October 26, 2016

Ten and Counting- A Giveaway


I have been struggling to find time to get over here to talk to you guys. There are so many reasons why, all good, that it has taken me so long and I look forward to coming back to share with you when I have more time because, honestly I'm just bursting at the seems with things to tell you about but...first things first!


You guys!  A week ago this past Sunday was the 10th anniversary of the very first day that I pushed Publish on this little corner of the internet. This place has been such a blessing to me. Ten years ago my baby was starting kindergarten and I was feeling a little out of sorts about who I was and what I should be doing. I can't believe what an adventure began that day.


The very first blog I ever heard about was my sweet friend Kim's blog Dear Daisy Cottage. Kim and I had known each other for a few years before she ever hit the publish button herself. It was one of many times she inspired me to step out of my comfort zone. She is like part mentor, part heroine to me. She represents all that is good and pure about blogging and social media. She is truly authentic. There is no hustle, no agenda, just pure heart, love and connection. I love her. That is what first drew me to blogging and what continues to draw me to blogging.


This internet home of mine has been so important to not just me, but to my family over the years. I can't imagine not having this space to record our memories. This past 10 years has brought it's share of heartache and happiness and many of you have been through a good portion of that with me. I never could have guessed ten years ago that I would end up where I am right now and who knows what the next ten will bring but I will be right here sharing it from my heart with all of you and I hope you might still be here reading it.

I want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your kind comments and support and friendship. I have decided to have a giveaway as my way of saying thank you. I'd like to send you a box of coziness from my Cottage Nest to yours. I'll include some of my favorite things: an embroidered bag I made, Anthro mug, tea, Rifle Paper Co journal, washi tape, as well a little taste of my Village and whatever happy thing I find to pop in the box! There is nothing special you need to do to enter, just leave a comment with your email address and if you wanted to share with me, a favorite thing of yours from my blog, well, I wouldn't mind hearing it, but it is certainly not required. I really and truly blog for myself and my people but I so love having you here and hearing your thoughts. I will pick a random winner at 8am eastern time on Monday October 30, 2016.


I just couldn't let another day pass without popping in to celebrate with you. Now I'm off to enjoy the rest of my sacred day with this yummy start and lots of making on my mind! I hope your day is filled with loveliness!

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91 comments:

  1. Congrats on 10 years Jen!! So happy to have found you in the blogging world! I love hearing about your village and your sweet family and your projects. You inspire me, girl!

    Just in case I am the lucky winner, my email is rjmboo@gmail.com

    Enjoy your blogiversary! :) xoxo You're the best!

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  2. Happy Anniversary! 10 years is a long time! I've been at it 8 1/2 and I forgot that you've been doing it even longer. I love hearing about your family and your love of your long-waited-for home in the village that you love so much. Thanks for being out there, Jen!

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  3. Congratulations on your 10th year blogging! I look forward to every new bit of news from you! My favorite thing from your blog is the dioramas you and your party guests made at Christmas several years ago. Your dioramas were divine inspiration to me and I made some of my own for gifts the following Christmas. They were a big hit with my sisters and nieces!

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  4. Happy 10 year Blog Anniversary♥ So lovely♥

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  5. ((((Jen)))))

    One day we will meet in person, as our hearts have met in soul and spirit and I will hug you as hard as I can, for I love you dearly. YOU inspire ME.... YOU are SO what is right with this world - your love for your family and home - contagious ... your love and respect for life and what truly matters - encouraging and so reaffirming that everything will be okay. You share in Blogland like no other. This is a sacred place. One feels love when here. And that my dear friend, is a gift you give to us and the world. I am and always will be so PROUD of you and so proud and honored to know you. Congratulations beautiful girl on your ten year human and very personal masterpiece. Thank you for all the joy you have given me in my life. You are simply golden.

    Love always,

    Kim

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  6. Happy Blog-i-versary! I love the comfortable feeling of your blog and am so envious of your "Sacred Day"! I am planning on starting to schedule one for myself come the new year. Thank you for sharing yourself with us!

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  7. Congratulations on 10 years! Yours was one of the first blogs I found when I started years ago. It's still a warm, welcoming place!

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  8. Happy 10th Blogerversary. I hope you have a fabulous rest of week. x

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  9. I loved your search for your village home, and I also love pictures of you and your family enjoying the front porch. Happy Anniversary! Heather fowlerhm@comcast.net

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  10. I love that you live near me, so I can appreciate all that the village has to offer when you blog about it! lisa.shereen@gmail.com

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  11. I've been reading for the whole ten years, and even made a move to a magical village just a couple of years after you did. Thank you for all the inspiration!

