4.13.2009

In honor of 1 year of craft blogging...

Yes, on this very day 1 year ago, I wrote this post as an introduction, and thus entered the world of blogging. When I set out, I didn't really have a clear idea of what my blog would even be about. My husband pushed me to do it; he somehow knew that I would enjoy having a creative outlet, though I was quite unsure at the time. 170 posts later, and I guess he was right - blogging is fun!

In celebration of a year of blogging, I give you a completely haphazard post devoid of a single tutorial or even a giveaway (I promise I will be having much more of both in the months to come)

Let the rambling begin...

After 8 years of marriage, we are finally going to have a headboard!
My husband built this using less than $50 in materials; a few more coats 
of paint, and we will have a beautiful focal point in our room - I can't wait!

I got new glasses. They are pink. You couldn't get me to wear my 
glasses before, now I won't take them off. Pink makes everything better.
Sidenote: My husband and I met in Accounting 101. I always sat in the front row 
(couldn't see because of my refusal to wear glasses). Husband sat in the back row. 
Pretty soon, he positioned himself in the second row, right behind me. 
Our first "date" was to the library, because he "needed accounting help."

This was a quick mod podge project that I did this weekend. 
If you click the picture to enlarge you can see that a paper mosaic 
creates the pineapple. The two smaller canvases were covered in this post. 

I put together this memory board for my daughter's room a while ago, 
and have forgotten to share it. I spray painted an old frame, and used ribbon 
I had on hand. Scrapbooking brads at intersections help to hold the ribbon down.

I redid our photo wall earlier this year (formerly black frames in a different arrangement).
The new collage hangs in our living room and looks smaller in the picture than it really is. 
To give you some perspective, the "G" (our last initial) is over 18" tall. 
I have most of the frames filled, but "temporarily" inserted red paper in the ones that aren't.

The Easter bunny brought pink-haired dolls to the girls in their baskets yesterday. 
Yes. I am living vicariously through my children.

I appreciate you humoring me through all of my rambles over the last year - I have learned a lot (even how to install a zipper!). I look forward to another year of creativity!

33 comments:

Rachel said...

BEST POST EVER! I love your blog so much...I can't believe you've only been around for a year. That's long enough that I could go back and read all you old entries! Well, I would go back and read if I hadn't seen that gorgeous photo. Seriously, I have such a case of hair envy right now we cannot be friends anymore. =)

Here's to many, many more years. Happy 1 year!

Mandi said...

Love all the projects you have been working on, but those glasses are FANTASTIC!! I wear glasses daily, and you may have inspired me to get some pink ones. Love that chunky turqouise necklace too! Congrats on a year of blogging, keep the posts coming!

Rambling Girl said...

I look forward to this next year of all your crafty ideas...You were the first blog I came upon and found out what blogger was by just goggling "sugar scrubs" and woola you appeared. I love your blog and look forward to all your post. I don't comment often but wanted to share how I found out about Blogger.

Jill said...

Love your blog- Love this post!- I just got glasses,I almost got the SAME pink ones- I was trying to decide between those or a "funky" black and white pair....I went with the black and white...but still love the pink! :)
Thanks for all your creative ideas! Happy "One" year!!!
Many Blessings!

Freck said...

Congratulations!!

Love the pictures + initial wall!

Megan said...

cute post! and congrats on one year!

Jodee Leader said...

Happy Blogiversary! I wish I had your creative bone!

Hope you have a great week!

Autumn said...

Happy Birthday!!!! And K is going to build me a headboard too (just kidding:).

Kinzie Sue said...

Congrats on 1 year! Love your blog, love your glasses, love your ideas- they keep me inspired. Can I just tell you that I went to Old Navy after seeing your first post for Embellishment Week and bought 6 shirts to prettify! Keep all the great ideas coming!

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Shana said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I simply adore your blog and plan on doing some of your sewing projects when I get my machine!!

The Ballstaedts said...

You and your husband are so talented! Is your husband a carpenter? That headboard is AWESOME! I love your blog, you have so many great ideas!

Kristine said...

Congrats on one year! I love your stuff! Fun rambling... Is that G only 1 1/2 " or something larger?

Kristen said...

Congratulations on your one year bloggiversary! Love the glasses - those are so cute!

Stephanie said...

Love the glasses!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Best wishes on your blogversary!! Love the photo wall - very stylish!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

One year. I've only been at this a few months, and swear no one reads, but maybe in a year I'll have as much of a following as you! Great stuff, keep it up.

Bella said...

Congrats!!! I love your blog...and your pink glasses...gotta to get me some!

You have sparked so many ideas in my head...

Happy Blogiversary!

randi said...

I love your glasses story. Very cute!

Congrats on one year and here's to many more! :)

Mommy Managing said...

I adore the initial with your pictures! Once again, I will be copycatting your ingeniousness!

I really enjoy your blog--keep 'em coming!

Ferreira; Party of Four said...

I came across Grace Violet a couple months ago by chance. Now I often check in (like daily...but it's not stalking if it's a blog, right?), see a craft and call my 4 yr. old daughter to the screen to ask, "Do you like that? Should we make that, too?" It's pretty much always a resounding, "YES!" Thank you for all your great ideas and tutorials! Congrats on the headboard, too! If 8 yrs. is the magic number, I still have two to go...

Luke & Kelsie Frazier said...

"Pink makes everything better." SO TRUE!!!!!!!!!!! I love pink too. Now I want pink glasses...

GiBee said...

Congrats on 1 year blogging. Funny how addicting it is! Love the glasses AND your hair!

Question: How did you paint your head board? Did you use spray paint, or did you use regular latex paint and brush, or did you put the latex paint in a commercial sprayer?

GiBee said...

Also ... the finish you have on your "G" is what I'd like to accomplish on my son's head board... can you give us a tutorial? Is it red paint with a black rub? What kind of paints?

I know I'm obsessed with paint -- but I have a headboard for ME after 19 years of marriage... AND a head and foot board for my 3-yr old son!

Inquiring minds wanna know!!!

Richardson Family said...

Thanks so much for starting your blog a year ago...I have been a faithful reader for about 5 months now. Your glasses are great! Thanks again for all you share!

Simply Sara said...

Happy 1 year!
I absolutely love your blog!
Looking forward to many more beautiful crafty inspiration :)

P.S I 'heart' your glasses. So cute!

Sara said...

hi kristin! I *just* noticed that you put me in your links section! thanks!! you've been in my google reader for a long time now ... love your blog! Congratulations on one year of blogging!

Cassie said...

Happy bloggy birthday, Kristin!

~Cassie

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I love love love reading your blog, and all of your wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing with us.

Becca said...

Happy First Birthday!

FullPlateMom said...

Love the new glasses. You look a lot like Tina Fey.
Beautiful!

DM said...

Kristin, is that you wearing the necklace? Wow! Love you. Dad

Amy R said...

Hello!! Love the blog! Was wondering where you got your big G from???? I love that and the frames!

amybluestar said...

LOVE the post - especially the Mod Podge canvases! You are awesomely talented.

http://www.modpodgerocks.blogspot.com