Sunday, April 12, 2009

I Made it a Year!

I started this little venture a year ago today!  Who knew I’d make it a week on this thing, let alone a year?!  I put a lot of thought—well, some thought—into how I would celebrate.

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I’m too busy for a give away, and I’m not creative enough to make something.  So, I give you a year in review!

It all started with a mailbox.  One for each kid. 

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Then I organized.

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I decorated.

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And decorated!

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I celebrated.

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I complained.

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And I daydreamed.

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Regardless of what did happen this year, I know that I wouldn’t have continued blogging had I not met and befriended some wonderful people.  Someone who doesn’t blog will never be able to relate to the fulfillment that it gives us, and sadly they will never appreciate all the amazing and inspiring women it exposes us to.  Thank you for a fantastic year!!!

94 comments:

Paige said...

Happy one-year anniversary to you! Can't wait to see what the next year holds for you.

Blessings!

Little Miss Southern said...

Happy one-year!!!

I love reading your blog! You were one of the 1st that I discovered!!
:)

non-bloggers will NEVER get it.

aeryn said...

Happy one year anniversary! I know what you mean.... I have only started blogging recently, and still not regularly enough... but kind comments from wonderful people have already brightened up so many of my days. I wish your blog an even better year than the previous one!

The Bliss Journey said...

Happy anniversary. Isn't blogging a blast. I could do this all day. Work really gets in the way of all my blogging time.
Kathleen

Annie said...

Happy anniversary to you!!

Greta said...

Congratulations...love visiting your blog. I'm a fellow teacher so it's nice to see another educator blog!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Yay!!! Happy anniversary, girl, you were one of the awesome bloggers that inspired me to start! So, do I thank you or blame you? :)

Lisa said...

HAPPY BLOGAVERSIARY!!!

Carrie said...

So true! Happy One-year blogoversary! Your blog is very creative and fun :) Glad to have come across your blog and be inspired!

Jena said...

Congratulations on your first year! That is quite an acomplishment (the first years is the hardest, I hope - I'm a newbie).

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Happy One Year Anniversary!!! I've thoroughly enjoyed your blog!

Happy Easter!

Lisa said...

I AM SO GLAD YOU STARTED.

HUGS FROM MAINE

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats Chris!

That is a really great accomplishment.
I'm really enjoying it as well thanks to kind people like you.

Have a wonderful week.
~Melissa :)

Carmen said...

Happy 1 Year! I guess I have been following your blog for longer than I thought because I remember a lot of your review. ;)

Kat said...

Congrats on your first fabulous year! Here's to many more! I love your blog.

Laura said...

Happy Blogoversary! I enjoy reading your blog!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats!! And here's to another great year! :)

Nicole said...

Congratulations! I have just started a family blog. It is fun! I look forward to your second year! Love the cake:)

Cynnamama's Cafe said...

Happy First Blogoversary! I really enjoy reading your blog! I love the way you design it! It's so YOU! :D

Handmade Housewife... said...

Happy anniversary!! I've enjoyed being one of your regular readers and look forward to year #2. You've got some great ideas, and of course who doesn't love a post about your much loved dog, ha ha!!

-Hayley

Jodee Leader said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love, love, love your blog and I look forward to many more fun posts this year!

Kristen said...

Has it been a YEAR? WOW - that went by quick didn't it?! You had me at hello Oprah - I knew I loved your blog the day you posted about your garage shelf all organized and color coordinated and that we would be blogger friends for life. You have given me some much needed laugh out loud moments this year! I am eating birthday cake in a dimmed light room tonight in your honor. And to think you thought no one would read your blog(me rolling my eyes)
Love, Gayle

Jenny said...

Happy Anniversary!

The Un-Organized Mom said...

HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!!

Can't wait to read you for another year!!

Nikki said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!

Melissa Miller said...

Chris you are too funny... :)

Thanks for stopping by.

The Momma said...

Happy one year anniversary! :) You already know I'm obsessed..in love..I mean, I enjoy reading your blog. But I'll tell you again! I love it, I'm glad I found you so I could stalk you on a daily basis! :)

Jessica said...

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to you! You were one of the 1st blogs I discovered less then a yr ago when I became a "blog stalker" I loved it then and love it now!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Happy One Year to you! I love your blog!

Shannon

HouseMama said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary to you! Thank you for making my blog reading so fun and educational. :)

MaryCatherine said...

Happy Bloggiversiary! Yours is one of my favorites. Happy Easter :)

SharDon Exclusives said...

Congratulations! Happy Anniversary! Happy Birthday! Happy Blogging!

Natalia said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!

Many, many more,

Nat :)

Jessica said...

Happy one year!!! I so enjoy having you here!

Evy said...

Happy Blogging-Anniversary! One year is a big stepping stone towards many more years of blogging and meeting wonderful people, I believe!

Wishing you many more years of blogging and many people you meet and befriend!

abeachcottage said...

congrats, it's great and happy easter

Sarah

Lil' Woman said...

Happy Blogoversaary!! I love catching up and reading your blog!!

To another good year! : )

Lil' Woman said...

Happy Blogoversaary!! I love catching up and reading your blog!!

To another good year! : )

That Girl said...

CONGRATS!!

Sandy Toes said...

So glad you did start blogging...wishing you many more happy and wonderful posts!
Love your blog~
sandy toe

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

And thank YOU for blogging!! Happy anniversary! :)

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Congratulations! I am new to your blog and I just love it. I have read many of your posts from the past year. Thank you so much for sharing. I especially am looking forward to your Chistmas ideas this year. By the way, I am a retired teacher rather than a "tired" teacher. LOL

Misty said...

Congratulations & keep it up!!! I love your blog!

