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Little Miss Momma: One Year Ago Today {a blogiversary}

Monday, February 21, 2011

One Year Ago Today {a blogiversary}

{one year ago today...}

{taken about a year ago}

 One year ago today,
I logged into blogger and spent a few hours typing in
every clever blog name I could think of in an attempt
to find one that wasn't already taken.

Eventually I settled on Little Miss Momma.

Then I spent way too much time trying to design my own header.

It was ugly.

I even tried to design my own button.

It was even uglier.

But I didn't think so at the time.
I was smitten.
And completely anxious to dive into this whole Momma-blogger thing.
I nestled in to my little corner of the blog universe and I got comfortable.

I even busted out a mind blowing post about my pillows.
Because there's nothing more exciting to read about than pillows...

I took each and every pillow in my house
and I laid them out on my back lawn.
And then I took pictures,
to share with you.
And I wondered why no one was reading my blog.
{except for my fab sister in law, of course}

But I didn't quit.
I started focusing my attention on the finer details
of the blogs I loved so much.
What made them interesting?
Why was I compelled to read them every day?
What set them apart?

And all my bloggy favorites had the same things in common.
They were honest,
they were real,
and I wanted to be friends with them in real life.

That's when I realized
my pillows weren't going to find me any bloggy BFF's.

So I took a risk,
and I shared my secret with you all.

And it felt so good,
that I never looked back.

Now, one year later,
y'all know the intimate details of my mangy toe hair,
my heel skin, my peeing habits, my awkward moments,
my insecurities, and my overall weirdness.

It's been a blast.
Thanks for sticking with me.


This post brought to you by
the new retro cat eye glasses
found in my etsy shop,
They are super cool,
just like you.

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At February 21, 2011 at 10:53 PM , Blogger Tahnie said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love that "Little Miss Momma" wasn't taken, it is so awesome. As are you pretty lady!

Where did you get your shirt in the photo of you with the adorable cat eye glasses? it!

Happy Monday!


At February 21, 2011 at 10:54 PM , Blogger LilBuckarooDesigns said...

Wow Ashley!! You have only been doing this a YEAR??? I am impressed-BIG time!! You are a natural-obviously! Look how much you have accomplished in the blog world in ONE year!! Even launched a revolutionary SECOND blog!! Congratulations!! You deserve all the success you have-all of us readers LOVE you and what a LARGE and LOYAL group of readers you have!!

At February 21, 2011 at 10:56 PM , Blogger Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

thanks girls!

my shirt is from the clearance section at Anthropologie a few years ago :)

At February 21, 2011 at 10:57 PM , Blogger Tea Jurković said...

One down, many more to go! Happy blogoversery, I'm a true fan of your "corky" posts :)))) You rock girl, keep up the great work!! Greetings from far away Croatia. P.S. I'm not sure if "corky" is the right word huh.... it should mean something like funny/weird/awesome/cute :)))))

At February 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM , Blogger JP said...

I can't believe it's already been a YEAR! Keep up the great work! It must feel so great to have taken the plunge and found so much success! You really are great at it. Oh, and I love the glasses necklace.

And Tea, Croatia is beautiful!! What a cool place to be from. I believe the word you are looking for is quirky. It fits Ashley's blog very well ;).

At February 21, 2011 at 11:01 PM , Anonymous Heather said...

I am so stoked that I've been reading you all this time. Happy Blogiversary from your OPHS Honors English buddy :-)

At February 21, 2011 at 11:09 PM , Blogger Dominique @ Craft Couture said...

Happy blog anni! I can't believe that you have only been doing this for a year! You rock! :)

At February 21, 2011 at 11:13 PM , Blogger Diana said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! You're a natural and an inspiration to a lot of bloggers out there (including me!!!)

At February 21, 2011 at 11:28 PM , Blogger Erienne said...