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  12. Felicitaciones por los 10 años! Es un placer leer su blog, las fotografías preciosas, es un deleite su blog, muy inspirador,la forma en que habla de su pueblo, y encontrar su lugar en el mundo.
    Ojalá sea la ganadora, mi mail, vickydecaro@fibertel.com.ar
    Gracias por compartir parte desus momentos con nosotras! Cariños!

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  13. Congratulations on your 10th blogiversary! I just discovered your blog in the last year. One of the first blogs I read was Kim @ Dear Daisy Cottage. One of my favorite things about your blog is the village and the scenes you show when you are out and about. It seems like such a great place to live. Of course, I love your cottage, decorating, dog, etc. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

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  14. Dear Jen, congrats on your 10 years! What I love about reading your words is that they reflect a great sense of cozyness, humility and gratefulness. You are like a great cup of chai: warm, sweet, conforting! Here's my email, in case I'm the lucky one: julanctot@gmail.com

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  15. I can't express how much your blog has inspired me and lifted me, throughout the past 8 years. Thank you for doing what you do. I am going through a really hard time right now...my life could be a living soap opera (lol), and your blog has been a bright spot in it all. Thank you, again:)

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  16. 10 years - a cause to celebrate! I enjoy your blog (and Instagram). You are real. Authentic. I admire your style, creative nature, and sense of family. I feel like you are a kindred. Thanks! <3

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  17. Congrats on 10 years!! I have only been reading your blog a few months, but I love it. It's peaceful and inspires me to be creative and just have fun with it.. kind of how you described your friends blog! Hoping I win! The giveaway sounds so fun!
    Bonniestoltzfoos@gmail.com

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  18. Happy 10th blogiversary! This is always a warm, peaceful & lovely place to visit. I love your style, the colors you choose, hearing about your village, and the vintage goodness in your sweet cottage. I'm happy to hear you plan on sharing your world for another 10 years.

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  19. Reading a post from you is the calm in my day. Your post are always from the heart and they leave me with a warm feeling. I've been reading your blog for years and have always been just a lurker and have never commented here before. I just want you to know that I am happy you have been here as long as you have and intend to be for a long time. I love your blog.

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  20. Hi Jen, congratulations on 10 years! I have been reading your blog for several years. I remember when you were planning your dreamy trip to Paris and England. I love to knit, craft, decorate and bake and so I find lots of inspiration in your words and photos. I have 2 kids, a son and daughter. My daughter is turning 12 next month and she loves to read and craft, like your Emma and I have enjoyed looking back through some of your older posts from when she was that age to see glimpses of what she was doing at that age, party ideas, etc. I wish I knew you in real life because I'm sure we would be great friends!! littlebundle123 (at) gmail (dot) com Thanks so much for hosting a giveaway!

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  21. Happy 10th Anniversary I love your photographs and hearing about your enchanting village Anne at alombardi2007@yahoo.com

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  22. Thanks for sharing your life! I love being a part of it. Congrats to your 10 years. Milena

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  23. I love everything about your simple little life...thank you for sharing!

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  24. I love the pom pom embroidered thing...Would you make something like that for me to buy? I cannot embroider!
    Thank you!
    Jill

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  25. Oh Jen, that ís a long time!! Your blog cheers me up, every single time! The stories, the pictures, the things you show us, your ideas. But most of all: the colours! I lóooove your colours (or colors, lol) <3 You know you're very welcome to restyle my house, don't you, hahaha! I'd love to participate but I understand if you can't send abroad ;) ! (caerleon@hetnet.nl) Looking forward to your next post!

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  26. happy 10 years of blogging, jen! I always find your posts so peaceful and a place where I visit to slow down my own mind... your photos are beautiful and the glimpses of your home and village are my favorite! hugs, friend!

    oopsiemaizie@yahoo.com

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  27. Happy 10th anniversary!! I adore everything about your little cottage and I often dream of living somewhere as perfect as your village. I tell my husband often that I must be your long lost daughter! Lol
    <3Lindsey

    lindseykirton@gmail.com

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  28. Congratulations!! I am so happy I found your blog several years ago. I have loved following you family and always look forward to new posts. I always come away feeling peaceful and inspired. And as I have said before I have total kitchen envy. I think of your blog each time I walk into my moms sewing room because she has a pin cushion you made. :)

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  29. Happy ten year anniversary, sweet lady! I adore your blog and come here often for inspiration and eye candy! I always find peace, creativity and thoughtfulness. I hope I get to meet you one day!

