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Hey you guys! It’s time for the greatly-anticipated 150 followers giveaway!

I had a marvelous time finding fun things for it, and I can’t wait to show you! But first, I have an announcement to make…

I’m changing the name of my blog! You see, because of my marvelous SEO (juuuust kidding) I seem to be coming up when anyone searches for my business on Google, and since this isn’t a professional blog anymore, I’d much rather not have it come up. So since “Aria Photo” is in my blog name, I figured it would help to change the name. But I have one little problem…unfortunately, I can’t come up with anything!

One of the things you can do to gain entries in the giveaway is to put in a blog name that you think suits me! I know it will be hard because my aesthetic is so varied – in fact, my name is the best bet, but I can’t really use that now. But I have no doubt that y’all will come up with some stellar blog names and I can’t wait to see them!

Now…the giveaway! I wanted to do a blue theme because that’s very “aria”, but I had a hard time finding blue things. So instead I found purple things! I felt this giveaway fit the aesthetic of my blog since I’m always using purple backgrounds and such. Here’s what I’m giving away!

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Firefly Mini Clip String Lights – Aren’t these adorable? It’s ten feet long and perfect for displaying pictures and cards (and ATCs and other things)! You can see a similar concept here, which Allison did in her studio. :)

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Made-in-Italy Macarons! – These are almond with a passion fruit cream flavor (which I LOOOVE). Unfortunately they’re not organic, but they’re so cute (perfect for flat lays) and look absolutely delicious.)

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Castelbel Provence Lavender Soap – THIS SMELLS SO GOOD, GUYS! Lavender is definitely my scent and I love scented soaps. And this is a nice big one. :)

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Rae Dunn Notebooks – I love this minimalist set of notebooks! Two of them are lined and one isn’t – perfect for a bullet journal or sketching/drawing, like the title.

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Kelly Creates Dream Pens – Of course you need pens to go with notebooks! These come in 10 different pretty colors and have a fine end and a large end. I had a hard time keeping myself from opening them and trying them out. XD

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My Minerals Lip Gloss in Orchid – Isn’t this a pretty lip gloss color? I love My Minerals’ lip glosses because they’re nicely pigmented and stay on really well!

A handmade surprise item – I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet for this, but I’m probably going to letter or paint something. 😉 You’ll find out when you get it.

Also, I have a second-place prize of a $20 Amazon gift card! And just so you know, this giveaway is only open to US residents, BUT if you win first-place and you’re international, I’ll switch you with the second-place winner so you can get the gift card. :)

The giveaway is over on April 7th, so hurry up and enter now!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And that’s it! What do you think of the giveaway? Here’s where you can enter with several options for gaining more entries. I can’t wait to see your blog name ideas!

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72 Comments

  • Reply Laura Marie

    CONGRATS!!! 😀 That is so awesome!! Maybe Aria’s adventures! 😛 Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!! :)

    March 25, 2019 at 12:10 pm
    • Reply Laura Marie

      Whoops! I just realized that you wanted ideas that did not have your name in it! XD Here is another idea!

      Artistic adventures

      March 25, 2019 at 12:26 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks, Laura!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Christina Snyder

    Ooh! Awesome giveaway :) I think a cool name for your blog would be Purple Princess because you seem to love purple! But I don’t really know :)

    March 25, 2019 at 12:20 pm
    • Reply Aria

      😉 Thanks, Christina!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Rosalyn R.

    What a fun giveaway!!!!! 😀

    March 25, 2019 at 12:27 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Glad you like it, Rosalyn!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Grace

    You’re right… it is a bit hard to think of a name! I was thinking of maybe a play on words using your name or photography or something, but decided to keep it simple and suggested “Life With Aria.”

    March 25, 2019 at 12:30 pm
    • Reply Aria

      It sure is! Thanks, Grace!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Clara

    I tried to fill out the blog name part of the entry form, but something strange happened, so… I don’t know what you might find in there. XD Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS on 150 followers!! You deserve each and every one of them! This is a wonderful giveaway. The only blog name I could think of is Artistically Aria. I TRIED.
    I can’t wait to find out who wins! 😀

    -Clara <3

    March 25, 2019 at 12:40 pm
    • Reply Aria

      OH DEAR. Aww, thanks Clara! Same!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Callie S.

    Oh what a neat post!! The giveaway items are set up soo CUTE (love the purple backgrounds 😉 )

    March 25, 2019 at 12:44 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Glad you like it, Callie!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply Annie

    SO fun!!! I just entered <3
    Annie

    March 25, 2019 at 12:49 pm
    • Reply Aria

      :) Thanks, Annie!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply Ariana I Evans

    Hey, Aria! :) Nice giveaway. That’s some pretty awesome stuff. I will enter if my Mom says I can. :) Thank you!

