Tuesday, July 10, 2012

all the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.


One year ago today, the creation of beauty is art began.

What initially began as a project to fill the void in my professional writing career, quickly became my passion. I am immensely proud of how much this blog has grown since that day. It has gone far beyond any expectations I may have had.

In the past year, I have achieved more than I ever thought possible, both personally and professionally. It feels like the pieces of my life are finally starting to come together. (One of my biggest accomplishments though, has to be the interview I did for this blog with my favourite singer, Scott MacIntyre!!)

One of the greatest things I have gained from creating this blog, has been becoming a part of the blogging community. I have learned so much from every single blog I read, and every person who comments on my posts. I am continually inspired by all you do!

Thank you for all of the support in the last year - it means more to me than I can fully express.
Here is to another year!

“Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.” 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

xo Shannon

48 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your bloggy!

    xo Ali

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  2. Congrats on the one year! Keep up the good work! Def. following!

    xoxo,

    Allie

    http://sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com/

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  3. Aww, congrats and happy blogiversary :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com/
    xxxx

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  4. Congratulations! Your blog is great :)

    xxLiora
    lioraatsea.blogspot.com

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  5. Happy one year bday! It's been one year till I started writing on my blog also and I can understand this feeling of blogging and reading and making blog-friends.
    So glad to have known you through your blog :)

    MaryFashionLove

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  6. happy b-day :)
    nice blog!
    it would be nice if you visit my blog too :)
    ttcybeauty.blogspot.com

    xoxo

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  7. happy bday to your blog. It is lovely...would you like to follow each other?

    kisses
    www.fashionmemos.blogspot.com

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  8. Happy Birthday to your blog! I just passed my 2 year and I gotta say I really enjoy it. Started following in GFC and bloglovin!

    Check out my latest tutorial All American Inspired Look!
    http://youtu.be/wzrVVOk3w_U

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  9. yaaaay CONGRATS!! That's huge! So...I never announced or celebrated by Blog's Birthday hahaha....maybe I'll do a belated!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  10. Wonderfully written! All the best to one year of blogging. I feel the smae way. My blog is my baby, shich i feed and take care of :) It just gives me so much joy and i met wonderful, nice & cool people :) Keep writing girl!
    Janine

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  11. Congrats and Happy Birthday! May you last long enough to share many more posts!

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    http://thewritingsofaghanaiangirl.blogspot.com

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  12. Congrats! :)

    I have giveaway on my blog! Come and join! :)
    http://moonlightdreams-miadra.blogspot.sk/

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  13. Happy Bday to your blog¡¡and to you¡¡¡ xoxo

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  14. Congrats!
    First time here but...I´ll be back!

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  15. Congratulations dear! It's a big day! Many happy years and great followers to your blog! You're doing a great job sweetie!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  16. Congrats on your 1 Year! That's so exciting! Can't wait to see what you do in the next year!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  17. happy birthday :3 definitely do eat cake!

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  18. Congrats to you honey, you're doing a great job! xx Nini

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  19. happy b-day to your blog!^^
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it/

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  20. Well done, great achievement and great blog :) x

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. congrats! You have a great blog!

    <3

    Ps. that dress is great:P

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  22. BEL BLOG CARAAAA =),TI SEGUO RICAMBI? BACI TI ASPETTO <3
    http://thefashionvictimbyantonellabasile.blogspot.it/

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  23. Happy b-day to your lovely blog Shannon!
    I always enjoy every single post you do :)
    Cheers to the many more that will follow!
    xo
    Anastasia

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  24. Congrats dearr. I like your blog.
    Shall we follow each other? Let me know.

    x
    www.cherryfactor.blogspot.com

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  25. hi Shannon,happy b-day!lovely post, I love your blog and follow u now, follow back if you like:)

    xx chris
    http://chris-ed.blogspot.de

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  26. I just found your blog and adore it!

    Follow each other on Bloglovin / GFC? Let me know in the comments... I will be more than happy to follow you back!

    Xox
    Borka
    http://chicfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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  27. Congrats on making it a year! Can't wait to read more!
    Drey - highdollarhippie.blogspot.com

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  28. Happy blog birthday and congrats on making it to one year! Your blog is always a great source for inspiring posts, heartfelt writing, fun beauty knowledge, so it's good to know you really enjoy what you're doing and will continue to do so! =)

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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  29. Your blog is soo beautiful.love your post and the last one too!
    we can follow each other if you want! i already follow you!hope you do the same! ;)

    Follow us,Win gift certificate
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  30. Beautiful picture! ヅ

    You may want to check our blog & we'd love it more if we follow each other! ヅ

    http://fashionmoto.blogspot.com

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  31. Congrats on one year!!! It sounds like you have achieved a lot, including that awesome interview! I am excited to continue reading your wonderful blog!!
    :)
    Allison

    P.S. I'm having an INTERNATIONAL $75 Shopbop giveaway on my blog, so don't forget to enter! :)
    A's Fashion Files
    $75 Shopbop Giveaway!

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  32. Happy 1st birthday to your blog! it's so wonderful! and it will continue to grow!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  33. congrats, keep going!!!
    http://aprettylife13.blogspot.hu/

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  34. I like your blog, I like your style, everything is fine!
    If you like my blog, we can follow each other)))
    хохо
    Diana
    double-ganger.blogspot.com
    twitter
    facebook

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  35. Happy Birthday to your beautiful blog!!!!!! And here's to many more! xoxo

    www.fashionmavenmommy.com

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  36. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, DEAR! :)

    HAPPY B-DAY TO YOUR BLOG! :)

    KISS FROM POLAND!

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  37. Amazing!!!

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    xoxo

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  38. Happy b-day!
    Your blog is great, follow each other? :)
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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  39. Thank you for having such a good blog and being such a good writer :) Congrats!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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