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It’s a Celebration on Awesomely Luvvie So Giveaway Time!

I’m always tardy for the party, even when it’s my own. August was insanely busy for me. So busy that I forgot a major special occasion here on!

On August 8, 2006, I launched this blog with a simple post, not thinking it would turn into anything but a random space for me to talk about my random life. FIVE years later, I’ve won the “Best Humor Blog” award from the Black Weblog Awards, have received over 10,000 comments and have gotten hundreds of thousands of people from around the world to read my words.

To say I’m honored and surprised by what my little rinky dinky eCrib has become is an understatement. But to celebrate turning FIVE, I bring you:


Five of my Top Posts:

* 25 Dumbest Tweets of 2010
* Dear Lil Kim, the Mixtape and Nicki Minaj Beef. Girl…
* APimpNamedSlickFront: Whose Uncle Is This?
* Dear Kat Stacks, You’re Failing at Life
* Disney Music is Everything

Five countries that most of my readers are from. I’ve had visitors from over 189 countries. These are the top five: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Kenya


Five bloggers who inspire me: Patrice Yursik of Afrobella, Angel Laws of ConcreteLoop, Claire Sulmers of The Fashion Bomb, Champ of Very Smart Brothas, Erika Kendall of A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss.

They take their craft seriously but don’t take themselves that serious. They really put in work in this blogging/writing game and have used their sites as platforms to do even greater things. Nothing but respect for these folks!

Five other websites I started after this one:


And yes, they’re all still active. Some more than others. I am aware that I’m a busybody.

Five of my Top Commenters:

Cheekie, I Am Your People, Kay, DivaKattGurlCapricorn


I wanted to thank each and every one of you for reading my site. And for sharing it with your peoples. It takes a village to pass on the ratchetness.

Anywho, to further thank you, I’m having a giveaway, something I haven’t done here in AGES.

I’m a Gap brand ambassador, and have been for the past 2 years. Remember when I blogged about the jeans party I had in 2009? MMHMM. Some of you do. WELLS, Gap surprised me with a package two weeks ago containing 2 pairs of pants from the new line. AND they were generous enough to send me a free jeans certificate to give away to my readers.

Heyyyyyy!!! So… one lucky AwesomelyLuvver (hehe) will be winning a free jean certificate, that can be redeemed for any pair of jeans you’d like at any Gap store. For my non-skinty folks, know that the Gap has up to a size 20, so yes, you definitely count too! 😀

Sooooo to enter to win, do these things:

* Send me an essay on why I’m awesome.
* Then send me a package of red velvet cupcakes
* And then start a petition asking VH1 to hire me to snatch their stars’ wigs.

Ok I kid, I kid. You don’t have to do any of that. Just simply leave a comment (between now and Friday, September 9th) at 4pm EST) saying how long you’ve been reading my blog. And leave your email address. I’ll be picking the winner randomly and announcing it on Monday.

To my international readers, I’m sorry but I wish I could include you in this giveaway. I can’t ship the certificate to another country. :-/ But still feel free to comment!!! 😀

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  1. September 8, 2011 at 7:06 am

    I’ve been reading your blog for a year now & it has enhanced my life! Lol!

    This message says my post is too short so I’m rambling so that my post won’t be too short… What the hoot?! Again it says, too short, I mean… Should I be writing a book luuvie?! ^_^

  2. TB_BT
    September 8, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I haven’t been reading your blog long…a little under a year after I started using Tiwtter and your name was always retweeted in my TL. I started following you there first, then eventually made it over to the blog (and then dumbesttweets and BacktoNigeria). You have kept me in stitches on the blogs and when you guest host on BlackingItUp (your airport boots story had me screaming the other day). Keep up the good work! 🙂

  3. September 8, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Relax, 5 years blogging…it’s not that deep!

    j/k Congrats on all your success!

  4. udee
    September 8, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I’ve been reading your blog for approximately two years now and it has LITERALLY been a pick-me-up with life decides it no longer has a funny bone. I’ve had to hold myself together to stop from snorting!

