Pop some champagne, y’all! It’s Something Pretty’s first blog birthday!
I could go on and on about how much writing this blog over the past year has meant to me, and how much it has helped me to find myself and figure out exactly what I want to do with my life, but instead, I would like to just thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for your love, support, comments, and encouragement over the past year. As a token of my appreciation, I would like to present the very first…
I thought long and hard about what would be the perfect gift to one of you in order to commemorate my first year of blogging, and I think I picked something pretty great! Not only is it by a woman I look up to very much, it is also a phrase that has become my motto, and a picture that has been my desktop background more times than I can count over this past year.
Emily Ley‘s catchphrase, “I will hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection” means to me that it is okay to fail or to mess up, as long as you conduct yourself gracefully and graciously. Remembering this has helped me through the inevitable hiccups that come with starting any new project, particularly this project of blogging and putting my ideas and inspiration out there with the potential for criticism. Grace, not perfection. So, today I am giving away one Emily Ley print! The “Grace Not Perfection” print comes in pink (shown above), grey, or blue. Her other print is equally relevant to today, so there’s that option as well–it reads “The joy is in the journey” and it comes in yellow, green, and teal.
To enter this giveaway, just do the following!
2. Leave a comment on this post telling me what your biggest source of inspiration has been this year. And don’t forget to include which color/phrase is your favorite print! You can see them all in Emily Ley’s shop.
3. Extra entry! Mention this giveaway in a tweet or blog post, and leave another comment to let me know.
I can’t wait to hear what has been inspiring you, because all of you have inspired me. :) Please note, this is not a sponsored giveaway, and I will be purchasing the print for the winner myself, just because I love it! This giveaway will be closed a week from today, at 9:00 p.m. (Central time) on Thursday, December 15th, and the winner will be announced the following day.
Have a wonderful day, and enjoy a cupcake in Something Pretty’s honor if you feel so inclined–I definitely will be!
Picture via Style Me Pretty