Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Best of January + A Birthday

Guess who's turning 1 today? The blog! I can't believe it's been a year! I'm so happy with how much my little blog has grown. I've learned a lot in the past year and I'm excited for what's in store!

In other news, I've decided to start doing a little round-up at the end of each month highlighting my favorite posts. January was a big month for me! Here goes...

I started my blog planner this month and I absolutely love it. I feel so much more organized. This photo is from my very first post where I featured a photo an hour.

My Aunt Lynnea sent me another delicious cookie recipe! I featured her first recipe, chocolate brownie cookies, almost a year ago. Both recipes are excellent.

This simple pin cushion DIY was one of my favorites this month, and it's so useful! 

I did a little experimenting with my camera and got some really cool shots of my Christmas lights at the beginning of the month.

I discovered an extremely simple appetizer recipe just in time for the Super Bowl!

Valentine's Day made an appearance in January with this no-sew felt garland. It's never too early to start decorating! 

My Aunt Jen sent me her spicy bloody mary recipe and I shared it over on My Girl Thursday!

Last but definitely not least, I created my first e-book this month! It covers the basics of creating a simple sidebar ad.

So there you have it... my little January round-up. Bring on the month of love!


  1. Happy birthday to your blog! And thanks for sharing this e-book, i've been looking for a site like Issuu for a loooong time, so helpful! xo

  2. Thanks, Kate! Issuu is really cool! I'm glad I could help!

  3. Well Happy Birthday to your blog! I really can't wait until my blog hits one year (Of course that won't be til 2013 X-) ) I've been using a little planner for my blog too, isn't it so helpful?? I love feeling organized and knowing exactly what I'll be posting ahead of time!


    1. Thank you! And yes, it's SO helpful! I can't believe I went almost a year without one!

  4. Well, I'll be! A very happy birthday to you and the awesome that is your blog. Looking forward to hanging out with you all Februrary, and it's a leap year so we get one extra day together. Awwww.
    PS - I wish I had as many recipe-giving aunts as you!


    1. Recipe giving aunts are the best - I plan to be one! Haha!

  5. Those brownie cookies look delectable!! Happy blog-iversary!

    xo Shane