Friday, February 8, 2013

~ I'm One Year Old Today ~

One year ago
I set out into uncharted territory.
It all started when I clicked the little button marked:
Would any one find me out there in the blogosphere????
And if they did, what would they say????
I made a commitment to myself that I would give it ONE YEAR.
Rain or shine.
There were many times I felt like giving up.
What's the use?
Who would care?
But I held fast to my commitment and I'm glad I did.
 I ( like Sally Field) am so happy to say

You really like me!!!
All kidding aside;
Though my band of followers is small, it has meant the world to me.
I am grateful for each and every comment.
It means something for someone to take the extra moment to leave a kind word.
Through this little adventure I have met so many nice people,
 visited so many lovely homes...
and learned much about myself.
I am proud of myself for taking the leap.
I have enjoyed this past year, learning ,growing and sharing here at my
little Dressed Up Cottage.
So right here, right now ,
I want to say a personal thank you to
 each and every one of you.
So here goes:
Nytescrybe ( Gail;Best friend and partner in crime)
Loi Thai from Tone on Tone
Kerri from Girl With a Latte
Jermaine from French-Kissed
Mrs. Rabe
Alison from The Polo House
Joan from For the Love of a House
Jean from Delightful Repast
Christy D
Angela Palmerton
Debra from Common Ground
Kathy from a Delightsome Life
Janie form Southern Lagniappe
Samantha M
Leslie from Trouverlesoleil
Pat from Back Porch Musings
Baby Girls Pop
Miriam from Be Book Bound
Mark Norkaitis
Tina from The Enchanted Home
Olive Cooper
Delores from Vignette Design
Robyn from Simply Fresh Dinners
Nella from Acorn Lane
Sharon from Fashion-Isha
Christi Taggart
Gail Minchew
Lorilee of Cackleberry Cottage
Patti fro Ivy and Elephants
Marianne form Vintage Gal
Kim from Savvy Southern Style
Brenda from Cozy Little House
Marla and Steve
Sheri from Red Rose Alley

Whew!!! Thank heavens my list is small, huh?
Thank you also, to all the people who left an anonymous comment
and to all of those who just stopped by.
You were all more than welcome here.

But the biggest thank you of all goes to:
drum roll please...........

my darling husband.
Always my biggest fan ...... and my most vocal cheerleader
in all my GRAND SCHEMES.

Thank you.

Looking forward
turning TWO !!!


  1. Happy, happy Blogiversary, my Bestie! You have managed to capture the little things that bring the simple and quiet joy that make life worth living.

    Isn't it funny how, although the grand and opulent things can be, indeed, grand, they are never as wonderful as the sweet little things that we experience on a day-to-day basis that make us smile?

    The spring's first buds. Mr.Wonderful's projects of love. A pair of fuzzy slippers in front of a fire. A dog's wet nose. A little girl's fairy wings.

    There are many of us out there who love the same things you do, Lizzie. A few leave comments; most do not, but you are still touching all of our hearts and making us remember and appreciate the little things that make life beautiful. You are beautiful, Lizzie.

    1. Oh that is the sweetest thing ever!!!! Thank you so much for such a beautiful comment. If I ever feel discouraged I will read over this sweet reply and hold it in my heart.
      Thank you my wonderful friend.

  2. I wanted to leave a nice comment but I feel foolish trying to follow nytescrybe. May I say DITTO? :)
    I am so glad that you were never discouraged enough to quit, please do not ever! Its always a joy to sit at the computer and find out what you have come up with next. I always look forward to them! Keep up the wonderful work my friend!
    Cheers to your first year and many many more to come!

    1. Ahhh how sweet. :)
      It's so nice to hear that my silliness is appreciated !!!
      Thank you for cheering me on. You have always given me more credit than I deserve.......but I will take it and run with it.
      Love ya

  3. So excited for you, Terri! May you have many more fabulous posts to share with us...a little selfish of me but can't help it! Happy Anniversary! *smiles*

  4. Replies
    1. Thank you, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a kind word. :)

  5. Congratulations, Terri! Happy blog anniversary!! I read that most new blogs never make it past one. So I'm happy for you (and me). I also started my blog in February of 2012.

    1. I know Loi, you and I jumped into the deep end together !!!
      Happy ONE year anniversary to you too my friend.
      May we continue to find inspiration all around us.

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  7. Beautiful post, congrats!
    Great blog too!

  8. Congratulations, Terri!!! You are a treasured addition to the blogosphere...always inspirational to land here and see what you have been up to. So looking forward to your second year! All the best,


  9. Thanks Jermaine, wonderful words coming from my hero in the blog world. :)

  10. Congratulations on your one year! I love coming over to your blog :) I've been MIA as per usual from the blog world as medicine is all-consuming, but I do read! It's nice to see a fellow Philosophy, Jane Austen, Tea Cup-loving friend out there! :) Have a lovely weekend!

    1. It's always nice to see that you have stopped by; especially knowing how busy you are. Thanks for the well wishes on my one year. It's hard to believe that it's been a year already.

  11. Dear Terri, Happy Anniversary! Very happy to have found you through this amazing, incredibly amicable world of blog land . Your posts are informative, and always a pleasure to read ! Looking forward to many more, we share so,many of the same sensibilities...and your comments thoughtful and heartfelt, N.xo
    Sorry, just catching up when I can!


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