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Bitch! Where the hell have you been?

3 months! 3 MONTHS!! 3 MONTHS!!!!

Yeah, sorry for being a shitty blogger these past few months. Life has simply gotten in the way. So this is a mini-update of why I have been gone, plus a promise (that I hope I don’t fall short on) to get back into.

So in the beginning and pretty much through most of last year, blogging was something I looked forward to doing. It was an escape from everyday monotony and I truly LOVED it! When I had a post ready to write or publish, I would walk out of my shitty job at the end of the day and this was me…

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But blogging can be hard work sometimes. It takes time, to write, to photograph, to edit, to test, to review, plus that whole task of coming up with good content – or shit you think at least one other person in the universe might want to read. So sometimes there are days like this…

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But then you get a really good comment, or an awesome new follower, or some major website shares something you wrote, or you have a “They like me! They really like me!” moment when 2000 people share and like your post and it makes it all really exciting again…

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And sometimes you get sent free stuff to review and you just gotta do that dance…

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But then life smacks you in face and in my case it was a combination of things, though ultimately I had so many other things that I was seriously worried about, other necessary family, pet and financial responsibilities to handle, and a lot of job hunting stress that blogging turned into more work than fun for me.

I had so many posts in draft form, but could never get around to finishing and publishing them. I felt almost guilty and more stressed that I was some how wasting time blogging when I had more urgent issues to work out first.

Really, this may sound crazy and hell, I am crazy sometimes – down right ridiculous – I know, but I would be like “Yes, today wasn’t so bad and I have some time, I’m going to blog now!” and then…

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So since some of what I was dealing with has been sorted out and my stress levels have gone down a tiny bit that brings me to right now, tonight, this moment, my first little step back into blogging (which for the record has been fun to write), because its awesome and you’re amazing followers and this whole process used to be so exciting for me.

I want to get back to this…

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Here’s hoping ♥

 


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Due to no response from the original winner, after a second random drawing from the entries received… Congratulations Kate!

REMINDER:

Hi lovelies!

I have been meaning to do this for a while now and this really is a big thank you to all my readers, but especially those who have subscribed. I know I’m not always the most consistent blogger, but I’m going to work on that!

So keep reading for your chance to get some awesome goods 😉

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  • The main box giveaway is open internationally.
  • Bonus listed above is restricted to a United States winner only.
  • The prize may include cosmetics, fragrances, face and body skin care items, beauty tools, and more.
  • This giveaway will be open for one (1) week from the date of this post. Refer to the giveaway countdown in sidebar.

How to enter:

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First Name

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Optional, but much appreciated, LIKE http://www.facebook.com/samantha.chloeandisabel

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GOOD LUCK!!

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Ultimate Subscriber Giveaway!!

***This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered!*** 

Due to no response from the original winner, after a second random drawing from the entries received… Congratulations Kate!

Hi lovelies!

I have been meaning to do this for a while now and this really is a big thank you to all my readers, but especially those who have subscribed. I know I’m not always the most consistent blogger, but I’m going to work on that!

So keep reading for your chance to get some awesome goods 😉

  • Most important: You must be a subscriber, by email or WordPress user account, of this blog to win.
  • Bloggers.com and Bloglovin’ subscribers are eligible, simply include that in your email entry.
  • Please read all details of this giveaway thoroughly. Limit one (1) entry per subscriber. 
  • The main box giveaway is open internationally.
  • Bonus listed above is restricted to a United States winner only.
  • The prize may include cosmetics, fragrances, face and body skin care items, beauty tools, and more.
  • This giveaway will be open for one (1) week from the date of this post. Refer to the giveaway countdown in sidebar.

How to enter:

  • Each entrant must email artsyarchitettetheblog@gmail.com with the following:

First Name

WordPress Username and/or Subscriber Email Address

The following 2 bullets are completely optional:

  • Prize option may be tailored to winner – entrants should (but not required) also include in their email:

Skin tone: Fair, Light, Light-Medium, Medium, Tan, Deep, Dark

Skin type: Dry, Normal, Oily, Combination, Acne-prone, Sensitive

Hair Color

  • United States entrants interested in the jewelry bonus:

Include in your email the link to your preferred chloe + isabel jewelry piece, under $50, from http://samantharivera.chloeandisabel.com

Optional, but much appreciated, LIKE http://www.facebook.com/samantha.chloeandisabel

Each giveaway entrant will be assigned a number and a random winner will be chosen, after the close of the giveaway. 

The winner will be notified via email, as well as an update posted to this blog entry.

GOOD LUCK!!

Disclaimer: All products to be included in the giveaway are/will be obtained and purchased by myself, Samantha of the blog ArtsyArchitette.WordPress.com. I am not being paid or compensated in any way by, nor any brand/company are sponsoring this giveaway.  Giveaway gifts will be shipped by USPS. I am not responsible for items lost in the mail. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely of the blog owner. Thank you for taking part in ArtsyArchitette’s Ultimate Subscriber Giveaway. 


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M.I.A – Blame it on CHRISTIAN GREY!

QUICK UPDATE! 

Sorry, I have been out of touch with the blogosphere – besides work and life, all my (limited) free time has been spent with the “fine specimen of manhood” known as Christian Grey! And Ms. Steele.  I got sucked into the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James and loved (am loving – as I have decided to re-read them) every minute – its just captivating.

More on that obsession later.

But, I’ll be back in the next few days – with my April favorites and other silly things to share!