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  30. Your blog was one of the very first blogs I started reading eight years ago. I've loved popping in and seeing your day to day life from moving into your dream home, finding yummy recipes on here to try and just perusing the pretty colors that adorn your home! Thank you for sharing your life with all of us and being you. Congratulations on your ten year blogging anniversary!!

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  31. I've been reading your blog for a while but haven't commented yet. I love getting to see sneak peeks into your craft room. You have so many interesting things on your blog and it's a great inspiration to get crafting!

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  32. I started following you on Instagram to see your pics when there isn't a new blog. I like your vibe. :) careenw@gmail.com

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  33. I love all your posts. I was particularly inspired by your Sacred Day.
    Melanie glmixon@gmail.com

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  34. I love the colours on your blog. I think it is so cozy and warm. Keep on going blogging we are some that follows you. Hugs from Lina.
    I hope to win the sweet cup it is so sweet. linahallund@msn.com

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  35. Congrats on 10 years!! I am so glad we "met" several years ago. You have always been so creative, you inspire me! Please don't enter me in the giveaway, as I am unsettled and moving soon, and I just don't want to pack one more thing, lol.

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  36. 10 years!! It seems so funny that I have "known" you that long, but we have never met. One of these days! You inspire me to live an authentic life, lady. xxxooo
    kflemingantiques@yahoo.com

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  37. Hi and Happy Blogaversary!
    I adore your blog! It's not just "great content" or the lovely photos, but I feel like I am talking with a friend. You have a lovely way of writing and expressing your feelings and you make me feel like I am part of it (whatever you are posting about.)
    Anyway, I am glad this isn't a post about you choosing to no longer blog, because you would be sorely missed!
    Carol (carol@hfhco.com)
    puretsimple.blogspot.com

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  38. Congratulations on 10 big years. What a true inspiration you are. Your blog gives me peace and tranquility. It reminds me that I too have to look at the things I love that are in my relationships, home and my town, actually all around me!!! They're everywhere, however we have to SEE them not ignore while we get all caught up in this big fast world. I hope you continue beyond another 10 years as this is good medicine.
    Thank you for your mindful thoughts and putting them in writing.
    sallyrcorona@gmail.com

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  39. Happy blog birthday! It is my birthday too! I love your sweet little space, with it's bright cheery colors. So different from my home, but beautiful- a palette I would love to emulate. Your pictures let me dream and imagine! Here's to 10 more years of The Cottage Nest!

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  40. Oh Jen! TEN years! I can't believe it! You are one of the first blogs I found and I was SMITTEN! Your way with words and your projects, big and small, were so inspiring to me. I can't believe I don't know your friend, Kim's blog---but I don't. I am going to head over there and check that out.

    I have been inspired by your move to The Village and how life altering that was/is for you. You have made me long for some of the simpler things in life-things I didn't even realize I was missing until I thought about it---a small bit of embroidery or a sweetly patterned floral fabric paired with an equally beautiful cup. So much...I have learned so much and I have cried with you over some sad moments and smiled through tears at some heartwarming moments. You have shared it all here.

    I wish you ten more years of happy blogging and hope I live long enough to enjoy AT LEAST another 10 years of reading!!! xo Diana

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  41. I visit you because you are so truly authentic. I love the photos you choose to show also, and your style of writing. I just love your blog! Kim was and is a wonderful person and writer. I think hers was the first blog I started reading. Great gal!
    Brenda

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  42. Congratulations! I really enjoy the home town feel I get every time I read about your family, your home and your neighborhood. I have to confess I have looked it up on the map to see where you live and ponder if I could move there. Your color palette in your home is so calm and refreshing and I love how you celebrate special occasions in your family. You inspire me to simplify and take moments to just be. Thanks so much and I look forward to your continued journey and celebration of life.

