Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy anniversary!

Imagine that.  I've been a blogger for a year now, my first post was 1 January 2011.  I didn't know if I would keep up with it, or more importantly for me when I started, would anyone want to keep up with me.  Well the statistics speak for themselves.  Journey to the Edge of Jane has not been an overnight success, but as I write, I have 52 followers, after 51 posts.  It's not so much the number of followers a blogger has (although I see some bloggers are driven by the big number) but the quality of the followers.  I love that each time I welcome a new follower (you help validate me!), and I jump over and check out their blog, it's nearly always a person whose spirit, humour or interests align with my own in some way. It's just like magic!  I think my January affirmation has been working behind the scenes for me.

So, thanks to you, one of my lovely friends, for keeping me smiling and willing me to follow dreams to create and be happy.  In a world where there is so much negative, it's so nice to know there are just as many positives.

I am finally getting around to trying Ironmum Karla Quinoa salad.

The onlookers comments...
 'mum, what did you just take a photo of?'
I said:  'my packet of quinoa'
Onlooker said:  'do you really think anyone will care?"
I said:  'Karla will'

When the quinoa was ready...
Onlooker said: 'are you actually going to eat that?'
I said:  'um, yes'

Precious aren't they!

Have to go now and add the extra bits.  Have a great day today whatever you are doing.  I'm having some girl time with some special friends.  Oh, and last night I made these.  I'm loving making paper garlands at the moment and giving them to people I love. 

Today, let your heart do the talking. 
Jane x

PS. If you have any great Quinoa recipes, please share.  Just wait till I serve it up to 'the onlookers' for dinner one night!


  1. i love quinoa and saw karla's recipe too. looks great and will have to try myself. i have quinoa flakes for breakfast with rice milk and cinnamon. i'm a bit of a health freak. it was your positive thinking that attracted me to your blog. keep posting and congratulations on making it to one year!
    love the garlands : )

  2. Love the 'onlookers' comments! I can just hear them! Give them big hugs from me and of course hugs to the two big people in the house too! xxx

  3. Hello :o)
    thank you for your sweet comment on my blog which has led me to your beautiful one...i think i am going to like it here.
    I hope your quinoa was yum and I LOVE your little paper pretty
    love jooles x

  4. Happy blogiversary!! I made one of those garlands for Grace's 1st birthday party and it's still hanging in our home looking pretty. Aren't they fun to make :)

  5. Oh Jane, happy 1st blogoversary! I'm so glad I found you near the beginning of your year and am delighted you're still enjoying this little bloggy caper. Do tell - how was the salad? J x

  6. I've never had Quinoa - it looks a little like couscous, is it??

    Happy first bloggy b'day, there's no turning back now... LOL!!!

    Cheers - Jodie :)

  7. Happy blogoversary Jane. I enjoy stopping by your blog and reading your posts and inspiration that you give to me. Congratulations to your first year of blogging and here's to many more. xx

  8. dear Jane

    just getting up and started for another year. A happy happy anniversary to you. Congrats too.!


  9. Actually Jane - you now have 54!

    A year of blogging- congrats- and it's the community that's important - not the numbers...

    I think blogging is *all* about, and *only* about, what makes you happy...not stats or timeframes...just blogging in your own time in your own real life...

    Love your background photo!

    Melissa- Miss Sew & So