Here We Go

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 was a big year for this little space. I put more time into it than I ever have before. I worked with several brands, joined a few blogging networks, hosted and co-hosted new projects, took a class, and found the topics that seem to be "mine".

After years of mostly keeping to myself, I made some really great friends! You know who you are, but you can't know how much you encourage me as a Christian and inspire me as a woman and as a blogger. If we could all live in one city I'd love that...but, I'm grateful for the community we have built together!

We're all making plans for 2015. There are a few things you should know:

* The goal that I'm most excited about is that my side bar is going to look different. I'll be contacting people asking if they'd like to advertise their blog or Etsy shop on my side bar - for FREE. This is a way for me to give back to all of you. Consider this an invitation to contact me if you're interested!

* Earlier this month, Ask & Answer began because I just couldn't wait any longer. I thought round one was a lot of fun.  We'll keep this up as long as you all continue to enjoy it!

* I'm working on ways to make navigating OLD material on my blog a little easier. There are so many new faces around here, I'd love to make looking around fun for you!
* Kiki and I are already talking about hosting another letter exchange. I hope you'll help spread the word! What time of year works best for you?

* I'm toying with the idea of switching up the design. Does my purple font drive you nuts?

I have a few other things up my sleeve too. For now, I'm enjoying some special time with my family and hoping that in 2014 Through * For * By has brightened your day, encouraged your soul, and given you many reasons to praise God!

Happy New Year!


  1. New things are fun! I'm always changing my design. I'm at a spot now that I'm going to stop doing drastic changes and only a few here and there. Have fun with it!!!

  2. Awesome, congrats on the great year! I'm glad we met via an Etsy gift exchange! I look forwarding watching you grow in the next year. I will definitely be emailing you about advertising ;) Happy New Year!

  3. It has brightened my day. Happy New Year!

  4. Happy new year! Sounds like a great 2015 planned for your blog. I'm excited to follow along!

  5. Oooh, I'm loving these new goals! I cannot wait to see what a possible new blog design looks like andddd the idea of more Ask and Answer posts as well as more letter exchanges, too! :) Happy New Year!

  6. I currently offer ad swaps on my blog! Let me know if you're interested in swapping, and we can iron out the details.

    If you switch up your design, I'd suggest using a larger font. The color is fine, but the size is a little small and hard to read.

  7. Happy 2015, Victoria! Hope you have another wonderful year. Can't wait to see what this year brings for all of us! :)

  8. oh girl. you totally did put in work 2014!
    i'm so excited to see where your blog will go and how it will grow in 2015
    AND HOW YOU will continue to grow and share your growth with us!


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