Personal Reflections: Grateful for you {part one}

The blog is almost 3 years old.

A toddler.

And potty-trained.

Someone kindly smack me

for choosing that unlovely analogy.

I honestly never meant for anyone else

to click over here…I was quite fulfilled

getting lost inside your lovely blogs.

Plus I thought my edgy, one-off, conversational,

straight up stream of consciousness style

may be too obnoxious for designland.

I have learned so much from you!

I have discovered all sorts of lovely

I may never have encountered

just by taking a chance.

Here are some of my friends

in blogland, and you will be

seeing more friends

very soon!


Marianne Simon Design


Segreto Finishes


Splendid Avenue

Trouver Le Soleil


Acquired Objects


Tone on Tone


Cindy’s Fractured Fairytale

bridal henna and vintage bling from Hello Lovely in India!




Maison Decor

Kathy Sue.

Good Life of Design

Yummy Mummy

The Polo House

The Enchanted Home

I Dream Of

Haus Design

Haus Design

If you haven’t fallen in love with these
bloggers yet…give them a click.
I’ll be back with more gratitude
and friends soon.

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. January 10, 2013 / 6:46 pm

    Ahhhh, so sweet!
    Many are familiar, some are not…
    I will be sure to stop by for a visit!
    So glad you took a chance in blogland.

  2. January 10, 2013 / 7:19 pm


    You're on our blogroll chez 🙂

  3. January 10, 2013 / 7:20 pm

    Can't wait to check out some of these lovelies that are new to me. Have a wonderful day!!!


  4. January 10, 2013 / 8:22 pm

    What beautiful blogs to be featured! I LOVE supporting other bloggers! Thank you for sharing!

  5. January 10, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    Lovely tips – and congrats to the blog!

  6. January 10, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    I am honored that you included me, and to be in this group! I am so lucky to call you a blogging friend as well as some of these lovely ladies. Isn't blogging fun??!!! 🙂 So glad you're here!

  7. January 10, 2013 / 9:47 pm

    I've already started following a few of these blogs (I found them through your blog previously)! There are so many lovely pictures above, I can't wait to have some time to click through them all and check them out.

  8. January 10, 2013 / 10:40 pm

    Michele,what an amazing tribute to your "buddies" I am so honored to be included!! A great and talented group and that certainly includes your amazing eye in everything you do. From singing to cooking, to decorating to are indeed a modern day supermama.

    Congrats and happy anniversary to your blog, a happy beautiful place that I am lucky to have discovered.
    Signed a big fan!

  9. January 10, 2013 / 11:14 pm

    It takes a village…. franki

  10. January 10, 2013 / 11:52 pm

    Have I told you lately just how much I love you to pieces!? Thank you my dear sweet friend for including me in such a fine group of blogging friends. Some of which I can call friend and a few I have yet to meet! You are truly a LOVE!!
    xo Kathysue

  11. January 10, 2013 / 11:55 pm

    What beautiful blogs! Thank you for sharing these, wow! I adore Leslie! She has a great outlook on life & she has amazing taste! Enjoy yur weekend Michlele! Jen

  12. January 11, 2013 / 1:09 am

    Hi Michele,
    Happy blog-i-versary!! I just celebrated my 3 years in October, it goes so fast doesn't it?!
    Love all of the beautiful inspiration you featured!!
    Hope you have a lovely night.

  13. January 11, 2013 / 2:33 am

    Awwwwwww… I'm so touched by your sweet post. Big smooch to you, you amazing, talented, beautiful lady…


  14. January 11, 2013 / 2:48 am

    Ah! What an honor.
    And I have lived it up at the nuptials, just like you'd wrote me to do so. I in fact carried that little card for strength. You are a sweet heart Mich. I wish I was living in the age of kings so I could send you ship full of spices, gold and perfume to show you my gratitude. But since I am not, words are all I have.
    Thanks for including me on the list and when you need a friend, count on me 🙂
    P.S: Been wearing Hello Lovely necklace for 2 days straight now- post coming up 🙂

  15. January 11, 2013 / 3:41 am

    the 3 years flew by! the nuttiest thing about finding kindred spirits in blogland is rarely meeting anyone in person. wish we could remedy that!


  16. January 11, 2013 / 5:23 am

    Oh Michele, you made my day! I am grateful for you, too, my dear blog friend. Merci, merci! XOXOXO

  17. January 12, 2013 / 1:53 am

    And we love you, dear Michele!! Congrats on three! I'm only one 🙂 So honored to be included with all those talented and wonderful people.
    Hugs, kisses and lots of luv ~

  18. January 12, 2013 / 3:15 am

    thanks for all of the inspiring blog friends you have shared with us today…you have fabulous taste and i have enjoyed checking them out. thanks too, for sharing your bloggy with the world.

  19. January 12, 2013 / 3:21 am

    Very lovely blog. thx for stopping by Hillcrest Cottage and for introducing yourself!

  20. January 12, 2013 / 1:58 pm

    Fabulous bloggers!
    I love your blog and I am so happy that I found you! You truly are an angel!
    Happy Three Year Anniversary to you!
    Happy Saturday.

  21. January 12, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    You have a lovely blog! Haha and I thought your analogy was hilarious 😉


  22. January 13, 2013 / 3:25 am

    Oh Michele.. this is so sweet and I have tears in my eyes. You are so dear to all of us and I feel I have a true friend in you. Today I was thinking about blogging.. and how it is a venue for actually choosing friends. You can tell SO much by what people write and if they are truly genuine. YOU are genuine.. the real deal, and I am so happy to be part of your circle of friends.

    Best to you Michele and congratulations on THREE years! I just finished my first year.. and have learned so much. When I started blogging told myself that if I had 100 followers after a year.. I would consider continuing. Anyway, here we are.


  23. January 13, 2013 / 5:31 pm

    Happy Blogoversary baby! So much gorgeous in blogland, no? Thanks for sharing your favourites with us – Spendid Avenue makes me sigh in wonder. xxx

  24. January 13, 2013 / 9:01 pm

    You are in the best company! I love these beautiful blogs and talented women!!! Happy Bloggiversary! May you have many many more!

  25. January 13, 2013 / 11:07 pm

    Your warm and exuberant
    personality has drawn many
    followers, me among them!
    So glad you decided to add
    your unique voice to this lovely
    community. Can't imagine it
    without you!

    xo Suzanne

  26. January 14, 2013 / 5:16 am

    Yea congrats to you and hello lovely! You're amazing and I love your blog 🙂

  27. January 16, 2013 / 6:05 pm

    Congrats, Michele!
    So many nice pics on your blog!
    big hug hx

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