Tuesday, February 10, 2009

two

Today is my two year blogaversary. Two years ago, little Rainer was a 3-month-old in the Moby wrap. Dieter was a charming two. I discovered the world of craft blogging after Parents magazine ran a little blip recommending some "favorite sites" and one of them was Kiddley. On the sidebar of Kiddley was an amazing links list of craft blogs. I was completely drawn in. I remember distinctly that Soulemama was doing her "making our way" series of posts. I found that completely enchanting. What I loved so much about these blogs, and what I still love, is that they are not about having the latest thing, showing off, or having everything smug and perfect. They are down to earth, creative, and very real. It was such a relief to me to find other women who love motherhood and domestic life, who don't have it all figured out, and who like to sew and bake a little. I still, for the most part, haven't found that connection locally, but it is amazing to be able to come here and have these little chats with you all and feel connected. Thank you!
I have a blogaversary giveaway sort of loosely planned in my head, but alas, not at all organized or ready to go. So for now I just thank you heartfeltly for reading my words and commenting and sharing little bits of your stories and ideas.

30 comments:

bigbucketgirl said...

I/We love your blog! xxx

i blogged about you yesterday.....

"So...i've had an enforced break from this space but not from blogland...but i have to admit that the novelty of reading blogs on my small screen mobile was wearing very thin and the 'joy' of using the local library was short lived..so short lived i only lived it for 10 minutes..i was about to get a reputation for being the 'crazy woman', ooohing and aahing at posts, laughing aloud and doubling up in giggles reading others. My 3yr old was also trying to get in on the game...asking to see Molly's lot and asking after the Adelaide. When we visited friends i'd eye up their laptops and the 8yr old would be asking about 'salt and chocolate' or 'cocoa and blankets'. The friends (who do not blog) would ask me if my daughter was hungry, cold or both!! Keeping up with the trials and tribulations of blogland is therapy worth paying for but i'm glad i'm on the couch back in my front room now!"

I am glad that i found your blog all those days ago! x

Carrie said...

Happy Two! I have talked about your blog so much in the last week. I have long weekend also. I'll call and give you the details. What an amazing thing. Congratulations!

scraps_n_stuff said...

happy blog day!!!!

(where did you get those adorable stripy pjs? they are SO cute.)

Sarah said...

Happy Happy Day! It has been fun to read your blog.

Gretchen said...

thank you for sharing this little space with the rest of us. I enjoy reading and being inspired.

Lisa said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Rainer was certainly cute in the wrap, and Dieter looks so tall in those striped pajamas.

Shawn said...

Happy blog day to you. I love reading your blog!

Blessings to you and yours.

Amanda said...

Happy blogiversary! I've been enjoying your blog. It's quite peaceful and I love your photos. Thanks!

ames said...

Happy Blogoversary!

I too love the craft blog world for all the same reasons, I'm glad we "met" each other here :)

ikkinlala said...

Happy blogaversary!

Hannah said...

Aww happy blogaversary! I just recently celebrated my first.
I love reading your blog - thank you so much for sharing :o)

cagio said...

Happy Anniversary - it really is a nice little world here and you've certainly contributed to the beauty and inspiration of it all. Your voice is humble and real and easy to laugh along with. Many healthy and warm thoughts to your family and wee one!~

hanna said...

Oh happy blog birthday!!
(and I hope Rainer's treatment is going ok)
x
Hanna

jessi said...

I'm so glad you started blogging - I have really enjoyed reading and seeing your journey. Thanks and Happy Blog Birthday!

Rain said...

Happy blogiversary!
I've really been enjoying your blog these last few months. You are a very creative woman.

Anonymous said...

I know just what you mean about really loving these blogs@!! And I don't have a local connection either. I am surprised you don't out in California though. Wow--wish there were more of us in the world. Thank you so much for all you give to this blog. You have helped me so much as a mom and have given me lots of ideas. We DID buy that fairy house dvd. Love it! Thanks! Wish there were a way I could make that more known other than a simple word. Too bad we all don't live closer!

Tara

Jessica said...

Happy two years!!! I so enjoy this space and your words- you never cease to inspire me!

Lina said...

Happy blog birthday Mary Beth. I don't comment as often as I used to, but still like to read about you all!

melissa s. said...

happy two years! so glad you're "here"!!

Nina said...

Happy Two Years! I really enjoy what you share.

Adventure Mama Michelle said...

So glad to have found your blog! Happy 2 year blogiversary!

Alicia said...

Congratulations! I love reading your blog and connecting with like minded mothers, it is great to know there are other with the same interests :)

taimarie said...

Congrats on two years, I sure enjoy reading your blog, and feel similarily about the crafty blog world- I had no idea what I was missing!

Sally- That Girl! said...

I sit here sewing an apron that I would have never have tried a year ago if it wasn't for coming across your blog! Grant it you have cost me almost $300 for the machine I invested in, but I am having so much fun. And even though all your creations look perfect to me, you have managed through your blog to get the point across that perfection is not a must and that is what allowed me to go for it!!

Thanks for your great peace filled blog!

Heids said...

Congrats on getting to two years. You are inspirational...thank you for sharing yourself and your family with us all.
Take care of you and yours.

driftwood said...

happy 2 blog birthday, just love your relaxed style, always such a lovely read. xx

MoziEsmé said...

Happy blogiversary! I've enjoyed sharing part of the journey with you - I really enjoy your blog...

tawnya said...

Happy anniversary! I just recently (in the past few months) discovered your blog and it's become a must read for me. Love it!

Elfin Goddess said...

Congrats on your second blogaversary! I love stopping by your blog...and its been a special part of my own journey as a blogger. I love your earthy, homely posts that have been such an inspiration to me and my life. Wishing you all the very best! Cheerio! Avril

Di said...

Congratulations on your blog birthday! Mine was 2 weeks ago! I don't know about you but the last 2 years have passed so quickly! I look forward to many more posts and good health for all your family!