Saturday, September 10, 2011

My first day as a blogger!

Well, today is the day I plunge into the infamous blog world that I have been lurking in for so many years now.  My sister already has a wonderful blog, called Savvy Southern Style.  Many of you have probably already heard of it and follow it.  I decided to follow in her footsteps and see what this blogging thing is all about.  Bear with me as I learn the ropes of this exciting adventure!

I love the french farmhouse look with a few industrial elements thrown in.  I plan on blogging about things I've done in my own home that fall into that style.  I will take you along on some of my shopping trips too!  Don't be surprised if you see a little doggie appear in some of my photos too.  He follows me everywhere!

Today I wanted to share with you my front porch that I love to sit and read on during pretty weather. We've been fortunate enough to have beautiful weather lately. 




Soon it will be time to change out my planters with pansies.  They're looking a little frazzled by the heat we had all summer.


I have 3 three of these planters on the rails of my front porch.  Right now, I have begonias, petunias and verigated vinca vine in them.
 

My fern by the front door is doing amazing though!


I recently bought the latest issue of Romantic Homes Magazine.  It's for October.  It's a very good issue this month!


Check out this beautiful farmhouse style kitchen!  Be still my heart! 


I have to tell you a very interesting story about finding this article in this magazine.  A couple of days ago, I went to a flea market/antique store with my mom and sister.  I happened to pick up an old magazine from Country Living that was for sale. I flipped through it and saw a home that I really liked and thought about buying the magazine.  I decided not to, but later regretted not buying it.  It was an old issue from 3 years ago.  Well, when I went grocery shopping a few days later, I found the exact same home featured in this new Romantic Homes Magazine!  I couldn't believe my eyes.  It must've been fate.  Now you know why I love this issue so much.

So now, I'm going to sit on my front porch and read...........this magazine.........about that home.............and dream.


Hope you enjoyed my first post and will continue to follow along on my new adventure in this exciting blog world.  Go relax and enjoy some reading this weekend! 

Also...........I must not forget!  I want to wish my sweet sister a VERY Happy Birthday today!!!!  I'll be over for coffee and cake later.  Ha!  Remember if there is a candle in it, the calories don't count!!

~Kelly~







75 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Woo hoo!!!! Great first post. So proud of you!
I will spread the word.

Richella said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! I've enjoyed seeing your home at Kim's site; it'll be fun to get to know you here. Blessings!

Krista@TheGatheringPlaceDesign said...

Your porch is beautiful...I can't wait to see more:) I agree, that kitchen is GORG!

Linda Chapman said...

A big welcome to you!! Love your home! I have the verigated vinca vine growing by our gazebo but I did not know what it was called. Looking forward to future posts......

Betsy (BB) said...

Great first post! I have enjoyed Kim's blog and I know I will love yours too. Welcome to Blogland! I, too, love your front porch!

Natasha in Oz said...

Kelly,I am so happy that Kim inspired you to start your own blog. We have all loved reading about your stunning home and decorating adventures so it will be so much fun reading about it at your own blogging home.

Best wishes and happy blogging!
Natasha.

All That Glitters said...

Hey Kelly! Nice to meet you too! I just love Miss Kim! Can't wait to see more of your beautiful home too! You can most def tell you and Kim are sisters!

Take care!
Jennifer or Pippa! That's what Kim calls me!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Welcome, welcome, welcome! Excited to be a follower, I'm already a fan! :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Kelly, so nice to meet you. I've enjoyed Kim's posts on your home, now we get to enjoy meeting and hearing from you! Welcome to the fun, your life will change for the better!!

Old Road Primitives said...

Hi Kelly, I love your porch! You should send Mary, from Front Porch Ideas & More's website some photos of your porch! She's always up for new porch photos (especially Holiday photos)! Kim

cheryl @ nefotlak. said...

welcome to blogland kelly!! i'm fairly new also.
i look forwarding to following along.
cheryl xox.

At The Picket Fence said...

