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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Blogiversary Giveaway–It’s French Christmas Themed

I can’t believe it’s been one year since I started blogging.  November 2011 was my first blogging month and I almost let this month get away without recognizing it.


The best part of blogging is YOU.  It’s unbelievable how many wonderful people I have met this past year through blogging.  I feel like I have friends all over the world.

The highlights of my year of blogging: 

The Haven Bloggers Conference in Atlanta in June
(just a few of the great people I met – Shirley & Kim, I don’t have a copy of a pic of us)


Meeting Cat Bude from Sunday Brocantes during my trip to France in September.


I would have never met all these great people in person had it not been for blogging.
What an incredible journey this has been.
I thoroughly enjoy all the correspondence with my newfound friends.  It’s my favorite part.

HERE is the first post that I wrote if you want to take the time to read it.   As the old ad says, “You’ve I’ve come a long way baby”.

Hopefully I have many more years of sharing and blogging.


In honor of all my faithful followers and readers who labor along with me and take the time to read my musings and make comments, I’d like to offer some French goodies in light of the holiday season which is upon us. All you have to do for a chance to win is be a follower of La Belle Époque and make a comment on this post.


I thought I’d make the giveaway a Country French Christmas theme since this is what I’m going with again this Christmas season. I’m sure you’re not surprised at the French theme!


If you’re the lucky winner, your gift will include these 7 items:

Bonheur (happiness) embroidered ornament
Pierre Deux Joyeux Noël ornament
Paris soap
Pierre Deux toile sachet set
Gianna Rose drawer liners
Antique French porcelain shield number
Hand-stamped (by me!) jute banner



Again, all you have to do to enter is to be a follower of Kimberly Hites’ La Belle Époque blog and make a comment on this post.  The winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday, December 7.   You have over a week to enter.



Also, Please, PLEASE stayed tuned for a very special announcement coming soon.  It’s something I’m very excited about and I think you will be too!


Again, I’d like to say THANKS to all of YOU!

Au Revoir,


Michele said...

Best wishes for your Blogaversary, Kim! That's AWESOME!!

I love you are doing another French themed Christmas - it is so YOU!!

Thank you for this awesome giveaway, please consider me entered!! WOW!!

Can't wait to see what's going on...and going back now to re-read your first post. Always fun.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Happy Blogiversary, Kim! You've had a great year; and I always look forward to your wonderful posts! Thanks for a chance to win your awesome giveaway!

Peggy said...

Happy Blogiversary Kim! Thanks for a chance to enter your giveaway!
Peggy @ The Painted Pear

Maureen Wyatt said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! It's a long way to come from that first, scary click on publish. These are wonderful Christmas gifts you have put together for some lucky reader!

Betty said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary. I am a follower my email. Just love your blog.

Cat @ Sunday Brocantes, France said...

Félicitations mon amie! May your second year be even more wonderfully inspired! (and include many more trips to France to see ME!)

I can't express how happy I am that we met!


Nancy Carr said...

Love, Love your giveaway and your blog. Nancy Carr nancythedove@aol.com

pat in NY said...

I love your blog. Your giveaway is great. I look forward to all your 'frenchy' pics. Pat.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh Kim...Happy, Happy Blogaversary!!!...I know what you mean about the the very special friendships you acquire through blogging...Your blog and friendship has been so special to me...our giveaway items are so fantastic!...I look forward to another year of your beautiful posts!...next time..a pic of the three of us!..and I have one of you and Kim..will send to you!!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Of course I am a follower! Happy Blog Anniversary! I am glad I "met" you!

chateau chic said...

Congratulations on blogging for a year, Kim! It is a very fun journey. I'm already a follower, so thank you for including me in your drawing for this wonderful giveaway.
Mary Alice

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy Blogaversary, Kim! The time does go fast! This is a beautiful giveaway and I'd love to enter for a chance to win. I've been a follower.

chedeb5353 said...

Congratulations! Beautiful giveaway. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Dido said...

I am a follower and love your blog and would also love to win your Christmas give-a-way

Sooner Laura said...

Happy Anniversary! You've developed quite a following in a short time!

Unknown said...

Happy Blogaversary!!
Ohhh please count me in! I'm a follower!
Thanks so much for the chance:)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Congratulations ! The time just seems to fly. Thanks for all the wonderful and inspiring posts, giveaways, and friendship. May you celebrate many more years!

Olive said...

Happy Anniversary Kim. And what lovely gifts. The stamped piece would be just fine for me because you did it. I love your antique armoire. What a piece for your bedroom. xo, olive

Cristina said...

Happy Blogaversary, Kim! Congratulations! I'm a fan who hopes to find an armoire like yours someday soon. :) Best wishes!

Rani Engineer said...

Congratulations!!!! How time flies! Thank you for the opportunity to enter such a fabulous giveaway! I love the armoire and just read the christmas tree post. Your tree looks amazing!

JackieG said...

I would so love to be entered in the giveaway. Love anything French. I'm a needleworker and stitch many of the French designers charts. Great BLOG!

mitchiesmom said...

I'm so happy that I found your blog!! I have been following for about 2 months now - and really enjoy everything!! Congratulations on your Anniversary both blog-wise and marriage-wise!! A blessing to be sure!!

Robin Wilt

Susan said...

Happy blogiversary!
I also love everything French. Love your tree!

Lora said...

Love your style and enjoying seeing all your great pics. I follow your blog through GFC. Thanks for the giveaway!

Gen said...

You know I love your elegant sense of style coupled with that bit of whimsy you have. Congrats on your first year of blogging and here's to many more.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Congrats Kim on your one year anniversary!!! It has been fun blogging with you.


Kim said...

Aw, what a sweet giveaway. You are so kind to offer it. Congrats on your milestone. I'm a new follower and surprised that I only just now found your wonderful blog! Looking forward to going back and browsing around some more.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm already a happy follower and would love to win your wonderful giveaway. Happy one year blog anniversary to you.

Donna said...

Oooh, la, la! Happy Blogaversary! I would love to win your tres magnifique giveaway:) Please enter me, merci!

Judi said...

Kimberly, I have only been reading your blog for a month or so but I am thoroughly enjoying it. Thank you for your French inspiration!

Judi @ a bit of design

Stacey said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your blog. Isn't it fun? I just love blogging...love the inspiration, the friendships, and the sharing. It is very sweet of you to have a give away...I'm having one tomorrow. Come by if you can. :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Happy Blogaversary Kim!! Even though we never met in person I'm so glad to have you as a blogging buddy:)
Awesome giveaway!!

fresh modern said...

Lovely giveaway! Thank you for the chance to recieve such beautiful things.
Happy Blogaversary!

Follower on GFC Christine Sutor


fresh modern said...

Lovely giveaway! Thank you for the chance to recieve such beautiful things.
Happy Blogaversary!

Follower on GFC Christine Sutor


fresh modern said...

Lovely giveaway! Thank you for the chance to recieve such beautiful things.
Happy Blogaversary!

Follower on GFC Christine Sutor


Pendra said...

I've most certainly missed your beautiful giveaway, but I wanted to tell you how beautiful your goodies are and how pleased I am that I came across your site!

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