Cheers to One Year!

Date
Feb, 17, 2015

Happy One Year Brepurposed!

Ok so technically Brepurposed turned 1 on Sunday, um what?! Where did this year go?? But we’re celebrating today 🙂 I seriously can’t believe it’s been a year since I started this little old blog and am in even more awe of how much it’s grown. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I began but am so grateful for all the amazing opportunities and friends I have made along the way.

THANK YOU!!

I honestly wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of my readers and I want to give you a big virtual hug for all your support and encouragement. Your continued kind words help keep me going and challenge me to create outside of my comfort zone. You guys are the BEST.

And I want to know what I can do to make things better for you. I’ve created a little survey that I would absolutely love for you to fill out. It will give me a better idea of what you guys want to see more and less of around here, and what you like and don’t like. There is still so much I need to learn about blogging and hopefully through this survey I can learn a little more about you guys.

And speaking of learning more about you guys…I’m stealing this awesome idea that the super hilarious and crazy creative Kyla from House of Hipsters does. It’s an awesome way to learn some random things about one another and will hopefully help to grow this space into a closer community of creatives!

So here’s how it works: I’ll put together a few fun questions, answer them myself and read all your amazing answers in the comments section!

1 :: What do you see out your window right now?
2 :: What’s the last thing you do before you go to sleep?
3 :: What’s your favorite guilty pleasure TV show?
4 :: What’s your favorite room in your house?
5 :: When was the last time you laughed and what did you laugh at?

I see a whole lot of snow and am happy to be on this side of my window 🙂

I kiss my hubby goodnight, tell him I love him and say my prayers.

Pretty Little Liars. Don’t judge.

Our living room, especially snuggling on our new couch!

I laughed at myself this morning while I was out on our porch in these absurdly cold temperatures taking pictures for my blog posts this week. Our neighbors have to think I am absolutely bonkers.

Your turn! Can’t wait to read all your answers, don’t be shy 😉

And again, THANK YOU for being so AWESOME!

brepurposed

33 Comments

  1. Reply

    Cat @ therusticwillow

    March 25, 2015

    I know I’m a bit late on this, but I’m going to answer anyway!
    1 :: Snow! It’s been beautiful these past few days an now we get hit with a ton of snow… I’m so confused. I guess that’s Colorado.
    2 :: Snuggle up to my boyfriend and count sheep.
    3 :: Friends. I’ve seen every episode about 600 times, and I’m pretty sure that’s not an exaggeration.
    4 :: My kitchen and my craft room–I pretty much divide my time between the two.
    5 :: Last night I laughed at my puppy trying to snuggle up in between us as much as he possibly could.

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      brepurposed

      March 25, 2015

      Aw I’m so glad you responded! ha. The snow is finally melting and I’m so ready for spring! Although we get the same weird weather here…60 one day…25 the next. So annoying!

      And I’m obsessed with Friends too. We’re on Season 5 on Netflix and I think there might only be one episode so far that I never saw 🙂

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    Emily

    February 20, 2015

    Congrats Bre on your one year!

    1 :: What do you see out your window right now? SNOW!!!
    2 :: What’s the last thing you do before you go to sleep? Check my on boys then kiss hubby goodnight. oh yeah and close my eyes.
    3 :: What’s your favorite guilty pleasure TV show? I have too many: PLL, Sister wives, and I heart Nick Carter are my favorites.
    4 :: What’s your favorite room in your house?My oldest son’s room is so relaxing. Sometimes I sneak in there to work on my blog posts.
    5 :: When was the last time you laughed and what did you laugh at? Dinner last night when my son kept making up songs about his butt. In a house full of boys you start to have a real appreciation for potty humor, even at dinner time.

    Emily @ Elizabeth Joan Designs

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      brepurposed

      February 20, 2015

      Thank you Emily!! I’m so glad to have gotten to know you!

      SO glad I’m not the only one who watches PLL who isn’t a teenage girl 😉 And I would have loved to be at that dinner table!

