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Welcome to Soph Hearts: Giveaway and Update

Hi and welcome to Soph Hearts, my new and improved site! It’s coming up to a year since I began my journey as a blogger and I’ve loved every second (okay, well almost). Now that I’ve established my online space a little better and know that blogging is something I really enjoy, it was definitely time to renovate. I thought that I’d share a short but sweet update on life and the blog and also invite you to enter a little giveaway! Sophie Hearts (.net) has re-branded to Soph Hearts (.com) and I’ve managed to design a layout that I truly love. I hope that you’ll find the new site super user-friendly and enjoy navigating through it.

Positivity

Recently I’ve been working on myself; I’ve had a long think about my lifestyle and both short and long-term goals. Fundamentally, I’ve always had a very common goal which is the happiness of myself and those closest to me. I’ve been changing up my lifestyle habits (I’ve recently covered this briefly here) and making a conscious effort to choose happiness and positivity. Although I appreciate that there are times when we can’t control our moods, I’ve found ways of manipulating my mindset. Where I once would have seen only negative, I now focus on finding positives. The ‘Law of Attraction’ is a recent discovery and although I’m a rather sceptical person and aren’t entirely confident in all of its teachings, I do think that it makes some good points. Amongst them is the necessity of gratitude and focusing on things you do want rather than the things you don’t.

Soph Hearts

These changes although recent, have left me feeling more confident and hopeful that I can continue to make positive improvements. They’ve had a knock on effect to my attitudes and the things I do. With regards to the blog, I want to be more creative with imagery and the topics I cover. Motivation to create a greater amount of content comes easily and I’m striving to improve in many areas. Although it’s taken a little experimenting to find out which blog posts are received better than others, I’m ready to create more content that I love and hope that you will too! My goal is both relatable and enjoyable content that you actually want to read so my Twitter and Instagram messages are always open to new ideas, as are my comments!

Giveaway and Update
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Giveaway

As a celebration of a year, a little thank you to those who have supported me while finding my feet and a welcome to any new faces, I’ve decided to host a giveaway through Rafflecopter! Just click that link for more details on how to enter! There are various ways of earning additional entries but none are mandatory so it’s not as daunting as it looks. Also, bear in mind that if you’re here then the chances are you’ve already taken steps to enter (like following my social media) without even realising! Everything in the below image is included in the giveaway but unfortunately, this one is only open to UK residents. If you’re in the UK make sure to enter and good luck!

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23 Comments

  • Reply Amita

    Your blog looks incredible hun!! And congrats on the 1 year anniversary, it looks like such an amazing giveaway xx

    amerzwithlove.com

    July 19, 2018 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply Lisa McLachlan

    Congrats on your bloggerversary and the rebrand, lovely, your site looks fab and I’m so pleased you’re happy with it, rightly so. And I love the pic of you throwing petals in the air too ? I’ve entered your giveaway ? xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    July 19, 2018 at 9:53 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you so much Lisa! Good luck with the giveaway! x

      July 20, 2018 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Evie

    Ah congrats on a year of blogging, your new site looks gorgeous, I can’t wait for more content! I’ve also been trying to focus on my own happiness this year and surrounding myself with positivity. I think focusing on things you do want rather than the things you don’t is an important one – learning to say no to things I don’t want to do instead of reluctantly saying yes has worked wonders. This giveaway is incredible! x

    Evie x | https://eviejayne.co.uk

    July 20, 2018 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Bexa

    Congratulations on coming to your first year of blogging Soph! Your new blog looks gorgeous and I’m so pleased you are feeling positive! Your giveaway is so awesome, I’ve just entered. Thank you for the opportunity to win all those fantastic goodies! ? xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    July 20, 2018 at 9:46 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thanks Bexa! I’m so glad you like it and good luck with the giveaway! x

      July 20, 2018 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply Beth

    Love this, positivity is so important to being happy within yourself. Congrats on 1 year! I hope I make it that far, I’ve only been blogging for 1 month!

    Beth x | https://bethrebecca.com/

    July 20, 2018 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Merrell-Ann

    Congratulations on your blogversary! Heres to many more!! Positivity and happiness are so important especially in this day and age. Great photos x

    July 20, 2018 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Sahara

    I remember over on twitter when you mentioned you renovated your blog and now had a .com at the end instead of a .net! I actually thought you’ve been blogging for more than a year haha – congratulations on one year and on your rebrand! Also, I definitely relate to making a more conscious effort to think more positively – although sometimes there’s the negative thoughts, the positive thoughts really make me a much happier person! 🙂 Love the photo of you tossing up the flowers!

    Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

    July 21, 2018 at 2:36 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Aw thank you so much! I totally agree, good luck with being positive, I know some days are easier than others but it’s really helped me in general! x

      July 21, 2018 at 6:11 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    Love the changes you’ve made! It’s good that you’ve been reevaluating your goals and priorities. It’s always good to reflect to see what can stay and what needs to change. I love the giveaway you’ve put together! So many nice stuff to give away! Congratulations on reaching this milestone – I know you have more to come!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    July 21, 2018 at 3:36 am
  • Reply Aleeha

    Happy blog anniversary! The first year always feels like such an accomplishment!
    Aleeha xXx
    https://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

    July 21, 2018 at 10:39 am
  • Reply Amy Aed

    Focusing on the things you do want rather than the things you don’t is mega important and something I think we could all do with a little more. Congrats on your blogversary!

    I also just found your blog and oh my god I am in love. Literally your blog is everything that I want mine to be. I’m officially a new reader <3 Have a great weekend 🙂

    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

    July 21, 2018 at 3:39 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I completely agree and thank you! Aw that’s so sweet I’m so glad you like it, happy reading and I hope yours is wonderful too! x

      July 21, 2018 at 6:23 pm
  • Reply Multipotentialite

    Wow, your site looks amazing. Enjoyed reading the post as well.

    July 21, 2018 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Sensible Snippets

    New reader here! I love the way your website looks! Although I haven’t seen your old website, I’m sure it looked just as nice 🙂 but it’s really good hearing that blogging is going well for you 🙂

    July 21, 2018 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply Alice

    Your blog layout is gorgeous. I’m glad that you are focussing on your positivity, which is definitely one of my priorities and I have really similar goals.

    Alice // sullialice.com

    July 24, 2018 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply Aaliyah

    Love how you have updated your blog, really loving the simplistic theme those are my favourite! It’s always good to hava a change up sometimes to refresh some things, I’ve only recently just found your blog but I’m really enjoying it! Xx

    July 24, 2018 at 8:37 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Aw thank you lovely, I’m so glad that you like it! x

      July 24, 2018 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Molly

    Congrats on a year of blogging!! The new blog looks so lovely!! I’m so glad your focusing on positivity and the things you really want to do! The giveaway is fab! I’ve entered and I SO want to win!! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Lots of love,

    Molly xo
    http://gracetoglowandgo.com

    July 25, 2018 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply BlogWithMise

    Congratulations on your new site and 1 year anniversary! You look amazing in the picture and it’s a really great shot too! (BTW I don’t mean that in a creepy way!?)

    July 25, 2018 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Katya

    Your new and improved site looks amazing. It really has its own feminine vibe to it. By the way, the dress looks lovely.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    July 28, 2018 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Eliza

    Love this, really cute!

    September 19, 2018 at 12:31 pm
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