Wednesday, July 3, 2013

My Blog is 5 Years Old

My official blog birthday was yesterday but I forgot all about it because I was so busy. We are celebrating the occasion today, with post number 5,130.  Wow, it's so much easier now. When I first started, I used to hyperventilate because it was so stressful. I had to teach myself how to do everything and back then it was harder than it is now! Thank you, wonderful friends, for sticking with me. It's still a joy to share my life experiences here at the cottage with you in the form of beautiful images, brief text, and information I have personally found to be useful. Sharing these things is so rewarding.

Would you believe 5 in blog years is more like 40? Really! You can't imagine how much you have to know to keep a blog running smoothly. So far, so good. Webster is happy too. I usually give him 4 small dog biscuits each time we come in from a walk. Today he got 5. I think I'll make some lemon buttermilk popsicles to celebrate. Today I plan on using the juice of one lime instead of the usual lemon.
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Anonymous said...

Congratulations. My daily visit to your site never disappoints. Thank you for bringing a bit of sunshine to my world.

Colleen said...

Happy 5th Anniversary!

I'm so glad I discovered your blog --
such beautiful images and your spirit is uplifting!

Mama Pea said...

Congratulations, Rosemary, on your 5th year blogging anniversary. Your posts are always beautiful, upbeat and interesting. I especially enjoy the peeks you give us into your lovely home and surroundings.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogger Birthday!

I have found so much inspiration here. One night I went back and looked at EVERY page since your very first post It was really worth the time.

Karen in CT said...

.. Congratulations ... I can only imagine how stressful it was to start ... your brief posts of varied subjects never disappoints. I enjoy it very much, although I only discovered it last year.

Karen in CT (now Virginia)

scarlettm said...

Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your blog with the world. I have found so much inspiration from it! Enjoy the Fourth.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! I sometimes think of writing a blog, but how would I fit in reading everyone else's? ha. Have a good one, Sara, Ohio

The Queen Vee said...

Rosemary, congratulations on your 5/40 blog anniversary. Yours is the only blog I read daily other than my daughters. You never disappoint but always leave my wiser and uplifted. You are a generous, wise, smart, talented, curious, lovely and smart woman. It has been an absolute pleasure and joy to share in your "Cottage Life" and get to know you, Anna, Webster and Tabetha. Although we have yet to meet I consider you a dear friend.

Karen said...

Happy 5th Anniversary. I don't remember how I found your site but I haven't missed a single post since I did and I'm certain it's been at least 2 or 3 years of viewing and reading every day. Thank you for always making me smile.

tammy j said...

i'm like anony.mouse. I love hanging out in your archives!
your blog brings nothing but inspiration and happiness. what a gift you give us! thank you dear rosemary! xo

Millie said...

Well done dear Rosemary! I love your curiosity & willingness to embrace new things, that's what makes CIAC so addictive for all your fans. Thank you for your blog stamina & your willingness to share so freely. One day MOTH & I will knock on the front door of the cottage & surprise you. Of course you are under no obligation to ask us intruders from Down Under in, but we can be very persuasive!!
Love Millie xx

Barbara said...

Happy Anniversary, Rosemary. Your blog brings beauty, appreciation, and sweetness to my life. I look forward every day to seeing what you will share. You are a visionary. Love to you!

JudyMac said...

Congratulations on the Big 5. Like one of the other comments, I don't recall how I happened upon your blog, but I never fail to enjoy each and every post .... every day.

I can understand why Webster is addicted to the AC. It is so wet in my neck of the woods, I'm ready to put out a "lobster alert." And more rain is supposedly on the way for the next few days. Not much luck for the folks expecting to see big fireworks.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Happy 5th Anniversary! I love coming to your corner of the web to see your interesting finds, and to catch up on Webster!

Have a happy 4th of July!

Anonymous said...

cute, love to hear from you..Sel

Anonymous said...

and thank you for bringing so much joy in our lives .
isnt it wonderful that we can share your wonderful photos,also we are a hole world away?
im soo looking forward for the next years of following your blog
enjoy your holiday
anni,from germany

Anonymous said...

Happy 5th birthday to your blog.It's always a joy seeing and reading your posts.always something interesting,beautiful,happy or funny! Thank you for sharing your life with us!Such a wonderful present!Hugs and kisses from Italy! Donata

Broad In Daylight said...

Congratulations! Your blog is my very favorite of the dozen or so I subscribe to...I also have a blog (on the "other" network)and it is hard! You are a great inspiration to me.
Susan Steadman

Marcy said...

Happy blog anniversary, Rosemary! It has always been one of my favorites. Thank you for the continuous inspiration and beauty that you share.

Creative Friends said...

Your blog is my favorite for sharing photos on Pinterest! I truly enjoy my visits every day to your blog. Happy Independence Day!

Anonymous said...

CHEERS! Standing ovation!

I'm not sure I could make it through our heavy-doom-and-gloom-news-headlines without coming here daily to be reminded of the things that really matter, Rosemary.

You have suffered a deep loss this past year, nevertheless you shared your moments of grief with us in such a way that I have enormous respect for you. I look forward to seeing the growth of your 'Anna' hydrangea.

Thank you for these 5 years in service to our mental health!


Anonymous said...

Congrats! I visit your blog daily and enjoy your photos and findings.
Thank you.

Lisa said...

Happy 5th anniversary, Rosemary!


Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I start every day with you!

Best regards,


Stacey Snacks said...

Happy 5th anniversary Rosemary!
We both started our blog on the same day! Sorry I am a day late! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Thank you for blogging!
You are the first blog I visit every morning! Have learned and enjoyed many wonderful things from you! Thanks for sharing your sweet Mother with us. Love the Wonder dog and Tabitha. Blessings for many more years! Cathy in Idaho

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I grew up in Summit and just love reading your posts - reminds me of home. I check in every day, it's always a treat. Happy 4th!

Christina / South Valley Gal

Jenny Mein said...

Many congratulations on your 5th anniversary and may you continue to delight us with your lovely photos and news!

Best wishes

Jenny M
London, England

Susan said...

Rosemary, Happy 5th! So enjoy your blog. You have such a knack for finding the fun, informative and beautiful to post. I look forward to another 5...and more!