Well, you've done an amazing job in one year missy as I can honestly tell you that I talk about you like we are BFF in real life to my husband {pretty much everyday} I log onto your blog everyday {sometimes I feel like a stalker} and I find myself sharing your blog with all of my friends {including my mama}

Thank you for sharing your secrets, trials & tribulations an most importantly; for being so real & honest.

{u are one inspiraional chica- thank u}

At February 21, 2011 at 11:42 PM , Blogger Rhonda Unleashed said...

Wow Congrats, I just found your blog a few weeks ago and im hooked to your blog and your Etsy, havent purchased yet but want to sooooo bad, i actually had some of your items on my birthday wish list.. didnt get anything :( sigh... but I will purchase soon, keep up they great work of a blog.I love following and reading your blog!

At February 21, 2011 at 11:49 PM , Blogger Jeni Quillen said...

This is inspiring. Your blog was the first one I read and I was hooked. Your adventures inspired me to start my own blog, which I've been working on for about a week (I DEFINITELY know what you mean about header decorating...mine is hideous and I too spent waaay too long on it). I just wanted to say thank you, I look forward to many more entertaining blogs from you =) I would love if you checked out mine, and maybe even gave me some pointers =)

At February 22, 2011 at 12:26 AM , Blogger Tiffany said...

Happy 1 year blogiversary!!
I only just found you about a month or so ago, well actually it was when you bravely posted about The Secret, and I never would have guessed you hadn't been blogging for years! So yes I did have to click on a few of your links and I have to say I truly love you even more, thank you for being so real. I'm pretty new to this blog world and you give me such inspiration.

At February 22, 2011 at 1:37 AM , Blogger Erin said...

Happy 1st Birthday Little Miss Momma! I love your blog so much! I just recently found/followed you about a month ago, but look forward to your posts everyday! Your little Baby W is cute as a button! I can't wait to see what other adventures you take us on in the future! Congrats!


At February 22, 2011 at 2:54 AM , Blogger Bec @ eleventhirtyish said...

Happy Blogbirthday!!
Big congratulations, I am blown away that you have only been blogging for one year!! at the risk of sounding like a total blogpie (Blog Groupie!) think i just made that up? sounds yummy tho.. Blog Pie, gotta get me some of that! you are awesome and we should totally be bloggy friends! you are inspiring - love all of your posts, your style is inviting and honest, so thank you! i've only got a couple of followers but i shall "keep typing and blog on!" So blow out the candles on your BlogPie and make a wish xxx

At February 22, 2011 at 4:37 AM , Blogger Meri said...

Happy Blog-iversary! Even though I just recently found your blog, I enjoy it everyday.

Have a blessed day!


At February 22, 2011 at 5:02 AM , Blogger Aubrey said...

oh yeah! and hu-rah too! So glad you did it! ;)

At February 22, 2011 at 5:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You so much for what you do! As a sahm I look forward to reading your funny and oh so relating posts each day!

♥ Crystal from Ohio

At February 22, 2011 at 5:09 AM , Blogger Mindy said...

Happy blogversary!

Thanks for the pointers on how to grow your blog. I definately need/want to. I have a handful of followers myself, but would more.

At February 22, 2011 at 5:18 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

Happy blogisversary! And I'm so happy you found what makes your blog work for you and went with it - being yourself. I love that! Best wishes for what the future holds for you!!!

At February 22, 2011 at 5:25 AM , Blogger Mama Jill said...

Thank you SO MUCH for posting this! I really needed this. It is very inspirational. :) I get down about my little blog sometimes. But I LOVE doing it and thats ALL THAT MATTERS! :)

At February 22, 2011 at 5:28 AM , Blogger Sanwanya said...

Happy Blogisversary! I love that you are "just you" and that you share you with us! Heres to another great year!

At February 22, 2011 at 5:55 AM , Blogger Sheva said...

More important....Where is your cute top n the glasses pic from?

At February 22, 2011 at 6:00 AM , Blogger Kathryn said...

Happy Blog-iversary! I laughed out loud at the picture with Heidi Klum and the glasses! Thanks for making my Tuesday morning!