    March 25, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks, Ariana!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Liz - Home with the Hummingbirds

    YAY for a giveaway!! 😀 Congrats, Aria! As for name ideas, I left a not-so-good one in the Rapplecopter thingy. 😉

    March 25, 2019 at 12:55 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks, Liz! Ha ha, okay. 😉

      March 26, 2019 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    Yay! Congratulations on 150 followers! All the giveaway items are gorgeous! I’ll enter as soon as I think of a good name. XD

    March 25, 2019 at 1:04 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks, Hannah! Okay, sounds good! :) Don’t feel too pressured, though.

      March 26, 2019 at 5:34 pm
    • Reply Mary Elizabeth

      What makes you so sure your going to win?? XD JK

      April 1, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply sydney

    i think your full name would suit you best too! although you said you can’t use your name… your full name would be my choice since your blog topics are so varied and unique xx
    i am so excited for this giveaway!! congratulations on 150 followers, that’s such an amazing accomplishment.
    sydney <3
    (also, when i tried to comment, it logged me out of my wordpress user, which is weird. so i'm commenting by putting my name and email in, but hopefully you know who i am, haha! i'm not some weird stalker dude pretending to be sydney lol)

    March 25, 2019 at 1:08 pm
    • Reply sydney

      actually, nevermind, haha. i guess it did use my wordpress user. ah, wordpress is so confusing… sorry! ):

      March 25, 2019 at 1:09 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Yeah, I do too…thank you so much, Sydney! Yeah, that’s probably because even though I’m WordPress, it’s WordPress.org, not .com. But it IS very confusing sometimes!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Amie

    You should name the blog Absolutely Aria, or Living My Aesthetic.

    March 25, 2019 at 1:10 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Those are both good ideas. *bows* Thank you, Amie!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Maddison Merriman

    Congratulations! 150 followers is wonderful! And those pens DO look pretty tempting! haha

    March 25, 2019 at 1:30 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thank you, Maddi! I know, they do!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Megan

    YAY! This is a great giveaway! And since I’ve already had practice winning your giveaways, I figured I should probably enter this one too! XD Also I couldn’t think of any complete blog names. But I did think some possibilities for keywords or ideas in the giveaway form! 😀 ALSO CONGRATULATIONS!!! 😀

    March 25, 2019 at 2:33 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Yeah, good idea. 😉 AND THANKS.

      March 26, 2019 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Lydia

    Hey, Aria! I just found your blog! I think your new name should be Aria’s Awesomeness!

    March 25, 2019 at 2:44 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Hi, Lydia, and welcome! And thanks!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply Hannah E.S

    This all is so cute! It’ll be fun to see who wins, aye? 😉

    March 25, 2019 at 4:18 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Ha ha, yeah!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Elle

    Maybe something about light, or love, or the farm would be a good title. I hope you find a good title! :)

    March 25, 2019 at 5:20 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Yeah, I’m definitely thinking about something that has to do with the farm! Thanks, Elle!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Ooh i would love to win! 😉 What about Hints of Cosmos as a blog name? :):)

    March 25, 2019 at 6:29 pm
    • Reply Aria

      :) Thanks, Rachel!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply Sassafras

    Thank you for this great giveaway! I came up with a few different name ideas, none of which seem to be especially original, but maybe they can give you inspiration for a different name. Another idea I had was Airy Aesthetics (because those are two words that I think fit your blog perfectly), but it kind of sounds like a interior design brand. Anyway, I hope you come up with a great new name!
    ~Sassafras

    March 25, 2019 at 7:35 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Yeah! Thanks, Sassafras!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    This is great Aria! The giveway looks really pretty! Just letting you know, I am international. And I put my blog name idea in the form. Can’t to see who the winners are!

    March 26, 2019 at 5:18 am
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks, Sarah! Same here!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Merie Shen

    YAY, CONGRATS!! The giveaway looks like fun (even though I can’t win it… xD). :) Good luck finding the perfect name!

    March 26, 2019 at 5:35 am
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks, Merie!

      March 26, 2019 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Cassia Denner

    This is so fun!!!!

    March 26, 2019 at 11:45 am
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks! Also unfortunately you can’t really “reblog” like with other wordpress.com blogs, but I suppose you could repost the link.