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  43. Love reading your blog because it's like visiting a friend (I just haven't met yet). We are both Hoosiers, love to vacation in Michigan, love our small communities, appreciate peaceful surroundings ...and are the parents of teens. Your decor and projects are inspiring, and I look forward to every post. :) lorrimalone@twc.com

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  44. Congrats Jen! I was just thinking the other day, that for a lot of us it has been many years since we started our blogs. I am happy that you are still going at it, I love to read about your children and your decorating. That is what drew me to you in the beginning. I fell in love with all your aqua and gorgeous and different crafts. I think if I had to name one thing that stands out to me in your blog, is your determination and hard work to find the house and life of your dreams. You did it! And not very many do ( I did it too!)and I think that is why I feel like we are kindred spirits. :) Kit

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  45. I love the so much about your blog but my favorite is how you make everything look so cozy and special. karin_mantor@yahoo.com

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  46. Atameling@gccsmi.org
    I don't even know how I came across your blog but it's been about 4 years since I started reading! I always enjoy the beautiful photos of your cozy home!

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  47. Congratulations! I always love it when I sign on and find you have posted something. I love your honesty and gentleness. I hope you had a beautiful day. Hugs! Bonnie

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  48. Ten years of blogging - wow! I can't remember how or when I found your blog, but so glad I did. Your blog is honestly one of my favorites. Your love for home, family and the Village you live in shines through with a gentleness and gratefulness that is heart-warming. Your photos are fantastic. You are sweet and genuine. Thank you for the chance to be included in your wonderful giveaway! xoxo, Melanie (melriley62@gmail.com)

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  49. Happy 😊 10th! I remember how you use to write about your favorite things, I believe it use to be a weekly thing? Anyways, it's how I found out about the amazing foot lotion from Bath &Body Works! I always love the pictures of around your house, inside and out! xoxo teriharvey 8@gmail.com

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  50. Happy blogerversary! I love your blog because it's a breath of fresh air. It's honest and authentic where others try to make their lives sound perfect. Your style and color palette are so cozy and inviting. Visiting your blog is like visiting a kindred spirit, thank you for inviting us on your porch!

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  51. March 5, 2008. That's the day I found your blog. I didn't know a thing about blogs, but I followed a rabbit trail and ended up here and I'm so glad I did! Thank you for the years of beauty, color, fun, inspiration and most of all, friendship. I have had so much fun watching you chase your dreams, JJ. Can't wait to see what the next ten years bring.
    xoxo,
    T

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  52. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! Your blog is such an inspiration to me. It leaves me warm and cozy inside.

    Robin
    lintoncottagenest@gmail.com

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  53. Congratulations on your first 10 years! I can't wait to see what comes in the next ten!:)

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  54. Happy Bloggaversary to you, Jen! I think I said on IG, I wish had known you 10 years ago!

    I love your stitching...your handiwork, calming words and the pretty colors of your home had me at Hello!

    Don't count me in on your giveaway. I love ya, girl but you have friends that go waaaaaaaay back! I wish for you another 10+ years!! ;-D

    Jane x

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  55. Happy 10th blog anniversary Jen! I wish I had found your blog sooner as I missed a few years of reading.... but it is nice to be able to pop over here now and see your gorgeous pictures and read your interesting, authentic words. Here's to the next 10!
    Helen xox

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  56. I discovered your blog this summer through Instagram. I ended paging back through four years of entries mostly to watch your house transform in reverse. I moved last fall and it's been a struggle because I sold the house I could've lived in forever for one toward which I feel mostly indifferent. (I never felt indifferent toward the old house--not for a second--and part of me still can't believe I don't live there and no longer own it.) But reading your blog and watching you enjoy your house really illustrated for me the choice I've been aware of everyday since moving: you gonna keep crying over this or just own the new house already? It was bizarre to me that reading some stranger's blog was making me feel better about something that no one else could help me with (even though many had tried). I'm really happy for you that you love where you live so much--I knew that feeling, and I hope you never have to trade it in for anything.

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  57. I've been a quiet reader for several years now and just want you to know that your quiet observations on the small and grand moments of life have meant a lot to me. Reading your blog centers me and inspires me to continue to work to make more time in my own life to value the moments that matter. Thanks for sharing your life with your readers and please know that you shine a light out into the world that means a great deal. Happy 10th anniversary!

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  58. happy blog anniversary, jen!! i found your blog seven years ago when we moved up here to the midwest from the deep south. it was such a source of comfort & warmth for a displaced southern girl and, the cottage nest is still my favorite place on the internet. thank you!!!

