Friday, February 10, 2012

PPF Turns One!



One year ago today (thanks to the prompting of my sister-in-law), I took a leap into the world of blogging.  I still laugh when I think back to those early posts, my pathetic generic site design & the mediocre outfit pictures.  But, I am so thankful that I stuck with it - it's been an incredible journey and I honestly wouldn't change a thing!  There are so many people I need to thank...without whom, this blog would not be what it is today.

First & foremost, I have to thank you, my readers.  You are the reason that PPF exists!  My sole purpose for starting this site was because I wanted to help & connect with other women.  I so appreciate your comments & feedback - getting to interact with you on a daily basis brings me such joy.  I can't thank you enough for your loyalty & support...it truly means the world to me.

Secondly, my husband - who has been, hands down, the biggest fan of my blog.  He has taken pictures for me in the sweltering heat, pouring rain, fierce winds & falling snow.  Plus, he has worked countless hours on graphics, programming and marketing for this site.  Oh, and he also puts up with my shopping habits when I get a little out of hand and gently reminds me to keep the "penny pincher" in my fashion.  Love you babe! J

And last (but certainly not least), my blogging friends...who have encouraged me, inspired me & helped me along the way.  There are truly too many to name here, but the girls I can't imagine life without are: The Stylish Housewife, Pencil Skirts & Lattes, The Average Girl's GuideMy Dressy Ways, The Frugalista Diaries and Simplicity is Ultimate Sophistication.  Thank you ladies for your friendship, for making me laugh & for cheering me on...I'm so grateful for each one of you!

Here's to many more years of fabulous & affordable fashion!!



What I'm wearing:
Zara top, Old Navy skirt, Fabulous on a Dime necklace (here), Lips: Maybelline Fifth Ave Fuschia, Nails: Milani Neon Totally 80's

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44 comments :

Margara said...

Congratulations!!! Heres to many many more!
Xoxo
Margara

Styleclouds said...

That is such a lovely post!! Congrats on the first year - supposedly the toughest! I am looking forward to many more! :-) Have a wonderful day and a lovely weekend! xo, Christina

http://www.styleclouds.de

Alysson said...

yayy!!! Happy blogging birthday :) LOVE the fun balloons! I have that skirt...love the way you styled it!
PS..fun nails!

Tiffany* said...

Happy 1y Year Blog-versary! Love these pictures-they turned out really well and it looks like you had fun with the balloons :)
best wishes on many more years of blogging!
beijos*
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

April said...

How exciting for you!! Wishing you a very special, very happy (blog) birthday!!

Lei said...

Congrats!!! Love your blog!

My Dressy Ways said...

Happy one year anniversary Kimberly! This is the cutest anniversary post ever, I love the balloons! It's been a great first year for you and I know there is more in store.

Thanks for the shoutout, you know I feel the same about you and all the ladies you listed!

P.S. I love that top!!! The shoulders are amazing!

Crystal @MissCrystalMakeup said...

Congrats on one year! I always look forward to your posts. You look beautiful!
xo~Crystal

In The Know said...

I can't believe that skirt is Old Navy - It definitely looks expensive! Great look. Congrats on one year! I just got started with my blog and I love hearing that you're glad you stuck with it. :)
Jess @ In The Know
intheknowstyle.blogspot.com

Christinah715 said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging... here's to many, many more!
Also, I love this outfit! Is the skirt recent Old Navy? I've decided I need it. :)

Megan Muller said...

Yay! Happy Blog-day! And cheers to many more years of sharing your life with your readers :)

Meg
@MissMegasaurus
www.glamoroushustle.com

Really Petite said...

Awe Happy 1 Year blog anniversary! I love your outfit..that pink skirt is to die for. Love the candid pics w/the ballons. You are gorgeous! You remind me of a LOFT model...:D

Bravoe Runway said...

Congratulations on your 1 year blogoversary! Love the photos and the balloons for the occasion! All the best as you continue into the next year :)

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

what can i say girl...i can't believe it's only been a year! it truly feels like i've known you forever (even though we've never technically met)! lol. you have the biggest heart and are just the sweetest person ever. thank you for being you and for always listening. i am so happy we found each other on the great world wide web! congrats on your one year blogiversary! this is such a cute post! keep up the good work...i truly look forward to your posts ever day!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

P.S. I just showed my husband your wardrobe room and he FINALLY agreed that i can turn my office into one! he'll agree to anything to get all of my clothes off the floor! where did you find the hanging rods/brackets??? YAY!

