HWH’s 1st Birthday!

When I published my first post (a test post of sorts), I had no idea how much I would fall in love with blogging and my on-line friends.  Thankfully, I’ve gotten to actually meet some of them, making this whole blogging thing that much more sweet.  
My plan for my blog initially was to chronicle our house building process, but it’s turned into so much more.  Becoming a mom led to me posting more about motherhood and my son, and instead of just sharing pretty inspirational decor images, I found myself sharing OUR home.  Thus, a “home blogger” was born.  After a few months, the writing process naturally started to become more intimate as I received comments and began to have conversations with readers.  
A new blogger never forgets her first comment and follower! 
And the longer you’re at it, the more you appreciate that people continue to comment and follow! It’s especially fun to hear from a reader who recently found your blog and writes to tell you how much they like it.  

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for reading along, sharing your lives through your comments and emails, and for your advice, encouragement and love.
Many thanks to my blog designer Jenna of QA Design.  She is so wonderful to work with, if you ever need help with your blog, I highly recommend her.  She helped me clean things up a little this week and I hope you like it!  p.s. You can follow Jenna on Twitter @jennarammell


  1. June 10, 2011 / 11:38 am

    You should know that since a few days ago, you even have followers in Belgium! I found your blog while looking for inspiration to decorate my first appartment, and I told some friends about it. We all LOVE it!! Greetings from Europe

  2. June 10, 2011 / 11:54 am

    Happy Birthday!! I so enjoy your blog, everything from the organizational tips and decor to your posts about being a mommy…things I can relate to! I started my blog with the same intent you had with yours, to chronicle my own home, but it is taking on another life. It is addictive and fun at the same time. 🙂

    And thank you, BTW, for being MY first follower! (other than a good friend and my family, that is!)

  3. June 10, 2011 / 12:40 pm

    Happy 1st birthday HWH! I randomly found your blog while looking for Xmas inspiration in December and fell in love with it. I was new to the world of blogging, but read almost every page of yours. HWH eventually inspired me to start my own blog – so thank you! Looking forward to many more inspiring posts! xo

  4. June 10, 2011 / 1:28 pm

    Happy 1 year!!! Love your postings, I can definitely relate with Cassie.. the day I found your blog I don't think I got one single thing done that I needed to haha 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  5. June 10, 2011 / 2:14 pm

    Congratulations and happy one year! What a great accomplishment! You're certainly an inspiration for us all!

  6. June 10, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    Congrats on your first year! I've been reading for several months now and love it! I also started a blog a few months ago and look forward to the journey that will bring!

  7. June 10, 2011 / 2:28 pm

    HAHAHA omg I can't believe that comment. I'm totally cracking up right now. And btw, I love all the "high end" stuff. HAHA!

    Happy blog birthday Megan!! You have the most awesome blog! 🙂

  8. June 10, 2011 / 2:44 pm

    Congratulations Megan!!! I hit 6 months a few days ago and I can't believe how fast it's gone! Here's to many years to come!

  9. Pam
    June 10, 2011 / 2:46 pm

    I still remember the first time 'the closet' lured me in, I've been hooked ever since! Congrats on a great year!

  10. Helena - A Diary of Lovely
    June 10, 2011 / 10:16 am

    happy blogiversary darling!!!

  11. Bernadette {Chic Spaces for Little Faces}
    June 10, 2011 / 10:46 am

    Congrats, you've come such a far way in a short time. I love reading your blog!!!

  12. Inspire Me Heather
    June 10, 2011 / 11:13 am

    Yay – Happy Birthday!

  13. June 10, 2011 / 4:25 pm

    Happy Birthday sweetie! You have a beautiful family and home. I love reading.


  14. Kate
    June 10, 2011 / 1:03 pm

    Congrats on a year!! I really enjoy your blog and your ideas!!!

  15. Crystal @ Ordinary Days
    June 10, 2011 / 1:04 pm

    Happy one year!! I have really enjoyed your blog since I found it!! 🙂

  16. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    June 10, 2011 / 1:14 pm

    Yay, HBD HWH!!

    And lol at my comment…I'm sure there are MANY! I remember the day I checked my email and had tons of comments (on posts going waaaay back) from the sweetest, most bubbly stalker-girl named Megan. I decided to check out who she was and discovered we were twinsies in so many ways, and now she's my BBFF! I'm so glad you started your blog so we could meet!!!


  17. Elsa
    June 10, 2011 / 1:22 pm

    Yay!!! Happy blog birthday!!!

  18. June 10, 2011 / 6:29 pm

    Congrats on your 1st blog birthday. I can't wait for what year 2 is going to be like.

