Year Three

today is lace & lilacs’ third birthday!

Hey-hey! It’s quite a special day around these parts – a happy-happy birthday, to be precise! My little Lace & Lilacs is officially three years old as of May 19, 2015 – wow.

Before I begin rambling on (emotionally & nonsensically, I might add), let’s address the above photographs, shall we? I shot all of them (the sole exception being the one of me – my father took it at The Louvre last fall) between May 2014 and May 2015… which is to say, during L&L’s third year.

It has been an utterly incredible twelve months.

Prior to May 2014, I was struggling with a personal health crisis that made blogging difficult – and a teeny bit impossible, at times. Prior to May 2013, I was enrolled full time in a rigorous academic environment (aka private high school), and was often unable to blog as a result of piles upon piles of challenging schoolwork. (I had straight A’s and a perfect GPA, by the way. It doesn’t exactly feel like bragging to share this fact now; I’ve changed so much since then.)

I suppose the point I’m attempting to make here is that this past year I was able to really & truly blog, free from the distractions of schoolwork (I graduated early), health (I’ve been doing fabulously, thank you very much!), etc.,etc. This past year my photography and writing both improved tremendously, and I discovered a number of brilliant friends & fellow bloggers on the world wide web. This past year Lace & Lilacs was born. And I totally heart everything about it.

Of course, I am nowhere near the place I someday hope – or intend – to be. My photography could use serious improvement (hey, college! more on this subject to come…), my writing also could be significantly better & more entertaining, &, well, I’m still entirely clueless about nearly everything. Everything, period.

*cue modified Clueless monologue*

“Everything I think and everything I do is wrong. I was wrong about my camera, I was wrong about that cake recipe, and now I can’t seem to write a single comprehensible sentence. It all boiled down to one inevitable conclusion, I was just totally clueless… Oh, and this whole travel and photography thing was wiggin’ me more than anything. I mean, what was my problem? Travel is amazing, I don’t begrudge it lovely pictures. I really… (looks into store window) Oooh! I wonder if they have that in my size?! (comes out of the store with bags in tow) Why is it so difficult to take decent travel photos, anyway?”

(this is about as far as I could get through the monologue without running out of ideas. ah, well. at least that was fun. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

Where was I…

Oh, yes. I am crazy excited for year four of Lace & Lilacs. It’s going to be absolutely wonderful, in all respects. Not to mention legendary. As in… It’s going to be legen– wait for it– and I hope you’re not lactose intolerant, because the second half of the word is– dary! Legendary! (Name that TV show.)

Bye-bye! I’ll be back soon. ♥

– Abby

Year Three Statistics

Pinterest: 105,055 Followers

Twitter: 327 Followers

Facebook: 71 Likes

Instagram: 595 Followers

Steller: 425 Followers

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16 comments on “Year Three”

  1. Congrats, Abby! Happy blogiversary!

  2. thats awesome!!!

  3. Happy three years, Abby! Lovely collection of photos and here’s to year 4 :).

  4. Happy blogiversary 🙂

  5. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!! I think you’re doing so amazing and I love your beautiful blog!

  6. Wow! This is so crazy. We love your Pinterest and have re-pinned you more times than we could count and it wasn’t until today that we even knew you had a blog. Just stumbled across it on one of The Vanilla Bean Blog’s Post in the comment section. All this to say your photos are beautiful and we cannot wait to peruse the pages of your blog.

    • Thank you so much! I just visited your blog and it’s amazing. That neapolitan thing is the cutest <3

      I'll definitely be following!

  7. Happy three years Abby! I really look forward to more of your posts, it’s always a pleasure reading each and every one of them.

    • Aww, thanks so much, Laura! Your comment made my day 🙂

      I’m a huge fan of your blog too… you create the most amazing treats! <3

  8. Congratulations on three years Abby! It was so lovely to discover your blog tonight and read this sweet post! I can’t wait till my blogs third birthday.. another year to go, we’re almost two! Good luck with everything on Lace and Lilacs, I can’t wait to follow along with you now, which I am most certainly going to do!

    Xx Lucy-Claire // Sunny Days and Lovely Ways

    • Thank you so much, Lucy-Claire! Good luck with everything on your blog, too… I just visited it, and it’s lovely! I’m going to be following along for sure 😀 xo