Successful #ChaoticXMASGiveaway & Planning for 2017 series!

I am beyond thankful and grateful for the success of my first giveaway, #ChaoticXMASGiveaway. I began blogging in 2010 as a music blogger and I have evolved as a writer and a person pouring my heart into Chaotic Critic. I knew that I wanted to do a giveaway. I had been talking about doing one for years now yet I always found an excuse for why I couldn’t or shouldn’t do one.

As always be sure to click the highlighted links throughout this post for related posts and links to purchase items/similar styles featured.


While I may not be the most spontaneous person in my personal life, when it comes to Chaotic Critic, I’ve been thriving off spontaneity. I started my planning series with Planning for Beginners, but I knew that I wanted to take it a step further with reviews. Thankfully I had support from 5 amazing brands to achieve this goal and Planning for 2017 came full circle. The series features, but other styles as well in addition to brand comparisons. I have a few more additions coming to the series before the year is over so STAY TUNED!

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After being inspired by my Planning for 2017 series, I knew that I could put together a giveaway. I decided to be ambitious and stretch it out to. I was trying to come up with a  name and thanks to my amazing boyfriend (insert heart eye emoji) he helped with my constant overthinking by suggesting Chaotic Christmas. For Instagram purposes I shortened I modified it to #ChaoticXMasGiveaway. I was unsure of how the reception would be, but it exceeded my expectations.

I decided to space out the 12 days which made it easier for me to not rush to choose a winner. For my first giveaway I’m very proud of myself for keeping everything in order. It can get crazy trying to balance out who sponsored, dividing up the items, creating thumbnails for each giveaway, choosing the winner, etc. I plan to have another giveaway in 2017 and it’ll be even bigger than this one. CLAIM IT!

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Again, thank you so much to all the shops that donated their wonderful designs to the Planning for 2017 series and the #ChaoticXMASGiveaway! It means so much to me.



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