Sarandipity’s new design!

26-07-’13
Hi everyone 
 
As you probably have seen by now I have made some major changes in the design of my blog. I wanted a more clean design for a while now and here it is, after a couple of days of hard work and trying out different things. The design is handmade with HTML and CSS styles only, by me and my boyfriend. 
 

So a few things have changed, I don’t have that many widgets any more in my sidebar. You can now find all my social media links in the social media icons section beneath the Saranda from Sarandipity text. These social media icons include also Independent Fashion Bloggers, Lookbook.nu and Fashiolista! You can now also view my Instagram shots on the sidebar. The follow me section has a more simple overview with GFC, Bloglovin’ and the subscribe widget beneath each other. Besides this you can still look for posts by clicking on the I blog about section and you can still search my blogs archives. 

If you have any questions about my new design please let me know and I will answer of course! 
What do you think of this new design from my blog?! Please let me know in the comments! 
Ciao, 
Saranda

[CLOSED] Giveaway: Burberry the Beat!

Hi all, 

My first giveaway is here! Woohoo! 😉 
Don’t expect too much, it is not something big haha. I am giving away a cute little Burberry the Beat fragrance giftset! In the giftset is a little mini of eau de parfum, a body lotion and a shower gel! 

The fragrance of Burberry the Beat has a fruity / floral base with aromas of Italian Mandarin, fruity and floral aromas of quince blossom, iris and Ceylon tea to accomplish an overall passionate but soft, feminine impression.

This giveaway is open for EU citizens only, I am sorry for my other followers!
You can participate by following the steps in the Rafflecopter. Open for participation from today. The winner will be picked by the Rafflecopter on 12 May. In the following week I will contact the winner and the item will be send within two weeks.

Hope you all join this giveaway and spread the love with your friends! 🙂 
xoxo  a Rafflecopter giveaway

My name…

Found some cool story about my name which I wanted to share with you all: 
 
“What does Saranda mean?”
 
About my name, it’s kinda special… not to brag about it, it just is haha. The story about how my parents named me is also special in my opinion. They saw a birth card of another girl who was born in the same hospital, I never ran into her funny enough haha (maybe as baby’s?). And my parents liked the name so much they named me Saranda as well, yay! 😀 But the meaning of my name is kinda bizar… Read along:
“[ syll. sa-ran-da, sar-a-nda ] The baby girl name Saranda is pronounced SAERahNDah †. Saranda’s language of origin is Old Greek and it is predominantly used in Albanian. It is literally from the word saranda which is of the meaning ‘forty’. The first name is derived from the place name of the district of Sarandë in Albania, itself from the Greek phrase ‘Agioi Saranda’ meaning ‘Forty Saints’. A variation of Saranda is Sarandë (Albanian).”
So, translated to Old Greek my name means forty (40). By a miracle I was born on 4 october, 04-10, 4 times 10 = 40. Strange huh? It was meant to be I think! Serendipity in a way! And I must say, I love my name <3
 
Hugs, 
 
Saranda