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7.17.2012

A Birthday Post


I never managed to celebrate my first blog birthday because I remember being too busy to even think. BUT I really wasn't about to let two years go by without mentioning it at all. You know, two years is something worth celebrating. I can't even stick with the same brand of toothpaste for two years, or car insurance, for that matter. So two years of reading and writing and connecting? You better bet I'm gonna celebrate. (I didn't bake these cupcakes for the blog, but for my niece's first birthday party. Can you say ombre success?! And some said it couldn't be done.) The blog's birthday is actually the 8th of July, but we'll just act like this isn't a belated act of shame.

It's certainly been a great ride. I've met so many incredible people and have finally started to tame the beast that is social media. I'm confidant and headed in the direction to do wonderful things. I appreciate all the sincere comments when I announced the sad news in June. The process of healing hasn't gotten easier, but moving forward and doing the things I love is something Nan would have wanted. She was always so proud and full of love. I appreciate the encouragement and understanding during my absence.

I've been so pleased to share in the growth of other bloggers, and to share my own growth recently, when announcing the opening of the Etsy shop, Scout&Score!, with my boyfriend. We're working on a website with the same name that will feature all the things we enjoy most in life. Slowly but surely we'll be doing much more of what we love and a lot less of what we don't.

I appreciate all the great book recommendations, great discussions and readalong/reading challenge hosts. This blog, and other blogs, have brought my reading back from the depths, and was just what I needed. How awesome does it feel to walk into a book store and know the plot summaries on almost all those new releases sitting on the shelves?! Come on, you know you've considered the feeling before!

Because I can't throw a huge giveaway, or bake goodies and send them your way, please accept my sincere thanks for making blogging so awesome. You guys are the best.


26 comments:

  1. Yay! Happy two years, Beth! I can't say exactly when I first stumbled across your blog, but I know ever since it's remained a favorite of mine.

    Also, those cupcakes look fabulous! Nice work.

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    1. Thanks so much, Brenna! I can say the same about yours. It's so nice to be able to jump on Twitter and have a nice chat with all the bloggers I've met since!

      And thanks. I thought they were pretty awesome myself! :)

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  2. Yay! Happy Blog Birthday! A lot of us have been celebrating our second anniversaries lately - isn't it great?

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    1. Jennifer! Yes. I guess great minds were thinking a lot. CHEESE CITY! :) Congrats on your anniversary as well.

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  3. Congrats! I just reached my first blog birthday yesterday. Here's to hoping you have another great year. :)

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    1. Lindsey, Congrats! It's a great feeling, isn't it?! I can't believe it's been 2 whole years. Wish you the best on another year.

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  4. I've only just discovered your blog but I find it very interesting - I've recently started my own blog (http://read-sew-crochet.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/books) which is a combination of ramblings about reading and domesticity - you're right, I never thought I'd keep it up even for the 2 months that I have - I worried at first that I would run out of things to say, but actually, I've found it's been great allowing my thoughts to ramble on. Well done on two years! Judy.

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    1. Judith,
      So nice to meet you! I'll have to head over and check it out. You'll find that you just love connecting and sharing your thoughts! I wish you the best success. :)

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  5. Happy blog birthday! And that cupcake is adorable.

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  6. Alley,

    Thanks! It's been great meeting you as well. :-)

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  7. Happy blog birthday! We've been doing this for almost the same amount of time - my blog's birthday is sometime in August. And your cupcakes look awesome!

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    1. Sam,
      Thanks so much! That's awesome. Seems like a good time to join! :)

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  8. That cupcake looks AMAZING. And happy blog birthday!

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    1. Anne,

      Thanks so much! & The cupcakes were delicious.

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  9. Congratulations on two years! It's good to have you here in the book blogosphere:-)

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    1. Carrie,
      Thanks so much! That really means a lot :) Now I'm all teary-eyed.

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  10. Yes. It has been quite a treat seeing you create this whole thing from the very beginning.

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    1. J,
      I would never have started if you hadn't encouraged me. You're the brightest star in my sky, J! <3

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  11. Happy Blog Birthday! And those cupcakes look amaaaaazing! Glad you're sticking around :)

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    1. Hey Brie!
      I'm not going anywhere for quite some & thank you so much! :)

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  12. A VERY happy blogiversary to you! Cheers to many more!

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    1. Andi,

      Thanks!! I'll be here for a while :)

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