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One year blogniversary

Exactly a year ago today I pressed the publish button and officially joined this blogging world.  I can honestly say it was the best decision.  I have to say, blogging saved me.  For a while, I found myself uninspired and slowly losing this creative part of myself.  I mean I was still doing projects non-stop but I missed having these creative conversations with like-minded people.  I wanted to be apart of something that was going to challenge me creatively and intellectually.  As much as I love being a mom, I wanted to have a space to be me and establish myself as an individual.  Now after one year of blogging, I can honestly say I feel more fulfilled.  To celebrate this blogniversary, I decided to bake a cake.  Why not?  Today was another snowy and gloomy day and Aurora and I spent all day baking while Bella was in school.








Thank you...really from the bottom of my heart for taking this journey with me...with us and helping me find myself.  I would love to know what you, my friends, would like to see more on this blog.  In the mean time, stay warm and cake is ALWAYS a good idea.



Love,
Victoria

62 comments:

  1. Your cake is amazing. So happy you began blogging too...and now Instagram too. Its been lovely getting to know you and your sweet daughters. You give so much beauty. Most of all I like that you are just yourself! Enjoy celebrating. xxo

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    1. Thank you, Kerrie. I am so happy we can connect on IG...somehow it is easier there, isn't it?

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  2. Love that cake. I knew someone that had a wedding cake like that.

    Love reading your blog.

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    1. Thank you, Debby. It totally looks like a wedding cake and way too big for the three for us.

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  3. I find your blog so inspiring. In fact, I find your blog so inspiring, I signed up for not one, but two upholstery classes! I went to the first one this past week, and the other one starts tomorrow. I would never have done this without you, I would have just slumped around all depressed and dreary and wanted to, but never actually gotten it together to do so (partly because I didn't even know such things as upholstery classes existed before I read your blog). So many of your projects inspire (your book doorway is still one of the most amazing things I have ever seen) but even more your commitment to creativity itself inspires. I am always thrilled to get another installment of that. Additionally, one of the best pieces of writing I have ever read on a blog was the one that had pictures of the daybed you made, and was telling about how your daughter was saying to you how much she wants to be like you when she grows up and it brought you to tears. It brought me to tears to, and it reminded me of how hard being true to your own vision is, how frightening, and how worth it in the long run. I find that every empowering. So, in summary, I think you have a great blog, and I really appreciate it.

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    1. Dang those onions in my eyes. : ) Dear Sara Marie, this is possibly the nicest and kindest thing anyone had ever said to me. I am so humbled and Thank you so much for taking your time to visit me. I am so happy you are taking the upholstery class. How are you liking it? I have to admit, it is the best thing I have done and also one of the hardest. I would love to see your projects.

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  4. Happy 1st Bloggaversary!

    You, your children, and your cake are all beautiful!

    Have a fabulous weekend. Have fun eating that awesome cake!

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    1. Thank you, Michele! I hope there is plenty of sunshine where you are.

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  5. Happy 1st Bloggaversary!

    You, your children, and your cake are all beautiful!

    Have a fabulous weekend. Have fun eating that awesome cake!

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  6. The cake is so gorgeous and whimsical, Victoria. You are so inspiring and talented. Happy anniversary. The photo of you and your daughters is wonderful. It reminds me of my daughter. It's something we love, and we had so much fun last summer after she finished her music study.

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    1. Thank you, Su. The girls loved the museum. Bella was named after Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston. I used to go every weekend and it was getting too expensive then I found out if your name is Isabella, it is free. I always thought to myself if I ever have a little girl, I will name her Isabella so she can go to the museum for free.

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  7. Congratulations, Victoria. I love your blog, your spirit, your creativity, your photos, your beautiful little girls!! I am so happy to be your friend in the blogging world :) And yes, cake is always a good idea.

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    1. I love having you as a friend, Julie. Thank you.