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  59. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging. Yours is one of a few that I follow and have quietly followed since the early days. Your heartfelt stories and lovely images of home and village and a life consciously lived draw me in, and inspire me!
    Thanks too for the reminder about Dear Daisy Cottage, another old fav.
    Many thanks for all you share, Joanne in Canada

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  60. Happy blog anniversary! I've enjoyed seeing pictures and snippets of your life and creations - your pictures make it look so cozy and serene, like I could just come through the screen to relax and enjoy. Thanks for sharing it all!

    Heidi - hfeury@gmail.com

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  61. Happy!Happy! 10 years :)!! I love your gentleness and honesty here at the cottage nest. Your eye for beauty is inspiring and has influenced my own "nest fluffing" as a middle-age wife & momma of 3 nearly-growns :)! I am always so tickled when I see "you" in the inbox! Your happiness is contagious! Thank you! If picked {squeal} my email is abcjones@comcast.net

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  62. Congratulations ! thanks for sharing your corner of the world with an authentic voice.I have been reading your blog from the beginning, it provides a bright spot in my week.
    Tracy- littleprince08@comcast.net

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  63. Congrats on 10 years! I am glad I found you, you bring a few moments of calm to my workday with your reality with your raw openness, it is refreshing. I love seeing your creations and occasional recipes you share, you are encouraging without even trying to be. Wishing you a lovely day in your Village.
    Suzie (suzie.dewulf@gmail.com)

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  64. I found your blog about a year ago and have been silently reading it very regularly since that day. You have inspired me to make the changes in my life that otherwise I might just dream of doing. Slowly and steadily I am making progress in that direction. Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for the inspiration! How lovely it would be to get a box of goodies from you...you have impeccable taste! My email address is gkrigo@aol.com

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  65. Hello! Happy 10 years!! My sister told me about your blog just a couple of weeks ago. I am into all things cozy, and she knew that your blog would feel like home to me! It is such a pleasure to read, thank you for starting it. As an introvert, it is the perfect way to feel connected! Many blessings to you!
    Laura- laurahesslau@comcast.net

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  66. Happy anniversary! I love seeing your home ...I like it that the inspirations I get are "doable" for me.
    jeanbeans64@gmail.com

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  67. Happy Blogging Anniversary ~ I have followed you for appx. 5-6 years. . . from living in the burbs to the quest for a home in "the village". I absolutely love that you keep things real ~ that it's all included, the good, the bad, and the "ugly" (although, not so sure I've ever seen "ugly" unless you're talking your kitchen update?) ~ you are a true inspiration to every person that wants a little bit more creativity, needs a gentle reassurance that beauty is all around us and that a bit of grace goes a long way. You've also reinforced the need for taking care of ourselves, and while we (I) may try, I think a friendly reminder now & again is always welcome. Thank YOU for doing YOU so very well and for giving the rest of us, the pleasure of peeking into your world.

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  68. Happy 10 years Jen! I have probably been following you most of this time...I would have found you from another blogs "favorite" list, and I can't remember who, but I'm so happy I did as you have become a favorite of mine! When I try to pinpoint the thing I love the most about your blog I think it would be reading about your journey to this place you are. And not just the dream come true (beautiful) house in the dream come true (charming) village, but the place of contentment and gratefulness you are in. Despite what you've gone through with your mom, your dad, and other things you have shared, you have found "home" in every sense of the word. Yay God! Thanks for sharing your life and your wonderful pictures!! (shellymarie61@gmail.com

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  69. I enjoy reading your blog. I absolutely love the tiny village you live in and your home. My husband and I have always wanted to live in a small village and yours fulfills every wish I ever have for village living. Thank you for sharing.

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  70. would love to win the giveaway yogiebea1964@gmail.com

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  71. Your blog always makes me feel cozy. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

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  72. Congrats on youre blog anniversary Please enter me in your giveaway

    linda m 5054oldcars@att.net

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  73. Happy 10th Anniversary! It has been so fun to find your blog and then meet you out and about in real life at Barnes and Nobles, Trader Joe's, the Village, taking your art class, and trick or treating at your darling home! I enjoy all your pictures and links you share of your favorite things! Thank you for creating your beautiful, honest, and inspiring blog with us all!

    ~ Kelly

    joelnkelly@hotmail.com

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  74. I like hearing about different peoples favorite things, it's fun to find out about new things. I have to also say I Love the picture of your dog, I have a seven year old goldie named LaMancha, they are the best dogs. Happy 10th Anniversary
    avosslm at gmail.com

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  75. Congrats on blogging 10 years! I read your line about when you started your daughter had started kindergarden....we are almost there. My oldest starts next year. I am delighted but could fall into a pile of tears the next second. Such mixed emotions.