    I’m uncertain whether you want us to leave our email in the actual post or whether you can see the email address that’s required but not published.

    Never the less,

  5. Nakia
    September 8, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Hey Luvvie! I’ve been reading your blog for over a year now, and look forward to new posts. You slay me with the witty comments and observations from celebs who need wigs snatched(like Tyrese*sigh*STILL dissapointed in that one) to the everyday people on Twitter who our educational system look WORSE than it is, and make my bad days better with your humor.

    The new blogs are just as awesome. Keep up the good work!!!!

  6. MsSydney
    September 8, 2011 at 7:55 am

    *waves* I’ve been reading your blog for about a year now. It was RT’d into my twitter feed. I looked. I laughed (read: cackled silently at work). And I even went hmm. Your blog got me through some terrible jobs. I love your writing. I think it’s insightful and very entertaining. I can tell you really do take this seriously (when you’re not eating rice or anything red velvet).

  7. mzinspiredmind
    September 8, 2011 at 7:59 am

    CONGRATS on the blog turning 5!!! I’ve been a reader (ok, ok..a LURKER) for about a year or so now. I also follow you on tumblr and the twitter. (I promise I’m not a stalker stan! LOL)

    Your blog ALWAYS makes me turn red and try really hard not to pass out from laughing silently while at work!

    My email:

  8. Tasasha Henderson
    September 8, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Congrats on the 5 year anniversary of your blog!

    I’ve been reading your blog since 2009, right after we met for the first time at the Red Pump Project meet and greet event.

  9. September 8, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I found you on Twitter when someone RT’ed something you said…Now I can’t remember what it was, but I started reading your blog shortly thereafter. It was around the time you posted that Tupac painting Tyrese did! Bahahah..

  10. mochazina
    September 8, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I think I’m about a year deep…? we have a mutual acquaintance who e-introduced us. lol

    now if you want to talk red velvet cupcakes… 😉

  11. nonotthejacket
    September 8, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Congratulations on five years, Luvvie!

    I’ve been following you for two years now, being alternately inspired and butthurt by your posts.

    Keep up the good work!

    My email:

  12. Carmen
    September 8, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I’ve been following u as u moonwalk, wallslide, tootsie roll, roast, rant, slay hoes and most importantly inspire folks all up in my news feed for over a year now i just want to say that u are AWESOME, ur post and rants keep me laughing out loud, they say laughter is good medicine and ur the Doctor…keep doing what ur doing. u are the LOL

  13. Elise
    September 8, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Hey Luvvie! I have been reading your blog for well over 2 years now. I remember a post Afrobella mentioned you in, and I have been hooked on getting my weekly dose of hilarious ratchetness since then. I remember when I found you, I read most of your archived posts in one sitting, at work. Thankfully, I wasn’t fired. But I mastered the silent cackle. Congrats on your five years, and keep spreading and exposing ratchetness and shenanigans.

    My Email:

  14. September 8, 2011 at 8:43 am

    let’s see. i’ve been reading your blog for about 2 years now (maybe a little more). i comment sporadically but i always read. congratulations on 5 years.

    i think my first post reading was when you went to visit a friend and a fight ensued inside to outside the club. you drew a diagram and everything. straight comedy.

    either way. don’t know if this deal includes guys but my email is:

  15. Melissa
    September 8, 2011 at 9:02 am

    oh goodness gracious it’s been about 3 years since i found this madness you call awesomelyluvvie! i can’t even begin to tell you how many times i had to stop reading your words so i could make it to the bathroom to avoid a whoopi spritz moment. i can’t tell you how many times my co workers had to ask me was i ok after listening to me trying and failing miserably to contain my laughter. keep it coming and happy belated blog birthday.

    • Melissa
      September 8, 2011 at 9:05 am

      i can tell you my email address:

    September 8, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Been reading your ratchetness for 2 years now and my life ain’t been the same since!
    Your foolishness has become a guilty pleasure of mine and laughing at your post like I do makes me ask for forgiveness on the regular….