  19. Michelle @ Ten June
    June 10, 2011 / 1:33 pm

    Congratulations on one year!! So glad I've been along for most of the ride : ) It's amazing how much your blog has grown and how successful you are. You should be so proud! xo

  20. Carol
    June 10, 2011 / 7:20 pm

    How did it take me 11 months to find your blog! Now I look forward to it every day! Thank you so much.

  21. Kerry
    June 10, 2011 / 2:29 pm

    One year already!? Wow! 🙂 Time sure does fly! Looking forward to another year of posts!

  22. June 10, 2011 / 8:32 pm

    Happy Birthday Honey We're Home! I have loved each and every post! You are doing a great job!

  23. June 10, 2011 / 10:01 pm

    Congratulations! I would have never guessed you have only been doing it for a year. I love following your blog!

  24. Chic Coastal Living
    June 10, 2011 / 5:05 pm

    You know that I love your blog! Keep the posts coming! Congratulations!

  25. June 10, 2011 / 10:06 pm

    Happy 1st Birthday HWH! It has been such a pleasure reading your blog Megan, and getting to know you. You are a wonderful person inside and out!! I have had so much fun watching baby James grow up before my eyes. And, you never cease to amaze me with all of your projects. Congrats!!

  26. Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File
    June 10, 2011 / 5:11 pm

    Congrats!!! Love your blog… can't wait to see what you have in store for this year!

  27. June 10, 2011 / 10:37 pm

    ohhhhh, I am SO HAPPY I 'MET' YOU!!! xoxo shel

  28. Melanie
    June 10, 2011 / 6:11 pm

    Megan-many congrats! I can't believe you have only been blogging a year. You are so good at it, it just comes natural to you. Love to read your projects and DIY stuff. Here's to another great year! happy Friday, Mel

  29. Amanda
    June 10, 2011 / 7:10 pm

    awww Happy Blogversary!!! So hilarious that Emily was your 1st commenter and you both have now become friends! isnt that awesome?!!
    its so sad I've been blogging for over 3 yrs now-and never celebrated my blog-versary. badblogger, badblogger!

  30. Andrea
    June 10, 2011 / 7:22 pm

    happy first blogaversary megan!! love reading your blog! i'm so glad i found it. many more wonderful months of blogging ahead!

  31. Sixty-Fifth Avenue
    June 10, 2011 / 8:17 pm

    Happy Birthday HWH! I've enjoyed every post!

  32. Allison
    June 11, 2011 / 5:46 am

    Happy Birthday, Honey We're Home! One day soon I will join all of you and have a blog of my own. For now I enjoy reading your blog and try to be a loyal "blog reader". You are very talented, creative and inspirational, Megan! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home, your talents and photos of your adorable little James.

  33. natasha {schue love}
    June 11, 2011 / 4:28 pm

    Awww congratulations!! It seems like you've been blogging forever! SO happy to read HWH everyday…you constantly inspire me! 🙂

  34. Kristen
    June 11, 2011 / 6:22 pm

    Congratulations! Looking forward to the coming year and hoping we can meet up again soon! 🙂

  35. Lili
    June 11, 2011 / 7:42 pm

    happy blog-anniversary! still stalking your blog and hoping to finally meet you soon~!

  36. June 12, 2011 / 4:48 pm

    Happy blog birthday!

  37. June 13, 2011 / 4:33 am

    Congrats! And wishing you many more happy years of blogging.

  38. Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    June 13, 2011 / 1:06 am

    Happy Blog Birthday! You rock! Love how you shared these comments, so fun 🙂

  39. Michaela
    June 13, 2011 / 4:57 am

    Happy Birthday to Honey We're Home! So glad to have met you through blogging. You're so special to me! xoxo

  40. June 14, 2011 / 12:56 am

    happy one year!

  41. leanne
    June 14, 2011 / 12:12 am

    Congrats on the first birthday of you blog 🙂 Love reading your posts weekly!

  42. emily
    June 14, 2011 / 3:39 am

    Happy one year! I can't believe how successful your blog has become in such a short period of time! It is well deserved!

  43. June 15, 2011 / 4:17 am

    You were the very first home decor blog I started following… now I am thinking about starting my own with my sister as a way to keep connected with her and share what I love to do. So thank you for your inspiration 🙂 Happy 1-year blogversary! I love your blog!

  44. Nuha
    June 15, 2011 / 3:27 am

    how exciting!! happy blogiversary 🙂

  45. Colleen
    June 17, 2011 / 12:45 am

    Happy belated anniversary!

  46. May 4, 2012 / 1:22 pm

    I'm still reading backwards… a few pages worth each day (at work! eeks!). LOVE your blog.

    Oh and I saw a few posts back that you loved the bedroom from Love This Life. Mandy (the author of that blog) is a hometown friend of mine. Did you know her when she lived in Houston?

    JocelynSextonPR at gmail.com

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