Sunday, June 27, 2010

It's Been One Year...and a give back!



It's been one year since I started blogging.



It is hard for me to imagine what I did before I started blogging. This has had so many wonderful surprises. I officially started blogging one year ago but I did do a little journaling on my website before, which I doubt anyone read... maybe some of my faithful customers at the shop. But it wasn't set up for journaling and eventually all the pictures just froze up - I am sure it was frustrating for anyone that tried to read a post. I had purchased a blog on typepad but just didn't have the time to sit down and figure it out... if you didn't know what a gadget or widget was, well... So one day a year ago - someone was in the shop and mentioned that their was a blog that was featuring pictures of my shop! I said your kidding, so of course I ran to my computer and looked her up. It was such a nice post and pictures! Angie at I'm Going Back to the Start came in the shop took pictures (without me knowing... sneaky) and gave my shop such wonderful reviews - how could I not be thrilled and to see it on the web was so fun - it started me looking at the blogs she had on her sidebar. I found people I knew there! So I started blog hopping, I stopped on Judy's at Tapestries of Nature and wanted to leave a comment so I signed up for Blogger and it said "do you want to blog"? ...the rest is one year of 98 posts... and the joy of getting to know such wonderful women that have the most nurturing hearts and giving spirits I have ever been privileged to know. What a Blessing and such a fantastic surprise! My main objective was to network for the business but also give a personal side of me and to journal that, who would have known the friendships that would have come out of the web of all places! And all over the world! What a lovely surprise! And then to have the opportunity to meet some of these lovely souls this past year was such a highlight and a joy.
And so I am saying thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart to all who have encouraged, followed, read and left comments this past year. I am grateful that anyone would care what I said, made or did, so as a small token I am giving back a piece of my jewelry. Just leave a comment... that's it. If you would like to put my button on your sidebar I would appreciate that also but not necessary to win. Giveback ends July 6th and I will announce the winner the following day.

I am leaving you with some pictures of the past year from my blog...




























To all my old friends this past year thank you so much for staying with me and supporting me and to all my new found friends thank you and I look forward to another year of fun!
Don't forget to leave a comment to enter the jewelry giveaway.
Many many blessings to you,
Rebecca

73 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your anniversary! Hope you have a lovely Sunday!
    -Danielle

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  2. Happy Blogging!My year is coming up soon & man it flies, doesn't it?

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  3. Congratulations on your first year!!! I started about one and a half years ago and I have also been so surprised at the wonderful connections I have made. I just want to tell you that your posts are always a delight and I love your photos!

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS REBECCA!!!!!!!!!!

    And what a lovely post this is.
    I've only been blogging a couple of months and I echo your words on the WONDERFUL bloggers we meet on our journey through this land.

    YOU see, we all want to SHARE our thoughts, loves, ideas, creativity and it's so REWARDING to have someone acknowledge that!

    Please do come and visit me and I'll get MY prettiest teacups out and make YOU very welcome!!

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  5. Congrats!! Your photos show you had a great year! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Lisa

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  6. Congrats on 1 year! I have been blogging off and on for a while now. I enjoy coming to your blog. It is so pretty!

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  7. wow Rebecca! What a beautiful family. Mother of 5 girls!!!! amazing..Thanks so much for your wonderful blog...you are loved by so many...keep it up...you are an inspiration and a hero of mine...Cynthia

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  8. Dearest Rebecca...I am so grateful that you started blogging a year ago. I remember thinking to myself when I came to your blog, 'oh good, here is another mother of six. I don't know why, but I felt that connection with you right away. And then there are the darling twins that your daughter has and I thought, 'someone else who understands the joys and struggles'...I knew then that I would adore you and I do. I just didn't expect you to be so darn talented too!!! You have a sweet soul and I am so blessed to know you! Happy Anniversary to you and your blog. I am sure your family knows just how blessed they are to have you and call you 'mom', 'grandma', and 'sweetheart'. I am just lucky to call you 'friend'.
    hugs

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  9. What a Darling Year you have had. Bravo!

    ~olive~

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  10. Congrats on your 1-yr Anniversary! Your blog is a very welcoming place to visit each day.
    Please put my name in the hat for your drawing and I'll keep my fingers crossed!
    Have a lovely Sunday!
    hugs, Sue K

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  11. Congrats on ONE YEAR! Looking forward to more of YOU!

    xoRebecca

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  12. Congrats on one year. I didn't know what any of those things were either...just learned by trial and error!

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  13. Congratulations on your first year of blogging.You have achieved a wonderful following since you began. Everyone in Blogland has nothing but good things to say about you and I agree.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  14. Rebecca,
    Thank goodness that lady wanted to do a blog post on your shop and you wanted to leave a comment. Not only one year and 98 posts, but 450 followers that mmeans a lot to have so many wanting to read what you have to say. Thank you for sharing with us your life and the things that are important to you.
    Debbie

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  15. CONGRATS ON YOUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! I ADORE BEING A PART OF THE BLOGGING WORLD, AND AM SO HAPPY THAT I FOUND IT! MARCIA

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  16. Congrats--I am a new follower and I love your blog

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  17. Happy Anniversary!!!!! and MANY more!

