cheers to one year

It’s our birthday!!! Today we celebrate one year. One year of sharing our lives, our favorite outfits, recipes, cocktails, and books. Things that inspire us, and our deepest struggles. Big moments, little thoughts and everything in between. Our hearts.

From the start, we have been so overwhelmed by the support and kind words of our readers. Writing those very first posts we certainly had butterflies- does anyone really care what we have to say? But love poured in from every outlet, giving us the confidence to dig deeper. Talk about the “not so pretty”, right there along side the pretty. We can not express how lucky we feel to have the opportunity to connect through this little space.


We would love to celebrate with all of you by having a very special GIVEAWAY! Simply follow the steps below to win your choice of an 8X10 print from the PPJ Shop and 2 dozen Flour Loves Sugar cookies of your choice!

1. Leave a comment on this post (must include email) letting us know what kind of posts you enjoy the most, would like to see more of or would simply like to see!

2. β€œLike” Pretty Plain Janes on Facebook.

3. Tweet, Instagram or Facebook share a link to this giveaway. Tag or mention @prettyplainjanes so we know you linked the giveaway!

Giveaway is open to US winners only, you have until Tuesday, 02/11/14 at 11:59PM EST to enter. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 72 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Good luck to all who enter!

Cheers to one year under our belt and hopefully many more to come!





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17 Responses to cheers to one year

  1. Mandi says:

    Love the beauty tips.. And the outfits.. And the food. Lol I love it all!
    Keep up the good work! Love reading this blog

  2. Melissa T. says:

    Happy One to PPJ!
    I enjoy the variety of the posts. From the recipes to the fashion to the guest Janes each day brings a new and fresh topic. and doesn’t feel “programmed” with expected topics.

  3. Natasha says:

    I love everything about this blog! I feel like I can relate to each post in one way or another. I’ve attempted some recipes and even used one of your gift ideas for Christmas! Thank you for inspiring me to try new beauty tricks, step out of my comfort zone with fashion and make some delicious treats with your recipes. Keep it going, ladies! You Rock! πŸ™‚

  4. Renee says:

    I love the food posts the most (I love me some good recipes!) and the style posts. I also enjoy how open and candid you all are about things that many of us face, but are normally too shy to share or talk about! Keep up the great posts!

  5. Cindy says:

    I love the recipes. And the product recommendations, and the beautiful photos, and the family news. I pretty much enjoy all your posts, and have tried many new products I may not have tried if I hadn’t read about them first on your blog (ginger beer, almond milk, dry shampoo, bb cream, etc). Keep up the great blog Ladies!

  6. Tisha says:

    Love the beauty tips!

  7. Shawna Putman says:

    Congrats on 1 year ….. Love the beauty, fitness and craft blogs πŸ™‚

  8. Jennifer says:

    Congrats! My favorite blog posts are the lifestyle ones: parties with beautiful photos, the Fall Festival post was one of my favorites. I also enjoy the decorating hints, recipes, and any blogs about shoes and boots. πŸ™‚

  9. Alexis says:

    I love the DIY posts! And the personal posts. I’d love to see recipes that are weight watcher friendly πŸ™‚

  10. Cassie says:

    I love the food posts and beauty tips! Also fun to see familiar faces once in awhile:) happy 1 yr!!

  11. Heather says:

    I’ve loved the recipes, as well as the beauty tips and “loving lately,” but I think my favorite post was Shannon’s “The Sweetest Surprise” (I think that’s what it was called). I can’t imagine it was an easy post to write, but it was so strong, positive, brave, mature, heartwarming…everything. No matter who you are or where you are in life, you can learn a lot from someone with genuine self-awareness and a positive outlook.

    So, thank you for sharing! It’s not easy to let the Internet into your lives, but you ladies do it with such class and sincerity. Keep it up!

    • prettyplainjanes says:

      Heather- this comment means so much to me! Being more personal is something we are always trying to indulge ourselves deeper into- but you’re right. It’s hard! I loved writing that post, and hoped that someone somewhere would take comfort from it. Thanks for following along in our journey! πŸ™‚ xo! -Shan

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  13. Kristie says:

    Love it all – especially the fashion + personal posts!

  14. Amanda says:

    Love everything! Especially recipes and product recommendations. You gals do a great job!

  15. Pati Jenkins says:

    I stumble across your blog just the other week. You girls are awesome! I love the style and beauty the most, but have found myself checking out some of the DIY and feeling inspired as well. I’m so glad I found your blog and your Facebook page as well. Happy Birthday Janes!

  16. Jane says:

    Love the recipes !! Congrats on one year.