One Year of Mermaidens

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

This month marks the year anniversary since I made my first post on Mermaidens! Well actually, I registered the name in 2009 - but unsure of what kind of blog I wanted to have, I made a few throw away posts and promptly forgot about it. In August of last year I was going through a rough patch and needed an outlet for my creative endeavors - and decided to try blogging again! Still unsure of what my blog's concept was and my own voice, the first few months were a mish-mash of my collages and screencaps from movies I love. But as you can see, this blog has evolved into much more than that!

Mermaidens has grown into such a supportive and passionate community, and I feel so so lucky to have formed the relationships I have as a direct result of blogging! I struggle with issues of self-confidence, and I am absolutely blown away by the sheer amount of positive and supportive feedback I have received. Thank you thank you thank you to each and every one of you for being a part of Mermaidens, and here's to another year of creating, (hopefully) inspiring, and be inspired by you!

In honor of our birthday, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and share with you my own top 5 favorite posts at Mermaidens!

David Lynch Inspired Nails Wanting to do something special with my nails, I came up with the concept using iconic elements from David Lynch's films! They were posted on Rookie Mag's tumblr and won Modcloth's Marvelous Manicure contest (STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT TBH)!

Candy
I was very pleased with how this look came together - with the beautiful full skirt and nipped waist I couldn't help but feel like I was in a technicolor musical ♥

Pistachio Zine
Pistachio began as a simple project that quickly ballooned into one of the most ambitious projects I have ever attempted - and also one that I am the most proud of!

I'm a Mermaid ^_~
Inspired by sewing blogs, I repurposed an old Disney dress into a mermaid shirt and skirt! This is still one of my very favorite things to wear and opened my eyes to all sorts of diy possibilities!

Interview: Marlena from Self-Constructed Freak
I was utterly over the moon when after just a few months of blogging, my favorite blogger (MARLENA ♡♡♡) agreed to be interviewed for Mermaidens! I would also recommend going through my community tag for more interviews and guest posts!

Now, which Mermaidens post do you love the most? And more importantly, which post of your own are you the most proud of? I wanna see! ♥

♡,
Kailey


50 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary!That is so exciting! I can't wait to hit my own anniversary for my blog :3 Your blog is just lovely!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  2. Happy Blogaversary, Kailey! ♥
    I feel the same way you've described towards the blogging community. I'm happy to have met such inspiring and supportive ladies, yourself included! I must say one of my favorites of your posts is the "I'm a mermaid" post. I loved seeing what you created with that old dress!

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  3. Congrats! Your blog is so beautiful - I need to take the time to read through your past posts. I definitely want to check out Pistachio, and you've inspired me to make my own zine someday!

    Also, thanks for the introduction to Marlena's blog! I love finding bloggers with an awesome sense of style.

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  4. Congratulations, Kailey! I adore your blog, it and you both definitely inspire me always! Great posts, too!
    xo, Tori
    http://generationscollective.blogspot.com/

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  5. Congrats on the one-year anniversary! Getting to that point without blogger burnout is a big deal in my opinion. Actually you just reminded me I just past my own two-year anniversary. Wow I can't believe I forgot it. Also since I'm a new reader of Mermaidens it's hard to pick a fave post, but I personally think it's pretty cool that you've launched a zine.

    And though I don't have a favorite post of my own either, here's one recent illustration post I was proud of.
    http://sabinamollot.com/2012/07/obsession-of-the-moment-floral-sneakers.html

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  6. Congrtulation ! I Really really love your blog !

    beautiful !

    http://roastbubble.blogspot.com/

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  7. The happiest and loveliest of birthdays to Mermaidens!
    You have so much to be proud of and I can't wait to see how it keeps evolving :)
    Love that ice cream cone shirt, btw!

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  8. Congrats! I can never really determine my own anniversary since I went through a few different online "portals" so to speak. It's great that you always come up with such creative content, something that is not easy to do! I'd say my favorite posts of yours are the ones where you recreate film looks. So awesome x

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  9. <3<3<3
    This reminds me. I totally forgot about my own 1-year blog anniversary! Maybe I'll do what you did and make it a year from when I started properly blogging, haha.
    Did you get balloons just for the occasion???? That's dedication right there.

    xxx

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  10. Happy blog-versary!
    Thank you so much for sharing through this year your creativity and your amazing projects!
    One of my favorite post is your DIY mermaid dress, I still have to find the right fabric to do one for me! Of course the Pistachio Zine is wonderful and it's at the top of my list!
    xxxx

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  11. Happy birthday fair Mermaidens!

