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Friday, October 1, 2010

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One year today I started blogging.

My great grandfather Charles had a bookshelf in his house that was full of spiral notebooks. Every page was covered in pencil writing that said a few specific things... what my grandmother and him weighed that morning, if he happened to fill up his car and if there was a significant event that happened that day. As a little girl I remember sneaking into his room and pulling 1979 off of the shelf. July 5th 1979, there I was, 'Alexis Nicole Zolezzi was born, 7lbs 13oz, in San Diego, California.' Ever since I saw that I have attempted dozens of journals. I think every resolution since has had something to do with keeping some sort of record of life's occurrences. And much to my surprise my blog has become just that, although my blog doesn't include Ross and my weight everyday {yikes can you believe that is true}, it is a little slice of my life documented for anyone to read. Thank you for encouraging me with your comments and emails. I have had so much fun sharing with you all.

all my love & light. Alexis

P.S. as a token of celebration for this anniversary I will pick a person at random to win a little goodie/mystery bag from the Art Barn. Just leave your comment by next Friday {10/7}...good luck.

43 comments:

  1. congrats lady! so glad you're here :)

    http://ladulcivida.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hey wait! You didn't mention the apple pie in a muffin pan...do we get one of those? :)
    I love your blog.

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  3. Congratulations Alexis! I love that is was our blogs that ultimately brought us together:) Love your blog, your words and your images. They're fun and inspiring just like you!

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  4. So happy you are a part of this blogging world. It just would not be the same without you. Seriously.

    And I love that story about your grandpa. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Congratulations! I love reading your blog and appreciate you sharing your thoughts and experiences with us.

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  6. Great anecdote. I think journals and sketchbooks are kinda scary to contemplate as one can be too critical and end up ripping out pages not to ones satisfaction. Somehow blogging is different; of course posts can be deleted but after generous comments this seems a tad puerile and self absorbed...

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  7. congratulations my dear..i am so happy i met you in this crazy way, you are a read a get excited to open and read !
    thansk for making my day!
    xoxo

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  8. Wow, what a beautiful record for your family.

    Happy blogging!

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  9. Congratulations, Alexis. So glad your followers are able to participate in the creativity and talent that brightens Henry and my lives. Grampa Charles would be proud.

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  10. Yay! CONGRATULATIONS! I am loving your blog to bits! Thanks for hosting a surprise giveaway, sounds super exciting!
    Happy weekend!

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  11. alexis, your blog has brought some happiness into my days, so thank YOU.
    cheers,
    greta

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  12. your blog is lovely, congrats on your 1 year blog birthday!

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  13. lex, you remember those mornings when h was just itty bitty, and you had been up all night? well, i had lots of those mornings this year with L, and your blog was the treat of the day, (or middle of the night) when I was up nursing. thanks for bringing so many smiles to our faces, giggles and sometimes tears. all of the love and care you put into your blog means so much to your world of "F and F followers". XO

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  14. congratulations lex! I love reading your blog- you are so inspiring. Lots of love!!

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  15. Congratulations my friend! I am so grateful for your blog, because it brought us together. Thank you for sharing with all of us!

    Lots of love,
    bink {wink}

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  16. Congratulations! I first met you in person and then learned that you were...thee Fern + Feather! So happy to know you and I love your blog.
    -bethany

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  17. i am so thankful for your blog and our friendship! i remember the day when i read on your blog that you lived just minutes from me in cardiff, had a toddler AND liked to sew.i couldn't believe how much we had in common, and getting to know you and sweet henry in real life has been so much fun. your blog is so inspriational, touching, and such a beautiful reflection of you! keep it up!

    xoxo,

    grace

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  18. I love this post Alexis! And I love reading your blog every day. It's such a small world and I am so glad we have been able to connect and meet. I'm looking forward to the get-togethers to come!

    Congrats on one year and thanks for letting us be a part!

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  19. Your blog is one of my favorites!! Congratulations on your one year anniversary!

