So, my one year blogging anniversary is on Monday! It really got me thinking about this blogging world.
I have learned so much in just a year, and I can only thank blogging for that.
I was always a clearance gal, but now I am so much more.
I am a thrifter, I am a crafter, I'm a CVS deals worker...and so much more!
I never went into a Goodwill or Salvation Army (unless dragged unwillingly)
I never crafted unless it was for the holidays or a school project.
I never went to CVS to buy my beauty items.....everything is more expensive there, so why would I?
Now, 75% of my home decor items, outfits, and books come from a Goodwill store.
I have a craft room, a craft closet and so many crafts laying around its crazy. Not only that but I have learned how to sew (still working on that), I have learned to work with felt, patch up my own clothes, make my own wall art, my own purse, my own pillows, and so much more, all by myself, for half the price of buying them!
I get almost all of my cosmetic supplies for free now, through CVS....shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, tooth brushes, floss, tampons, air fresheners, body wash, lotion....and so much more!
I have also learned how to use coupons, and stack them with other coupons, and how to get free groceries (every now and again), also how to get steak for .39 cents!!( its possible ladies, I did it last week and they were yummy!).
I learned how to partake in swaps, and how lovely blogging friends can be and how generous! I have received so many gifts, presents, trinkets, letters, notes, emails from my readers this year! It was overwhelming at times!
I learned about giveaways, and I even won a few myself, as well as hosting quite a bit of them on this blog!
Most of all I have met you. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog every day, every week, every month, or how ever often you do stop by. Thank you for your comments and emails. Thank you for encouraging me to update and post about my deals.
Thanks for sending me emails asking me about my day, or how school was going. Thank you for sending me links to Etsy stores you thought I might like, or links to deals you thought I might enjoy. Thank you for making this one of the best years I have had in a long time!
Things are looking great in the life of me lately. I have a husband I love. I am on track with school and I received (earned...I earned them) great grades this year! I have a family I love and adore, and I have friends that have shown me what friendship really is!
Thank you so much for everything.
I am so glad that I found this outlet of creativity. I have truly enjoyed it (probably more than I should have). So thank you so much!