Blueberry said...

I love your blog - it is one I check daily. I love your sense of humour and decorating style in equal measures.

Congrats on your one-year anniversary.

cheers,
Blueberry

Hillcrest Acres said...

Cogratulations on your one year annversary. You've got such a cute blog and I always enjoy reading your posts. Looking forward to what this year brings.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Happy anniversary!! Congrats on a great blog!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

And a happy year to you!! Kudos to a year of great inspiration and funny reads!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Chris, happy one year! Blogging sure has been a blast for me too & I'm glad to have met a friend like you. It's been so fun, here's to another year.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Have been with you from the start...cant wait to see you through another great year!

Shannon said...

Happy One Year!!

Freckles Chick said...

Congrats C!

***singing off-key so badly the dog's howling**** Happy blogiversary to youuuuu!

You hit the nail right on the head. Blogging is so fullfilling--it's hard to explain the attraction to those who don't!

I heart your blog! =)

Tina said...

I have really enjoyed your blog. Congratulations!

Leigh said...

Happy one-year!

Scrap for Joy said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've only recently discovered your blog (after wandering over from someone else's blog...you know how that goes) but I love visiting here. You are a vry creative person and there are some great ideas to be found here.

Pixeltrash said...

Such a cute cake!

Happy YEAR!

Marla said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I just recently found your blog...and I have so enjoyed the ideas!

Kelli said...

Happy anniversary! I've enjoyed reading your blog.

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Happy One Year Anniversary. I do enjoy your blog so much.

Cece

Ashley said...

Congrats! I just celebrated my one year, too! I've enjoyed being inspired by all of your creativity!

Jamie said...

Happy anniversary! You're right. I've tried to explain how amazing blogging & the blogging world is to those who don't do it but, they just don't get it. I'm happy to have found you!

Jill said...

Yay! Congrats on a year. I must say you were one of my first "pretend friends" that I blog stalk on a regular basis. I love all your ideas and have copied quite a few! :)
-Jill

Farmgirl Paints said...

Boy isn't that the truth. People who don't blog do NOT understand how much fun it is to make friends and receive encouragement like that on a daily basis...it's the best. Congratulations on your anniversary. It's definitely worth celebrating!!

Robin said...

Yippee! can't wait to see what your next year will bring.

Sherrie said...

Happy first year! You have such great ideas! I'm new to blogging, and so inspired by all you share. Many more!

The Caretaker said...

Yes, I agree, no one knows the joy and fulfillment one gets by blogging. I didn't until I started. Happy one year anniversary!!!

Courtney said...

Happy One Year Anniversary

Mandi said...

Thank YOU for an inspiring year! I love your blog and your sense of humor. You were so kind to me when I first started blogging and I appreciate that more than you will ever know. Congrats on I year and I look forward to all of your future adventures!

To The Moon and Back said...

Wow! Happy one-year blogoversary!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Girl, you are too funny for words, to witty for my brain and just so darn creative. I love love love your blog through and through. You're great and here's to hoping that there are many more years of blogging fun to come. Happy Blogaversary!

Kimba said...

Happy Blogiversary! It's crazy that I've been reading you since the start...because I started at the same time.

Thanks for sharing all of your creativity, complaining and glitter!

Kimba

Sweet Nothings said...

Happy one year anniversary! You've been inspiring!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Happy A. We're the one's who should be celebrating however. Celebrating the fact that you have shared a year's worth of some of the most amazing ideas, projects, inspiration, etc., etc. Looking forward to more years to come. : )
M.L.

Deb said...

Hey Chris,

Congrats on one year of blogging. I really enjoy reading your posts.

Keep posting.

Debbie

Christi said...

Congrats on sticking with it for a year!

I love reading your blog!

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry said...

Cool blog, beautiful photos. Congrats on your one year anniversary! I found you via bloggers connect, check it out.
http://bloggersconnect.blogspot.com/

Jennie said...

Happy anniversary... yo uknow that I love your site and think you rock, so keep up the great work... you need to do another craft share , that was such a good idea...

KT said...

I love your blog! Keep up the good (and fun!) work!

Amber said...

Congrats on 1 year!! That is awesome!

You know I love your blog, Bff. :)

KelsyC said...

Cute blog, SITS-sta!!!

EntertainingMom said...

just hopped on over from sits... great blog... Happy Year and I agree, aside from the addicting aspect of blogging, it is so ingredibly fulfilling!

Dee said...

Congrats on one year!!! Thats so exciting!

Jen said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Sadiebug and her Mom said...

Your blog is total eye candy. *sigh* I feel like I can start my day now.

Manic Mother said...

Congrats on one year, I can't wait till I can say the same.

kimmerbean said...

Just stopping by from SITS. Happy 1-year anniversary to you! I can see why your blog has been such a great success.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Happy one year anniversary! I'm really excited to read about your decorating adventures. They're definitely inspiration!

Double Dipped Sweets said...

From SITS
Happy Anniversary! Blogging is so much fun!

Mya said...

Congrats on being the Featured Blogger. I agree..bloggin' is fun and a great way to meet people w/similar interests and what not. Have a good day. Your decorating is BEE-YooT-E-FULL

Superjaxster said...

This is a wonderful blog - I'm just sad I didn't know about it in the beginning. You've got come mad talent SITSta!

Stalker v1.5 said...

Happy anniversary!!

JessicaTKC said...

Stopping by from SITS!

I wish you'd organize for me- your wire metal shelf is sooo neat!

Karie said...

Haha... awe! Happy anniversary!

Ms. Salti said...

Congrats! And I'm with you... those who don't blog have no idea what a wonderful outlet it is!

SoBella Creations said...

Happy One Year!!!

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