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Celebrating My One Year Blogiversary with Free Printables Quotes!

Free Printables Home Isn't Built in a Day Enjoy the Journey labeled at The Happy Housie

Hello everyone! Today I officially began my second year of blogging- I pushed publish for the first time on February 9th 2013 so The Happy Housie is now ONE YEAR OLD! I can hardly believe that it has been an entire year… and to celebrate I wanted to share some free printable quotes with you.

You may have noticed that I always end my posts with the quote “HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey.”. This quote holds a lot of meaning for me. When we first were married I wanted to ‘finish’ our house right away… I wanted to buy everything and have it “done”. We made some decisions and choices that we shouldn’t have because we (read: I) felt some sort of imaginary pressure to have it all put together immediately. Once it was “done” I quickly realized that I already wanted to change things… and then change things some more. Over the years I have realized that creating a HOME that we love and that suits are family is actually a pretty fluid concept – instead of being ‘done’ our home keeps growing and evolving and adapting as our family grows and changes and develops. The process is really a journey and it is this journey that I wanted to chronicle and share through The Happy Housie. If you wonder why I called the blog this, check out my About page.

In the past year of blogging I have discovered that blogging is a journey much like creating a HOME is… you are always learning, changing, adapting, and growing. I laugh now (or, more realistically, hide in shame) at some of my earlier posts. I have thought about removing some of them. But they are there as a testament to the growth and change that I (and this blog) have gone through over the course of the past year. And we both have a long way to go.

This year ahead is about continuing to enjoy the journey while finding a balance between projects, the blog, and our REAL life. We have some big things planned: the boys’ shared bedroom, the family craft room space, and redoing THE KITCHEN (insert over-the-top excited squeals here). There will be many small projects and holiday projects along the way but I really want to FOCUS on getting some larger projects completed and sharing with you the in-between steps as we finish off these rooms.

The best thing about this year of blogging is the unexpected number of friendships I have formed with my amazing, loyal and fabulous readers as well as with the incredibly talented fellow bloggers that I am fortunate enough to now call friend. I also have to give a huge shout-out and thank you to my family and dear friends who have supported me and this ‘blogging thing’ over the last year – without all of this support I am sure I would not have made it through a whole year. If you are actually reading these words then you are probably one of these people – so I want to say THANK YOU for your support this year and I am looking forward to seeing what will come in the second year of The Happy Housie’s blog-life.

So, as promised, to celebrate ONE YEAR – I have some free printable quotes for you- these are formatted to an 8×10 size. Just click the image to be taken to a page where you can right click to copy and save the image to your computer’s hard drive then print them out at home or a copy center. This is my way of saying THANK YOU for being a reader, friend, and supporter during my first bloggy year!! THANK YOU!

Home isn't built in a day Enjoy the journey chalkboard printable


Home isn't built in a day Enjoy the journey free white background printable at The Happy Housie


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purple text printable at The Happy Housie

navy text printable at The Happy Housie

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Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey!



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  1. Congrats on your anniversary!! I can’t believe that you’ve only been blogging a year! You have such a seasoned blog. At my one year anniversary last year, I was teeny tiny! So, way to GO! And love the quote and the printables. It’s some of the advice I gave in a post I wrote to brides – don’t feel the need to fill up every space immediately. Let your home grow with you. And I know this from experience as well. I’ve almost completely gotten rid of so many things I bought when we first got married. Ah, to live and learn. 🙂 Congrats again, girl!

    1. Aw, Laura – thank you for your super kind comments. I have also gotten rid of so many things from when we were first married – I think it is a pretty common thing to do in our society- try to fill it all up and ‘finish’ it. We are so into instant gratification – I certainly battle with that!! I am so glad I found you and your blog during this year and look forward to more of your amazing ideas and projects in the year ahead:)

    1. Aw, Tasha you are too sweet:) Thanks so much for your kind comments – it has been great getting to know you these last few months! I look forward to your one year blogiversary!