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  18. Happy blogaverisary!!! You and your blog are so inspiring!!! I'm so glad I came across it!!

    xxoo

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  19. Congratulations! I am a newer follower, but years from now I will be an old follower! I have enjoyed your blog!

    Carol

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  20. everybody is so cute!!

    been flying under the fifi radar
    stop and peek in

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  21. Congrats on one year and counting!!!!

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  22. Thanks for supplying me with such inspiration for a whole year! Congrats! You make blogging fun whenever I visit!

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  23. Hi Rebecca,

    Happy Blogaversary..Blogland has been a huge blessing for me as well..there are such wonderful souls here that support, encourage and empower. What a wonderful place to be.

    I wish you another fun year of blogging.

    Many blessings...from "a new friend". ♥

    Have a wonderful day,
    Stephanie ♥

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  24. Congratulations Rebecca, for your 1 year anniversary. I am so glad that you started your blog and we are lucky to be able to see all the talent and creativity you share.
    Thank you for sharing so much inspiration and beauty. You have a beautiful Family, and love your photos and your home.

    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  25. Ahhh! Happy to see you blogging still!

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  26. Happy Anniversary! I would love to be entered in your giveback...and love to have my name picked of course!!! I love your blog and all of the inspiration you share, Theresa

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  27. Congratulations! I've enjoyed seeing your blog the last few months and really am looking forward to the next year!
    Take care!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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  28. Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary, Rebecca! I really enjoy reading your posts and looking at all your wonderful photos!

    Come on up and see me sometime! KC will be here in September!

    XOXO
    Eileen

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  29. Congrats on your first year Rebecca and I hope for many more to come - love your blog.
    Isn´t the blogging world just amazing... :D
    ~ Tina

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  30. Congratulations on reaching the 1 year milestone! I hope there will be many more years for us to enjoy your beautiful blog. I thoroughly enjoy every visit.

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  31. Congratulations my dear friend! I met you last June through the WBC party and have been truly blessed by your friendship ever since. One day I hope to meet face to face so I can give you a big hug! Oh and so I can play in your studio too. hee,hee,hee.
    Wishing you many more years of blogging bliss.
    Your friend,
    Shell

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  32. Congrats on your one year anniversary. I know what you mean, it hardly seems like a year or you feel like you have been blogging forever. My year flew by and I have loved every minute of it. So many wonderful folks in blogland. Sea witch

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  33. Rebecca we are the ones who need to thank you for a year of wonderful inspiration and a beautiful blog! It has been a blessing to read your delightful blog!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  34. Congratulations on your anniversary!!! Your heart shows through in your blog, and what a lovely one it is!! May your have many more years to celebrate!!!

    Only Because of Jesus,

    anne

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  35. Congrats on your one year Anniversary. I'm really happy you started blogging and to all the great posts you've done just this year. Here's to many more.

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  36. Hello Rebecca, and congrats on your 1st year anniversary...I have seen your beautiful shop and studio, read your blogs and have seen your wares displayed through Simply Posh and I must say, you are such a personal inspiration to me...I want to be you when I grow up...I am just beginnng to blog and am setting up to sell on etsy and ebay, and I refresh myself with your sites when I'm feeling overwhelmed and alittle lost...Thank You so much for being your beautiful self...Lalo.

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  37. Congrats!!!!Such great pics and I always love coming to visit you. Thanks for uplifting and inspiring me. Kelli Hansen

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  38. One year! Oh my how times flies when we enjoy reading your blog so much! Congrats! Here's to another great year! And the bonus of a chance to win gift! Thanks!
    Theresa

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  39. Wow, Rebecca, this is your anniversary too! What a great year it has been, so glad I've gotten to know you! You are a wonderful blessing to all of us, and your creativity and inspiration has been a real joy!
    I'd love to be entered in your give back, aaahhh, to have one of your creations would be a dream!
    xo,
    Debra

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  40. Hi Rebecca:
    Love all the images you shared on your celebration post. Congratulations on your Blogaversary! Keep 'em coming girlfriend. I really enjoy visiting your blog. Thanks for your generous givaway, too! I'd be honored to win.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  41. Yay Rebecca!!!!
    Congratulations and thank you for gracing us with your fabulous vintage blog, full of inspiration and beauty!!!
    I'm so happy to have met you girl...you are amazing :)

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  42. Congratulations! I just had my 2 year blogaversary and completely missed it! I really should go back and do something.
    I've been following for a few months now. I don't always comment, but I do love to see your posts!

