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A Blogiversary!!

Happy Monday morning!!! I'm pretty much bursting at the seams with excitement because today is my one year blogiversary!! I started B~Loved Boston on this day one year ago and I can't even tell you how much joy this little blog has brought to my life in this last year!! I can't thank you all enough for all your comments, emails and friendships you have given me!!! I'm so lucky to have you all as blogging friends and some of you that have even turned into IRL friends!! A little sappy, but it's true! I have a special treat at the end of the post as a token of my appreciation!! But before that, let's talk weekending!! 

Engaged!! 

I got the best news on Friday night that my cousin and his girlfriend are now engaged!!! I'm so excited for them and can't wait to celebrate NYE with them!! Forget "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," we're ready for "My Big Fat Russian Wedding!!"

That's A Wrap

I decided that after a great workout I needed to get my holiday shopping started! Not realizing one of the gifts was way too big to hide, my only option was to wrap it!! I have to admit this made me want to get our tree up soon!! 
For the last year Gary has been working hard at establishing a new chapter of his business fraternity at Northeastern University. Saturday night we were finally celebrating the new chapter being installed with a banquet all the collegiate's put together!! 

Toasting 

Sunday my friend Jackie and I were toasting to a very special bride saying "I Do" next summer and clearly talking about my favorite subject...weddings!! As a side note - if any of you want a gluten free recipe for those mini muffins, let me know!! 

Relaxing

Sunday night ended in the best way possible: a fresh gel manicure & some light reading!! 

And now onto the fun stuff...

Rather than deciding what gift card to share with one of you - I decided it was best to let you pick your prize!! I also have a few of my favorite things that will just have to be a surprise for the winner!! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Hope you all have a wonderful start to your week and don't forget to link-up and share your weekend with us!! 
xo,
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115 comments

  1. Happy Blogaversary! What a great milestone that you have reached and it looks like you had a fun weekend in order to celebrate! Congrats!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  2. Happy Blogaversary, sweet friend. I'm so glad you wrote a blog, so we could 'connect!

    Hooray engagements, I love love!

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  3. Happy blogiversary love!!! So excited and happy for you and definitely glad I found your blog and we've become such good friends! Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! Congrats to Gary on establishing that new chapter! And I'm right there with you, I want to put our tree up too LOL. Happy Monday doll!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  4. Happy blogiversary!! So exciting about your cousin getting engaged!

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  5. Happy one year!! This is such an amazing milestone! I've loved following along with you on the journey and I can't wait to see what else is to come :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  6. Happy anniversary to one of my FAVE blogs! Wow - can't believe you have only been around here a year. I love all your posts - the updates, Weekending of course, the fashion, etc, etc etc. I still can't get over your Leathered Up post from a few weeks back. I need all of that in my life!

    Thanks for putting a smile on my face and generally an idea in my head about 4 times a week...more if I'm lucky! =)

    xo

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  7. Congratulations on one year of blogging! It's an exciting milestone :)

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  8. happy blogerversary!! i love your weekend posts :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  9. That picture of your cousin......I mean I can just feel the excitement of that moment! Yeah for your Anniversary!!!!! You look so gorgeous in that picture with the purple on! Looks like a fabulous weekend! xoxoxo

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  10. Congratlations and happy blogiversary! Sound like you had a fun weekend!!

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  11. Happy blogiversary! I always love reading your posts and look forward to many more years of them! It sounds like you had a jam-packed, super fun weekend :)

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  12. Happy blogiversary and congrats on starting a new chapter! That is awesome!

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  13. Love love LOVE your wrapping paper! And happy blogiversery!!!

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  14. Happy blogiversary!! And sounds like it was a great weekend - congrats to your cousin! I love that wrapping paper you used and it's also making me excited to put up my tree! xoxo

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  15. Happy blogaversary gurlie!!! Yayyy for your cousin, can't wait to see the recap on their wedding! Loving that purple dress you're rocking at the banquet. Just keep doing your thing girl... love all your posts... weekending, product reviews, etc..

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  16. Happy blogiversary!!! One year goes by so fast does it?? Congrats on that, and congrats to your cousin! It looks like you had a super fun weekend--so much of it was surrounded by weddings or almost-weddings! :) Hope you have a great Monday, friend!!

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  17. Happy blogiversary, lady! Your blog is an absolute daily read for me, and I'm so glad that we've connected and become friends through this little community of ours. You offer such an awesome variety of content! It looks like you had the perfect kind of weekend - your hair looks gorgeous in that picture of you and Gary. Congrats to your cousin on the engagement! Happy Monday, dear!

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  18. Happy one year! And congratulations to your cousin, how exciting! That card with the feathery dress is too cute.

