I browsed around online trying to get ideas for how I was going to decorate my new home.
I was so excited.
My own home, not a rental. No more landlords.
I could paint my new home any color I wanted.
I could knock down walls, take off cabinet doors, re-do floors, replace windows.
I could invest in good furniture that would last and last....because I was not moving again.
I could plant roses and clematis and blueberry bushes and spring bulbs and lilies.
I would watch my garden grow year after year.
My daughters will take wedding photos in the garden.
My future grandchildren will play in the garden and learn to love the flowers and plants like I do.
During this long, long winter while I was browsing around online do you know what I discovered?
A bunch of home blogs out there with writers that had similar tastes, dreams, and ideas....as ME.
It was like discovering a whole bunch of new friends that I never knew I had!
The idea started growing that perhaps I could write my own blog and become a true part of this amazing community.
Or was it crazy?
And I didn't have time to write anything.
But the idea stayed with me.
Then August came and I finally had a minute to breathe. And I mentioned my idea to my daughters and do you know what they did?
No, they didn't throw their heads back and laugh hysterically.
They completely and totally encouraged me and supported me.
They gave me the courage to write that very first post.
I didn't share it with anyone but my two girls.
And the world, of course. But I wasn't really thinking anyone but my daughters would ever read it.
My daughters loved it. So I wrote another post.
And another one.
At some point some other wonderful folks started reading my little blog.
And for some strange reason they also liked it.
Brenda from Cozy Little House visited my little blog and reached out with some incredible help and guidance and support and encouragement.
And I kept snapping pictures and writing posts and now we're up to #100!
I can hardly believe it....100 posts written already and I still have so much I want to share with you! So much I want to cook and plant and create and write about!
I want to thank you all for believing in me. And for your amazingly sweet comments that keep me writing. Your comments keep me motivated to keep on sharing my little mountain top life with the world.
And I can't wait for the future.
So I can share it with you.
Cheers to the next 100!
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