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Today is a big day for me and for House of Earnest.  It’s the anniversary of our THIRD year in blogging.  It’s strange that I always thought three years was so far off.  I actually always thought having a blog even remotely as successful as this has come to be as a really far off dream. Now, we’re not a huge blog, but when I started House of Earnest with one reader and not a clue in the world where it would lead, I never dreamed we’d end up here.  I never dreamed that we’d be working with national brands, making friends all over the world, and creating a business.  I never dreamed that this would fuel my idea for a new product line and eventually to working for myself.

It’s now, after achieving what I never knew was possible that I realize I should have dreamt bigger.  And so I will.  Year four is going to be full of hope, wonder, curiosity, and hard work.  I’m pushing my dreams to sky-high with the knowledge that where there is a will, there is a way.   I hope to move mountains this year and every year thereafter.  I want to reach more people, in more places, and I hope you’ll come along for the ride with me.



p.s.  The one reader we started out with was (and still is) my husband, Matt.  He reads this blog every single day and looks through your comments and clicks on my links, and tells me where I have bad typos (which always happens).  He is the best partner and supporter I could ever have.  Thanks, Matty!

graphic by Erupt Prints 


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  • Love that print! And happy blog anniversary – I love your blog, keep going 🙂

  • Happy Anniversary! Love the blog and can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for you!

  • Happy three years – I’m excited to see where the next year takes you!

  • I just found you not too long ago but I love your aesthetic and plan on sticking around. Good luck and happy blogiversary. I know it’s anything but easy!

  • Congratulations on three years, Erin! It has been such a pleasure to follow your journey and be inspired by your beautiful design ideas!

  • Congrats on all of your success! I can’t wait to see how far you take the blog and your business in the next three years!

  • Happy Anniversary! Your blog was one of the first I ever read, and I always love your entertaining ideas.

  • Aw Happy Anniversary! Your blog is one I NEVER skip over in the blogroll, keep up the great work!

  • Happy anniversary so excited to see what you have in store for us I go to my email first thing in the morning just to read your blog I know we have never met but I feel like I’ve known you for ever !

  • Happy anniversary to you and House of Earnest. Erin, I don’t always comment, but I stop in each day to see what amazing DIY shenanigans you’ve come up with. Your blog is one of my favorites. I’m very happy for you and all of your much deserved success and it sounds like you really have a great partnership with Matt. It’s very cool stuff to see the dream you are building together unfolding here and with Grandiflora. Count me in to continue to follow along through 2014!

  • Happy blogiversary! I’ve loved reading your blog! Keep up the good work.
    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  • Erin, I am so happy to hear that your husband points out your typos! My boyfriend does the same thing for me (he is also the grammar police)! I thought I would be annoyed by it but I actually love it and find those little corrections to be incredibly helpful! Happy Blogiversary, I am so happy that I found you out here in blog land, and I appreciate the inspiration you provide! 🙂

  • Cheers to you!! I’ve loved watching the blog grow & develop over the years 🙂

  • Congratulations on 3 years!!!! Cheers!

  • Congratulations on 3 years!! I hope you move mountains, too!

  • Happy blogiversary, Erin! I’ve really enjoyed being a reader for the last year. I look to your blog as a great source of inspiration for my own blog. Thank you!

  • I LOVE this! And it sounds super cheesy, but you go girl!

  • Happy anniversary!! Congrats on the past 3 years. I found your blog this year and it’s been an inspiration. You have done a beautiful job and I can’t wait to see what comes in your fourth year!

  • Congrats! I’m so glad I found your blog this year! You’ve definitely inspired me. And that is so sweet of your husband 🙂 I always have my husband proof-read my posts while I read over his shoulder. It’s great to have that kind of support at the beginning!