Thursday, September 30, 2010

1st Blogiversary!

This whole thing started exactly one year ago with this little post right here. At the time, I wasn't too sure where I was going to go with it, but I knew the blog would be about our home and the projects we planned to tackle on a budget (I think that is quite obvious). Even now, a year after beginning, I still feel as if I have only begun to scratch the surface of where I want to go with this...

Over time, things have changed, our budget has expanded a bit and I've met and been inspired by a ton of other bloggers. My blog got a face lift right before I announced my decision to go back to school, and just the other week I was invited to be a part of the blogger audience at the Nate Berkus show.

I've hosted a couple of giveaways, and I have shared some of our travels with everyone. B started sharing some of his own talent and insight every so often, and I also started my first regular feature called "Dream Home". Along the way, some of you have decided I am worth coming back to visit every day or every so often and I can't even begin to tell you how much I appreciate it. I'm always so happy when someone let's me know that a project I have shared has inspired them, and your comments always brighten my day. You, my amazing readers, are the reason that I still make the decision to write after a long day at work, followed by house work and school work.

I'm so looking forward to what this next year will bring for myself and First Time Fancy. I've posed the question before and I will ask it again - what would you like to see more of around here, or maybe even less of? Of course, the obvious home related posts and projects will continue to exist as we continue down the path of home renovation. Are you interested in learning more about me and B? Do you want to see some guest posts? Any other specific requests that may be inspired by something I've done on the blog before, or is there something I've done that you can do without? A little constructive criticism never hurt anyone - so fire away! I'm beyond interested to hear what everyone has to say, and would greatly appreciate any input or advice you're willing to put out there.

Thanks again for reading, and I do hope that you'll stick around to see what this next year of blogging brings!


  1. Congrats my dear! Am still so happy we were able to meet from the power of blogging and Twitter, what a cool world we live in eh?

    Here's to many more blogging years ahead for you!

  2. Happy blogiversary!!
    I'm relatively new to your blog, so don't really have much criticism... but just wanted to say I have enjoyed your posts of your own home very much. Love seeing how other people tackle things!

  3. Congratulations on a great first year Kerry! Your blog is definitely one of my favs. I love seeing all the new improvements in your house and all your amazing DIY projects. Not to mention, I am living vicariously through you and your interior design program!

    Cheers to a great year ahead!

    And hopefully we can meet up one of these days because I feel we would we really get along :)

  4. Happy anniversary! You have a wonderful blog and I look forward to reading your updates!!

  5. Happy Blogiversary Kerry!!!

    So glad you stuck to it... {alot of bloggers drop out before they even reach a year!}

    Im with Shannon - your blog is one of my favs... plus your blog design is wonderful ;) lol

    I would love to see engagement/wedding posts...? lol ;) just sayin!

    Keep up the great work!

  6. Happy blogiversary!! and all the best for more great years!! Did you hear that The Nate Show | Designer Personality show aired today?

  7. yay, happy blogiversary! keep doing what you're doing!

  8. Wahoo! that is great~ i think your blog is so fab*

  9. Thanks everyone for all the sweet comments, and of course for coming back to read what little ol' me has to say! :) It really does make my day to have such sweet people taking time out of their day to read & comment!

  10. Happy blog birthday, Kerry! So pleased we were able to meet in NYC and as Michelle said, here's to many more bloggy years!

  11. Happy blogiversary, Kerry!! I've loved reading your posts and was so happy to find a Canadian blogger like you! Cheers to another wonderful year!!

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