Blog Birthday

5 Feb

My blog turns three today!

It’s like the little blog that could. I’ve dedicated countless hours, sharing my inspirations, work and pieces of my life.

This blog has brought me friends (no, really), business and has allowed me to stay creative.

It’s been such a huge part of me for the last three years and it’s exciting seeing it grow organically.

Things are moving along for designstiles and I just wanted to say thanks to those who have been riding along since its inception and to those who are newly on board. And to everyone in between.

I thought I’d extend my gratitude by giving away one $50 giftcard to a place I should probably be a spokesperson for. A place I’ve mentioned more than Bams and Nora. If you guessed HomeGoods, you deserve a drink. Or you can just leave a comment letting me know you’d like to win. Close call.

Rules are easy, just leave a comment.

For extra entries, you can follow designstiles on any of these social media outlets.




Each follow is an entry.  If you’re already following along, let me know in the comments below.

I love this place. Just look at some of the cool items that can come home with you.

I will announce a winner on Friday.

Happy playing!

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36 Responses to “Blog Birthday”

  1. Kimberly February 5, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    Wow, three years?! Congrats! And, of course, I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest. :)

  2. Naomi (Design Manifest) February 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    Yay happy blog birthday! Isn’t it crazy how much has changed in three years?

    I’m a follower and I’d have no problem dropping $50 in Home Goods!


  3. melodynichole February 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Happy birthday to your blog and a big congrats to you! I’m following you on Twitter, FB, Pinterest and sometimes in my car. JK how creepy! <3 ya!

  4. AmandaDenee February 5, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Sent here by Melody:) and liked on FB & followed on Pinterest as well. Great blog btw!

  5. Kathy Epperly February 5, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    Congrats on your blog birthday! Your blog is such an inspiration.
    And I could always spend $50 at Homegoods!

  6. Jordan - Queen of LA February 5, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    a million congrats! happy 3rd birthday!

    i read always but comment never. boo me. i shall be better about it, i promise :) homegoods is my favorite store in the world so i am majorly crossing my fingers! xoxoxo

  7. Jordan - Queen of LA February 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    i also follow you on twitter – im @queenjord!

  8. Jordan - Queen of LA February 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    and on facebook too!

  9. Gisel February 5, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Congrats on your 3year anniversary! I follow you on pinterest. I hope i win.

  10. Olivia K February 5, 2013 at 8:03 pm #

    Happy anniversary! Homegoods is by far my favorite place to buy home decor!

  11. Monica D. February 5, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    Congrats on three years! You are amazing and incredible and btw I feel the same way about HomeGoods! As always, so proud of you!

  12. BCF February 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    Happy three years BCF!! Your blog keeps getting better and better :)

  13. The Sistah February 5, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    Happy Birthday Bloggy Blog! I’m so proud of you and I hope I win the Home Goods gift card. I could really use a new lamp in my new place.

  14. creestalina February 5, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

    OMG gimme! gimme! gimme! Happy Birthday, Designstiles and to many, many more.

  15. Meaghan February 6, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    Love catching up on your blog every week- great style and it’s funny taboot. Happy 3rd Birthday to Designstiles!

  16. Erin | Holtwood Hipster February 6, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    Happy, happy 3 years to Designstiles! So much work does go into each post, so this is truly something to celebrate. Yours is one of my favorite reads Irene. Love the inspiration and humor always found here.

    Love me some Home Goods…

  17. Colleen Boudreau February 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Thank you!! :)

  18. Colleen Boudreau February 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    I follow you via Twitter (@collifornia)

  19. Colleen Boudreau February 6, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    I like you on Facebook (Colleen Boudreau)

  20. Colleen Boudreau February 6, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    I follow you on Pinterest (

  21. Vanessa February 6, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    Happy 3 years!!! I think you started this blog just right before you started working with me. Awww the good ole days! Well we sure have come along way.

    So we gearing up to project manage and decorate our next charity project, so this gift card would be an amazing donation to our project.

    And if you would like to decorate a room, you are always welcome. I will have more details next week! :)

  22. megan February 7, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    happy bloggy berfday!

  23. Meghan February 7, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    Happy blog bday!! I have an unhealthy love for Homegoods….and I’m a longtime follower of your blog!

  24. Meghan February 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    I also follow your Pinterest and repin 90% of yours…

  25. Meghan February 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    …new Twitter follower…..

  26. Meghan February 7, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    ….aaaaaand Facebook follower :)

  27. Aubrey February 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    Three whole years! Dang, lady…and yours was one of the first design blogs I found and fell in love with (c: I’m pretty sure you still make me laugh on a daily basis, so congrats and keep it coming!

  28. Aubrey February 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    I have just confirmed the fact that I’m the worst blogging friend *ever* as the only other place I was following was Pinterest…

  29. Aubrey February 7, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    I remedied the situation by following you on Twitter, even though I have no idea what the {bleep} I’m doing there…

  30. Aubrey February 7, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    And officially FB besties. Hear that?? We’re FB official! Sorry TH )c:

  31. amanda February 7, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

    Happy three years! Agreed, Home Goods is like the mother ship. Id work there if i didnt think id get in fights in the stock room over pillows:))))
    beautiful blog


  32. Gilit February 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    Woohoo! Congrats! I’m following you on all media outlets because, hey, I need a full dose of stile ;) (swear I’m only that corny when I’m this tired)

  33. Carissa February 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    CONGRATS!!!! I totally understand the Homegoods obsession! I practically live there! What a great giveaway! Would love another reason to feed into my decorating addiction even more!

  34. Lorraine Bowlin February 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!
    did you ever buy your zebra from the …. was it in Long Beach flea market? I can’t remember!!!

  35. hallie February 12, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!

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