At February 22, 2011 at 6:09 AM , OpenID said...

YEAH!!! Congrats! Here's to many more Blogiversaries!

At February 22, 2011 at 6:09 AM , Blogger Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...


Wow. I'm so glad you logged on a year ago.

I don't know what I would do without your hilarious blog.

At February 22, 2011 at 6:13 AM , Blogger Dawn said...

Happy Blogiversary! Also just recently found your blog and love reading's to many more great years!

At February 22, 2011 at 6:27 AM , Blogger Jbenz said...

Love your blog, happy blogiversary!!! :)

At February 22, 2011 at 6:37 AM , Blogger Lindsay said...

Happy One Year Gorgeous Momma!

At February 22, 2011 at 6:58 AM , Blogger Brittany@Love Stitched said...

LOL I totally forgot about my blogiversary....I was just thinking about it yesterday!! I will have to come up with something for it soon ;)

You have done an AMAZING job with your blog in one short year! I am so proud of you!!

At February 22, 2011 at 7:03 AM , Blogger Baby Shopaholic said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love your blog, you are too cute and funny! Very creative. I am dying over the lucky mag!

At February 22, 2011 at 7:11 AM , Blogger MostlySunny said...

Happy day to you!!

I always look forward to your posts and someday hope to have the time to attend to my own blog---although I will live vicariously thru your blog. LOL


At February 22, 2011 at 7:15 AM , Blogger sara said...

Happy first! And here's to many more!!

At February 22, 2011 at 7:21 AM , Blogger tickled. said...

Happy Blogiversary! Hope to celebrate many, many more! :)

Lauren @ tickled.

At February 22, 2011 at 7:30 AM , Blogger ilene @ muchloveilly said...

we are blogiversary twins!!! well, sort of. hehe - did you read that i had the wrong date in my mind, but we're celebrating today so whatev. hehehe.

but happy blogiversary!!! you continue to inspire me. thanks, friend!! <3

At February 22, 2011 at 7:38 AM , Blogger ohboy said...

happy bloganniversary! My dream is to be you one day =)

At February 22, 2011 at 7:56 AM , Blogger Romance In A Glance said...

Happy one year! I clicked on over to your secret and was very impressed that you were so honest! That is awesome that you found the strength to be so honest! Love your blog!

~Romantic Savy

At February 22, 2011 at 8:04 AM , Blogger Charity said...

One year ago I didn't know your blog existed, as I was not in the blogging world (YET). I came across you after I started my own blog and had such a time trying to create my header (this was how I found your blog) you had a contest. Which I did not win, but had Shay do me a blog design too. From there (with your 300 followers), I couldn't stop coming back to see how you were doing, and can I just say you are cutthroat girl! I have seen you since on various blogs I follow, you have countless sponsors, and um... over 3400 followers!!! Way to go girl. I love your blog, and I feel awesome for being one of the first in your journey. I am not so far ahead as you, but I am extremely casual about this blogging (meaning I have 4 kids and only so much time) Check out my blog! I would love to see if you recognize me too (by that I mean do you recognize any of my projects you have seen around blog land). All the best!! Keep it up!!

At February 22, 2011 at 8:30 AM , Blogger Jayna Rae said...

Congrats! I did notice those glasses. I was just telling my friend about your blog yesterday. It is so much fun to read.

At February 22, 2011 at 8:37 AM , Blogger coolkids said...

seriously impressed it only has been a year for you! Love your blog! Keep up the fab work!

At February 22, 2011 at 8:38 AM , Blogger Michelle Life Buy The Beach said...

Happy 1st Blogger Birthday to my Baby Girl! I get teary eyed when I read what an inspiration you have become to so many Mommys and women around the world. You have always been a giver and helper and you always seem to find the best in everyone... and you continue to do this with your darling blog. I am so proud of you and to this day am so inspired by the choices you make in your life. You are no longer the bestest baby in the whole wide world you are the bestest Momma in the whole wide world! I love you.

