Reflecting Back on 13 Years…

This week, almost to the day – marks 13 years of blogging for me!

Thirteen years!



It’s crazy to think I’ve been doing this for well over a decade at this point!

Back in 2009, I had NO IDEA how much an impulse to start sharing online via blogging would change my life for the better!

Fast forward to today – this is my career,  my career – crazy!

From running on online store for almost seven years (back in the mid 2000s) to embarking on my latest passion, creating original abstract artwork  –  this community has truly inspired me SO much.

So today, I want to say THANK YOU!

Thank you for reading, for your feedback and your kind and always constructive comments!

Thank you for your emails, and your questions (which often inspire blog posts!) DMs and re-grams!

Thank you for your time and your support. Thank you!

I’m so grateful to have stumbled across blogging back when I did. (THAT OLD POST IS SO CRINGEY!)

Alabaster by Sherwin Williams on bathroom shiplap walls.

Today I decided to pull five of my very favorite posts from the archives!

I wanted to highlight these five posts again because they’re filled with some really valuable advice and design tips.

If you’re about to get started on a renovation, I highly recommend checking out these five blog posts first.

Marble vs. Quartz Countertops- A Detailed Review

Top Pantry Organization Ideas From The Pros

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Paint Review – A Great Choice You Won’t Regret

Sherwin Williams Alabaster Paint Color Review – Why So Many Love This Popular Color

Benjamin Moore Egdecomb Gray – Still A Classic Color For A Reason

desk top computer in home office.

The world of home decor blogging and social media in general has changed A LOT since 2009 (as I’m sure you’re well aware) and I’m always trying out new ways to inspire and reach new people.

Hopefully, you’re already following along – but if you’re not – you can also find me here:

tik tok | pinterest | facebook | my art instagram | liketoknowit | private facebook group | instagram

It’s worth repeating, thanks again for reading and following along!

I clearly had NO idea what I was getting into way back in 2009.

It’s a lot of work, but it’s also a lot fun.

The encouragement and support I receive from you is really what keeps me going:)

Looking forward to another year of zhushin’!

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  1. Edie Blair wrote:


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  2. Diane Sabatini wrote:

    Happy Anniversary! Thank you for the chance.

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  3. Gabrielle wrote:

    Congratulations! Thanks for ten years of a wonderful blog and for the chance at this prize! (I followed your new Instagram account).

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  4. Jackie wrote:

    Congratulations! I’ve really enjoyed your blog over the years. The other day I took a peak at your artwork on insta. Love it! Keep up the great work!

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  5. Lisa Mintz wrote:

    I love your blog and your eye for design!

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  6. Meta Dalton wrote:

    Love your art. Where can it be purchased
    Meta Dalton

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    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Thank you! If you’re local to this area of Fairfield County, at Bespoke in Westport. If not, you can see the art on my instagram or site ( and just shoot me an email at or DM me over on Instagram.

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  7. Kelly wrote:

    Congrats on 10 years! Your blog continues to be one of my favorite daily reads. xx

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  8. Wheels56 wrote:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! $$$ is an awesome prize!!!

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  9. Wheels56 wrote:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! $$$ is an awesome prize!!! Congrats on the 10 yr mark!!

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  10. Lesly F wrote:

    Congratulations!!?? aI love your blog, fingers crossed ??

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  11. sarah wrote:

    Congratulations on your ten year blog anniversary!

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  12. Congratulations on your anniversary. That is truly a milestone! Your generous giveaway is amazing. Thank you for offering it. Looking forward to the next ten.

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  13. Hope wrote:

    Ten great years of interesting and helpful content. Carry on with many more years!

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  14. mary selz wrote:


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  15. Carrie Finney wrote:

    Your great taste is an inspiration.

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  16. Stephanie Rushing wrote:

    Yay! Love all your postings! Congrats!

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  17. Jane wrote:


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  18. Jan Hayden wrote:

    Thank you.

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  19. Happy Anniversary!

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  20. Candace Bouley wrote:

    Wohoooo ! Amazing accomplishment !

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  21. Renee wrote:

    Congratulations on 10 years!

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