Wow, I just realized that January 2019 is the beginning of the tenth year for Lulu’s Musings. When I started this blog I had no idea that it would continue this long or that I had so many words in me!
In looking back, I discovered that a first post was a tablescape which immediately connected me to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and to many bloggers who shared my interest in creating welcoming tables.
Since that first tablescape many in every season have followed. Not too many new pieces have been added, but a variety of settings have been created using them in different ways. I’m not sure how many more unique tables I have in me without adding to my collection of dishes, linens, glasses and flatware and that is something I’ve vowed not to do!
Where there are tables, there must be food, and I do enjoy sharing some of my favorite recipes. One of the most popular was my all time favorite Apple Dapple Cake.
While tablescapes have been a mainstay, other subjects have played a prominent role. Houston, home for half the year, has much to offer, and I have enjoyed ferreting out what is interesting whether it be art, sports, food or special events.
Rockport, Maine, is also home, and there are endless blog possibilities in Maine. Favorites have been the islands which we explore on Pipe Dreams. Some of you have found your way to our special place, and it has been a joy to share it with you in person.
Over the years, I have been fortunate to travel to a number of fascinating places, Vietnam, India, New Zealand, Cuba to name a few.
Sharing those experiences has led to many a blog post.
Fun to share have been the Foodie Adventures hosted by Chef Michael Salmon. They have taken the hubby and me to interesting destinations as well as provided many a tasty recipe.
While I tend to stay away from controversial subjects or reveal too much of what I think is very personal, I have occasionally written about things that touch my heart. Sometimes that included long term friendships or the loss of a family member or good friend. Where there was sadness or real concern, sometimes it has been freeing to write and responses to those posts have been insightful and appreciated.
During these years of blogging, many have found their way to Lulu’s Musings, and I am so grateful. Some readers have come and gone, and I find myself wondering about those whose presence I miss. Many of you have been loyal followers, and while I may not have met you in person the words we’ve shared make you seem like a treasured friend. For sure, the world of blogging has opened doors to unknown places and introduced me to bloggers I greatly admire. I know that in the community that we have created, much the same is true for you. It will be interesting to see how the future unfolds, and I look forward to sharing it with you.