3 years ago today

March 14, 2011 |  Category:   life

…I wrote my first blog post. Crazy, right? I had forgotten how little the girls were, how Claudine was really just a baby when we started the business. We had no idea at that moment that we’d be where we are today, 3 years later, still posting to the blog pretty much every day or that we’d be entering year 4 of the business. I know that I’ve said that I write on the blog for me, to deposit my thoughts and photos, document where we are in life and business for future reference, and to have a place to recollect memories. While that is still true, it’s became so much more over the years. All of you out there leaving comments, supporting us, and in a few instances, becoming really good personal friends, have meant so much. You have no idea. Thank you.

So a few updates: We’re still mulling over cookie names, but we did pick one random winner (congrats Malgorzata!) from our contest and cookies will be on their way!

We’ll be donating 15% of all sales this week from our website and etsy shops to support the earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.

…and lastly, there are real signs of Spring now. We felt it over the weekend, especially when we walked around the neighborhood and it was still light out at 7pm! I might be jumping the gun, but I plan to store away all our Winter boots this week. Daylight savings, on the other hand, totally threw off my timing today and I am dead tired, but despite just receiving some bad news I’ve been anxiously waiting to hear about, I’m determined to make it a great week and think positive thoughts. xo.

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  • satsuki March 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    happy 3rd birthday!! hope your blog continues to inspire others in their endeavors + i look forward to many more lovely posts! 🙂

  • Justine March 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Happy Anniversary! You’re an inspiration!

  • Jill March 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Congrats on the milestone, Jenna! I always look forward to your posts, so here’s to three more years! BTW – that picture of all three of you on your laptops is epic — too funny. And what a fantastic gesture for the tsunami / earthquake victims… off to retweet.

  • diamondkelt March 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    A great way to show support. The Red Cross website is uber busy as I found out on Saturday.
    Congrats on the milestone and also I can tell your photography has improved over the years ^_~ Keep up the good work!

  • Maria @ Scandifoodie March 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Congrats on the anniversary! Love all your photos, the colours are just amazing and your daughters so adorable! Here’s to many more beautiful posts! 🙂

  • kate hart March 14, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Congratulations, Jenna! I only started following your blog about a year + a half ago, so seeing that first photo is crazy! I’m so glad that you’ve continued blogging, as I (selfishly) love hearing your stories + seeing your photos. I look forward to every post. Seriously– my family (who doesn’t know much about blogging) know you as “the graphic designer from brooklyn w/ the adorable little girls”. Too funny.

  • emmy March 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    OMG! That 1st pic is priceless!!!!

  • sarah March 14, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    congrats on three lovely years of blogging Jenna, and congrats to you & Mark for success on your business and many happy wishes for the years to come.
    your blog is my “morning coffee”… when I can’t wake up & enjoy it before getting my work day started it completely throws me for a loop 🙂 thanks so much for sharing a little bit of your life w/ all of us. It’s such a pleasure to go through this journey with you.

  • lori March 14, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    congrats jenna! 🙂

  • Susan March 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Happy Blog Anniversary Jenna! I always enjoy reading…you have a way with words, and images (of course)!

  • Unha March 14, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Wow.. Already.. I remember when you were talking about starting the biz. The pj that Mia is wearing in the photo doesn’t fit Ava anymore.. Can’t believe kids were babies…

  • rebecca March 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    funny you said that… i officially put our boots away this weekend. such a good feeling.

  • Una March 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Congrats! Please keep up the good work on your blog. I read it every night before i go to bed. It’s finally spring over here in Vancouver as well.

  • wakako March 14, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    just came across your blog through other blogs last night! super thankful to have found your space… as i am looking for inspiration to make some changes in life…

    happy 3 years to you + fam on blogsphere!


  • jenny | aubrey road March 15, 2011 at 12:56 am

    congrats! i enjoy reading your posts every day 🙂

  • Annie From Seattle March 15, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Awww. What a pleasure it has been to be part of your life as a reader for three years. Thanks for all the inspiration and enjoyment & happy blog birthday!

  • Caddy March 15, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Happy Blog Birthday! 😀 I really enjoy reading your blog so thank you very much for sharing your life with us!

  • Emma March 15, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Happy 3 years! Although 🙁 for the bad news.

    I’ve just loved the last 2 posts and seeing images of your gorgeous girls. It’s nice to see something positive in amongst all the awful news from Japan and Christchurch.

  • Beth from Maryland March 15, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I love your blog. It’s such a peaceful place in the online world. I have a two year old daughter and am self-employed, so I love reading about your family life. Whether you keep blogging for another twenty days or twenty years, I wish you well. Plus, those cookies are incredible!!!

  • ChantaleP March 15, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Congrats on 3 years! I love reading and seeing all the great photography here. Love how you keep it real..

  • Jennelle March 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Happy anniversary! I’ve been reading for almost 2 years now and only recently mustered up the courage to come out of lurkdom. That aside, you all have been such an inspiration, keep it going 🙂

  • Renee Alam March 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    🙂 I love how you are all on your laptops..cute pic! It’s amazing to see how much kids grow and change in just 3 years…wow!Congrats on making it to 4 years of your business..I hope you ahve many more successful years to come!

    Also can’t wait to see what cookie name you decide on. 🙂


  • Rita March 15, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Your blog is always so refreshing. I admire your talent, and your enormous heart. Happy Anniversary.

    Keep your spirits up!

  • Jenna March 15, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Dear annie from seattle. It looks like we have the exact same blog birthday. And I do remember you were one of our first readers (how did you come across us btw?). I like how you eventually dropped the “but not the one you know” from your name. neat neat neat.