May 6, 2008

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to a Blog...

Well, today is the 1 month anniv (it's only been a month, using
the whole word, sort of seems like too much!) of this blog. But
for someone who doesn't even have a digital camera or a a
one month is a pretty big milestone!

It was about 6 weeks ago that I had never even had seen a
blog. I was trying
to find one called The Shabby Romantic,
that I had seen in a
magazine, but I couldn't get the name
right while Googling it…

and I ended up at My Romantic Home. As a talk radio addict,
the only thing I had ever heard about blogs was in relation to
political commentary…boy was I surprised!

As I went from blog to blog (stopping every few minutes to dab
at the drool) I was
amazed by all the great decorating ideas
people had…not for
foofy, expensive things, but creative and
cheap ways to beautify
your home, and since I have pretty
much decorated entirely with
hand-me-downs, Ebay & Big Lots…
this was right up my shabby

So, with one insane thought ,and a lot of help from my
niece ("Just look at, it's easy", said she with a heavy
sigh. "Ok, I'm looking at it…now what?", I replied, staring at the
monitor and waiting for something cute to appear.) My
technodorkiness not withstanding and, a couple hours Tales From
An OC Cottage was born.

There's a lot to be done in order to raise my bloggerisma to the
height of the rest of you (like a new header for starters!) and to
become truly bloggerific.

I'll keep plugging away and who knows where I'll be on
the 2 month "anniver"!!!


  1. Let me be the first to say...For a new blogger you are an expert! I know many a seasoned blogger who visits YOUR site for ideas. I just came from a blog who used one of your ideas(she gave you credit) Keep this up and you will be FAMOUS ;0)
    I am new too but I am so out of control on my decor sometimes LOL.You make it look good and easy~love your blog!

  2. I love your "new" blog and try to visit you everyday! Your doing great and you simply must buy yourself a digital camera mine is old but still does the job!
    Don't you just love this new world of crafty creative woman? They are so wonderful and so willing to share their art and kind comments, who knew this even existed? I had never seen a blog or even knew what the term meant till 2 months ago when I too got started! My dear BFF, Victoria, got me going...
    Bless you, and so happy you are now a part of my world too!
    Hugs, Donna Lynn

  3. Congratulations on your anniversary. It wasn't that long ago that I too, did not even know what a blog was. And I was looking at Romantic decorating and also came across My Romantic Home. I wrote Cindy and email and she let me know where to find the blog info, and there you go.
    And I went out and got a digital camera and there we are. Blogging away. I have learned how to do things that I never thought I'd do.
    It's fun, a little frustrating sometimes, but l like visiting with the other ladies and seeing how other decorate and I drool over some.
    Keep it up.


  4. M,
    I, for one, am so happy you found blogland and that you have persevered. You are awesome!
    Happy Happy One Month Anniversary and I can't wait for your 100th post to see how you will celebrate.

    I've only been blogging for a short while myself, so we will learn this blog thing together.


  5. Oh I adore your home and i agree about the wonders of blog hopping,i too have a hand me down home i am queen of the op shops and the $2 shops.I love the lace you have at the window and the way you have got misty type pics,its all lovely

  6. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. This world of blog is amazing. I've never had such wonderful friends who share their lives and thoughts with me. And I'm glad you are here and that we 'found' each other.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. I'll be back here again to see what you have to share.

  7. I think your blog is beautiful!!! I love visiting you! I felt the very same way when I first discovered blogs! I couldnt believe the talent and creativity! Even on a cheap budget, who knew?!!!

    Heres to many more beautiful months of blogging!


  8. I think your blog is fantastic and I love to visit every day. Keep up the good work...we're all learning as we go!


  9. Love your style- romantic and warm;)
    I too am new to blogging- hope I can create and inspire others like you have.

  10. congrats on your 1 month! If you hadn't mentioned it, I would have thought you would have been doing it for much longer! I only started blogging back in October so I'm also fairly new at it. Isn't it addictive? Anyway - keep it up because I'll be visiting often. :-)

  11. Oh my gosh, M - don't you go getting 'fancy shmancy' on us! Your blog is PERFECT, just the way it is (slightly paraphrasing a Bridget Jones quote where Mark Darcy says to Bridget Jones, "No. I like you very much-- just as you are.") So there... couldn't have said it better myself!

    And just like you, I'm new to the blogging world and went through pretty much the same conversation with my computer savvy daughter as you did with your niece!! LOL... Donna

  12. Congratulation! I don't get to post as much as I should but I do like it and I like yours too. Come for a visit.

  13. Happy one month!!Keep going it is so fun-

    PS>I am doing a giveaway for my 100th post, stop in!

  14. Hello dear
    Your pictures are wonderful...I was wondering how you do it!!!
    I love visiting you everyday...
    Hugs to you!!!

  15. Hi M
    I have something for you on my blog. Would you like to come over?
    Kisses to you

  16. Well happy 1 month anniversary to you! Isn't blogging such fun, and what amazing bloggers there are out there full of awesome ideas to share! I am very happy that you started to blog, and even more happy that I have found yours as I enjoy it a lot! Here's to many posts to come sweetie!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  17. I am pretty new too and can't believe that I have taken to blogging like a duck to water! Come on in, the water is fine! ~ xoxo Joy

  18. We are all blessed to be able to visit you blog and so enjoy being here! You are a delight!!

    Happy Anniversary!


  19. My goodness girl. Your blog is fabulous. How in the world do you do it with out a computer and digital camera;)? Have a fun day! xoRachel

  20. Happy one month Blogiversary!

    You've come a long way from "So.. what is a blog exactly? What do people do with them?" And even some small uses of html?! Get out of town and take a bus. Your going to be designing web pages in no time, I can tell. I'll only protest when all of them turn out pink and lacy.



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