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Blog Birthday: 8 Years Strong


As of today I have been blogging for 8 years! I have a hard time remembering exactly why I sat down and pinned that first post back in 2007 and the girl I was back then. There's been a lot of growth, several moves, and various hair colors in the intervening years and the blog has served as a diary recording many of those events. I'm grateful to have this journal to look back on and can only imagine how amusing it will be to look at eight years from today--certain old posts already make me cringe!
But I don't like to use my blog's birthday as a day to get very nostalgic and wax on about the past. Instead every year I try to think of some goals for the coming year and celebrate the occasion with a video. I've a lot of ideas for improving my blog and some new creative projects I'm really excited about this fall. For this year's special video Thomas and I decided to do a little fairytale themed shoot in some rainy woods. The video is inspired by the legend of "The Red String of Fate." I hope you enjoy it and thank you for reading my blog for all these years!

34 comments:

Girl said...

Well now, that video was just plain adorable! :)

TheHeadlessMannequin said...

Happy blog anniversary - your blog is like a fine wine ;) Absolutely love the video too and the shamrock is a really sweet and playful touch!

MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P said...

Congratulations Rebecca to you and your blog. You are such an inspiration.
I see you are living in Ireland,but still post at the same time. is it a better time to post in your opinion?
Thank you so much
Here to many more years of blogging and magic things
Besos from Málaga
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Miriam said...

Happy Blog-birthday Rebecca! I love the video! :) I actually think I've been reading your blog for most of those 8 years. I had started my own short lived blog around the same time & was an avid blog reader. As the years have passed life caused me to give up my own blog & yours is one of the few I still follow from that time. I just really enjoy your outfits & your photography and how they are beautiful and inspiring and very personal without any pretentiousness. Plus you seem like the kind of person I could be friends with! It has been fun to see your sense of style and your photography grow and develop over the years, and as long as you keep blogging I'm sure I'll keep reading! :) I look forward to seeing what you have planned for the coming year.

JessicaMC said...

Wow, that video is great! I love it! And what a way to celebrate your blog and the years to come. :)
www.jessica-cece.blogspot.co.uk

Laura Deboel said...

Congratulations with the anniversary! You and your blog are such an inspiration to me. I think you can be super proud of what you have accomplished so far. The video shows once more how talented and creative you are. Thank you for this beautiful little space on the world wide web!

Justina Kenyon said...

Congratulations on another year! The video is incredible. I appreciate the videos you put out every year on the blog's birthday; they give us a unique glimpse into your creativity.

Pat Palmer said...

You guys are so creative. This is so sweet. So happy for the two of you.

Chelsea Letourneau said...

Wow this is so sweet! I love how it was fairy tale inspired as well. So happy for you and Thomas, and congratulations on 8 years of your blog! I've been reading it for about 5 or 6 years, and you're the first blog I started reading. I remember being 9 or 10 and stumbling upon your blog and I've read it ever since.

Micaela // Drifter and the Gypsy said...

Congrats on 8 years! Your blog is so ethereal I can't believe how many years I've been following along! Can't wait to see what fun projects you have lined up in the fall. xx

Rachael // Paraders said...

Congrats!!!! And what a gorgeous video. The "rainy forest" coloring is perfect. :)

xo Rachael / The Paraders

Hello Kuo said...

loved this video. everything looked cool and beautiful, and the concept is so sweet and happy(: btw it was kind of surreal to see you moving because i'm so used to seeing you in photos haha. happy eight years!

http://hellokuo.blogspot.com/

Marthe said...

What a sweet and wonderful video! <3

Heather Gwinn said...

This was such a beautiful video! Congrats on your blog's 8 year anniversary and here's to hoping your red string never stretches or tangles!

Xoxo,
Heather Gwinn
www.thearbitraryfox.com

Henna X. said...

Wonderful video :)

Indy said...

Glad I've been reading since '08! Thanks for all the inspiration over the years! :)

The Velvet Panoply said...

Happy 8th birthday to your blog. I like the fairytale aspect of the video very much and the piano song adds a nice touch. Lovely as always!

Luiza said...

