I may be late to the party, but I couldn’t let my little blogs Second Blogiversary go by without acknowledging it! I started this creative spot two years ago on August twentieth, so we are celebrating a little over a week late to be precise. But that’s okay with me! Belated is better than never, right?! And also, maybe you have noticed that I have been a bit quiet around here lately. So I just wanted to catch up and chat about some things, and I thought this blogiversary would be the perfect time for it!
But first, I want to start by saying thank you. I am so so grateful that you are reading this, or skimming this, or even just looking at the pictures. Heck, maybe you were just trying to buy some glass jars online and you accidentally stumbled on to my blog. I am thankful for each one of you. I never thought Little Glass Jar would grow the way it has and you are the reason. I love to share my thoughts and ideas about anything home decor related, and I love that you follow along.
You guys!!! I am so excited right now! I’m on my way to Atlanta today to attend my first blogging conference! If you have been reading any home decor or DIY blogs in the past few years, then you most likely have heard one of them mention it. There are so so many amazing conferences held each year, but this one is perfect for my blogging niche. It’s called Haven Conference and it’s generally for any Home/DIY bloggers. Hundreds of bloggers gather for a weekend of networking with sponsors and other bloggers, attending classes to better their business for all of you, our wonderful readers, and to have a great time! I am so happy that I made the decision to attend this year, as my two year Blogiversary is also this month and I am looking to really focus on making this little space the best it can be!
When I moved out of my parents house at the ripe old age of twenty-three and into my first apartment, I was overly excited to decorate my new space. So much so that I avoided even the thought of having a roommate because I was scared our styles would clash. I wanted complete and total creative control to decorate how I wished, so living solo was the way to go. I would say over the past seven years I have learned a ton about what works for me and what doesn’t. My lessons came through many hours spent sitting and staring at a room trying to visualize its many possibilities, along with a lot of trial and error situations. I still don’t have it all figured out, and I am always learning something new about the decorating process as I go. However, one thing that has remained consistent is my love of neutrals, and my absolute fear of bright colors. And when I say fear, I mean it.
It’s a busy, busy world these days. Everyone has their own crazy schedules to adhere to and sometimes it is just plain difficult to get ahead! Can I get an AMEN on that one?! Seriously, every time I see that meme that says, “You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce…” I want to yell because dang it, it’s true! Life is busy! I live and die by my planner to make it through each week. And we are talking about a real life pen to paper planner, no phone or computer apps for this girl please! I like to write things down, and I am a super visual person. Lately, I have been trying to really nail down a good consistent work/blog/exercise/play schedule. When I get home from work in the evenings I have limited time to clean, cook dinner, work on the blog, workout, and see friends and family some nights. For that reason I am currently trying to conquer the meal planning phase of my weeks. Baby steps, people!
You know when you have one of those rooms that you just cannot get right for the life of you? You slap on a new coat of paint, thinking maybe that is the problem. It wasn’t. You move around furniture but it just doesn’t feel or look right. You have a million nail holes in the wall from the countless amount of wall hangings you hung, then removed, then hung again. That pretty much sums up my home office. It started with a sports theme, but then I convinced my husband to pack it all up and let me decorate it like I wanted! To be fair, I was working my day job from home at the time so I was spending forty hours a week staring at baseballs and hockey pucks. I was ready for a change, and about a few dozen attempts later, I think it’s time to share the current state of my Vintage Home Office!
I remember the first blog I ever started following. It was years ago, and I really didn’t even know that home decor blogs even existed. I would visit this particular blog almost daily and waited ever so
impatiently for new posts so I could take a peek into her beautiful home. I was so nosy when it came to seeing how people decorated, so someone openly sharing theirs with me felt almost like a secret that nobody else knew about. Her blog played a huge role in why I started Little Glass Jar. I wanted to document how we are turning our house into a place we are proud to call home, and if people want to follow along, that just makes the experience even better!