Tuesday, June 23, 2009

4 Years Blogging!!!

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Today is my 4 year blogging anniversary!!! I can't believe how fast it went and how much bigger blogging has become in the last 4 years. Just 4 short years ago, I had to explain to so many people what a blog was and now it seems everyone has one! My apartment has changed so much in 4 years which has all been chronicled here! It's been a really fun 4 years!


I was very honored to be asked to do a guest post over at Lookiloos! You may remember Lookiloos...they did a post on me and my blog and it was featured in the Home & Garden section of the San Jose Mercury News last February! That was one of the most amazing things that has ever happened to me! The article I did today for Lookiloos was a mirror makeover project that I showed here awhile back . I rewrote it a little for Lookiloos. Just click here to see it!

72 comments:

GWEN said...

GORGEOUS TRAY, LOVE THE CANDLES AND SHELLS!

Coastal Sisters said...

Congratulations on your 4th year Blogging. I love reading your blog and all the wonderful decoration tips. I looked the mirror that you redid and it was just gorgeous. I especially appreciated the tip of priming first since I have always just spray painted directly on the object and not gotten good results. I will definitely buy some primer now. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Have a lovely day,
LuLu~*

Sharon~heartsongs said...

You are the first blog that I checked out. Your home is beautiful and the hard work that you put into it really shows. Thanks for sharing!

Olive Rue said...

Congratulations!! Times does fly by doesn't it? I'm just 2 months shy of a 3-year old photography blog. I never even knew about the decor blogs when I first started one for the photography business. Now I'm hooked on them. Here's to many many more!!!

titicandia said...

A lot of congratulations your 4 years, it is the whole challenge to do a blog and to support it therefore time. I wait continue many years more.
Regards and congratulations from Chile, Titi

Seelennahrung said...

Congratulations to you Cindy and your wonderful and gorgeous blog! You spent me so many inspiration and I love your style very much!!

Many kind regards from austria,
Sonja

Joan said...

Happy 4th blogaversary.
A lot of people STILL don't know what a blog is...lol.

LillyB said...

Wow! Four years and still going strong! Yours was the first blog I followed and I have enjoyed every post! Thank you for sharing so much of your life with your blog fans!! I have learned so much from you!!
Here's to many many more years!
God Bless you!
Love Lilly

Charlene said...

Congratulations on 4 years of Blogging Bliss! I love your Blog & we are so glad you share all your beauty with us. Thank you.

Also, congrats on being asked to do the Lookiloo. I am going to go check it out.

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Hi Ms. Cindy,
Just wanted to congratulate you on the 4 years and to let you know that I really didn't know anything about blogging until I came across yours. Believe it or not, yours was the blog that introduced me to the world of blogging, and it was also the encouragement to begin mines. Thank you and congrats again!


~Ana♥

Terri said...

I must say that your blog is the first one I discovered and it got me hooked..... I've always loved decorating but saw it as an expensive hobby until I happened across your blog........ Happy four year anniversary and keep the ideas coming!

Andréa said...

Hello! Do not follow your blog for 4 years but a few months ago, but like much of the blog that is as it is attached to exactly 4 years, all your posts are amazing and very inspiring, love! I hope to continue for many years with your beautiful blog ...
Many Bjs ..
Andréa (Brazil)

scrappydee said...

Congratulations! Thanks for hanging in there!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I only found out about these decorating blogs in the fall and I'm so glad I did!
~Michelle

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Congratulations Cindy! Thanks for being such an inspiration to the rest of us! Here's to 4 more!
~Patti

Neabear said...

Congratulations on 4 years. I have not done it for a year yet. Not on blogger anyway. Hope you are having a great week.

Lou Cinda said...

Congratulations Cindy!! You have a beautiful blog and I am so glad that I found it! I have learned so much from you and am continously inspired! Love the mirror project! It is so beautiful!

I look so forward to many many more posts from you!

Lou Cinda :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Anniversary!
I get that 'Oh!?" reaction sometimes when I mention having a blog. The candles and shells look great together.
Glenda

debi @ life in my studio said...

Congratulations on four years! Your blog just keeps getting better and better!

Mary said...

