Monday, March 28, 2011

One Year

One year ago today I published my very first post. I can't believe it's been an entire year. So much has happened. I've sharedtraveled, and posed my way through all of it. This blog has had a bigger impact on my life in this past year than I ever thought possible. One of the main reasons is because of all the wonderful people I've met since I started Morgan and Lua.

In order to celebrate and show some appreciation to everyone who I have come to know in the last year, I decided to host a giveaway. I contacted two of my favorite, not to mention very talented lady friends, Merl of Clyde's Rebirth and Lisa of Tree & Kimball. They did not disappoint.

Merl created a Morgan inspired pendant necklace in the likeness of one of my favorite pieces from her shop. There's a single fish nestled among an assortment of real sea shells and gold toned vintage chains. I wear my fish pendant nearly every chance I get. It adds a unique touch to the simplest outfits and makes me feel extra special every time I wear it.

A few months ago Lisa created this vintage inspired lace necklace and named it after me. The olive toned lace and blush colored pearls fit in seamlessly with my personal style, which is one of the reasons this necklace has become a staple in my wardrobe. I get so many compliments when I wear it because it's such a striking and original piece. 
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To enter: 
Show me your best Morgan and Lua -esque post. I've definitely developed some repetitive styles in the last year, so for this giveaway I decided it would be fun to ask you to try and incorporate some of those in a post of your own. 

You could do a post including things like the following: a chambray shirt, lace up booties, layers, pendant necklaces, cuffed pants, neutral colors, or things like posing with your pet, talking a lot about tea, playing up your bangs, copying some of the locations I've been in etc. etc. It's completely up to your interpretation. I want it to be fun, so the criteria isn't strict at all. Whatever you do, if you can relate it back to this blog it will work! 

Post the look on your blog along with a link to this giveaway. Then leave a link to your interpretation post in the comment section of this post and you'll be entered! (Feel free to leave other comments as well. I'll go through and renumber all the entries once the giveaway comes to a close.)

One winner will be hand picked by me and the other winner will be drawn randomly. In order to further boost the incentive the hand picked winner will get first choice to pick which one of these beautiful necklaces they want.

I'll showcase all the looks on the blog and announce the winners on April 22nd! You have almost four full weeks to plan, photograph, and post to your blog. 

I'm hoping this giveaway will be a great way to meet new blogging friends, get some lurkers to come out of hiding, and give my current blogging buddies a free pass to poke a little fun at me (keep it friendly please!). This is meant to be light hearted, and I just want everyone to have fun while trying to win some free and AMAZING jewelry made by some of the most gifted ladies I know. 

I couldn't think of a more perfect way to use these beautiful pieces than to give them away to some of the people who have been beyond incredible and so supportive of me in this past year. Thank you times a million and good luck!
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Clyde's Rebirth   -   Tree & Kimball
Enter away. Tweet, re-tweet, tell a friend, call a neighbor, blog about it to your heart's content. Big thanks to Merl for creating the collage for me! I don't know what I'd do without all the talented, inspiring, and creative friends I've been lucky enough to meet through this community in the past year. Heart you girls.



Becca [Free Honey] said...

Happy blog birthday!! You've been such a wonderful blogging friend in the past year and I couldn't be happier that our paths have crossed through this crazy, wonderful blogging world.

Now - I'm off to kidnap someone's dog so I can do my best Morgan and Lua post!

David said...

Happy 1st birthday! Everything about your blog is great, but I particularly like all the great egg dishes! Now just post some recipes in year #2. (If a meal doesn't have a fried or poached egg in it, it could be much better)

Ashley said...

Congrats on the one year anniversary! I just discovered your blog and love it! I think you have some of the best pictures...good luck in the year to come!

tree and kimball said...

each & every time i see the pic of you holding onto the chain link fence with your legs out, i fail to see the concrete slab you are sitting on & instead think you have the most incredible core strength any human has ever possessed. just so you know. happy blog birthday, lovie!!!

rebecca said...

Happy Blog Birthday!!
rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

Emily said...

oh my god! I kinda want to go buy a brown wig so I can be extra Morgany!!!
This is so exciting. I already photography with Hurley, wear chambray shirts, drink tea like a mofo, wear socks over pants,... it's in the bag baby. Because those necklaces are kinda amazing.
This is such a good idea morgan. I'm kinda sad now that all i did for my one year was post a ... post. :S
Happy 1 year! can you believe all the crazy people we've met? (seperately unfortunately) Blogging is quite a crazy thing.

amanda said...

how fun is this????????!?!?!!!!! and probs the best giveaway EVER. hmmmmm, i'm gonna have to start planning. but congrats on finishing your first year!!!

