Today is Musings of a Vintage Junkie's 5 year blog anniversary!
Not being tech savvy at all, I can say that I am proud that I even got this thing off the ground. I remember my dear friend Michelle encouraged me to start a blog along with my then new Etsy shop, which will be celebrating five years on October 1st.
I started this blog to help promote my shop but once I started writing I found so much more to share.
My first blog post is hilarious....just all paragraphs of me babbling without one single picture. I got one comment on it. From my daughter!
So let's look back over the 5 years and see what was happening in my world that I felt the need to share!
My granddaughter Chloe was born a month earlier on August 11th, 4 days after my son turned 13.
This picture is Chloe in her ladybug outfit in December, 2011.
I managed to write 24 blog posts from September to December that first year!
That October I shared the pumpkin cookies and pumpkin bread recipes that I have been baking every year for 30 years here. My granddaughter Cassidy, then 6, helped decorate these. It was the beginning of sharing one of my passions, and my heart on my blog.
|My picture quality was not so good then!|
I joined a Blog team on Etsy and that became my incentive to write something every week because the other bloggers were the only ones commenting!
I wrote about thrifting and found treasures a lot over the years so I am not surprised to find that my most popular post of all time is called Thrifty Treasures and a Purple Cow, with 2181 views.
I've posted a lot about my gardens over the years. One of my favorites called NaNa's Garden, is one that features my granddaughter Chloe when she was 3.
In September of last year we adopted two kittens. We named the black one Cyrus and the white calico is Sprite. They popped up in various posts throughout the past year.
It was the first year in forever that we did not have any Christmas trees in our home.
I had to be creative and come up with a solution for decorating because these were two
This past year has been full of thrifting posts, recipes, and my garden. There was a post on my dining room dilemma and the reveal.....
and on spreading my wings by renting a booth at a local gift shop.
I just like to share things going on in my life in a way that may be fun or interesting to read.
You won't find any ads popping up here. No fancy fonts or elaborate picture boards. I never want to get so busy with the business of blogging that I can't reply to comments or visit all of your blogs.
Just everyday living with an occasional recipe, some found treasures, maybe a plug for my Etsy shop, or an out of town adventure.
If you are new to my blog I hope you will stop by again. To all of my followers over the years, I appreciate your time reading and commenting on my posts. I have made such lovely friends with so many lovely ladies from around the country and the world. I still can't get over the sweet connection there is to be found with other bloggers.
It is the best kind of reward for just sharing ME.
I am linking up to these fun blog parties:
"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday
Dishing It & Digging It
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