One Year Blogaversary and a GIVEAWAY! CLOSED

One year ago, I found the courage to put myself out there and start my blog. I had just graduated college and was looking for a creative outlet to share my story, my interests, and to connect with others. I spent a few days typing up several random posts about DIY projects and travel and graduation and set up my first Wordpress blog. You can read my first ever post here about why I chose the name The Modern Austen. one year blogaversary

It has been a long journey so far, full of ups and downs. I've learned so much about myself, about my talents and interests, and about my personal style. I've been humbled by my slow progress and by meeting and being inspired by other bloggers and their successes. I've been challenged to try new things and focus my efforts on something during this difficult year. I am really proud of how far I've come and excited and anxious about where I'd like to go in the future.

Some of my favorite posts of the year include:

Scalloped Hem Lace Jean Shorts DIY Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Disney Princess Inspired Outfit Series: Week 12: Rapunzel Expectations vs. Reality My Top 6 iPhone Apps Remixing Dresses and Tights A Typical Weekend Visit for the Long-Distance Couple Blogging for Beginners Series Adelaide eShakti Dress Review Pantone-Inspired Spring Color Challenge: Poppy Red

This whole journey would not have been possible without YOU, my readers, my supporters, family, and friends. Thank you so much for encouraging me, commenting, inspiring, and reading! You have brought me so much joy and relief this past year. To celebrate my blogaversary, I am giving away one $25 Target giftcard! You can enter the giveaway below by clicking the Rafflecopter link. This giveaway is open until Friday, May 31!

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