At February 22, 2011 at 8:47 AM , Blogger Mindie Hilton said...

Congrats on your blogaversary!

I don't know if you got my email I sent you. I would love to host a give away on your blog. I think I want to give something away from my new Etsy shop. I am adding items daily but you can check out what I have so far. Aprons, and more crochet work coming soon.

At February 22, 2011 at 8:56 AM , Blogger Ashley said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

At February 22, 2011 at 9:23 AM , Blogger A Babbling Brunette said...

Love this post! Happy Blogiversary!!

At February 22, 2011 at 9:33 AM , Blogger Bethany said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love reading your posts and I do feel like I know you! :)
Thank you for sharing!

At February 22, 2011 at 10:02 AM , Blogger Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Happy ONE year Little Miss Momma!!!

At February 22, 2011 at 10:14 AM , Blogger My Domestically Challenged Life said...

I am a newbie to your blog and I love it.....You are my creative friend that has wonderful ideas and honesty galore! Happy Blogiversary :)

At February 22, 2011 at 10:40 AM , Blogger Lauren said...

Happy Blogiversary! In one year you have managed to create an amazing blog that I love to read and get over 3K followers. I am envious, impressed, and intimidated all at the same time. LOL! I can't wait to hear you at BloggyBootcamp!

At February 22, 2011 at 11:42 AM , Blogger Life with the Websters! said...

I absolutely love your blog and all of the amazingly useful tips I have learned from your blog! You seem like a very sweet and genuine person and I will continue reading and sending readers your way! You're too cute to miss out on! Thanks and happy blogiversary! BTW- the cat eye glasses are one of the cutest things I've seen in a bit!

At February 22, 2011 at 11:43 AM , Blogger Erica said...

Happy Blogiversary!! You are too funny! I love following you and I hope my blog is just like yours when it grows up!!

At February 22, 2011 at 2:26 PM , Blogger 1ne Proud Mama said...

Happy Blogoversary! You truly do an amazing job conveying YOU on your blog and would totally love to be friends with you in real life! :)

At February 22, 2011 at 2:30 PM , Blogger Fackrell Fam said...

I just stumbled on your blog the other day when I noticed my friend wearing the cutest fabric necklace I had ever seen. I clicked on your blog to figure out how to make one myself, and have found that I LOVE your blog! What I like about your blog is that you put yourself out there for other mom's to relate and to feel like other mom's go through hard times as well. You are simply gorgeous, and I love all of your posts! Keep up the blogging because it brings a smile to a mom like me-pregnant with my 4th baby and only 30 years old! Your blog reminds me that you can still have your own fun hobbies, you can still look gorgeous, and you can still be a great mom! Thank you!
Andrea Fackrell

At February 22, 2011 at 3:05 PM , Blogger AshleyMarie said...

You are PHONOMINAL!!! Happy blog anniversary and congrats for making it such a huge success! I {HEART} you, you have made a difference in so many lives by sharing your feelings and helping US to know we are not alone! :)

At February 22, 2011 at 3:31 PM , Blogger Debbie Barr said...

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At February 22, 2011 at 3:32 PM , Anonymous Debbie - Families and Literacy said...

Wow, I can't believe you've only been blogging for a YEAR! You are a TOTAL professional. :)

Happy Blogiversary!

At February 22, 2011 at 4:04 PM , Blogger Girl of The Grove said...

Happy First Year, Ashley. : )

At February 22, 2011 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

Happy Blogiversary!! What a great milestone. Love your blog, so keep up the great work!

At February 22, 2011 at 4:55 PM , Blogger Cyndi B said...

Happy BLOGaversary! That is so exciting. I am so proud of your hard have put a lot into your blog and it truly shows. It is may FAV! You are an inspiration.

At February 22, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Blogger Free Pretty Things For You said...

Happy Bolgiversary Momma!!
You ROCK!! Muah!

At February 22, 2011 at 5:36 PM , Blogger Melissa Geoghegan said...

You have quite a knack for reaching out to your readers! Thank you for sharing and happy blogiversary!

