Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy Second Anniversary, Odi et Amo!

{If I could give you each a Sprinkles cupcake, I would!}

Today marks the completion of my second year as a blogger. 2010 was definitely an exciting time for this little blog as I saw my readership quadruple over the course of the year and my focus -- and my voice -- shift slowly towards the more personal (but I suppose pregnancy will do that to you).

Last year at this time, I featured a roundup of my favorite posts, all of which focused on interior design. This year, I thought I'd celebrate with a roundup my own design projects that I've documented here on the blog over the past twelve months (as well as previews for what's to come in 2011!):


February 2010


March 2010


March 2010


July 2010
The Family Room



December 2010
The Master Bedroom - Stay Tuned for an Update!


December 2010
The Backyard



January 2011
The Nursery - Stay Tuned for an Update!

I can honestly say that without the encouragement of my readers -- and the pressure of getting things done so I could have some blog content -- I would not have been nearly as productive in my mission of turning my new, somewhat cold, house into a home as I was (even if I didn't get it all done). While I doubt any home is ever truly "done" (and goodness, how boring would that be?!), I do feel our home reflects us and our tastes so much more than it did a year ago. Many thanks to you all for your continued support,  kind words and generous spirits. I look forward to a third year of blogging, this time with baby in tow!

Gratias vobis ago!

26 comments:

Christy said...

Congratulations on your 2nd year Averill! I so wish I lived closer so I could come and lounge in each and every room of your lovely home! It's just so gorgeous. So happy that we got to meet this year, and I hope your work does bring you back to my coast so we can dine together again! xo Christy

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Happy Anniversary! Your blog has given me lots of inspiration!

Fran said...

Averill, your home is gorgeous! I love seeing all the pictures together. You can definitely see a consistent theme and a beautiful aesthetic from room to room. Looking forward to 2011 - so happy I found you and your blog!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! It's been so fun reading your blog and getting to know you over the past two years - and it's amazing to see from your recap how many beautiful touches you've added to your home this year! Dang, girl. :) Can't wait for year 3!!

Quotidian Grace said...

Happy blogversary dear Averill
Happy blogversary to you!

And many more......

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Happy Anniversary. If the whole law thing doesn't work out, you've got a bright future as a designer!

Style Redux 2 said...

Congratulations to one of my favorite bloggers.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Congratulations!


Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Patch said...

I love your blog and I'm so glad we have reconnected this past year as a result. I hope to see your house sometime soon -- maybe we can have a babydate!! :-D

Patch said...

Not year - I meant to type, YEARS! Your loyal reader, P

Gina said...

Happy Anniversary! Your blog is one of the first I ever read/followed. It is so well-done and you have amazing taste!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Happy Anniversary. Love the recap....you had a busy year!

Bromeliad said...

Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Annivesary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Happy Happy Happy Anniversary. Etc.

Precious and Pink said...

Happy 2nd year!! The pics look amazing, what a great job. I love the crib set too--can I ask where you found it? I need a new set for our next baby:)

pam@pixelimpress said...

happy anniversary! i know i've seen it before, but i just LOVE that powder room. pam

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Happy Anniversary!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hello Averill! Happy New Year and Happy Blogoversary! You got so much done this past year. I am in love with your bathroom light fixture in that first picture!

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary, Averill!!! Just realized you posted nursery progress - it looks amazing so far!!! Loove the crib skirt you made...I'm a bit jealous, it looks so much better than the one I have from PB! Yours hangs so much better and I love that it hits the floor, wish I had taken the time to make one too:) Can't wait to see more!

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Happy anniversary!! You have amazing taste and it's so much fun to see how you make it a reality in your home. Your family room is drool-worthy! Looking forward to your master br and nursery updates!

The Zhush said...

Congrats on this milestone! You are a dynamic decorating juris-doctorate diva! So inspiring!
xx

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I loved all of those project posts and I'm so happy I found you in 2010. Here's to another lovely year of making houses, homes!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! The start of the nursery looks great and love the arbor in the backyard! Here's to another great year...
Janell

beachhouse etc. said...

congrats Averill and happy New Year hope you stop by my beachbag give away i finally posted after a 6 month hiatus...

Chic Coles said...

Happy anniversary. Your home is so pretty and well done.happy 2011.

VictoriaArt said...

Am I too late to wish you happy bloggoversary? Best wishes from me and many more inspired years!
xoxo Victoria

Ellise @ Charles Whyte said...

Love your eye for great prints and how you have used them through your home.

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