Friday, August 1, 2014

Lily Calloway's Birthday Extravaganza & Giveaway

Hiiii, my lovelies. Where does one even begin to introduce a post like this? *takes a deep breath* Ok. So, almost all of you must know by now that I have a slight obsession with the Addicted and Calloway Sisters series by Krista and Becca Ritchie. After reading Thrive two weeks ago, I have suffered through crazy withdrawals and wanted to do something to put my excitement and fangirling abilities to good use. What better way to do that than honour one of the quirkiest, most adorable and lovely characters I have ever had the pleasure to read about?! Today is Lily Calloway's birthday *dances around the room* I have invited some pretty amazing people to join me and together we want to wish Lily a big, big happy birthday :) I hope you lovelies enjoy this post and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post. Thank you for reading and I hope you have just as much fun with reading and watching these birthday wishes as we had creating them *hugs*

Lily Calloway

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CASUAL

Name: Lily Calloway
Birthday: 08/01
Height: 5’5’’ and a smidgen (I guess 5’6’’)
Eye color: Green
Location: Bedroom
Position: From behind. With Lo, just to be clear :)

FAVORITES

Color: Purple
Season: Fall (no sweating and no puffy winter jackets, makes for easy access)
Movie: X-Men: First Class
Person: Loren Hale
Quote: “With great power comes great responsibility.” – Spider-Man




Siiri

Hey, Lily! Pardon me for not being the most creative one out of this bunch, that's for all these other lovely ladies to make you happy with, so words and gifs is what I shall provide you with on this gorgeous day. Here goes.

You inspire me every single day with your ability to love and care endlessly; with your quiet strength and easy-going nature. Your journey has given me alllll the feels. Whenever you feel down or not confident, just know that we love and adore you to no end, always root for you and hope that you get your happy ending (pun intended ;)) soon. I hope that this day will bring you all the laughs and tickles in the world :) *sends you a basket full of cupcakes and Marvel DVDs* Happy birthday, love! *throws confetti*


Alsooooo, since Lo and the gang are allowing you access to the Internet, I thought I'd surprise you with a little something. Here's a sight you don't see every day: Loki has changed into a suit with a skinny black tie and is showing off his dance moves ;) *cue fangirling*


Oh, and last but not least, I called in these awesome favors *bounces with excitement* Since today is a special day for your cute self, here are some awesometastic people *ahem* especially the last one *cough* to congratulate you, my awkwardorable friend :) *hugs*






Lanie



Lanie aka Mauve Fairy from Book-A-Holic Fairies has put together a video, made Lily an ecard and wrote a super adorbs birthday wish :)

**THE FOLLOWING CARD CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T READ PAST ADDICTED FOR NOW**




You can also see a super fun ecard Lanie made for Lily by heading over here.



Jenn


Jenn from Addicted Series Fanpage has also put together a fun video for Lily to enjoy and it features our very own Loren Hale :) I'm sure she'll be happy to see it and here's what Jenn had to say:

Lily, I hope your day is spectacular and filled with so much love, joy, and laughter! But mostly love. I’m sure no one will be able to top Lo’s birthday gift to you, but with a little help from Lo, I was able to piece this little clip together for you.

You should know that it took a bit of effort to get Lo to smile, which is why this video is very short. I managed to find a way to do it and I think I've captured his best moments in this video.

Happy Birthday Lily!
XOXO - Jenn



Sue



Sue from YA Hollywood and Addicted Series Daily makes some of the most gorgeous graphics. She also made a beautiful graphic to celebrate Lily's birthday and I'm head over heels in love with the message Sue wrote for Lily.

Happy birthday Lily! I hope you're having a magical celebration with your family and the gang. You're a true inspiration. You changed my life, like many people who are currently reading this message right now. Thank you for introducing everyone to a timeless story. Your genuine heart, passion and goofiness doesn't go unnoticed. You're the #1 nerd star in our hearts! Heart eyes and love lots!





Nick


Next we have the everlovely Nick from Nick's Book Blog who has written a cute message to honor Lily on this day and of course a gif is attached to this message ;)

Dear Lily, I'm wishing you a lifetime's worth of happiness, comic books and sweet LiLo moments on your birthday today. Know that there are hundreds of fans out there who are rooting for you and Lo to have the happily ever after that you so obviously deserve. I've loved watching you grow and you've made me so proud with how you've handled everything that life has thrown at you. Best wishes and hopefully, Lo will show you a hell of a good time today (like he always does! ;) )

Love, Nick




Michelle



Michelle from Four Chicks Flipping Pages has made such a fun graphic with a lovely message on it for Lily. It's so colorful and pretty :)




