June 1, 2010

Celebrating My Blog Anniversary With A Giveaway!

One year ago tomorrow,  my finger was poised over the “publish” button for the first time!  I was so nervous.  What if I sounded silly, or worse, what if no one came to see me.  I pushed past those negative thoughts and pressed the key before I could change my mind.  It was painless.  And guess what?  I did get a couple of comments on that very first post.  Hey, family members count!!  I can always depend on my girls!!! 

There were many times when I wanted to throw in the towel.  In the beginning, I had a horrible time with my photographs. I am also, painfully aware that I am not a writer.

However,  I do have a passion for pretty things,  I love make-overs,  I love junking,  and I love finding new uses for old things.  That was reason enough for me to forge ahead and keep Blue Creek Home alive.

I am blessed to have met so many kind people through my blog.  I truly appreciate every one of you.

Come back tomorrow for the giveaway news!!!

Here is my first, very short, post…


…And here is the starburst mirror.


I still love it!



  1. Well, I think the 448 of us that are over there on the right {wave} are glad that you stuck with it, Rhonda! Plus, if you hadn't, I wouldn't have those beautiful pillows! : )

  2. Rhonda, I have enjoyed your blog and glad you stayed with it. Love that starburst mirror.

  3. Rhonda, glad you stuck with it, and that I eventually found you. Looks like I'm that #448. :-) Always enjoy my visits here! ~ Sarah

  4. Wow! Congrats, Rhonda! You have a wonderful blog. I'm going to visit your etsy shop. I'm on there too!

  5. I am jolly glad that you did keep going because I sure like your blog!

  6. Glad you did not give up...gnashing of teeth is Ok and pulling of hair is also a given...but I'm glad you hung in there. I enjoy your blog and visiting with you very much...Happy BlogA!!

  7. Congrats! I celebrate mine in 2 weeks, I'll be back tomorrow!

  8. I'm certainly glad I found your blog! I was very nervous starting that first post myself. I hope I can keep it up and get through my first year as successfully as you have!

  9. I remember first finding your beautiful blog! I am so glad that I found you! It has been so much fun following along and becoming friends! Congrats on your anniversary sweet girl!


  10. Congrats Rhonda on your one year anniversary...happy that you didn't give up:)


  11. Rhonda, congrats on a full year of wonderful posts! I enjoy your pretty blog so much. Pretty starburst mirror, too~ I have such a thing for mirrors! :0)

    I'm having a WEDDING BLOG PARTY on June 25th (my first ever to hostess!) so please stop by if you are interested and read about it ~ I'd love to have you join us! And there will be a sweet giveaway, too!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  12. Congratulations Rhonda!! So happy I found your blog, by way of The Little Round Table! I am your 449th follower! Glad you stuck with it, you have many friends!


  13. Rhonda, Congrats on one year!!! I can relate to everything you said in your post, it can be a bit scary and fustrating at times, but it can also be very wonderful, you meet such great people, people that you would never have had the chance to meet otherwise!!! Blessings~~~Daphne

  14. Congrats! Thanks for a year of creative ideas and beautiful pics :)

  15. Happy Blogaversary! Here is to many more!

  16. Happy Blogaversary!!! How exciting for you! I love your starburst mirror also. They are a favorite of mine. You are a very creative lady :)


  17. Congratulations Rhonda! I am so happy you hit that button, love your blog.

  18. Congratulations on your anniversary!!!! Love the blog!!!!

  19. Rhonda,

    It's only been a year?! Your blog always seemed so polished and established I thought you were at it for a few years.
    Congrats on your blogging and etsy success!

    Your Friend,


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