Happy Blog-i-versary to me.

5 years ago this week, I typed up my first Brooklyn Limestone post. It isn't hard to remember how monumental the task of transforming this wreck felt back then - I was always stressed and overwelmed. While I could do with being 5 years younger, I'm definitely happy to have the stress of a gut renovation way behind me. It wasn't until that was over we started traveling again, I had time to be crafty and just getting back to being normal.

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In that first year, we boiled the paint off old doorknobs, hacked off vintage tile to reuse on our kitchen backsplash, made a bedroom into a kitchen, a kitchen into an office, redesigned the most disguisting bathroom of all time, scoured the east coast for architectural salvage, picked out countless paint colors, and sneaked a few fake details in the mix.

I would not have guessed how this blog would have changed over the years (I never planned on showing my face or talking about anything other than the renovation) but a giant hug and kiss for any of you who have stuck around since then. This is my happy place. Happy Blog-i-versary to me.

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52 comments:

  1. http://ap2ch.blogspot.com/9:17 AM

    Wow 5 years is incredible! Congrats!

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  2. Stacy@RedDoorHome9:20 AM

    Happy five years!  Your home is gorgeous and worth all the time and effort you have spent. I have enjoyed following you on your journey and am looking forward to what is ahead! 

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  3. Happy Blogiversary! Think how much you've done and accomplished in those 5 years! Terrific!

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  4. Congrats!  I've only been reading your blog for a few months, but look forward to reading your posts every day!

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  5. cassie {hi sugarplum}9:37 AM

    Happy 5 years!! It's been a joy to follow along as long as I have, and can't wait for each new post!

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  6. This is our wonderfully happy place too! Thank you for sharing with us! Happy day to you!

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  7. Happy Blogiversary, that is a big milestone!  I love reading about your renovations and decorations.  Keep it UP!

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  8. Brianne Howard10:00 AM

    Happy Blogiversary!  You've done an incredible amount in those five year!

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  9. Andrea Ritcey10:00 AM

    Happy Anniversary to you and all of us.  I really love reading your blog so thank you!!!!!

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  10. Rhoda @ southernhospitality10:50 AM

    Congrats, Stefanie!  I know how much work it takes to sustain a blog & celebrate with you.  Mine is coming up 5 years on Feb. 1st & wow, has it been a fun ride.  Aren't we glad we started when we did?! 

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  11. Vinita10:52 AM

    Happy blog-i-versary! Hope you're celebrating with champagne later!

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  12. Happy Anniversary!! You have a fabulous house and a fantastic blog to show for it :-)

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  13. Alandval201111:12 AM

    When you look back on those Before pictures, it's really amazing how you guys brought that limestone back to life.  That was BRAVE!  Kudos on a beautiful home!!

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  14. Happy 5 years - that is crazy how long it's been! I started reading your blog 4 years ago - a bit of a ways through your renovation and I've absolutely loved seeing it all come together and all read all about your crafts & travels since.  Congrats!

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  15. Centsational Girl11:20 AM

    Wow, how time does fly by!  I love your blog and I'm so happy whenever a new post pops up in my reader, whatever you're writing about is always so interesting, the DIY and the travel, all so fab!  So happy to have met you too, and cheers to your five year milestone!  Yippeeeee!
    xo
    Kate

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  16. Amazing it has been five years! Time flies

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  17. I've been following you for about 3 years and am now kicking myself for not reading through all your old posts - I didn't know you could boil old paint off door hardware!!!! Ugh, the hours I could have saved :-)

    Thanks for all your amazing posts. I have also shared your passport art posting with several friends, since I copied your idea - it's very popular with our guests!

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  18. Heather12:03 PM

    Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question
    about your blog!


     


    HeatherVonSJ[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. Happy five years. You've come a long way. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. :)

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  20. Wrenaria12:09 PM

    Happy five years. You've come a long way. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. :)

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  21. Congrats, we have lived in our home for almost five years and have no where near completed the projects you have. Such a lovely home that needed a loving family to take care of it. Glad you found one another!

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  22. Happy Anniversary! Making it Lovely started 5 years ago as well. Who knew we were all on the same page in 2007.

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  23. Thanks! Glad you could put the idea to good use. I can't take credit for the boiling idea - that is all Martha - but it is amazing.

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  24. Happy Blogiversary indeed!! Here's to many more! xo

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  25. Congrats on sticking with both your renovation and your blog! Neither one is a small commitment of time and energy, so your efforts are much appreciated!

