Wednesday, January 12, 2011

100 Posts! How did that Happen?

It snuck up on me!
I never thought I would make it past say, Post Number 5!
And yet, here we are...
Number 100 Baby!

Have you ever had one of those ideas that sound so cute and clever in your head and then when it comes to actually executing it, something like this happens?

Look at those pained expressions!

"Why are you torturing us, Mom?"

This is why you should never ask your children to try and do something cute for mommy that involves them having to stand next to each other holding up signs as you are getting ready to leave for school in the morning.
It rapidly went down hill...

It only got worse from there so I will spare you the gory details!

But, it kind of reminded me of another time I tried to take their picture together.

Gotta love it!

So, what does a person do for their 100th post?

I don't have any fabulous projects to show you.
I don't have a Giveaway going on.
I'm exhausted from using that glue gun and doing that stenciling yesterday. Whew!

So, why not just give you a little bit more of...


I wonder which bowl they used to cut my hair?

What do I mean by more of Me?

Well, I'm now officially open for Questioning!
What kind of questions you ask? Well, anything and everything you would like to know about me, my life, my family, my home, my faith, my astonishing crafting get the idea.
I, of course, will expect you all to remain...ahem..."appropriate" in your questions. And, I warn you that the last time I told you things about myself you heard things like this...

From Post # 75

I am a fairly neat and tidy person but, I have been known to clean my baseboards and mop up milk off of the floor with my socks!

Who knew they could be so multi-functional?

And this...

I know EVERYTHING there is to know about the "Little House on the Prairie" series! I wish there was a game show about it because I would be the Champion! Go ahead...ask me anything...I dare you! I even ran into the actress who played Miss Beadle once at the mall.

It would have been thrilling except that it was in Victoria's Secret which just made it fairly traumatizing...

Let's just say she wasn't buying a new petticoat!

So, go ahead!
Help me celebrate this milestone by leaving me a comment with your question and I will be answering them here and there in the next few posts.

Before you do though, I want to let you in on a little secret.

There are some very exciting things happening for the girls of

Southern in My Heart


Gourmet Meals for Less

Blogging together as sisters has been one of the most fun things we have ever done!
Our hearts desire is to create a place where we can come together and share the stuff of life with you, our Community of Bloggers.

 Homemaking, Decorating, Cooking, Faith, Parenting, Marriage, Education, Party Planning, and much, much more!

What will that look like?
You will just have to wait and see!!!!

From the bottom of my heart,
Thank you for coming along on this Journey with me.
You guys are the Best!


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Awww...I wish my sister blogged. 100 posts go by fast, especially in the beginning. Your kids are adorable!

Karen said...

Congratulations on 100!
Can't wait to see what the sisters
come up with.

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

Well done you! ,I loved the photo of your kids it made me laugh ,your little girl looks like such a character and you little boy looked very 'Long suffering' he is learning for when he gets married perhaps?
I know what you mean I have just started blogging and first of all I worried about whether I could do more than one or two ,but now everthing I do I am thinking ooh would that be blog worthy?


Becca said...

Congrats on your 100th post, friend !! I hope you're still blogging for a 1,000th post !! I love learning more about you ... and, how fun that you'll be joining forces with your sister. Your kiddos are absolutely precious. Love, Becca

Chandra Chinnis said...

Congratulations on 100!!!! I am new to this so I hope to reach 100 also. Your kids remind me of mine when I try to get pictures of them. Well I guess my question would be what state do you live in and have you ever lived in the south? I ask because I am from the west, California, and now live in the south, South Carolina.

Karena said...

yay 100 is a big event!! Congrats!!

I have a new Giveaway from come and enter!

Art by Karena

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

YAY!!! I am so happy that you started blogging and sooooo happy that you made it your 100 post! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited to see what the next 100 hold! I adore both you and your have been a wonderful addition to the crazy world of blogging!

Vintage Gal said...

Congratulations on 100! I am new to your blog and I think it's wonderful. Your children make me laugh (Mine is now 21 and I miss those old days when she did things like yours). I'm still laughing when you said there is something wrong with putting your "toilet" on the internet. You are so cute! I love to visit and now that your sister is going to be a co-blogger WONDERFUL. Have a great day!
;-) Marianne

Judy said...

