I love an anniversary or a date to remember and for the past decade August 2nd has been a day that I have celebrated – Sparkles and Shoes birthday! Since I published the first post on August 2nd 2012 that means today is the blog’s tenth birthday. 10 years. A decade. Wow. In 2022 I have published the fewest posts of any year since 2012 but I do not think anyone would disagree with me that a hell of a lot has happened. As I mentioned in this post I will share new content when I feel like it and am very thankful for everyone who visits, reads, comments, and follows when I do post as it shows that at least this reaches a few interested people and is worth my time.
Looking back there are many good things that have happened in the past decade and I have done a lot of growing up – in the past ten years I have established a career, moved countries, fallen in love, gotten married, and traveled to countless places. And yes, with the good comes the bad and there certainly have been things I could have never imagined but that’s how life works.
This certainly not a typical Sparkles & Shoes birthday post – there was no photoshoot with a scouted location, no baked goods, no candles, and nothing planned out in advance. In fact, there probably would not have even been any photos expect I bought these rose gold balloons months ago. They were for what I had thought would be a monumental celebration and I uncovered them while I was cleaning over the weekend. Even at 8pm last night I was not planning on doing anything with them but then I decided to open the packages. I was able to blow them up with a straw in under five minutes, grabbed my camera and while the sun was setting on a gray day Mark graciously snapped some photos on our balcony in whatever I was wearing. And thus, these photos are as good as you are going to get.
So now that we are at 10 years, what does that mean? I am not sure but I do not envision the end of Sparkles and Shoes to be any time soon. On one hand I think it will be a very long time before I return to five posts a week but on the other I am already planning upcoming posts and am excited to share shots of London Fashion Week with you in September. And it still brings me joy when I can send blog post links to people – a friend is going to Paris in two weeks and asked for my recommendations and it was so easy to send her this link.
And so I will wrap up this rambling on Sparkles and Shoes 10th birthday if you are looking for a happy, go-lucky birthday letter you can check out the last nine years of birthday posts. Can you tell red velvet cupcakes and jumbo balloons have always been a thing?
And there you have it, Sparkles and Shoes 10th Birthday post!