      March 26, 2019 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    I made such a long comment in the “name my blog” but in essence I was thinking something to do with “air” cos it’d be a play on your name XDD I really like your blog name right now though – and aria already has double meaning !! All those giveaway items look so good but sadly I live in Canada XDD

    March 26, 2019 at 4:10 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Hee hee, I saw! Yeah, it does, and I do…but THE SEO PROBLEMS. Oh well. I liked your ideas, though. AND SAD.

      March 26, 2019 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Allison

    EEEEEEEEEPPPPP PURPLE! I mean, CONGRATULATIONS, DEAR! XD Seriously, though, this is all so exciting! I think the thing I want to try the most are those pens… I could use those. *nods* I ENTERED!

    March 26, 2019 at 4:11 pm
    • Reply Aria

      I KNEW YOU’D LOVE IT. I do hope they’re good pens! After all, I haven’t tried them…

      March 26, 2019 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Starling

    Wow congratulations on 150 followers Aria! I really wish I could join this super cute and adorable giveaway but I’m not in the U.S plus also I’m not sure if my parents would have allowed it anyway. I just hope whoever wins will be greatly blessed!

    March 27, 2019 at 9:55 am
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks, Starling! Oh no, sad! But thank you anyway!

      March 27, 2019 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Jo A

    I swore I commented, but it looks like it hasn’t. :( Anyway, a giveawaaaayyyyy! 😀 Sounds splendific! I put a rather meh title, but it would be pretty cool if you could use a play on the word Aria- it’s quite lovely! <3 And those notebooks!! THOSE NOTEBOOKS- woe for not being American. 😛

    March 27, 2019 at 10:34 am
    • Reply Aria

      O.o Yeah, I like that idea! I KNOOOOOWWW. SORRY, JO.

      March 27, 2019 at 4:27 pm
  • Reply Leigh Nichols

    Charming Impedimenta

    March 27, 2019 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Faith on the Farm

    I really like the “Be in the light” t-shirt you have as you picture and you could use it in your blog name. “Photography in the light” is already taken (it’s to good of a name to not be taken), but you could try something like “ariainthelight.com”, “lifestyleinthelight”, or “lightoftheworldlifestyle.com”, or “letyourlifeshinephotos.com”. If live where there are lots of hills you could try a play on words with ‘city on a hill’. If you really like birds, you could try doing as Jo suggested, a play on your name like “birdsofthearia.com” or “birdsofaria.com” or “birdsofariaphotagraphy.com” I could come up with a lot of blog names…..it’s generally more of a problem than a good thing. Enjoy brainstorming! Exciting giveaway!

    March 27, 2019 at 6:44 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Ooh, good ideas! Also we have a ton of hills – live on a huge one, actually. Those are great suggestions, thank you, dear!

      April 2, 2019 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Emma

    Congrats on 150 subscribers!! This giveaway is so pretty and fun! Thanks for doing this! :)

    March 27, 2019 at 10:47 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Of course! Thank you!

      April 2, 2019 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    I did end up thinking of a name, but I think it almost sounds like a home decor blog or something, anyway: Lighted Farmhouse

    March 28, 2019 at 8:56 am
    • Reply Aria

      It’s a pretty name anyway, Hannah!

      April 2, 2019 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    Also, for the reblog, would it be alright if I just linked this post to my post?

    March 28, 2019 at 8:58 am
    • Reply Aria

      Yep, that’s fine!

      April 2, 2019 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Alice

    Your blog is super cute!!

    March 30, 2019 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Mary Elizabeth

    Hi!! Just Found your blog and it’s wonderful!!
    Also, for a blog name: Aria’s Wonderful World

    April 1, 2019 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Mary Elizabeth

    whoops. Ummmm. Perfected Photography. Or….. Life’s Lemons, The Clover Patch, Gods Gal, Light Of The World, His Little Farm Gal. *Cringe*

    April 1, 2019 at 8:29 pm
  • Reply Gracie

    SO exciting!! :)

    April 1, 2019 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Kaelyn

    I think you should name your blog, Aria’s Photo Pot, or Aria’s Photo Spot.
    Oh! Or Aria’s Snapshot. Or Aria: Through a New Lens.

    April 2, 2019 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    Hi! I thought that Lenses and Light might be an option for your blog😊

    April 4, 2019 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Esmeralda

    Your giveaway looks amazing!
    Also I am so glad I finally figured out how to get rid of the subscribe window that pops up when ever I enter your site (even though I already am subscribed)! Now I can read your posts again. :)

    April 5, 2019 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Averey Fitzgerald

    This looks awesome!! Maybe My Life Adventures!

    April 6, 2019 at 4:45 pm
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