My First Year Blogging--The Highlights

Wow, what a year. 
I started this blog one year ago today--January 2nd, 2011.  

I cannot believe that it has been a whole year since I started this collection of ideas, recipes, and thoughts.

I didn't really know, when I started,  if anyone would read it or if anyone really cared about my ideas and what I had to share.  I really just started it for myself.  

Well, I have been truly overwhelmed by the responses I have received from my friends and family and from all of you out there in blog land.  It has been an amazing experience for me and I am definitely looking forward to sharing more recipes, house ideas, and projects.

I thought that I would now share with you some of the highlights from the past year---

In January 
I posted a few of my favorite recipes
Risotto with Shrimp and Asparagus
and shared our Winter Garden

brought  Our Office Re-do

and more of my favorite recipes

Baked Shrimp Scampi

In March,
I was featured on Casa Sugar for my fabric covered cork board

Brought more delicious recipes

Oysters LouLou

and I shared our new Patio

In May,

I hosted a Garden Party



I shared my most popular recipe (yet)

Mini Caprese Salad


was a slow month posting, but I did share our North Carolina Lake vacation


was still a slow blogging month because we started repainting the whole house, but I did share our foyer re-do

and our Kitchen update

brought  one of the highlights of my year

My feature in 
In October,

I shared our trip to San Francisco

and more delicious recipes

Shrimp and Lobster over Polenta

Some of my sweet friends hosted a party to celebrate our magazine feature

and shared some recipes and decorations for Thanksgiving


I shared all of my Christmas Decor and a few more recipes

Thanks to everyone for this past year.  I'm hoping that 2012 will be even better.



  1. Wow, I am in shock that you've only been doing this for a year! Your photos are so glamorous and professional, and I love your blog and home style overall. Happy Anniversary, and Happy new Year! I've got these articles all opened up so I can browse now. : )

  2. Sabrina you have been a great blogger you have kept me interested in your recipes, I have even tried a couple :). Can't wait to see what you do in 2012!!

  3. congratulations on your anniversary...i have enjoyed following your adventures and gorgeous recipes.


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