1 year of blogging!

I can hardly believe it's been a year since I first started Keeper of the Home!

Most of the time, it has completely flown by (though there have also been some days when I felt a bit blogged out). Overall, I've learned to love blogging, as a place to work through new ideas and thoughts, share what I'm learning and doing, (hopefully) encourage others, and even record some family memories and milestones.

I've already mentioned that this week, I'm opening myself to answer any and all random questions that you might have for me. If you haven't already commented and asked your question(s), please go ahead and do that, as I've left it open for another day or two while I start my way from the top of the list.

Thank you
At the risk of being cheesy, can I also just say thanks? To all of you who have read my blog, left comments, sent emails, encouraged me, asked great questions, inspired me, challenged me, pushed me to keep studying nutrition and natural living, and especially spurred me on towards seeking God and growing in grace. Many of you feel like friends, and I so value the fact that you would keep reading so faithfully. So thank you, thank you, thank you! Because of you, I have thoroughly enjoyed this first year of blogging and am really looking forward to what's ahead, and thinking of ways that I can continue to develop my blog, new writing topics and projects and a hundred other things spinning around in my head.  (Ahem… cheesiness is now finished :)

Would you mind doing something for me now, just to indulge me? I would love to make this an official "de-lurking" week on my blog! For those of you who are unaware of that term, it refers to someone who reads a blog but doesn't make themselves known through comments.

So, would y'all be so kind as to leave a comment, introducing yourself, how long you've been reading and how you first stumbled upon my blog? I can't wait to "meet" those of you who have been getting to know me through my rambling writings!

As well, if you have any ideas of topics you'd like to see covered in the upcoming months, please let me know. I'm always looking for new ideas for series and posts, and your comments and questions are often my inspiration!

Thanks so much, everyone! And just to give you a heads up, there's a giveaway coming, so wait for it…

About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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  1. norma jean sherman says:

    Hi, I found a link on a homeschool site, haven’t read anything yet and haven’t blogged anything yet. Looking forward to learning and having a place to talk about being a sandwiched caregiver, unschooled family life and maybe getting organized.

  2. Hi! I found your blog back in the Spring, around the same time that I randomly found a whole circle of blogs that I love (Biblical Womanhood, Passionate Homemaking, Tammy’s Recipes, etc.etc.). I just turned 29 and I have 13 month old twins, with another little one on the way. Yup, Lord-willing, we’ll have three under the age of two! We are super excited. I live in Florida, and I’m looking forward to our harvest season just starting up (it seems like it’s opposite from you Northwesteners!). I’ve been a little discouraged lately b/c my energy level has decreased so much in this first trimester that I haven’t been able to do all the great ideas I’m reading about from you and others, but I know this is a short, important season to live through.
    Thank you so very much for your well thought-out posts, full of such good information but so honest, too. I really love reading your blog!!

  3. steph woman! huge congrats to you. i love meandering through the pages of the space written here from your heart. it’s a great place to come and learn!

    how’s your garden doing? :-)


  4. Hello, I can’t remember how I found your blog. I think it was about two months ago, but I have really been enjoying it. I have six children and where I live we are considered a real oddity. It is so refreshing to read a site that advocates having children and staying home with them. I’ve really enjoyed reading and learning from your posts. So much of what you say reflects how I feel. Keep up the good work.

  5. Hi, Stephanie!
    I was recommended to your blog by my sister-in-law and have been reading it for about a month now. I’m 26 and a sahm with a two and a half year-old boy. I’ve been happily married for four years, I’m a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and I live near Bellingham, WA. I haven’t struggled with infertility, but I have had two miscarriages since our first child.
    I really appreciate all the nutritional info! Keep it up!

  6. I read your blog whenever I am on my upstairs computer…favs or different on different computers! I started reading about 4 months ago. One of my favorite posts of yours for some reason was getting your passport pictures! It just felt like a “me” kindof day!

    i have loved your grocery/coop/farmers market posts and i loved the posts on birth control or not birth control! It opened my eyes to some things that I am still mulling over!

    thanks you for your blog…it is wonderful!

  7. Wow, I’m so honored that you consider my blog one of your favorites! Yours is definitely one of mine! :) I am so impressed that you’ve put it all together in only a year. Congratulations!

  8. Hi Stephanie! I’m delurking too, I’ve been reading for a month or so, I think I found you through Passionate Homemaking as well, but it was your PCOS stories that hooked me, been there, done that, lol, I am a 40 yr old, SAHM, also in Canada! thanks for sharing everything!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    I started reading your blog about 2 months ago, and have no idea how I got here. I read a blog, followed a link to another blog, and found you. Kinda fun. I enjoy reading. Thank you.

  10. Hello!
    Sadly, this is my first comment; I’ve know about your site for many months. I found it because I was looking for gardening ideas and tips. Then I saw that we have very similar beliefs in many areas so I continued to read. Anyway, my name is Crystal and I live in Texas.

    Thank you for giving your time and efforts to posting this information. It has helped me grow to be more Christ-like and to be a better help-meet to my husband. :) You are doing a great work!

  11. I’m a lurker…can’t remember how long I’ve checked in on your blog, a couple months, I suppose. As to how I stumbled upon it–probably a link to a link to a link type of connection. :) Happy one year!

  12. I can’t remember how I found your blog, or even how long I’ve been reading (quite a while!) but I absolutely love it here, and all the things I’ve learned from you!
    Congrats on your 1 year anniversary – looking forward to the next year! :)

  13. I’m not sure if I have commented here before or not. I’m also not sure how I found you–could be Nourishing Gourmet, Frugal Granola or Passionate Homemaking–there’s no telling.
    My husband has been encouraging me to start a blog similar to yours for some time now. However when I realized what a great job you do I decided to settle for gleening information from you instead! :) Besides, the people who read my blog are more interested in reading about my children and their potty training fiascos than they are in kefir!
    Keep up the great work! Happy Blogiversary!

  14. Hi. I just found you through a google blog search for “meal planning”… love your header and look forward to enjoying your posts in my reader.

  15. Well, I comment here often enough, so I guess you don’t need me to delurk. : ) I think that I found you through Lindsay’s site actually.

  16. De-lurking to say hi and that I really enjoy your blog. I think that I found you through Passionate Homemaking and have been reading you for about two months or so, maybe more. Keep up the good work!

  17. Hi! My name is Melanie. I’ve been married for almost 4 months and have moved to Taiwan and have been living here for 2 months. I love reading about your gardening -I probably found your site by googling something on being a Christian wife…. ;) Your posts are informative and as a new wife I’m learning a lot! Thanks for sharing!

  18. De-lurking here! I’m not sure how I happened on your blog, but I really appreciate the comaradrie. I go to a SGM church in Mpls, MN and my kitchen bible is Nourishing Traditions. Finding out that we have those two things in common was enough to keep me coming back! Thanks for sharing your journey with us! God bless you!