Hydrangea Girl turns three

Today is a special day for me and my silly website. It all started three years ago when I wrote a pretty awkward first blog post, ‘In the beginning‘. For the first year I blogged about other people’s stuff – designs, finds, homes and projects. It wasn’t until a year later that I started writing about things I designed, stuff around our apartment as well as share things I made. Blood, sweat, tears and paint have since been poured into my passion for blogging. Thanks to my site I’ve been offered some sweet effing opportunities, which I am forever grateful / in a magical state of disbelief.

My website also pushes me to write better, improve my ‘photography skills’, commit to ideas, meet deadlines and encourage my creativity. It’s my little corner of the internet machine that I’m proud to call home. I can’t write this blog post without mentioning the thoughtful and solid support from you guys. Encouraging me, being supportive and just understanding me and my stupid stuff. If it weren’t for you guys clicking away, Hydrangea Girl wouldn’t be here. Right. No more mushy stuff.
This year I celebrated with a fancy cupcake {which was shoved into my gaping face region mere moments after this photo}, and I also treated myself to a pretty awesome accessory … 

I had been itching for a custom necklace for a while. I figured, if Carrie Bradshaw can do it, so can I. I got in contact with the lovely Elise of Glitterbomb jewelry who was able to meet my custom request of a blog header necklace. She had the exact type as I use on my blog, and I am blown away by how perfect it is. It arrived just in time this morning and I will be rocking it all day today. Big time. 

To another three years, minimum. xx A

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  1. Anonymous
    August 19, 2013 / 12:44

    Congratulations on your three year blogiversary HydrangeaGirl!!! 🙂


  2. August 19, 2013 / 14:29

    congrats and happy blogday! x

  3. August 19, 2013 / 18:39

    Happy Blogiversary!
    I can't imagine a time when you didn't post your own stuff.
    You are so brilliant, it seems inconceivable! Incontheibable, I tell you!

    • August 20, 2013 / 11:00

      Thanks Pat 🙂 Yeah, it only dawned on me the other day when I went through all my blog posts, and I realized I didn't share one picture of our home until at least 1 year in. If only I had started earlier … Incomprehenbable!

      xx A

  4. August 19, 2013 / 20:22

    Happy Blogiversary to you, Happy Blogiversary to you.
    Happy Blogiversary dear Hydrangea Girl Happy Blogiversary to you.

    There ya go I just sang to you, and lucky for you it was online and you couldn't hear my voice lol. That necklaces is rockin and how perfect that she had the exact font too!! That's fate/kizmet all wrapped into one present.

    Love reading ya blog too, you are an inspiration and I have enjoyed seeing you take the steps to making your website/blog your brand come alive!!

    • August 20, 2013 / 11:02

      Ha! Totes sang that out loud in my head, Janine.

      And thanks for the supportive messages and e-mails. Baby steps, but I'm going to seriously get the ball rolling this month. Can't wait to see your curtains 😉

      xx A

  5. August 20, 2013 / 19:12

    Congratulations and I look forward to keeping on reading!! And cool necklace – I want to see a pic of you wearing it!
    Maria xx