My First Year as a Blogger

It’s New Year’s Eve, and I’ve been reminiscing about this past year.  Creatively Sam’s is almost a year old, and it has blown by so fast that if I let it, it will make my head spin.   I remember how scared I was when I first started my blog.  There was so much to learn (I’m still learning) and as it’s evolved, I’m getting the hang of organizing how I write my posts, getting my ideas into post form & finding the time to do it all.  I knew that I wanted it to be a ‘teaching’ blog.  I’m not getting any younger, and as morbid as it may sound, I wanted to teach what I know before I go.

The most important thing to me is my family.  My husband is my soul-mate and he makes me happier than I ever thought possible.  My son is an amazing person with a heart of gold.  He has a God given talent for the guitar (which is why I shared his video in the Merry Christmas post) and he has a gift for fixing cars.  He’s only 22 and is already an Assistant Manager of a national garage.  Both of them are very supportive of this endeavor.

Creating is my passion.  It calms me even on my worst days.  Since I started this blog at the end of January, I had Valentine’s Day on my mind.  My posts led up to my first public tablescape.  I showed how to re-vamp a centerpiece for the holiday and make a pattern for a reversible place mat.

Valentine's Day Reversible Place Mat       Valentine's Day Tablescape

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