Revamp and Giveaway!!!

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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. Bobbie
    February 7, 2012 / 1:24 am

    i follow!!!! YAY!!

  2. Bobbie
    February 7, 2012 / 1:25 am

    I POSTED ON FACEBOOK TOO!!

  3. Forddygirl
    February 7, 2012 / 1:27 am

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

  4. Bobbie
    February 7, 2012 / 1:28 am

    My three favorite Stella and Dot items are:1) The Jolie Cocktail Ring2) The Camilla Ring3) The Midnight Bloom Ring

  5. Forddygirl
    February 7, 2012 / 1:29 am

    And I facebooked it 🙂

  6. Forddygirl
    February 7, 2012 / 1:31 am

    I finally put your button on my blog!

  7. Danielle Butler
    February 7, 2012 / 1:32 am

    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!!

    • Emily
      February 7, 2012 / 1:59 am

      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!

  8. Forddygirl
    February 7, 2012 / 1:38 am

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

  9. Kecia
    February 7, 2012 / 1:50 am

    I am a follower!!!

  10. Kecia
    February 7, 2012 / 2:31 am

    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!

  11. Oph
    February 7, 2012 / 2:40 am

    Great job with your blog layout!I'm a follower!

  12. Oph
    February 7, 2012 / 2:53 am

    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/GoldRiviera Coin Earrings

  13. Chelley
    February 7, 2012 / 3:34 am

    VERY cute new layout! I'm a follower 🙂

  14. Laura Skow
    February 7, 2012 / 4:08 am

    I am a follower

  15. thisislove
    February 7, 2012 / 4:14 am

    I follow your blog & love it!!

  16. Joeylee
    February 7, 2012 / 5:09 am

    I follow you

  17. Angela Hoover
    February 7, 2012 / 5:22 am

    I'm a follower

  18. Angela Hoover
    February 7, 2012 / 5:31 am

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

  19. Kim Harner
    February 7, 2012 / 1:12 pm

    I'M A FOLLOWER! 😉

  20. ks201183
    February 7, 2012 / 1:26 pm

    girrrrllll… you know i follow you… 😉

  21. Kim Harner
    February 7, 2012 / 1:38 pm

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

  22. Stephanie
    February 7, 2012 / 1:46 pm

    I'm a follower.

  23. Melissa Kelly102310
    February 7, 2012 / 1:46 pm

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

  24. Kim Harner
    February 7, 2012 / 1:47 pm

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

  25. Stephanie
    February 7, 2012 / 2:08 pm

    I shared your link on Facebook.

  26. Stephanie
    February 7, 2012 / 2:21 pm

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

  27. Michele
    February 7, 2012 / 4:20 pm

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

  28. KQ
    February 7, 2012 / 4:30 pm

    I follow your blog – looking good!

  29. KQ
    February 7, 2012 / 4:36 pm

    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!

  30. Selina_sturgis
    February 7, 2012 / 4:52 pm

    I am a follower!!!

  31. Britt
    February 7, 2012 / 4:53 pm

    Im a follower!

  32. Selina_sturgis
    February 7, 2012 / 5:04 pm

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

  33. Selina
    February 7, 2012 / 5:05 pm

    I posted your link on Facebook!!!

  34. Stephanie
    February 7, 2012 / 5:38 pm

    I am a follower!!!

  35. Stephanie
    February 7, 2012 / 5:43 pm

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

  36. Julie Radke
    February 7, 2012 / 6:09 pm

    I'm a follower! Love your blog!

  37. Julie Radke
    February 7, 2012 / 6:16 pm

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

  38. Katie R
    February 7, 2012 / 6:38 pm

    I'm a follower!

  39. Katie R
    February 7, 2012 / 6:41 pm

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

  40. Bobbi
    February 7, 2012 / 6:59 pm

    I'm a follower!

  41. Bobbi
    February 7, 2012 / 7:21 pm

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

  42. Nicole Santoro
    February 7, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    I follow your blog! 🙂

  43. Stephanie O.
    February 7, 2012 / 8:57 pm

    I am a follower!

  44. Stephanie O.
    February 7, 2012 / 9:13 pm

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

  45. Megan DeJesus
    February 7, 2012 / 9:23 pm

    I'm a follower!

  46. Megan DeJesus
    February 7, 2012 / 9:27 pm

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

  47. Suzanne
    February 8, 2012 / 12:01 am

    I'm following your blog. 

