I’m celebrating my birthday today! Well, not mine, but one year ago today I wrote my very first post on The House of Figs. I can’t even believe its been a year. Thank you so much for taking the time to read, share, pin, subscribe, for all the comments that have meant so much to me, and for those of you I know in real life who have encouraged me along the way. This space of beauty and purpose has been a dream of mine for years and I’m so grateful it exists.
Today I’m taking a little walk down memory lane…
So here’s that very first post from one year ago today. Eager and excited but also scared to share with anyone before it had more entries, I wrote another post that same day. I had been planning to start this blog for so long that I had a backlog of ideas to type out.
The day we shared our current breakfast room I was so excited. It was the first time Paul and I did a photoshoot together and I was thrilled with the results.
The first post that really got a lot of attention (a lot is relative, but to me, this one got a lot!) was this colorful guest room I did for a friend of mine. I think its because she shared it on her Facebook and so for the first time, more than just my own friends and family were seeing the posts.
The top five visited posts on my blog are these:
My number one pinned image is this one from The Montgomery House Boy’s Room.
And I so get it… I love all that craftsman detailing and seeing into the bathroom at the same time as the patterned rug, the iron bed, the colorful books, the textured basket??!! Paul really nailed it with this photo.
And probably my most exciting moment of the past year was being featured on Design Mom back in December. The article I wrote for that was difficult but so rewarding for me, to really think about how I’ve gotten to this point creatively and how much more I want to grow and learn.
Originally, I set out for this blog to be more of a website portfolio- collecting before and after images of my projects for clients and in my own home. I quickly realized though that I needed this space to be more than that if I was really on a journey of seeking beauty and purpose. I’ve said it before, but I know that beautiful spaces can be found all over the internet, in magazines, on tv. I needed a space to also share my heart behind it all, I needed to share that its not always perfect, and that the images don’t always show the reality of the day to day. Thank you for allowing me to do that here.
A few of my favorite more personal posts are below.
And of course, I’ve also enjoyed making videos for my subscribers! It’s been slightly out of my comfort zone, but Paul is a total pro and walks me through it all, haha! There will be more videos in the coming year and hopefully more goodies as well on that exclusive subscriber page. Currently there are three videos there, if you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do so by clicking here to access them!
Lastly, thank YOU so so much for showing up and reading.
I do this because I love it and I can’t help but talk about houses and beauty and gallery walls and pillows. But I know its more than that and I know you know that too. I come here for you; you keep me motivated. You’ve helped me grow. Here’s to another year.