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  43. Rebecca, thanks for the sweet giveaway. You have such beautiful things!

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  44. Your blog has been a blessing to me. Your blog is one of the first blogs I started following and I also won my first giveaway,the first I had ever entered, here at your blog. I started blogging in March and have had a wonderful time. Thanks for your inpiration and for sharing your creativity.

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  45. Dear Rebecca,
    Thank You so much for leaving the first wonderful comment on my new blog...I am so giddy and excited and grateful...I feel like my blog has been kissed by an Angel...

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  46. Happy Bloggavesary! I'm still trying to get back thru your bloggie as I just found you and am loving every pic you share! I can hardly wait to step into your shop...heaven awais me I am sure! Blessings to another beautiful year!

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  47. What a beautiful post. What a wonderful year you have had. Here is to many more.

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  48. Congratulations one year Blogging! I am so happy that I found your blog through the Where Women Create Blog Party! I so enjoyed your space, it is so full of creative energies and special treasures. What a wonderful journey you are on and so happy to be following you on your blog. Many more Happy times ahead! God Bless. :)

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  49. A year flies by, doesn't it? Congratulations and I'm looking forward to the next year's posts!

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  50. congratulations, Rebecca! great post and pictures (i guess you mean july 6!) i can't believe you already have 8 grandchildren! God bless you!

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  51. Rebecca amor, how thankful I am for the day I found you while visiting studios from the First WWC Blog party last year! You gave become such a wonderful, amazing, loving & supportive friend and I love you and your beautiful blog...it is one of my favorite welcome escapes! I am so proud of myself, I not only am leaving you comment after not visiting anyone for so long, but...I also posted about your Beautiful Give Back and added it to my Side Bar :) Have a beautiful week amor! Love & beso, Rose

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  52. Happy anniversary! Your blog is wonderful, beautiful and encouraging!

    God bless you!
    Kelly at www.loveoflaundry.blogspot.com

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  53. Congratulations Rebecca!

    i love visiting here with you. There are always wonderful ideas to explore and beautiful photos to admire.

    Count me in, sign me up, and WhOo HoO!

    Suzan

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  54. Congratulations and may you have many more happy years of blogging. Please count me in on your giveaway. I do enjoy visiting.

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  55. congratulations on your one year anniversary!!!

    loved looking at all your photos....thank you for sharing!

    xoxo
    k

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  56. Way to go girl!!! I feel like I should be celebrating with you! I started mine just over a year ago and with everything going on, I totally missed it! LOL! Seriously, blog land would not be the same without you. Your warm heart and amazing talent makes your blog a must have in every one's sidebar! I'm so happy to call you my friend!
    XOXO,
    Karen

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  57. Congratulations on a year of blogging! You go girl!!!!!

    Smiles~
    Marilyn
    PS. Your blog is always so beautiful.

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  58. Happy Blogaversary! Your blog is always a pleasure to visit!
    Blessings!
    Myrna

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  59. Rebecca,
    No matter where I am in my day--in my state of mind--I read your blog and feel engergized and inspired. You've achieved so much through you family, your business and your creative expression. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
    Paige

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  60. I am so glad you started blogging. I am so happy to have met you, in real life and through your blog.

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  61. your pictures are beautiful- how lovely and you look stunning. I love your blog and your creations.
    I just noticed you included me on your blog list ~ I am honored! thanks...

    Karen

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  62. put your fantastic button on my blog...

    Karen

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  63. Rebecca,
    Has it only been 98 posts & one year??? It feels like you've always been here for me. I feel like I've been around awhile too, LOL. We started the same month I think. Funny, we do have so much in common. Just looking at all the pictures from the last year makes me all weak in the knees all over again. Your home Rebecca is so perfect. I'll bet there are pics of your house, shop, art all over the internest that you don't even know about. That was funny when Dawn posted your room from RH years ago & didn't know who it was, just knew she loved it. I'm rambling now, feel like Rose. Just want you to know how truly special you are to me, & I'm so grateful to call you friend. Lisa Congrats!

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  64. Hi Rebecca-
    I hope I am not too late.
    Congratulations!
    Your blog is wonderful, and I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
    have a great weekend,
    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  65. Hello Rebecca,

    I just found your blog. Hope I am not too late to enter. I've been blogging for about 2 months. Thank you and have a safe 4th of July.

    Jenny

    ladonaboutique

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  66. I really like your BLOG..the background is beautiful !
    Thanks for sharing in this Blogging World. I am new to it all and amazed by all I have seen..

    Susan

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  67. Rebecca, I'm so happy that you "took the plunge" a year ago and started blogging. It's been a pleasure getting to know you, and seeing all of your beautiful things.

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  68. I'm late, I'm late ... but I'm here! What a gorgeous home, beautiful family & lovely write.

    Your giveaway is fabulous ...

    Have a lovely summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon
    blushingrosetoo.blogspot.com

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