  17. Iris
    September 8, 2011 at 9:10 am

    I’ve only been reading a few months, but I’m making up for it by catching up. Best blog I’ve come across in a long time.

  18. lexi
    September 8, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Hey Luvvie, I have been addicted to your blog for about a little over a year! i love your blog and feel like I’m reading one of my close friends thoughts! My friends and I have your same humor!!! love it!!! Keep it coming!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AWESOMELYLUVVIE.COM!

    September 8, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Been reading your ratchetness for 2 years now and my life ain’t been the same since! Your foolishness has become a guilty pleasure of mine and laughing at your posts.

  20. September 8, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I think I’ve been reading for about two years now…love it!

  21. September 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Congrats on making it 5 years! I’ve been laughing with you for about a year.

  22. bklynbajan
    September 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I’m a newbie – my first post reading was your letter to Lauryn Hill but I’ve been an ardent disciple reading and sharing both current and past posts. Happy 5th Birthday!

  23. September 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I have been reading your blog for about 2 years now. I must say I am never let down when I read a post. Here’s to five more.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate,

  24. Jocelyn
    September 8, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Talk about being late to the party! I’ve been a regular reader for a whopping two weeks! YAY! *throws confetti* I love the blog and look forward to seeing it in my Google Reader. Congrats on 5 years. As a fledgling, sometimey blogger, I know this task is not for the faint of heart.

  25. September 8, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Hey your AWESOME Royalness!

    I’ve been LUVVING you for almost two years, back to the time when your wonderful blog was just starting to feel the power of its RATCHETNESS, wikkidly crashing my computer, and kicking me to the curb!!

    But I returned again and again because I’m your oldest stanfan!!!

    Here’s my number:
    I’ll await your call. 😀

  26. naturalista88
    September 8, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I must say that I’m ashamed that I just discovered your blog last month; I have been missing out on the greatness that is this blog. May you have continued success & prosperity.

  27. ileana
    September 8, 2011 at 11:22 am

    i just started to read your blog a few months ago thanks to the twitterverse and it is definitely a great read especially during those times when i am feeling blah… keep up the great work and i can ship you those red velvet cupcakes if you want 🙂

  28. September 8, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Hi Luvvie! I’ve been reading your blog for about 4 months now. Keep up the good work 🙂

  29. September 8, 2011 at 11:28 am

    \(^_^)/ @ me being a top commenter!

    Luvvie, I’ve seen your blog grow from a random personal blog to… KABLAHYOW! It’s like seeing one of your cousins make it! Let’s not talk about how it took us 2 years to finally meet in person, but anyway… *hugs* and congrats!

    Wow, I think I’ve been reading your blog for at LEAST 3 years…I know it wasn’t at the VERY beginning, but it was pretty close to it. Much luck to you as I’m sure this is only the beginning!

  30. Erin
    September 8, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I’ve been reading for about 9 months now. The first post I ever read was your recap of the highly anticipated and extremely disappointing return of The Game. HILARIOUS! Been reading ever since. I THINK I’m just about caught up now. Love love LOVE IT! Keep doin’ what you do!

    (Sidenote: My email address is my full gubment name so I’d rather not post it here. Can I email it you???)

  31. September 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for about a year and change now and it definitely adds some much needed humor to my day. Cheers to you…(and the freaking weekend! lol)

  32. September 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Happy Belated Bornday!!!

    *eclinks champagne glasses*

    I found you via Twitter! Isn’t Twitter great?! My fellow #fuckery and #ratchedness sister! Love you to pieces.

    I have been with you about a year and has LOL in my office and passed around my all time favorite Dear posts!

    My favorites are:

    Dear Lindsey Lohan and Dear Stevie Wonder

    I have always mentioned that you need to have your own show and or be a comedic writer because you have gifts!

