My one-year blogiversary!

Can you believe it?

I’ve been blogging for over a year here at Lighten Up!

Okay, technically it has been one year and eleven days, but I just realized it, and I think it is time for a celebration!

Let’s take a behind the scenes look at what’s happened since this time last year…

270 posts.

I posted almost every day until I left on this trip, and I plan to get back to that schedule when I get home.

5,000+ views…

Wow. That doesn’t even count any of you who read in an RSS feed like Google Reader.

…from 57 different countries. started tracking the countries in February, so who knows! I may have gotten that 58th country prior to that. 😉

30 comments a month, on average!

Thank you so much for each and every one. I love comments. Love them. Love, love, love. Drop in and say hi, anytime.

Come join the party!

Oooh… let’s have a party game. Tell me your favorite way to relax, favorite party treat, and favorite day of the year… It’ll be fun to see who is out there!

xo – Lori

6 thoughts on “My one-year blogiversary!

  1. My Favorite way to relax well there are 2. Walking the dog at the park with the group of dog walkers and the second is reading a good book on the deck in the beautiful weather. Favorite party treat, chips and dip mmm. My favorite day would be my birthday because I love that I made it another year of wonderful life.


    1. Ooh, I’ll have to second the chips and dip – as long as you mean tortilla chips and salsa! Hope everything is going super well way over there for you guys!
      xo – Lori


  2. Favorite way to relax: at the beach or swimming in the ocean. I love the waves and the sun and reading in the sand 🙂 Favorite party treat: margaritas. I don’t know how to make them, so I love when someone has them at a party! Favorite day of the year?… Christmas Eve or any day I can swim in the ocean or be at the beach when it’s warm 🙂 But to me, the night before Christmas always feels like my New Year’s Eve — like everything can be new again on Christmas Day, and it’s always cozy and I love it.
    love you, dear Sis — congrats on Year One of Blog


    1. Thank you, thank you! It is amazing that I have been up to this for a whole year. I like it, because I feel like you can actually know what I am doing when I am too busy (read: lame) to call you.

      I think of Labor Day as my New Year’s Eve! The new school year always seems like a new start, this year more than ever.


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