3.25.2013

kinfolk vol 7 || a giveaway + some thoughts

Today is a milestone day for this special little corner of mine. It has been two years since I clicked 'publish' on my first post on this blog & a couple of months over that since I started blogging. In a way, it does not feel like two years. But that is the strange thing about time. It changes you. Slowly, but surely. You don't usually realize it while it is happening, till one day, when you turn back & peer down the small dirt path behind.

I have changed a lot since I started blogging. I am not that girl who used to spend an hour adding 20+ effects to a photo on picnik. I am not that girl who used to post almost everyday in order to get more followers, & not because she really cared about sharing her thoughts. I am not that girl who thought Blackadder ITC was the most amazing font ever & used it in her blog design. I am not that girl who used to use colour selection & thought her photos looked amazing. I am not that girl who used to get frustarted because her flash kept popping up & she had no idea how to stop it. I am not that girl who thought she looked 'professional' just because she had a dslr around her neck. I am not that girl anymore.

Sometimes I just want to delete my blog archive. I blush every time I think of all those silly blog posts I published, once upon a time. But I won't delete them. They show how much I have grown & changed, in both photography & blogging. And though there is SO much more to learn, I don't ever want to forget how much I have already grown & how I started out.

I want to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful, lovely, sweet, & brilliant people who have followed me along on this blogging journey. This is going to sound totally cliché, but I would not be here writing this post right now if it wasn't for all your sweet comments & encouraging notes, emails, messages, letters, & cards. I really mean it! There were times in the past when I considered deleting my blog because I thought it wasn't 'good enough', but you wonderful people kept me going. I just love you all BUNCHES! <3

And here's a little giveaway for all my lovely friends (& also for the ones I haven't met yet :)...
a Rafflecopter giveaway hugs,
e

p.s. this giveaway is open internationally. ends 4/2.

56 comments:

  1. Hmmm.... I'd say mint chocolate chip, followed up closely by cookies n cream :)

    But I will eat quite a lot of ice cream flavors, honestly! :)

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  2. Vanilla because I'm extraordinarily simple in my icecream tastes.

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  3. Lovely post Eve!
    And as for ice cream... chocolate. Hands down.

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  4. OH HEY. IT'S BEEN A YEAR SINCE WE BECAME FRIENDS. heehee. you're pretty cool.

    (all the smiles ever)

    and, favorite ice cream flavour? did you mean EVERY ICE CREAM FLAVOUR. but i have a thing fro mint chocolate chip lately. :)

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  5. Ah I would enter, but I already have volume seven. Great post though, E! :)

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  6. Any kind of mocha/chocolate combination!! :) Thanks for this giveaway.

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  7. Happy Bloggoversary, sweet girl! It's been a joy watching you and your photography grow over the past year and a half (or so) that I've been following you. You have so much talent, and not to mention: you are freakin' gorgeous! :)
    and my favorite icecream flavour is either coffee or butter pecan.

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  8. Good old plain chocolate :)

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  9. mint chocolate chip! :)

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  10. vanilla. because you can add fresh strawberries, chocolate, caramel, or anything you like. ;)

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  11. Blue Bell Pecan Praline 'n Cream. So, so good! Any flavor of Blue Bell ice cream is delish!

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  12. oh my worrrd I have wanted to get that volume! so badly! ;) hmmm...i'd have to say keylime pie yogurt blends. which is now discontinued, but still my fave. then coconut. then pomegranate sorbet. then...

    hehe. ilovemyicecream. <3

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  13. Chocolate. I'm pretty simple ;)

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  14. uh YES i'm winning this. favourite ice cream flavour? chocolate chip cookie dough, hands DOWN.

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  15. oh this is an awesome giveaway (and an awesome blog too!:)
    favorite ice cream flavor..woahh. i think I have wayyy to many...but I shall try to narrow it down to at least one:)
    probably...some kind of mocha flavor:) yummyyy!

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  16. Favvvv ice cream flavor is definitely the local milk shoppe's Rocky Mountain Raspberry. It's like vanilla with mini reese's cups--but instead of peanut butter filling, it's raspberry! SO GOOD.

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  17. Happy two years, Eve! I am so glad that I found your blog last year. I love it.
    Favorite ice cream? Either black raspberry, cookies 'n cream, or cookie dough.

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  18. Oooh!!! How lovely! I have been absolutely DYING to get my hands on a copy of Kinfolk {especially the new volumn ;)}.
    Favorite ice cream flavor? Hmm...I would say chocolate chip cookie dough and vanilla bean {yes, I'm boring} but I could give you a whole list of my favorite gelato flavors. *smile* Congratulations on your two year anniversary, m'dear! love ya | grace

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  19. Hands down Chicolate Chip Cookie Dough! Great blogpost, strummed a deep chord in my heart.

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  20. This is so wonderful I could cry.

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  21. favorite flavor? strawberry and chocolate! :D

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  22. Oreo! (Cookies and Cream)

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  23. Amanda Jordan25.3.13

    I love Coldstone's coffee ice cream!

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  24. I like espresso chip the best! So, so good!

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  25. my sister just showed me this book! i love it!!!

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  26. oh and my favorite flavor is probably mint choc. chip

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  27. oh! your blog is so beautiful! I just found it today. :) I'm following now!

    My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough.

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  28. I'm going to have to be boring and say chocolate ;)

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  29. mhmmm cake batter ice cream. THE BEST.

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  30. vanilla. but that's boring.. i have been on a strawberry and chocolate streak right now and i don't know why. i'm not really a fan of either..

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  31. this is a wonderful giveaway, eve! my favorite ice cream flavor would definitely have to be coffee. (:

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  32. My favorite ice cream flavor is actually one we have at the gelato shop where I work, and it's vanilla swiss almonds.

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  33. hmm... it's hard to pick a favourite. i would say stracciatella (italian name of cream with chocolate). but i'll eat any flavour if you give it to me.

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  34. i think it's a tie between dutch chocolate or mint. yummy yummy.
    AND CONGRATS ON TWO YEARS, BEAUTIFUL! keep on doin' what you're doin'. :)

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  35. lightly sweetened caramel gelato :)

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  36. Congrats, Eve!! Your blog is really wonderful, and it's so neat that you've grown so much in such a short amount of time. =) I always look forward to reading your posts!

    (and coffee ice cream has got to be my favorite. ;) )

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  37. Mint chocolate chip!

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  38. Cookies & cream (with extra Oreos). <3

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  39. Oh, oh, hum... I really like neapolitan. :)

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  40. Hmmm...favourite ice cream flavour? Probably anything with chocolate and if it's chocolate mousse royale from baskin robins then I'm a happy girl :)
    and...I love those photos!

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  41. My favorite ice cream flavor is Vanilla, simple + popular.

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  42. Favorite ice cream flavor- a bitter tie between mint choc chip and coffee.

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  43. Favorite ice cream? Definitely cookies and cream! <3

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  44. Anything chunky- so anything from Ben and Jerry's! There's this amazing Asian ice cream called ube macapuno that I love though :)

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  45. I have so many favourite ice creams -- especially anything by Haagen Dazs - but I like chocolate peanut butter.

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  46. Favorite ice cream flavor? Mint choco chip. Yum.

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  47. Cookie dough forever and ever amen.

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  48. Do I have to pick one flavor only? It seems like injustice. So strawberry, vanilla, a mocha it is, thank you very much.

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