Happy Blog-iversary!

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So wordpress tells me that today is indeed my 1 year Blog-Iversary! Hard to believe I’ve been writing as the Country Wife for 1 year…but that means I’ve also been married for over a year! Tonight I spent some time looking back at old posts and old blog pictures. I can tell that over just one year (not constant posting) that I really let myself show my true side by the end of this year. When I first started blogging I don’t think I really knew what kind of voice I was going for; but now I know. My voice is me! Sounds silly right? I follow so many different bloggers and I realized the ones I like best are the ones who are real. They aren’t trying to pretend that they are someone else, or they or living a better life than the rest of us. They show their true lives, and I hope to do the same!
So let me finish this post with a big THANK YOU to all my readers/likers/followers. I know I didn’t post all the time and maybe not about the most interesting things, but I will cherish that I have my first year of marriage chronicled here, and I got to share it will all of you!

My goals for this next blog year are:

1. Be Me 100%
2. Blog More!
3. Enjoy Every Minute! (Blogging is no fun when its a chore…)

Thanks again everyone!

The Country Wife

The Start of Year #2 & De-stressing!

Work today was a bear…or maybe more like an entire freakin’ circus!! My day started out crazy and just kept getting worse, and the whole time I’m thinking to myself “what will I do to relax when I get home?” Then I remember that its been a long time since I’ve sat down and written! So long, that many of you probably thought that I forgot about this blog…but I didn’t! I can pretty much sum up the past 6 weeks (almost 2 months) in just a few words:
-Gardening/Canning
-Editing Photos
-Weddings
-Laundry/Cleaning
– Work (can’t forget about that 40hr/week fun…)

Maybe its just me (although I doubt it), but summer has to be just about the busiest time for me! Its easy to say that this year was definitely our year for going to weddings, and most of them happened to fall in the summer months. Also we kicked up production in the garden this year (since we didn’t have a wedding to plan) and I was bound and determined to do something with all our harvested goodies. I did do great in preserving stuff this year and even got to make some different things, like jam, jelly and roasted tomatoes! I know it will be worth all the hard work this winter.

ALSO, since K and I celebrated our first anniversary this past weekend, I think its due time for a little revamping of the blog! First, I need to change my tag line since we are onto year number 2 and hopefully I will have much more to blog about ;). Be on the look out for more posts, more pictures and more me! After all, we did reach the unofficial end of summer, which means shorter days and the sooner I will end up on the couch blogging!!

The Country Wife