Happy 2012!  I hope everyone is recovering from their fun NYE celebrations.  Mine was low key, although I did have a bit of a champagne headache most of yesterday (this momma’s tolerance ain’t what it used to be, and a hangover is so much worse when you have to get up at 7 am to take care of a toddler, am I right?)

So the extra special thing about New Year’s Day for me is not only a new year and a fresh start, but my blog’s birthday! {pop pop!}  Yep, two years ago I started Oh Lovely Day, and published my first post.  It wasn’t even really intended as a blog – more of a journal for me to keep track of things I loved, wedding ideas I had, DIY projects I did for my own wedding, and things I learned in the planning process.  I just loved planning and designing my own wedding so much that once it was over I didn’t know what to do with myself.  That’s how Oh Lovely Day was born.  Who knew that little idea would grow into what it is now – a real blog, with real readers, and quite a lot of you at that!?  I know I didn’t!  I’m still so humbled and honored to have so many of you lovely readers who find inspiration from my blog, who take the time to comment, and who come back every day.  
As I said on Christmas, you’ve helped make my dreams come true by reading, following, commenting, and supporting this blog, so to show my appreciation I’m doing a week of fantastic giveaways!  Come back later today, and every day this week to enter a new one!  It’s my way of giving a little blog birthday gift to you.
And very soon, probably at the end of the week (I’m just working out a few final details) I have a very exciting annoucement to share with you all.  It is a labor of love and another dream come true, and I’m really excited to share it with you all!  xx