    I adore your blog because it feels like coming home, or at least coming to a really, really good neighbor's house. Your blog feels cozy to me in an internet world that often feels anything but. Thank-you for being a bit of shelter on the web!

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  76. Love your blog <3
    elizabethann271@gmail.com

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  77. What a blessing it has been to know you through this space these past ten years! I remember finding The Cottage Nest shortly after starting my blog (after Nathanael was born!!! Wow time flies!) and it remains one of my dearest. And while I can't remember how I stumbled upon it, I am so thankful I did. Thank you for sharing your heart and life and friendship and creativity in this lovely place!

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  78. Congratulations on your anniversary....

    I love your blog. I find it so inspiring and it may sound like a cliche but I find it heart warming.

    Like a favourite magazine only nuch better :)

    I have never commented before, only read, your delightful giveaway has pulled me out of the shadows ;)

    Karen

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  79. Seeing the life you've created for yourself inspires me. From where I am now, I know it's a journey to my own "happy little village" but it's a goal.

    Lovindmutts@yahoo.com

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  80. Congrats to 10 years. To me, your blog is inspiration and color. I love your style, it's so dreamy. Anything you can add about home decor and creating, I would love. Keep it coming. xoxo marieterec@gmail.com

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  81. Congratulations! I first started reading your blog when I was in the UK and now I'm based in India and I'm still reading you so good work and looking forward to more in the coming years. Cheers! (frangipanidecor@gmail.com)

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  82. All of these gifts speak to me in a special way! Thank you for having a giveaway for your anniversary. I love the embroidery you show on your blog. I wish I could do it as well as you. My blog is about my journey after our infant daughter passed away. Many people are uncomfortable with that, but the blog world of other such moms has helped me so much with my grief.
    (((HUGS)))
    Sarita Boyette
    saritaboyette@gmail.com

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  83. Oh my gosh so many goodies in your giveaway.
    I just love your blog and it is probably one of maybe three or four that i read anymore. Your village life and your style, all of it just makes me happy to follow along with.
    10 years, wow i don't think i knew you had been blogging that long, congratulations!

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  84. Hi Jen, :)
    I found you around the time you were selling your lovely pin cushions...I can't remember exactly how I found you...but I am so glad that I did!
    You mentioned about your friend Kim's blog...the same character traits come through in your posts...pure heart, love and connection! You are truly inspiring!
    Congratulations on 10 years! Hugs, Kimberley

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  85. Wow! 10 years, congratulations! One of my favorite things I receive from visiting your blog is leaving feeling inspired and happy.

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  86. Jen your little corner of the www. is so lovely!!! Pure happiness, I love coming over here it always fills me with joy! Your photos & words have such a calming beauty, spending time here is time well spent! Congratulations on 10 years and long may you continue this wonderful blog!!!
    Anna xx

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  87. Wow ten years!! Seems long ago and at the same time like yesterday.
    I enjoy your blog and Instagram. Your style is seeet snd cozy.
    Ive enjoyed your book sharing too!! Happy blog birthday!!
    Karen rodeghiers@gmail.com

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  88. Hi,
    Just like to say how much I enjoy reading your lovely blog.
    I have recently moved here to the U.S from the U.K and feel homesick from time to time.For me,reading about aspects of your life makes me feel happier.That's all.
    magicmgc54@gmail.com
    Please continue to delight us.
    Gerri.

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  89. Hello Congrats on your 10 years..I love the colors of your blogs...when you open your blog its always warm and comforting and brights my day....I love your style of your home. Cataldokelly11@gmail.com
    Thanks
    Kelly

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  90. When I think about years gone by, my gauge is the age my girls were at that time. 10 years ago feels like a different world all together filled with toddler tantrums and our first school runs, at the same time it feels as though it's gone in a flash and we are now going through the teenage tantrums phase. Your younger daughter and my elder are the same age and looking back at your early photos takes me back to these years too and that's the beauty of your journey, capturing all these moments as they unfold and not forgetting all the little things which make our lives what they are. To have the passion to see a blog through for 10 years is no small achievement, I admire your dedication.
    I am a keen crafter myself and love seeing your makes and beautiful craft room. You give yourself time to be you, which makes you better at being who others need you to be, we should all embrace this.
    Thank you for sharing.
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