It was my blog anniversary yesterday folks! I honestly can’t believe I have been doing this for 3 years already.
I wanted to have a special giveaway but had been fighting the stomach bug the past couple of days and couldn’t muster up enough energy to get something going. But you guys forgive me, right? After just having that fabulous faucet giveaway…I’m not actually sure if most of you even care for giveaways. Do you or don’t you? Do they tend do be annoying all over the blogosphere?
I have learned so much during this time and while it doesn’t make a crazy amount of money it pays me in so many other ways. I can’t even put it into words how grateful I am for all that has come out of it. And I’m so thankful for all the people who read my little blog and for the people I have gotten to know through it in person and online.
My first post was my refinished secretary (click HERE to see the post). In case you are wondering, yes I have added some new photos to the old ones because my photos weren’t all that stellar at the beginning.
In fact I only had two post that March in 2012 and the second one was my horizontal striped curtains. I’m surprised I still have them and that I’m not terribly sick of them yet. Did you notice the little terrible I threw in there? Well that’s because if I’d find some other ones that I love, then I’d replace them in a heart beat. But I haven’t yet. Although I’m newly obsessed with the (new to me color) Ikea Sanela curtains my friend Kimberly from Swoon Worthy added to her living room recently.
And my cat enclosure is still one of the most popular posts. I guess it doesn’t get old.
I have done so much to our house and yard in those 3 blog years (hey and even before). I worked with some amazing brands, gotten to travel a little for the little blog and met some amazing friends in person. I have shared some of our personal struggles (HERE and HERE) which was hard for me but has gotten me so much support.
I would have never applied for dual citizenship if I wouldn’t have posted about it and in return gotten some encouragement and suggestions. And now I’m on my way to finally get it since I got the approval and just recently applied for citizenship. This will lift a huge weight off my shoulder. And I’m so grateful for those of you who told me I could do it.
I don’t know what this blog will bring in the future. There is so much on my mind at all times and I’m continuously struggling with ups and downs and sometimes even wanting to throw in the towel and stop blogging. But when I look back at all this time then I have to say. YES YES YES it is all worth it and I have you to thank for it.
A little update behind the scene for you if you don’t follow me on Instagram.
Not only has my stomach bug added to the DIY struggle but working on my Home Depot style challenge has proven to be the biggest struggle ever.
We had about 8 inches of snow last Friday and before that not all the snow was melted yet:
Here is another glimpse:
It’s not going to be as grand as I wanted it to be originally due to the weather and not being able to paint but I’m loving the direction it’s heading to.
I added some spring to my blog chair:
And my daughter and I decorated a little for easter:
So that’s it for today and hopefully I’m back to myself soon.
Talk to you on Friday.