Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Happy 1 Year of Must Love Junk!



One year ago a girl with a small dream sat down at her computer, logged into Blogspot, wrote a few words and added one (yes, one!) picture, called it 'must love junk' and hit publish.


I had been stalking many decorating blogs for awhile before I had the nerve to start one myself.  Although I had many doubts and insecurities, finally my overwhelming desire to share my home, my style, and my life prompted me to ask myself  "If they can do it, why can't I?"  I had zero computer skills (even now they're marginal at best) but one day I just sat down on a whim, muddled through the mechanics of setting up a blog and jumped right in. It happened so fast that I didn't really have a chance to second guess myself or my decision-I had committed.
I didn't really think many people would find me or care what I had to say; I just hoped that someone might enjoy pictures of my home and 'get' me and my love of junk.  And I figured that I would just teach myself along the way and have fun with it.


Then something extraordinary happened-people did find me and they were interested in what I had to say!  As I reached out to others and invited them into my home, my family, and my life, they reached back and kindly welcomed me into blog land.
I have been amazed and overwhelmed by the support of fellow bloggers! I've 'met' so many inspirational women who have been through so many challenges in their lives, yet take the time to stop by my blog and leave a kind word.  Some bloggers this past year have even asked me to guest post or have featured my blog and my home, and I am so humbled by this!
Whether you have a blog or not, I am so grateful to you who follow along and keep on coming back to my little corner of the world. 


I cannot believe that a whole year has gone by since I first embarked on this blogging journey!  It has been such a year of change and growth.  I have learned SO much, and continue to learn all the time.  Blogging has opened the door to some great opportunities, and more exciting things are on the horizon!  I feel incredibly blessed and I hope that you will continue on this journey with me.
Please stay tuned for a fun giveaway and more surprises that I have coming up!  :)

43 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your one year! xx

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  2. YOUR BLOG POST BRIGHTEN MY DAY !!
    THANK YOU FOR A YEAR OF MUST LOVE JUNK !
    HUGS
    JANET

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  3. Susan,
    Congrats on one year! Woooooo Hoooooo!! I am so glad you started your blog and I have made a connection with you. You are the sweetest and your blog my dear is amazing. Thanks for all the inspiration and fun posts. I have loved them all. Here's to many more years of MUST LOVE JUNK!!!!!!!
    Kris

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  4. Congrats on your one year! Being just five months into blogging, I'm happy to have come across yours, and am now following. I've already experienced the friendship through other bloggers that you speak of, and it feels great. Long live junk and the treasures they become!
    Best, Rita

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  5. Susan, A huge congratulations. I have so enjoyed your posts and looking into your home. I am wishing you many more posts as I am incredibly selfish and want to see more and read more. Who would not love a blog named Must Love Junk! (Cute Kitty! Cool luggage!)

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  6. Happy Blogaversary!! I'm looking forward to many more years of browsing your lovely blog!

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  7. happy anniversary fellow blogger...I agree with how great it is to find kindred spirits in the world wide web!
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  8. Congrats on your one year anniversary! I didn't realize you were such a new blogger. You have reached so many people already it seems. I feel like I've been reading your blog much longer. That's a good thing. You always have so much inspiration to share.

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  9. Hello
    Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I love your blog and am very happy to return the follow. I'm going to spend one time browsing your past posts.
    I host an Anything goes Hop on Thursdays please one and link up if you have a chance, celebrate your anniversary with us too. Can't wait to get to know you better
    Angel

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  10. So thankful you chose to start a blog! I so look forward to each post... Have enjoyed getting to know you! Many more years to come... Have a great day!

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  11. So glad you started a blog, because as you know, you're one of my favorites!! Can't wait to hear about your new ventures.
    Mary Alice

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  12. Yeah for one year blogging! Congrats and I am returning the follow! I am looking forward to your upcoming giveaway and reading more of what you have to say :).

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  13. happy bloggiversary! I am glad to decided to start your own blog. You have so much to share

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  14. Happy 1 year blogging!! Thanks for stopping by mine and am following you .

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  15. Happy blogiversary! I too just started a blog about 6 weeks ago and have no idea what I'm doing , but looking at what you have accomplished in just a year gives me hope and encouragement thanks for the insperation your blog is wonderful, I always enjoy visiting xoxoElle@sweetpeaschicnshabbies.blogspot.com

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  16. Happy 1 year Blogiversary!!...love your blog.
    What a cute picture of your kitty on the old suitcases.
    ~Cindy

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  17. Happy one year, so excited to see what lovely junk happens this next year :)

    xo, Tanya

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  18. Susan..I am so glad that I found you...I cannot tell you how much I enjoy reading your posts...you certainly have accomplished so much in a short year...and I am happy that great things are in store for you on the horizon...Congrats and here's to another great year for you!!

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  19. Happy Anniversary. Love your inspiration. Thank you. Blessings

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  20. Congratulations Susan on your bloggiversary! Love your style so glad we met through blogging! You keep inspiring me :-)
    xx
    Anne

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  21. Happy One Year!!! I love your style! Look forward to seeing the exciting things that await! Life to the full! Melissa

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  22. Happy Anniversary!!
    Hope you are having a great week.

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  23. Congratulations on your blog-iversary! My blog is so neglected. Someday when I am able I would like to get back at it. I miss all the people's comments.
    *Smiles*

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  24. Congrats big time!! Your accomplishments/decorating is sooo deserved! Always look forward to your posts! So much vision for a short time blogging. Continued Blessings~~~Roxie

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  25. Happy Blogaversary! It's been a fun year and I'm looking forward to year #2! Hugs, Leena

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  26. Congratulations!! I do love your blog, as well as your signature style. It's very unique and lovely.

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  27. happy Blogiversary friend!!!!!

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  28. I love your blog and enjoy reading and looking at your posts. Happy 1 year and here is to many more!!

    Cynthia

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  29. Happy 1st Blog Birthday!
    I've learned so much from blogging. I've also have met some bloggers in person! It is an amazing community!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  30. Love to visit and am so glad you are part of blog world!!
    Congrats!!

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  31. Congratulations on your one year blogging. I love visiting.

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  32. Happy Blogaversary! Love to visit. Here is to another great year!!

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  33. My blog is just 4 months older than yours. By the time I found you, I thought you had been around for years.

    Congratulations!

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  34. Congrats on your one year anniversary!! Looking forward to reading more and enjoying the lovely pictures!!!

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  35. Congrats on year one. Lots of great junk posts!

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  36. Happy Blogland Anniversary Susan! Love your post, sounds so much like me when I started several years ago. I had NO idea what I was doing and called my son with many "emergencies" that turned out to be absolutely nothing but a click of a button. We still laugh about a "Mr Linky" incident. You have a great blog and your photos are fab! I'm so happy to have found you... and a fellow Ohioan to boot!

    Have a blessed week! Sherry

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  37. Congrats Susan! Your talents really shine through your blog! So happy for you!

    Xo

    Polly

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  38. Susan,

    Congrats on your one year anniversary! You have such a sweet blog.

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  39. I'm so happy you hit that "publish" button a year ago. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful home and all the treasures you find. Keep up the good work! Congratulations on your one year anniversary.

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  40. YAY! You're a perfect example of being true to yourself and having success with it. Happy one year, Susan! You've had a remarkable year. All the best,
    -Revi

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  41. happy fab first year, susan!

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