Yay! A High-Five for 5 Years…


Holy cow! Is it Monday already?! This weekend went by so, so fast. Probably because I worked the majority of it, but I’m not complaining. Actually, it’s a good thing…

Because there have been a handful of pretty exciting things going on behind the scenes here at Paper & Stitch lately. Including an upcoming speaking gig in Orlando, a really cool DIY flower series that I’ll be kicking off next month (which is unlike any other flower project I have ever done before), an online course that I’ll be launching in the coming months (more details soon), and a juicy, secret project that is bigger than all the rest (which for now, I can’t share the details of).

With all these things going on, I completely forgot that Paper & Stitch turned Five on Friday! Yep, it was my blog b-day and I didn’t even blow out a candle for it. Whoopsie.

Needless to say, there hasn’t been much time for relaxing by the pool this summer, but I am grateful for all the opportunities that have come my way. Really grateful. And if you don’t mind me getting a little mushy here for a second, I’m so, super grateful for you too. Big time! Without you, there wouldn’t be anything to celebrate or even a reason for me to keep blogging at all. So thank you for being here and coming back, whether you found me recently or have been reading P & S for years. Your comments, emails, and tweets, totally make me smile. And if it were possible to reach out and give you a high-five right now, I totally would. So lets just pretend I was able to make that happen. Okay?

Thank you again for joining me on this crazy journey.

P.S. The speaking gig I mentioned is Blog Fete (in Orlando) this September and there are still a few tickets left if you’d like to attend. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences as a freelance contributor, at the conference, and I would love to see you there. Details on all speaker sessions here. And more details for upcoming events from yours truly on my (updated) speaking & events page.

*image credit: Face (design studio)

28 comments | Click here to reply

[…] decorating is on my mind a lot lately. Not to mention…that secret project I alluded to in this post? It revolves around home decor and interiors. It’s still a secret, but I’ll let you […]

Light This: Lovely Lighting with Lamps.com | Paper & Stitch

Thanks Alex and Kayli!


Congratulations on your milestone!! Can’t wait to see what’s next for Paper & Stitch!

Alex from www.polkadottedpixels.com

Alexandra Pettinato

Congrats on five-years! What a milestone!

Kayli Schattner

Looking forward to meeting you at Blog Fete, Melissa.


Congrats on 5 years!! Can’t wait to meet you very soon at Blog Fete. 😉


[…] your own businesses are curious about how to build an online following. When seeing the news of Paper & Stitch’s 5-year anniversary (Congrats […]

Building an Online Following: 1 person at a time | Paper & Stitch

Thanks Juni. 🙂

Leave a reply