Thursday, March 5, 2015

One Year Blogiversary & Giveaway

Today marks one year of blogging. 

One year ago today I sat down at my computer and wrote a post. The post declared to all that I was a terrible blogger and I was.


Over the previous year I had tried to start blogging and failed. For some reason on that day I decided to go for "it", not even knowing what "it" was. Ever since that post I have been blogging faithfully. In fact over the past year I have published 259 posts. 


Ultimately it isn't about a number of posts. It is about the 259 chances those posts gave me. The opportunities I have had to connect with readers, share my life, inspire, encourage, be myself (my real self), craft, cook, share my kids and occasionally poor out my heart when verbally I just couldn't do it.

I have learned so much about myself living the life of a blogger.

And who knows, maybe I'm not such a terrible blogger after all.

Today I wanted to share with you 5 of my favorite posts from the past year. 

Our Home Tour





We all know a celebration wouldn't be complete without a giveaway.

So, here you have it! 


I am giving away a Pretty Girls Handmade scarf. I will email the winner with some pattern choices to pick from when they are selected. You will also receive a $5 Starbucks gift card. 

Good luck!


Thank you so much for reading along.
You are what makes this so much fun and worth celebrating.

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61 comments:

  1. Congratulations on blogging for one year! You sure have accomplished a lot on your blog! Way to go!!

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  2. Congrats on your one year blogiversary! :) You've done a lot in a year!

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  3. One year!! CONGRATS! Obviously I love documenting our life (or mainly Mia's, ha ha!) but this space is so special to me because of all the connections and friendships I've been blessed to make! Love blogging!

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  4. Congrats for every time you decide to make time to sit behind your pc and share a little bit more of your life with us.

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  5. Congrats on the anniversary, but mostly on believing in yourself and following your dream!

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  6. Congratulations on one year! Reading this today was perfect timing for me.... I am in the same boat you were a year ago... I want to blog more regularly but I let life get in the way and will end up blogging once a week and sometimes not at all. Well today I am making a plan and goal to blog more! :)

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  7. Congrats on the one year!! Your blog is doing wonderful & you should be so proud of yourself!!

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  8. Congrats! And I loved looking through some of your favorite posts :)

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  9. Thank you SO much. I am mostly proud that I didn't give up. I can't wait to see where I am next year!

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  10. Aaahhhhh!!!! Yay! Best of luck to you. What is your blog? I'd love to keep up with you.

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  11. Thank you SO much! It was so worth it. Excited to see how this next year goes.

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  12. Yay for reaching a blogging year! Who knew something so random could be such a fun and fabulous hobby?! So glad to call you a friend, friend. ;)

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  13. Thanks Jamie. The year has FLOWN by too. I can't wait to see how this next year goes.

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  14. Thanks girl, I am too! Of all the friends I've made your definitely one of my favorites :).

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  15. Thanks Kenzie! It was so hard to just pick a few.

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  16. Thank you, thank you! It is definitely more about them than us. Probably more interesting that way (in my case at least) haha.

    Me too, I feel the exact same way.

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  17. Thanks girl! I know!!! It has truly became an important outlet in my life.

    So, so very glad too! You have became a wonderful friend.

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  18. Congratulations on your first year! one of many!

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  19. Congrats, Beth!! One year is a big milestone!! :)

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  20. Thank you so much friend. You were a huge help along the way :).

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  21. Thank you so much, I certainly hope so!

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  22. Congrats, Beth! Isn't it fun to see how far a year can take you?

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  23. Congratulations, and Happy Blogiversary!
    I love looking back on my first few posts to see just how much my writing and photography has developed in the past few years. It's so much fun when you have something tangible to see your progress.
    P.S. I ADORE all your scarves!!

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  24. Thank you! It has been so fun and so encouraging. I can't wait to see where I am next year!

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  25. Thank you, thank you!

    That is oh so true. My first few posts were TERRIBLE. I have thought about deleting them, but I honestly want them there as a sign of progress.

    I am so excited to see how this next year goes!

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  26. Thanks so much Elizabeth! So glad to have met you along the way.

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  27. Congrats on your first year! I've just finished my first real month of blogging. It takes a lot of work at times, but so far it's been fun. Way to go!

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  28. Happy Blogiversary! So glad we've connected!

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  29. Happy blogiversary! I remember all of those awesome posts! Oh that camping trip was awesome too -- loved all the stuff you guys did! Can't wait to see what more you do this year!

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  30. Happy Anniversary! So glad you are blogging as I was able to connect with you through it- excited to continue to follow along!

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  31. Happy blogiversary, my dear! I for one am so happy you began blogging. XO

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  32. Good for you! It does take a lot of work, but man you are so right it is a blast. Keep at it and before you know it a year will have passed :).

    Thanks for saying hello!

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  33. Me to Amy! And Guess who is going to the circus this weekend?!

    It has been so great getting to know you.

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  34. Aaahhh thanks Jenny. You are definitely among my favorites when it comes to blogging friends. So glad I met you so early on in my journey. You have been a great friend.

    So excited to see what happens this next year!

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  35. Me too Keri! I can't even remember exactly how we connected but I am oh so glad that we did :).

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  36. Congratulations on the blogging anniversary! Very exciting :)

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  37. Congrats! That is so exciting! I can't wait until I hit my first year! I hope I have as much as success as you did! What a great accomplishment! P.s. your scarves are adorable!!

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  38. Thank you so much! Blink twice and it will be here before you know it :). I went in to this blogging thing completely clueless with no idea what I should expect and after a year I still feel pretty clueless, but I think I am getting the hang of it... maybe.

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  39. Happy Blogiversary! (made up word). That's so exciting and congrats on sticking with this commitment. May the next year bring you more readers and more meaningful connections :) -Misty

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  40. Not a terrible blogger at all and I am so glad we have connected! Congratulations on your 1 year that is a pretty big blogging accomplishment! Now, I am going to enter your awesome giveaway :)

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  41. Aaaahhhh thank you so much, I am glad too! Making it to one year felt really huge. I can't wait to see how the next year goes :).

    Have a great weekend!

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  42. Happy Blog Anniversary! Mine is this weekend...still can't believe it's been an entire year and how much has changed :) So happy to have found your blog! xo

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  43. I am glad you found me too!!! It has been so fun to have met so many great bloggers that all started right around the same time as I did.

    So, Happy Blogiversary to you too :)!

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