    I also love that you also have a philanthropic side and dedicate yourself to the Red Pump Project.

    Girl you sure you don’t have ADD or ADHD? I know I do…how else would I be able to keep up with all the goings on?!

    Come back to NYC soon! We have some shoe shopping to do!!

  33. September 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday!
    I just recently discovered your blog and I’ve been trying to catch up on the past 5 years…LOL! I was so impressed by your creativity that I had to vote for you to be the face of in Times Square. Congrats on 5 years….Here’s to the next 5 and beyond!

  34. B_Keps
    September 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    *cues Tony Toni Toni* Happy Blogaversary Luvvie!!! i’m a relative newbie to all things Luv, but I knew we were kindred when you did your post on Adele… good times. Anywho, congratulations on all of your accomplishments! And if you just so happened to want to bless me with a pair of the Gap Jeans… my email is!

    Thanks for all of the laughs Luvvie!!!

  35. Tolu
    September 8, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Pick me oh! lol…long time lurker here and ive read your blog about a yr and I luv it:)

  36. September 8, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    So I’ve been reading this ignoramous blog for about 3yrs now and your insanity and mindlessness have added laughter and tears to my life. The way you use your words to characterize the lives of another person’s debacle simply leaves me falling out sometimes.

    But on a serious note, I’m proud of your accomplishments gurlie, wish you the best :). I reflect on the times when the Quad was our platform and atrocities were out livelihood and here you are today, blogging professionally and introducing rice/stew to mainstream America! IW wish you all the best in life chica!

  37. Chamaree
    September 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I have been reading your website and following you on twitter for 2.5 years now!

  38. September 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Yaay!! Congrats on 5 year of having this…well…AWESOME blog! 😉 I’ve been reading for about a year now and love it!


  39. Camille
    September 8, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I have been reading your blog for about 6 months now and I must say, it gives me life. I came across your blog through Twitter because of the 25 dumbest tweets post that was repeatedly retweeted in my TL. I am from the islands so it is always amusing to me to read some of the slang (I didn’t know what “shade” was until I started reading your blog and following you) and I am ALWAYS dying laughing at your wit.
    I have shared your stories with my friends who have in turn followed you both on Twitter and your blogs. By the way, I work with HIV/AIDS so I follow Red Pump Project also!

  40. September 8, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I’ve been reading for about three years now. I’m still sad we didn’t get to catch up with each other when I came to Chicago two years ago! Congrats on your anniversary and keep up the good work!

  41. CaspercutieSTL
    September 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Congrats, Luvvie! I’ve been reading your blog for about three years. Your roasts and letters give me life.

  42. Michelle B.
    September 8, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I’ve been reading for over a year now. By far my fav feature is the Sternly Worded Letter. Thank goodness we live in a country that provides an endless list of folks who need such a letter in their in box. May I suggest the following for future much needed letters: The whole Kardashian clan, Serena Williams & her outfits, and the sure to be endless pics of Beyonce & her baby bump.

  43. Msallyce
    September 8, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Hey Luuvie!!

    I’ve been around since around the jean giveaway of 2009!! I used to read your comments on VSB and clicked on your link; the rest is history. Because of you, I’ve begun checking menus for red velvet everything. I’ve hollered laughing, done serious thinking, and questioned the education of some celebrities due to your site.

    Keep up the great work and happy 5th year!!

    ~ MsAllyce

  44. Cosmolude
    September 8, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Congrats!! I’ve been reading your blog for about 2 years. I saw a couple of your posts on the Black Snob’s site and have been hooked (and cracking up) ever since.

    My email:

  45. Cosmolude
    September 8, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Congrats!! I’ve been reading your blog for about 2 years. I saw a couple of your posts on the Black Snob’s site and have been hooked (and cracking up) ever since. My email:

  46. September 8, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Congratulations on five years blogging! I’ve been reading for about a year. (Not trying to bribe you or anything, but I could bake you some red velvet cupcakes!!)