Amber



Amber from For Your Literary Pleasure has done a different sort of graphic and it will most definitely make our goofy heroine blush, but hopefully laugh and smile too :)




Amy



Amy from Foxy Blogs has crafted a graphic as well and she used a photo of one of the prettiest shoots [of Ksenia, the dream cast for Lily's character] that has captured Lily's quirky and a tad chaotic, haunted look :)




Ashley



Ashley from Back Porch Romance has created an ah-mazing and so lovable graphic that you will get when you read the books yourself :) I'm so in love with it and Lily will most definitely fangirl like I did ;)




Jullie


Last, but most definitely not least, we have Jullie from Teacups and Book Love sharing her quirky graphic with a beautiful message ;)




Siiri: And that's a wrap! I hope you, Lily, wherever you are, enjoyed our birthday wishes :) I hope you, readers, enjoyed this post! Thank you to absolutely everyone who contributed to making this post rock. You were all wonderful and I love you bunches for coming along with this silly idea *group hugs you all* This fandom is simply amazing and I truly believe that our nerdiness was put to good use :) Thank you!


Giveaway

This giveaway is open internationally. Thank you to Jenn for agreeing to be Santa's Little Helper so to speak and helping out with the giveaway! *hugs* Together we have come up with this small-ish giveaway :) There will be 6 winners in total: 5 for ebooks and 1 for a physical signed copy. The winners can choose any book they want from the Addicted or Calloway Sisters series by Krista and Becca. All entries will be verified, so please be honest. 

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43 comments:

  1. Siiri, this turned out awesome!!!
    I LOVE IT

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LILY

    Amy (Foxy)

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  2. *ahem* just so you know, I think it was a bad idea to put Loki dancing right at the top of your post. My finger kept pushing that replay button...it was like it had a mind of its own. When I finally managed to pry my eyes away from Loki (not an easy feat, I tell ya) OMG SIIIRI!!!!! Have I told you how much I love your posts!? You always have such great ideas and I swear I have so much fun reading your blog!! I am reading this again tonight. And probably tomorrow too. Several times. Maybe.

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  3. Happy Birthday Lily!!!

    xoxo,
    Michelle (Four Chicks Flipping Pages)

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  4. Oh. my. god THAT VIDEO OF TOM HIDDLESTON DANCING. I CAN'T EVEN. *rewatches it because of the intense unbelievable awesome* I have no idea who this book character is though, unfortunately. I feel like I ought to remedy this. But...you know...I'm really busy right now. *replays Tom Hiddleston video* But I'll put the actual book that this post is about on my to-do list. Yes.

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  5. You all, you all... my heart is exploding right now and I'm a big ball of feels. I'm so speechless... this is incredible and the best surprise ever <3 <3 Lily would be in happy tears by this, truly. (As are we.) Fandoms mean so much to her, as you all know :)

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  6. This was the sweetest thing to do :)
    I truly love being a part of this amazing community who supports and just shows so much love for these characters and authors.

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  7. Haah, this is such an awesome post even though I have no idea who that girl is. o.O No judging!! I will make a bit of a research and check those books out! It's so cool though that so many bloggers contributed to wish her (is she real?? naah a character right?) a happy birthday! Those videos were extra <3

    Happy birthday, Lily (whoever you are^^)

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  8. LOL YOU ARE THE CUTEST LITTLE PANDA IN ALL THE LAND.

    (Also: stop with the Stiles GIFS. My heart cannot handle it. CANNOT HANDLE IT, MAN).

    It's actually really cool that you're so inspired by a character and that the books have had such a great affect on you. Even though they can't possibly be that awesome because I haven't read them and everyone knows I have read all the awesome books. But whatevs ;)

    LILY, I MAY NOT HAVE READ ABOUT YOU, BUT I AM SCARING PEOPLE WITH PARTY POPPERS FOR THIS OCCASION. May your birthday be full of cake (if Siiri doesn't eat it all first)

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  9. Lily is so lucky she got to celebrate it with you guys fangirling and fawning over her. What a lucky gal.

    Siiri!! What's up with that dancing Tom Hiddleston. I thought he couldn't get any more perfect but my eyes, my heart, my everything. *squeaaaal* And yes, I'd read this soon because I know you and your fangirling. *winks*

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  10. great post siiri! happy to contribute something! and that tom hiddleston dance is the bomb!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILY!!! lovelovelovelove you!

    - Lanie

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  11. Omg this post was so amazing, I just love that fanmade Loren video omg he is perfect and so goodlooking o_O and the people you guys have chosen for Lilly is perfect as well!

