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Six Years Of Blogging

My first ever blog post was 11/18/2010, just over six years ago!

Blogging has changed a good bit over the years, right? You know this if you've been reading them for a while. My favorite blogs to read were Kappa Prep, Pretty In Pink Megan, The Company She Keeps, Pink Sass, Quite Contrary Mary, gosh there were so many that I would get so much joy out of logging in to each day.

So, since six years is a mighty long time, and some of you may be newer here, allow me to reintroduce myself!



My name is April (yep, not Liz).

Why A. Liz Adventures? I used to make jewelry (and sold it on Etsy) and my shop name was A. Liz Designs. My blog's initial intent, well a lot of it, was to drive traffic to my Etsy shop, so the blog name was a spin-off of the shop name. I don't make jewelry any longer, I leave that to my sister!

In fact, I think a lot about changing my blog name. Something less confusing, something a little simpler. But UGH it just seems like such a tedious pain. When you've had the same blog name for six years, is it just stuck?

My life in three sentences ... I live in North Carolina, have been married to Ian for five years, and we have two little girls under 2.5. I love crafts, making money, being a frivolous shopper, eating pie, and girls nights. The way to my heart is to ask to see iPhone photos of my daughters as you hand me a glass of New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

Why I think people read my blog ... Because I'm a naturally cheery person but I'm also uber realistic. I'm not going to show you a photo of a beautifully decorated holiday home without pointing out which items I got at Dollar Tree. Why pretend?

So, thank you for sticking with me, whether you've read for a month, a year, or all six years. I absolutely love blogging and it brings me a lot of joy to connect with readers. For those of you who've come up to me and introduced yourselves, or written me a personal email, those are always the highlights of my day!

27 comments:

  1. Congrats on your blogiversary! I'm not sure I ever put together that your name wasn't Liz!

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  2. Wow - 6 years is impressive!! Congratulations and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Congrats on 6 yrs! I love reading!

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  4. You're one of the first I ever read all the others no longer blog at all now! I love seeing your real life stuff on Insta and snap and love when you share cheap fun finds .. hello Walmart shorts last summer :)

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  5. One of my favorite reads! Congrats on 6 years, what a fun way to document life, especially with littles! (ANNND- check out Walmart's fun Christmas leggings; some are fleece lined. Heyyyyy new loungey pants...)

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  6. April, you're one of my favorite blogs and the first one I look for each morning. Hope you keep blogging for a long time!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  7. Love following along!!! Congrats on 6 years! I think it's funny you started to drive shoppers to your Etsy business and now so many bloggers seem to blog purely for affiliate links and yet you still carry lots of content! The girls are precious!

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  8. Keep on doing what you're doing, you're still one of my favorite bloggers :) I've been reading since right before you had Camille!

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  9. What I love most about your blog is it reminds me of the days of blogging way back when I began, too. (March 2011 for me and I think that was about when I began reading here.) Blogging used to be about friendships, replying to comments, and telling it like it is. I love when I find blogs that are still that way. Pink Lou Lou was my absolute favorite blog from the golden blog days but I read many of the others on your list, too. Congrats on 6 years!

    The Lovely Latte

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  10. Happy Blogiversary! Yours was one that I started reading first and I'll always follow you!

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  11. That's amazing! Happy Blogiversary!!!

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  12. Lots of love to you friend!! Your blog is one of my absolute FAVORITES!! XOXO

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  13. I just adore your blog! Such a positive yet real space. I look forward to posts every day!

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  14. Happy Blogiversary!!! Yours is a favorite of mine to follow along. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  15. Happy Blogiversary! I'm so thankful for your words each day!

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  16. Hey April. I've been reading for about six months now. Though you know I did go back to the start and read all your archives. I am so glad I found you! You are awesome!! I love chatting to you... I would say you are so real and that's what I love about you. Nothing fake!! :)

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  17. Hey, Congratulations!! That's seriously awesome! And I think you'll have to stick with your blog name. :) It's perfect. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  18. Congratulations !!! I've followed your blog for several years and I feel like I know you !

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  19. Congratulations on six years! I agree with you, happiness is someone handing me a New Zealand sauvignon blanc too! Thanks for hosting five on fridays :-)

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  20. YAY! Congrats to you! And, btw, I'm SO with you - nothing beats a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc! The grassier / herbier, the better! Happy (belated) blog birthday!

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  21. Maintaining a blog for so long is quite an accomplishment. It is quite helpful as a reader to be able to see the "real" underneath the polished photos, idealized family, and perfect life persona. This makes a blog much more relatable and keeps us coming back year after year. What a fantastic way to connect with others.

    Lindsey @ Nosto

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