Thursday, August 12, 2010

Birthday á la Mode Turns 1 + FREE Giveaway!!

Hello Chéres!

Today is a cause for celebration. Why? Because, it's my blog's birthday! *throws confetti*
It seems like it was just yesterday when I wrote up my first post. Now, 103 entries later, here I am :)

I first started this blog as a way to keep a positive attitude about all things big and small. Exotic and plain. Creative and exciting.
My thought process was, if I focused all my energies on things that I love, it would make my life so much brighter. Everyone should focus on the things that make them happy and live everyday like it's their birthday. That's the mantra I try to live by ⎯hence, BALM (Birthday á la Mode) was born!

I'll admit that I never thought anyone would be remotely interested in what I had to say, but, I'm happy to see that my readers enjoy what I write and actually interact and send me emails. For that, I would like to say THANK YOU!

Keeping up with good spirits and positive energy, I would like to show my appreciation to all you lovely readers out there. I am hosting my first BALM giveaway! The lovely prize is a $50 gift certificate to one of my favorite (cause that's what it's about) stores: Sephora. To enter to win, you all need to do just TWO things: 

1. FOLLOW (if you're not already) the blog. You can do that by clicking the "follow" button on the right hand side of the homepage. You may have to scroll down a bit to find it.
2. FILL OUT THIS FORM. It's quick (7 easy questions), painless and pretty self-explanatory. Just in case though, instructions can be found at the top of the page. 
Giveaway entry ends one week from today. I will select (at random) and announce the winner on Fri, 8/19!

That's it! So, to everyone GOOD LUCK and THANK YOU again! Can't wait to see what the next year holds :)

Celebrate the future!


  1. Happy Birthday to this fabulous blog!

  2. Happy Birthday BALM! **throwing pink confetti**

  3. Happy B-day Balm!! wishing u many more years to come.