One Year And Counting!


I can hardly believe it's been a year since I started this blog! I remember how it all began, I had googled "preppy napkin", because I wanted some cute preppy napkins for my china! Who knew I'd find this blog: Preppy Napkin!

Before this I had no idea what a blog was!
Being a writer of screenplays, I was looking for a creative writing outlet and after reading and getting comments from a few more blogs like Happy Homemaker, A Journey To Our Daughter, Magnolia Mama and Working That Preppy!

It all started with this post:

"I am One Fabulous Mom or at least I try! It's hard to hold it all together and manage to have a little style and class! Being a Mom, we all strive to do the best for our kids, but I think there's a way to do it without going crazy. Yes there are times when it is sheer insanity, but I think if you can get creative you can really make this Mom thing fun for you and your baby! Being a new Mother is the most challenging thing I've ever dealt with. Now that Landon is 14 months I am hitting my stride and I'm eager to share all my secrets with you. I will be doing posts on ways to keep your social life going, baby clothes I love, products I can't live without, and everything else! Of course I would love to know your favorites and secrets as well. If you are a fabulous Mom or strive to be, you are a hero and you are doing the hard work! Let me be the first to say: You Are One Fabulous Mom!"

As a thank you to these fabulous ladies for their inspiration, support and fabulousness, I am giving them each a $25 gift card to Banana Republic! (Just email me addresses girls!) Now you know since I sing the praises of BR that you can get some rocking jewelry from the sale bin with this money!

In addition one more lucky blogger will win a $25 gift card to Banana Republic as well! Just leave a comment and I will draw a name! I'll reveal the winner this Friday!!!

50 comments:

Mags said...

Congrats on your first blogiversary!!!

Mrs.Preppy said...

I hope Landon's surgery went well....

Also, you are too kind to give away BR gift cards! Love it!

Jessi said...

Love your blog...always useful information.

Hope everything went well with Landon's surgery.

Jesslee said...

I, too found blogging by accident when I googled a book I was looking for and came upon the blog Puttin' on the GRITS. I think I stayed on the computer most of the day reading blog after blog, yours being one of them -of course! I just started blogging and time will tell if I make it a year, but I looove it so far. Congrats on your first year -I will definately continue reading! -Jess

The Chic Chauffeur said...

Happy blogiversary! I hope everything went well with Landon yesterday!

magnoliabelle said...

Hope my last one went through (got a strange message)...If not, Happy Blogiversary and here's to many more!

Glad Landon's surgery went well!

Lauren said...

Happy One Year Blogiversary!

How did Landon's surgery go yesterday??

Legallyblondemel said...

Congrats, doll! I aspire to be a mom half as fabulous as you.

Landon has been in my thoughts; hope all went well with his surgery.

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Happy Blogiversary! Here's to many more. :)

WSU Laura said...

Congratulations on your first year! Great picture of you and your son, love the green. Hope his surgery went well yesterday.

Kate said...

Yay for one year! Hope Landon is doing well :)

dmmlandcruiser said...

Happy One Year. Here's to many more!

jenontheedge said...

Happy anniversary! It's nice to hear that Landon is okay.

Jennifer said...

Congrats on your blog-versary!!

The Rockin' Wife said...

Happy one year! I love reading your blog, it truly encompasses everything. Everything you need to be "one fabulous mom"

Preppy Mama said...

Congrats to you!! Hope Landon is doing well.

Brie said...

As someone who is newish to this too, I thought you had been doing it for years! Love your blog and SO HAPPY to see little Landon there is doing great :)

bb4mich said...

Hey there, I stumbled onto your blog from others I read and realized I went to your same college and was a Theta with you!!! Love your blog and love BR- soenter me in the drawing!!! :)

Happy Homemaker said...

Whew! I am so happy Landon's surgery is over and I hope it was successful!

Congratulations on your year of blogging! You are one of the most thoughtful and generous gals out there! I truly feel like the majority of your posts are meant to help others better themselves and enjoy life as much as you do! You're a giver! I consider you one of my friends even though we have not *met*!

Thank you!!

Mom on the Run said...

Happy Day! Congratulations!

Claire said...

I've only been "visiting" you for a little while - but it has been such a great place to visit - loved the trip to Greece - and all the other "activities" - hope Landon is doing well - Congratulations on your anniversary!!!

BroncoMom said...

One Fabulous Mom,
Thanks for all of your thoughts and sharing them with me.
Although my children are older than Landon, I still remember those days and get a smile on my face when I think back.
Enjoy the rest of your anniversary day.
Happy thoughts to you!
BroncoMom

Clare said...

Congrats OFM!!!! It is so fun to blog, and I am so glad we get to see a little part of your life and little Landon's too:)

I have missed you, I am finally getting things back in order and such. Thanks for your kind words about Grammy! Last week was really tough and sad. I actually read some of my blog post about her at the funeral. It was great to honor her in some way.

