Life with a Dash of Whimsy’s 1st Birthday!!!

Photo (and cupcakes for my bridal shower!) by Morgan Corbett of Art Actually.

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a year since my very first blog post!  I “started” the blog a little bit before my first post, but I was so nervous and unsure of what to write about that I finally bit the bullet and wrote my first entry on October 2, 2013.  My, how things have changed in just one year!

This past year has had so many amazing and exciting events relating to Life with a Dash of Whimsy and my own life.  My home was featured on The Everygirl in January, which was the big “break” I could have only dreamed of, I (sort of) learned to use Photoshop Elements, I “met” (both in person and via social media) lots of bloggers and readers who I now consider my friends, got engaged, left the Army after 9 years of service, and moved to another new state.  I still have so much to learn, and lots and lots of room to grow, but I’m so excited to be where I am today, and can’t wait to see what the future holds! 

If you recently started following along, here are some of my favorite posts from my “freshman” bloggy year.  Enjoy!

1.  Anatomy of a Jewelry Tray:  This featured all the pretty little items I believe absolutely belong on a jewelry tray.  Lots of bling, perfume, and cute little dishes are shown in this post!

2.  The Wonders of a Simple Bookshelf:  I have an amazing yet simple bookshelf with 16 separate cubbies, and I believe that each one presents the opportunity to create a pretty and cheerful display.

3.  DIY Marble Cheese Board:  Thinking about throwing a wine and cheese party?  Check out this post before you do!

I just want to thank all of you for reading, following along, and commenting on my blog.  You guys keep me motivated to try to produce exciting and fun content, and I hope you’ll all stick around for year two!

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Katie Vail
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  1. October 2, 2014 / 3:18 pm

    happy one year!! thanks for sharing all your cool projects & the different seasons of your life!!

  2. October 2, 2014 / 3:32 pm

    happy "anniversary" and congrats on all the new adventures and accomplishments!

  3. October 2, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    Happy BlogBirthday! I so enjoy your blog topics and following along in your life! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Anonymous
    October 3, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    An achievement to be proud of, I've just started a blog and only hope in a year I can be half as proud of it as you deserve to be of yours. Well done!

  5. October 3, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    Congrats Katie! Wow, cant believe its been a year already! You've accomplished so much, look forward to the future of your blog!!

  6. October 10, 2014 / 11:43 pm

    A little bit late, but HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Here's to many more years of your fabulous interior taste and engaging posts – very happy I discovered you ­čÖé have a wonderful weekend! xx

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