It’s again time for my blogiversary, and I can’t believe another year has passed! It’s been seven years since I started blogging “for reals” on the now defunct blogging platform Vox (I blogged here and there for about three years before that, mostly keeping family up-to-date about my life when I was living on the East Coast).
This has, by far, been the most eventful year in my short little history. So much has happened in my life in the last year, it’s hard to even wrap my mind around it — quitting my 8 – 5 job, getting engaged and married, moving across town, starting my own business, traveling the world.
There’s a lot to celebrate around here! *cue streamers*
(More wedding photos to come this week, I promise!)
And while life was incredibly exciting, my blog definitely suffered in the mayhem. I blogged less this year than I did since I started. And it’s okay. I had a lot going on, and to spend my time behind a screen would have meant that I would have had to cut corners elsewhere, and I just wasn’t willing to do that. Girl’s gotta make 500 paper flowers for centerpieces, am I right?
But now that I’m back and life is settling down (Ha! I’m busier than ever!), I absolutely can’t wait for all of the exciting things I have planned for both the blog and my business! I’m currently working on a re-brand (same Let’s Eat Grandpa, new and exciting look), as well as officially launching advertising and sponsorships here on my blog. This is all planned for November 1, so stay tuned! I’m also working on a series about how to turn a small tract home bachelor cave into a bright and cozy home — I can’t wait (though I’m sure Ryan isn’t all that excited I’m taking down his rally car posters)!
I’ve also been in my new studio making some beautiful things for my shop, just in time for the holidays. You know your mother would love a quilt-as-you-go pillow, hint hint. Janice and I are hard at work planning the next Sew On Retreat for the spring (our first retreat a few weeks ago was great!), and Giving Handmade is in less than two months. I’m learning that I enjoy bringing creative people together and building our handcrafted community. Keep your eye out for more ways you can get involved!
So happy blogiversary to me. There’s never a day when I regret joining the online world — the friends I’ve made here are some of the best. Here’s to another seven, nay, seventy years of blogging! What can I say? I’m an optimist.
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