The Neat Nook Turns Two!!

October marks the second full year of blogging on The Neat Nook. Whoa. Two years?!

Like many things in life, it feels like time has taken flight. Seriously. Where did it go? What I do know is that I’m still enjoying this creative outlet, and I hope you are, too.

Whether you’ve been with me from the beginning or are just now tuning in, I’d like to thank you for joining me on this adventure…one that’s full of navigating a messy, yet beautiful life. In fact, this is still one of my most favorite quotes >>

A look back…

This time last year, I decided to reflect on the things I learned in my first year of blogging in this post.  It was inspiring to go back and read through those observations and tips. It reminds me that I haven’t mastered this skill, but it’s fun to keep trying.

While I’m settled in this nostalgic mood for a moment, I decided to look back at this year’s posts. As I combed through month by month, I noticed a few themes. And I love how this blog serves as a journal for my family, as well as a go-to resource (and virtual filing cabinet) for some fun and creative ideas.

Here are some of the highlights. Links to each post are included!

{ONE} We Organized the House: Home Office Makeover, Pet Supplies, Getting Ready for Guests, and a Few Fall Decorations

{TWO} We Played in the Garden: A Fairy Garden, Spring TipsCleaning Your Tools, and Arranging Flowers

{THREE} We Explored the Country: An Oregon Experience, Relaxing Beach Visit, and a South Dakota Road Trip

{FOUR} We Hosted Fun Parties: A Bearthday Party, a Teen Birthday, and July 4th Fun

{FIVE} We Learned Some Important Lessons: Family Camping, and What My Parents Taught me About Marriage

What an amazing year! I’m excited to keep the blog rollin’ and hope you’ll stick with me on this journey.

In honor of the special occasion, I’d like to host a giveaway.

That’s right. You can enter to win a $25 gift card. There will be two winners for this two-year blogiversary. Did you catch the “two” theme?

All you need to do is get your name in the mix by entering below. Follow me on Pinterest, visit the Neat Nook on Facebook, and leave a blog comment to get your name entered four times!!

The drawing will be held next Sunday night at 9pm CST. So you have more than a week to enter. Winners will be announced on Monday, 10/17/16 on the blog – and also on Facebook.

Good luck and here’s to another crazy year together!!

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Much love,



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