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Blog Anniversary—Color and Grace Turns 3!

Blog Anniversary—Color and Grace Turns 3!

December 7th will mark the 3 year birthday of my blog, Color and Grace. Three years, almost 600 posts, and it averages 3.9 posts a week. Yes, I used to post EVERY SINGLE day! I know, I am quite crazy. 😉 During the 3 years, my life has had so many changes. The biggest one has to have been my man getting cancer and then passing away. Even during the toughest times, I still kept up with my posts and have not missed a single day.

Blog Anniversary---Color and Grace Turns 3!

You may wonder how to be successful at blogging. I have to tell you, first, that I don’t consider myself successful yet. Second, there is really no secret. For me, it is all about hard work and dedication. Just day in and day out, day after day creating the best outfit, taking the best photos and writing the best post as I can. A few days ago someone asked what my plans are this weekend, I answered work on photos and blog posts. Then that friend said, Sunday is supposed to be a relaxing day. I suddenly realized that I have not had a regular weekend for 3 years. My weekends are always blog work since I am a full time teacher during the weekdays.

Blog Anniversary---Color and Grace Turns 3!

Three years ago, when I just started my blog, I was super excited and day dreamed of someday being like those big bloggers who were invited to all kinds of cool fashion events and who got to collaborate with many famous brands. At that time, I told myself my time limit would be 3 years. If after 3 years I am still not seeing the future I want to, then I will stop.

Blog Anniversary---Color and Grace Turns 3!

Luckily, I have started to see it now. This year especially has been a great year for my blogging career. In April, I had the honor of working with former TV host from What Not to Wear Stacy London. You can read all about that amazing experience here, here and here. Then this fall I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to interview Steve Madden, who is the man behind the shoe and accessory empire, Steve Madden. You can read about that experience here. Just recently, I was chosen as Charming Charlie’s Winter Ambassador. You can read about that here.

Blog Anniversary---Color and Grace Turns 3!

In the 3rd year, I expanded my horizon to become a lifestyle blogger, not just fashion blogger any more. I have talked more about beauty, travel, and self-motivation. I am quite lucky to have the chance to work with many big brands and department stores as well. Another goal I had when I started my blog 3 years ago was to eventually make my blog a full time job and I can see it happening soon too. 😉 I am still on my way to reaching my dreams and I am glad that I didn’t give up.

Blog Anniversary---Color and Grace Turns 3!

To celebrate my blog anniversary, I have teamed up with Visionworks to give away a pair of Ray Ban’s Sunglasses as photographed below. They are worth $175. They have many fabulous sunglasses, many of which you see me wearing below as well.

Visionworks Ray Ban Sunglasses Giveaway

Blog Anniversary---Color and Grace Turns 3!

Blog Anniversary---Color and Grace Turns 3!

Visionworks also has many prescription glasses to choose from. End your 2017 year right by using your vision health benefits before the end of the year. Don’t let your benefits go to waste, take advantage of your insurance at your nearest Visionworks.

Blog Anniversary---Color and Grace Turns 3!

Blog Anniversary---Color and Grace Turns 3!

In addition to this, CaseApp and I are also giving away an online voucher for two photo cases or computer skins that you can use to design whatever you would like. You can see mine below.

Last minute unique gift idea with CaseApp Michigan over 40 petite fashion lifestyle blog blogger

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Entering this giveaway is super easy, you just follow @colorandgrace, @visionworks_eyewear and @caseapp on Instagram. The final step is to leave a comment on the giveaway post on Instagram below and tag two friends who may like to win these products. This is a U.S. only giveaway! Good luck guys!

Blog Anniversary---Color and Grace Turns 3!

Photo credit: Grace Liang/Tania Franco

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for new post updates, and follow me on Instagram for all the amazing fashion, beauty and life style products that I will share with you. Of course, don’t forget to check out my Instagram stories daily to know me better as a person. Finally, don’t forget to follow me on YouTube for my fashion, beauty and life style videos. Have a great day and see you soon!