I've been with you since 2008! It is amazing to see you still going strong with the blog. You don't even know me, but your posts have cheered me up when I was going to rough times and inspired me when I was well. I have learned so much about style, fashion and clothes with you! It's funny how a person that I have never met and have barely talked to be so important in my life xD Well, congratulations and keep on being awesome and having your Wes Andersenian adventures (idk, you've always seemed to me like a character of one of his movies that came to life)

All the best,
Luiza

Bivisyani Questibrilia said...

Congratulations on hitting 8 years! It must have been quite a journey!
Your blog is amazing and it grows to be more and more amazing everyday. Love the video so much! Incredibly creative and wonderfully shot! Hope to see more of you ;)

Alive as Always

Laura Mitbrodt said...

congrats on 8 years
xo
www.laurajaneatelier.com

Sora said...

Happy 8 years!! And what a lovely video!!

Lindsey Puls said...

Happy 8 year blogging anniversary! That is just incredible! Loved your video - simply beautiful.

Here's to many more wonderful blogging years!

-Lindsey
have-clothes-will-travel.com

amy said...

happy 8 years!
i am IN LOVE with this session y'all did...so stunning and absolutely beautiful <3

Mileide Almeida said...

I found your blog by chance and since are 'm in love with him . It's so beautiful , poetic and full of flowers - and I love it all !!
I'm addicted to him !! * - *

http://maisondemilla.blogspot.com.br/

Truly Madly Deeply Fashion said...

Congratulations Rebecca on eight years of blogging and happy birthday to your blog! It's an absolute joy to visit The Clothes Horse. Your outfits and images are delightfully whimsical, and always so creative and fresh. You're a real artist in everything you do. I wish you continued success with your blog and many more adventures.

Saba x

www.trulymadlydeeplyfashion.blogspot.co.uk

Kayla said...

Ah! The video is so cute! Congratulations on 8 years! Your blog was the first that I ever read and it is still one that I continue to read every day! I think that I have been around this lovely space for most of those 8 years! Congrats!

Annika said...

Congratulations! Wow, eight years! I am impressed! And your blog is soooo good and I love to read it every week and will continue so because it is so special.
The video is wonderful and very well shot and edited, too. Loved it!

Greetings,
Annika from themuffintop-less.blogspot.de

Sarah Clark said...

This is the most adorable thing I've ever seen! Congratulations on eight years of blogging! I hope to have as accomplished as many of my goals as you have of yours in that time period! Again, that video was just the cutest, oh my gosh! I can't get over it! It's just adorable! ahhhhh I love it <3

John's antique store said...

Happy 8 years!
Super photos!

cortney e said...

Such a charming, magical video. Congrats on your blog anniversary! Yours is truly one of my favorites!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I always enjoy reading your posts, and your outfits have definitely inspired my own style.

Samantha Elisabeth said...

WOWZA! I just rediscovered your blog today, and I totally remember following you back in 2007/2008! You used to comment on my blog on occasion (I used to be Modern Dreamer, if you slightly, vaguely recall!). I remember the posts from Greece (if I remember correctly you had to leave early?), and I STILL remember you commenting on one of my posts about not having my first kiss at age 16. I remember you wrote not to feel bad and that you hadn't had a first kiss at the time either, and I remember thinking, in that teenaged way, "Well, she hasn't had it either, and she's pretty cool, so I guess all is okay." And now I looked at your ABOUT section to see you're MARRIED!

TL;DR Congratulations on your blog birthday! Rediscovering your blog has been like seeing a friend again after half a decade and getting seeing how much you and the blog have evolved!

wendy said...

I have to agree with the comment from Luiza about your blog!

I discovered your quirky pictures and photo shoots about 5 years ago and have always inspired by your creativity in fashion and interests. I still find snippets on here for my teaching inspiration! I love your new adventures with Thomas in Ireland ( having lived there as well ) and I am impressed that your blog always matures and progresses with such professionalism and whimsy at the same time. I get the impression you are a very intelligent, creative and mature beyond your years young woman! Thank you for always being 'that blog' that soothes the soul and reminds us that life isn't all about designer clothes and fancy living but creativity and finding such small moments of beauty to celebrate!
Cheers!

Sara Torregrosa said...

Congratulation for those 8 years of blog! I've been reading you since last year 'only', but happy to found you :) I really like your images

And the video it's nice, beautiful idea, and what an scenery!!