1000 posts later...

By PaisleyJade - Monday, March 12, 2012

Would you believe it!?!?  This is the 1000th post on my blog.

Makes me wonder how in the world a girl who never really liked English at school could ramble on for 1000 posts!

I didn't have a clue what a blog was until my lovely friend Anya sent me the link to Rebecca's blog about 5 years ago.  Rebecca is an amazing mum of 4, who inspired me with her fun family ideas as well as her honesty about life and her faith.

So it was then, 5 years ago, that I decided I would start to blog about our family, the things I loved to bake and make and do with my crazy husband and children (and the zoo-load of pets we've had along the way).

So 1000 posts later and what have I learned?  I've learned that unless you grab and remember special moments, they can easily slip by and be forgotten.  Moments with friends, special memories with my family, things that brighten my day.  I've also learned that God can take little things that you say and do and majorly impact and encourage others.

I've been inspired by many out there in blogland, made some precious friends, learned that most bloggers out there aren't actually self-obsessed people (like I thought they were before I started my own - hehe) but genuine people who love to write, share, communicate and be inspired.

So here's to all the amazing bloggers out there who inspire me, and also the readers who regularly comment and encourage me every day.

Out of the past 1000 posts, here are a few of my most favourite ones, just for your reading pleasure ;)

Darkness like a flood  Dealing with the grief of losing a loved one.
The ones we never knew  My journey through miscarriages.  
I'm Living the Dream? The raw truth about parenting, marriage and life.
The Big Weekend Away! Teaching your kids about the birds, bees and everthing inbetween.
The Drake Fighters  Family fun night on steroids!
Family Fun Themed Meals Bringing a bit of life back into family meal times.

Makings (Food and Crafts)
The Rainbow Cake Only the coolest cake in the world!  
Crochet Coasters The day I became uncool... 
Heart Bunting A precious gift made for my love...
Crochet Mansick Pills The perfect cure for mansickness! 
Mario Mushroom Granny Square Blanket Birthday blanket for my boy.
Mustache Party My Dad's mustache party!

To read more of my favourites, go here.

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  1. Wow, 1000 posts. Looking forward to reading lots more. You are an inspiration. Cx

  2. Wow congrats on the 1000th post! Love ya! xo

  3. Congratulations on 1000 posts. I remember thinking bloggers were self-obsessed too, haha how wrong I was. I love the way keep a blog makes me stop and consider during my day.

    I'm looking forward to many more posts from your blog. (You got a mention on mine yesterday)

  4. CONGRATS! Wow 1000 posts VERY impressive!! Loved reading them :-)

  5. 1000 posts is awesome - well done congratulations
    I LOVE reading about your family
    I remember the first post of yours I read was The ones we never knew My journey through miscarriages. ~ you were the first person other than myself I had come across who spoke openly about the ones we've lost.
    And also the kindness in your heart to lend me your book
    I think you rock xxx

  6. Congratulations!!! Here's to another 1000

  7. Congrats, what a super awesome milestone. I have totally enjoyed reading along with every single post these past couple of years. You are a ray of sunshine and a blessing to all who come to know you PJ xxx Meg

  8. woah! go you PJ!! that's incredible!! only about 600 up on me haha
    I was so excited to come across your blog couple of years back. One of my top faves for sure. Congrats!!

  9. yay.. :) Happy 1000th post!! :) You are my inspiration missy... you and your blogging/crafting/baking/family/faithing blog... :) I think I'll be 60 before I get to my 1000th! (perhaps we should just combine it and have a party!) heehe.
    Love you lots
    You rock
    You're awesome
    And I'm so lucky that you're a "REAL LIFE FRIEND TOO!!"

  10. That's so cool....congrats on 1000 posts, you are so inspiring to read and colourful to watch. xxxxxxx

  11. Anonymous10:40 am

    Congrats on 1000 amazing posts! Love reading your journey.

  12. Love your blog K, don't ever stop! You are an amazing inspiration to so many and touch far more lives than you know. Love you xo

  13. WTG!!!!!!!!!!
    I enjoy your blog
    heres to the next 1000!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Congratulations....love to check in and have a peek at the fun things you get up to. xx

  15. Wow 1000? You're amazing PJ! I love your blog and your life inspires mine :)

  16. Congrats on the milestone - may there be many more to come.

  17. Woohoo! Congrats on 1000 :-) Love visiting your blog :-)

  18. 1000 posts! Yay you! Thanks for sharing with us.

  19. Anonymous4:36 pm

    Its been really nice to get to know the blog you. Your writings have inspired, encouraged and given me faith in more ways than you can know. I'm leaving this as an anonymous comment because I'm a big chicken and because it doesn't really matter who I am, but just that I wanted you to know you have such a positive impact just being you.

  20. You are AWESOME PJ!!!!
    So glad I know you - which would have never happened had we not been blog-friends.
    You inspire me, encourage me and remain one of my favourite bloggers, and people.
    I love your family - having met them, I know you are the real deal.
    Congrats on reaching 1000 posts...
    Love heaps from your Hugest Fan, Simoney

  21. Also... isn't it funny that it was Rebecca who inspired both of us to start blogging???
    Isn't she AMAZING?

  22. Yours is one of my favourites - and I think I have read it from the start!! Thanks so much for imparting so much life, faith and wisdom on your blog and into our lives! Love it!!xx

  23. Wow, well done...I love your blog!! Here's to the next 1000 posts :)

  24. Wow, well done...I love your blog!! Here's to the next 1000 posts :)


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