Time flies when you’re blogging

As the old adage says, Time flies when you’re having fun! — I guess that means blogging is a lot of fun because it’s been six years (November 2011) since I began this adventure and it feels like yesterday. Thanks to my daughter Jean who started her fashion and lifestyle blog earlier in 2011 and inspired me, I’ve met some wonderful people in the Blogosphere.

It’s a creative way to journal and keep track of my wardrobe inventory, my travel adventures and memories of my life. It’s fun being my own boss with no dead-lines. It’s wonderful deciding what I want to write about and show.

It’s a bit like writing a book, one chapter at a time. Sometimes I wonder if it’s time to write the final chapter. I’m thinking about posting less often. I’d rather dance than sit at my computer and I don’t ever want blogging to become a chore.

I’ll take you through these six years starting with my first post.

2011 (11 posts) My first post

The photo was taken on the steps of my front porch at the little house on the river. This is where I lived when I started blogging.

first post

My office where it all began.


2012 (40 posts) My 60th Birthday


The year started off with a winter getaway to Florida to meet up with Jean. Seeing my first alligators in the wild was something that impressed me immensely. This fellow was only a few feet away, too close for comfort. Needless to say, we decided to turn around instead of walking by him. He was larger than life–15 feet long!


In November we visited Jean in Seattle after a little detour to San Francisco. The sea lions were so amusing basking in the sun on Pier 39.

Pier 39

2013 (84 posts) Fashion Show

I was one of the ten fabulous women chosen in a contest looking for the most fabulous women over 40, an opportunity to model in a fashion show and be in a magazine–a fabulous experience!


Two travel adventures in 2013, Costa Rica


and a fantastic vacation in NYC with Jean.


2014 (79 posts) Another New York City vacation

I wore this one-of-a-kind dress in NYC (handmade by a local seamstress).



My cousin and her daughter came to visit from Germany. It had been 20 years since I saw her, much too long and too short a visit but we made the most of it, even seeing Niagara Falls twice during their stay.

Niagara Falls

2015 (77 posts) Diane von Furstenberg two-piece wrap dress that belonged to my mom.

It’s actually Jean’s now and she was kind enough to let me borrow it for my 63rd birthday. She met Diane von Furstenberg and wore this dress.


The fun never ends: another escape from the cold to spend January in Seattle


and in the summer I made a pilgrimage to my homeland, Germany. I had not been back since 1994. This is the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) in my hometown, Stuttgart. World’s first telecommunications tower constructed from reinforced concrete.


2016 (79 posts) A gift from my cousin

This dress belonged to my cousin. It’s genuine vintage from the 1960s. She brought it with her when she came to visit in 2015 and now it’s mine.


Seattle really feels like home. 2016 was my 4th visit since Jean moved to Seattle in 2000 and my first time in her eco-boutique.

Version 3

2017 (61 posts) Two-piece dress from Drizzle and Shine

I’m really proud of Jean for following her dream to open an eco-boutique, specializing in clothes and items that are kind to the earth and animals, and that are made by people who are treated fairly.


My oldest son graduated in June and is here with his son (my grandson).


We enjoyed another holiday in NYC this summer. Jean was too busy with her store so our youngest son came with us. Matching father and son muscle shirts are from Drizzle and Shine.

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by and special thanks to all who have taken time to comment and follow! It means a lot to me.

❤️Thank you with all my heart!❤️

Thank you WordPress for making it possible!

A total of 431 posts.

6 years

Much love to you all – MUAH!!!

blessings carmen

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27 Responses to Time flies when you’re blogging

  1. HAPPY BLOGGING ❤ Fantastic reminescense of your older posts :))) Great content :))) Six years – sound lovely – you have shown us a lot of beautiful ideas as well as taken us to fantastic places :)))) All the best Carmen :))) Kisses – Margot :)))

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  2. Still as beautiful and graceful as in the beginning…it does not seem that long,..it has been a wonderful gift to be blessed by your blog in my life! Know that you bless us with a wonderful selfless blessing…your amazing heart and wonderful spirit. Hugs and blessings Carmen!

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  3. I guess time does fly by when you’re blogging, Carmen! I love your outfit from the first post, so cute! Also the red dress from your 60 birthday, although the lady in the picture looks a lot younger than 60. And just look at that vintage 1960s dress so pretty. All in the Family pics look great too. Being able to blog is a wonderful away of looking back at our memories. It is easy to find all that we have blogged about. Have a wonderful day Carmen, hugs Terri 💗

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  4. Ileana says:

    Splendid! Happy anniversary, meine liebe Freundin! Even though I posted my comments only a few times, I visited and enjoyed your interesting and gracious blog very often. Continue sharing with us your exciting traveling experience and beautiful pictures with your elegant outfits. Keep on blogging, my dear friend.
    ❤️ Ileana

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much my dear Ileana, you always brighten my day! I so enjoyed our tea time together in September, it was delightful strolling around the neighbourhood with you, Roxanne and Mioara! Friends are treasures!



  5. karengadient says:

    Wonderful post. And congrats! ❤

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  6. Patti says:

    Loving this retrospective (NYC forever!) and all your looks. Time does fly by, yes? Thanks so much for sharing with Vis Monday, xo


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    • carmen says:

      Thank so much Patti! It’s a pleasure to be part of Visible Monday, my daughter was the one who told me about it a few years ago. Thank you for hosting!



  7. josep-maria says:

    It seems like yesterday when I discovered you. Your first photo, with the gray skirt and jacket suit and that look of a young girl. And then I’ve been living all that wonderful evolution. I’ve seen you traveling, in Costa Rica, in NYC, in Seattle, in Canada, and with you I discovered the beauty of this world. Together with you I have reaffirmed my commitment to a healthy life, for the love of animals, for fair trade, for so many important things. I’ve seen you as a model (the most beautiful), I’ve seen you dance (the most wonderful teacher), I’ve seen you in so many beautiful things. I’ve seen you in happy post (your children, your grandchildren, your friends), I’ve seen you in sad post (your brother, your mother, your father). I have seen you evolve physically, becoming a reference and myth of what a mature woman does that does not want to be invisible. I have seen so much beauty, so much style, so much elegance, so much sanity, so much sensitivity in your blog, that I can not say anything else: Carmen, you are unique in the world!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you ever so much Josep-Maria! You have made my blogging adventure very enjoyable with your continual support and encouragement! Your kindness and taking time to comment is much appreciated! You are more than a fashion specialist with a keen eye for detail. You also care about other important matters, concerns that we both share about health, family, people, animals and our world. It gives us peace in our hearts to be compassionate. Muchos gracias mi querido amigo!



  8. utesmile says:

    Happy Blogiversary to you Carmen, how time flies and you look as beautiful as ever over the years. I will just pop over to your first post….see you there!

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  9. Jodie says:

    What an incredible time blogging Carmen.
    I will say that it’s nice to have these photos as remembrances of our life!!

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  10. ToryBri says:

    Carmen. Congrats on your 6 year blogaversary. Time does fly but it’s nice to spend it having fun, after all, that’s what life is all about. Thanks for sharing the past 6 years with us. You are incredibly fashionable, inspiring, youthful and kind. But most of all you’re a friend ❤️

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  11. Ralph says:

    What a lovely post celebrating your 6 years with WP dear Carmen. Lots more to come I hope. 🤗👍❤

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Ralph! I hope to make it to 500 posts! 🙂 I’m running out of clothes. Not to worry, I will visit my daughter in January and buy more in her beautiful eco-boutique! 🙂



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