Welcome to blogland Kelly! We just love your sister & her beautiful home and from what we have seen so far of your own lovely home we know we will enjoy our visits here. :-) This is an amazing community and we hope you feel very welcomed!
Vanessa

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Hi Kelly,
Welcome to the fabulous land of blogging. I've enjoyed your beautiful home over at Kim's. Glad you've taken the plunge. Looking forward to future visits.
xoxoRosemary

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Hi Kelly, nice to see you blogging. I feel like I already know you from way past. I have always loved your style and your home. Glad you hopped along this bloggy world...it's a lot of fun!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Yeah!! I have seen your home and feel like I kinda know you already!! Welcome to blogland! You will love it!!

Artsy VaVa said...

Welcome to blogland! Read about your blog and your home on your sister's site. I look forward to seeing more from you! I'm a follower!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kelly,
Welcome to blogland...you will love it here! You have a GREAT porch.

Blessings,
Linda

Pondside said...

Hi Kelly - Any sister of Kim is a friend of mine! Welcome! I look forward to visiting your site and hope that you'll pop over to visit me in the Pacific Northwest at Pondside.

CAS said...

Welcome, Kelly, to blogland. I'm sure Kim has explained the "ropes" to you, so you should do just fine. Love your front porch, and look forward to seeing more. I'm a new follower & hope you'll follow back. Happy weekend!
:) CAS

Rose H (UK) said...

Welcome Kelly to the world of blogging!
Your home is gorgeous, I've seen a lot of it on Kim's lovely blog :o) You do realise that blogging will take over a part of your life? It also brings a lot of joy and many new friends too.
I'm looking forward to reading and enjoying many more of your posts.

Best wishes from over the pond,
Rose H

Rebecca said...

Welcome, Kelly! You're gonna love it (and we're gonna love YOU)!

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Hello & welcome to blogland Kelly its very addictive. Your porch is beautiful very welcoming, we dont have a porch but if i did id want it to look like this. I cant wait to see the rest of your home. I have a give away over on my page to celebrate Finishing touch Interiors 1st birthday id love you to pop on over. Just become a follower & leave a post to be entered. Happy blogging Kelly :)

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

I already follow Kim's blog and I am looking forward to yours being equally as great:) Stop by my place if you have some time.
CreativeCabinCabin.blogspot.com

Lori said...

I love the candle in it comment! I'll have to remember that one. I have followed Kim since she and I started about the same time. Her blog has exploded while mine just rambles along. I hope you enjoy it as much as she and I do. I'm going over to your side bar to follow you now. Lori

Wanda said...

Welcome to Blog Land Kelley. I am a pretty new blogger as well. It has been fun learing the ropes. I follow your sister and I am your newest follower. I also love French Country and am looking forward to seeing your home. Check out my blog.

bj said...

YAY...so glad to have you aboard, Kelly. We've visited you so many times with your sis at the wheel, I feel like I know you already. In fact, when she showed us a photo of your coffee sack on the wall, I dropped everything and ran and hung MY coffee sack up, too. :))
You are going to love blogging...I just know it.
I just signed up to follow.:)
hugs, bj

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,

Welcome to Blogging!
Where your creativity has another outlet to talk about house and home and everything that goes with it, season by season.
Your starting at a great time of year!!
Visited your porch makeover at Kim's this summer lovely porch!!

All the Best,
Christine

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Welcome to blog land, Kelly! Your porch is lovely. I can see why you enjoy sitting there and reading. I look forward to your future posts. Tammy

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly and welcome to Blogland! We feel we know you as your dear sister, Kim, has shown us your lovely home and brags about you all the time. Looking forward to getting to know you! You do have a beautiful home!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

SHERRY HART said...

Welcome Kelly! Great post...looks like you will be a natural....Love your porch and dang that fern is unbelievable!

Coley said...

Congrats on your new blog! Your sister sent us over, can't wait to see more of your work/words/ideas/home :)

The LadyBugs Garden said...

