I haven't been very active with blogging or much social media lately, but some of my blog besties...They've seriously got my back! It's a pretty great thing to know that your blog friends are checking in on you, checking in with you, and thinking of you on a day like National Best Friends Day. I've got some awesome blog buddies. I really and truly do.
When I first started blogging, I had no idea what I was doing. I jumped head first into what I thought was just going to be me writing and posting things that only I would ever read. I thought of it as an online journal of my family's little home-based business...But it grew into so much more than just that.
My blog has evolved so much from what it was back then in the beginning. It became a space for me to spend my ME time. A place where I could go and just write whatever and post it, knowing that somewhere out there, someone would get it. Someone would get whatever it was that I was going through. Sure, it's still a place where I promote the handmade community and my family's own small business, but it's also a place where I can share my thoughts and tell you the story of my life, because I've got friends here. Isn't that a strange thought when you think of it? I've got friends here on my blog? Friends who read my blog? Friends where I can go and visit their blogs and see what they've been up to lately? Friends that I've met through blogging? As crazy as it sounds, it's the truth. With blogging comes community, and even though sometimes I feel like I don't fit in, there's always a place for everybody.
The blogosphere...It's a place that I visit almost daily. There are people and blogs I know by name. And there are connections - real connections - made because of blogging. And for that - I am so grateful. My online friends are just as important to me as my real life friends.
Anyway, while I've been on a bit of a blogging break (and after attending my first ever blog conference - Bloggy Bootcamp), I've had some time to really think about a few things. Over the summer months, I'll be changing things up a bit. I have a few more product reviews already lined up to share with you, and I've got a couple of awesome giveaways already in the works. But I've made the decision that I'm going to get back to blogging. I mean, really get back to blogging. Things are gonna get personal here. Things are about to get even more real than they already have been here at 2justByou, and I hope you're gonna enjoy the ride with me! I never really shared pictures of myself before, and I'll tell you right now - that's gonna change too (no matter how much I cringe at the though)!
But for now...
To celebrate and welcome the summer season, and to give mad props to some of my blog besties, I'm hosting a spontaneous Lippies Giveaway! I'll be giving away some of my most favorite lip balms, and a few shades of lipstick that I really love.
Here's what you'll get:
* Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Set
* EOS lip balm in blueberry acai
* Favorite Lipstick Shades:
L'oreal - Raisin Rapture & Ginger Spice; Revlon - Blackberry
* Summer Must-Haves:
Burt's Bees Refreshing Lip Blam w/Pink Grapefruit
ChapStick Active w/SPF 30 sunscreen
Nivea: A Kiss of Moisture
That's a total of six lip balms and three lipsticks, over $25 retail value!
Giveaway is open worldwide and ends at 11:59 pm, EST on June 30th. 2015.
To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below!
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Much luck to you!!!
And be ready, because there will be more spontaneous giveaways all throughout these summer months. ;)
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