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a winner and a very grateful me

I am grateful, forever grateful for your wonderful support here in this space! Two years ago I launched this site. A personal challenge to celebrate the moments in life, both big and small. With the hope that we could sit around a long proverbial table and share our ideas together. Today, a gallery of over six hundred DIY projects and fifty eight party profiles later and there is still more to come. There is still so much more to come.

I am grateful that my mind still races awake at 2 am with ideas I just must see created. I am grateful for the ability to collaborate with many of you. I am grateful for the constant flood of encouraging comments, emails and tweets. I am grateful for how this site has allowed me to work at something I adore, I absolutely love my job. What joy!

Last year we launched the first issue of Styled. magazine. I will always remember that morning, I was so nervous to hit publish – I had never done anything quite as crazy before. Your response eased all my fears. Over the last year we’ve had 2,296,403 readers peek into that first edition, and every issue continues to grow. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined this response. I am continually astounded and grateful and over the moon excited about what’s still to come.

I am grateful. You are amazing. I am more excited than ever to continue spreading this passion for the art of merrymaking, because I really do believe it is a force for happiness in our lives.

The table I would love to be sitting at with you today, photographed by Paul Barbera.

PS. Congrats to Sarah who won the clutch in our in our issue 6 giveaway!

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  1. Congratulations! You have done an amazing thing in just two short years. And I’ve luckily taken a few of your ALT classes – you have so much energy and are so positive and inspiring. Thanks for all you passion for your work…

    • Flash… yes, I know it seems so much longer, right!?! I actually blogged before two years ago but it was mostly about being pregnant with twins. Two years ago was when we made the switch from family blog to celebrating the art of merrymaking and never looked back:)

  2. Congratulations! Well deserved success with all the hard work you put in. I am always looking at your blog for ideas that are out of the box and don’t require a fortune to implement – it’s so refreshing. Looking forward to many more years!

  3. Congratulations! I love reading your blog and all your creative ideas. Your photography is beautiful to look at and it’s a great break in the day to read. Thank you for continuing to fill my world with fun inspiration.

merrymaking 5.4.2012

Double the frosting… double the fun