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  8. Happy Blogniversary! I found your blog not too long ago and I always check everyday at the start of my workday to see if you've updated! I would love to see more of your DIY projects. The way you transform furniture is so inspiring!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I have so many projects line up. I wish the days were longer with never ending supply of coffee. I am going to try blogging more often too.

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  9. Happy anniversary, Victoria! So glad you hit that publish button. I hit that button five years ago yesterday. You and your girls are so pretty. I love when you share photos of your girls dressed up. I think you should share you and/or the girls in a few fashion shots now and then. You are rockin that outfit with the hat. I need one of those hats.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim. You were one of the first blogs who featured my blog and I am forever thankful for that. I would love to do more fashion editorial. The girls and I love fashion....matter of fact, I used to read them Vogue as bedtime stories.

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  10. Happy one year of blogging Victoria! That cake is so charming. What a lovely way to celebrate. I'm always struck by your absolutely beautiful photos. I hope you continue blogging for a long time to come!

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  11. Happy Blogiversary Victoria! I simply adore your pretty celebration cake, and I'd like to invite you to share it at my new Five Star Frugal linkup. We're sharing ways to live elegantly and have beautiful lives for less, and I think your cake fits the bill perfectly. I hope you'll join us...Mimi xxx
    http://atrayofbliss.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/the-five-star-frugal-linkup-is-on.html

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    1. Thank you, Mimi. I will definitely head over to share it at the linkup.

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  12. Happy Blogiversary! I"m celebrating mine too....five years on the 31st. I started for the same reason as you. I love all your posts!

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    1. Thank you, Nita. Thank you for being the first blog to feature my little blog and introducing me to your followers. Congrats on your 5 years anniversary!

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  13. Happy Blogiversary Victoria-love your blog, word, pictures and inspiration! I feel like we are blog buddies since we both started around the same time as newbies. Keep up the creative genius!

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    1. Thank you, Darrielle. I am always inspired by your make overs. I will be in Southern California a lot...I will have to contact you when I am there.

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  14. Happy Blogiversary Victoria. So happy you are in blogland. Love all your creativity and your sweetness you share with all of us. Wishing you many more years of blogging.
    Kris

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    1. Dear Kris, Thank you for being so kind and inspiring.

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  15. Victoria,
    Happy blog-anniversary, your posts are always delightful and you are a breath of fresh air that inspires us all. The cake ... Absolutely gorgeous and now you have me wanting some raspberries! What is the filling, cream? Very pretty and whimsical.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you, Vera. You give me all of my intellectual stimulation and I just adore your poetry. The frosting is a butter cream frosting. It is delish.

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  16. Victoria, you really don't know how much you have inspired all of us. I've been amazed at your projects, your art, your creations, the way you think and view the world. Your littles are precious, and will be just as lovely and amazing as their mommie. Thanks for sharing your life with all of us, many blessings, Debra

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    1. Your words mean so much to me, Debra. Thank you!

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  17. So inspiring! Your cake is so pretty. Happy Anniversary!

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  18. You just shared the very reasons why I returned to blogging. My old blog had a ton of followers & comments, but I'd lost my way. I came back for the inspiration and friendships, and I am so glad I did!

    Congratulations on your first year blogging, Victoria. What more would I love to see? ANYTHING that you love!!!

    In friendship,
    Lin

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    1. You are such an amazing artist, Lin. Your attention to detail is out of this world. So happy to have you as my friend. Thank you.

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  19. Congratulations! And just more of the same more often! Your approach to life and decorating is truly unique and I always look forward to opening your posts.

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    1. Thank you, Teddee. It is definitely in my plans to blog more often.

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  20. We don't need to request anything of you Victoria, what you share is all of you, and so inspiring. You and your girls add to this beautiful world of blogging a innocents none can touch. Love your passion in all you do and create, your style in wardrobe, your flair for following your heart, and most of all the blog anniversary cake, what better way to celebrate your blog then with Cake?
    It's like a romantic wedding cake, a tea party cake, an every occation cake...... Save me a piece my dear one with a pretty flower on it.

