Happy Birthday My Life From Home Blog!

It's one year today!  Yep.  My Life From Home is having a birthday!

Can you hear the singing from my kids in the background?

Happy Birthday by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

Why did I start the blog?  Well, to be honest it came from a place of mixed emotions.  I had gone through a difficult work chapter and was turning over a new leaf and embracing a new stay at home mom life.  I was excited about the journey ahead, but also nervous that something of myself might become lost in the new role.  I was always dabbling in crafts, fashion and home decor.  I constantly had a project going or was moving something around in our house {sometimes to my husband's dismay!}  I wanted to use my new-found time at home to explore more of these ideas and create an inspiring life from home.  Thus came the name of the blog! It seemed like a good outlet and a way to document my journey by writing it out, each project and idea as they came.

I can't believe that it's been one year since I first hit that send button to send my thought and ideas out to the world.  Some of you have been here from the beginning and I have to thank you for sticking around because I've been doing a little looking back just for fun and those first few posts sure were so-so at best!

The blog itself has definitely undergone a lot of changes from that first grainy photo.  I thought it would be fun to look at some stats from the last year!

With me friends?!

Stats:

# of Posts: 247! Wow, that's a lot of hot air

Largest topic covered= Fashion with 99 posts

Subscribers= 307

3 Different Logos=

LFH Logos by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

3 Different Blog Templates until I purchased my current one from= Restored 316 Designs

Highest Page views for one day= A Stitch Fix Day, 1,089

Highest Total Monthly Page Views= 18,883 {this month, & September isn't over yet!}

Single most viewed post- Happy Stitch Fix Day! Box Reveal= 7,882 views!  Wow, you guys share my love of Stitch Fix.

Featured Posts at BlogHer.com– 2, Mission Organization: Kid's Art Work; 3 Solutions to Help with all that Paper & My Day of Favorites

Featured Posts on other Blogs:  Setting Up a Homework Station, Harvest Home Tour, Happy Stitch Fix Day! Box Reveal, Putting Together a Terrarium, & one more which I honestly can't remember what it was, lol!

Stitch Fix Review Blog Features: March Stitch FixOutfits Using My Stitch Fix Items,

I have signed on with media companies: Google Adsense, Influenster, Shop Collective, & Weave Made Media

I added Weekly Sales Alerts over on our Facebook Page

#LFH WEEKLY SALES ALERTS

And last but not least, I recently added the Stella & Dot Shop to the blog

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Phew!  It's been a busy year! So what have I learned this last year?

1. Running a blog is hard work and time dedication

2. It's extremely rewarding to hear comments, questions, and encouragement from my readers, so keep them coming friends!

3. The blog is pushing me towards my creative goals and project goals

4. I really enjoy it!

My Life From Home is just hitting its groove and we have lots of good things in store for you in the next year! 

I'm excited to soon introduce you to a Guest Contributor which is going to be sharing her awesome ideas with you from her own personalized posts.  I also will show you my full kitchen reveal next week with the newly painted cabinets.  In the next few months, I have teamed up with other bloggers for a blog home tour, a handmade holidays gift, and an ornament exchange.

So don't go away!  We are just getting started!  I'm going to take a “day off” and I'll be back Monday for more fun!

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To life feeling like home!

XO,

Amy

And the Winner of the Too Faced Brow Envy Kit is….. drumroll please…..KIM STEPHENS!  Thank you for commenting and hope you enjoy your new kit!

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