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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Much love to you all – MUAH!!!