One year ago today, I wrote my very first post! (It is still one of my favorite photos of the little guy learning to jump rope.) When I started the blog, my plan was to create a photo journal for my kids so that some day it could be printed, bound, and put on a shelf for them to look through when they were older. The fact that I have followers is icing on the cake!! I feel such gratitude towards my friends and family, and all of the cool ladies I have met through my blog. It brings a smile to my face when I wake up in the morning and get a comment from someone I don’t know from another part of the world – someone who has connected with something that I have written or shared. And reading other people’s blogs has opened up a whole new world to me. I read about what other moms are doing in Australia, London, Holland, Germany, France, and even Qatar! And guess what? We are all doing the same thing – getting through the day, working hard to create a happy, cozy + creative home for the ones that we love so dearly. Thank you awesome people!! Below are some photos of my favorite memories + crafts from the year.
1. building a fort / 2. flubber / 3. balloon surprise / 4. learning to ride / 5. postcard banner / 6. art of play / 7. teacher tags / 8. daddy portraits / 9. disney journal / 10. art opening / 11. ojo de dios / 12. long island sound / 13. designing postcards / 14. summer studio / 15. triple berry muffins / 16. fave family photo / 17. art show / 18. self-portraits / 19. color study / 20. gift tags / 21. hands + hearts / 22. hello! / 23. new baby cousin / 24. one-word resolutions / 25. valentines / 26. more snow / 27. i like you / 28. winter vacation
And that’s a wrap. Here’s to another year of creative ideas, making friends and building community. Thank you for your encouragement!!