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02.04.12 | weekly inspiration

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Hello, dears! This weekend marks my eighth blogging anniversary! Eight years ago (actually yesterday–February fourth) I started a little blog on Live Journal chronicling my adventures in historic costuming. Things grew from there, and after a couple moves to other blogging services and a little bit of expansion of blogging topics, somehow eight years passed! However, I still feel like a new blogger most days–it’s evolved so much in the blog world in eight years–sometimes it’s hard to keep up with it all!

I know I say this fairly often, but I wanted to reiterate it: thank you all for your support, interest, emails, comments and inspiration these past years. Whether you’re new to Elegant Musings or have known me since before my LJ days on various sewing and costuming message boards, thank you for sticking around and following my ramblings. It is truly humbling to know that others do read this blog and are just as excited about some of the things I’m interested in and share. I feel like we’ve built such a great community here of inspiring, caring and helpful individuals! Thank you!

Hope y’all are having a lovely, relaxing weekend! Will be back tomorrow with a little seasonal how-to I’ve been working away at…

February 5, 2012 · 25 lovely thoughts
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Debi February 5, 2012 at 08:00

YAY! HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! I just love following your adventures and look forward to many more years of blogging and sharing! xoxoxoxo


Ywea February 5, 2012 at 08:06

Happy blogging anniversary:)


Quincy February 5, 2012 at 08:25

I love all of this! Thanks for mentioning my sailor post :D


Quincy February 5, 2012 at 08:26

Oh my goodness, and congrats on eight years blogging! Amazing. xx


Doortje February 5, 2012 at 09:09

Blogging on a regular basis for 8 years? Whow, great! I appreciate that you put so much time i it. Keep going!


Jill February 5, 2012 at 09:34

WOW…happy blog-a-versary!!!


ReadyThreadSew February 5, 2012 at 09:37

Happy blogiversary.


Annabelle February 5, 2012 at 09:39

Congrats – eight years! Oh my, that seems like forever – no wonder there are so many treasures in your archives. I’ve been meaning to ask – is there a place where we can find your historical costuming blogs? I think it would be fun to browse through them if they are still up. Those sailor style dresses from Quincy may have catapulted me into the “loving nautical style” bandwagon just now!


jadestar February 5, 2012 at 09:42

Happy blogiversary. Eight years, what a huge milestone. Thanks for all the inspiring, and informative posts. I always look forward to reading them. :)


Ms.Cleaver February 5, 2012 at 09:47

Eight years! Wow and congrats!!


Lisette February 5, 2012 at 09:47

Happy bloggiversary! I anticipate reading your blog for many more years!


Simone February 5, 2012 at 09:49

Congratulations on 8years of blogging. I am completly in LOVE with your blog I follow it avidly, it always inspires me and makes me smile. In fact I love it so much this January I started my own adventure in blogging it’s early days for me and I can only dream of somthing as beautiful and proffesional but its a start. Congratulations again your blog is beautiful!


kristin February 5, 2012 at 09:54

Wow, happy eighth blogiversary! That’s incredible!


Lauren February 5, 2012 at 09:56

Happy blogiversary! Isn’t it crazy to look back and see how much you’ve changed in that time?:)


Wanett February 5, 2012 at 09:59

Casey, I don’t think I’ve commented before on how much I love your inspiration posts. I have found so many new bogs and flickr faves that way!


Anja February 5, 2012 at 10:40

wow, congrats on your blog anniversary! I only just managed 1 year, 8 seems like such a big number! Still super cool what you are doing, keep doing it!


tanya February 5, 2012 at 11:52

Wow – eight years?! Congratulations! You are definitely a bright spot in the blog world and I’m so glad you’ve stuck around. Here’s to many more!


Solanah February 5, 2012 at 13:52

Wow, eight years! That’s quite a mark. I feel like for ten we should all buy you something pretty, can’t recall what the “ten year” anniversary gift is. Paper? Silver? I’d just say something sparkly :)

And thank you for featuring not just one of my posts, but four!



Rebecca Jean February 5, 2012 at 15:49

I cannot believe you have been at this for eight years! How do you keep coming up with new things to talk about. Your posts always seem fresh and inspiring. I can’t wait to see where you will be in another eight years. A book of your own perhaps???

Happy Blogversary! And thanks for link love. Just so you know, I would love to raid your closet someday. Wish we lived closer!

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac


Camille February 5, 2012 at 15:59

Happy Blogiversary!! Keep up the great work:)


Kit February 5, 2012 at 17:04

Happy eighth anniversary! I’ve been reading your blog for around two years now and love it! I can’t sew, but think I find your crafty posts the most fun to read!


Jen February 5, 2012 at 23:26

Wow! Happy anniversary, Casey! I have to say you’ve really given me so much inspiration and encouragement in my sewing (also, whenever I hear the thrift, it’s as if I hear you saying, “Don’t forget to look for vintage brooches!”). I always look forward to reading‚ though I don’t comment often…yours is definitely one of my very favourite reads. Here’s to many more years of wonderful posts!


Jane @ Vintage Homemaking February 6, 2012 at 01:49

love that striped top!


Regina March 14, 2012 at 16:25

I really do love these weekly inspiration photos and all the other photos too. Where do you find them?? I’m so awfully slow reading english, so it’s nice that there’s something still to watch :) tho I like your writings too!


Jessica March 23, 2012 at 05:17

That’s nothing short of inspiringly fantastic, sweet Casey. Happiest (slightly belated – sorry, I’m in the midst of settling in after a busy cross country move and am soooo behind on reading my favourite blogs) blogging anniversary – here’s to many, many more joyful ones to come!

♥ Jessica


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