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  12. Awww such an adorable and lovely post, girl! Lily's not my favorite character in the series (because duh, CONNOR!), but I really admire her determination and dedication to her goal. More power to you, girl! <3

    I would probably want a copy of Kiss the Sky.. Or maybe the last book in the Addicted series? Decisions... Anyway, thanks for this cute post and for pushing me to read this series! ;D

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  13. Happy birthday to the sweet Lily and thank you for the amazing posts and chance!! As a huge shipper of Raisy *fangirling* I would probably choose "Hothouse Flower" c:

    P.S Lets take a moment to admire the Hiddleston dance *^*

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  14. Happy Birthday Lily!

    Thanks for having this giveaway ladies! xo

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  15. Wohaaa I though it was only you and Nick. But you guys are amazing. I'm sure that Lily would love this and that she would give you a huge hug.

    PS. It took me some time to read all this as TOM HIDDLESTON *____________________*

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  16. Ahhh! This turned out to be so epic, Siiri! I love that you gathered so many fans for this mini event! :) You did a fabulous job.
    Of course, now I also feel super uncreative and lame because look at all these great fan videos and fan arts! I have no creativity! :P
    Now I want to re-read the books!! :D

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  17. So, apparently I really need to meet Lilly!!!! I KNOW! Anyone who can make Tom Hiddleston dance like that is someone I need to be friends with for sure. Even fictional friends:) And Robert Downey Jr. made me snort. I love him! This is such an adorable post, and like Allie said above, I think it's pretty amazing that a character has inspired so much love and loyalty from readers! <3 <3 <3

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  18. Happy Birthday Lily!!


    This was such a cool thing for K&B!! If I won - I would have to go for the paperback of Thrive!!

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  19. Happy Birthday Lily!!

    What an awesome idea! I would have to say I would love to have Thrive in my hands!

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  20. Happy birthday, Lily! :) Personally I'd choose Hothouse Flower <3 #TeamRaisy

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  22. How fun! I love that you put this together for Lily!

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  24. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILY! Hope you have a fantastic day! I think I would have to go with Kiss the Sky! And thank you for this awesome giveaway!

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  25. Happy birthday lily!!! Have an awesome day!!!! and thank you so much for the giveaway!!! I will love addicted for now or thrive!! :)

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  26. This is a cute post! I just have to admit I have no idea who Lilly is 0.0 google, here I come! I'm definitely going to find out more about this series that inspires such fangirls

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  27. Happy Birthday Lily! :D

    I would choose Addicted To You :)

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  28. Absolutely phenomenal job pulling this off!!! Everything looks amazing and I think y'all need to plan my birthday for me! !!! Lol

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  29. Happy Birthday Lily! What a fabulous post!

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  30. Happy Birthday Lily!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  31. Happy Birthday Lily!! Hope you had a great day! =D Thank you so much for the fun post! If you pick me I would love to win Hothouse Flower please. Thanks!

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  32. This post is adorable! I seriously need to start reading this series! I want to meet these characters you keep talking about!

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  33. Siiri! This is so much fun and Tom Hiddleston dancing, yum!! Thank you for that and the giveaway! :)

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  34. The book I'd choose: Addicted for Now. I have Addicted to You and Ricochet already. :)

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  35. Would you be mad at me if I haven't read any of this author's books before? Because I haven't...yet. *gulps* I'll definitely have to change that though! I've heard nothing but praise about both series, and this post just makes me so excited to jump in. I'll definitely have to give it a try and see the awesomeness that is Lily, yes? ;) Thanks for sharing! <33

    (PS That video of Tom Hiddleston was just absolutely hilarious!)

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

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  36. Happy Birthday, Lily! And I would choose Kiss the Sky! :)

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  37. Amazing post! I ADORE this series! And happy B-DAY our Lily girl! <3

    Beatrix @ Way Too Hot Books

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  38. Siiri you are an absolutely amazing fangirl. I am officially in awe of you. Well done ;) And HAPPY *whispers* belated BIRTHDAY, LILY!! From not-your-#1-fan, b/c clearly that's Siiri :D :D :D

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  39. Happy Belated Birthday Lily!! You have shown so much strength in the time we have known you and i hope you keep being this strong girl. Hope you had a great birthday. If i win i would love Kiss the Sky :)

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  40. Lily!!! you are my favorite character in the addicted series, you are awesome <3 <3 and i would choose addicted after all , cause i would be able to read all over again what's inside LILO's head <3

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  41. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I'm in LOVE with this series! If I win, I would have to choose Addicted After All (Addicted, #3) <3

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  42. Great birthday celebration! If I won, I'd like either Addicted to You or Addicted After All.

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