Friday, 14 August 2009

Happy First Birthday To Charade!

I say, has it really been a whole year? By gum, it has! Yes, last August 14th I took the plunge with my first ever article on A Levels: How'd You Do? 288 posts later and here we are, the site and I have grown and evolved in a big way.

Running this little blog has honestly been the most enjoyable, fulfilling, exciting, proseperous and progressive thing I have ever done, and I enjoy every day of it more than the last. And, ladies, that's nearly all down to you! I'm truly humbled by all the positive, enthusiastic, appreciative feedback and support I get from you all.

Here's how I've chosen to say thank you:

In honour of your general awesomeness, I thought I'd offer up something special for my first anniversary week... Seven days of glorious giveaways! I've twisted a few arms and got a host of genuinely rocking businesses to cough up their goods absolutely free, just for you! Plus, I've got a special giveaway goody bag from my own fair hands!

On Saturday (tomorrow) the first giveaway is a very special one. Covert Candy, the revolutionary clothes swapping site are offering you £20 worth of free credits to get you started trading in their growing community. The competition will begin at 12.00 GMT 15.08.09 and run for 24 hours. Entry will be via comments.




On Sunday win this whimsical print titled 'A Room With a View' from the outrageously talented Virginia Kraljevic. The competition will begin at 12.00 GMT 16.08.09 and run for 24 hours. Entry will be via comments.
On Monday you've got every chance of grabbing this stunning 'Mon Amour' necklace from This Charming Girl worth £10. The competition will begin at 12.00 GMT 17.08.09 and run for 24 hours. Entry will be via comments.













On Tuesday there's another cute accessory that's prime for the picking! This time it's your 'Dream' necklace from the darling Jesophi. The competition will begin at 12.00 GMT 18.08.09 and run for 24 hours. Entry will be via comments.


On Wednesday Fashion In Store have done us proud again and are offering you your own little slice of Suzy Smith in the form of the simply fabulous 'Rhianna' Clutch worth £21! (Only open to readers in the UK.) The competition will begin at 12.00 GMT 19.08.09 and run for 24 hours. Entry will be via comments.




On Thursday we've got a big prize from Americas Basics who want to send you back to school in style with a bundle of their great quality essentials! (Only open to readers in the US.) The competition will begin at 12.00 GMT 20.08.09 and run for 24 hours. Entry will be via comments.





On Friday there'll be a very special giveaway from me to you; a surprise goody bag that I'm currently conjuring including an array of hand-picked delights roughly to the value of £30. This competition will run all week starting now and entry is a little different:

Link to Charade from anywhere on the web, letting all your friends in on this fabulous freebie-week, so that I can check it out via a link left in the comments section of this post. A straight-forward text-link from your blog or twitter will score you one entry, but to triple your chances of winning you can post the birthday banner to your blog or website for three entries!

(for true size see above)

Code for Charade First Birthday Banner:



Paste this into the body of a post on your blog or page on your website for three chances to win my surprise goody bag! You're free to alter the size if you'd like to paste it to your sidebar - just as long as it's readable.

Any questions? Birthday wishes? General small talk? Email me mycharade@hotmail.com because I love hearing from you. Otherwise, pop back every day this week to drop a little comment that might bag you a big prize.

Happy Birthday to Charade!

*** Competition Now Closed ***

48 comments:

Leia said...

Happy birthday Charade! I only wish I had started reading blogs earlier so I could have enjoyed Charade for longer! I am planning a blog post for tomorrow and have already included the banner - I will be back with the link so you can see it! :)

SARA SILVA said...

I've been following Charade for a long time and I think it's a boog blog, it has great texts that I love and that help us!
keep going! ;) *

Nemesis said...

Fantastic! I can't wait :)

sparkly stars (: said...

happy birthday (: well done for keeping this blog going a whole yeaar, it's one of my favourites <3 ive put the birthday banner on my blog at the sidebar.

Aury said...

Happy Blog bday Megan!I'm sooo going to put this on my blog. Charade is a truly wonderful blog and you should be proud of yourself! :)

Rosie Unknown said...

Happy happy birthday Charade! I hope to see many more birthdays to come!

Voila Megan said...

Leia - You're so sweet! Good luck in the comp, I'm going to go buy some of the goodies for it today...

Sara Silva - I've got no plans to stop... It's onwards and upwards from here kids! ;)

Nemesis - Good luck!

Sparkly Stars - Thanks lady!

Aury - That's really nice of you to say, without the support of you guys I wouldn't be doing it at all, so thanks!

R. said...

Congrats on reaching your paper anniversary! You blog is truly wonderful :)

I just did a tweet as my entry for the awesome competition, but I have no idea how to link individual tweets. Here's my Twitter page - it's currently the top one: http://twitter.com/creamymiddles

--xo.

LauraCassidy said...

Happy Birthday Charade!

I've just done a blog post about your week of giveaways

http://laurajanecassidy.blogspot.com/2009/08/one-of-my-fave-blogs-celebrates-its-1st.html

Laura

Christina Crowe said...

