Happy Birthday, You Ol’ Blog You

I nearly missed Sweet Nothings’ first birthday last year, because I was so busy watching Captain America in my jammies and writing a cranky post about True & Co. This year, as we turn 2, I wanted to get started a day early so I could take the time to thank each and every one of you who has made Sweet Nothings what it is today. Your comments, Facebook messages, questions, criticisms, tweets, emails, and other responses are thoughtful, funny, and wise, and even if you prefer to read in silence and anonymity, I really and truly appreciate every single member of this little community. I always assumed I’d be writing for myself and a circle of five friends from college who were used to my nattering on about underwear, so realizing that people are reading from different states, let alone different countries, is truly humbling. Today’s post really isn’t about me, it’s about you, and to that end, I want to give you some presents!

I’m particularly grateful to both Dottie’s Delights and A Sophisticated Pair, who have generously matched my contributions to bring you these lovely prizes.  The giveaways won’t go live until tomorrow, the day of my actual blog anniversary, but I’ll go ahead and spill the beans:


  • One USD$50 gift certificate to A Sophisticated Pair (generously co-sponsored by A Sophisticated Pair) plus one full-size bottle of Eucalan Delicate Wash (generously donated by Eucalan) (USA/Canada only)
  • One USD$100 gift certificate to Dottie’s Delights (generously co-sponsored by Dottie’s Delights) (International)


While I sadly don’t have the means to buy gift cards for everyone (Gus and Ruby still need their dinner, after all), I do want to honor each and every one of you. To that end, I have made a $100 donation to RAINN in the name of the Sweet Nothings community. RAINN is the USA’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Their work includes educational programs, support networks, crisis hotlines, counseling, and recovery advice.

Want to win some lovely undies?  Come back tomorrow for instructions on how to enter!  The contests will go live at 7:00 a.m. EST on Friday, May 2 and will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 8, 2014. I will announce the winners on Friday, May 9, at which point a winner will have 72 hours to claim her prize.

See you tomorrow!

10 Comments on Happy Birthday, You Ol’ Blog You

  1. Lindsay
    May 1, 2014 at 10:13 am (9 years ago)

    Wishing you the happiest of blog birthdays, Sweets!

  2. Jessica
    May 1, 2014 at 10:22 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Blog B-Day! Although I usually don’t comment much this is one of my favorite blogs to read. I love your attention to detail and your honesty. Keep doing what you do 🙂

  3. Julia Lambert
    May 1, 2014 at 12:25 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy blog birthday! Thank you for supporting RAINN on behalf of your readers. That was a gorgeous gesture and very appreciated.

  4. Annie Cardi
    May 1, 2014 at 12:36 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy happy blog birthday! Thanks for bringing some loveliness to my reader.

  5. Katie
    May 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy blogthday (?)!! I’ve so enjoyed your thoughts on life, sweets, and underwear. Keep it coming! I live driving distance from A Sophisticated Pair so I WILL be entering 🙂

  6. Sarah
    May 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm (9 years ago)

    Yay for you! Thanks for two years of great writing. My lingerie drawer looks completely different than it did two years ago thanks to you!

  7. Virginia
    May 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm (9 years ago)

    Congratulations to Sweets, and happy birthday!

  8. jadekitty
    May 1, 2014 at 11:19 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy bloggy anniversary!

  9. Amber
    May 2, 2014 at 10:35 am (9 years ago)

    Yay, happy blog anniversary! Thank you for all that you do, and all of the beauty, knowledge, and food pics that you grace us with. You are truly one of a kind! xoxo

  10. Erica of A Sophisticated Pair
    May 2, 2014 at 1:46 pm (9 years ago)

    Congrats on the 2-year mark, Sweets! I have enjoyed following your blog and look forward to reading more posts in the future. Also, thank you for allowing us to help out with the prizes too and for linking to our preview posts on the follow-up here!


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