Friday, October 22, 2010

happy blogiversary

A year ago today I laid in bed and set up my very first blog.  I remember the moment quite distinctly.  I tried to write an illustrative and comedic little post about my first blogging experience, don't know that I accomplished either, you can make your own assessment by clicking here.  My friend, Mary Grace and I had been talking about blogging for a few months, it wasn't until October 22, 2009 that I decided to bite the bullet.  Quite honestly, I didn't think I'd ever post again.  Shortly after my first post, MG created her own blog.  As a way to hold ourselves accountable so as not to give up on our blogging adventures we started "Top 5 Fridays".  Each Friday we'd pick a subject and choose our top five songs, movies, websites, get the idea.  Shortly thereafter we started Must Have Mondays.  After a few months we started to run out of ideas and Top 5 Fridays and Must Have Mondays became something of the past.  But I continued to blog and MG's blog became quite popular.

This time last year I was going through a very difficult time in my life.  As I continued to blog I started to notice how therapeutic my blog writing was.  It was only when I was blogging that I stopped thinking about all the seemingly unbearable things that were going on in my life.  Blogging became an escape for me and I am forever thankful.  So, thank you to my faithful followers, all 5 of you ;).  Here's to another year in the blogosphere!

Friday, October 15, 2010

a place to rest my feet

I moved into my first house during my senior year of college (4 years ago, my how the time flies).  After years of communal living I was so ready for a "home" life.  I was looking forward to decorating and being able to make the place my own, well mine and my roommates ;).   I quickly learned how expensive furniture was so my new place became more of hodgepodge of what me and my friends could get from home.  For some reason I had the idea of using a chest as a coffee table.  In my mind I imagined a red, distressed chest adorned with a full bouquet of sunflowers.  Unfortunately I never found the right piece and I have been longing for a chest coffee table for the last four years.

A couple of week ago I made a pit stop at my favorite furniture store and saw a chest.  Mind you I've been going to this place for the last year or so and I've gotten a few pieces here and there.  I had seen a trunk on the website and asked her to keep an eye out for me and let me know when she found one.  One year later I was writing a check for my trunk, yay!  She had painted the chest white but since most of my furniture is turquoise, I asked her if she could paint and distress the chest turquoise, turns out for an additional fee of $10 I could have the chest painted any color I wanted.

The chest made it home today and I absolutely love it, it's perfect and it looks like what I've been envisioning for the last four years.  Behold my new coffee table...

In honor of the fall season (my favorite mind you) I decided to do an autumnal arrangement in the corner of the chest.  Here's an up close picture of the arrangement.  The picture is of me and my roommates from our sophomore year of college, we had a full force photo shoot at the pumpkin patch (and don't worry, we also sent out Christmas cards using the picture below).  I found this picture a few weeks ago and put it on my fridge, the flowers and pumpkin needed one more touch so I figured this picture would be the perfect finishing touch.

While I was snapping pictures I thought I'd take a picture of the living room for you all to see.  Now you can envision where I'm blogging from, feet propped up and all!

Hope you're all having a great weekend!