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Grace
http://colorandgrace.com occasionally receives vendor/ brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.

#Charmbassador—The Face of Charming Charlie’s Winter Campaign

#Charmbassador—The Face of Charming Charlie’s Winter Campaign

A #Charmbassador is a woman who feels confident in her own skin and empowers other women to feel the same. She lives in color, loves to have fun, and shines from the inside out. It sounds just like me, right? LOL! And IT IS ME!!! I was the lucky one to be chosen as Charming Charlie‘s Winter Ambassador!

#Charmbassador---The Face of Charming Charlie's Winter Campaign

If you have been following me on my Instagram, you have probably already seen some behind the scene activities from my wonderful trip to LA for this new title last week. I was there for a photoshoot and those photos will appear in Charming Charlie’s Winter campaign. They will also be featured online and in-store, plus across all Charming Charlie social channels. I also will star in a video on Charming Charlie’s Youtube channel, website, and social media outlets!!! I still can’t believe it and I also can’t wait to see all of them in January, 2018.

#Charmbassador---The Face of Charming Charlie's Winter Campaign

Many years ago, when I first discovered our local Charming Charlie store, I was like a mouse who fell into the rice jar. Well, that is just a common saying in China to show how exited and satisfied someone is. By the way, Chinese mice love rice, not cheese, just simply because cheese is not a common ingredient in China. 😉 Anyway, I think you got what I am trying to say. I was doing the happy dance in the store and I was pretty sure my eyes were sparkling as well! If you know me, you should understand how much I appreacite bold colors and fun designs. Charming Charlie is for sure a brand who knows how to make my eyes happy!

#Charmbassador---The Face of Charming Charlie's Winter Campaign

My late husband was there with me that day and he said “You and this brand are the perfect fit!” It is so true, because we both are crazy about colors. But at that time, I had just started blogging and there was nobody actually reading my blog, and of course, there were no brands working with me either. I was just day dreaming that some day I would have a chance to work with this fun brand.

#Charmbassador---The Face of Charming Charlie's Winter Campaign

Then a couple years later, they finally reached out to me and we started the journey. Now, this #Charmbassador title seriously feels like more than a dream come true for me!! My trip to LA to work with Charming Charlie was such a blast! Everyone is super nice and sweet. It made me instantly feel at home and we just laughed through the whole photo shoot and video filming.

#Charmbassador---The Face of Charming Charlie's Winter Campaign

I am very lucky to be chosen as the face of Charming Charlie’s Winter Campaign and I am forever grateful to be the #Charmbassador! There were many young and more beautiful ladies who had entered the contest, but Charming Charlie picked me, an over 40s immigrant woman. That shows this brand cares about real people! Just like their mission statement says “Help every woman, everywhere, find her fabulous,” I certainly found mine! Thank you so much Charming Charlie!!!

#Charmbassador---The Face of Charming Charlie's Winter Campaign

Just in case if you are not very familiar with Charming Charlie, here is a little info about this fun brand. Charming Charlie, the award-winning fashion accessories retailer, is a one-of-a-kind source of style that’s been helping women find their fabulous since 2004. Their uniquely designed in-store experience features a breath-taking volume and variety of accessories, ingeniously arranged by color, making that perfect accent fun and easy to find. With more than 350 stores in the United States stocked full of the all latest trends, Charming Charlie is spreading style from coast to coast with fabulous, affordable fashions and insider style advice that has women coming back again and again.

#Charmbassador---The Face of Charming Charlie's Winter Campaign

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Photo credit: Grace Liang/Ashley Buck/Jeff Deckor

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for new post updates, and follow me on Instagram for all the amazing fashion, beauty and life style products that I will share with you. Of course, don’t forget to check out my Instagram stories daily to know me better as a person. Finally, don’t forget to follow me on YouTube for my fashion, beauty and life style videos. Have a great day and see you soon!

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Grace
http://colorandgrace.com occasionally receives vendor/ brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.

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