It’s Been 3 Years

I think having a blog is a lot like having a child. You create it, you nurture it and you (hopefully) watch it grow. It’s also amazing how quickly the time goes by, just like watching your children grow.

I can’t believe today marks the 3 year anniversary of my very post. You can read that here. It’s an introduction to who I am, but I guess I should probably update it. Now we are legit empty nesters, our son has graduated from college and gotten married, and our daughter is half way through her junior year. Time is flying by and I’m enjoying the ride.

Look how young they looked, especially Katie.

Here we are Christmas of 2016.

And here we are 2018…3 short years later, and one sweet new daughter-in-law. I think Katie has changed the most of all of us.

When someone asks me what my blog is about, I respond with, “it’s a lifestyle blog”. I love to share anything and everything.
Life ✔️
Recipes ✔️
Decor ✔️
DIY ✔️
Friendship ✔️
Beauty ✔️
Fashion ✔️
Speaking of fashion. The very first fashion post I did {here} was probably one of the hardest. Hitting publish on something you feel totally unqualified to do is weighty.

I think my style and my writing have both evolved in the last 3 years. And while I have so much more to learn, I feel I’ve accomplished a lot. I’ve learned how to make collages, monetize this here space and work with companies, but my greatest accomplishment is YOU…my friends.

The friendships that have come out of this little blog have been such a blessing to my life. There are so many of you that I get to interact with on a daily basis and I LOVE that. Thank you seems so small for what I really feel, but they are the only words I can come up with to express my gratitude.

I can also tell you that if you’d told me 3 years ago I’d have met up with 5 other women, who I’d only ever met 1 of them and spend a weekend, I’d have probably said, “yeah, right!” Talk about growth. These women are now my blogging tribe! (read our story here)

So I’d have to say each and every year has brought growth, experiences and knowledge and more friends.

Thank you for letting me share my life with you and for leaving your comments and allowing me to get to know you. Without you, there is no reason for Coast to Coast to exist.

Here’s to many more years of spending our days together.

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45 Comments

  1. Kellyann
    January 29, 2019 / 3:05 am

    Well happy three years my friend! having a blog is a lot like having a child, thank heavens it sleeps through the night! Congratulations on building a site you can be proud of and you have accomplished quite a bit in a short time. It is funny how life brings us together in such strange ways. My blog will be 3 in April and there was absolutely no way I could have ever predicted what I’d get out of it. The friendships are the very best blessing though and my life has been so blessed because of them! Cheers to 3 years and many, many more!!!
    Love ya friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • January 31, 2019 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you so much sweet friend. How could I have ever known all the blessing this blog would bring me? One of which is your friendship! I swear I thought you’d been blogging longer than me. So funny we started so close together. Love you bunches!! XO

  2. Savvy Southern Chic
    January 29, 2019 / 3:22 am

    Congrats to you! It’s quite a journey.

  3. Living on Cloud Nine
    January 29, 2019 / 3:42 am

    Tearing up over here because I know this journey. A few weeks marks 4 years from me and oh how I have grown as a person and it has become so much more than I thought it would be to be emotionally. And it as helped with the kids getting older and my home and work role dwindling. YOU bring such sweetness, style, grace and a wealth of information to this bloggy world and you enrich lives that I bet you don’t even know how much! I know my life is richer for knowing you and appreciating all the goodness you bring!! I’m proud of you and I adore you!!! xo

    • January 31, 2019 / 9:47 pm

      I thought you’d been blogging even longer than that. You’ve accomplished so much. What a blessing it’s been becoming friends with you. You’re just the sweetest and I love you dearly!!! XO

  4. Paula@SweetPea
    January 29, 2019 / 3:47 am

    Happy Blogiversary!

  5. January 29, 2019 / 5:03 am

    Love you, dear Friend! Happy Blogiversary!! Your blog will always be one of my favorites!

  6. January 29, 2019 / 6:20 am

    Congrats on 3 years of blogging. Yes, I agree – Katie has changed the most. She really grew up. Love your blog – it’s a must read for me!

    • January 31, 2019 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you so much Tanya! I’m so happy we’ve gotten to know one another through our blogs. XO

  7. January 29, 2019 / 6:43 am

    Happy Blogversary!! I do think the best thing is the relationships we’ve formed through this blogging thing. I would never have imagined that when I started either.
    And the evolution too!! It’s so wonderful to see what others are doing across this world and learn from them.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • January 31, 2019 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you Jodie! It’s such a fun thing we all have in common. XO

  8. Heather Bramlett
    January 29, 2019 / 7:00 am

    Happy Blogiversary! I just celebrated 3 years! I love the relationships we form through blogging!

