Happy 1 Year Blogiversary! (+ A Giveaway & An Announcement!) - The Surznick Common Room

Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy 1 Year Blogiversary! (+ A Giveaway & An Announcement!)

Cheers!!! Today we're celebrating because... The Surznick Common Room is ONE YEAR OLD! This one year has been especially great for us. It's crazy to think that even 13 months ago, the idea of creating a blog was something that never really crossed our minds. Without little pushes from our friends, we'd still just be posting the occasional meal or craft photo on Instagram. Oh, and our apartment would definitely be a lot cleaner :)

Thank you so much to everyone who takes the time to stop by and read our posts. We can't begin to tell you how much it means to us. When we see that someone has made a project we've shared or cooked one of our recipes, it makes us SO HAPPY. So seriously. Thank you.

We feel like this little blog has accomplished a bunch in one year! Here are some of our favorite moments:
- Our very first project post, Wine Bottle Lights, has more views than any other post on the blog (5,700+!) and has been pinned over 8,900 times!
- We reached 50,000 total page views earlier this month!
- Sarah's outfit from this post was featured as Chic of the Week on LaurenConrad.com!
- We got a new camera! We still have a lot to learn, but I think our photos have drastically improved since that first post, wouldn't you say?

Okay, okay, let's get to the part you're most excited about - the giveaway! A blog is nothing without it's readers, so as a thank you to those who give this blog life, we have a Surznick Common Room present! We've put together a little gift comprised of items we love, or we've made and shared on this blog over the past year. One lucky winner will receive:
- A copy of A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home (ABM is such an inspiration for us!)
- A hand-painted mug
- A set of alcohol ink coasters
- A pair of DIY chain bracelets

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter (it may take a minute to load). There are many different options for entering, so complete as many as you want! The giveaway is open until Monday, 11/3/14.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
We promised you guys an announcement too, didn't we? Oh yes. Starting in 2015, there is going to be a Surznick Common Room Etsy shop! We don't have much detail to share now, but the shop is going to feature different projects we've shared on the blog, such as knitted Swiffer cloths, alcohol ink coasters, knitted blankets, etc.

We'll have more information to share soon, but in the meantime, if there's a particular project that you'd like to see for sale in the shop, please leave a comment to let us know! We've been tossing this idea around for awhile and we're really excited to see it come to fruition, so any ideas or notes you'd like to share are greatly appreciated!

Again, thank you all so much and good luck in the giveaway!

Sarah & Nick


  1. I would love to win!!! my email is perezashley60@hotmail.com
    Thank you for hosting!!!!

  2. I love your blog! You have so many cute ideas!