Congratulations, Cindy!!! Yours was the first blog I ever saw, and you were such a kind mentor and an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing your passion for decorating, and your beautiful home with all of us. I'm sure your readers would all agree when I say that you have enriched our lives!
xoxo,
Mary

Hege said...

Congratulations!
And you are so good at blogging:-)
I always have to cheque in on your blog-just to see your latest news!
Thank uou so much for sharing your ideas.
Have a nice evening, hugs Hege.

Angie said...

Happy Anniversary!! Love the mirror transformation!

Janet said...

Congrats Cindy. Four years ago only you avant garde Silicon Valley pioneers knew about blogs!! Thanks for sharing with us, you are an inspiration to many.

Janet

Karin said...

Congratulations on your four year anniversary, Cindy! You were the very first blog I came across and I've visited here every day since and have enjoyed every single post. Thanks for all you do!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Congratulations on 4 wonderful years of blogging. Here's to many many more. hugs ~lynne~

Sara Padrusch said...

I have been reading your blog for about two years and love it! Thanks for always being so positive and sharing all of your great ideas!

xoxo
Sara
www.shinyredhouses.blogspot.com

Sue said...

CONGRATULATIONS Cindy on your 4 year blog anniversary!!! Your blog is one of my top two and I give you kudos for doing daily posts. That has GOT to be difficult while working full time, being a mom, doing all those wonderful projects for your gorgeous home. I wish I had your energy! Thanks for sharing your Romantic Home with us! ~Sue in FL~

Esther Sunday said...

Congrats, Cindy! You deserve all the recognition you receive! Watching your home make its astounding, beautiful transition has been a pleasure and honor! With love, Esther

Lady Pamela said...

Happy Blog-aversary! To my FAVORITE blog.

Really Rainey said...

Happy Anniversary Cindy! I'm so happy I found your blog. It also lead me to the other folks I follow now and participate in fun parties! You are so talented. I am pleased to know you!
Let's have fun this week!
~Really Rainey~

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your 4TH year blogging. I love playing house too!

Anna Margaret said...

Congratulations Sweet Cindy!!!

Susan said...

Congratulations- Happy Anniversary.
Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on reaching four years of blogging. I enjoy your blog SO MUCH!

~elaine~

Sandra said...

Congratulations on 4 yrs of blogging! I am truly happy to have found your blog. You are such an inspiration to us, girly. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
Congratulations on 4 years of beautiful posts. Two years ago I didn't know what a blog was and then I happily stumbled onto yours when looking for decorating romantic style ideas on google. I was so entralled and ever since then I have been hooked! Love your decorating style and creative photography.Thank you for all that you do.

Carolyn

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi cindy,
Congratulations on 4 yrs. of blogging. glad you stayed with it or I would have never gotten to enjoy your blog so much. Liked the
diy mirror post too. It looked great. Didn't seem like it would be
too hard either, especially since I have used rub and buff before.
thanks for sharing all your great ideas with us.
Blessings to you hon,
Nellie

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Congratulations!!!!! I hope to see many more Fabulous posts......
Hugs

Lisa said...

Congrats!!!!
Hugs,Lisa

Wendy said...

As they say "You've come a long way babe!".
I am so glad that you continue to share all of your great ideas with us. I love your blog!
Cheers!
-Mrs Peeks Farmhouse

Wendy said...

As they say "You've come a long way babe!".
I am so glad that you continue to share all of your great ideas with us. I love your blog!
Cheers!
-Mrs Peeks Farmhouse

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 4th year. I have just come across your blog about 1 to 2 months ago and am now hooked on it. thank you so much for your sharing and explaining how to do projects. Many more years.

dianne

Bambi said...

Congrats on four years of blogging, Cindy! Yours was the first blog I ever saw and is still the first one I open every evening. I have enjoyed watching your home and you evolve over the years. Looking forward to many, many more years!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Congratulations!

I haven't been taking the time to comment this summer on many blogs but I had to send out best wishes on your blog's anniversary.

I do enjoy reading it. :)

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Congratulations!!!

Beverly said...

Congratulations, Cindy. That was a wonderful feature.

You are a shining example for bloggers.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

And yet another reason why YOU are the QUEEN of blogland. 4 years!? Awesome!!!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

4 years ago, I had no idea what a blog was. I'm so glad I found yours! You have so many wonderful ideas and inspiration.