Hehe, Happy birthday Charade. :) Can't wait to participate in some of the contests. Should be quite fun!

Christina Crowe said...

I put the birthday code on the sidebar of my blog: http://www.saladsticks.com

I also tweeted about the competition on my twitter page: http://twitter.com/Salad_Sticks

Helen said...

I put the banner on my blog, it's on the right hand side. Happy blog birthday!

merve said...

put this banner on my blog =)
& happy birthday charade ! ♥

JennTRC said...

How wonderful, congrats on your blog birthday!

I posted your banner on my blog:
www.jennerwin.com/blog

Dorottya said...

Happy Birthday Charade!

I love your blog and your articles which are wonderful and useful and they always make my day happier.

Thank You!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Charade! I love your blog!

I've tweeted the birthday; my twitter page is http://www.twitter.com/tuxxedomask
And I have it linked on the sidebar on my blog (one banner, one text link) http://scarcelylegal.blogspot.com

Grace said...

Happy birthday :)

gwaciemcgeek said...

Congratulations on your first birthday!

I posted the link on my livejoural:
http://gwaciemcgeek.livejournal.com/

Cafe Fashionista said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I've only just found Charade, and already I'm smitten. Here's to another wonderful year! :)

Niyousha said...

congratulations :)

your banner on my blog:
http://thatsillytalk.blogspot.com/2009/08/central-park-stan.html

Lisa said...

Congrats, Megan, and happy birthday to Charade! This blog truly is one of the web's gems and I am wonderfully addicted to it! Thank you for all of your thoughtful posts and hard work this year!

Mina Maundrell said...

just wishing happy birthday to charade and to you congratulations for this magnificent blog :)

Alice said...

Well done Meg! and Happy birthday Charade! your cute little banner is in my sidebar (not that anyone visits my blog!)http://madmakeanddo.blogspot.com

And over here is my bird song of your praises! /http://twitter.com/Ally_doo_lally

Marie said...

I feel like I'm constantly plugging your blog :P

http://theprincessisalie.blogspot.com/2009/08/friday-finds-4.html

Voila Megan said...

Thanks everyone!

Marie - I'm so so so so so so thankful that you do! You're a real star.

Leia said...

Happy Saturday Megan! Just letting you know that I've posted your banner on my blog; scroll down to the bottom of this post and you'll find it!

http://hifashionsl.blogspot.com/2009/08/leopard-print-tights.html

xx

Dubai Stylista said...

Megan, congratulations on your first year as a blogger! I love coming back and taking in all the wonderful advice you offer. :)

hannah said...

this is my entry for covert candy! woohoo!

hmlewis75@yahoo.com

Ella said...

Happy Birthday Charade :)

Posted your banner to my blog:
http://shlemie.blogspot.com/2009/08/happy-birthday-charade.html

teetharejade said...

ahhhw it seems my comment hasnt been posted. anyways.
congraats, happy birthday und kisses!
thats gonna be a great week :> nice idea
i've posted your banner on our blog btw :>

sophi said...

your banner in www.sopimala.blogspot.com

Damsels said...

happy bday . so if we put up the banner we have a chance to win any one of those?

i put it up on my blog
weweredamsels.blogspot.com

Voila Megan said...

Damsels - Sorry, it's a tad confusing! Putting up the banner enters you for the week long competition to win a goody bag from me. All the others comps require you just to leave a comment. Hope that's clear!

The Tiny Giraffe said...

Happy Birthday!! I posted the banner on a post on my blog, and I've got you linked on the blogroll on the left side of the page :)

http://thetinygiraffe.blogspot.com/

Alesha said...

Happy Birthday!

Here's the link. Great Stuff.

missdollface.tumblr.com

Alesha said...

Entry for Covert Candy.

Ria said...

I tweeted via vonilicious. Here's hoping my luck changes for today.

Anonymous said...

Hey i only have twitter so the banner would not fit!!
:( very gutted but i have posted a link. xx
http://twitter.com/88fayes88

Alesha said...

Jesophi Entry

two sugars please said...

happy birthday charade!!!!!
http://twosugarsifyouplease.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I linked to you here: http://www.proficiscamur.com/2009/08/guarding-sweaters.html

Kristina said...

I posted the banner on
modernmayhem.wordpress.com
krisaki.wordpress.com

and links on my facebook and myspace under
Kristina Phelps

Dee said...

ooh I love surprise presents
http://awkwardramblingsawkwardmind.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Hurray and happy birthday to Charade! I adore what you to here Megan - I'd rather read Charade than a thousand glossy magazines!

I tweeted your giveaways here http://twitter.com/SaraStargirl

Will add to a blog post asap and post again x

Jenny said...

Happy birthday Charade :)

I've posted the link on my Tumblr, hope this is okay:
www.jenergy.tumblr.com - the first post :)
xx

Megan Nancy said...

Happy birthday Charade!

I tweeted about your blog on http://twitter.com/Megan_Messina

Jenny said...

I've Tweeted about the giveaway!

http://twitter.com/Jennyfer__x

And I've posted the banner in my blog!

xx

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