Friday, 22 June 2012

A Year in Review

One hundred and ninety post ago and two hundred and five followers later, I've now reached my first
year anniversary. I remember what a huge thrill it was on that first day to have six ladies actually leave comments on my blog and become my followers!
I am not lying when I tell you that I am so much
smarter today than I was then. I have been all over
the world through my friends. I have a friend in New Brunswick, Maine, California, Texas,  Michigan,Tennesee, the Pacific, England, Scotland, Austrailia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Arizona, Utah, NY; Well, you get my drift-everywhere. It's been thrilling to hear about your lifestyles this past year where you live and see all of the beautiful  scenery there as well.

I love that you have welcomed me into your homes to share your decorating ideas, your recipes, your
household and fashion tips. You've taken me along on your vacations. You've even introduced me to your dear family members!
Is it any wonder why I enjoy blogging so much?
And most importantly for me, you've been my
faithful prayer partner at those times when I've
expressed my need for your support.
These last few months have found me busier than I'd like to be and with less time to post or visit everyone that I'd like to. But it is only for a season so I'm trying not to stress about it and just go with the flow. It is what it is.
This is me today after reading all of your sweet
comments- my head is all blown up and inflated!
I honestly wasn't fishing for compliments but
realized after I'd re-read my last post , it sure
sounded like I was. I really just wanted to know
what  interested you the most for future reference.
However, I do except your compliments!!
All of the photos are mine and were chosen randomly from previous post.
I plan to leave open my anniversary drawing for one week, so please feel free to enter if you haven't already.
The gift is a one year subscription to this magazine.
One is printed for each season of the year. It is full
of  gardening, decorating,  and recipes. So I think you will really enjoy it as much as I have.
Until next time-Kimberly


  1. Hello Kimberly, love your cottage blog,wonderful photos. Happy Blogaversary,I know what you mean about enjoying the first comments on the blog,I feel the same. I started a blog in March of this year and love it so, meeting new blog friends from all over. I would like to enter,thanks. Enjoy the weekend,Blessings Francine.

  2. Blogging is wonderful, isn't it. I've made so many friends and learned so much too. I love the sunset picture in this post, Kimberly. I hope you have a nice weekend. :)

  3. I didn't think you were fishing for compliments at all. I thought you were doing research. That sunset photo is amazing. (When the dust settles, you may be interested to join in my monthly Note Card Party. It's been great fun!) Just keep posting and we'll visit here until you find some unexpected time on your hands. A good weekend to you...

  4. Good evening Kimberly!!

    I certainly hope that you consider me one of your friends from Utah :)

    'Cause... ya know, I tell everyone I have a friend in the Yukon :)!!

    I'm so looking forward to seeing what you've been up to.
    One thing I know for certain.... you're always busy as a bee.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

    Your friend in Utah

  5. Hey, Kimberly! Congrats on your first year-it is hard to remember what it was like BEFORE blogging, huh? I hope you have many more years....I come just to see the bears!;>) xo Diana

  6. Kimberly-- I've enjoyed reading about your life, your family and all the interesting creatures where you've lived.
    I remember that bear!

    Congrats on one year of blogging!
    It's been fun getting to know you and read your blog.


  7. Well congratulations on one year and what a joy it has been to enter your world... I even share your pictures with my son so he can see the beauty in other parts of the world. He still is amazed by the bears.

  8. Loved your summery and what a great bear photo....I'm busy with a new puppy!

  9. What wonderful photos! I am glad to have met you via your blog!

  10. Happy One Year Anniversary. I am so glad you walked in a year ago and introduced yourself. I will never forget reading what books you liked and being so thrilled you read the books that I loved. It was when I knew we would be friends. You have touched my heart so many times. I am thankful that you did start blogging, because I have enjoyed being apart of your life as well.
    Last but not least, I would love to be entered in your drawing.
    You are a wonderful friend, and I am so thankful for you.
    Happy One Year!

  11. Kimberly,
    So glad to find your blog again..I've had a few problems. I agree about blogging...I think it can help us from being depressed or even lonely. I posted on father's day and was so surprised to know "I am not alone". smiles to you, Susie

  12. Hi Kimberly, it never crossed my mind that you were fishing for compliments, so don't worry about that. I feel like so many bloggers are friends, too, and I'll find myself referring to a blogger in a conversation as 'my friend said' this or that! Don't worry about commenting or reading until you have time...we understand. Take care and enjoy your weekend!

  13. Hi Kimberly, this is your friend from New Brunswick! I have missed your regular posting on here but know you will be back soon after this 'season' is over. I always enjoy visiting you! Blessings for the week ahead. Hugs, Pamela

  14. Kimberly,

    I've only followed you for about 4 months and have enjoyed your posts. Your pictures are amazing, and I believe that has alot to do with the great woman behind the camera lens.

    Have a Blessed Weekend!

  15. Congrats on your first year!

  16. a friend from NH wants to wish you a happy anniversary.
    oh put me in for the drawing I love magagzines!

  17. Kimberly,
    I remember the first time I came across ou new blog. You had trouble with posting.
    Now look at you! You have blown me out of the water with your pictures and friendship.

  18. Congrats. On your first year. I pray one day. I will be as blessed to have follers who make a point to make comments on my blogs like you have. I know I try my best to be an avid follower myself to others. May they return the same to me.

    I do enjoy this Blog to beable to sit back and enjoy where you go the whole mile of your time to show and tell.

    Friendships are so special. What blessings we all can come from so far yet being so close to each other. I am from Canada. Not as far I see as others but far to drive or a plane if I had to travel. Now just a click of my mouse. I am here. Thank you for your blog. Very encouraging to us all.

    Blessed Sunday

  19. I just recently found your blog. I love it! My heart pines for a home in the woods someday. So, thanks for blogging about all things cabin and cottage. I'm looking forward to following your blog.

  20. Isn't blogging a grand way to make friends all over the world! I don't know what I'd do without my blog pals.

  21. Congratulations on year 1 Year Anniversary! I really enjoy keeping up with you and your big adventure! You are living in a place that I would love to visit some day. Until that day I will just visit through your lovely pictures and stories.

  22. The above comment from Phoebe is really from me! She always signs in and then forgets to sign out when she uses my computer! Anyway, what "Phoebe" said goes for me too!

    I love your blog and look forward to your posts!


  23. Your photos give me peace and serenity just by looking at them. I love your plaid curtains and the suitcases and cozy! Is that where you live now?
    Ok, what's up with that bear and 2 sets of ears? Are there 2 bears or is that a birth defect? LOL?

  24. Like you, I have met the best people while blogging. I also now have friends all over the world! I began blogging maybe 6 years ago and have not looked back....
    LOVE your photos!

  25. I love your blog so much. I dream of living in such beautiful places and you are living it so I get to visit them through you.

  26. I love your blog and I love reading about the adventures and changes in your lives over the past year. And your photos are wonderful!
    (I love the vintage suitcase photo!)

  27. What wonderful photos, Kimberly! I especially like the vintage luggage photo. Congratulations on your big Blog Anniversary! Great magazine for a Giveaway too. Enjoy your weeknd.



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