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  26. Happy Blogiversary indeed!  I only recently (in the past year) discovered what a blog was, but ever since I found yours I've been hooked.  It also makes me feel comforted to see where your house began and the transformation that has taken place.  I need all the inspiration that I can get these days.

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  27. You were my introduction to the blog world. Your posts never disappoint! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home, your travels and your over all awesome-ness!

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  28. Happy Blogiversary! There have been at least 5 five-year posts in my feed reader this week, so that's even crazier. Bunches of great bloggers had the idea all at the same time. So glad you're around and still blogging. Congrats.

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  29. Happy Blogiversary!  Congrats on reaching such a huge milestone.  I've really enjoyed seeing your blog evolve.

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  30. Jillstigs1:42 PM

    Happy 5 yrs!  Love your blog and have been following it for at least 3 of them!  :)

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  31. That is a major accomplishment. Congratulations! I only joined this past year but have really enjoyed seeing everything you've achieved. 

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  32. Jackielnx2:03 PM

    happy blogiversary! I actually remember first reading about your project on brownstoner...maybe before you were officially blogged it? Congrats...i've gotten some great ideas from you and inspiration galore!
    xo jackie
    designsmitten.blogspot.com

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  33. Tricia Rose2:45 PM

    You are right, that is an iconic disgusting bathroom - worst ever!  I'm so glad you took that photo to show what you had to work with - congratulations, and in only five years...

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  34. Megan@twodelighted3:33 PM

    Congratulations. I have been a reader for about 3 years and your home and blog have been quite an inspiration to me. You need to go out and buy yourself a cake!

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  35. Congratulations! What a wonderful milestone. It's always fun to look back on what you've accomplished over the years.

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  36. melinda ke4:38 PM

    Happy 5 years, you have been a wonderful source of inspiration!

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  37. Happy Blogiversary!  5 years of blogging is awesome!  

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  38. ramblingrenovators6:04 PM

    High 5! I think I've been here since the beginning! Such a great journey. I've enjoyed watching your home and your blog evolve. So happy to have met you in person too. Happy blogiversary Stefanie. 

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  39. Kendallsimmons26:43 PM

    It's truly inspirational what you've managed to do in the last 5 years. You should be so proud of yourself!

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  40. Deborah6:46 PM

    Happy Anniversary!! I just discovered your blog a cuple of weeks ago & I stayed up late several nights juatt to read all the installments of your renovation.  It is absolutely beautiful! 

    Keep on bloggin'--Deborah

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  41. Kayla Bohan8:13 PM

    Happy 5!! I don't remember how, but your blog was the very first design/decor/craft/life musing blog I ever read about a year and a half ago, and I was immediately hooked! I loved coming back to your blog every day, and you indirectly introduced me to a whole new community that I never knew existed. It is amazing to see what you've done in your home, and I adore all of the different projects you come up with, but your amazing photos might be my favorite part :-) 

    Thank you for so many random things and congratulations!

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  42. Pablo Bouzada8:46 PM

    Happy 'Blogiversary' to you! =) I hope you keep posting for a long, long time! =)

    http://bloobreyplace.blogspot.com

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  43. Yay!  Congratulations!  As a novice blogger and just beginning our whole house gut...I'm totally jealous of you and can't wait to reach that point!  Happy anniversary!  Love your blog FYI!

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  44. Wow. I hadn't seen the tub before. That was a hot pink mess. Such a long way Limestone has come! Congrats on five years of renovations and blogging. Love your style, and I'll keep coming back for more!

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  45. Happy five years! I can't believe we started at just about the exact same time.

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  46. Congrats Stephanie for never giving up on such a monumental project, the Limestone. High praise for competing a project that so many would never be able to do, me included. Now you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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  47. Marcelena Melton3:59 PM

    Thanks for hangin around for 5 years- we all really appreciate all the hard work you put into your wonderful house and (the best part for me)Halloween decorating! Keep up the good work; you really are an inspiration to me and my house and desire to start a blog someday soon!

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  48. goagainstthegrain10:35 PM

    congrats on 5 great years and to many more!

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  49. Shiori11:16 PM

    Congratulations! And I've enjoyed every minute of reading.

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  50. Congrats on your 5 year blog-i-versary! 5 years is like an eternity in the blog world! Congrats! Wishing you another amazing 5 years of blogging!

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  51. Elizabeth@themustardceiling2:03 AM

    Happy 5 year Bloggiversary, congratulations! You have accomplished so much, and your home is beautiful.

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