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  20. Congrats Lex! What an amazing year it has been! XOXO, Kristen

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  21. Congratulations on one year!! You are one my absolute favorites and LOVE that you are my blogging buddy ;)
    xoxo, M

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  22. Congratulations on your one year anniversary of blogging! I am so inspired by your blog...you are beyond creative! I am just starting and I have SO much to learn and figure out, but reading that you have only been doing this for one year really surprised me. You're amazing and this gives me hope for my own blog.

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  23. wow... you are all so kind... I have been in heaven all day with this little commenting love fest... oxo!!!

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  24. Happy Anniversary!!!!!! I truely enjoy reading your blog everyday, and I appreciate all the inspiration you give me... You are Amazing!!!! Have a great weekend!


    Michelle Torres
    decorater4life@aol.com

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  25. Happy one year anniversary! I love the story of your grandfather...I have tried many times to journal and I finally feel like I am doing it with my blog too! Meeting you was one of my sweetest memories in France. I have truly loved getting to know you more through your writing.

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  26. A very happy anniversary to you. Memories of your grandfather are so sweet. Thank you for sharing.

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  27. What a sweet story about starting your blog. Congrats on one year ;)

    Kirby
    http://www.theshortandthesweetofit.com/

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  28. I love your blog and the art barn! YOu are so inspiring and I love your creativity! I want an art barn....My sisters and I keep saying we want to start a blog to chronicle our different lives...

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  29. Alexis! How we know each other is sortof 'happenstance'...and hopefully the irony of me finally commenting on your blog for the first when you are picking someone to win a goodie bag from you, is not misrepresentative of my daily committment to indulging in your blog. I have been following and am so inspired by your life! The last time I saw you, I was with Lisa and Henry was about 8 months old? Or it could have been Ross's 30 bday in San Diego? Or a LuLuLemon trunk show at your house? Either way, I truly enjoy reading your blog, since cameo appearences in each other's lives are slight-to-none since I moved back to the midwest. BTW: never do that. :) If I ever had a blog, it would be daily reminders to appreciate Southern California. Anyway, happy califrench blogging trails to you. :)-- "cousin Ellen from Illinois"

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  30. Congratulations on 1 year! So glad you share your writing with all of us :)

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  31. thank YOU for sharing your life with us. can't wait to see what lies ahead!

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  32. Congrats! You have a great blog!

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  33. I'm just beyond happy for July 5, 1979 ~ the world became a better place when you entered it, and now it just became sweeter with your beautiful blog!

    Well, no need for me to continue on...you know EXACTLY how I feel about you and FF!

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  34. congratulations! I wonder if there's a business that can turn a blog into a paperback--eureka!--another business in born (we seem to birth many businesses in our heads) but yours would be a bestseller. Love your writing, your pics, and your thoughts...best wishes for another wonderful year!

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  35. Congratulations on keeping this up for a year now. We are all blessed by you! Thanks for sharing a bit of your life with us. Love, Nini

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  36. Alexis, Love your blog! Especially all the fun colors! I'm inspired to start my own felt wall. Love it!!
    Gwen

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  37. happy one yr anniversary alexis!! i love reading your snippets and seeing your beautiful pictures!

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  38. Happy Happy Blog Birthday! Thank you for sharing your life and adventures with us! lots of love!! xox ashley

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  39. Happy blogiversary! What a lovely blog you have! Cheers!

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  40. Those keys are fabulous!

    I remember watching my grandmother writing a journal every night when we stayed with her. I asked her what she wrote about. "Things that go on throughout my day. You. Your mom. Your sister." I asked if I could read them. "When I die."

    She's still alive, but I wonder what's in those journals... I'm always interesting in knowing what someone else thought about the same events that I've experienced.

    - Ashley

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  41. dude, that is so cute!
    i love the idea of celebrating the anniversary of putting it out in to the world... i think my little world might be coming up on 3? 4? years now! ohmy!

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