I hope that Landon is doing well and recovering! You have a special little man. XOXO, Clare

Lori said...

Are you talking about me?!! ME?! FOR REAL?! lol Oh my gracious!!!
I'm speechless!
Thank you :) What a sweet gal you are....we should be sending you the gift for your ONE YEAR!! Congratulations fabulous Mom on your one fabulous year!!

Belle in Bloom said...

I'm so glad Landon did well. I hate it when they wake up pissed. It makes me feel so bad for them.
Happy one year!!!!
I'm so glad you started a blog. Your posts make my day!
~Belle

Happy Daily said...

Congratulations on one year!

I hope all is going well!

Have a great day!

Feener said...

glad you found blogging !!

Pigtails and Pacifiers said...

I too found blogging by googling in the words of "Oh Christmas Tree" and found pinotandpacifiers. Glad everything is going well with Landon. Can't wait to see what the future will bring for you and your family. Here's to many more happy posts.

Jillian, Inc. said...

Congrats on one year! Time flies, huh? I've really enjoyed your blog...and I think you are FABULOUS!

katyy said...

Happy, happy Blogiversary! Thanks for helping make each of our days more fabulous!

The 5 Bickies said...

Happy Blogiversary...isn't it amazing when you hit the one year anniversary. You have accomplished so much in the year...your topics are great, your writing wonderful, and you are so thoughtful to boot!

Here's to another year...chink, chink (our wine glasses of course!)

Sweet Pea Chef said...

What a great year!

Impoverished Preppy said...

Since I am over an hour from a BR :-( don't enter me in the contest, but I did want to say: CONGRATULATIONS on your one year anniversary. I think your blog is fabulous (of course!) and such a great source of fun information. Highly entertaining too!

BTW - I found the preppy blogging scene in exactly the same manner! I started out searching for cocktail napkins and ended up immersed in the world of preppy blogs. I wonder how many other people have found their way through Preppy Napkin?

Belle said...

Happy Blogaversary! I know what you mean about inspiration...I was lucky to find some great blogs that helped me figure out what to do. Count me in on the BR giveaway!

Preppy Napkin said...

I am flattered! Thanks so much and I am so glad you were introduced to all of this by googling "preppy napkin"-who would of thought:)
I love your blog and all of your pictures-you do such a great job. Can't wait to keep reading! If only we could meet all of the bloggers out there!

Wendy said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love your blog and read it faithfully. Thank goodness Landon is doing well.

Wendy S

Barefoot in the Park said...

happy 1st! what a neat way to celebrate! i hope landon's surgery went well!!

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Happy 1 year, sweetie! I hope and pray Landon is doing well! You are awesome and will always inspire me!
I feel blessed to know yoy! XOXO!

Life is what you make it said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! A parent at the
school where I teach has a blog,
in which she chats about all
the happenings on our campus,
which is where I first saw a blog.
Then I found 'musings of a not
so desperate housewife' (probably
googling desperate housewifes? I forget how I found it.) Anyway,
that's what hooked me. Blogs
(including yours of course) are
so fun!

Kiki said...

What a wonderful year it has been and you are just getting started...
Happy You
Happy Me
Happy Blogoversary!!

So glad Landon is on the upside of his surgery, continuing to keep you guys in our thoughts and prayers!

LTY today!!

susan said...

Hope that the surgery for Landon went well! That is so generous of you to offer such a fun giveaway! Love the story of how you got into blogging:)

Pink in a sea of blue said...

I think I may have gotton into blogging through Preppy Napkin, too. Congrats on one year blogiversary!! I love your fun blog! Hope Landon is doing well. Let us know.

mommy2davin said...

Congrats!
I just found your blog and it's inspirational to me.

Europafox said...

you ARE a fabulous Mom - and roll on one more year of blogging!!

magnolia mama said...

You are so dang sweet! BR is having a huge sale right now!

Glad Landon is doing well. Isn't it amazing how resilient they are?

I'll email you.

magnolia mama said...

Oh...and I'm about to post on my blog. Shocking!

Surf Girl said...

Congratulations! I love your blog! I only hope I am still going a year from now. Keep going..you're doing great!
(I hope Landon's surgery went well...I've been keeping him in my prayers!)

annie said...

Congrats on your bloggy anniversary!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

Congrats!! We started around the same time and I clearly remember your first post!

And congratulations on your pregnancy!!!

News Readin' Wife said...

Congratulations!! Happy Homemaker is a dear friend and without her I would not have stumbled upon you...

So cheers! (Minus the mojito) To another year of fabulous blogging, a healthy, healing Landon and a beautiful baby!