    Each post seems to be funnier and funnier! Keep up the great work!

  47. Ashley
    September 8, 2011 at 10:47 pm


    Someone RT’d you into my timeline one day and I went to your page. I clicked on your blog and the post at the top was *searches your archives*

    it was “Who Would You Rather…Discuss?” written in November of 2010 and I’ve been subscribed to your blog, following you on Tumblr and Twitter ever since

    my email address is

  48. adwoa
    September 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    hey luvvie! i’ve been reading your blog since december of last year, courtesy of my fabulous sister. i was home for the holidays, for a MONTH, at my parents’ house without a car.

    which is to say that i rolled deep into the archives, and i think may have seen (and cackled at until i was in pain) every 90s R&B roast and ridiculous youtube video on the site. STILL unsure if miss honay or no mo’ po’k chops is the supreme winner – meaning i may need to watch them both again…

  49. September 9, 2011 at 6:57 am

    Man look at all of these old timers! How Awesome Luuvie! Congrats on the 5yrs. I’m a newbie. I found your twitter b/c Elon called L.Joy your name by accident on a BlackingItUp podcast and I’d heard them mention you before. Your tweets are epic and since you are the Highborn Hoe-Slayer I felt it my duty to visit your blog. This all transpired just a few months ago!

    I love your posts, the shoe blog and the Red Pump Project inspires me to get more involved. Here’s to another 5yrs of Ratchetness!!!


  50. September 9, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Usually I stay in the shadows– But I ain’t passin’ up no jeans now!

    I’ve been reading since.. about March of this year, I found your website on TheFreshXPress’s blogroll page. Your ratchetness has kept me laughing until tears every night since then! (Just ask my Mother for proof -__-)
    I don’t remember what types of blogs I read before I found this one, and Ion’ care o__O
    Congratulations for the 5 years! And may another 5 good years come to you and this blog! <3

  51. MissMaryMack
    September 9, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I’ve been a reader for a while, looooong time lurker and occasional commenter. Gap pants don’t fit my long ass legs, but I still wanted to say congrats and please keep slaying hoes and snatching wigs!

  52. September 9, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Been reading you for a little over a year and I love it. I have no idea how I found it, probably just through jumping blog links on other peoples’ blogs. That post about the problems of a skinny girls is still my favorite. Happy anniversary to you and here is to plenty more.

  53. 9/8 Virgo
    September 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Hello Luvvie,

    I ran across your blog about five months ago by way of afrobella. Happy FIFTH Anniversary!!!

  54. September 9, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I would love this certificate. I have a teen daughter that could use new jeans for school.


    I’m a new reader and I have thoroughly howled in laughter at your posts! Chile, you are fa sho crazy! But so am I so I’ll keep reading!


  55. September 10, 2011 at 12:49 am

    I’m a top commenter? *sheds tear* Since it’s your 5th birthday, here’s some crustless PB&J sandwiches, SweeTarts and cupcakes

  56. Ky G (CurlyKye)
    September 11, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Congrats! I’m looking forward to many more years of Luvvie!!! Five years…I wish I’d have known. Have only been reading for close to 2 years and definitely known I missed out on some good stuff.

    Keeping doing your thing girl!

  57. September 12, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Congratulations Luvvie! 😀

  58. October 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Life has gotten in the way, and I discovered Twitter, so today I stopped by to read your roach fiasco story and wanted to say CONGRATULAAAATIONNNSS (RIP, Vesta)! I love coming here, it feels like home (I’m a top commenter!! I get the leg when Luvvie gets her red velvet fried chicken!!):) Here’s to another five more years and I hope to meet IRL one day soon. (Will be purchasing a pair of red pumps in support!!)

  59. Kelly R.
    July 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Congratulations!!! I found you when I first started following Afrobella over 2 years ago now. I can’t get enough of your blog!! You are fabulous!! Your sense of humor is the best medicine. Keep going, I enjoy all of your work on all of your sites…you are really a big inspiration to me!!