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amy in 613 turns one (giveaway)

Exactly a year ago today I hit the big old "ON" button on a little slice of the internet called That's right, today's my first blog-a-versary! And my gosh, what a year it's been.

In the lead up to my launch last fall, I received countless notes of support and encouragement from local businesses, brands, and social media followers. I truly felt this community was behind me and I was excited to see what lay ahead.

But at the same time, I wasn't sure exactly what to expect.

Would people read my posts? Would they find them interesting? Helpful? Informative? Would they come back every week to see what was new? I hoped so but I had no idea.

My very first local feature was an interview with entrepreneur Billy Altidor, of local start-up Over the Top Lifestyle. Remember that? Billy's the guy who made the OTT hat I wear everywhere. Boy do I love that hat.

One year and 70,000 hits later, I'm moved and humbled that you've joined me on this little ride.

So thank you.

Thank you for your amazing comments, notes, questions, stories, emails, cat pictures, food pictures, shoe pictures, all of it. Thank you for so enthusiastically entering my contests and for being gracious even when you're not the lucky winner.

I'm endlessly grateful for the support you've shown me, and It seems only right to celebrate my blog's birthday with presents for YOU. Local presents of course. Read on, it's time for a very special giveaway!!

amy's 1st blog-a-versary giveaway

This is a biggie. To celebrate my blog's first birthday I've got OVER $500 in presents for YOU from my favourite local businesses.

Here's what's up for grabs:

- Fabulous fall accessories from Milk Shop

- Vegan Pixie Mood handbag from Boogie & Birdie

- Ottawa wall print from Maker House Co.

- $50 gift certificate for Two Six Ate

- Fitness package from Iron North Studio

- The Babysitter's Club t-shirt from Victoire Boutique

- Cut, style, and haircare package from Mint Hair Studio

Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below: all entries are optional and the more actions you complete, the more times your name goes into the hat. Contest closes at 11:59pm on Thursday October 13, 2016!

Keep an eye on my social media channels over the next two weeks because I'll be sharing why I love each of these fantastic local businesses and will give you a closer look at all the prizes up for grabs!



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