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  19. so glad we've gotten to know each other in this fab space! happy blogiversary! sounds like a great weekend :) xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  20. Happy Blogiversary!!! Congrats to your cousin, how exciting! Has he enlisted you help yet? ;) We must MUST must get together soon!

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  21. Happy 1 year of blogging! So glad we met!
    You and Gary are such a gorgeous couple!! Congrats to him!
    I must admit, we pulled out our tree yesterday! Mia squealed all sorts of girly squeals when we plugged in the lights, it was the cutest thing!! This is the first year we have ever pulled it out before Thanksgiving, but to my defense, I'm waiting a week or more to hang the ornaments! My plan is to have the newness of the tree wear off so that Mia *hopefully* won't be interested in touching it anymore and will leave the ornaments alone, ha ha!

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  22. Happy 1 year of blogging! And congratulations to Gary.

    My instagram was blown up with Christmas trees yesterday. WTH? Too early. I have all my gifts bought and cards done, Just need to wrap. Decor doesn't go up until after Thanksgiving though.

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  23. Happy Blogiversary! One year is a milestone! And umm, yeah I want the recipe! Yum!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  24. Congratulations on your blogiversary! So exciting! You are doing a fabulous job :)
    Traci
    www.waltzmetoheaven.com

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  25. Congrats on your blogiversary!!! I love reading your blog --- you do an awesome job…. :) xoxooxoxoxo

    Cheers to another year!

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  26. Yayy!! Happy blogiversary girl, you're definitely one of my favorite reads each day :) And what an awesome giveaway- I'll have my fingers crossed :) Have a great day!!

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  27. Happy Blogiversary!! My mornings are not complete without reading your posts. :-) Fab picture of you and Gary, you look beautiful. He looks good too hehe. We were talking to Chris's parents last night on FaceTime and they had their tree fully decorated already. I'm glad that you had a nice weekend and I hope that you are having a good day so far!!

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  28. Happy Blogsiversary! I'm so happy we met through blogland. ;) I honestly love all your posts but as a beauty addict the beauty ones are my faves! Congrats to your cousin and I LOVE that gift wrap!!

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  29. Happy Blogiversary! :) Congrats to your cousin and to Gary - what an awesome weekend! I am loving your posts and look forward to reading each day. Keep 'em coming!

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  30. Happy Blogiversary!! I was in Delta Sigma Pi in Tennessee!

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  31. Happy Blogiversary! And since I'm new around here - I think I would like you to blog as normal, until I catch up! Hahaha - what a sweet giveaway as well!

    And mini gluten free muffins? Yes?

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  32. happy blogiversary!!! such a busy weekend you had!!

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  33. Yay!!! Happy blogiversary!! That's so exciting!! Sounds like you had an amazing weekend too! Congrats to Gary!! Happy Monday!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  34. Happy Blogiversary!! I'm a little jealous that you can say you already have a Christmas gift wrapped! I just received a few gifts in the mail this week and I'm pretty excited to get them wrapped but I'll be a little sad that I can't put them directly under the Christmas tree since it's not up yet!!

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  35. Happy Blogiversary!! I love your blog and am so happy I found it! You're one of my favorite daily reads and you keep doing you girl :)

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  36. Congrats on your blogiversary! Great giveaway! I love your beauty posts!! Mostly because I'm clueless in that area... Looks like you had a great weekend!

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  37. happy blogiversary girlfriend!! love your blog.
    I have most of my christmas shopping done but I haven't started wrapping at all, ugh.
    congrats to your cousin (are you going to help plan??!) and of course to Gary, that's awesome!

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  38. Happy blogiversary and congratulations! You were one of my first real followers B and its been amazing reading your blogs everyday. You are such an inspiration! Your weekend sounded perfect and those mimosas have me craving one on a Monday morning. Yum.

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  39. and oh my lordy yes i want the muffin recipe.

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  40. Yay for your one year! Congrats! Sounds like you had a great weekend - yay for your friends being engaged!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  41. that pic of you from the wedding is SO pretty!! happy anniversary!

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  42. Looks like a great weekend! So much to celebrate!

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  43. Happy Blog-iversary my love!! It's been an AWESOME year following you and letting you keep me in style!! So SO SOOO excited for the NEXT big fat Russian wedding!! :)

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  44. Happy one year!!! I am so glad I found your blog and you are a person I follow daily. I love your posts and I love the fact that you respond to people. Many many more blogging years to come!

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  45. Yay! Happy Blogiversary!! Nice work on wrapping a present already! I think my tree is going up this weekend. :) Love that pic of you in the purple dress!

