Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My One Year Blogiversary!

Today marks the one year anniversay of my blog: D.D.'s Cottage and Design! 


I started the blog because I was always doing DIY projects and my friends kept telling me to share my projects and painted pieces.  I was also painting furniture for clients and a few shops and everyone wanted to see past projects.  I had been reading blogs daily for inspiration and enjoyment and thought I would love to have a blog to share things on, so I started one! 

Here is my first blog picture of a dresser painted in MMS Apron Strings:

Here is my second blog post about building a desk with planks and painting it with MMS milk paint. 


I have learned so much this past year and have met some really great people who I now consider friends.  It is really a heartwarming feeling to read comments about my projects and feel appreciated. I didn't know how satisfying it would feel to share my ideas/projects and have other people be inspired!  It is a great feeling to have people tell you all week that you do great things and a blog lets this happen! 






My weeks are filled with positivity when it comes to a blog and this is something that keeps me going and fills my soul! 

























Thank you Readers for a wonderful year filled with love and a feeling of support and inspiration! 


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46 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary, Darrielle. It has been so wonderful to have known you through the blogging world. Your blog is filled with so much inspiration and you are truly one of a kind!

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    1. Thank you Victoria-I appreciate the kind words-It was been great meeting you as well and I feel like you and I have been going through this blog thing together. We both stared at around the same time and I love reading your blog and hearing about your daughters!

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  2. Happy Aniversary your blog is so nice
    I enjoy ll your post
    Have blessing day
    Isora
    XOX

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    1. Thank you Isora-it has been fun and fulfilling!

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  3. Happiest Anniversary...and thank you so much for all these great photos of your amazing pieces.
    I feel the same way about b logging...the positive attitudes of all bloggers is food for our very souls.
    hugs

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    1. Thank you BJ-This year of blogging has been food for my soul!

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  4. You don't know how much I wish I lived closer to you. I think I'd be one of your best customers. It was fun to see some of your past projects...many of them I'd love to have sitting in my home.
    Congrats on a year of blogging!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I wish we lived near each other too-you have great taste and it would be fun to hang out. It's been a busy year of blogging and learning and feeling good!

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  5. soooo viele tolle möbel und geschirr!!! danke für die wunderschönen inspirationen und liebe grüße von angie

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    1. Thank you Angie-This whole blog thing is kind of fun!

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  6. Happy first anniversary, Darrielle, looking forward to more years...it was a happy day when I found your blog! You have done some gorgeous pieces of furniture. I always lean toward the greens and aquas...
    Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I lean towards greens and aquas too and I think green looks good on everything!

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  7. Congrats! You do amazing work and find such unique pieces. Here's to many more years!

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    1. Thanks Susan-Blogging sure lets a person be complimented and feel good all week!

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  8. Congratulations, Darrielle! I'm so glad you started blogging, because I enjoy reading all of your posts! :) To many more years of blogging, learning and making new friends!
    Robin

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    1. Thank you Robin-I have had a good blogging year and it's been fulfilling!

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  9. Happy Blogaversary!...Your projects are always magnificent!....Congrats on a great year and thanks for giving us such wonderful inspiration!

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    1. Thank you Shirley-it's been a great blog year for me and I am ready for more!

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  10. Thank you Shirley for sharing your beautiful projects. I love everything you do.

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    1. Thank you Susan-I love sharing my projects!

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  11. Happy one year blogging anniversary to you! You've sure inspired me with your beautiful projects this past year, and of course, it was so nice to meet you and see your creations in person. Keep the inspiration coming!!

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    1. Thank you Betsy-it's been a great year and it was really nice to meet you in person too-I will keep on painting

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  12. Happy Blogaversary Darrielle. I was so surprised to read it's only been one year - your blog and projects read like a seasoned Pro! Looking forward to your posts in Year #2!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie-what a compliment -seasoned pro-love i!

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  13. So happy you started a blog...Happy Blogaversary Darrielle!!

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    1. Thank you Martina-you are one of the first people to reach out to me on my blog and keep me going-thank you!

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  14. Happy Blogaversary! Your early pictures are outstanding. :)

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    1. Thank you Dee-I love painting furniture and will keep on doing it!

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  15. All your projects are so beautiful and inspiring!! Congrats on your 1 Year Anniversary!!

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    1. Thank you Lisa-I can't believe one year is over already-loving it!

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  16. Congratulations on your first anniversary. Your projects are all so beautiful. I always look forward to seeing what your painting next.
    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    1. Thank you Mary-the feeling is mutual as your projects are always stunning!

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  17. Happy Anniversary, Darrielle! You've accomplished so much this past year - you should feel very proud of yourself! Can't wait to see what the new year brings you!

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    1. Thank you Beth-this year has been a great one and I will keep on painting!

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  18. Happy anniversary! xoox I love that mint chair you did!

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    1. Thank you -that chair sold in 2 hours when it went into the shop!

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  19. Congrats on your 1 year. You have done so much in this short time. Happy Anniversary.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-it's been a fun ride so far!

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  20. Happy Anniversary - what beautiful projects!!
    Shelley

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  21. Happy Anniversary! Coming over from Thoughts from Alice to say hello! xoox, tracie

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    1. Thank you Tracie-it has been a good year and I like this blog thing!

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  22. Really, only one year????? You are so talented! I had so much fun looking through each of these projects. I will be featuring at Redouxinteriors later! Going to have a hard time picking which picture to share!

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    1. Thank you-I love your party and reading about your trash to treasures!

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  23. I hope my well wishes are better late than never! Congrats on your blogiversary. I love seeing your furniture transformations, and hope to continue reading about them for years to come.

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  24. Thanks-I love seeing your furniture beauties too! Dressers are a beautiful thing to paint!

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