Today I wanted to pop in real quick to share an exciting moment with you guys because our home was recently featured in the holiday edition of Flea Market Decor magazine!! It’s actually a seven page spread and an interview, which is pretty darn exciting for this small town girl. I wasn’t really planning on even mentioning it here, because it honestly feels awkward to talk about things like this, but I wanted to celebrate this moment with all of you who have supported me for so long.
Things like this always make me reflect on my journey. And I’m actually coming up on the three year blogging anniversary. It was Black Friday three years when I finally took the plunge and decided to start blogging. I published my first posts in December of 2015. And even though I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, I was so excited to start something new and share my passion for home in my little corner of the internet. Since then this blog has grown beyond anything I ever could have imagined. It’s been a labor of love and I’ve poured my heart, energy, and soul into this space in more ways than I could ever explain. And through it all, God has been so good to me. He’s blessed me beyond measure and I’ll always give Him the glory for any success or good fortune that comes my way.
It’s hard to describe how much it means to me when a magazine finds my work worthy of being in print. It’s a lot to put yourself out there on a daily basis–your home, your ideas, your projects, etc. It’s scary at times and to be completely honest, I’ve wondered on many occasions over this past year if it’s all worth it. I’ve had moments of burn out, times of struggle, and times of just feeling spread way too thin. So much time and effort goes into this space and I always pray for God to show me His purpose in all of this. And just when my heart really needs a boost, or a sign to show me that I’m doing good work, He always delivers. This magazine feature is an example of that and I am SO grateful.
I want you all to know how much I appreciate your support and kindness. I know I say it a lot, but it’s true. I never, ever take that support for granted because I know there are a lot of amazing blogs out there and a lot of other ways you could spend your time. So the fact that you drop by here each day, if even only for a few minutes to see what I’m up to, really means the world to me. And it makes it all worth it. Truly, if it weren’t for you being here every day, commenting, sharing, and encouraging, this blog would not exist. I would have given up a long time ago! So thank you from the bottom of my heart!! xoxo
PS: the holiday edition of Flea Market Decor is on stands now. You can find it anywhere magazines are sold!