Tuesday, October 20, 2009

One Short Year Later

Welcome to Our Home

365 days have passed since I entered the world of blogging. I'm still in awe that I took that first leap. I remember that day a year ago, oh so well, I was literally scared to death. I questioned myself over and over again. I had started reading blogs about 8 months prior and was in such awe of all their subject matter and all of their wonderful pictures. After visiting with a few friends they suggested I take the leap. So, I took a shot of the sun porch, jumped in with both feet and as they say the rest is history. :-)) If only it went that smoothly. I remember counting to 10 more than one time before I hit Publish Post. If you would like to go back to see the beginning you can click here . I was so afraid that no one would stop and if they did they wouldn't leave a kind comment. You see, I was still feeling a bit burned from the Rate My Space days. Little did I know, that Blog land is a much kinder arena to be in.

I've learned so much about the computer and all of it's little personality flaws, (usually it's me and not the computer that has the flaws...lol). I've learned how to enlarge pictures, to move them around, to increase or decrease the font size. I've learned more than anything it takes about 20 pictures of the same subject matter to get it just right. lol Anyway it does for me. :-)) Some say I'm a bit on the particular side. lol And occasionally, one will get by and posted and it drives me insane. But, that my friends is life.

Throughout this past year I've met so many kind and generous hearted people. Those I'll call friends for the rest of my life. I still find myself learning new and fun things with the blog. I'm still meeting new friends and visiting their homes daily. I find myself in an arena full of friends. And for that I'm truly grateful. I'm grateful for you dear friends, for without you there would be no Lynnesgiftsfromtheheart. So my hat goes off to all of you and to your wonderful blogs.

From Bill and myself, we both thank you for swinging by daily leaving your sweet comments and continued prayers. You never fail to put a smile on our face and a song in our hearts. So, from this day forward we go up the roller coaster ride once again and onto new frontiers.
Just a short post it here:So, here are the rules my friends. Nothing to hard. Leave a comment on this post, and you get one entry, let me know if you are a follower and you get two entries, post it on your blog and link it back to me and you get a third entry. Be sure to let me know you've done so, so I can count that third important entry..lol See, not hard at all.. lol The winner will be revealed on Monday October 26th. Good luck to each and every one of you enter.
And a very big Thank You for stopping by each day and leaving me such wonderful comments. I read each and every one of them. I'm sure many have noticed it takes me awhile to get back over to your blogs, working 2 jobs doesn't leave alot of time for playing on here. But, I do get there. I thank you for your patience and understanding.

hugs ~lynne~


Tamara Jansen said...


Four Paws and Co said...

It's been such a pleasure to see your treasures and read your blogs. I'm so glad that you took that plunge into the world of blogging and I quite understand all the hesitation before hitting that publish button - because I still do it!

Congratulations on your first anniversary Lynne! I'm looking forward to reading your blog posts for many more years!

☺♥☺ Diane

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy Blogiversary, Lynne! That shot of your sunroom is gorgeous!! Love it!

susan said...

Lynne-I hope I am the first! You were one of the first to comment and follow on my new blog and I have never forgotten your kindness for that is surely what it was!! Happy blogoversary! This has been a year hasen't it? I am so glad to call you one of my "blog buddies" and hope for another year!

onlymehere said...

Lynne, why don't I remember seeing this room? I love the wood on the ceiling. As you've probably figured out I'm a big fan of wood, especially oak! I'm a follower and do enjoy reading your blog. I love the beautiful things you share, whether it be in words or things to look at. I do hope your husband is doing better. Don't worry about how often you get by my blog, you're always welcome! We're getting into my busy time of year too so I don't get around too much. It seems like when everyone else's lives calm down mine speeds up and vice versa, lol! I too got burned a few times on RMS and have to agree that this is a much kinder place to be! Take care dear friend!

Lynette said...

Happy Blogaversary Lynne - I commented yesterday (maybe too soon?) but it never hurts to "hear" it again!!

Love that gorg header up there - your home looks so warm and inviting!

I'm a follower and I posted about your giveaway on my blog today!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Dear Lynne, it's been a blessing getting to know you this past year and through RMS too! I'm so glad you've started your blog! Now you know I'm a follower! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I remember your first post...I can't remember who pointed me in your direction, I think it might have been Susan @ BNOTP.

Your home looks so cozy & inviting...it just makes me want to help myself to a cup of coffee & curl up in one of your chairs. :o)

I'm a long time follower...happy blogaversary!

KM Studios said...

Lynne ,
You are such a sweetheart!
& I agree the blog arena is so kind. Mostly because of blogger like yourself.
Keep bloggin honey!!!
its always a treat!!
oh & yes Im a follower

Dolores said...

Congratulations on your 1st anniversary!

I'm a faithful follower, and I always enjoy the beauty and warmth inside and outside your home.


Melissa Miller said...

~*~Happy One Year Lynne!!!~*~

LOVE the gorgeous new photo of your beautiful home! ~Lovely.

I'm so happy you took that blogging "plunge" one year ago. It wouldn't be the same with out you.

I am a faithful friend and follower and posted your giveaway link on my post.

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

9405018--Pat said...

Love the sunshine today...did you get rain this a.m? Your sun room is beautiful..i don't remember seeing it on RMS...have a great day...Pat H

Foley said...

Congratulations Lynne!! I couldn't imagine myself soing a blog either..but I'm sure glad I did, especially for all the great people you meet. Glad I ran across yours...

Teena in Toronto said...

So cozy :)

Happy blogoversary!

Jane said...

I have followed you from my very first week...Your blog is filled with beauty and faith. And all your comments on my blog have been sweet and uplifting.

Congratulations for taking that leap one year ago...and joining Blogworld. You have left your fingerprint on so many of us...and we are better because of it.
Hugs to you and Bill.
Jane (artfully graced)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat, my friend..thank you so much for being such a loyal follower each day. I had to drive home this evening in hard rain. It's really quite nice outside right now and feels like fall. Hard to believe they are calling for colder temps.. I wish you all the luck in the world with the give away..
hugs ~lynne~

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OK how did I miss this today...Oh girl I can't remember if I'm a follower or not ha ha!! We both have learned so much this past year have we not my friend...some great and some not so great...Happy Anniversary once again to you sweet sis...love ya girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Barb said...

Lynne, congratulations sweetheart. I am soooo happy to know you!!

Love, Barb ♥

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne,

I found your blog through Melissa's Heart and Home and now I'm a follower. You are have a gorgeous home.

I love your toile bedroom!


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynne, you brought back some memories for me with this well-written post. It is just so hard to believe we've been at this for a year. Who would ever have thought? I remember your first post well. Unfortunately, I also remember those RMS days. It's been such a roller coaster ride -- especially for you. I don't know how you've continued to blog with all you've had going on, but I am so glad that you have, because I love coming to visit your blog. There is always something beautiful here. love ya, laurie

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh how I remember being afraid of blogging..a couple of bloggers urged me to do this after they purchased my birdies. I'm glad they did, I have such wonderful blogging friends. You are on my followers list and I will post your giveway on my blog today. I LOVE those plates!!

Bonnie said...

I read this post and was intrigued by the things you had learned over the first year of blogging. I don't know how to move pictures on blogger and that would be GREAT to know how to do. Would you share your knowledge with me? I hate to admit it but I am coming to my one year blogging start also and I am so far behind you and at least three or so bloggers that began when I did. I enjoy your blog and you have been sweet to comment on mine before.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Lynne, what a warm and INVITING space this is!!!! YOu have a real knack of putting things together to make people feel right AT HOME!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky