September 06, 2010

celebrating my first year!

Where has the time gone? Today my blog celebrates it's first birthday/anniversary, however you'd like to look at it!

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I've been reading back on some of my old posts wanting to see not only what I've already discussed but to get some inspiration to bring this blog back full circle. When I started this journey I was mostly concerned about my blog having a cohesive theme. I like diverting from the whole domestic thing once in a while but at the same time that is what brought me here - reading home improvement blogs and home decor blogs. That being said I never thought I'd meet or make friends with so many great people via the blogging community. Sure I met my current boyfriend on myspace.com and I've made friends through forum boards in the past but I had no idea how tight knit we would all become. I'm so happy we have and I'm thankful for your friendship and support everyday.

I thought I'd dig back into the D2BD time capsule and publish my first post again. It still rings true and I want to get back to as much of the domestic stuff as I possibly can. It's almost fall again and that's the time that I nest the most and cook and bake as well.

Thank you for all your support and thank you for making this the best first blog year ever!! oxox

SEPTEMBER 6, 2009

Daring to be Domestic in life, I am a Domestic Goddess… In Training.

We all have to start somewhere right? I don’t know where this surge of wanting to be such a homemaker came from. Maybe it hits you at a certain age, or time in your life. For me this bug hit me about 4 years ago. I had just moved from home, to a new state and into an apartment with my boyfriend. My first place – to decorate and make my own, or “ours”. After living here for almost 10 months, I had been laid off from my job. I’ve never been laid off or fired in my life! My self esteem took a big blow. After the first month without work I felt hopeless – applying where ever I could to get work. After the second month and a few freelance graphic design jobs, but still I felt depressed. During this time I started to watch the Food Network. I’ll admit I’m head over heels for this station and most of it’s tv personalities. I started to find comfort in learning all I could about cooking. Three months into unemployment, feeling better emotionally, I finally secured a job to help me feel better financially.

The Food Network obsession continues, to this day. I’m so thankful to have finally learned how to cook. My mother would be so proud. I never cooked or came near the kitchen much when I was younger unless it was to snag a sweet treat she was preparing for us. I never had any interest I was always a tomboy and would rather play outdoors than be in the kitchen, or house for that matter. My mother often joked about having dreams about me claiming to cook something for her – only to find out the dish I was serving was warm sugar water from the microwave – talk about faith in your child *wink*.

My boyfriend, I believe was eternally grateful that I learned to cook – I think the nights of Hamburger Helper and box meals were starting to get to him. The only other thing I truly knew how to master was spaghetti with store bought sauce (which is still a staple in my kitchen but I’ll get into that later).

Food Network naturally lead to my HGTV obsession. Once you make the kitchen the heart of your home you realize the other parts need just as much attention. HGTV has turned me into a DIY type person (I’m also hooked on FLN – Fine Living Network, and all their DIY shows). Add to this obsession tons of blog posts by fabulous DIY people – I’ve truly morphed into a foodie and a DIY freak these days and I LOVE IT!

I call myself a Domestic Goddess in training mostly because well – I’m still in training. I’ve come a long way but there are still many more things I can do. [Note: I hate the word diva, so Domestic Diva was not an option].

I want to share with everyone great projects I’ve done, things I’ve cooked, things I’ve eaten and things I see on a daily basis that give me inspiration, pleasure and often times that I crave and cant’ afford. So if you’re willing to read, I’m willing to write. Be patient I’m new at this – I hope we can learn so much together.

I’m currently renting a home with my boyfriend – yes we are still together and I love him more than I could express. Since we rent most of my projects will be ways to fix up your rental home without making your landlords angry [and may even make he/she smile with glee that you're bumping up their potential to rent the home for more when you leave] – simple things, things that won’t cost you an arm and a leg [let's be real none of us can afford to spend, spend, spend right now]. I also may touch on things I am all about from fashion to television – it will be a mash of intrests so hopefully you can keep up! [And want to!!!]

So get out your aprons, your tools, your crafting fingers set – and be sure to locate a great hobby store in your town! You’ll need your eyes to be focused on reading because I can be long winded at times, but I’ll do my best to keep it short and sweet!

Join me on my journey as I try to achieve true Domestic Goddess Bliss… or at least Dare to Be Domestic!

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26 comments:

Meghan said...

Happy One Year! It's amazing how much a blog can evolve in one year, isn't it??? Here's to many more!

Shana said...

Happy one year! Can't wait to see what you've got for us for year two.

The Only Girl said...

Happy Blogoversary! Isn't it amazing how fast a year goes?

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!!! Congrats on a year!

ISRAEL CARRASCO said...

Awesome! I'm not there yet but hope to get there soon. Keep doing your thing.

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Happy blogoversary!!!
Yeah, I also started with a "domestic" blog and now its just a source for my ramblings.

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

Happy blog birthday!! :)

Salt said...

Happy birthday over here!!!! It is amazing how time flies!

Keely said...

Happy Blog Birthday!! I'm fairly new to blogging and being domestic so I totally relate to where you were one year ago. I'm really enjoying looking over how your blog has grown over the last year....very cool! (Oh, and I've decided it will be impossible for my blog to ever go in one direction...haha) *Here's to many more birthdayversaries!

Sara said...

Isn't it fun to look back and see how you started and the progression of each post?

Sometimes I'll read one of my past posts and think, "Damn, I was on a roll!"

Other times, I'll read one and think, "Wow, phoned that one in..."

Congratulations on one year! Glad to be with you for it!

Andi said...

Happy 1 year!! Love you and your blog ;)

Lora said...

happy birthaversary! love to you today and every day!

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

woot woot! happy one year!

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Congrats on the anniversary!!

Sera Pie said...

Congrats on One Year! That's exciting!

Chambray Blue said...

Happy Anniversary!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Congrats!!

hotpants™ said...

Happy anniversary, Sandler lover. I'm glad we found each other. :)

Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

Aww, happy one year!

Candice said...

Happy blogaversary! ;)

Dr. Cynicism said...

Congrats! Keep it up please; nice blog by the way!

The Lil Bee said...

Happy (belated) one-year anniversary, Kel! You're smart to be thinking about sticking with a theme so early on. As you can see by the hodgepodge that is The Lil Bee, I've got a little of everything going on, so I never quite went that route!! More importantly though, can we talk about how excited we are that it's finally football season?!?! xx

Marie said...

congrats!

Rach said...

Happy birthday, little blog!!

...they grow up so fast, don't they?

Excited to get back into reading on a regular basis... here's to many more bloggy birthdays for both of us!

Day Old News said...

Happy bloggy birthday!

bananas. said...

happy berfday to your fabulous domestic blog!!!

keep the posts coming...to many MANY more years!

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