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2 Year Blogaversary {faints}
& A Big Thank YOU

by | Aug 21, 2009 | blogging

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2 Year Blogaversary {faints} <br> & A Big Thank YOU

Hooray! The weeks fly by so quickly, I can hardly believe it is already Friday again! In fact, with all the things I am juggling in life, I unintentionally flew right past a very important blogging milestone. So I am slowing down a bit today to acknowledge a GIFT you have all given me.

It is The Inspired Room’s two year blogaversary. Has it really been two years already? And here I thought I might run out of things to say by now! HA!

I started this whole blogging thing on a whim, before I even really knew what a blog was. I certainly had no idea how a blog could change my life or how many best friends I would meet along the way. This blogaversary is not about celebrating me, it is about celebrating being a part of a community.

I want to take this opportunity to thank YOU all for inspiring me, motivating me, encouraging me and contributing to this blog through your generous comments and the sharing of ideas. You all never cease to amaze me, and I’m not just saying that. I adore you all. You are all a gift I get to open every day. Thank you.



  1. Joni Webb

    Congratulations!!! I remember your younger days very well. You’ve come a long way – it’s amazing what you have accomplished. Job very well done.
    .-= Joni Webb´s last blog ..BEDROOMS, WE TALK BEDROOMS =-.

    • Melissa

      Hey Joni, one of my first first blogging friends! :-) I almost fainted when you came by my blog –I think I was doing one of those 100 stupid things about myself, like talking about how I drive a mini van and don’t get manicures. Glad you are still my friend!

  2. Lynne

    Congrats to you Melissa! I love reading your posts. -very inspiring!
    .-= Lynne @ Our Happy Home´s last blog ..Who’s who? =-.

  3. Janmary, N Ireland

    Congrats on 2 years. Love coming here to see what loveliness you have found to inspire us.

    Here’s to lots more years of bloggy happiness and links!

  4. abeachcottage

    sending you many congrats, love your blog and more the Beautiful Life series, I really try to focus on that when times get tough

    here’s to blog friends!!!

    .-= abeachcottage´s last blog ..{ Beach Cottage } Vintage Ladder Pot Rack Before After =-.

  5. Julia

    Two years! Wow! That’s really an accomplishment in “blog time.” It’s hard to imagine the blogosphere without you and The Inspired Room. Happy blogoversary, and here’s to many more!! :-)
    .-= Julia @ Hooked on Houses´s last blog ..Hooked on Flea Market Style =-.

  6. emily

    Yay on 2 years of relationship building and home inspiring..and here’s to still having things to say :) we love you, Melissa!
    .-= emily´s last blog ..nest much? =-.

  7. Cheri Peoples

    Congrats. I am so excited and can not wait for the new mag. I am heading out the door in a few but I will come back when I get home in a bit. Just wanted to say congrats.

    .-= Cheri Peoples´s last blog ..Decorating in Autumn colors =-.

  8. The Pleasures of Homemaking

    Melissa, has it really been two years already! Wow – time really does fly! I remember when you started your blog! Congratulations!


  9. Kathleen Grace

    Happy two year blogaversary Melissa! Can it reallybe 2 years? I’ve been reading you since the beginning and I love your blog:>) I hope we have many more years of inspired rooms!
    .-= Kathleen Grace´s last blog ..A little House =-.

  10. Christi

    .-= Christi´s last blog ..teamwork =-.

  11. Chele

    I think you are the one that encourages and inspires us!! :) I absolutely love this blog community because of the people I meet just like you! Have a blessed Friday!
    .-= Chele´s last blog ..Girlfriends Get Real Guest Post and a Giveaway =-.

  12. Heather

    Congratulations on your blogaversary. You inspire me with each post. I’m so glad I “discovered” you while blog surfing one day a few months ago. I’m still counting my page views by the 10’s and that’s fun for now. Keep up the terrific job.
    .-= Heather @ what’s happening this week´s last blog ..August Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – Purples =-.

  13. The Stylish House

    Congratulations on reaching this two year milestone! Your posts are warm and inviting, filled with inspiration, and visiting is a joy. Enjoy your weekend with family and friends.
    .-= The Stylish House´s last blog ..Antiques with Patina! =-.

  14. Kristen

    Happy two years, Melissa. I am so glad to have found you. Here’s to two more. :)
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Price My Space – Part 2 =-.

  15. TidyMom

    Congrats on your two years Melissa! – your blog was one of the first blogs I found when I started blogging – and it’s still one of my favorites!♥

    I blew right past my one year about a week ago and forgot all about it! LOL Time flies when you’re having fun!
    .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..Trix Swirls Gift Basket~Giveaway~ =-.