Congratulations on post #100. Your posts are always inspiring. It's so nice that both you and your sister blog. I'm going to have to give the question to you some thought. I'll be back when I think of a good one.

Town and Country Mom said...

Congratulations on 100! Now, here's your question, what inspired you to begin blogging in the first place?

Thoughts for the day said...

Good job on 100 posts isn't it hard to imagine?
well keep up the good work and press on to a new and exciting year.

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Love love love the pics of your kiddos (especially your sweet little girl)! Precious!! That face was priceless. LOL I look forward to browsing around your blog some more. I have really enjoyed it. Thank you so very much for stopping by my kitchen and for your sweet words. It made my day. :)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Congrats on your 100th post, and may I say I have enjoyed everyone of them I have read! Your picture of you in that dress is sooo cute, I have one very,very simular of me. LOL! That was so nice of your kids to help you out with this post. They are precious! Here's my question, why do you call yourself Southern in your heart? Have you ever lived in the South before? Maybe you've told us that before but I either forgot or missed that one! I cannot wait to see what you and your sister have planned.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Congrats on #100 and I love those cute pics of your kids...priceless!


Debbie said...

I grinning from EAR to EAR at the picture of your kids. They are so adorable!!

Congrats on 100 posts. You have such a wonderful blog, one of my very favorites, and I'm glad I found you.

Or, did you find me? I can't remember.

Anyway, congrats.

I am similar in that I'm an awesome authority on the Little House BOOKS and the life of LIW, but not necessarily the series.

Here's my question: What made you so southern in your heart?

Green Door Girl said...

yeah 100! Okay, my question is this (since I am new to this blog) - ok well multiple questions :)
What states have you visited in the South and for how long?
What state in the south do you want to visit?
If you could pick a southern state to live, which would it be? :)

Honey at 2805 said...

Congrat on post #100! How exciting. Love the pictures of your litle "rascals" and they made me laugh too. Went over to meet your sister and am looking forward to whatever joint venture you embarking on.

I reserve the right to come back when I think up a really good question! :) :)

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Congratulations, Vanessa, I'm sure you and your sister will cook up something great! :)

Your Sister said...

Okay my turn. What was your worst haircut ever and what did your sister call you? Have you ever "borrowed" something from your sister without asking permission at some point in your pre-teen years and what was it? And last but not least did you ever sneak out of the house without Mom and Dad knowing? heheheh....

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I'm not sure which number I became a follower at but I've enjoyed the journey and look forward to 100 more! You're always so very entertaining and the kids look adorable with their signs, even if they're not cooperating! Their expressions are priceless.

billi said...

Congratulations on #100!! I am new at this and don't really share anything near as cute or creative as you, but thanx for the inspiration.

sheri said...

Here is my question - which i stole from another blogger somewhere. What is your dream room - Post ONE pic of a room that epitomizes your style in that one and only photo. (yes, i'm evil LOL)

NanaDiana said...

Vanessa- You have come a long way, baby! I love those pictures of your kids...especially the look on your daughter's face in the first one. How funny is that? Not very to her, I'm sure!

It is so much fun to have met you here and I have really loved getting to know you. want questions? Be careful what you wish for...

What is the worst thing you ever did as a teenager? And this better be good (and true cuz your sister reads your blog) Diana

Tyla said...

Yay, you!!! Congrats on #100.

Now, here's your much did the custom made tables by Pa sell for in the "Legacy" episode?

Oh, and the only thing worse than seeing Ms. Beadle buy certain unmentionables would be seeing the Rev. Alden sitting at some bar.

We're big LHotP fans here, too, as you can tell. We were able to visit Laura's final home and grave in Missouri (where she wrote the books), as well as a recreated cabin on the spot where they first lived in Kansas. Quite the thrill for my daughter and myself.

