Wednesday, 21 August 2013

The Year of Bloglandia Perfection

Happy Blog day to Mellywood's Mansion!

It's been an entire year of blogging and I have to say I even surprised myself that I kept it up. I'm well known for becoming bored but in blogging I found my true passion - Talking a lot about myself and giving myself a pat on the back almost daily....hmm it's kind of weird really!

Anyway prior to blogging I was a busy working Mum of 5 running around like a headless chook not knowing if I was coming or going. When I stopped working I needed something to occupy myself that had nothing to do with raising children and of course entering the perfect world that is Bloglandia, I changed. So instead of WYPW I thought we could take a serious look at how one woman became perfect and a look in at an average day

First I cheerfully bound out of bed at sunrise

Step into my gorgeously tiled bathroom to wash.

Then dress, putting my best fashion foot forward.

We sit down to a wonderful home cooked breakfast.

Which also includes a bowl of oats.

It's hard to keep busy with such a well organised home, where everything is in it's place and there is a place for everything.

However there is always laundry, and that never causes any issues.

The children stay busy with hand made educational toys.

After sitting down and carefully planning my day's activities.

It's time for me to craft beautiful and useful objects with my own two hands.

When my husband returns from a long and tiring day at work, I like to ensure there is nothing left to annoy or distract him from his relaxation time.

So as you can see I truly fit in with the style and grace expected of me as a resident of Bloglandia.

Happy one year to Mellywood's Mansion, I'm sure the perfection, will continue into the next year. 

On a serious note, I would like to thank all of you for coming, reading, commenting, emailing and making my day. I have meet so many wonderful people and (teary moment) I have truly loved getting to know you guys and while there are many I may never see in the flesh, you have become some of my best friends. You guys have been there through good and bad, not just blog related and I truly and sincerely think you guys are the most awesome people on this planet. 

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo


  1. Aww lovely post and funny too! Many congrats, here's to many more friend :)

    Funny really because it was my 2 year bloggy birthday yesterday - time flies in blog land!

    Big hugs, really glad we 'met' :)

    Estelle xx

  2. Congrats, Mel! Would have brought over a cake, but all the planes were booked and my private jet is in for a service! Seriously, you are a funny, lovely person and I love reading your delights AND disasters ;-) Keep it coming, girl!

  3. Well, I just want to thank you for your inspiration! Without your shining example of blogger perfection, I don't know where we would all be! I'd have a drink in your honor but it's 7:30 am.......I usually wait until at least 11...Congrats on surviving one year!!

  4. Oh Mel! That's just hilarious. You made my day. Happy blogiversary. You know, I'm starting to realise some of my online friends are a hell of a lot nicer than some IRL people I know (even though I've met you in real life). I'm so glad we've met.

    Anne xx

  5. Happy Anniversary, Mel!!! I always enjoy reading your posts . . . your humor, your wonderful devotion to your family, your creativity, and your awesome friendship. Look forward to so much more!!!

  6. Congratulations Mel on the celebration of the first birthday of Mellywoods Mansion! It is lovely reading your very serious (!) posts and will be looking forward to seeing more of them in the future too. Sending you love from here!

  7. did a WAY better job with your bloggerversary post than I did! Freaking. Awesome. Pictures!!!

    I love that we're within a day of each other. :)

    Happy Happy!!


  8. Thanks for sharing a day in your perfect life. Not everyone can live up to the high standards we set Mel, so it's important we don't judge other bloggers who just don't have it all together like we do.

    Bah hahah! I love this post!!!

  9. Happy anniversary and many, many thanks for setting the bar so high for the rest of us! You do come up in conversation quite often here in Canada. Yes, I get weird looks when I say, "My friend in Australia ..." and they find out we have never met, but I bet we know more about each other than some of our 'in the flesh' friends know. I'm so glad you stuck with it and looking forward to another year of DIY delights and disasters!

  10. Darn you for that last bit. I was laughing along with your post celebrating your blog-aversary and then that last paragraph had me nearly in tears (and I'm feeling extra emotional today). I adore you, your blog and I can't wait to see what the next year brings to you my sweet friend.

  11. haha, you are funny! congrats on one year.

  12. Happy 1 year!!!! This may be the best blogging anniversary post I have ever read. :)

  13. OMG I love your awesome pictures to display a day in your busy life...Congratulations and thanks for giving me a good laugh xxxx :)

  14. Happy Blogiversary, Melly! It's only been one year!??! Good grief, lady - I thought you were a veteran!

    Well done!

    And also - did you have paparazzi following me? Those are MY educational toys in that shot! :)

  15. Thank you for giving me a year of something to strive for! Especially in the oatmeal department!! You are awesome and you know I love ya girl! Looking forward to the second year with great respect and enthusiasm. You're a role model to all!

  16. Happy Blogiversary Mel!!! I'm so happy that you stuck with it or we never would have met. It's been such a pleasure getting to know you, and I look forward to another year (and many more) of continued perfection. I'll tip my glass of grapes to you tonight my friend.

  17. Happy Blogversary Mel! I love your wit, your craftiness, and all the conversations we've had. I'm so very glad we've become friends. You've helped with craft questions and Mommy advice and I can't thank you enough for it. Congrats girl, you deserve it!

  18. Happy one year!!! LOL at the pictures!

  19. What a wonderful post! I love to see it like it is cuz I am sure all households are like yours...mine sure is. In fact, I just finished cleaning up a bottle of soya sauce that came flying out of my cupboard at me while trying to make supper. I should have taken a picture but I was too busy spouting nasties with a mop and broken glass in my hand. Just want to wish you a happy first year. You have certainly made the most of your blog. I enjoy reading your posts everyday! I am lucky to have bloggy friends like you and am looking forward to another wonderful year with you in your Mansion! Congrats Mel :)

  20. Happy Blogiversary, Mel!! I hadn't any idea that you've just been blogging for one year, you do seem like a veteran. You are a true original. You march to the beat of your own drum, which is inspiration for anyone, blogging or otherwise. Congrats to you on this very special day ~ Amy

  21. Aww, happy blogiversary, Mel! I'm so glad we've "met." You have been a delight even in the midst of your occasional disasters, and I love your spirit. Looking forward to spending many more years at the mansion with you. :)


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