June 22, 2015 by Drafts & Crafts
Today I am cheers-ing to 1 year of blogging: all that I have learned, all of the people that I have met, and all of those who have continually supported me!!
Could not think of a better way to celebrate my one year of blogging than in my new Anthro dress. The window white pattern and drop-waist line feels very circa 1925. You know I needed a sweet treat to help celebrate… mini funfetti donuts from Dolcezza always do the job!
Wow what a big month it has been so far!! If you follow me on Instagram than you may have seen that Jason and I are moving back to Jacksonville, FL (where he is from) in ONE WEEK! We both are blessed to have new jobs waiting for us in Jacksonville and we can not wait to start the next chapter of our lives. This week represents the 1 year anniversary that I went public with my little blog, Drafts & Crafts!!
I hesitate to call it “1 year” because in the first few months of blogging I really did not know what I was doing. Today I now know that everyone has to start somewhere. Where I am today is much stronger than where I was a year ago. Blogging is like the best second job I could ever imagine. I really mean it when I say that my blog has brought great joy to my life. My husband adds that he loves working with me on certain features of Drafts & Crafts. Jason deserves a special “patience award” for working closely by my side. He has been nothing but supportive the past year. He is the person who shoots most of the photos you see on D & C so my blog would not exist without him!
I feel that I have grown tremendously as a person and as a blogger in the past year. I have learned to think outside of the box, step outside of my comfort zone, and to take chances. My favorite part about blogging is collaborating with talented women. We live in a time where social media is so powerful and I am thankful to meet other bloggers through it. I value all of the collaborations that I have had the opportunity to take part in and all of the local blogger friends that I have made! I love talking with other bloggers and getting to hear their experiences and what they have learned. Everyone brings something unique to the table in the blogging world and I just can’t get enough!
As you may know, the Etsy marketplace has been a huge part of my life as well. I have been selling hand-lettered designs for 8 months now. I love how I am able to not only share my lifestyle but also share my art work on social media. I look forward to continuing to grow my blog and my Etsy shop in the future. I truly appreciate anyone and everyone who has taken the time to stop by Drafts & Crafts. It has been an epic adventure this past year that I can not wait to share more with you. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all my friends and family who have been encouraging and spread the word about D & C!!!
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