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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I Heart You

Top: Forever 21 | Shorts: The Limited | Shoes: Old Navy | Belt:Thrifted | Jewelry:Forever 21

Prologue
Two days in a row of lengthy posts!  I am sorry.  I know your time is precious, but this post is dedicated to you, yes you!  Please read it.  Don't make me beg!! 

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My shirt speaks for itself today.  It's full of hearts and love!  It's a love that I have for each and every one of you who so kindly takes time out of your busy day to read what I have to say!

I was overwhelmed and humbled yesterday by tweets, emails, comments, Facebook messages and texts about my Big Sister Advice ramble.  You ladies (and one boy) seriously rock my socks off!!  I started  Because Shanna Said So on a whim and had no idea what I was leaping into.  I never followed any blogs or even knew how it all worked.  And in just five short months, I have met hundreds of the most amazing people from all over the world!

I think the the best part blogging is the friendships I have made with somany of you.  I have talked on the phone for hours with girls I have nevermet and feel as though I have known them for years.  I feel like Ihave met half of your families, played with your dogs, cooked in yourkitchen, painted nails together, walked into your closets and have become partof your everyday lives.  It sounds crazy, I know, but that's how feel andI am grateful for it.  I am astonished at how close knit and supportivethe blogging community. 

And for those of you who do not author a blog, but read along for grins and giggles, thank you!  I have such amazing family members, childhood friends (and their parents), college buddies, old neighbors, acquaintances and past co-workers who continue to stay with me and actually read what I write.  It blows my mind....beyond anything I ever expected!

If you are a blogger, you know that it is hard work.  It involves an enormous amount of time to take pictures, go through pictures, write, edit, write, edit, proof read, edit, proof read, comment, respond, get your name out there and all the social media that goes along with it.  It can be tiresome, intimidating, stressful and at times make you feel unsure of yourself.  But, when I receive the responses from each of you, it makes me strive to push forward. 

If I can reach one person, help one person, better one person, inspire one person, encourage one person and just make one person smile, my goal has been achieved.  I don't just blog for myself (though it is my creative outlet).  I also do this for all of you!

So, a heartfelt thanks goes out to you!  Thank you for joining me on this journey and being my inspiration!  No comments, tweets, likes, emails or messages go unnoticed! I can promise you that!

A double high five goes out to my hubs, Ross.  He is my photographer, proof reader, partner and biggest fan!

Cheers to ROCKING MY WORLD!!!




Today I am linking up with these two ladies.  Hop on over for some more fun!

pleated poppy

37 comments:

Natasha xoxo said...

I spot a Peter Pan collar! Love the espadrilles too! :)

xo, tasha
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Head to Toe Chic said...

This post kinda brought a tear to my eye. Blogging definitely is hard work but it's so worth it. It's amazing the friendships that are formed without ever actually meeting. I love it. Yesterday I was thinking how we should have another phone date soon :) I'm seriously in love with your top by the way. Did you get it recently? I love the collar.

Xo,
Angela

Always Maylee said...

Aw you are so sweet, just makes me like you even more! :) I feel the same way you do about blogging... who knew there would be so many nice strangers out there.

I'm loving this outfit, the collar, the belt, the shoes.. so cute!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Danavee said...

NICE thrifted belt!!!!! Love it!

Bravoe Runway said...

I love that top, the peter pan collar trend is something I've not yet tried but definitely on my list! What a great outfit, and also I loved the post below. I cannot believe you are turning 4+30! you look fantastic, and I hope you do restyle that striped dress, it'll look great anyway you decide to style it.

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

I love this post! And, I agree SO much ... I love sharing and having a creative outlet, but I love reading other blogs for inspiration, stories, comedic relief and pictures. I feel like I “know” so many bloggers out there and we’ve never met! So crazy yet so wonderful. I’m happy you started this blog and happy i found out - always excited to read more :)

xo everything-pretty.com

Blue Dog Belle said...

Love that belt lady! So cute! I love reading your blog, you're always so upbeat and positive! And you always make me smile. Hope you have a wonderful day :)

Jes said...

I love you, Body Odor Shanna!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Adorbs! That belt is amazing - love it! :)

Doranda said...

