Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My 3 Year Blogaversary



Yesterday was officially the blog's 3 year birthday!

 I haven't really marked it before because I usually forget. 

Life's been so crazy lately with keeping up with kids, home and the usual stuff!



After three years, I finally got a real desk and chair.

This area is my girly universe in the male-dominated home I reside in.

 I am now feeling a lot more official. I've even got business cards. 

 (Though mostly never have them with me when people ask of course.)


This blog has truly been my salvation some days.  
Life can feel scattered at this age. I don't know who I am half the time.

I feel fortunate to have something that is a little piece of me to spend time on. 
This is where I try to find the old Kim that sometimes gets buried in the dailiness of life.

 I also love using this blog as a platform for a very Northern California aesthetic.
 To me that means living more simply and greener, yet hopefully with a little flair.

 Travel is my other love and those are the most fun posts and photos for me. 


My travel inspired board above my desk, with some of my favorite trips.

Lately, I've been inspired by examples of women at mid-life that embrace it all with grace and style, and I'd like to show more of them on this blog as well...

Hopefully you get me and we are of the same mind if you are here!

Connecting with you all from near and far, has been the coolest part about this journey.
 Your words and notes brighten my days and inspire me to keep up with this little blog.

 My fellow bloggers are a large part of this readership and I appreciate the feedback, conversations and bonds we have formed through this!! I love all you guys.

I promise more posts, fun, travels and good things in the coming months. I'm just getting warmed up here and am finally carving out some serious weekly time to devote to sharing what I love with you.

As a little thank you to all you dear readers, and friends! 



Thank you all for being here.

xx Kim


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  1. Congrats Kim! I already follow you on Facebook. I picked out a cute business card holder and I keep it in my purse so I always have them with me.

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    1. Thanks Jill! I think I need to get one too because I can't find them in my wallet, or only later when I no longer need them!
      xx

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  2. Congrats on your blog anniversary. I feel so fortunate to have met you, and I hope to make it to California one day, and we have to get you to the South.

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    1. Leigh, The feeling is mutual. I do hope you get out here soon and I have your area on my list! I'd love to visit.

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  3. Thanks for all the help with SF info travel for my daughter and I. It was a great trip.......time to go home.....sigh.....

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    1. Joanne, I'm glad it was nice and the info helped. You need to come again...So much to do!

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  4. Congrats on your blogaversary:) Always love reading your blogs!!

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  5. Congratulations my dear on your three year blogaversary!! As far as I'm concerned … even though you may feel scattered now at times … you are so ahead of the game … making time for your own identity at this juncture. Trust me … as one who is further down the line than you… not only will you benefit … but no doubt will your family!

    Can'r wait for Napa!

    xoxo
    Tamera

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    1. Tamera, I so appreciate your note and your perspective as you've gone through these ages and times already. I hope to be where you are someday. Always inspired by your blog and creative life and home. I'm so excited to meet in person! xo

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  6. Congratulations on your Blogaversary!! What a lovely place to have devoted to your girly pursuits!! It is so very important for us to find balance and time for ourselves. I'm so looking forward to meeting you next month!! Napa, here a I come! xoJennifer

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  7. Ahhhh - congrats on your blogaversary! I agree - I'm always stoked to find another...ehrmmmm...equally MATURE blogger out there. That, plus the fact that California is one of my favorite places in the world make yours one of my favorites!

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    1. Right back at you girl and thanks for the love!

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  8. Congratulations on 3 years! Love your blog-keep up the good work :)

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  9. Happy Blog Anniversary, looking forward for more exciting features. All the best!

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    1. Pam! I need to stop by your blog. Missed visiting. Thank you!

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  10. Kim, I live in Sacramento but was in Campbell (not far from you!) for many years.
    I check your site everyday and always enjoy your photos and posts.
    Congratulations on 3 years and carving out a space for yourself in your home (love the chair!).
    Fondly,
    Katie in CA

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    1. Katie, I enjoy Campbell and go there weekly. So many fun restaurants and shops. I bet you are enjoying the beauty of Sacramento. Love those golden foothills! I just got my chair at Pier1! It was on sale and I couldn't resist. Thank you for the note and reading. x

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  12. Congrats on your 3-year-old blog! I really enjoy following you on your adventures! I too am a Northern California girl...you are always reminding me of how lucky we are!

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    1. Andrea thanks so much for following! We Northern Cal girls are so fortunate to live in this paradise! xo

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  13. Congratulations Kim! I think I'm almost at three;) Time goes by so quickly and I agree, with all that's going on in our lives, it's nice to have a little "corner" to ourselves. I like you new desk and chairs AND the travel inspiration board is perfect! Fun giveaways and I've heard the book is excellent:):) xxleslie

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    1. Hi Leslie!! Thanks and I was thinking you have been doing yours about as long too! I will come visit your blog and beautiful Washington later today! xx

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  14. It is nice to have a place where you can be creative and blogging does give you that opportunity. Congratulations on the 3 years! I wish that I had followed you sooner....I do enjoy your posts.
    The book sounds like a fun read and a great one for inspiration.

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    1. Thanks so much, Hostess. I am glad to have found your blog too. I think you would love the book! x

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  15. Moved to NorCal after years in NYC-- and still figuring things out! Both book and necklace are pretty cook-- congrats on 3 years!

