Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Humble Bungalow celebrates a milestone...

The Hostess of the Humble Bungalow Blog is celebrating a birthday!

I really don't know where the 3 years have gone...
November 29th began an adventure.

It's been quite a journey since I ventured down this road
lots has happened and I have published a rather staggering amount of writing...
as of today 734 posts and counting...

You met "the glove"
my partner in domestic crime against grime.
We are constantly armed and engaged in a battle. 

You learned that my favourite flowers are roses
that I grow David Austin Roses in the garden
love to arrange bouquets
cooking, reading 
being a wife, friend, mother and grammy are the very core of my being and they bring me immense JOY!

I have a passion for pearls that borders on an addiction.

I've shared so much of my personal life
chattered on about everything and then nothing
some of you have been with me all the way 
and I love receiving all your emails and comments.

My OOTD for this event is something so unremarkable you'd never look twice

I'll put on a bit of bling...
did I mention how much I love and appreciate MR. HB?
He and I have been together forever
and married for 38 years
we honor each other and indulge in date nights

I may pour a glass of something fizzy

It's been a gamble...
let the chips fall where they may

I took a leap 3 years ago and had no idea that I would make such warm connections
that I would actually meet people
through blogging

it's been quite a ride
and I am so grateful that I dipped my toes into this vast pool.

Thank you for coming along on this journey with me
I've enjoyed meeting you in the comment section.

I've discovered many fabulous blogs in cyber space 
 I devote time every day to keeping up with all that is going on in your space
Blogging is great fun!

I think I've still got lots of work to do 
here in The Humble Bungalow and I hope you'll tag along.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


  1. Happy Blog Anniversary, Hostess! I am very glad to have found your blog in the tangle of cyberspace and to have had the opportunity to visit with you in person. I enjoy your posts, and can say that I've learned a thing or two from them. I hope you continue to be inspired!

  2. wonderful! congratulations....i love your blog :>

  3. Congratulations Hostess! A big milestone. I love your blog, the way you chat with us all, and share your positive energy. You're who got me going on planting David Austin roses. I hope you're going to do something fun with your husband to celebrate.

  4. Happy blogoversary, Leslie! It's been a pleasure reading your blog, and it was awesome meeting you in person.

    Here's to many more years!

  5. Lovely post, well done on reaching three years.
    The glove is quite the character, I'd like him to drop in more often.

  6. Congratulations and best wishes on your blogaversary! You're one of my faves. Here's hoping you and Mr. Bungalow split a little bubbly tonight.

  7. No Hostess, thank YOU! I always enjoy reading your posts - I love the way you write, the Humble Bungalow is a lovely, peaceful haven. I'll be with you all the way!

  8. Thank You so much for blogging it has been a pleasure to visit with you everyday . Donna

  9. happy birthday to your blog. it's been a pleasure! xo janet

  10. A warm hug and BIG congratulations Leslie.
    I have followed your blog as long as I remember, the three years.
    I respect you for having kept your own style all these years. I respect your honesty, your eagerness to learn and experiment new things. You have managed to collect something interesting in every post you write; something for each of us. Keep up the good work: )!
    Today is the time to celebrate!

  11. What a lovely post! Congratulations, Hostess on three years of a beautiful blog.

  12. Happy Blog Anniversary, Hostess! You've delighted and informed your readers and we thank you. Here's to the next 3 years of more blog posts.

  13. Congratulation on the blogiversary! I am newish to reading your posts but thorough enjoy them especially when you show us outfits. Keep the lively post comming!

  14. Though I don't comment often, I read your blog all the time. I'm glad you are here - congratulations!

  15. Congratulations Hostess, that's a lot of posts - and they're always a pleasure to read!

  16. Next time I visit David Austin will tell him about your blog,and how you are helping him and his son sell more DR roses.

    Thank you for sharing great ideas with us,I have enjoyed the journey.Long may it continue.

    Many,many congratulations from across the pond. Ida

  17. Congratulations, Hostess! I'm a big fan of your charming blog.

  18. Congratulations on three years, Leslie! Here's to many more years of blogging in your future.
    xo, A

  19. Congratulations! I'm so glad I found your blog. Your posts are very inspiring. -Kathy

  20. Love love love your blog! A what an inspiration for a celebratory cake.

  21. Many congratulations dear Hostess... definitely cake time I would say! X

  22. I always checking in with what is going on at the HB. I is so much fun. Happy Blog Birthday! Bonnie

  23. Happy Blog Anniversary, Hostess! I always look forward to your posts. Thank you for sharing a slice of your life in the Humble Bungalow.

  24. Happy Blog Anniversary, Hostess! I always look forward to your posts. Thank you for sharing a slice of your life in the Humble Bungalow.

  25. It has been a pleasure tagging along. Thank you for taking the time to stretch my horizons :)

  26. Happy Anniversary! I always enjoy reading your blog and feel as if we are sitting at your kitchen table drinking a cup of tea. It's always so cozy. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

  27. Happy, happy blog birthday to you.

  28. Happy Anniversary, your blog is a joy. Love to see your great photos of your home, garden and outfits.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to share your world with us.

  29. Happy Anniversary, your blog is a joy. Love to see your great photos of your home, garden and outfits.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to share your world with us.

  30. Your blog is always an attractive place to land. Happy Bloggie Anniversary, and, surprise, I share my real-life birthday with your blog! Congratulations on that impressive number of posts - most enjoyable.

    1. Happy Birthday Patricia! Hope that you have a wonderful day celebrating you!

  31. Happy Anniversary and a big thank you for your wonderful blog. It is a pleasure to read and I look forward to your posts.

  32. Congrats - I love to read your pretty blog.

    Julie Q

  33. Happy Blogbirthday!! I love your wonderful blog, thank you for all you've shared over the last 3 years.

    One of these days I'd like to come out to Victoria and meet you and see the Humble Bungalow in person!!

    1. I'd be more than happy to have you come for a visit and tea!

  34. Congrats on your "blog birthday" I find that coming to your site a most welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life....I pour myself a cup of Earl Grey tea and click on to your blogsite and I immerse myself into a elegent viewpoint of flowers,family,skincare and decorating with style. I look forward to up coming posts :)

  35. Love your blog. Thanks for all of the time and heart that you put into it. Ann

  36. Congratulations on your milestone! And on keeping date nights after so many years!

  37. Gorgeous Leslie,

    All here at the Precinct salute your terrific efforts in reducing Crimes Against Style.

    Carry on,
    Sgt. Blk. Slashacrosstheeyes
    5th Precinct
    Universal Fashion Police
    "We Are Everywhere, So Keep It Stylish"

  38. I've missed you and figured that you were working under cover on a mission.
    Thank you for dropping by and making an appearance!

  39. Congratulations! I'm a new reader and blogger. Would love to read the story behind those rubber gloves.