February 29, 2012

Looking Back: My First Year Blogging

As most of you know my little blog is turning ONE next week! I can't believe how much has changed since I started my blog! This blog as truly been a blessing! I remember debating wether to start a blog or not and I'm so glad I took the plunge because I have met some wonderful people through it! I've made some wonderful friends and because of this little blog I opened up Blessed Design Studio! I can't stop thanking God for the wonderful blessings he has brought through my little blog design business! NEVER in a million years did I imagine I could do something I LOVE and get paid doing it! 

When my husband and I got married in 2005 My mother and I started a cleaning business and it was great making some money to help my husband out with bills and such! 7 months later we were expecting our first child and when Joshua was born we decided I could no longer keep cleaning homes and raise a baby. I have ALWAYS wanted to be a stay at home mom. My mom was a stay at home mom and I LOVED that she was ALWAYS there for us growing up. It was a bit tough in the beginning financially but God is so GREAT and we have seen his faithful hand in our family throughout the years, from a check in the mailbox when we didn't have enough money for diapers to a paid meal at a restaurant from strangers when all we had was $20 left for the week. Through the years we have had our ups and downs financially and I desperately seeked a way to help my husband out like selling stuff on Ebay. I started a birth announcement business in 2006 (Blessed Announcements) when my son was born but it wasn't really successful. So when I started my blog, I began playing around with design and found out how quickly I loved to design my blog! (as you can tell I've been changing my design quite often) I prayed about it and with God's help I opened up Blessed Design Studio! Ever since then I haven't been without a customer! I am SO THANKFUL! I have had the priviledge of working with such wonderful people designing their blogs and I know none of this wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for #1 God and #2 Starting this blog.

I can't wait for next week! For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about: We will be having a huge giveaway to celebrate my first year blogging! We have 24 participants and 5 prize packs! I will be sharing more details on the giveaway tomorrow and I will present ALL of the participants on Friday!
Thank you ALL so much for following me along!! It REALLY means a lot to me!! 


  1. That is a very awesome testimony!! Very encouraging and I am very happy for you :)

  2. Congrats! Happy early birthday! :)

  3. also, I was just wondering.. where did my button go? :P

  4. Congrats, Cindy! Can't you've only been blogging for a year... your blog is amazing :D It really is all to His glory :) Btw, I really really love the new update on your blog design! How do you make those pinterest/fb buttons on top?

  5. Wow only a year? Your blog looks so good... Great story, and yes.. Like weiya said above, all glory to God

  6. Your blog is just so beautifully designed, and congrats on the anniversary! Thanks for stopping by our place and following...we're following you back!


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