500.

Hello again! I had other plans for my post today--until I logged into blogger and realized this post was a bit of a benchmark. It's my 500th post! When I wrote my first post 638 days ago, I had zero clue that 
blogging would become such a big part of my life...

Along the way, you gave me the courage to share my experience with melanoma. You embraced your natural color when you signed the sun savvy pledge with Danielle and me--and finally got me to pick up a self tanner ;) You helped us weather the unexpected exit of our little Lucy last March. You celebrated with us when our wedding got some airtime on one of my favorite websites and in a beloved magazine. You pick me up via comments and twitter when I face challenging days. You've shared countless stories of long distance and created phenomenal outfits for Friday's Fancies week after week...and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

I could share countless other examples of how you've affected my life in the last 20 months, but I think you'd get bored. Suffice it to say, you've allowed me overcome some major hurdles in my life and you've rejoiced alongside me in the highest of highs. For that, I say thank you.

My first post may have been a bit lackluster, but I'm so glad I kept with it to find all of you!


P.S. I'll see you at midnight for another round of Friday's Fancies! Remember: any + all fashion posts are welcome :)

23 comments:

  1. Congrats, Love!!! So glad I had the chance to meet you- and find your blog. It's one of my daily reads!!
    xoxo

    Alissa
    alissakelly.blogspot.com

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  2. So exciting Alison! As you know, your blog was one of the first I started reading before I started to blog and I absolutely love looking daily at your beautiful blog! Keep up the amazing job, I'm so inspired by you, your designs and your love of life!

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  3. Congratulations! You're blog is such an inspiration and I enjoy reading it. I hope my blog will be an inspiration to others one day. :)

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  4. Bravo! Your blog is beautiful and so inspiring!!! xoxo

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  5. Congrats!! :) :) Here's to 500 more!
    xoxo,
    Leigh

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  6. woohoo! can't wait for the next 500 :)

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  7. yey, congrats {AV} and happy anniversary i guess! i love coming here every day, so here is to the next 500 :) xx

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  8. This is way too cool {av}... I love it!! Congrats x's 500! :)

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  9. Love you and your blog! Congrats on 500 posts. You are about to hit more milestones! You are at nearly 2000 GFC followers! You know we expect a post for that too. LOL! Have a great day! Stacie xo

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  10. Congrats on 500 posts! What a huge accomplishment! As a new-ish reader, I had no idea you had melanoma. I work in cancer research so prevention is a big mantra of mine! I love the idea of embracing your natural color :)

    This post is definitely inspiring to me as a newbie blogger - can't wait to see where this journey takes me.

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  11. I found your blog fairly recently, and I am just so happy that I did! Your posts make my day, and yours is the first blog I visit every morning! :-)

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  12. I'm so glad i found your blog shortly after i moved to rhode island! I wish i could have attended the boston blogger meetup but hope we can another time. also, small world but your in junior league with my friend shelley!

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  13. So exciting! Love your blog and so happy for this milestone! xo

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  14. Congrats girl! I hope I'm half as successful as you have been in my own blogging adventures:) Keep up the good work!
    www.winetastegirl.com

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  15. Such an inspiration to me an so many others!! Just sent you an email....it was WAY too long to be a comment but thanks for sharing your life with us via blog. I don't comment TOO often but your blog speaks tome and I think it's fantastic :)

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  16. So very exciting! Congrats on 500 lady! And here's to another great 500 more :]

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  17. 500?! How very wonderful! Congratulations! And thank you for blogging, you're always inspiring :)

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  18. congrats on your 500th post chickadee! i cant believe how fast time has been flying by, it seems like just yesterday we were starting to chat! so happy to have you in my life! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  19. Congrats lovely lady--cannot wait for the next 500! :)

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  20. Congrats on such a milestone! I'm so happy you found my blog and thus I got to find yours :) Can't wait to read more and I hope to make it all the way to 500 posts myself one day!

    Stephanie
    twenty-something

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  21. CONGRATS girl!! just caught up on all of your posts from the past two weeks! I have definitely been MIA! miss you!!!

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