You have a great first post to your new blog! I do love the look of you home. I wish I had a porch around my home like yours. I saw your sister blog from The Empty Nest blog and hopped over to YOU..
xo
Stephanie

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Welcome Kelly!
You are so lucky to have your sister behind you as you start this adventure. She found my blog on week one and it was like having Oprah notice you! She is one power-house in blogland!
I call her my FairyBlogMother.
:)
Looking forward to getting to know you.
Love what I have seen of your gorgeous home already! You are super talented in your own right!
xox
Alison

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WELCOME to blogland Kelly, Ive been a fan of your beautiful home since RMS days and was so happy to see your sister Kim do posts of all your changes!! I just became your newest follower and look forward to seeing more from you! Would love you to stop by my blog sometime. Martina

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kelly, Welcome to the world of blogging! I have always enjoyed seeing your beautiful home on Kim's blog and so glad to be following you now. Have fun and I hope you enjoying blogging as much as I have.
Hugs,
Sherry

D said...

Welcome to Blogging Land. You'll love it.

D

Debby said...

Welcome.
A great start. Beautiful pictures. I love your pourch.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Welcome to blogging! You already sound like a pro. I am a follower of your sister, and now I will follow you as well. I will have to get that issue of Romantic Homes because I'm dreaming of a farmhouse kitchen, too.

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Kelly and welcome to our tribe of bloggers. We all love your house and porch. Pace yourself as it can be overwhelming. I blog infrequently myself as I get distracted by my life. hugs♥Olive P.S. I am now following you!

d e l i g h t said...

Hello Kelly and welcome! Your porch is beautiful and the fern is unbelievable! I want it! I follow your sister Kim who is wonderful and delightful! She made me feel right at home as a new blogger and has always been so sweet! I'm your newest follower!

Babs said...

Hi Kelly, Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging.I've loved 'visiting' your home through Kim's blog and I think your style is fresh and inviting. I hope you have fun blogging. I'm your newest follower.
Hugs,
Babs

Pat said...

Hi Kelly
Welcome to the Land of Blog. I've enjoyed seeing your home, when Kim has featured it.

I am clicking your follow list. Enjoyed my visit and love your first post.

Pat@Back Porch Musings

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Welcome to blogging Kelly! I've enjoyed seeing the photos of your home on Kim's blog. I'm following now and adding your blog to my blogroll so I don't miss any posts. Love your porch!

Melissa Miller said...

Welcome Kelly! I adore your gorgeous porch and look forward to seeing more of your home. Kim sent me over. I've known her for a long time and feel like I know you already as well. Come by and say Hi! I look forward to getting to know you better. Enjoy blogging!

Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

PS I'll follow along and add you to my blogroll!

marie said...

How fun! I've enjoyed your sister's blog so much. She is a down to earth kinda girl and I just love that you've decided to do your own blog. Your front porch is gorgeous and looks like a lovely place to sit and read Romantic Homes Mag. I'm off to buy it now! I'm curiouser and curiouser!

Designs By Pinky said...

HI Kelly and WELCOME to the wonderful world of blogging!!! I know you will love it! I will be your newest follower and I hope you will come on over and follow me too! I LOVE your front porch and will go look for that magazine too! XO, Pinky

Linda said...

Hi Kelly! So nice to meet you! I love your beautiful porch! I'm looking forward to reading more...I am a new follower!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

FYI, Kelly this week I am not having the newbie party, in lieu of it, I am doing a magazine copy cat challenge. Kim may have missed that message on my blog. You can still link this one up though next Monday.:)

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Hey Kelly! Welcome to blogging!! Hope you have fun with it. Kim is a pro at it, so you're in good hands! I'll probably be asking you for blogging tips soon :) Looking forward to following and getting to know you.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Kelly, so glad you have joined the blog world. Your home is simply beautiful and I look forward to seeing more. Kim, is one of my favorite people to visit and I suspect you will be, too!

Welcome! blessings ~ tanna

Jane said...

Hi Kelly,
I'm popping over from you know where! Welcome to blogging, a very addictive past time indeed, but one that has brought me a lot of pleasure and a lot of new friends!
Your front porch is gorgeous! Such a perfect spot to sit and read a magazine (or with a lap top for a little blog reading).
Have a great week.
Jane

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I feel like I already know you! So glad you're blogging and I can't wait to keep up with your adventures!
Debbie refreshrestyle dot com

Miss Teresa said...

Welcome! I'm new to this crazy blogging world too. Sagebrushridge dot blogspot dot com. I'm looking forward to more of you and your home.

Miss Janice said...

Welcome to the blogging world! I'm your newest follower and your black rockers are on my MY LIST for my front porch:) Can't wait for more photos of your home!

