Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Simply the Best 6 Years

Happy Bloggy Birthday to me.

Polka-Dotty Place turned SIX on July 1st!

I can't believe it's been six years since I started blogging.  I knew I'd love it, but I just didn't realize how much.  I have made the best blogging friends and been lucky enough to meet some in real life.  I've had the best opportunities come my way from blogging and I have had the best time sharing projects, recipes and my family with you.

Thank YOU for reading along and being interested in what I do.

I have 2 questions for you:

1. Where do you live?

2. What kinds of posts would you like to see from me in the coming year??

I have LOVED LOVED LOVED writing for my blog for the past 6 years.  It has easily become my favorite hobby, the best way I document my family and my go to spot to record special moments in our life.  I am so thankful to have one spot to keep track of all the things that make me smile.

I thought I'd share a few of my best posts with you:

// 1 //
Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread is the most pinned recipe on my blog!

I love sharing recipes with you guys.  I think the Cheeseburger Quesadilla would definitely win for a delicious new recipe.  It was easy and my family loved it.

I've also got football on the brain and am ready for college football to start.  I am thinking of all the yummy game day food I can make for my family and my Homemade Chili is at the top of that list.

// 2 //
Enjoying Road Trips with a One Year Old is my most pinned parenting post.

I loved finally writing out our infertility story this year.
Infertility: I Never Thought It Would Happen to Me... Twice

// 3 //
A few other favorite blog posts:

My T-Shirt Book Report post always gets a lot of attention from my teaching days.

I love throwing a good birthday party and you can find them all under the birthday tab on my sidebar:
Every person needs a great Perfect Buttercream Recipe and this is mine.  It works for cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, graham crackers and icing and more.  It's so easy and so good.

Some Bunny Is Turning TWO

Here are my best tips for making family photo shoots go smoothly:
I'm a Fan of Family Pictures

I've got some fun things in the works for another year of blogging!  Stay tuned :)

It's time to link up with my favorite Tuesday Talk ladies.


  1. I'm from North Carolina. Congratulations on your blog anniversary!

  2. Happy 6 years! I'm from Indiana; we still need to meet sometime since we're so close!! :) I love the kids' updates, fun trips, and your Wal-Mart finds!

  3. Happy 6 years!!! I'm saving the t-shirt book report idea for my classroom! That could easily be made to fit for a 7th grade classroom! And I'm from Alabama and love lifestyle posts!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. Congratulations friend. Six year is nothing short of impressive! You know where I live, Joplin, MO and I love more of what you already do. Your blog is such a fun mix of all of the things I love, it never disappoints.

  5. I'm in pa. Love your posts in parenting, fashion, marriage, budgeting, party planning and home decor!!!

  6. Happy blogaversary! :-) I love everything you blog about, I say just keep doing what you're doing! I love how your sweet self really shines through your words :)

  7. Congrats on six years! I am from Central Indiana. I am fairly new to your blog. I believe I found you through Rhonda at If you do stuff, stuff gets done. I plan to make the cinnamon roll monkey bread this weekend. My family will love it! I also have an infertility story. Mine ended with a trip to China to bring our sweet girl home 10 years ago. :) This will be our first year homeschooling, starting with sixth grade. I will use the t-shirt report idea. Fun!

  8. Lots of love from South Carolina!! I am so happy that we connected (through H54F, I think?) all those years ago. It's been so much fun to follow your adventures, recipes, moves, parties, kitties, babies, toddlers, holidays and more!! I so hope we can meet in real life someday. As for future blog posts, maybe a DITL post? You cover so many fun topics that I can't think of anything you haven't shared!

    Happy 6th blogiversary! Hugs!

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

  9. Happy 6 Years Whitney! Your blog is hands down, one of my FAVORITES and I LOVE anything you write about. It is evident how much time and pride you put into your posts and I just love it all!
    I live in Greenville, NC! :)

  10. Congrats on 6 years! That is truly an eternity in the blog-o-sphere. I'm from Houston and I love all your blogging. Probably my favorite would be the monthly what I'm reading posts.

  11. Congrats on your blogiversary!! I'm ready for football season, too!!

  12. Happy blog birthday! I love coming here to read- even if my commenting is down lately (because I'm usually reading in a grocery line or something hah)- know that I'm here and enjoying it!

  13. Happy Blogiversary! I love all of your easy recipes!

  14. Hooray for 6 years! So awesome. I just celebrated 5 earlier this year and it's totally crazy that it has been that long!! But I love it so much too. So glad we're blogging buddies!

  15. Sending you Congratulations 🎈 from Montana! I just stumbled upon your blog today, and happy to follow!

  16. I'm from CA and I enjoy the recipes, family posts and budgeting posts.

  17. Happy Blogiversary! I really love seeing all your family posts, as you have the cutest little family! My favorite posts of yours are your recipe round-ups/meal planning, and I'd love to see more party tutorials and maybe home decor tips. You have a great sense of style when it comes to decorating. :)

  18. I love that you are in my life. It might be online only but you are such a sweet person and it's been such a joy to get to know you and your family.

  19. Congrats on 6 years! I am from Vancouver, BC Canada. I love your posts about recipes, things you do with the kids.

  20. Happy blog birthday! I've been reading since Olive was a baby, I think I found you thru a Kelly's Korner linkup? I'm in Canton, OH. Keep posting what you're wearing posts, I love your style!


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