BmoreLoveLeigh said...

Happy one year anniversary!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

Yay congrats! here's to many many more years of blogging. I'm so happy I found you, and I couldn't imagine the blogosphere without any of you amazing ladies, I never knew i could make such genuine great connections with this!

And this outfit, is amazing, love the balloons!

XOX

Rachels Lookbook said...

Congrats!!!!! How exciting :) You look gorgeous, love the pink skirt! These pictures are so fun! And THANK YOU for always sharing such inspirational outfits and great deals!

xoxo, Rachel
http://www.rachelslookbook.com/

Fashion Tales.... said...

This is so sweet of a post and love the colours in
the ballons & your skirt. Happy birthday to your lovely blog! xo. :-)

an said...

happy blogaversary! Love your blouse <3 xox

Alyson said...

Yayyyyy! Happy birthday to one of the cutest, most amazing bloggers I've met along this journey. Your blog is undoubtedly one of my favorites and I, too, couldn't imagine life without 'meeting' you! Here's to Fall NYFW!! xoxo
{ps: the balloons?! LOVE!}

With Each Passing Day said...

Congrat and Happy 1 yr Anniversary! The balloon looks so fun. What a fun way to celebrate! Cute outfit.

Annalise said...

Congratulations! You look beautiful, as always! The Dime necklace is incredible. and that first pic of you laughing is so adorable. Have a wonderful weekend and *cheers*!
xx-Annalise
EstoyJeSuis.blogspot.com

Femke. said...

Aahh soo cool! :D
Love the energy'!

XOXF.
www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

Congrats on a year, even though I only found you recently, I'm certainly glad I have! The balloons were such a fantastic idea!

Veronica P. said...

beautiful pink skirt ! well done dear!

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

Congratulations on ONE YEAR... Wow!

Sounds like the hubby is pretty cool.

Oh yea, LOVE that skirt, too!

http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

GlamorousGirl said...

cute!!!

http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

Lauren said...

I just found your blog through daily buzz style, and I love your commitment to color! That pink skirt is amazing--I haven't shopped at Old Navy in awhile, but it looks like I need to give it another look. Happy blog-o-versary.

Kim-an said...

The pictures are stunning!
Love the balloons atmosphere!

Kisses
http://preppygossip.blogspot.com

Temporary:Secretary said...

happy blog birthday!! x

dreaming en francais said...

Congratulations! Just stumbled upon your blog and am loving it.. I'm obsessed with your bright pink skirt xo

http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

awww Kim!! Congrats on one year, sweetie!! It's been SO GREAT getting to know you, it's certainly been one of the most fulfilling and unexpected parts of having a blog and I'm so thankful!! Can't wait to hang out with you in September... think of the mischief!! muaahahaha ;)

-Sarah

Heaven said...

Amazing photos!
Very Nice blog <3

I invite you to
http://fashion-whoknow.blogspot.com/

The Fashionable ESQ said...

The one year blogiversary is a big deal:) I just had mine in January.

Happy blog birthday. :D

http://www.thefashionableESQ.blogspot.com

Kristina said...

Ah, KIMBERLY! That's your name. Well happy birthday Kimberly! Thank you for being such a wonderful blog friend as well. Here's to many more years of PPF.

♥ Pretty Shiny Sparkly

Rebecca from See Me Rwar said...

Happy blog birthday! I love your outfit! That pleated skirt is so cute.

See Me Rwar

Erika of Style Activist said...

omg this is so cute! congrats on the blog-anni. keep it up, things keep getting better and better around here :)

xo,
E

Fashion By Alicia said...

Happy One Year!! This look is perfect for celebrating your blog's anniversary!

Mae said...

congratulations on your anniversary! so happy I found your blog. and you look absolutely gorgeous! that skirt, that necklace and your hair...perfect!
xx

Whitney Cosgrave said...

Congrats!

~Lara~ said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!! That is very exciting!!!!!!!! :)

Alexa said...

congrats!! Is that old navy skirt recent? I love it!


http://brightandsassy.blogspot.com/

Taylor Morgan said...

Adorable! Love the pick skirt! so cute :)

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

Happy blogoversary! :D Here's to many more posts and outfits :) sorry if it's starting to look like I am spamming your blog by the ay, I'm catching up on my feed. haha! xo Nikki

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