It’s Been a Year! Do you Know What That Means?

So guess what Saturday the 21st is?  My 1 year blogiversary!   So to celebrate, I’ve asked some of my favorite companies and small business owners to participate in my week of giveaways for my blogging birthday!

I can’t believe it’s already been a year of blogging for me.  It went by SO fast.  But, it’s been so incredibly good and I am so thankful for all of the support y’all pour out each day.

So what does this next year of blogging bring?  Well, more decorating of course, and plenty of redos to my redos. :)  I don’t have a set schedule or anything of what I blog about.  I do jot down ideas for posts in a notebook, but mostly I kind of just fly by the seat of my pants and it falls into place.  Sometimes I wonder what in the world I’ll write about, and then other times I think there’s not enough days in the week because I have so many ideas for posts.  So here’s hoping this next year will be even greater!

Also, I’m finally on Pinterest now and just barely getting the hang of still, but I hope to start using it frequently as an online inspiration guide. So come and follow along and let’s inspire each other!  If you need an invite let me know…I think I can send out a few invites?

And, back to the giveaways…they are GOOD.  Like, over the top good.  Starting tomorrow, Monday the 16th, the first giveaway will start and then each day after there will be a new giveaway.  So if you are doing the math, there will be a new giveaway each day for the next 7 days!  I will leave all of the giveaways open until Saturday, May 28th and will announce all of the winners then. I want all of you to have time to enter them all.

And we are starting off the week of giveaways with BANG.  Like, you aren’t going to believe what the giveaway is on Monday. It is SO incredibly generous and y’all are going to be doing cartwheels because you’ll be so ecstatic.  Trust me…

See you tomorrow, and here’s to another great year! :)



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  1. Happy blogiversary! Looking forward to a fun week!

  2. Congrats!! You should be proud of how much success you’ve had in the last year : ) Happy blogiversary Emily!

  3. Happy Anniversary!!!! Love your blog and look forward to the next year. Hugs, Marty

  4. Congratulations on a fabulous first year! :)

  5. Happy 1 year!

  6. Happy 1st! Can’t believe you’re only a year old- you seem like a pro! :) would love an invite to pinterest….

  7. Who doesn’t love give-aways??!!!..Cant wait!..and so glad I found your blog a few weeks ago.. were moving soon and can not wait to use some of your ideas in the new place!

  8. Congrats on 1 year! Can’t wait for the next week =)

  9. Hi, can’t wait – this is going to be fun….if you’re listening ;-) can you explain pinterest? can we use these images on our blog? in collage? how does it work…

    • It’s where you can “pin” ideas that you have for your home, and any other hobbies you like so you can keep an inspiration file basically online. If you see an idea you like online, you can drag it up to the bookmarks bar and it will save that idea on pinterest. It really is pretty neat–I just haven’t had much time to play around on it yet. And you can follow people and see what they are pinning too and give you plenty of great ideas!

      If you do a search for something you are thinking about, pinterest is the place to find it. Everything is on there. :)

  10. WHOOOO!!! Happy Bloggiversary! I can’t wait to see what you got for us! :)

  11. I am shocked it’s only been one year! You rock. Happy bloggiversary! You are such an inspiration. Sounds like it will be a great week around here.

  12. Happy Blogiversary and here’s to many, many more!! Also, welcome to Pinterest! I was slow to start at first but now I’m addicted to it just like I am to blogs…lol. I was suppose to go in and reorganize/rename some of my boards this weekend before they get too out of hand but I didn’t get around to it.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I have enjoyed every post.

  14. It’s only been a year?! WOW! I always assumed you’d been doing this for a long time! You’re such a pro! Congrats on a great first year!

  15. Congratulations and happy blog-day! It also sounds like you have a fun week planned for us readers – ooh, the suspense! :)

  16. Congratulations! I’m a relatively new follower, but I love your blog and look forward to what the next year brings! :)

  17. Happy Blogiversary! It’s been a great year for you. Congrats and I look forward to reading much more.

  18. Congratulations on your first year and thanks for all the inspiration that you bring into our homes. I always enjoy reading your blog!

  19. I would love to know how you got your sponsors and congrats on the huge followship and great blog.

  20. Debra Ann H. says:

    Happy Blogiversary!!!! AND MANY MORE !!!!!!!
    Looking forward to all the great giveaways coming up
    Congratulations! on a great first year looking forward to many more to come.

  21. Congratulations!!


  22. Thank you so much everyone! Y’all are too sweet!! And thanks for staying with me on the journey. :)

  23. Happy Blogiversary!! Looking forward to a fun week!!

  24. Only a year in and already a pro! Can’t wait to see what’s next for you, Emily.

  25. Here’s to you for a year of awesome blogging! You rock and please keep up the great posts, ideas, and inspiration! Congrats!

  26. Holy cow, has it only been one year for you? I would have sworn you’d been doing this longer, you’re so good at it and so polished! Congrats!!

  27. Congratulations on your First Blog Anniversary! Keep up the great work!! We love it. Take care, VBg

  28. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! Looking forward to more inspirations! You’re awesome. Cheers!

  29. I have loved “getting to know you” since I found your site a few months ago! I always look forward to the inspiration you give…congrats and happy anniversary!!

  30. Love their products! The Hampton Toile Pinch Pleat is so so so so pretty:)
    Happy Blogiversary – and many more!

  31. betty kratz says:

    ONE YEAR? !!! REALLY!!!??? Emily, you have done a wonderful job and so much more is to come. I am excited to see your success and am encouraged by your dedication and passion. Blessings on you and yours.

  32. Happy Blogiversary!! Here’s to many many many more!! woohoo!! xx