I am coming from the pleated poppy and I love your outfit! It is so fun and cute. I would love it if you would link up at my weekly fashion party.

Doranda
http://watchoutforthewoestmans.blogspot.com/2012/05/watch-what-im-wearing.html

Ashley K said...

I'm so with you I never knew what a great community blogging had to offer. Before I started I don't think I had ever read a blog and now I love catching up with everyone, it really is like having lots of old friends all over the world. All in all it is hard work but it's so worth it. and really thank you for putting out great interesting posts!

Ross Schneider said...

One word....HOT!! So proud of you!! You're an amazing woman...

-R

Robyn Moore said...

Awe. Blogging is a huge time commitment. One of my goals this year was to keep mine updated.....FAIL! So congrats on the good work and keeping us updated and entertained!
Hugs, Robyn

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

You are the sweetest thing, and I feel the same way! This whole experience is the most rewarding thing I have leaped into in a long time. Love your blog, keep doing what you do!

XO,
Erin

Simply Sarah said...

Agree 100% - the blogging community has been absolutely amazing, and always the "pick me up" that I need to keep my day going. It truly is a LOT more work than I ever would have imagined by absolutely so worth it. Thanks for the two great posts back to back Shanna! Love your outfit too; the peter pan collar is just too adorable girl!
Are you still doing the beach wave hair thing? It looks awesome!!

sarahsavvystyle.blogspot.com

TheTinyHeart said...

What a sweet post, Shanna! I agree that the best part of the blogging community is all the people I've connected with!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Object of Maya*ffection said...

CUTIE Outfit!! LOVE the wedges and the arm swag! I will have to check out yesterdays post!

Katie said...

adorable outfit - love the belt!! and I had no idea when i started my blog that I would make friends - and it has been such an unexpected blessing!!

tara said...

I'm going to need you to give me those shoes! I mean, that's what a true blog friend would do, right?

Lindsay said...

Seriously, could you stop being so darn cute!?!

Stephanie said...

Peter Pan collar! Love! Visiting from WIWW.

Landi Lausen said...

You're outfits never seize to amaze me! Loving this... the belt is the perfect piece to pull it all together! xoxo

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love this and I LOVE your outfit today!!

Amy

fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

Shelby said...

i'm so glad for your blog! i read it EVERY day and have taken TONS of great ideas from it!

Morgan Stone said...

You are just the sweetest EVER! Love this post, and I definitely feel the same way. Blogging is hard work, but it's totally worth it for all of the amazing people you meet through it! Also, I love your outfit as usual. That collar is adorable :)

xoxo, me

Just Another Shopaholic said...

You look adorable!!
Love the top!!

bridget anne said...

oh me oh my i looooove your shirt! cutest print & the collar is AWFULLY cute too. xo.

bridget anne said...

p.s. this post was also super sweet. it's truly amazing the friendships we make over the blogosphere! life-changing, really.

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

yay for wonderful blogging friendships! Love the color on this fabulous shirt!
xx
Here&Now

prettyanddelectable said...

What a sweet post! My blog is just a wee baby, but even I am amazed at how kind and positive the blogging world is. Keep up the great work and thank you for being so dedicated to your readers! :)

Annie said...

You are so sweet Shanna :) Blogging is such an amazing little world - so happy to be a part of it! Love that blouse you're wearing - too cute!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Heather said...

I love the heart pattern - I used to think it was cheesy but I'm coming around and recently picked up a shirt with a heart on it... and it just makes me happy :) You look so great in this whole look!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Johanna said...

Hi friend - I've missed you! I've loved catching up on your blog...so much great content and thanks for the bday wishes.

BTW, adorable summer outfit!

Marie Martell said...

Very cute and girlie look Shanna! Love wearing fancy shorts! Have a great weekend darling :)

xo Marie
http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

I love this outfit on you! Those wedges are the cutest shoes ever & the peter pan collar..you are adorbs!!! xoxo

Ruby Girl said...

you are super cute! love the print on this top and your espadrilles! xoxo linds {{www.rubygirlblog.com}}

jessica said...

Found your blog through The Tiny Heart! I love looking through all your outfit pictures! Such great style!

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