On It Goes

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!

Apple Dapple Cake

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.

Taj Mahal

Over the years, I have been fortunate to travel to a number of fascinating places, Vietnam, India, New Zealand, Cuba to name a few.

Mekong River

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.

22 thoughts on “On It Goes

  1. Congratulations on a milestone anniversary. I have certainly enjoyed your varied posts about design, food and travel. I’m especially happy that we have had the opportunity to meet. 🙂

  2. I love your table settings…and you sharing recipes…and pictures of your traveling adventures. All became part of my life as I tuned in to Lulu’s Musings for the first time. I LOVE THE POSTINGS, Linda! It becomes a learning experience for me.

  3. 10 years are quite an accomplishment! I remember when I first started blogging in 2012 you left me comments and I was so encouraged! Your life and style is diverse and very creative, and I have enjoyed traveling the world with you! Btw, are you in a TV commercial? I love the new look of your blog Linda, Happy New Year!

    1. I was surprised to see that it was that long and delighted to realize some of us have been together for quite some time. I’m not sure why I continue except that the blog does require me to have some discipline.

  4. Happy anniversary, Lulu! 10 years is a great achievement and I wish you many a wonderful year of blogging. 🙂

    1. Thank you for being part of my blogging life.

  5. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! Quite an accomplishment, but not quite as astonishing as our looooonnnng friendship! To think—we met 56 years ago? THERE, I said it! Love you, my friend❤️

    1. 56 years….at this point you’re definitely my longest (not oldest) friend. We are lucky.

  6. So lovely Lulu! Ten years!!! Wow, you are my inspiration! I am just completing my eighth year and having the blog had really been life changing. Thanks for sharing your world with us! Looking forward to 2019!

    1. And I so enjoy being part of your world. It’s amazing what we achieve with our blogs.

  7. 10 years, that’s amazing!!! But then you are an amazing lady and I do so enjoy all of your posts!!! Happy 2019

    1. I am so glad to know you are there as the blog helps us stay connected.

  8. Congratulations on 10 years, I have enjoyed the ride!

    1. And I’m happy to have you along.

  9. Happy to have somewhere along the blogging way found your blog. I, too, wonder about some blogging friends who have fallen off the grid. It’s makes me sad to lose those connections. Congrats on your 10th year!

    1. It makes me happy to have you as part of my life.

  10. I am so happy that I found you so many years ago…hmmm, I am thinking maybe I found you on Susan’s blog?
    Here’s to another great year….I always look forward to your amazing adventures and friendship!!!

    1. How happy I am that we continue to be part of each others life. I look forward to that continuing.

  11. Teresa S. Fowler January 3, 2019 — 12:02 pm

    I have enjoyed everything you have posted!

    1. You are a dear to follow along and I do appreciate it.

  12. Linda, I had no idea you had been blogging that long. You are definitely a seasoned professional. Your photos are always stunning and every post is interesting. Now, I would love a slice of Apple Dapple, but I have started back to my healthy eating! Wishing you many more years of blogging and inspiring us with your lovely posts!

    1. This just proves how time flies because I didn’t realize it either. I’m so appreciative of the connection we have established through our blogs.

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