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5 years ago i started a blog…

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I can't
believe how quickly time flies! This month, we're celebrating our 5-year blog anniversary. It all started with this post and was initially a site for friends & family only. So we've definitely changed and grown a lot since then, and I never would have expected to still be blogging 5 years later. Whether you've been reading since the
beginning or just arrived here today, a HUGE, ginormous, monster thanks to all of you for reading and
supporting this blog and my work. I can honestly say that this blog
has been one of the best things things I've ever done {And let's not forget Beth who encouraged me to start it}. The chance to share my point of view with you, the people I've met and interacted with
{physically & virtually}, the amazing opportunities and experiences that I've encountered, and most importantly the friends I've made along the way, has meant the world to me in so many ways that I cannot express other than my deepest thanks. So, in celebration of 5 years, there will be lots of fun things in store this month. And
today, we're kicking it all off with a new contributor and a new
column coming up soon!

{photo by urbancitylife}

131 comments

  1. congratulations on 5 years! quite the milestone!
    i just celebrated my 100th post (don’t laugh :)) …. a tiny drop in the bucket compared to you, but i’ve enjoyed everything that little drop has brought me in this short time. i can only imagine how you must feel!
    all the best,
    ana

  2. congratulations on 5 years! quite the milestone!
    i just celebrated my 100th post (don’t laugh :)) …. a tiny drop in the bucket compared to you, but i’ve enjoyed everything that little drop has brought me in this short time. i can only imagine how you must feel!
    all the best,
    ana

  3. congratulations on 5 years! quite the milestone!
    i just celebrated my 100th post (don’t laugh :)) …. a tiny drop in the bucket compared to you, but i’ve enjoyed everything that little drop has brought me in this short time. i can only imagine how you must feel!
    all the best,
    ana

  4. congratulations on 5 years! quite the milestone!
    i just celebrated my 100th post (don’t laugh :)) …. a tiny drop in the bucket compared to you, but i’ve enjoyed everything that little drop has brought me in this short time. i can only imagine how you must feel!
    all the best,
    ana

  5. congratulations on 5 years! quite the milestone!
    i just celebrated my 100th post (don’t laugh :)) …. a tiny drop in the bucket compared to you, but i’ve enjoyed everything that little drop has brought me in this short time. i can only imagine how you must feel!
    all the best,
    ana

  6. congratulations on 5 years! quite the milestone!
    i just celebrated my 100th post (don’t laugh :)) …. a tiny drop in the bucket compared to you, but i’ve enjoyed everything that little drop has brought me in this short time. i can only imagine how you must feel!
    all the best,
    ana

  7. congratulations on 5 years! quite the milestone!
    i just celebrated my 100th post (don’t laugh :)) …. a tiny drop in the bucket compared to you, but i’ve enjoyed everything that little drop has brought me in this short time. i can only imagine how you must feel!
    all the best,
    ana

  8. congratulations on 5 years! quite the milestone!
    i just celebrated my 100th post (don’t laugh :)) …. a tiny drop in the bucket compared to you, but i’ve enjoyed everything that little drop has brought me in this short time. i can only imagine how you must feel!
    all the best,
    ana

  9. congratulations–so happy you do this. your blog and model are an inspiration and a great example to those of us following a similar path. wishing you continued success!

  10. congratulations–so happy you do this. your blog and model are an inspiration and a great example to those of us following a similar path. wishing you continued success!

  11. congratulations–so happy you do this. your blog and model are an inspiration and a great example to those of us following a similar path. wishing you continued success!

  12. congratulations–so happy you do this. your blog and model are an inspiration and a great example to those of us following a similar path. wishing you continued success!

  13. congratulations–so happy you do this. your blog and model are an inspiration and a great example to those of us following a similar path. wishing you continued success!

  14. congratulations–so happy you do this. your blog and model are an inspiration and a great example to those of us following a similar path. wishing you continued success!

  15. congratulations–so happy you do this. your blog and model are an inspiration and a great example to those of us following a similar path. wishing you continued success!

  16. congratulations–so happy you do this. your blog and model are an inspiration and a great example to those of us following a similar path. wishing you continued success!

  17. Happy 5 years, Joy! I’ve been reading from the beginning and remember stumbling upon your blog while researching jewelry designer Linea Nervenkitt, whom you had done a post on. It was the beginning of me designing my own jewelry line and I was lucky enough to have the honor of creating pieces for your lovely bridesmaids. Thank you for 5 years of fun and inspiration!

  18. Congrats Joy, I remember finding your blog when I still lived on the East Coast 5 years ago and being awed by your diy wrapping paper for Bob. ๐Ÿ™‚
    It’s been fun to follow you along on your design journey.

  19. could not imagine the internet without you in it…
    we should all be thanking beth, yes? we shall start a new column called “why we love beth” and oh joy will be first on the list. second are her shoes.
    awesome, joy. well done. xoxo.

  20. could not imagine the internet without you in it…
    we should all be thanking beth, yes? we shall start a new column called “why we love beth” and oh joy will be first on the list. second are her shoes.
    awesome, joy. well done. xoxo.

  21. could not imagine the internet without you in it…
    we should all be thanking beth, yes? we shall start a new column called “why we love beth” and oh joy will be first on the list. second are her shoes.
    awesome, joy. well done. xoxo.

  22. could not imagine the internet without you in it…
    we should all be thanking beth, yes? we shall start a new column called “why we love beth” and oh joy will be first on the list. second are her shoes.
    awesome, joy. well done. xoxo.

  23. could not imagine the internet without you in it…
    we should all be thanking beth, yes? we shall start a new column called “why we love beth” and oh joy will be first on the list. second are her shoes.
    awesome, joy. well done. xoxo.

  24. could not imagine the internet without you in it…
    we should all be thanking beth, yes? we shall start a new column called “why we love beth” and oh joy will be first on the list. second are her shoes.
    awesome, joy. well done. xoxo.

  25. could not imagine the internet without you in it…
    we should all be thanking beth, yes? we shall start a new column called “why we love beth” and oh joy will be first on the list. second are her shoes.
    awesome, joy. well done. xoxo.

  26. could not imagine the internet without you in it…
    we should all be thanking beth, yes? we shall start a new column called “why we love beth” and oh joy will be first on the list. second are her shoes.
    awesome, joy. well done. xoxo.

  27. Congrats! Though I haven’t followed you from the very beginning, I have been a steady visitor and fan for the past few years. You never cease to provide a break in a hectic day or be a source of inspiration. You and a number of other bloggers out there have inspired me to start my own, a chronicle of raising my first puppy along with my husband. We bring her home in four weeks, and then the fun will begin! Congrats again!

  28. happy belated blogiversary and thank you for five years of tons of joy!!! can’t wait to see what the next five hold!
    looking forward to celebrating over nutella french toast tomorrow xx!

  29. Congratulations on 5 yrs Joy! Gosh – I remember when we first met online. Not very long after. Time flies! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  30. ooh Happy 5th Anniversary!!! I think i’ve been following your blog for the past 4+ years…i rem reading the entire archive when i first got to know your blog when it was abt 6 months old; because I was so captivated by all your posts! And yes, keep up the great work! My workday will never be the same without visiting your blog!

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