SarahAnn said...

I can't BELIEVE that was a year ago.

everyone calls me bon bon said...

Happy blog birthday! Oh my goodness. This jewelry is incredible. Stunning! I just found your blog and I'm smitten:-) xoxo

A Certain Vintage said...

happy blog birthday, love the little photo montage...looks like a good year! and what a generous, beautiful giveaway. Lovely blog xox

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

happy happy happy blog birthday!! i'm going to go through my archives and pick something soon. xoxo

Della said...

Ooh, I love this! Giveaway with a twist! I think I know what I'm going to wear for your birthday post...

The Daily Fashionista said...

This is going to be fun:) I'll start brainstorming a little bit this weekend!! I already know my dog will be in my photo!!

Anonymous said...

Happy 1st Bday!! Just discovered your blog and love it!! Will be returning!

Sweet Laundry said...

This is a very exciting giveaway for me because I have always admired your beautiful pieces of jewellry and to have one of my own would make my year! I have a couple of ideas up my sleeves so I better get cracking! Happy Anniversary Morgan. I'm looking forward to another year of Morgan and Lua!

Along Abbey Road said...

Happy Anniversary! How exciting! Your blog is so charming and perfect! Love, love, love your photos. I'm definitely your newest follower!

Along Abbey Road


Happy Anniversary to your gorgeous bloggy, hun! I'm such a huge fan of your lovely photography & splendid outfits, your such a fabulous fashion inspiration. Hugs & love! xx veronika

Nicole said...

Happy Blogiversary! Here is me and my squirmy little pup:

(Lua is a saint in comparison, I swear! :)

Della said...

Yay, here's mine!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

okay here's my most morgan-ish outfit, though it's not quite there because i will always be a little too preppy and not bad-ass-y enough to be as cool as you :)

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

yay morgan! congrats on your first year of blogging, i'm so glad that we've become friends through the interwebz.

Sweet Laundry said...

I'm feeling like a bit of a copy cat, but here's my entry :)

Rach is Ordinarily Urbane said...

Yay congrats! Here is the link to my entry (thank goodness Amanda reminded me to enter!):

Lace up boots, neutral tones, a little menswear-y, and I totally had a mate latte before taking these pics :)

So glad to have 'met' you this year!


Lara said...

Happy blog Bday! I am a new follower but I am already excited about following you. I also love Clyde's Rebirth and Tree and Kimball. I only own from Tree and Kimball though.

eclairre said...

Beautiful! I'd looove to win!

Lynzy said...

Happiest blog birthday Morgan! As you already know I entered your contest here:

I cannot say enough about both of these necklaces...they have some talented gals behind them! :)

xo Lynzy

SWF_Terra said...

Here's to you, Lua and your fantastic blog. I'm honored to have you in my life.


I can't get over how similar we look in these shots.

Nenny Do :) said...
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Babes in Thriftland said...

Just finished my post! I hope you like it and I didn't make a total fool out of myself!


Santina said...

This is such a fun way to celebrate the anniversary of your blog, Morgan! I mean, it's especially awesome for all of us. It's your big day and you're giving away stuff - thanks!

Santina and Marley as Morgan and Lua: (Yes, I have no shame in using my cute kitty to win a necklace!)

Congratulations, Morgan! I look forward to seeing what the next year brings to you and Lua!


The Daily Fashionista said...

This was a fantastic idea!! I hope I meet up to you...that Clyde's Rebirth necklace!!! I dream about it;)

Best Morgan-esque

And happy blog birthday!

Between Laundry Days said...

Love ya, lady! Here's my not-so-subtle tribute of utter awesomeness to you:

By Sara Romero said...

Congrats on reaching a year with this baby. thats definitely worth celebrating. i am now following you. hopefully you can swing by and check me out and tell me what you think


eat.sleep.wear. said...

I know I am a little late! BUT here is my link that I posted last night. LETS GO FISH NECKLACE!

My Furry Accessory

xo, Kim

Emily said...

Hey hey my little sexy pirate.
In case you didnt know that I entered your contest, here's my linky dink
(that sounds dirty... linky dink)

myedit said...
There she is!!!!

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