Saturday, September 1, 2012

Happy birthday to my blog! (and Chantel)

Today is Chantel's birthday and also my first year of blogging anniversary. I have had such a wonderful first year..I love blogging! I have met so many wonderful people and been so inspired. There is really nothing that I don't like about blogging. I want to thank all of you that follow my blog and leave me sweet messages. You all have really enriched my life!

I thought to celebrate a year of blogging I would share some of my favorite photos from the first year.

Blog bags I made for Janae and I

A holiday tea for my Mom and her friends

My remake on my buffet--that I use for crafting supplies

My bed--one of my favorite places to be :)

 My holiday decorating posts were popular--this is when I really started getting some followers.

Our Christmas tree 2011
Mantle 2011

The stockings weren't the only thing we hung last Christmas--we hung baby Lacie too:)

Walter and Hershey moved in in February

Then the kittens came to us and we had a month of very little sleep.

They were so worth the sleepless nights!

I was totally infatuated with my roses this year.

I enjoy my garden to it fullest.

Thanks to all of you for all the inspiration for fun projects.

Thanks for going down memory lane with me! Stay tuned for a giveaway in honor of my first year. Right now I have to concentrate in making birthday gifts for Janae but when I get that done I am going to make something for one of you to win!

I look forward to many more years of blogging and making even more blogger friends!

We are off to the beach in the morning to celebrate the most important birthday right now...Chantel turning 14!

Thanks for visiting!


Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary <3 !! Thank you for posting these lovely photos :)

dlw said...

happy bloggiversary! hope you have many more! also happy birthday to chantel! 14 is a BIG year!
take care!
debra @

dlw said...

happy bloggiversary! hope you have many more! also happy birthday to chantel! 14 is a BIG year!
take care!
debra @

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Grandma Carolee said...

I"m so glad you are blogging. I look at your blog first thing every morning. It is always beautiful, positive, uplifting, & fun. Looking forward to seeing Chantel before your trip to the coast.

Tracy ~ If I Knew You Were Coming I'd Baked A Cake said...

Happy Blog Birthday its great to look back over what fun you have had in the past year. Your home is beautiful. Tracy

Karen said...

Happy anniversary, you've really created a beautiful blog.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Happy blog anniversary and 14th birthday to Chantel!

I love your puppy hanging from the doorknob and those beautiful kitties. Oh, and that huge hanging petunia basket is dreamy.

Happy long weekend!

farmhouse-story said...

that darling pic of Lacie is when i started reading your blog, sandy! Happy blog anniversary! have fun at the beach and, chantel, happy bday to you!

Burlap Luxe said...

Happy Birthday, Happy blogiversary anniversary!
happy kitties, we just went through thios with some wild ones born in the wood pile and we nursed them and gave them names and off they went to beautiful homes.
The puppy love is over the top cute :)
All you inspire here is for the taking I want to do more pencil pen cans ...I made some years ago for a scholl project when my daughter was young and now you have inspired me to create some more.
Love the Union jack you made one for Rachal and this is what inspired mine on a post down on my site.

Thank you for the comment that graced my place with your love that touched the edges of my heart.

Visit soon and I will also visit you.
Keep inspiring the beauty of your whiteness!

lashawnmontoya said...

I love your blog! I feel like I know you so much better and am somehow closer to you and part of your life- thank you for blogging, and I really look forwad to checking it each day and seeing what you are up to. You inspire me to garden and be more creative, and enjoy the 'little things'. Happy bday to Chantel too! Looks like you guys had a great day at the fair!

Heirloom treasures said...

Happy Anniversary Sandy. I loved going down memory lane with you the pics are gorgeous.xx
Happy Birthday to your dear daughters
They must be Virgo's like me

Cindy said...

Awwwww, i remember most of those blog posts. It's been so fun following you and watching the kitties grow, and seeing the funny pictures of them and all the family pets, and seeing all your beautiful projects!



Happy 1st Blog Birthday! What a great year. Love the puppy hanging in the stocking! LOL!

Amanda said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR BLOG!I just loved seeing all those blog posts as i only found out about you recently when you
got me started! You have done so well in the space of a year and you should be very proud!
Happy Birthday to Chantel!
Lots of love,

Lady Pamela said...

Happy Blogiversary, Sandy. I just wanted to say how much I enjoy seeing your posts in my email in the morning with my cup of coffee. Good news to start my day with.

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I enjoy your blog so much. I am glad that you share your life with all of us...

Amy Jo

Anonymous said...

Happy 1 year anniversary!!! What fun it was to go down memory lane with your blog post and now I need to go visit some of the older ones that I had missed~

Love the picture of Lacie hanging on the doorknob! So cute!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary, Sandy! Your blog is always lovely! One can see your passion for your family, animals and decorating! I look forward to seeing a message in my email that you have posted! Congrats!

Janet said...

Congrats on one year of blogging! You really have some amazing posts!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Happy blog anniversary sweet Sandy! Thanks for sharing this wonderful year. :)