  48. Suzanne
    February 8, 2012 / 12:02 am

    I shared on FB. 

  49. Suzanne
    February 8, 2012 / 12:03 am

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

  50. Meghanhempe
    February 8, 2012 / 12:42 am

    I'm a follower!

  51. Brittany Sumner
    February 8, 2012 / 12:45 am

    I am a follower and LOVE your blog!

  52. Meghanhempe
    February 8, 2012 / 12:47 am

    I love the Anya Pendant Necklace, Moondance Stretch bracelet, and TaliaTeardrop Earrings!

  53. Brittany Sumner
    February 8, 2012 / 12:48 am

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

  54. Trina Register
    February 8, 2012 / 1:34 am

    I am a follower.

  55. elisabeth
    February 8, 2012 / 1:49 am

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

  56. elisabeth
    February 8, 2012 / 1:59 am

    Odyssey, camilla, and zaria rings are so beautiful!

  57. Juli Skelton
    February 8, 2012 / 12:21 pm

    I am a blog follower!!

  58. Kmetty
    February 8, 2012 / 1:35 pm

    I blogged about Journeyofparenthood.com/revampandgiveaway

  59. Katherine Brown
    February 8, 2012 / 9:29 pm

    I am a follower! 🙂

  60. EMILY Z
    February 8, 2012 / 9:40 pm

    I'm a follower!

  61. The Beckham's in real life.
    February 9, 2012 / 1:54 am

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

  62. Brandy
    February 9, 2012 / 2:13 am

    Hey Emily, I'm a follower!

  63. Brandy
    February 9, 2012 / 2:16 am

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

  64. Linda Y.
    February 9, 2012 / 11:23 pm

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

  65. Lauramesser525
    February 10, 2012 / 12:26 am

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

  66. Lauramesser525
    February 10, 2012 / 12:32 am

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

  67. Kat Sparks
    February 10, 2012 / 5:24 pm

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

  68. Kat Sparks
    February 10, 2012 / 6:37 pm

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

  69. Kat Sparks
    February 10, 2012 / 6:38 pm

    I added your button onto my blog

  70. Kat Sparks
    February 10, 2012 / 6:38 pm

    I posted your giveaway link on Facebook

  71. Kittymonster5680
    February 11, 2012 / 2:27 am

    I'm a follower! Love your blog!

  72. Anna Schofield
    February 11, 2012 / 2:28 am

    I posted a link on facebook!

  73. Anna Schofield
    February 11, 2012 / 2:40 am

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

  74. amberlicious
    February 11, 2012 / 6:19 pm

    I follow your blog, and I would LOVE to win, thanks so much! :)shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

  75. amberlicious
    February 11, 2012 / 6:22 pm

    I simply adore the Odyssey ring, the Bahari necklace, and the Serenity Stone Drop earrings!shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

  76. E
    February 11, 2012 / 8:12 pm

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

  77. TenderAllure
    February 12, 2012 / 1:46 am

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

  78. Mom
    February 13, 2012 / 1:34 am

    Of course, I'm a follower!

  79. Brandy0709
    February 13, 2012 / 3:57 pm

    Thanks to Zach… I'm a follower!!

  80. Brandy0709
    February 13, 2012 / 3:58 pm

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

  81. Sara
    February 13, 2012 / 5:50 pm

    I'm a follower of your blog! 

  82. Sara
    February 13, 2012 / 5:52 pm

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

  83. Brandy0709
    February 13, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    I posted the link on FB 😉

  84. Sandra J Brower
    February 13, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    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.

  85. Sandra J Brower
    February 13, 2012 / 9:00 pm

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

  86. Melissa Kelly102310
    February 14, 2012 / 3:56 pm

    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 outfitmelissa.kelly102310@gmail.com

  87. anna mccall
    February 14, 2012 / 5:20 pm

    I'm a follower!

  88. anna mccall
    February 14, 2012 / 5:26 pm

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

  89. Sabrina
    February 14, 2012 / 5:48 pm

    I follow on gfc!

  90. Sabrina
    February 14, 2012 / 5:49 pm

    Posted a link on Facebook!

  91. Sabrina
    February 14, 2012 / 5:51 pm

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

  92. Tiffany
    February 14, 2012 / 5:52 pm

    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!!  🙂 

  93. Unknown
    February 14, 2012 / 5:57 pm

    I'm a follower!

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