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  46. Happy Blogiverary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like you guys had a fun weekend! I really watened to get my tree up yesterday since the next few weeks are really busy but I just didnt feel like it. It was pouring down rain and I like to do a spider check out in the drive way before I bring it in. Haha!

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  47. Happy 1 year lovely!!!!! What a fun (and girly) weekend! Love it! Great giveaway too! xoxo

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  48. What a fun weekend! Happy Blogiversary!!

    I honestly love all your posts especially your weekending, shopping, and friday favorites posts.

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  49. So many congratses!! Yay for blogiversary! Yay for Gary! Yay for your cousin!!!!

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  50. Happy one year! Woohoo! I am a big fan of Russian weddings. Haha. Oh, and I love all your posts, especially your fashion ones. :)

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  51. I love to see your style posts!! Congrats on your blogiversary!!!

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  52. I love "day in the life" posts - always fun to follow along and get a peek into others schedules :) Happy blogiversary!!

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  53. Congratulations on your one-year blogiversary!! I'm so happy I found your little Internet corner :) :) and cheers to what sounds like an absolutely perfect weekend!

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  54. Happy blogiversary!! I wouldn't change a thing about your posts! :) You have a good mix of it all!

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  55. Happy blog anniversary! I have an addiction to buying wrapping paper and I love the one you chose!
    Oh, is there champagne in that orange juice? I sure hope so ;)

    xx
    Because I'm Obsessed

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  56. Happy Blogversary! It's encouraging to see how you've grown your blog in just a year! Gives me hope:)
    Congrats with all you had to celebrate this weekend too! xo

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  57. Congrats on one year!!!! And the fact that you started your Xmas wrapping is so awesome! I have some things hidden in the closet so I need to get started too!!!

    Kaitlin
    www.littlegoodiesblog.blogspot.com

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  58. I love weekend posts, since I live in Boston and get fun ideas!

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  59. Congrats on your Blog Anniversary!! So wonderful!! Here is to many more!!! I put up my Christmas tree this weekend but I haven't had a chance to wrap any gifts. I hope too soon.

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  60. Happy Blogiversary! I love everything about you and your blog...so glad we "met" through this crazy blogging world! And I must admit that your Sunday morning photo is making me want a mimosa RIGHT.NOW! It would probably help my productivity at work...right?!!?

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  61. Happy Blogiversary! Glad I found you in the blogosphere and love keeping up with you. Thanks also for being a reader of my blog :-) Wishing you many more successes in your 2nd year! xo
    -Morgan
    California To Carolina
    The Gym Bunny

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  62. Happy Blogiversay! What an accomplishment! I'm so glad I discovered your blog Biana! I read it every morning with my cup of coffee. Your fun posts and witty writing style always bring a smile to my face! Sounds like you had an exciting weekend :) Those mini muffins look scrumptious!!

    xo
    Kate
    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  63. Happy anniversary girlie!! I'm so glad you joined the blogging world 1 year ago! The flowers are gorgeous and the champagne looks divine!! What a fun weekend! Where did you get that wrapping paper? I love the design/color.

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  64. Happy Anniversary... wow only one year and look at how awesome it is!! You go girl!!

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  65. Happy Blogiversary!!! Looks like you had a really fun weekend. I could use a mimosa right now!

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  66. I love you and your blog. Happy Anniversary! I'd like to see more posts with pictures that are originally yours, just like this one. Not that I don't love the others!

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  67. Congrats to your cousin and a HUGE HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you! xx

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  68. Yay for your blogiversary! One of my daily reads, for sure! And this giveaway is wonderful!
    xo to you! Southern Style

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  69. Aww Happy One Year!! So exciting--it has been such a joy to follow along and getting to know you better :) I love seeing you decoration inspiration post--you have such a good eye!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  70. Happy blogiversary! So exciting! And looks like a great weekend too!

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  71. Looks like such a fun weekend of celebrations!!! Congrats on your blogiversary too!

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  72. Happy one year blogiversay!! It looks like it was an amazing weekend for you! I've just started reading your blog but I love it. I can't wait to see what this year brings!

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  73. Happy Blogiversary lady! That's so exciting and what a great way to reflect on the last year. I love just about everything you post so keep it up- you have a great variety of well written posts.

    xoxo,
    Meghan
    Southern Belle Secrets

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  74. Happy Blogiversary! It sounds like you had quite an amazing weekend. Thanks for the reminder I need to start my holiday shopping ASAP. I usually don't have mine wrapped until Christmas Eve, what a slacker!

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  75. Aw, happy Blogiversary my dear! So exciting! I love your blog and am so glad we found each other. :)
    I love pretty much all your posts so keep up the good work love!

