Sunday, March 30, 2014

The First Anniversary - A Year of Learning


It's hard to imagine that March 31st marks the first anniversary of my blogging experience!  I have enjoyed learning about this new adventure/hobby and I thank everyone who has stopped by to see what we've been up to!  I was really surprised to see that I've had over 10,000 views!  Wow!!!  I never would have imagined THAT when I started last year!  I had two original goals: to learn a new computer skill as I was retiring from teaching AND to keep track of my progress in another new hobby, photography.  I think I'm doing well working toward those two ...not all the way there yet, but that's part of the fun!

I'm keeping these goals for the next year plus adding a change of look to the blog (as soon as I find a new one I like).  I've added lots of other activities to my retirement plate and this will continue to be a place for sharing some of those with you.  I hope you'll stop by now and then and catch up.  Please leave me a note to let me know what you've been doing!  I love reading your comments!!

I'm going to highlight a few of the most popular posts from this past year.  It's been fun looking back, learning from them and thinking of new ideas!

Again, thanks for a great first year!!


My first Tablescape:  Dining on the Porch                                          (353 views)

The Second Table:  Mid Summer Setting                                    (269 views)


Shutter Screen Project                                                                (250 views)

Christmas Dollar Store Finds                                                       (282 views)
New Use for an Old Crate                                                           (256 views)
Rustic and Romantic                                                                  (459 views)

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How I enjoyed looking back to some of your great posts from one year of blogging...happy Anniversary my friend, how wonderful!
I love your first tablescape with the White and blue...see, it's my fav combo from the past year as well.
Have a lovely week.

Donna Wilkes said...

Great review of your first year. Love the shutter screen and the crate holding the ornaments! Happy Blogaversary.

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging. I enjoyed your review. Clever use of the bottle crate.

My Garden Diaries said...

A very happy first year anniversary friend! You have so many talents and I always enjoy coming by for a visit! I look forward to many more fun times!!! I hope that you have a wonderful week!!! Nicole xoxo

Tante Mali said...

I only see beauty on your pictures and elegance!
All the best from Austria

Creations By Cindy said...

Enjoyed this post today! Hugs and blessings, Cindy said...

These all look the hydrangeas.

Christine Vandormolen said...

Hi there, congratulations on blogging for an entire year. I love that old crate with the ornaments.......will have to pin this for sure!!! Thanks for leaving me a sweet reply on my blog Little Brags (the post about hiding a thermostat in plain sight). I tried to reply directly to your comment, but you come up as a non reply blogger (Google glitch). Thanks Christine from

The Tablescaper said...


So wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays. Looking forward to having you join this weekend as well!

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Kim M said...

Congratulations! I celebrated my one year anniversary in March as well! I love your photos, especially the ornaments in the crate. Lovely!

The Charm of Home said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary. You've done some beautiful things.