Today, I have a special treat for my readers! I’m trading places with one of my blogging besties to celebrate our three-year blogging anniversary! Plus, there’s a special surprise at the end. I’ll just let Julie tell you more about it…
WELCOME Y’ALL! We are celebrating BIG TIME today! Can you tell I’m excited? Yes, I’m digitally shouting it from the rooftops!
First, let me introduce myself!
I’m Julie from My Wee Abode, one of Crissy’s BBBs…Best Blogging Buddies, that is. And today, Crissy and I are ‘switching places’.
Before I confuse you too much, here’s a bit of an explanation.
THIRD BLOGIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND GIVEAWAY
Crissy and I started blogging at almost exactly the same time…January 2018. So, though January has juuuust about ended, we are celebrating our third year of blogging! Can you believe it? THREE YEARS!
So, we decided it would be a fun twist to “switch places” and host the other friend’s blog. We get to share what OUR favorite posts are from our bestie’s site, ON our bestie’s site!
(You can thank Crissy for this fun idea!)
And we have a BONUS for y’all, too! Each of us is offering a blogiversary giveaway that you can enter here at First Day of Home AND at My Wee Abode!
Two giveaways means TWO chances to win! Keep reading for more info!
Some Bestie Background
If you’ve been following First Day of Home for a while, you may know about the Haven blogging conference.
Haven is a wonderful place for bloggers to learn, create, and network! And that’s exactly what Crissy and I did in July of 2018…networked. We met at our first conference AND ended the conference doing a happy dance together when we both won Elkay sinks! Such a fun way to start a beautiful friendship! 😉
Now, not only do we share our blogging ideas, tips, tricks, and woes on a daily basis, but we also are blessed to be close friends sharing our everyday lives with each other, too.
So, now that you have some background, I’m delighted to share with you five of my fave posts from First Day of Home.
Making a Sweet Valentine’s Garland with Hearts and Pom-Poms
It is so hard to narrow down the choices to my favorite five, but this soft and sweet Valentine’s garland that Crissy created last year has caught my eye more than once.
The “pop-stitch” detail that Crissy uses on these quilted hearts is perfect! And the pom-poms are super easy to make with the tool she uses. (And, yes, I bought one!)
The Decoupage Queen
If you’ve been following First Day of Home for any length of time, you know that Crissy has an affinity for all things Mod Podge. Thus her special title of ‘decoupage queen’… given to her by me, of course. (This may be the first time she’s heard me call her this. Hehe!)
Aren’t they gorgeous? And Crissy’s photography always blows me away!
Be sure to check out each of her decoupage projects (in the search bar type ‘decoupage’) for all her tips and tricks using Mod Podge.
My favorite pressed flowers post she has is How to Dry Flowers 5 Different Ways.
In this post, we learn to dry flowers with processes that range from totally simple to just a wee bit challenging, but Crissy’s tutorials make each process something any of us can do!
If this post makes you say, “Wow!” you may want to check out four different ways to press flowers as well as how to create pressed flower art. (I told you it’s hard for me to slim my choices down to just five! 😉 )
Gardening Tips and More
Let me tell you, Crissy does it all, and does it all well!
Want to plant a vegetable garden but don’t have the foggiest idea how to start? First Day of Home will point you in the right direction with tips on vegetable gardening for beginners.
I love how thorough Crissy is in her tutorials, and how much we learn from each post she writes!
If you missed her post on 9 tree maintenance tips you need to know, be sure to take a look and learn even more about your outside living space.
Amazing Authentic Mexican Food Recipes!
When I said Crissy does it all well, I meant it!
Have you tried any of Crissy’s amazing Mexican food recipes? You really should!
This fall, I actually made her traditional Mexican oatmeal recipe, and it was AMAZING!
Next on my list is the number-one-recipe on her blog! Her authentic Mexican baked pumpkin empanadas!
Don’t they look delicious?! (Don’t wait until the holidays to make these. I’m thinking these would make a perfect winter on-the-go breakfast!)
And, if you want to see Crissy make these in ‘real-time’, be sure to visit and subscribe to the First Day of Home YouTube channel. Not only can you see her make these yummy pumpkin treats, you can learn how create Christmas decor, a DIY lettered sign, and more!
Thank you so much for letting me sing the praises of First Day of Home, but now it’s time to hand the post back over to Crissy because she has something SUPER fun to share with you!
Take it away, Crissy!
Blogging Anniversary Giveaway!
Wow, I’m so appreciative of Julie’s kind words and (most of all) the friendship we’ve shared over the past three years! It’s a beautiful thing.
Be sure to head over to read my post that I shared on Julie’s blog to learn more about the wonderful work she does. But first, you won’t want to miss entering our giveaways!
Just follow the prompts below from Rafflecopter to enter. Get a free entry each day just for being here! This is open to U.S. residents only. I’ll notify the winners next Saturday, Feb. 6th!
Giveaway Link: Click below to enter!a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thanks for celebrating our blogging anniversary with us, and here’s to another great year ahead!