I meant to post this way back in February, when my blog actually turned two, but totally forgot that I hadn't until I circled back a few days ago to finally choose a winner...ooops! Anyhow, here is the post that was supposed to go up. Better late than never!

I can't believe it's already been two years of blogging! Time flies when you're having fun!

Chic in Cali has made some strides since 2016, and as I reflect on it, I'm even more excited about the next chapter. I want to thank you all for sticking with me as Samuel and I are currently abroad. I was hopeful on being able to create content while away, but I've been proven wrong. I have not been able to track down a suitable photographer for the sake of me, clothing selections are extremely limited, and if we're being completely honest, I don't have the energy to deal with blog stuff while seriously struggling to juggle being in a different country. I don't know how people jump from one place to another. We've been here for seven months and I'm still having minor freak outs on the daily.

We have about four more months left in China (we're almost there!) and trust me, I am counting down the days until we are home for good. There's plenty I miss about blogging: all the planning, shopping, photos, editing, writing, you name it. It's a process that I fully enjoy from start to finish and I feel like a part of me is missing since I don't get to do that in China.

Anyway, I wanted to pen this post to thank each and every single one of you for following along and reading Chic in Cali. I know I sound like a broken record, but my blog would not be where it is without all your support. It means the world to me that out of the hundreds and thousands of amazing blogs that exist, you choose to come back to my page. Thank you for spending your time with me.

To celebrate my baby turning two, I wanted to host a special giveaway and I'm going all out!

Since I don't get to do any shopping here, I treat myself to a few items every week or so from my favorite retailers back home.

These are several things that I ordered recently that I thought would also be nice to send to a lucky lady:

* Kate Spade dress

* Drunk Elephant face mask

* Jo Malone perfume

* Madewell sunglasses

* WAYF dress

* Lilly Pulitzer earrings

* Sea and Grass bag

* Diptyque candle

* Jeffrey Campbell sandals

The winner will also be receiving $600* and a large souvenir box with special gifts from all our travels this year (including goodies from Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok, and Kyoto).

Interested in entering? To make it as simple for you all to enter, you can complete any of the following for an entry.

The more you complete, the more entries you will receive. Simple, right? As always, feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!

1. Comment on this or any blog post -- please be sure to enter your first and last name (1 comment = 1 entry)

2. Follow me on Instagram here (1 entry)

3. Tag your friends on this Instagram post (1 tag per comment; 1 comment = 1 entry)

4. Like any of my Instagram posts (1 like = 1 entry)

5. Comment on any of my Instagram posts (1 comment = 1 entry)

6. Share this giveaway (feel free to use any of my photos) on your Instagram story and/or feed and tag me (1 share = 2 entries)

This giveaway ends on April 26, 2019. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on this blog post. Good luck to you all!

*$600 can be wired via PayPal or an e-gift card of your choice.