  16. Jenna

    Happy Blogaversary. Love your blog!
    .-= Jenna @ Newlyweds´s last blog ..Cutting Rice =-.

  17. Becky K.

    If you didn’t share those “real” moments from time to time we would have to love you from a distance with a bit of jealousy thrown in…but you have a way of being fabulous and real all at the same time…so we connect.

    Wishing you many more years of blog success and inspiration.

    You are very sweet to continue to host Beautiful Life Fridays. I have forgotten about some of the goals originally made but others have stuck and become a normal part of our Beautiful Life!

    Thanks Melissa!

    Becky K.
    .-= Becky K.´s last blog ..Hooked on Pink and Green =-.

  18. Debbykay

    Congrats, Mellisa! Thank you for all you have shared the past two year.

    May you continue to create a beautiful and inspired life as you journey ahead.

    Debbykay @ Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm
    .-= Debbykay´s last blog ..Memories of France =-.

  19. Pam Kersting

    Congratulations on your two year blogoversary! You and your blog are an inspiration to all of us newbies! Thank you for showing us the way!
    .-= Pam Kersting´s last blog ..Modern Classics for the Masses =-.

  20. {this is glamorous}

    Happy, happy anniversary, Melissa! What a wonderful two years it’s been — we’ve come a long way + the weeks have flown — thanks for such an inspiration-filled time — looking forward to many more!

    Have a lovely weekend,

    {p.s.} wonder if it’s my blog anniversary around this time as well?
    .-= {this is glamorous}´s last blog ..{inspiration: a walk on the wild side} =-.

  21. em

    Happy Blogaversary!!!!!! I may not comment or link much but I wanted to let you know I love your blog. I check in every day and often reference your posts. Thank you so much and have a great day!!

  22. AnNicole

    Very well said. And congrats on your blogaversary! I for one am glad you made the decision to start a blog. I always look forward to reading your posts.

    Oh…and I have to say that your chair and table are scrumptious :).

    Have a great weekend!
    .-= [email protected]´s last blog ..Paint That Bad Brass =-.

  23. Kimba

    2 years? You’re a blogging old lady! :) I have learned so much from you and I’m blessed to call you my friend.

    Congratulations on 2 years! Love you!
    .-= Kimba @ A Soft Place to Land´s last blog ..DIY Day! =-.

  24. Angela

    Thank you for sharing yourself and so many inspiring insights. Congratulations on reaching 2 years!
    .-= Angela @ ImagineCozy´s last blog ..How to Freshen Up Your Office =-.

  25. Kathy

    Well, Happy Blogaversary, Melissa!

  26. Laryssa

    Happy anniversary!!! You have truly been inspiring, in person and on your blog.
    .-= Laryssa @ Heaven In The Home´s last blog ..Money Monday-Benjamin Franklin =-.

  27. teresa

    Happy Day! I for one am so thankful you started a blog- love the spirit of your blog- fun, entertaining =) educational, and sweet loving spirit.
    Here’s to hoping you continue for many more years =)
    .-= teresa´s last blog ..Wedding- The whole story- =-.

  28. Arleen

    Hi Melissa. Congratulations on your two year anniversary! I have so enjoyed visiting The Inspired Room and have so loved the photos and personalized stories you’ve shared. Here’s wishing you many more years of happiness in the blogosphere, and thank you for all you do here! ~Arleen
    .-= Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home´s last blog ..Timeless Rooms ~ Blue Walls, White Trim =-.

  29. donna

    Love your blog Melissa – and congratulations on two amazing years! You are always an inspiration!
    .-= donna @ dh designs´s last blog ..Hooked on a Beach Bathroom! =-.

  30. Julie

    When I met you at Blogfest ’09, I felt very priviliged. You talk and share just like you ARE. That is a true gift. While I don’t blog, rarely do i miss a day of reading about the adventures of The Inspired Room. Indeed an inspiring experience. Thank you. Wish we were neighbors, we would have a very nice friendship. In the meantime, I am grateful to be friends in Blog land.

    Have a wonderful weekend and on to 3 years! Julie

  31. Cris, Artist in Oregon

    Congrats on two years of blogging. There seems to be lots of us celebrating two years. I love the Red Toile chair. I am looking at the same fabric on my curtains. It would go really good in my room here. :)

  32. Erin

    Happy Blogiversary!! Congratulations! I love your blog.

    Have a great weekend!
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Time for my first giveaway & the weekend =-.

  33. Logan

    Congratulations to you! I have only found your blog recently after looking around at kirtsy, but I have truly been inspired, which is your point, after all! You have a fan in me. I hope your health issues have settled down and you are feeling more like yourself.
    Keep the inspiring posts coming and thanks for all of your hard work.

