A Very Petunia Anniversary

Are you having a great year so far? January is a special month for me because it's the month I started blogging and this year I'm celebrating my 3 year blog anniversary.

Yes, Frosted Petunias is 3 years old!


Three years. I still can't believe I've been able to stick with it this long. I have a tendency to lose interest in things after a few short months but my little blog seems to have taken on a life of it's own.

I originally wanted to blog about cupcakes and cupcake crafts and art but I soon discovered an entire new world of mixed media art, swaps, giveaways, art challenges and blog parties. I never imagined I would be blogging more than a few months but here I am three years later. Obviously I still love talking about cupcakes :)

 

My Luna also grew up along side my blog. I adopted her a month before I started blogging when she was still a kitten. We have been on this adventure together along with our favorite visitor LaLou. Luna and I still miss her dearly.


I have learned so much and met many wonderful bloggers. I've shared my creative journey and even some of my personal ups and downs and I have been amazed by the amount of support given to me through both the triumphs and tears. Bloggers are awesome people.

My first everything pretty much happened during that first year in blogland -- the weekly Pink Saturday blog hop, a year long paper dress challenge, atc swaps, art challenges, blog parties and eventually hosting my Practical Magic and Witches Tea parties. I also found the courage to try painting and creating mixed media collage. There was so much to blog about my first year!


Years two and three were much slower. I took several months off and at times wondered if I was done with blogging all together. But I always found myself coming back and that has been the biggest surprise.

As I start my fourth year in blogland I look forward to discovering more inspiring treasures, learning more about myself and meeting even more of this growing community of bloggers willing to share their art, pictures and stories with the world. Thank you for keeping me inspired.


I created a little slide show to celebrate my anniversary. It has some of my favorite memories and images from year one. If you've been with me since those early days I hope you'll enjoy looking back with me again.

Click on the image to watch the show.
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21 comments:

Hindustanka said...

Beautiful collection of pictures and ideas... congrats on completing 3 years as a blogger! your blog is special and magical. keep it up!
warm hugs,
Anna.

Witchy Godmother said...

Happy Anniversary, as I said on your slideshow (which was beautiful) yours is my most favourite blog especially for inspiration. It is like Victoria Magazine.
Hugs and Sparkles
WG

Linda Wildenstein said...

Your blog is always a delight, but the collection of recollections is......well, divine. I can hardly wait for chapters 2 & 3. Anna you are an innovator and an inspiration, congratulations on three years. And here's to many more (clink). Cheers, Oma Linda

Ms Misantropia said...

Happy 3 years! I love the cupcake-charms :)

Pellie / Penny said...

Happy Blog-a-versary.

I have loved following along on your 3 year journey - even if I don't always comment.

Hugs,
Penny

Linda said...

I made my comment along with your slide show. I have been watching your art for almost three years. Awesome three years..

Keep it coming.

Diana Evans said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! what a wonderful place!!!

Bohemian said...

Happy 3rd Blogaversary Anna! How Time flies when we're having Fun huh?

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary! xo

Debbie said...

Happy 3rd Blogaversary Anna!
I have been a follower about a year and always pop in from time to time just to see what I might have missed. I especially love the events you host for Halloween. Keep em comming!

Debbie
theothersideofdeb

Mina said...

Oh Anna, happy happy belated anniversary. I love the slideshow you and the beautiful Miss Luna put together to share your favorite memories with us.

I do remember you from most of your year 2 and 3, as I told you before, yours was one of the blogs that most inspired me to start my own. You were creating such whimsical enchantment, sharing such warmth, and soaring with kindness. Your creativity seems to come from a place deep within your soul and it shows in everything you do. Thank you for giving yourself to us. I wish for all that makes you feel rich within, my beautiful friend. Mina

Flutter Before You said...

Happy Anniversary! I enjoyed your video, so much magic and creativity! Just Delicious. I always enjoy visiting your blog. It's always a treat, Thank You for your never ending inspiration. ~HUgs

Nook and Cranny said...

Happy boggy birthday my Friend.
Your blog is a joy to visit, indeed.
Glad you stick around.
Thanks
Michele

Faerie Moon Creations said...

So sorry I am late in wishing you a happy blog anniversary! I'm so glad to have met you here. You are quite talented and I look forward to many more years of bloggy goodness from you! :)

Vintage Vignettes said...

Oh Anna... I'm at a loss for what to say other that the world is a brighter place because of you! First and foremost your devotion to our furry friends is spread via your blog and that is God's work my friend! Thank you!
Second your Practical Magic parties are legend! I have had sooooo much fun being a part of them. You touched on the personal sharing... that, I have found has helped so very much in my journey. Knowing there are other special people out there struggling with life's burdens just like you are has been a huge blessing!
Thank you so, so much for your beautiful blog. Though I don't often comment I adore your blog and look forward to seeing what new creative beauties your into now. Here's to the next Practical Magic party!
Love,
Tricia

the victorian tailor said...

Congrats Anna, You have accomplished a lot in three years!!
Here's to 3 more!

Michaele said...

Happy Anniversary to you- I drift away from my own blogs from time to time too, but something keeps calling me back. Thank you for all that you continue to share with us.

Michaele

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary! Your blog is lovely, and although I am a newish follower, I love visiting!

Cheers!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Happy {belated} Blogiversary, my dear!

xo,
RJ

Conversations with the Muses said...

Hello my friend... when can we look forward to the next Practical Magic Blog party? I so hope you will host another one, though I can't imagine the work it must take! I hope you are well and basking in the glow of your anniversary!
Blessings to you,
Tricia Foutnaine

Justagirlaz said...

I hope you keep blogging at Frosted Petunias for a long long time. I fell in love with your blog the moment I discovered it...and always come back for the beautiful photos, art and your wonderful way with words. Just as we watch Practical Magic and can almost feel what it would be like to be there, your wonderful way of blogging draws us into your seemingly magickal world. Congrats on 3 years!