    Xoxo
    Dore

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    1. Oh what would I do without you, Dore. You are such an important blogger friend to so many of us. Thank you for always so encouraging and kind and inspiring us.

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  21. Congrats on your first year..with many more to come..if you don't end up too busy..I must say I got a chuckle when you mentioned in a recent blog that you are known as the fridge lady..yep..that's what caught my eye in a link party..I must admit..I do not look at all of those..that photo of your fridge was most intriguing..I signed up that day to have you visit my inbox..I've thought about starting a blog myself..for similar reasons..I live alone..an alone 24/7..is lonely..so I love having my blogging friends visit with great ideas..or recipes..keep doing what you're doing..an take time to bake now an then..looking forward to what 2015 has in store for you..an your girls...

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    1. Thank you, Wende. I love reading about what my blogging friends are creating and cooking too. It is always so much fun.

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  22. Happy 1st Anniversary, Victoria. I love seeing your furniture and DIY transformations. You are inspiring.
    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I am always in awe of your work and photography skills.

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  23. Hi Victoria,
    Happy Anniversary! I for one, am very grateful you took the leap of faith to blog. You are my favorite!
    All of your projects are inspiring, jaw dropping and so totally creative and fun!! I would not want you to cut back on any of it...but...would you also consider a little fashion blogging? Every time I see of glimpse of you, I love your style in fashion!
    I wish you a happy and fulfilling second year of blogging! Know you are appreciated and bringing joy to those of us who think you are pretty special! :) Have a great weekend and enjoy that cake!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I have a lot of fun working on my projects and I am so happy you like them too. I would love to do more fashion blogging. I live for fashion. I just need to find a way to take pictures.

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  24. I am glad there has been healing! Carry on sweet lady...

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  25. Beautiful cake! That seems like the perfect way to celebrate anything to me :) - and your beautiful blog being up and running for a year is definitely something worth celebrating! I just love visiting you here! Your home and your personality are just lovely. :) Thankyou!
    Jennelise xo

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    1. Thank you, Jennelise. I love you romantic feminine approach to decorating. It always looks so beautiful.

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  26. Congrats on your 1st year of blogging Victoria. I am so glad that you began this journey and to have found your lovely blog. You certainly created a blog that inspires and delights with your beautiful and romantic creations. I felt the same way before I began blogging too and I am so glad to have started my own also. It has brought me so many wonderful treasures, friendships but must importantly, it has taught me to follow my heart and the things that make me happy.

    Again, congratulations. I look forward to all the gorgeous things you yet have to share. PS, that cake is amazing.

    Janet

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    1. Thank you, Janet. This has been such a fun experience and of course the best part about blogging is meeting new friends.

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  27. I recently became a subscriber to your wonderful blog. Soooo happy I found it. Keep up the blog that obviously makes you happy.

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  28. Happy Anniversary Victoria!! I love the last photo, that was the day you visited me at my shop wasn't it, as you then headed to the museum. Girls were darling as ever. So glad you are in the blog community, you are so talented and independent in your thinking and artistry. I sent you an email, so check your inbox.

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    1. Thank you Amy for all of your inspirations and always encouraging me to be a better artist and blogger.

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  29. Congratulations, Victoria! I always enjoy my visits here. Your creative spirit is inspiring. I'm amazed a the projects you take on and the vision you have for transforming pieces with your magic. Your precious little girls are adorable. Enjoy that beautiful cake!

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  30. I'm so late in congratulating you on your Blogaversary, but better late than never! You are such an inspiration to us all Victoria, not only with your fabulous furniture makeovers but also your lovely spirit and devotion to those two beautiful little girlies of yours! Looking forward to many more years of following your blog:)

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. You have been part of my journey since way beginning. I am so grateful for your encouragements!

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  31. What a fun cake to see . Happy Blog anniversary it's always nice to know when people like your blog and when they love it also.
    Glad to hear why you started your blog

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  32. Happy blogiversary, Victoria!! I'm so glad you started your blog too. I adore you and your style ;)
    Hugs, Jamie

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