Sunday, March 11, 2012

gathered heart turns one!

I can hardly believe it, but gathered heart is officially one year old today! Hooray! Over the course of the past twelve months, so many wonderful things have happened... I became an aunt, celebrated a year of marriage, found my first full-time job (after searching for what seemed like forever) and have really grown personally.

Just like I said in my very first post, I've shared my love of cardigans, a little on color theory, and how much I love my husband (and, of course, Tina Fey.) Looking back through all I've written on gathered heart so far, I thought I'd do a little round-up of top posts:

My Favorites
     • On Being a Grown Up
     • Gorgeous Geodes
     • Midland Arts & Antique Market
     • Farewell Fall 
     • Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve

Reader Favorites
     • Gabriella Barouch
     • Ikea 1973
     • Groceries: An Illustrated List
     • Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal
     • Simon and Garfunkel: Greatest Hits

When I started this blog last March, I really had no idea what was in store for me. I simply wanted to grow as a "creative" and inspire others to live a creative life as well. Perhaps I don't post as often as I'd like to, and there are always things I'd like to improve here, but gathered heart is my little piece of the blog world and I love it. For all the friends following along (for a week or since the get-go), know that I really do love you guys!

I've been mulling over lots of new ideas for the blog in the next year. In the next few weeks, GH will be getting an updated layout and perhaps some new colors. I think I'd like to introduce a few new column ideas (and bring back Gathered) as well as incorporate more of my own projects and photography. Realistically speaking, I don't know if I'll ever have the time to do everything I want to do with gathered heart, but it will definitely continue to be a creative outlet for me, full of beautiful things and inspiring bits.

Here's to another year of art, design, old things, tasty food and, of course, Tina Fey!


Sharon Telschow said...


I certainly have enjoyed reading along, thank you for sharing!

Abby said...

Happy Birthday GH! i'm so glad you started this blog... it's pretty much the best thing ever.

may there always be more of tina fey - ALWAYS.

druess verfro

Ksenia said...

Happy Birthday! I enjoy reading your posts and so excited to see how GH will evolve.


Katherine Ross said...

Thanks ladies! :)

Kira said...

Happy blog-iversary!!!

Liz Tubman said...

Happy blog-iversary GH! I'm so glad I found your little corner of the internet - I've enjoyed following along:)

Kate said...

How am I just seeing this?! *smh* Happy birthday GH!! SO glad to have found you little space on the web. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us next! ;)