One Year


It’s been 1 year! Can you believe it? About 14 months ago, I had never even heard of a blog. Then one day my hubby was (somewhat sarcastically) commenting about people having online personal journals that were publicly read. “Really?”, I thought,” That’s weird” So, I did some investigating.

The very first blog I EVER read was Colleen’s Open Notebook (how I stumbled upon it I’ll never know). I was fascinated by her honesty and humor and by the fact that I was reading her personal thoughts and views- and so were other people! The whole idea thrilled and excited me. The very next day I started my very first blog. This private blog still exists, but it is purely my family blog filled with pictures, stories and events all pertaining to my two boys. I found that it was a perfect way to share my little guys with my close friends and family that lived far away.

For the two months that followed, I began to discover crafting blogs!!! Holy cow was I truly amazed to see so many creative, wonderful, and inspiring people with creative interests similar to my own. Then I found Illustration Friday. That sealed the deal.

On October 15th, 2005, I started Creative Kismet. This blog would focus purely on my creative side of life. Anything that I made with my two hands, whether it be crafts, art or cooking, I was going to document and post it. AND BOY! what a wonderful journey it has been. I have been more creative in the last year than ever before and have been loving every moment of it. The absolute BEST part of it all has been the talented, wonderful, honest, creative, and amazing people that I have “met” along the way. The very special connections and friendships that have been made. The amazing support and kind words. Without you it would be so much less meaningful. Even though I don’t respond to every comment and email as well as I should, please know that every supportive and encouraging word is VERY MUCH appreciated.

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So, on this one year anniversay, I’d like to show my appreciation and give one of these boxes away, your choice. Just leave a comment by Sunday and I will draw a name first thing Monday morning.Thanks again to EVERYONE for a wonderfully creative year,


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25 Responses to One Year

  1. Sara says:

    I enjoy your blog very much. Those boxes are gorgeous…. inspirational….


  2. krista says:

    Happy Anniversary Regina! I am so glad to have found/met you.

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  4. Colleen says:

    Oh wow, I’m honored that I was the first blog you read! I really enjoy your blog and am so impressed with your creativity! I am inspired every time I come visit.

  5. Michelle says:

    Happy Blogiversary to you, my friend! I’m not quite sure how our paths crossed, but I am so very happy and grateful that they did. I can’t wait to see what the next year brings.

  6. valgalart says:

    What a wonderful and heartfelt post! It’s my one year anniversary and you expressed my feelings perfectly! Thank You and your cupcake boxes are delightful!

  7. kerry says:

    happy blog-iversary. and, wonderful boxes. such delightful colors.

  8. nelleke says:

    happy birthday.

    fun to read, i am going through the phase you went through over a year ago; a whole new creative world is opening up to me.


  9. rebecca says:

    Yeah, Happy Blogiversay!!!!! What a sweet and heartfelt post. Can’t believe it has been a year…..for I am not too far behind you. It sure is wonderful how things evolve. I would feel kind of selfish putting my name in for the beautiful boxes, cause I already have one that I treasure sooooooo much…..but you can’t have too much Kismet, that is for sure. They are beautiful boxes, like little birthday cakes.

  10. Harmonia says:

    These boxes are adorable! Very colorful! Fitting for any time of the year! Great work! Happy Anniversary as well!

  11. magfly says:

    So fun! I just had my 1th year-aversary too.

  12. amy says:

    Happy Blog Birthday! Great post, too, btw. I am thankful as well for the community we all have here. It’s the connections we make that keep it fun and inspiring.

    Those boxes are both fabulous. They look like fancy cupcakes and these days I’m all about the cupcakes :).

  13. Sarah says:

    Happy Anniversary! The boxes are beautiful! Sometimes I toy with the idea of having a blog again.

    The boxes are adorable!

  14. Amy Zaleski says:

    These are so much fun! Beautifully crafted!

  15. melissa says:

    happy birthday to Creative Kismet!
    I always feel inspired after stopping by here. I think you would be an excellent person to sit and have a cup of tea with… not to mention your blog has the same birthday as I do! Perhaps that’s why I feel connected to it.

    Here’s to another year of creativity and sharing.

  16. Hanna says:

    Congratulations, and THANK YOU for sharing so much of you and what you make! I love your blog, and these boxes looks amazing – did you make them? Wow!

    Keep blogging girl!

  17. andrea says:

    I enjoyed reading this post as I felt the same when I’d finished my first year of blogging. Happy Bloggiversary!

  18. Aunt Jenny says:

    Happy Blog-iversary Creative Kismet:)

    Love Aunt Jenny

  19. kathy says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary Regina. I think you’re pretty darn creative, talented and wonderful yourself. I don’t even remember how I found you but I’m really glad I did. It’s like visiting an upbeat friend who always has something amazing and interesting to see. The boxes are lovely. Enjoy your celebration!

  20. Grandma Cindy says:

    Happy Blog-iversary Regina. I love visiting your blog and seeing what you come up with next. Makes me feel like I’ve been part of your day. Keep up the great work.
    Love Grandma Cindy
    P.S. Give those little guys a hug. Big guy too.

  21. Mizsmoochielips says:

    Happy Blogary – I’ve just found your blog tonight (wow!) and have already peeked through your archives! Definately will be adding you to my blog faves 🙂

  22. vicki says:

    Congratulations, Regina! I love your blog — here’s to many more years!!! *streamers, confetti, cheers!*

  23. Alison says:

    I know I’m a little late coming to this post but congratulations!

    And a hello from an up-to-now lurker. I haven’t the slightest idea how I discovered your blog (it seems I went on a mad rush from blog link to blog link a few months ago and discovered so many cool, creative, inspirational blogs), but I am so glad I did. It is such a spot of cheerfulness!

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