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  76. looks like an amazing time! I love that fun wrapping paper!

    kelseybang.com

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  77. Yay for engagement and wedding planning! Happy Blogiversary, girl!

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  78. What a weekend full of good news! Happy Blogiversary!

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  79. Happy happy blogiversary and congrats to your cousin! What a great weekend full of lovely and exciting news!!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  80. I love all your favorites posts -- keep em coming!

    -Lauren
    www.prettypiecesblog.com

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  81. I always love any of your posts so you always do a great job whatever you do....

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  82. Happy blogiversary, I've always loved your blog girl! I love them all- your faves, fashion and B Inspired :) Congrats to your cousin!!

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  83. Happy Blogiversary! That one year goes quick right?! Love following along! :)

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  84. Congratulations, girl! This is such a great milestone! Congrats on all that you have accomplished! May the next year be just as fabulous! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  85. Happy Blogaversary to you! What an exciting milestone! I love to see post that tell me a little more about you, those are my favorite:)

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  86. Congrats on one year, that is so exciting!!

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  87. Happy Blogiversary!! SO excited for you, your blog is one of my must-reads! :)

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  88. Happy blogiversary to YOU!!! Love yor blog and you. Your posts are always so fun and always look forward to our email conversations. Xoxoxo

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  89. Happy blogiversary! I have to say...you are one of the best bloggers I know! Only one year and your blog is very impressive and you have so many readers. You are so great at commenting on other blogs which amazes me because I know you have a ton of comments to reply to. I like all of your posts...I find so many good recipes, home ideas, etc :)

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  90. Happy Blogiversary! I cannot believe you have only been blogging for one year! You're a ROCKSTAR! Love your blog! xoxo

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  91. Happy Blogiversary!!! Such a great milestone! You are so good at this, I see many more years in your future! I always love reading your blog and I don't know how we found each other but I am sure glad we did!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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  92. Happy Blogiversary!!! Your blog is definitely very inspiring and you have amazing taste!! :) Love your blog!!!

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  93. So Fun!! Happy Blogiversary!! I'm so excited to have found your blog TODAY!!! I will be following!!

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  94. Happy Blogiversary! I'd love to see more holiday posts. You have so many great posts and finds to share with us!

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  95. Congrats on one year!!!! So happy that we found each other through blogland - love stopping by here everyday! I think my favorite posts are just the lifestyle ones... weekend recaps, recipes you love, that kind of thing. Oh, and anything wedding :) Happy Monday!

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  96. Happy blogiversary! that's so exciting :)

    -Claire
    www.fashionandfeathers.com

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  97. Happy Blogiversary!! And your cuz and his fiance look so cute!

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  98. Happy Blogiversary to one of my very first blog friends! I'm so glad we found each other. Ok you and Gary look like the most beautiful power couple in that picture!
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

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  99. Happiest of happy Blogaversary!!! Many more to came! May your dreams, hopes and wishes come true. What an amazing you had a year and how wonderful news. Oh, I've been waiting to burst into holiday mood with decorations and all pretty things what comes with them yet not sure when would be the best time.

    xoxo Ra

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  100. Happy blogiversary!!!!! Love that wrapping paper! You and your hubby are like the world's cutest couple!!!

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  101. Happy one year!!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  102. Happy Blogiversary!! This is such a cool milestone. I hope my blog is this successful in a year! Any advice for bloggers just starting out?

    -Ashley
    http://www.beautybrain.org

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  103. Happy Anniversary! I enjoy reading your post! We started Christmas shopping in October and have everything that is purchased wrapped! Wish I could take credit, but it is all my husbands doing!

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  104. Happy one year!! How exciting! And looks like you had such a fun weekend! Those muffins look delicious!

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  105. Happy Blogiversary!!! Looks like a great weekend!! love the picture of you and Gary! Your hair looks so pretty curled like that! :)

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  106. Love this! Happy 1 year blogiversary! As a fellow Boston blogger, I love following along and seeing what others in the city are up to, as well as benefiting off of local recommendations that you provide through your posts! I wish you the best for the many years of blogging to come!

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  107. Happy 1 year blogiversary! That is so exciting! So happy to have found your blog!
    xoxo

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  108. Happy one year blogiversary Biana!! I love to bake during my spare time and those mini muffins look delicious! Looking forward to the recipe!

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  109. One whole year!!! Congrats!! So happy to have found your blog and be able to drool over weddingness with you :)

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  110. happy blogaversary! it's always great to hit these kinds of milestones :)

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  111. Happy Blogiversary!! :-) I love to see beauty recommendations.

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  112. Happy blogiversary!! What about a "day in the life" post??!!

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