  34. Claudia

    Wow…impressive 2 years — you lovely thing!

    I have to honestly say I read your blog (never commenting) for about a year. You were probably my inspiration that I could possibly start a blog too. thank you so much for you style and class.

    Here’s to many many more! Its obvious how loved you are.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥
    .-= Claudia @ DipityRoad´s last blog ..Monastery Visit =-.

  35. Chie

    Am your anonymous follower ever. Seldom leave a message but I never missed a single post.

    SO happy to found you as you give me so much inspirations and guts doing things that I never thought I would do a year ago.

    All the best, Lady and have a happy BlogDay…

    Have a blissful w/end.
    .-= Chie´s last blog ..Serenity on my Freaky Friday =-.

  36. clarice

    Congratulations on you blogiversary, I can not wait for the next two years. Clarice
    .-= clarice´s last blog ..I Started A Second Blog =-.

  37. Emily-Sarah

    Congratulations, and I think we all feel the same way about you/your blog re: a gift to be opened. Thank YOU for bringing loveliness and beauty into our lives!

  38. Debbie

    Hi Melissa,
    I just wanted to stop by and say congratulations. I always love to visit your blog. It’s often an escape to read and view all the lovely photos. As I work diligently in other areas, it’s fun to see things from other perspectives. You always inspire me. And no matter what’s going on in your life, you remain steadfast and trust the Lord. I love that about you. A beautiful life is more than a pretty house and …you demonstrate that well!
    Thank you,
    .-= Debbie´s last blog ..Fitness Friday ~ 7 Day Challenge =-.

  39. Amy

    Happy blog birthday!!!!! Hope you had a great day. Can’t wait to see what the next year brings:-)

  40. Pearl Maple

    Congrats on the anniversary.
    Really enjoy visiting your space and all the things we have discovered between you and your blogging pals.
    Thanks for sharing the inspiration and journey of finding our own ways to feather nests to look uniquely us.
    .-= Pearl Maple´s last blog ..Sky Watch Friday =-.

  41. Lorrie

    Congratulations, Melissa – I love reading your blog.


  42. Ann Voskamp

    (It’s you who are the gift to us…
    Thank you for co-labouring with Him to create this beautiful place…
    Your heart reflects His…
    Happy Blogiversary!)

    All’s grace,
    .-= Ann [email protected] Experience´s last blog ..Weak Beggars =-.

  43. Pearl Maple

    Well done!
    We are all fans because you make this such an inspirational place, I have learnt so much from you and your blogging friends.
    .-= Pearl Maple´s last blog ..Sky Watch Friday =-.

  44. Kari

    Yaaaayyyy!!!!! Happy Happy Anniversary, congrats on a wonderful ride so far…I am pleased as punch to “know” you in the blogworld and visit this little spot of Inspiration!!!! :D
    .-= Kari´s last blog ..Ripley’s Aquarium =-.

  45. Lisa

    Congrats on 2 years!! I love your blog and always enjoy and am inspired by your posts. Seriously – you are the cause of me actually attempting to decorate for the seasons (started last fall). And you’ve given me so many great ideas to dream about!
    .-= Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates´s last blog ..Would You Like Chocolate With That? ~ Chocolatey Guest Post =-.

  46. Puna

    Two years! Congratulations. I missed the linky for this week but will play next week when I get the chance. Here’s to many more bloggyversaries!
    .-= Puna´s last blog ..Ponies, Chucky Cheese & Boats =-.

  47. Deb

    Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary.

    Love your blog, you inspire me.

    .-= Deb´s last blog ..Screened porch done =-.

  48. Vee

    Congrats on your second anniversary! I’m so glad that you’re in Blogland. In fact, I can’t imagine Blogland without you and The Inspired Room.

  49. Christi from Charm & Grace

    Wow, Melissa! Congratulations and we are all the better because you decided to enter blogland! Many, many blessings to you.

    :) Christi
    .-= Christi from Charm & Grace´s last blog ..Edible Artwork? =-.

  50. Lisa

    Wow, has it been two years? Amazing! Congrats to you Melissa and all you’ve done with this lovely splice-of-life-of-a-blog you have here.

    It’s always a treat to stop by to drool over the fantastic photos you feature. However, do you find them?

    All the best as you enter your third year of blogging and continued success with your creative and decorative ventures.
    .-= Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY´s last blog ..Plentiful Cookbooks, Photography, Julia Child and Pistachio Pudding =-.

  51. Neutral Dwelling

    Congrats Melissa! Your blog was terrific when you started and is twice as nice now, 2 years later! Great inspiration!!!

    Your blogging friend!



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