  2. How Awesome! Congrats Krista! I honestly figured you had been blogging for way longer than a year! You are amazing, and totally leaps and bounds ahead of me! I am super impressed! Sounds like you have some great big projects planned, and the kitchen…I would be squealing too! I love the cute quotes, thanks! I pinned them! Have a wonderful day!

    1. Aw, thanks Mindi – that is so sweet. I don’t know about leaps and bounds ahead at all- you are always doing and sharing amazing projects!! Thanks so much for the pin:) Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you Stephanie! Learning to be patient with the process took me a few years:) Thanks for your kind comments – I’m glad I found your wonderful blog this year!

  3. Happy happy one year my housie friend!

    I can’t believe how fast a whole year has flown by and I feel blessed to have ‘met’ you from your housie start. Super proud and thrilled for you! Shouting out big, loud congratulations cheers for you!

    1. Thank you so much Therese! I appreciate all your encouragement of the from the beginning!! I can’t believe it has been a year, though- wow!

  4. Incredible post, Krista. Your blog is so young! If I didn’t know already, I would have guessed you’ve been doing it for years considering how great your content always is.
    I know exactly what you mean about wanting to delete old posts haha! But you’re right, we all started somewhere, and we shouldn’t hide that because it’s essentially about sharing our own evolving processes. Lovely.
    Happy Blogiversary my friend <3

    1. Aw, thanks so much Amy. Your sweet comments mean so much. Your blog always seems much older then it is as well – your content and presentation is always beautiful- it seems like you have been doing this a few years!! But there is always more to learn, isn’t there? I can’t wait to see my growth after another year – there is so much I still want to do and improve!

    1. Thank you so much Wendi! I can’t believe it has been a year already… I look forward to growth and change in year two:) Your kind wishes mean a lot to me- thank you:)

  5. Hi Krista! Happy Blogiversary, my friend! It has been such a joy and an honor to get to know you through blogging and I’m so happy to know you. Your wonderful blog, talent and friendship definitely is a big, bright spot in the blogosphere! 🙂 Congratulations and best wishes for many more years of fun and friendship. Oh, and love the printables and pinning! 🙂 Have a happy and wonderful week!

    1. Aw Cindy, you are always so sweet! Your kind comments have meant a ton to me throughout this year- I can’t thank you enough for your encouraging words and comments. Wishing us both a great second year of blogging!

  6. Congratulations, Krista! One year! That’s so fantastic – look at what you’ve created (not to mention the beautiful home you’ve made)! So happy to have gotten to know you, lady!

    1. Thanks Tara! It has truly been awesome getting to know you this year as well- and I can’t believe it has been a whole year already! It seems like only a couple of months since I got hooked on this wickedly funny and beautifully presented blog called Suburble. Glad I found it!

    1. Thank you Lynn! I am glad I finally arrived at that sentiment after many years of feeling pressured to have it all ‘finished’ already… this way is much more fun! Thanks so much for your kind comments- they mean a lot to me!

    1. Thank you so much Julie! It has been a huge learning curve – can’t wait to see what I learn during year two! Your kind words really mean a lot to me – thank you for them:)

    1. Hi Gwen! It took me a while to reach that philosophy but I am glad I figured it out – some days more then others! Thanks for your visit and comments!!

    1. Hi Dani! I hear ya… perhaps I am not reminded my readers of it so much at the end of my posts as I am reminding myself! Thanks for your comments and visit:)

  7. Congrats on your 1 year! This statement is so true and applicable to so many things. I’ll definitely be printing this to put in my house.

    1. Thank you so much Denise – that comment totally made my day. The reason I blog is to encourage others that they can create a home they love so to hear you say you have found some inspiration means a lot!

    1. Aw, thank you so much Diana! I can’t express how much your visits and comments have encouraged me this year!! So – thank you for that!!

    1. Thank you Deb- it is interesting to think of how others perceive your blog compared to how you perceive it yourself. Thanks so much for your encouragement and kind words- they mean a lot to me!

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