Happy 2 Year Blogiversary SimplyPamarie!

I had to turn on King Bey, aka Beyonce to start this celebration! Today I’m celebrating my 2 year Blogiversary! What is a blogiversary you ask? According to Urban Dictionary, it’s the yearly anniversary of someones web-log (blog.) So yes, simplypamarie.com has been providing you all the food, travel and entertainment knowledge you want to know for the past 2 years! This celebration is dear to me for so many reasons that were never shared before. I think right now is the perfect time to share them.

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Simplypamarie.com was started at a time when I was completely unhappy with my job. I was having one of those “woe is me” moments and my sister came to my room and completely went off on me. She said Pam “why are you sitting around feeling sorry for yourself? You have talent, you have drive, start that blog you’ve been talking about. Start it now!” So I wiped all my tears away and began formulating ideas for my blog. Thank you sister for being my muse and motivation.

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Now here we are 2 years later celebrating something that probably saved my life. It gave me a new outlook on life and honestly the motivation to fight some of the hardest battles ever. Very few people also know that I was recently unemployed for 10 months, after being laid off from a job. I know you’re thinking this girl been traveling, eating everywhere, and living luxuriously. Don’t let the Instagram pictures fool you, life was REAL. Really really real! Fortunately, I had great friends and family who supported and encouraged me. Moreso, simplypamarie.com was the light in my darkest days. Blogging and sharing my passions with my readers, and receiving comments and questions put a smile on my face when I really didn’t want to smile.

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But enough about that. I really want to thank my readers, my family and my friends for participating in simplypamarie.com I’ve experienced some amazing restaurants, built great connections, met some really cool fellow bloggers through @blackgirlswhoblog and also traveled places that people dream of. I thank you for experiencing all of that with me. I’m looking forward to bringing you more beneficial content. Remember that this blog is most importantly here to teach you how to “Live Life Simply.” It is here to give you all the details you need and also show you how to save money as well. (Groupon, LivingSocial, HotelTonight Uber and Restaurant Week are your friends.)

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Okay so in honor of today’s celebrating, I’m hosting another contest! This one is easy, so don’t worry. All you have to do is comment on this post about ANYTHING pertaining to my blog. For example, it can be a question for me, a comment about an experience you had from something I suggested on my blog, a suggestion on improving my blog or a restaurant you think I should try. All comments are welcome. I will select a winner on March 3. The winner will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card and a full one day of events planned by me.

Happy 2 Year Blogiversary SimplyPamarie!

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SimplyPamarie or Pamela… that’s me! I’m a girl that loves adventure, food, traveling, sightseeing, attending events and enjoying my life. I’m sure that’s something everyone loves to do but not everyone know’s where to go or what restaurant to try. So that is what triggered me creating my blog. For all of you who have asked me about my whereabouts or asked me what restaurant to go to for this type of food or was looking to do something fun on the weekend, this blog is for you! I will let you know what’s happening, where it’s happening and how much it costs. I will also post great deals so you don’t have to spend a lot of money enjoying yourself.  I also will post “Pam’s Picks.” This will be my suggestion to you about what I think would be the most enjoyable place to go, restaurant to try or event to attend. Most importantly, I need your feedback. I want your questions, your suggestions, your opinions on what I’ve suggested and  what else it is that you want me to be aware of. Got it? Ok good….now let’s have some fun!

“Always on the go, but I still remember to capture every moment”

“Always on the go, but I still remember to capture every moment”- SimplyPamarie

People are always saying to me, “Pam you are always doing something”, “Pam you are always going somewhere”, “Pam you are always eating good”, so I decided to share my experiences with you and maybe give you the opportunity to explore the world the way I explore it. I’m always on the go, exploring different places, attending different events, trying different restaurants and traveling but one thing that I think is so important is to always remember to capture the moment.