Friday, December 26, 2014

4th Blog Anniversary, A few days late


Well it is now 4 years and 2 days since I started this blog. I have each and everyone of you to thank for encouraging me with your comments and emails over the years. Thank you for making me feel like a sucess. When I started out I really never thought anyone outside my family would read my blog. This journey has been very surreal to me, I am in awe of how much it has changed my life for the better.


If you had told me 4 years ago that I would be writing this blog daily (sometimes 3 and 4 times a day), that I would be recognized in the doll and craft industry for my work, I would never have believed you.

But you all believed in me and for that I wish to thank you. To all of you, I wish to thank you,  for all you do to keep this dolly on line world going. To all my sponsors and  advertisers thank you for your faith in me and for joining me this year to share the very best of what you do with all of our readers. To the Etsy shop owners and crafter's who I have featured both with and with out your knowledge thank you for creating handmade items that make our doll play and our collections so much better.


To Char at Doll Diaries, (with whom I had the great pleasure of meeting this year) I can not thank you for taking a chance on this dyslexic, Canadian, mother of three boys. Meeting you was spectacular and I hope that I will get to meet you in person again soon.


Thank you to Laura Kelly, Brandy, Anna, Natalie and Meagn, (my team at Doll Diaries) for your encouragement and teamwork and pushing me to do my very best.

Thank you to Jessica T for all her wonderful fun finds this year, you helped keep us crafting and busy!


To Madelon with whom I do not think I could do this blog daily with out. Her fun finds and her photos really help to make this blog something special! Her emails inspire and keep me going! Her friendship I treasure. From one very busy mom to another, I thank you!

To my family and friends on Facebook who have put up with my constant Dolly Updates, those who have stopped by my house, tripping over doll items as they enter and exit my home and to all of you who make me want to keep writing, creating and playing...

I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.
I can not wait to share more wonderful doll play ideas, shops, items, crafts and so much more in the days and weeks to come.
As with all my posts I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email me at karenmowen@gmail.com

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your 4th year Blog Anniversary! Looking forward to what's in store for the coming year. Best of wishes to you :)

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  2. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing wonderful crafts, fun finds, and dolly information with us. Knowing there are other adult doll lovers has been comforting. Looking foward to the New Year. Wishing you and your boys a Happy New Year!

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    1. Fran thank you! I am so glad you enjoy it! Happy New Year to you too!

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Karen, you are amazing and I am so glad that the doll world brought us together. I am so glad we finally got to meet this fall and can't wait to see you again. I am grateful for all you have done and continue to do for Doll Diaries and I can't imagine where it would be with out you. Big Hugs!!!

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    1. Char your words mean so much to me! Thank you!

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  4. Congratulations on 4 great years! May you enjoy many, many more!

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  5. Thank you Karen for your wonderful blog. I am in awe of some of your finds including some wonderful Etsy stores I would never have discovered if not for you.You inspire me every day. Keep going for many more years and congrats on your 4th Anniversary!!!!

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    1. Thank you Mary! Your comment makes me want to write about dolls forever!

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  6. Congratulations, Karen! You have a great blog. I enjoy all the reviews grown up Madelon does along with those great doll finds I seem to miss. I love all your tips & tricks for DIY. Continue to collect. Now if I can talk myself out of Grace I will have it made.

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