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Yay! Congratulations on 100 posts Vanessa. I love the photos of your kids. That's how mine turn out too. I don't even take Christmas card photos of them together anymore. I just slap on separate pictures. I'm going to have to try and think up a tricky Little House on the Prairie question. I'm pretty good with that show too...maybe we'll have to have a showdown...LOL.

jessica said...

Just noticed while you are your 100th post you are ALSO at your 300th follower! Pretty cool stuff, my dear.

Congrats! Remember us when you are published :)

All That Glitters said...

Congrats!!! Your kiddos are adorable!

Jemsmom said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, but really... must you torture your babies that way!!! Ha!!! Don't we all have those pictures. MIne are more of the "if you take one more picture of me, I may kill you" glare! Can't wait to see what you and your sister are up too!

I am a die hard Little House fan myself! I can't even count the number of times I have read the books! My MIL and I are trying to plan a road trip to follow their trail and visit the homesteads! Wooo hoooo!

Pamela said...

Happy 100 Vanessa!! I have no idea how many I have had. Hmmm.....Gotta go check it out. Anyways, glad to have met ya girl!

Lynn Richards said...

Yay for you, Vanessa! Hmmmm, what would I ask you?What prompted you to start your bog?
I'm looking forward to what you and your sister do!

Susan deGeneres said...

Congratulations Vanessa! It seems appropriate somehow that my comment follows Lynn's, since she is the one who introduced us, so to speak.

Your children are adorable and I think photos like this are the ones we remember and laugh about through the years. That makes them priceless.

By the way, I think we both had the same hairdresser when we were young. LOL.


Pam said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I enjoy ready your blog and cant wait for whats next! Your kids are adorable!

Judy said...

I've awarded you with the Stylish Blogger Award. I hope you will come by and pick it up and read what I had to say about your amazing blog. Thanks.

Vicki said...

Congrats on 100 posts, Vanessa! What a milestone! Work is sucking the life and creativity from my brain at the moment. I can't think of a good question for you. Watch out though...I'll be back.

Patty said...

Those pics of the kids are too funny! 100 posts? Wow. I don't know how many posts I've done.
Congrats! said...

GREAT POST! You had me laughing all the way thru! Just LOVE your blog and LOVE the AWESOME girl you are! Cant wait to see the "Whats to come"!!!


Lori said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! The photo of your kids is just great! Your daughter has such a funny look on her face! So cute!

Thrifty Decor Mom

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Congrats!! 100 posts are great! I have so enjoyed reading them and find you to be such a down to earth and inspirational person. So keep up the great work and let's see the next 100.

I'm not good at questions...all I can think of is what work did you do before the most important job of raising kids and a husband????

Val said...

Congrats on the big 100!!! Very exciting!!! I'm proud of you! You have shared so much of your life with us and it's been a joy!

Kristin said...

Happy 100th baby!
OK, I love Little House, so I was wondering who you wanted to be? Laura or Mary?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Vanessa, on 100 posts! What a wonderful accomplishment. I love the Victoria's Secret story. What ever happened to the oldest girl? Does she act now?

Anonymous said...

Also -- your children are tickling me. Look at those expressions. Priceless!

Deborah said...

Congratulations Vanessa!
Did you ever imagine how enjoyable blogging would be?!

Deborah :)

The Homemaker said...

Congratulations! Wow, 100th beautiful post. Great milestone :) Cheers for more to come.

Sue said...

Wanted to say that I saw a picture of your mom on your sister's blog- you look so much like her! I told your sister that if you ever come visit her, I'd meet you guys at Jungle Jim's! That place is humongous and your kids would enjoy it! You could take them to King's Island, too. Congrats on your posting and all those followers you've garnered! hugs, Sue

michelle said...

Congrats on 100 my friend!!! I have enjoyed everything!! I love the pictures of the kiddos, I know how you feel about things going downhill very quickly!! :)

Ok, What moment(s) in your life seemed to have changed you, kind of that "ah ha" moment that shaped you into the person you are today? Does that make sense? Could be a great moment or a bad moment but made you look at your life and how you want to live?

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, Vanessa. I love reading your blog. It always feels as though we are chatting face to face. ;-)