Yesterday, my blog turned a year old.
I honestly and truly cannot believed, and yet, I can at the same time. I have learned SO much since that hot, summer day in July 2015.

This time last year, I was a brand new mother, trying to figure everything out. And while I may not be so new at parenting anymore, still I’m trying to figure it out. My inner computer nerd has emerged though, and I can (more or less) at least pretend to keep my head afloat when discussing websites, SEO, HTML, and all that other jazz.

Over the course of this year-long journey, I have interacted with countless amazing, and talented bloggers. This community is definitely one of the reasons I’ve made it so far. I walked in as a bewildered soul, fresh baby vomit on my shirt, and my hair a mess. And then I learned, this is what motherhood looks like. It looks like not sleeping, and shoveling food down my gullet in the 5 milliseconds that my son sleeps. It’s late nights, discovering myself, appreciating motherhood for what it is.

Throughout this year, and throughout my discovery of other bloggers, I have truly found some amazing gems that I would be robbing if I did not mention them.

This year, I learned of the deep love that I have for photography. Though my skills are far from professional, I can very often be found with my camera in hand. Right alongside my passion for photographing candid moments, I unearthed my hidden admiration for writing. After having a go on YouTube during my pregnancy, I quickly learned I’d much rather be behind a keyboard than in front of a camera.

I’ve also discovered my absolute OBSESSION with all things natural, and my family’s downright passion for being outdoors.

I would love to take a moment and share some of my favorites of the year:
Richa totally helped create my new weekly almond milk habit. Every week now, I make a nice jar of almond milk for my entire family, which we enjoy much MUCH more than regular milk.
Kula Mama has saved my family COUNTLESS cold/flu episodes this year after I discovered one of the best-kept secrets: Elderberry Syrup!
Lara has really helped ease my mind about my son’s future as a gluten-free (and paleo!) kid.
Nadine‘s post on breastfeeding has really REALLY saved my sanity during the tough spots of breastfeeding, and I’m now still happily nursing my toddler.
And Barb’s advice on herbs and other natural remedies has helped my family come completely off of any pills.
Of course, I absolutely cannot forget Franca and #KCACOLS which has REALLY helped me understand blogging and linkies. Every week, she connects me with HUNDREDS of bloggers from across the ocean-it truly is wonderful.

Of course, I absolutely would not be here without my boys, the ones who stick with me through everything. The ones who were there when I had my first run-in with technical difficulties, and the ones who celebrated with me when I published my first post on an online magazine.

My blog has grown immensely over the past 365 days, reaching over 55,000 views (55,904).

And I cannot wait to see what the next year brings. Thanks so much for joining me on this incredible journey.

Until next time,

  • Congrats on turning one 🙂 Blogging is fab and so addictive at times, enjoy every minute and good luck for what the future holds.

  • Happy 1st Blog Year lovely!! You had a busy year with lots of exciting things. It is so lovely all the things that a blog can bring you! I absolutely love blogging. I'm actually obsessed with it! LOL Thank you so much for mentioning the linky lovely! It makes me so happy that it has helped you to understand a little bit more about linkies and blogging. I love this community. All of you are amazing. And you are so lovely and so nice at spreading love and so generous with your comments. Thanks a lot for that and for sharing this at #KCACOLS of course. 🙂 xx

  • Happy blog birthday. What a fab and busy year you've had, I'm with you, me and the kiddies love being outdoors. I haven't braved YouTube yet, not sure it's for me, like you I like being behind the keyboard. Here's to the next blogging year xxx #KCACOLS

  • Aw this was such a lovely post to read! It's amazing what blogging can bring you – I love how it has given me a love of photography too which I would probably never have dedicated any time to before. I'm like you and love the outdoors – so much more so since becoming a mother, life is just so much more fun than being cooped up in the house. You've achieved a lot in a year, looking forward to seeing where you go next x #KCACOLS

  • Happy Blog Birthday! #KCACOLS

  • Awww wonderful! I am only six months in so this will be me in January. Sounds like you have made such a brilliant start to blogging. And well done on those page views! Amazing 🙂 #KCACOLS

  • Wow a year, that's amazing with super views..I have survived 2 months and feel like I am learning everyday, my favourite part is the people, the amazing mums and dads that give advice and comfort and laughs! Here is to the next year!cheers xx #KCACOLS

  • well done Savannah! that is amazing re the views! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday 🙂

  • Love reading your posts and I am so happy to have come across your blog! Happy Birthday to your blog and cheers to motherhood! #KCACOLS

    Side note: I am also happy to have figured out how to actually comment correctly on your posts �� – Kim from My Mom Jeans

  • Congratulations on a wonderful year of blogging x I too love that blogging brings so many people together x

  • Happy blog birthday! It's funny how a year can seem to go so quickly, but so slowly at the same time isn't it! x #KCACOLS

  • A year passes so quickly! I'm just past the six month mark with my blog but this time a year ago I too had a new baby who vomited in my hair and now he's a walking shouting real person. Crazy! #KCACOLS

  • Ah happy blog birthday!! Its amazing how fast the time passes and you're so right, blogging is a wonderful community to be a part of #KCACOLS

  • Happy blog Birthday! 🙂 #KCACOLS