Thursday, March 7, 2013

My 5th Blogiversary

I celebrated my 5th Blogiversary a few weeks ago.

It was a little over seven years ago when my friend Vickie told me what a blog was, and I started reading and commenting regularly on various blogs.

I've written ad nauseum about why I blog and you can read more about it but using the drop down box of categories over on the right.

Around the time of my blogiversary, I decided to treat myself to a custom domain name and a custom design for my 5th blogiversary.  The awesome team at SmittenBlogDesigns and the ever talented and patient designer Jacqueline came up with the custom design for me, inspired by that drawing of Ramona and her Mother that is featured over on my right sidebar.  I love that drawing and the story behind it and really wanted it as the inspiration for my new design.  Since I use Beverly Cleary's characters as pseudonyms for my children, it also seemed appropriate.

Unfortunately, I lost my extensive and carefully cultivated blog rolls in the process, which makes me almost want to cry thinking of the years I had spent building those blog rolls.  So, if your blog isn't on the blogroll, it should be back there soon.

I also started a twitter account and have over 100 followers which is terribly exciting for me.  You can go to my twitter account or my facebook page using those adorable icons on the right.

So, Happy 5th Blogiversary to me and thanks for stopping by the Thrift Store.


Maud said...

Looks great! Congrats on five years.

Aimee @ Smiling Mama said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the look!!! And congrats on 5 years!!

Dr. Blondie said...

Looks wonderful! I definitely need a blog makeover and I just don't have time to try to figure out how to do it myself. You may have just inspired me to seek some help! Congrats on 5 years!

Marya said...

I absolutely LOVE the design. So professional and awesome!

{sue} said...

I LOVE your new look! LOVE!

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