Blogiversary – Hydrangea Girl turns 4!

This day four years ago I sat on our couch, wanting to create one of those blogs I had heard so much about and seen so many neat and inspiring things on. At the time I was working as an assistant in a finance department by day and studying for my BA in Interior Design at night. I was looking for an outlet for all of my creative ideas and musings so a blog seemed to fit the bill. I wish I could tell you what was going through my head when I chose the name for my blog because nothing conjures thoughts of interior design quite like the words ‘Hydrangea’ and ‘Girl’ … Massive fail on my behalf. But oh well, I suppose it’s too late to change it now. 

I casually mentioned to husband last week, “so my blogiversary is coming up and I may need like a little cake or something to you know, photograph. For my blog of course“. That message was recieved loud and clear. Husband came home the next day with a black forest gateau that would feed a medium to large family. Unfortunately, we got so carried away that I forgot to take blogiversary pictures with it and WE ATE THE WHOLE THING IN ONE DAY. Round two – four tiered mini pavlova with four cherries on top. I thought it best to snap this picture with Mozart doing what he does best because if I take one. more. picture. of the shelf above our TV, I wouldn’t blame you if you unfollowed me.
So happy birthday, Hydrangea Girl. You’ve opened a lot of doors for me and took me well and truly out of my comfort zone. xx A

p.s. If you’re particularly bored this Tuesday afternoon, you can check out my nerdy collection of images on evolution of the design of my blog. It’s equal parts cringe and what exactly was she thinking

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  1. August 19, 2014 / 12:49

    Happy Bloggiversary Baby!! I hit my 4 years a few weeks ago but as I do every single bloody year, I forgot to do a celebratory post. Maybe at 5 years I'll finally remember. I'm loving Mozart looking at that pavlova thinking, "If I take my eyes off it, they'll scoff this one too, greedy sods." 😉 xxx

    • August 23, 2014 / 07:14

      Bahaha, I only realized after I published this post that he's looking right at the pavlova. Selfish jerk. You'd think someone with no abdomen would be uninterested in food.

  2. August 19, 2014 / 17:01

    He's lookin' better than ever! Delighted for you – you're a continued inspiration xx

  3. August 19, 2014 / 17:02

    Happy blog birthday!! 🙂 (and I can totally identify with the cake-in-a-day situation…)

  4. August 20, 2014 / 17:43

    Happy Blogiversary!
    Mozart definitely wants to bury his face in that pavlova!! Oh, and I enjoy your pics of the shelf above your TV – they are always so delightfully styled.
    It's fun looking back at your blog designs – interesting to see how they've evolved. A great idea to save them all so you (and we!) can look back!
    Here's to many more years blogging!
    Maria xx

    • August 23, 2014 / 07:16

      Thanks Maria xx I'm such a sucker for nostalgia so I take a print screen whenever I change my site. Yep, I'm a dork.