I can't believe it's already been a year since I shared a peek of my brand new home just outside of Raleigh, NC and entryway table with a fall vignette! I'm declaring it a "blogiversary", but in reality, I really started my blog all the way back in 2009!
At that time, I'd been painting furniture and selling my vintage wares at The Farm Chicks Show and other local shows in the Northwest and needed a website to communicate with local customers when and where my next sale would be...
Life was crazy back then...I had just given birth to a very sleepless third baby girl, was constantly working on furniture, jewelry, etc to keep up with sales, and trying to hold it all together while my husband worked INSANE hours as a CPA in an understaffed firm.
I never took "before and after" pictures of all the house projects and furniture transformations to share on a blog...huge, huge regret, but my life just wasn't there yet.
In those hectic years since I set up this little blog, I moved twice (including a 2,600 mile move), went back to work full-time, and continued to be in as many local shows as I possibly could. There were times that I lived so remotely that we didn't even have the Internet to blog! But why do I share all of this?...
Because life settles down, kids grow older, a bit of stability is gained... If you've longed to blog, share your dreams, DIY projects, and connect with so many like-minded and talented individuals but just can't find the time or your life is in chaos...don't give up!
After moving to Raleigh a year ago and getting two of the three kids in school, I've finally found the time to cultivate my little blog. There's something so satisfying connecting with those that "get it" in the world of blogging and here locally. Through this blog, I've met some wonderful people that I probably would have never found!
Many of these wonderful people are you! From the handful of readers from waaaay back then to those that recently started reading my blog.... thank you, thank you, thank you! You all encourage me with your wonderful and sweet comments that keep me going and keep me posting! This last year has been pretty amazing for me as I was able to be a vendor at the Luckett's Spring Market, a committee member and guest speaker for the Southern Bloggers Conference, as well as just opening up a booth at the local SuzAnna's Antiques. All the while, I've been slowly transformed my builder-basic house into a home. I'm excited about this upcoming "blog year" too... I have so many goals and dreams that I'm working to get in place this year and I look forward to sharing it all with you!