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    Aurie Jenkins

    February 18, 2015

    1. My neighbors pool. Its getting hot here in Vegas and no one lives in that house… think its terrible if I go jump in? 😉
    2. Wake my husband up off the couch and tell him its time for bed. Lol He always passes out on the couch trying to stay up with me.
    3. The Goldbergs…. seriously that show kills me. I also love watching Criminal Minds and Walking Dead. (and pretty little liars… oh my gosh! I so totally have to get caught up on that show. We had no cable for the last year so I have lots to catch up on.)
    4. I love my daughters room with all her bright vintage finds but I also love our neutral living room space. Its so cozy and inviting so I can’t help up just curling up with a good book.
    5. My 4 year old is the funniest kid EVER. He makes me laugh constantly, all.day.long. But just a few minutes ago I asked my 3 year old what different animals say and when I got to Horse she looked at me funny and said, “They talk.” It took me a second to realize that she was talking about My Little Ponies… duh mom, horses talk. These kids crack me up.

    I love reading everyones responses. It so fun to get to know other bloggers out there and build a connection with them. Congrats on the one year mark!! Such a big deal. 🙂

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      brepurposed

      February 19, 2015

      Love reading all these fun answers!! I would totally go jump in that pool if I were you 😉 And your daughter sounds like such a cutie! Obviously horses talk haha.

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    Christina @ Operation Home

    February 18, 2015

    Happy birthday, Brepurposed!! Here’s to many more!! 🙂
    1. I am in a windowless room known as my office (totally doing this at work right now) 🙂
    2. Put in earplugs – Joey has conversations with himself in his sleep.
    3. American Idol
    4. My living room. The 1970’s fireplace makes me smile.
    5. Lucas. I was thinking about this story where my mom was talking about how Lucas has my nose and chin and Joey’s eyes. So, my dad asked Lucas “What do you have that looks like me?” and Lucas said “Well, we have the same voice.” Hahahahaaa! Someday, buddy. Someday…

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 20, 2015

      Thank you Christina! So glad to have you as a bloggy friend 🙂 I love hearing all your stories and seeing photos of Lucas, he seems like such a sweet boy! And man, if Dan talked in his sleep I think I would have to kick him to the couch! I need my silence 😉

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    Amy | Canary Street Crafts

    February 18, 2015

    Happy Blogiversary, Bre!!! You’ve accomplished so much in your first year and I’m so happy to have gotten to know you through our blogs.

    1. Snow and more snow. My kids have another snow day today and I’m sooo ready for spring!
    2. Read. Love my nook and I read before falling asleep every single night.
    3. I rarely watch tv. I DVR The Walking Dead but I’m at least half a season behind.
    4. Hmmm…not sure I have a favorite room yet. I’m the slowest decorator on the planet and I don’t feel like any one room in my house is completely “finished”.
    5. Last night. Before bed my 5 yr old (Sam), 2 yr old (Max) and I always go in Max’s room and sing a few songs before bed. Last night we sang the ABC’s with fake fart noises and it was hilarious. I’m easily amused.

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      brepurposed

      February 18, 2015

      Thank you Amy! It’s been so nice getting to know amazing people like you along the way 🙂

      And yay for snow days! Although, I’m also SO ready for spring. I’d totally love to witness you and your kiddos singing and making fart noises. Sounds like so much fun! 😉

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    Bonnie Banks

    February 17, 2015

    Lets see if I can answer your questions. What can I see out my window. My blinds are closed. Otherwise I see the apartment building across the parking lot. Last thing I do before falling asleep is usually tell my dog goodnight. Guilty pleasure TV show is probably Once Upon A Time. I can’t rightly say I have a favorite room to my apartment. Then entire place is cluttered and small. I’m used to LARGE homes. Alas, having health issues and getting older haven’t helped with the entire large home dream. My favorite room USED to be my kitchen. Last time I laughed, heartily, I sincerely do not remember. Probably before Craig Ferguson quit. I don’t laugh much. I just can’t find anything worth much more than a big smile.

