Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Belated Blogging Birthday

I was making my usual blogging rounds yesterday and happened upon a Happy 1st Birthday blog post at one of my favortie blogs Delighted Momma. I started reminiscing about how my own blog began and realized that I too was coming up on my 1 year mark.

I could have sworn I started blogging in March but sadly I realized that my first post was actualy on February 26th of last year.

So yeah, I totally missed my own blogging birthday...but I'll blame that on the fact that I'm 37 weeks pregnant and my brain shrunk (a true statement by the way!)

I'm not a big fan of lengthy posts but if you are interested in reading about why I started my blog click below!

It took some time for me to remember why I really started blogging. It wasn't for a particular reason but rather a culmination of things.

here's my story...

I graduated from the interior design program at BYU-Idaho in April of 2009. Upon graduating and completing a 2nd internship at a cabinetry design company, I was torn between wanting to be a "career woman" or start a family (my husband and I had been married for a little over 3 years by this time). I realize, like many of you, I could have done both, but in the end, I felt that it was important for me to be a "stay at home mom."

Around the time my son turned 1, I began to feel like I was becoming disconnected with the design world. On top of that I was upset with myself for putting so much time and effort into earning a 4 year design degree and basically doing nothing with it. Also, I had just moved to a small town where everything was new and I didn't know a single soul.

I decided that blogging would be a great way for me to stay connected with the design world and was a place where I could share my own design projects. It also gave me something exciting to work towards and sort of filled the lonely gap that had resulted from moving to a new town and having a husband that worked long hours.

Although the original plan for my blog was to be centered around design, I quickly realized that with everything else going on in my life design posts alone was something I couldn't be consistent with. So, along with design and diy projects, I started blogging about everything else that I do on a regular basis, like baking, thrifted and vintage finds, and of course the "mom stuff."

I had never intended for this blog to become a "Mom Blog" but if I had to be completely honest with myself it sort of has. Luckily, I am ok with that. I have truly come to enjoy what I blog about and hope my readers do as well :)

Thanks for following!


  1. I like your honesty hence why i follow your blog. I have learnt a few design tips from you and will be redecorating my daughter's bedroom soon.
    Just like you, I was torn between being a stay at home mum or a working mum, but the truth is we couldnt dare to live on one person's salary so I juggle both (which is quite stressful). I wish you all the best and please keep blogging :-)
    I also blog here

  2. Yay, congrats to you! I think my 1-year was sometime in Feb too but I haven't checked. Funny that I started writing around my son's 1st birthday too. I think your blog is fabulous!

  3. Well I'm glad you took up blogging because I really look forward to reading your content. Happy belated blog birthday!

    - Sarah

  4. Congratulations!!! I enjoy your blog so much!! I love the recipes you share...they are _always_ good!! But, truly, I follow because you are genuine and I enjoy your voice and what you have to say! :)

  5. I am SO happy you started your blog for a few reasons...1) i know how crazy talented you and Abe are so now with all your tutorials I can copy all your ideas:) 2) We miss you and guys and it's fun being able to see what you guys are up too!

    Happy Blog Bday!!

  6. I adore your blog. In an overwhelming list of blogs to "catch up on" that I never do...I can never skip on yours. It's really my favorite. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  8. Congrats on your first birthday - belated, too :) I really love the way your blog is with all its amazing mix of topics ...from design to daily stuff.
    Since a long time, even before I started blogging myself, your blog is one of my daily reads. Love to drop by here.

    Thanks for starting and continuing writing. Thanks for your inspiration!

  9. Happy Blog Birthday! I love your blog. It's the best.

  10. Happy belated bloggy birthday! I am such a fan of your blog. I still remember the first post that I saw that blew me away--it was a DIY cake decorating post :) keep it up Momma!


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