Low Tide High Style said...

Welcome!!! I think soon we will be referring to you and your sweet sister as the dynamic duo! ;-)

Best wishes for all the success in the world with your beautiful new blog!

Kat :)

Cindy said...

WELCOME! I've so enjoyed being introduced to your home through your talented sis' Kim! Beautiful porch, so enjoyed the tour. Looking forward to getting to know you!
Blessings,
Cindy :)

Dianne said...

Hi Kelly, it's great to see another creative lady share in blogland. Savvy Southern Style has been one of my favs and, I cannot wait to learn from those creative genes that run thru your veins! I would love to have my own blog, but my photography skills are, are,...well, let's just say I don't possess any of those skills. My husband and I recently moved a 1940's cottage on our 22 acres here in Texas and I live about 20 minutes from the world renowned Round Top, Texas, aka, a flea marketeers paradise, so I have the subject matter but a blog without photos is just another example of wishful dreaming. In the meantime, 'looking forward to many more posts. Best of luck!

Suzy said...

Congratulations on starting your new blog, Kelly! I just know that you're going to have a lot of fun here in blogland. Will you be adding a subscribe via email option? All the best! Suzy

At The Picket Fence said...

Welcome, welcome, welcome Kelly! So excited to have Kim's sister blogging as well. We've enjoyed seeing your home at Savvy Southern Style and can't wait to see what you have in store for us on your blog! We're all about some sister love At The Picket Fence, so we are so glad you've joined Kim in Blogland! Can't wait to get to know you better. :)

Heather

Wren Daniels said...

Love your new blog Kelly! You sister's blog is one of my favorites! I'm new to blogging too, and while it is time consuming, I've found that it has forced me to stop procrastinating! Now I have to finish all my projects so I'll have something to blog about! Happy Blogging!

Tina said...

Welcome to Blog World! You're going to love it here...Just try not to get addicted! :-)
Your front porch is beautiful..can't wait to see the rest of your home and your ideas for decorating!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Welcome to our blog world!! I am looking forward to reading your blog and have a hunch that your home is going to be gorgeous like Kim's!

I am a follower, too!

xxoo
Becky

KATHY said...

Welcome Kelly!! I love your home,and i'm looking foward to seeing more.

Kathy

Jemsmom said...

Hi Kelly!! Welcome aboard! Your first post is wonderful and I have admired your home many times through Kim's posts! I have known Kim since Rate My Space and consider her a great "blogging" friend! You definitely have a gift with decorating and can't wait to see more!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Welcome to the blogging world! Looking forward to your posts, I've seen some of your home on Kim's blog!

Katherine

Donna Gelineau said...

Welcome to the world of blogging. I am a new follower,,, or would be if you had the option. LOL I love your style, mine is similar, except less pretty.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Welcome! I am in the October issue of Romantic Homes that you showed on your blog~it was very exciting for me to end up there, and perhaps one day you will be in it too! You have great style in how you mix it up.

Donna Gelineau said...

I meant your style is similar to mine, except MINE is less pretty.

The Knotty Spinster said...

HI Kelly,

Great blog. Love your home and I got some great ideas from your pictures. Never thought of using the silver vase to display my wood spoons in the kitchen. Great idea...Thanks and will bookmark your blog for sure.

Allison said...

Hi Kelly,

Good luck to you and all the best. I too am new to the blogging community and just recently started my blog. It's been a great experience for me and have fun with it. I love your style and look forward to seeing how your blog develops. Stop on by anytime.

All the best,
Allison
Cozyhomeinteriors.blogspot.com

vignette design said...

Well it's about time! Welcome to blogland! You're going to love it here. Warning though: it is addicting!
Great first post! ~Delores

Kathleen said...

Welcome! Like you, I have joined the blogging world too! I have admired all the beautiful blogs here for so long that I just HAD to join in the fun! Love your home and I can't wait to see more.

Best wishes,
Kathleen

Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors said...

You had me at, "wooden spoons in a silver champagne bucket."

Welcome to the blog world! :)

labbie1 said...

A porch swing! I love porch swings! I am your newest follower and have enjoyed your home through your sister's blog. I look forward to future posts!