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      brepurposed

      February 18, 2015

      Thanks for participating, Bonnie! I dream to have a large home one day with a giant craft space 🙂 But until then, our tiny apartment will have to do. Someone else shared this post as the last thing they laughed at and I was crying with laughter. You should check it out! http://bethwoolsey.com/2015/01/the-day-i-pooped-my-closet/

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    Emily @ Table & Hearth

    February 17, 2015

    Happy blogiversary Bre! I almost don’t believe it’s only been a year for you, you have such great growth and a great following and your projects are amazing! I’m so happy I found you and thank you for being a great and helpful blog friend…speaking of, I’m emailing you a question now 😉

    1 :: What do you see out your window right now? I’m stuck in my work cubicle and there’s no window to be seen 🙁 FML
    2 :: What’s the last thing you do before you go to sleep? Kiss husband and take one last glance at the phone 🙂
    3 :: What’s your favorite guilty pleasure TV show? I’ll own it…Bold and the Beautiful! DVRd every.single.day
    4 :: What’s your favorite room in your house? Is it weird that it’s the guest bathroom? Just because that was my first major project and I can’t believe I did all that.
    5 :: When was the last time you laughed and what did you laugh at? Not today unfortunately, so probably last night at the idiot cat.

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      brepurposed

      February 18, 2015

      Thank you Emily! And I appreciate your amazing support and am so glad to have gotten to know you along the way! I love that you DVR Bold and the Beautiful ha! I never really got into soaps but since getting laid off and working from home, I’ll admit they will come on after my morning talk shows and I don’t change the channel 😉

      P.S. Did you send me an email? I don’t see one!

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        Emily @ Table + Hearth

        February 18, 2015

        The ladies where I used to work watched it on their lunch hour (and had for like 15 years!) so I resisted for months, but then just let it happen. Four years later, here we are 🙂 I think you should watch it so I have someone other than my husband to dish on it 🙂

        And no, it was started, then stopped, and is started again now, you’ll have it shortly :/

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    Brynne@TheGatheredHome

    February 17, 2015

    Happy one year birthday to brepurposed! I love your style and I love the projects you do!

    Here are my answers:
    1. My overgrown rose bush, the backyard fence, and bare trees against a blue sky.
    2. Check my emails (AGAIN). I should probably stop doing that 😛
    3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer… it’s on in the background right now, actually.
    4. My dining room.
    5. I laughed so so hard at this post a friend linked on Facebook (http://bethwoolsey.com/2015/01/the-day-i-pooped-my-closet/)!

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      brepurposed

      February 18, 2015

      Thank you so much Brynne! And oh my dear lord, I have tears streaming down my face from reading that post! I needed a good laugh, so thank you 🙂

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    Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    February 17, 2015

    YAY happy 1 yr, Bre!! Amazing how far you’ve come in such a short amount of time. You are too talented for words <3 Congrats on such a successful year!

    1 :: What do you see out your window right now? Buildings and houses on the hills.
    2 :: What’s the last thing you do before you go to sleep? Kiss boyfriend.
    3 :: What’s your favorite guilty pleasure TV show? My TV time is very limited, so I only watch shows that don't make me feel guilty HA ;P For the sake of not being boring, fav show right now is Portlandia.
    4 :: What’s your favorite room in your house? Living room/work space
    5 :: When was the last time you laughed and what did you laugh at? We just took a group photo at work for a "silly pose" and the coworker to my right unknowingly covered my face with her arm. I laughed silently to myself because I didn't want to be in the picture in the first place since I didn't wear makeup to work today.

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      brepurposed

      February 18, 2015

      Thank you so much, Amy! I really appreciate all your support and friendship along the way; you’re truly inspiring! <3

      Lucky you for not seeing any snow out your window, we keep telling ourselves we need to move somewhere warmer! And picturing you silently laughing to yourself behind your coworker's arm makes me giggle 😉 Perk of working from home = I never wear makeup!

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    Stacey

    February 17, 2015

    Happy Anniversary. I just started following you a month ago and love the daily posts!
    1. Snowy yard and the snow fort my children built!
    2. Read!
    3. I think it would have to be Supernatural!
    4. Living room snuggling next to the fire (and hubby)!
    5. Today as I brought my 2-year old in from the snow to warm up. I asked her was anything on her body too cold. . . her hands – “no!” her feet – “no!” her cheeks – “no!” anything? She said “just my heart!” He! He! Thank you Frozen for that one!!