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  12. Aww congratulations!! I did the same with registering in 2009 and not starting till recently. I loved the mermaid dress! <333

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  13. congratulations on making it to one year! Isn't it great to look back and be so proud of what you have done? Because I'm a seamstress, my favorite post of yours was the mermaid refashion. It's so unique - I could never pull it off - but amazing at the same time. Here's to many more years of Mermaiden!

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  14. hello! i'm a first timer on your blog so i can't really answer that. but for what it's worth, your blog is really lovely looking! <3



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  15. Happy 1 year!! I love your blog, and love following along with your adventures. I still love that nail post :)

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  16. Happy blogversary and here's to many many more!

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  17. you are so wonderful, and I'm so lucky to be your friend! Yay for Mermaidens!

    love, polly :)))

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  18. Yaaaay! Happy Year One! You've done so amazingly well with Mermaidens in a year, both with the awesome content and also building up a following! It took me a couple of years to even figure out what to do with my blog, most of the first posts were sort of throw-aways so I wouldn't even know what day to celebrate a blogiversary. Anyway, congrats and I'm so excited to see what happens here in the next year!

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  19. Happy first blog anniversary, Kailey!!
    -Andi x

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  20. Ooh congratulations - first blog birthday is exciting! I think I am similar, I have had my name for ages but I will consider it a year from when I really started blogging! x

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  21. Oh my God happy first anniversary to mermaidens! Anw I really like your shirt haha so cute <3

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  22. Oh wow, I love this mermaind look <3 It's my favourite <3<3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  23. PS: Happy first anniversary <3 well done blog :3

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  24. Happy birthday to your lovely blog, I hope you will keep on blogging for many many years! :)

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  25. Thank you so much for your comments about my cloche! We really need to get on our collaboration! I adore you!

    Love, Polly

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  26. Happy anniversary your blog!
    I love your posts!!!!

    http://mrntokyo.blogspot.com/

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  27. Yay yay yay! Massive congratulations! <3 Here's to many more, eh!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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  28. HOORAY! I'm so glad your creative spark helped you out of the rough patch. You and Mermaidens are both fabulous! I look forward to many more posts!

    <3

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  29. My oh my! What a lovely blog you have! Thanks so much for commenting on my post so that I could find yours! I'm off to explore your blog...

    x Aliya
    www.hillsidestory.net

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  30. So beautiful post and always cute!
    Happy birthday for your first year :D
    Lots of kisses*

    http://freefallfeather.blogspot.pt/

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  31. wow, you look so pretty and inspiring ^^

    just lovely!
    I'm sort of crazy about your hair. that color is amazing


    xxx
    kissmequick

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  32. congratulations miss! you really do deserve all your success, your blog is such a pretty thing :) love your ice cream shirt! <3

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  33. happy blog birthday! I've just discovered your blog, but I've fallin in love with it! <3
    xx

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  34. Congratulations on your first blog birthday! It's such a great accomplishment! :)

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  35. This is such a cool anniversary idea, I love seeing posts from before I read your blog! It was lovely to read your interview with Marlena again, in fact I'm pretty sure that's how I found your blog! Also, those pink balloons are SO CUTE.

    thoughtsfromanotherkook.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. Congratulations on a year of blogging! Here's to many more years!!
    I love the layout of your blog, so pretty, and I'm sure you get this all the time, but your hair is so amazing =D
    http://xrebelangelx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. HURBY BURFDAY!!!

    it feels good to have an outlet!! so glad we discovered each other!! :D

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  38. Congrats on one year! Just found you and your blog is totally adorable. LOVE it.
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  39. Congratulations! You have such a cute, interesting blog! I've just come across it, and I really love it! You have a new follower!

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    1. happy anniversary darling! oh and how i adore that striped shirt of you;)
      just keep on blogging!
      kiss,mary
      http://www.maryloucinnamon.com

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  40. I'm so happy that you began blogging, and I look forward to years and years (hopefully that didn't sound creepy). xo you gem you.

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  41. Congratulations on your blogversary!! And thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I am so happy to have found your blog! I've been looking around for a while now and am adding you to my google reader subscriptions. I can't believe I'm just now finding you! I'll be back soon. :)

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  42. happy anniversary! omg, i love your bloooog! xx followed you sweetie!

    http://thesassytheory.blogspot.com/

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  43. Your post is great to read. I was amazed this blog of mine a year now.

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  44. Hey, i'm new to this blog and am just literally amazed by my experience in this! Don't say that you're the one who make the illustrations because they're too cute. And i love your hair. Super. I'd be glad if we could know each other.

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  45. I don't know how it took me a whole year to find your blog, but I'm glad I now have, looks like I have a lot of catching up to do here! thanks for tweeting me, as now I have this lovely new blog to follow :)
    xBeth

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