  9. Kim Taylor
    January 29, 2019 / 7:35 am

    I think this is awesome! I love that you’re in Cali- seems like most of the bloggers I started following were located in Texas (hello Shelly and Holly!) and that is how I found you! Love your sweet space here! Happy Blogiversary! xo

    • January 31, 2019 / 9:42 pm

      Thanks Kim! I’m so happy I’ve gotten to know you. You’re such a fun, sweet person and I love your zest for life!!! XO

      • Kim Taylor
        January 31, 2019 / 9:42 pm

        Thank you! What a kind thing to say! xo

  10. January 29, 2019 / 10:18 am

    Happy Blogiversary, Lisa! You’ve done a great job. Isn’t it fun watching the kids grow up? So special.

    • January 31, 2019 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you Kim!!! Yes, it’s so fun and I don’t think they have a clue how much everyone knows them. LOL

  11. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    January 29, 2019 / 11:05 am

    LOVE this! 🙂 Happy blog anniversary! Making friendships is the best part. My blog was at first a mom blog, then a craft/DIY blog and now I enjoy Lifestyle! I love how you share tidbits about your kids/young adults on the blog, they’re a big part of who you are (of course!).

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • January 31, 2019 / 9:38 pm

      Thank you Carrie!!!! I love that our blogs have brought us together. XO

  12. January 29, 2019 / 3:43 pm

    Congratulations Lisa, we were born in the same day! I didn’t feel so upbeat about my blogaversary, not having achieved much in 3 years. In fact, TP made me re-write today’s post because of my bad attitude – it felt like I was back at school! So I’m really happy that you’re ecstatic about your 3 years because you really have packed in a lot and grown so much as a blogger, well done! Hugs, x.

  13. January 29, 2019 / 3:49 pm

    So fun!! I love your style and enthusiasm for life!! 🙂

  14. January 29, 2019 / 5:59 pm

    Well, I had no idea you had not been blogging for a very long time. I guess I’ve been following you since shortly after you started blogging. I will be celebrating my 10th anniversary in mid-March. Yikes! that’s a long time. Congratulations, you do it well!

    • January 31, 2019 / 9:38 pm

      Isn’t that funny. I always assume people have just been doing it forever. 10 years is quite an accomplishment. Thanks Lea!! XO

  15. January 29, 2019 / 6:22 pm

    Happy 3 years!! I’m so happy I found your blog, it’s one of my favorite daily reads now! Hears to many more fun years!!

  16. Patty Richey
    January 30, 2019 / 3:35 am

    Congrats on the Anniversary! I find the fashion posts the hardest. I am so hard on my self in photos. You are doing great girl!

    Patty
    GoodBetterBestFood.blogspot.com

    • January 31, 2019 / 9:38 pm

      Thank you Patty! It’s so easy to be hard on ourselves. Thanks for the sweet comment. XO

  17. Gina Daily
    January 30, 2019 / 6:55 am

    Happy 3 Year Anniversary! Congrats on making it this far – it’s a big commitment! And glad you have such an amazing tribe of blogger friends! Hope someday we will get to meet too, one of us just needs to cruise the coastline for a bit! LOL!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

    • January 31, 2019 / 9:38 pm

      Thanks so much Gina! I hope we get to meet someday too! XO

  18. jess
    January 30, 2019 / 8:17 am

    Happy 3 year Blog Anniversary! That is great Lisa! I always enjoy reading what others learn from their blogs and how people’s style or lives have evolved. I enjoy reading yours!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  19. February 3, 2019 / 9:30 am

    Happy 3rd blogaversary, my sweet blog mom! 🙂 I’m so glad we found each other through blogging! One of my current besties IRL is someone I originally met through blogging, back when my college bffl and I had a blog together 11 years ago! I definitely didn’t expect to make such deep friendships through blogging, and it has been such a joy. Looking forward to another three years with you! xoxo

    • February 3, 2019 / 6:19 pm

      Thank you blog daughter!!! That’s my favorite and always make me smile. Seriously, the friendships are just so sweet and such an unexpected blessing. Hope you have the best week sweet-pea! XO

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