    http://tenderallure.blogspot.com/ 

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  76. Of course, I'm a follower!

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  77. Thanks to Zach... I'm a follower!!

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  78. I LOVE the Mini Soiree Necklace, Soiree Pearl Pave Bracelet, and the Hematite Studs!!!  I didn't realize that they had little girls :)

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  79. I'm a follower of your blog! 

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  80. I blogged the giveaway! sjnichols@blogspot.com

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  81. I love Stella & Dot! 3 of my favorites are the Marchesa Stud earrings, Jolie cocktail ring, and the Bianca Tassel necklace

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  82. I posted the link on FB ;)

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  83. Love the look. Great job!! I am a new follower. I am enjoying  your site. Can't wait to explore while I am entering to win this fabulous handbag! Thank you for being so generous. Hopefully my fanage will live up to all your effort.

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  84. I posted on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Allhoneyhere/posts/178507415591990

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  85. The Spring Collection is gorgeous. I love the
    Stevie Necklace, the
    Sierra Necklace and especially the
    Campari Necklace. The colors and metallics are fantastic.

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  86. My fav braclet is the Limited Edition - Zulu Cuff its really cool..
    the interlock cross necklace is darling..
    and the Revival Tassel Necklace would be something fun to wear with a work outfit
    melissa.kelly102310@gmail.com

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  87. My 3 favorite pieces are the Libby Layering Necklace, Interlock Cross Necklace, and Ever After Necklace.

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  88. Posted a link on Facebook!

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  89. Love the campari necklace, Moondance stretch bracelet, and The la coco clutch!

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  90. I browsed your S&D site and 3 of my favorites are 1) the talia earrings, 2) the stackable gem ring and 3) the chantilly lace earrings -- actually, I love those so much that I bought them at a party a few months ago and wear them at least once a week!!  :) 

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