The blog has gone through some amazing growth in the last three months and I am really glad that those of you who have joined in are here with me. While scrolling through my reader this weekend - I came across a challenge from the ProBlogger to do a post of seven links to posts that you and others have written that respond to some specific categories. I thought this sounded like a great idea - especially for those of you that are new or newer so you can read back through some of my earlier posts! So without further ado - here are my links!
1. Your First Post - this was so funny for me to go back and read. Check it out here and I think you can tell just how nervous I was when I wrote it. I remember wanting to make a blog that would give a nice mix of DIY and great deals if you didn't want to DIY, and I think I have been able to accomplish that. But hitting publish was still so scary!
2. The Post I Enjoyed Writing the Most - During Christmas this past year we were still stuck in the tiny one-bedroom apartment and in housing limbo. There wasn't a whole lot of room to do any decorating - which is very painful for someone as decorating obsessed as I was. So instead of making it Christmas in my home - I stole it! Luckily, the sweet bloggers I stole from were very gracious to let me do so!
3. The Post with a Great Discussion - After we moved into the new place, I started REALLY disliking my coffee table. So of course, I wrote a post about it! (That is what we bloggers do!) I wanted to go dark - way dark - but wasn't sure how. You guys really came through with some phenomenal resources and tips in the comments.
4. A Post on Someone Else's Blog You Wish You'd Written - This is a toss up for me. My first one is this post about a dresser revamp from Kate @ The Centsational Girl. She refinished a dresser and made it look like this.
The other post that I wish I had written was this post on 10 Tips for New Bloggers by Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality. I read this shortly before I started blogging and it was probably one of the things that tipped me over that edge. If Kate was the one that showed me what was out there - Rhoda was the one that showed me how to do it! (BTW - I met them both in person at Blissdom and they are both just as sweet and wonderful as you would think!)