Congratulations!

Lisa said...

Congratulations!! Your blog is one of my favorites.

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Cindy - Congratulations on your anniversary. You spoke of how much your apartment has changed over the 4 years - would you show us some pictures? I "met" you and was introduced to blogging when you were on most viewed rate my space. I love your home - especially the garden. My home is "unfinished" - I look at rate my space for inspiration - and sometimes get so drug down by the low rated rooms - I need to perk myself up and know I can go to Cindys place for real inspiration. Thank you for all you share. I don't know where you find time for all you do!!
Janet

Arleen @ Seasons for All said...

Hi Cindy. Congratulations on 4 years of blogging! I started blogging in 2005, too, but in the month of August and using a different blog host. I've not been as consistent as you, until the past year. Love that all the changes in your home are documented. I've often thought of blogging as scrapbooking online! ~Arleen

Mary said...

Cindy, Congratulations on 4 years! I can't remember how I discovered your blog but I'm thankful I did. Your blog is the first one I check each night and I'm always inspired by you. Thanks for all your efforts, I enjoy your blog so much! Hugs, Mary

SewSweetStudio said...

Congratulations on 4 yrs. I wish I had found you 4 yrs. ago instead of just a few months. Yours is one of my favorite blogs.
Thanks for the link to your mirror technique. I have an old one I've been wanting to do black. That rub thing will just make it.
Beverly

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Cindy,
Congratulations on your 4 year Anniversary!!!! You are an inspiration to soo many...
Cheers to you!
Jo-Anne

Chatelaine said...

Happy Anniversary! Your blog is wonderful and very inspiring. I've learned a lot from your blog and love all your ideas.

Keep up the great work!

Susie Q said...

Congratulations dear Cindy! When you began, you had no idea where this bloggy world would lead you now did you? What a fun ride it has been for you...and we are all so glad you take us along with you!

You are a treasure...

Love,
Sue

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Congratulations on four years of blogging! :) I looked at your guest post~ you did an excellent job on your tutorial. Thank you for sharing! :)

Mo said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!!! You take blogging to a new level with your beautiful blog!

Alison Gibbs said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging.
Alison

Shabby Chic Junk said...

Congratulations Cindy,
Thanks for sharing your decorating tips and your beautiful home.
Enjoy,
Debra

Beach Vintage said...

Absolutely wonderful. Congrats to a new subscriber to your blog.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 4th year of blogging.
Yours was one of the first blogs I started following. I love your style and you have inspired me more then once to make changes in my own home.
Ciao, Helena

Wagonwife Designs said...

Congratulations Cindy! Your blog was one of the first I ever discovered. Loved it from the first moment I saw it. Wish I had been along for the ride the whole 4years. Just in the last year, you have put in so much into it. I hate the fact I missed the other years. Hope fantastic things still come your way. Well deserved!
Debra

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Happy 4th Year Blogging Anniversary Cathy! Your blog is loved world-wide!

Hugs!
Maryjane

pogonip @ Meadowsweet Cottage said...

Happy Blog-aversary! You get so much done (and so beautifully) that you really inspire me! I've "met" so many other bloggers via your posts too. What fun!!

Rowann said...

Love Your Blog ! WOW 4 years that is devotion ... Thanks for the wonderful trips to shops etc. in my Home Town...I always feel that i had a mini visit Back Home where i grew up... So many changes !

Ginger said...

Congrats on your 4 years of blogging. You've really come a long way. I went back and read a few of your first blogs awhile back, really enjoy all of it. I don't how you keep up with work and a family too.

Melissa Lester said...

Four years and more than a million visitors -- congratulations, and thanks for welcoming us all into your romantic home!

Jen r. said...

I can't believe I missed this! Happy 4 year anniversary Cindy!

Debby said...

WOW!!!! Congratulations Cindy! Your blog is truly beautiful.
debby

Rhondi said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging. I have enjoyed reading your blog so much!
((hugs)) Rhondi

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Dear Miss Cindy... Happy Blogging Anniversary! You've done a fantastique job. I love reading your blog.

Hugs,
Penny Sue