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    1. Must be a big change from NYC! Hope you are enjoying our more casual lifestyle! Thanks so much for reading! More Northern Cal stuff coming! xx

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  16. Congrats Kim!! Must be an amazing feeling to be a 3 year blogger :)

    Just want to take this opportunity to say how much I enjoy your blog - you speak about life in general and most importantly you and even your blog has such a lovely energy. YOu don't seem to have a bad bone in you and I love your Cali energy. Here is to continued success and I hope more people discover this place on the interweb xx

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    1. Naomi, Thanks very much!! Nice coming from sweetest bloggers! xo

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  17. Hi Kim: Congratulations on your three year anniversary! I'm so happy I found your blog! I enjoy reading your travel posts and love your decorating aesthetic, so keep up the inspiring and creative work you do. Also, if I don't win the California pendant necklace, you must tell me where to buy it so I can have another charm of my birth state. Thanks, Lamar from Texas

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    1. Lamar thank you!! Okay I'm rooting for you. xo

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  18. Wow! Congratulations on 3 years, Kimi! You are always such an inspiration to me and I doubt I'd be blogging if I didn't see how much fun you were having doing it! Love your posts and you, dear friend. Let's do lunch and celebrate soon! OXOX

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    1. Dawn!! Yes lunch soon. Miss you tons and thanks so much. xx

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  19. LOVE your new space Kim. Your desk and chair are gorgeous.
    Congratulations Sweets on your blog anniversary. As you know I am new to your blog but love reading all about your fantastic travels, and life in a part of the US that makes me truly envious ;-) xx

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    1. Vanessa, I love reading about your dreamy life in Spain! xo

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  20. I completely understand the need for female spaces in a dominate male home. Your desk space is beautiful. New to your blog and enjoying it. Congrats on your anniversary!

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    1. Lisa, I have to have my space or I'm overwhelmed with gym socks on the floor and all matter of boy/men crud!! Thanks so much and welcome!!

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  21. 3 years already, Dear! Happy blog-o-versary (or however you spell it!) Hope you and everyone are doing well. Great new desk & chair, very well deserved!! xx

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    1. Lacey, Thanks girl. You must be coming on 3 years soon too! xo

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  22. Congrats to you....love the color of your desk...

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  23. Happy anniversary, Kim!!! I'm delighted we've connected via our blogs and Instagram, too :)
    Cheers,
    Loi

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  24. Darling Kim!! Congrats on three years of your inspiring, stylish and travel flavored blog. It's so much fun to see you stylish office and 'your' personal space. It's perfect to reward yourself with that beautiful desk and chair. The photos on your board are swoon worthy-all those wonderful travels. I always enjoy stopping by Northern California Style for some lifestyle inspiration. It's been my treat to meet you and I look forward to our next #blogger getaway my sweet friend.
    Off to share this fun post and fantastic giveaway. Happy weekend!
    xx, Heather

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    1. Me too Heather. Thanks for your sweet note! xx I feel the same and can't wait either!!

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  25. I'm so glad that I discovered you via Instagram! Love your style + creativity. Congrats on three years!!

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    1. Amy, Thank you! Glad you found me on Instagram.

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  26. Wow, congrats on three whole years! I love your blog and definitely love hearing about traveling and weekend trips! So glad we've gotten in touch through our sites, keep up the creatively! That necklace is to die for, gorgeous! Xx, Tiffany { http://www.sunshinedaydreamphotography.com }

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    1. Tiffany thanks and I love following your blog adventures and gorgeous photos too! xx

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  27. Congrats on 3 years! My 1 year is coming up next month and I am so excited! I followed :)

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    1. Melissa congrats to you. It takes a lot to keep it up for the first year! Thanks too.

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  28. Following and Entry as Misty Lunceford mistyharms2@yahoo.com

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  29. Congrats on your blog being three! I always love coming here and seeing what is going on in your life Kim! That chair at your desk is just gorgeous.

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  30. FOLLOWING ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.

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  31. I started following you on Facebook :-) (@Elisa Bieg)

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  32. So happy we've met via our spots here in Blogland. :-) You have made 3 years go by so quickly and loaded with beauty. Cheers!

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    1. Linda fun isn't it? So great meeting other cool people like you!! xoxo

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  33. congrats on your blogaversary! Three years strong is such an awesome accomplishment! I follow on twitter, bloglovin and facebook! Keep up the good work! You have a new fan here :)

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  34. That is a gorgeous little necklace! I am a new follower on both Facebook and Twitter. And Happy birthday to your blog! Thank you for this giveaway!

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  35. I get you girl! Although you're much younger than me....every time I read one of your "after an event" posts, I'm always thinking, wow, I completely agree! I have loved getting to "know" you here for the last three years and look forward to meeting you for real either in Northern California or NYC one of these days!

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    1. Annie, Don't think I am younger, but we are on the same page!! Yes, hoping we meet up when you are next here or I get to the beautiful part of the country you are in!! xx

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  36. Happy 3rd Anniversary ( i follow)

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  37. I'm new here, but love your page! Congrats on 3 years and thanks for the giveaway

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  38. A belated congratulations on your three year blog anniversary. I always love to pop over here. My kind of blog with your varied posts. Always a surprise to see what the topic is!
    What a fabulous chair too!

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  39. Sneaking in the back door after curfew here to wish you a very belated 3rd Bloggerversary Kim. Here's to many more, I always have such fun catching up on your posts.

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