because it's awesome is one

February 7, 2012


one year old. sounds like such a long time and so short all at once. either way, it's been a pleasure. i was just saying to a friend the other day that i swing wildly between building a business plan and attempting to monetize BIA, and simply relishing in it as this place that i truly enjoy being. this place where others share the same interests and passion and excitement for design, but without the pressure of a paycheck or of even talking about anything except what we really just want to talk about. i've spent so much of my life trying to be what i think others want me to be. it's unbelievably refreshing to be exactly who i am in this space. thank you for making that so easy!

 artwork by wasted rita, found via strataflora

i hope that, just as it has over the last year, because it's awesome continues to evolve. whereas this past year has been very much about collecting and anticipating, i expect this year to be largely about doing. i'm excited to find out where it might go, and what wonderful opportunities and relationships might come of it. i'm enormously grateful for the opportunities and relationships it's presented thus far! i'm excited to share more of myself here in the future, whether it be my home or my work, or a number of other topics i've toyed with presenting.

i could go on (and i have several times only to delete it all), but i don't think i need to. thank you for stopping by when you do, for joining the conversation and for being you. none of this would be any fun without you.


wear it proudly, kids. ox

22 comments:

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Oh 1 year!!! Congrats and Happy blog b-day! Very happy for you and very happy to have "met" you, cheers for many more years of blogging ;)

Chelsea said...

Congrats! I love your space Tobe, I am here as often as I can be. I am trying to follow that create mantra as well. xo

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Congrats sweet Tobe- you know I adore you and am quite sure the next year will be full of BIG things for BIA!!!
xo

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

two thumbs up and happy birthday to your blog! Look at all the wonderful stuff you have created in just one year. Now, THAT is awesome.

Jessica Rowe {The Aestate} said...

Congrats! I can't believe that its only been one year! Here's to many more! xoxo

sampenner said...

Congrats on 1 year! I find it very fitting that I found your blog on it's 1 year anniversary. Such a beautiful blog and I am so excited to follow along! :)
XO,

Sam
www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

Molly said...

CONGRATS, Toby! Keep up the good work and thank you for being YOU! You, your content, and your disco ball make me happy every day :)
xx

ModFruGal said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Enjoy this milestone!

jacquelyn | lark&linen said...

Happy one year sunshine! It's been so lovely to get to know you throughout it
xoxo

The Now said...

Happy 1st birthday to your blog!!!! I just love your blog and thanks for keeping me entertained!! xoxo elizabeth

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

YAY! Happy first birthday. You are awesome. Looking forward to seeing what year 2 brings for you! xo

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Happy blog birthday!!! I like what you said about this year being about 'doing'! Can't wait to see what you have in store!

Shannon said...

Happy birthday!!!
Only a year?

Look at you - all grown up and stuff!!!

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

Congrats on a year (mine will be a year on the 11th)!!!!!!! Isn't this blogging adventure just so fun and rewarding? :) So excited to continue following your pretty space! :)

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

thank you all so much! it's awesome to know every last one of you :)

lisaroyhandbags said...

congrats!! I just celebrated 2 yrs last week and time does fly! I've only just discovered your blog so I've got some digging to do in your archives! Here's to another great year of just blabbing on about whatever you like!

Elissa Hudson Sugar + Ink said...

Yay for you! This is such a fabulous fabulous blog :)

sarah @ design me daily said...

Congrats on 1. being fabulous. 2. turning 1!! and 3. finding that amazing dino picture. you're amazing :)

victoria | vmac+cheese said...

Hooray for one year!!! Happy bday, BIA!! I know the next year is going to be filled with all sorts of fabulous things -- both for you and this blog!

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

I know I'm late but just wanted to wish you a very belated Happy Birthday to yer Blog :)

xxx

Design Blahg said...

Happy bday to you,
Happy bday to you,
Happy bday Ms. Awesome Pants
Happy bday to you.

Jenny @ Hank + Hunt said...

Congratulations on being 1! Thanks so much for including my little candle in your post. YOU my dear are AWESOME!
I'm currently dying over your pinterest pins. DIVINE.

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