At February 22, 2011 at 6:11 PM , Blogger CAW said...

Wow- I just picked you up and love love love your blog your honesty your motherhood your tips your self portraits you are beautiful!!! How on earth did you gain 3410 followers ?? I only have four!!
The blogs Im addicted to are the ones I want to be IRL friends with too!! And now Im addicted to yours!!
Happy Blogaversary!!

At February 22, 2011 at 6:53 PM , Blogger hotpants™ said...

1. You are fabulous.

2. Heidi Klum should really think about wearing glasses.

At February 22, 2011 at 6:57 PM , Blogger Raige Creations said...

you are an inspiration to me, I thought you had been doing this much longer than a year! I love reading your blog, and I want to grow up to be just like you.
(okay okay, I am already older than you, my kids are 13, 15, and 16).

And I love that necklace! Heidi looks so great with that on!

At February 22, 2011 at 7:44 PM , Blogger lauren@warmandfuzzy said...

Happy Blog-averisary! I cannot believe you have only been doing this a year. I am totally impressed!! I would have totally thought you had been doing this for YEARS!!

At February 22, 2011 at 7:57 PM , Blogger Hattie said...

Happy 1 year!!! I just found your blog not too long ago and you are just so adorable. Love the glasses too!!!

At February 22, 2011 at 8:59 PM , Blogger Erin said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! Did you do anything super exciting to celebrate?

At February 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM , Blogger Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

HAPPY HAPPY blogoversary Ashley!! I know you and your blog are a favorite of most, but I just want you to know that LMM is a daily MUST read for me :) Thanks for the laughs, the comfort in knowing Im not alone, tutorials, inspiration, fashion sense, and for being YOU.


At February 22, 2011 at 9:40 PM , Blogger steelebjm said...

That second picture of you giving your baby boy smooches is really, really endearing.

At February 22, 2011 at 11:06 PM , Blogger Ashley said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm new to reading your blog (&blogging) and addicted already! I love your decorating tips (like the light color furniture/cute pillows)! Def makes me excited for once I have a place of my own!

At February 22, 2011 at 11:35 PM , Blogger Renee said...

Happy Blogiversery.

Your blog is great, even for us granny-types to read.

At February 23, 2011 at 7:57 AM , Blogger Ani said...


At February 23, 2011 at 12:47 PM , Blogger kate said...

happy blogiversary! and congrats to you for all your success! thanks for sharing your journey--i've loved reading every bit of it.
the eyeglasses necklace is just adorable!

At February 23, 2011 at 3:23 PM , Blogger Angie said...

Happy Blogiversary doll!!! Love your blog so much..I just started actually blogging even though I joined a while back... it's all new to me but I live it...

At February 23, 2011 at 7:38 PM , Blogger Erin said...

Happy blogiversary!

I went back and re-read all of your posts mentioned...LMAO!!!

You CRACK ME UP!!! When I first found your blog I didn't think I would stay are the "perfect", skinny,beautiful kind of girl that I love to hate...but darn it, you are so real...and you make fun of yourself, and you have such a cutie patootie son!

So, even though I really didn't want to like you...I really do feel like we are besties! lol

Hope you have a great weekend! Can't wait to read the next year of posts!

At February 23, 2011 at 7:46 PM , Blogger Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!

At February 23, 2011 at 8:11 PM , Anonymous Jenni @ Dash of Love said...

Happy birthday to you and your amazing blog. I just love your brutal honesty about life and being a mom. Makes me not so scared to have kids soon...knowing that its OK to not be perfect. Baby W is just adorable. xoxo

At February 24, 2011 at 11:12 AM , Blogger Life in Rehab said...

Happy Bloggiversary! I don't even recall how I stumbled upon you, but I fell in love with Baby W and you and I'm probably going to continue to stalk you because you are such a real, honest, and out there person.

At February 25, 2011 at 12:21 PM , Blogger PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Happy be-lated Blogoversary!!
Better late than never! ;-)


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