Monday, December 28, 2015

Happy 100th Post To Me!

I remember back last winter when I was waiting to close on my new house - it was a long, long 5 months that seemed to go on forever. 

And ever. 


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In those long, cold months I dreamed and planned and did little projects and shopped the sales. 

I browsed around online trying to get ideas for how I was going to decorate my new home. 

I was so excited. 

Couldn't wait. 

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. 

Ever. 



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. 

Perhaps?

Or was it crazy?


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The long, long winter finally ended and I moved into my new house in April and I was busy as a bee unpacking and gardening and cleaning and nesting. 

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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Sharing at
Our Home Away From Home














39 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I am so impressed--100 blog posts since AUGUST!?! You go, girl! In this short amount of time, I have fallen in love with your wonderful blog, your beautiful forever home, and your kind heart. Thanks for being brave enough to publish that first post! :-)

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    1. I guess I've been busy! Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Mimi - I feel so very lucky to have met so many wonderful new friends like you! xo

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  2. Congratulations!! 100 posts is quite an accomplishment. Here's to at least 100 more!! :)

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  3. So happy you decided to stick with blogging. I think you will love meeting many others out here in what we call blogland. I love the pictures. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. I do love meeting all of you amazing people, Susie - that's my favorite part of blogging! xo

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  4. I'm so glad you clicked on that publish button! It's been a pleasure reading your posts and getting to know you over the past few months. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Melanie, and I feel the same about you! Hope things aren't too snowy in your neck of the woods today! xo

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  5. Cheers my friend! Just think of how many new friends you've made in that 100 posts! Like I've said before, you're a natural.
    Brenda

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    1. Awww, shucks, Brenda - you're the sweetest ever!! Big hugs to you - can't wait to see your "new" space! xo

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  6. I'm a rather new follower and have enjoyed the realness of your blog so much. When things calm down I will take the time to go back and read your older posts.It's been fun getting to know you, Deb, and watch your beautiful home blossom. Deb

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    1. I love your blog also, Deb!! I so enjoy clicking over and finding out what Simon and Audrey are up to these days!!

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  7. Congratulations on your 100th post! I enjoy reading your blog immensely and love the photos of your beautiful home! I'm so looking forward to more during the coming year! Hugs to you sweet friend!

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    1. I'm going to take photography lessons from you, Benita! xo

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  8. Wow 100 posts, Congrats. I am so appreciative you had the courage to venture into blogging and isn't it heart warming the friendships we encounter, Your home is beautiful and your posts delightfully genuine. Wishing you a happy New Year and I look forward to all you inspire.
    Hugs,
    Vera

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    1. And a very happy New Year to you also, Vera! Thank you so very much for your sweet words! xo

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  9. Congrats on your 100th! I am enjoying your snow shot there...so pretty :)

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    1. I wish I could take credit for that one, Deb, but alas that's not the kind of snow we got here today!

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  10. Congrats on your 100th! I am enjoying your snow shot there...so pretty :)

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  11. I'm so glad you made a blog bc i love reading it everyday!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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    1. Thank you, Ellen! I have a long way to go to catch up to you - I think you post 100 posts every month!! :)

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  12. Congratulations on your 100th post and here's to many more! Writing seems to come very naturally to you.

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    1. Perhaps because I have always been an avid reader, Donna - when I was a youngster I could read a book a day without a problem - now I'm lucky if I get through a couple a month!

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  13. Wow 100 posts already. You go girl. Here is to a new year filled with many more posts. Happy New Year.
    Kris

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    1. Here's to a happy New Year for you and your honey, Kris!

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  14. I had no idea that you have only been blogging since August!! I love reading your posts and your pictures are great!! Congrats & look forward to many many more posts to come!

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    1. Thanks so much, Chris, and thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment - I truly cherish them!! Happy New Year to you - I'm sure it's mighty snowy there in Wisconsin these days - stay warm!!

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  15. Turning the key in your own house door must have been like WOOOO HOOOO!! Happy 100th post and we all look forward to 100 more! xox

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    1. It was the most glorious moment - I slept on an air mattress on the floor that first night, happy as could be!! I couldn't wait until moving day!!

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  16. Congrats! I just recently found your blog from Brenda's. After that I read all the way back to the beginning. Love your blog! I bought my first house a few years ago after a very ugly divorce so I know just how you feel! I sold it after about 5 years when I married my husband but I still remember the fun I had making it mine!

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    1. You're so cute, Diane - that's exactly what I do when I find a blog I love!! And a few spare hours, which is harder to come by! I am relishing this space that is the first home I own without a man....I can't see ever moving again, but who knows what the future may hold! Happy New Year to you!

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  17. Congrats on your 100th post.

    Enjoy the rest of your week of 2015 and have a wonderful 2016.

    FlowerLady

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    1. Thank you so much, Lorraine - and you have a wonderful New Year in your cozy home! xo

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  18. Congratulations! 100 posts is quite a milestone! I just found your blog recently and I am glad your girls encouraged you to start writing! Here's to another 100, then another, and another! ;)

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    1. It certainly felt like a milestone! And I am still loving every second of it!!

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  19. Congrats on your 100th post! Thanks for sharing and giving encouragement to those of us who have just begun :)

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    1. It's a wonderful community out there, Karen - I have never 'met' a better bunch of ladies! They have been so supportive from the beginning and I really feel so blessed to have so many new friends! Good luck and keep on blogging!!

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