Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday to My Blog!

One year ago today, I wrote my first post on Inspiration and Rough Drafts.  I started this blog as a creative outlet, something to encourage me to write on a regular basis and share it with others.  The name really says it all--I wanted to be creative, try new things, find inspiration, and then write about it without worrying about being perfect.

Life isn't perfect, but it's interesting and fascinating and fun.  There are ups and downs, people who come in and out of our lives.  Along the way, we learn what brings us joy, what challenges us, and what we need in life.  I know I love writing--it makes me happy, it always calls me to keep working and growing, and it is what I need to express myself and feel fulfilled.

Being creative, whether it involves writing, food, fashion, or home decor, feeds my soul.  And of course, my wonderful husband, family and friends mean everything to me, so this blog highlights the celebrations we share as well.  In some of the most stressful or confusing times, I know that the people I love and my faith in God are what make life worth living.

Hope you have enjoyed this first year of posts--this one is #93!  Looking back, I see how far I've come and how much I've done over the past year.  Plus I've discovered so much information and inspiration through other people's blogs--it's truly a little community.  Much more to come...

And as a fun recap to celebrate my blog's first birthday... here's a "taste" of the treats that have graced Inspiration and Rough Drafts this year!  (Can you tell I have a sweet tooth?)  Which one was your favorite?

"Big Huge Birthday Party Post" 11.07.2010

"Dessert + Booze = Rum Cake" 02.19.2011

"One Year Down, Forever to Go" 06.06.2011

"Tickled Pink - Baby Shower Fun" 04.18.2011

"Cake Pops for my BFF's Birthday!" 05.26.2011
"Impress Guests with this Fancy (Easy!) Dessert" 03.19.2011

"Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge" 12.14.2010

"Healthy Muffins vs. Sinful Cupcakes" 10.14.2010

"Two-Ingredient Brownie Muffins" 09.14.2010

"Big Huge Birthday Party Post" 11.07.2010

"Our New Year's Eve Celebration" 01.01.2011


  1. Congrats Mel. You have a beautiful gift. Thank you for sharing with all of us. That's a lot of sweets to celebrate your blog's one year birthday! Dad

  2. CONGRATS! And all these little sweet tooth creations look delicious and even pretty! those cupcakes are so cute! <3




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