Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Today is my blog's First Birthday!

Whooo Hoooo!

When I first started my blog last January, my only goal was to keep it going longer than my last attempt at a blog. :-/ I think that blog lasted maybe a month or two so I can proudly say that I met my first goal! ;o)

As the year progressed (and I made it past the second month), I decided to give myself another goal. This goal was centered around a very special group ~ Flannel Friday ~ because they were actually the reason I was sticking with my blog this time. 

My second goal was to try my best to post at least once a week

To help me with this goal, I made a commitment to get more involved in Flannel Friday by posting to the Flannel Friday Round-Up each week and by volunteering to help the group in any way that I could. That led to me hosting a Round-Up or two.

It also has led to me becoming a Pinterest Pinner for the first few months of 2013 and taking a turn as the Flannel Friday Fairy Godmother later this  year. I am very excited and can't wait to be a FFFG!

I have shared all of this to say:


My blog is still here today thanks to all of the wonderful creative people who make Flannel Friday such a welcoming and helpful group.I want to encourage all my visitors to check out their website and their Pinterest boards. You will find lots of fun ideas!

I also want to say a very special "Thank You"
to all of my readers!

Your support has been AWESOME ~ beyond my wildest dreams! And I feel very blessed to have "met" each of you along my blogging journey!

I really don't think my Storytime ABC'S blog would still be here without everyone's encouragement and inspiration! I am very appreciative!

To celebrate my first year, I will be doing a Giveaway!

To enter, please comment below or send me a quick email about which post from 2012 was most useful to you. Please include your name and a contact email address. I will send you a confirmation email so that you know that you are entered in the drawing.

 I will do a drawing on January 31st.

Okay, now it's time for the Happy Birthday dance! 
Won't you sing and dance with me?

And here is to another year of :



  1. Happy blog birthday! Flannel Friday wouldn't be the same without you. :)

  2. Happy birthday! I liked your snowman one from last year! We even made the snow globes yesterday.

  3. Happy blog birthday, K! I love your creative ideas and positive energy!

  4. Your Magical Rainbow Stew post changed my life!!! seriously, its AMAZING! thanks for sharing all your awesome ideas (-:

  5. Just stopping by to say Happy Birthday! I don't necessarily have a favorite post. I just pop around looking for ideas for whatever I'm currently working on. :-) Thanks for sharing your fun ideas and book ideas with us!

  6. K, I've been trying to plan the snow globe craft into my line-up for quite some time. It's in the works for February. I love all your blogs. Happy Birthday!!


  7. ♫Happy Birthday to you♫ Thanks for all the sharing on Flannel Friday!