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      brepurposed

      February 18, 2015

      I’m so glad to have you here Stacey! I remember building snow forts when I was kid, they’re so much fun 🙂 And I have a confession…I’ve never seen Frozen! But I haven’t escaped hearing all the songs 😉

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    Erica

    February 17, 2015

    Congrats on your 1 year bloggiversary! I’m so glad that I’m friends with you and that we are on this blogging journey together 🙂 You inspire me so much and I can’t wait to see where you take Brepurposed! <3

    1. It's actually bright and sunny out! (Which is rare for the PNW this time of year!) Still really cold though!
    2. Read my daily Bible verse on my phone and kiss my hubby tonight. i can't sleep if I don't get that kiss!
    3. I don't know if I feel guilty about anything I watch, but my current obsession is New Girl 🙂
    4. My bedroom! It's the one I've worked hardest on and it's so relaxing!
    5. Probably last night – me and my hubby were being silly and singing in the car!

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      brepurposed

      February 17, 2015

      I’m so thankful to have met you Erica! You continually inspire me as well and I’m so excited to continue growing with you! And I love New Girl! And being silly 🙂 Glad you’re getting some sunshine!!

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    Paula@SweetPea

    February 17, 2015

    Congratulations on your first year of blogging!

    1. Beautiful snow!
    2. Cuddle my dog and husband
    3. Any of the Real Housewives shows.
    4. My kitchen
    5. As a 6th grade teacher, I laugh at something everyday. No school today, so my laugh was provided by my dog who thinks the snow that we got last night is great.

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      brepurposed

      February 17, 2015

      Thank you so much Paula!! I’m a sucker for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 😉 And our dog loves the snow too! It’s so fun watching them play in it!

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    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    February 17, 2015

    Wow, hard to imagine you’ve only been blogging for a year Bre. Your blog is so polished and reads like a seasoned pro. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

    1. Snow snow and more snow
    2. Read
    3. Ellen
    4. Master Bedroom
    5. Watched the SNL 40th Anniversary special last night that we had recorded on the PVR. Hilarious!

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      brepurposed

      February 17, 2015

      I appreciate that so much, Marie! Along with your continued support 🙂

      We watched the SNL 40th Anniversary as well and got some great laughs from it! Such a great show 🙂

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    Kristi

    February 17, 2015

    Happy blogiversary my friend! How exciting!!! SO happy to have shared so much of it with you! Here’s to many, many more!!!

    1. Snowy, snowy trees!
    2. Kiss Carson and hubs goodnight 🙂
    3. Hmmmm, not much time for TV now, but my old guilty pleasure pre Carson was Teen Mom 😉
    4. Can’t say I have a single room in this home that I love right now, but I’m pretty darn excited to have my very own craft room to makeover!
    5. Listening to Carson “read” himself to sleep last night – he turns each page and just reads the title over and over again. SUPER cute!

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      brepurposed

      February 17, 2015

      Thank you so much Kristi! I can’t believe how fast time flies and it’s been such a blessing meeting friends like you along the way!

      Totally used to watch Teen Mom too 😉 And how CUTE that must be listening to Carson. You’ll remember those moments forever!

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    Katie @ Little House of Four

    February 17, 2015

    Congratulations on a super successful first year! You rock and I am so glad that we crossed paths and have become awesome bloggy friends! You are super talented and always blow me away with your incredible furniture transformations!!! Great idea on the questions!

    1. SNOW! Lots of snow!
    2. My husband goes to bed WAY earlier than I do, so I usually play a game on my phone before nodding off. (Don’t judge, lol)
    3. Ahh… Sisterwives. Again, don’t judge 🙂
    4. My living room, especially after completing my latest project.
    5. My son is always cracking me up and I was just laughing at him while he was dancing around the house singing “Everything is Awesome” from the Lego movie 🙂

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      brepurposed

      February 17, 2015

      Thank you so much Katie! I’m so glad that we have become friends and continue to grow our blogs together!

      And this is a total judgement free zone 😉 Pretty sure PLL is just as bad as Sisterwives! ha.

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