Pallet Wood Sign, A Year of Blogging, and My Fall Mantel

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It's hard to imagine that it's been a year since I started down the road to "blogger-hood".  Yep. 365 days. One entire trip around the sun.

When I started writing, the blog was a blank canvas. I had no idea what I was doing or whether anyone would even read it. In fact, if it weren't for my childhood friend, Ann, of Nellie's Barn Sale, I likely never would have started blogging at all.  For me, putting it all out there is way outside of my comfort zone.

I wrote a few posts, put in a few photos of stuff that I was doing and things that I had made. Slowly,  
Serendipity began to take shape. Some of you came along on the journey.

Nine months passed, I met  fellow bloggers on the "road" who helped me with tips about everything from photos to format. Some of my projects were featured on my favorite blogs like: Funky JunkAt the Picket Fence, and  DIY Showoff and MORE of you decided to share your time with me.

Needless to say, I'm still humbled, and honored, and thrilled every day.  I mean, really, who wouldn't be completely amazed to have such amazing company and such kind friends to share things with?!

Then, just about three months ago, when my own Mom was having difficulty finding the blog, and I was trying to decide whether to continue blogging at all, I was incredibly blessed to have three fellow bloggers come into my life: Karianne from Thistlewood, Jami from Freckled Laundry and Gwen from The Bold Abode.   These three ladies changed my life, and this blog, forever. 

About 90 days ago, Serendipity Refined was "born". I got a domain, a new design, social media buttons and HOLY SMACKS,  things have taken off from there!

So whether it's actually my one year or whether it's really only three months, I wanted to say:

                                      Thank you,  

                                                      from the bottom of my heart, 

to each  of you and to all of you: family, friends, fellow bloggers; everyone I've met on the road to date and those who will read this some day because after all, while life's "all about the journey",

                        it's the people that you share it with who make all the difference.  



I'm sharing this post at:
52 Mantels
A Creative Princess
At the Picket Fence
Between Naps on the Porch
Centsational Girl
Debbie Doos
DIY Showoff
Fox Hollow Cottage
French Country Cottage
Fresh Eggs Daily
Get Outta My Head Please
HomeStories A to Z
House of Hepworths
House on the Way
I Gotta Create
In the Old Road
Not Just a Housewife
Savvy Southern Style
Southern Hospitality
The 36th Avenue
The Dedicated House
Tip Junkie
You are Talking Too Much

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