2013/2014 + Five-Year Blogiversary

2013
(Some of my favorite decor moments of 2013.)

Happy 2014!

I hope you all had a good holiday. It’s a new year which means FTRB is also another year older. It seems impossible that I published my very first post exactly five years ago! Where does the time go??

FTRB went through some major changes in 2013 and for a while there, I wasn’t sure how things would pan out. But I was in a blogging rut (it was going around!) and it was either make a change or give up blogging altogether. Well, I’m glad I didn’t hang it up! It took a bit of time but I feel like I’ve gotten into a nice groove with the new incarnation of FTRB. I have a lot of plans and ideas for the coming year and I’m excited to share them with you.

So to all my long-time readers, thank you so much for sticking with me all these years and if you’re new here, welcome, I hope you’ll stay a while.

Happy new year to you all! Here’s to another year of nesting, inspiration and new adventures!

(Photos: FROM THE RIGHT BANK)

17 comments on “2013/2014 + Five-Year Blogiversary”

  1. Ally congratulations to you. I for one am glad you did not give up. I wish you continued success as you start this next new chapter. No one lives life quite like you do. You bring to me what I cannot experience for myself along with a huge side of design savvy. Happy 2014! xx

    1. Thank you so much, Deb! You have been one of my oldest and most supportive blog friends and I appreciate it so much. I wish you all the best and every success in 2014! xo

  2. Celia says:

    I’m so glad you kept the blog going as I look forward to the weekly posts.
    Enjoy reading about your travels and your design ideas and finds.
    Thanks so much, Ally and Happy New Year!

    1. Aw, thank you so much, Celia! That is so nice of you! Thank you for reading and all the best to you in the new year!

  3. Alexandra says:

    Thank you so much Ally for all the inspiring posts and dreaming scene!!
    Happy new year from France!

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate hearing that. Bonne année!

  4. Andreea says:

    Ally, wish you a fabulous 2014 off and on-line 🙂
    I am so happy you didn’t stop blogging. It was only 2 weeks ago when I found your blog and it really inspired me for my own when I needed it the most.
    I also blog about design and my travels but never considered mixing the two as you do. So thank you for the inspiration and your lovely posts!

    1. Oh my, what a lovely thing to say. Thanks so much and happy new year to you too!

  5. Hi Ally
    I’m glad you didn’t stop either as I just stumbled upon your lovely blog today! All the best for 2014 and I can’t wait to read your new posts.
    Diane.

    1. Thank you so much and welcome to my little corner of the web! Happy new year!

  6. Happy Blogiversary and best wishes for 2014!

    1. Thank you, Arlene, you too!

  7. Glad you are still blogging. We all have to recalculate now and then. My blog has changed to be mostly about my photography and digital art.

    1. Thank you, Nancy, I agree it’s something we all need to do. Happy new year!

  8. Design Chic says:

    So glad you didn’t “hang it up”. Thank you for all of the inspiration this past year and wishing you all the best in the 2014!!

    1. Thank you so much and happy new year to you!

  9. Samantha says:

    Happy Blogiversary. 5 years and still going strong.

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