Happy Birthday, TSP!

Well, today is the day! Exactly one year ago I pressed "Publish" on the first post that started this incredible journey.

As I write this, I am sitting in the exact same chair in my house as I was when I made the decision to start TSP. I had been reading a few blogs for a while. I was nervous about starting college and how it would all work out, but most of all, I was worried about losing my creativity.

Some of you may already know that I'm an Accounting major and plan on becoming a lawyer. Did you wince a little when you read that? It's not exactly an industry that involves a lot of creativity, excitement, and human interaction - things I like to think I live on. TSP is the place where I try to keep that part of myself alive and healthy, because I don't ever want to lose it.

One thing that I wanted to quickly touch on and hope to elaborate more on in the future is that TSP has taught me an appreciation for coding. I have not paid or had anyone look at the coding for blog and fix things for me - it's all been GoogleFu, e-books, and random troubleshooting articles on how to make TSP a reflection of who I am. I am very glad I discovered this part of blogging and hope to help encourage more women to explore the technical side of technology.

I've said it once, and I don't think I'll ever stop saying it: Thank you, all of you! Thank you for your support, for putting up with my weirdness, for coming back and always sharing your kind thoughts and words.

I had absolutely no idea where this blog would take me - to be honest, I wasn't even sure if I was going to have enough time to devote to it and keep it alive to make it through a whole year. But I did, and I have received so much support from readers and potential sponsors, and I am so grateful that I decided to go on this adventure.

Let's put some of this in perspective, shall we? In the past year, BECAUSE OF Y'ALL I have:

Gained 1087 Instagram followers.
Gained 303 Twitter followers.
Gained 134 Bloglovin' followers.
Gained 102 Facebook likes.
Hosted my first blog giveaway.
Had a few sponsored posts and secured more.
Met so many amazing bloggers online.
Learned more about myself that I had no idea about.

I am so excited to see where this next year will take me (and TSP!). Here's to more fun adventures, cute clothes, more Netflix binge-watching, and a million more minutes of laughter.

Catch you next time.


  1. Ah happy blogging birthday! I love reading your blog so much! Seeing all the accomplishments was so cool to read! Keep it up!
    XO Alyson | mylifeasalyson.blogspot.com

  2. Congrats on making it to one year! That's so exciting! For some reason I didn't know you were an accounting major who wanted to be a lawyer, but I'm a business major who wants to be a lawyer too! It's nice to know there's someone else in the blogging world who's similar.

    Jenni // The Beautiful Fool

  3. Woohooo!!! Congratulations! It's amazing to see how all your hardwork has affected you. Really inspiring for newer bloggers like myself :)


  4. WOOO! Congrats! That's really exciting! Blogging helps keep the creativity alive! You have such a lovely blog!

  5. Yay!!! That's so exciting! Congrats :)


  6. Congrats and happy blogiversary:) such an exciting milestone to reach as a blogger! I hit mine back in June.

  7. Congratulations on your one-year and all of the progress you've made! Here's to an even more successful future!

  8. That so exciting, congratulations! Raise my imaginary class here to many more years to come for you as a blogger (:


  9. Yay! It has been awesome reading your blog posts and seeing you grow. Happy Blogiversary!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  10. Congrats on your one year! That's so exciting.
    I can't wait to hit my one year mark and reflect on my accomplishments.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  11. Happy Blogiversary!! :) Here's to many more years of great posts!

  12. Congrats on your first year! The accomplishments you have had are amazing. Here's to many more years of blogging!

  13. Congratulations Mikkaela! I am so happy I found you on instagram a couple weeks ago! I love your blog and look up to you! It is really cool how we are in a lot of the same FB groups (: Hope you had an amazing filled year and hope I am here to see many more Blogaversaries from you!!
    XO Simone- http://primpsterschic.blogspot.com

  14. Absolutely love your blog! Happy Blogiversary!!!


  15. that is so exciting! congratulations :) xx, kenz

  16. Congratulations!!!!! Wishing you continued success.

  17. Happy blog-iversary!!! Congrats!!

    Nicole //Chronicles of Home

  18. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I'm very excited to see what the next year of blogging will bring for you! Isn't it great to have a creative outlet?!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  19. Congratulations on your accomplishments! Keep it up, the best has yet to come!! xo =]

  20. Happy blogiversary!! :-) We are so happy to have you in the Millennial Blogger Network. Sounds like it has been a fantastic first year! Imagine what will be in store for you in Year 2!

    xoxo A

  21. Congratulations...... happy blogging birthday!! Sounds like you have great 1st year!!

  22. HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY!!! SO exciting!! And wait, you're an accounting major??? How did I not know that??? Can you help me with my homework for accounting class? LOL!

    Coming Up Roses

  23. Yay! Congratulations on your year of success! Do you have any goals for your next year of blogging?

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  24. Ahhh, congratulations girl! You did such an awesome job this past year, and you're gonna rock it this upcoming year!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  25. Congrats on your first year! The best is yet to come! xo
    The Fashionista's Diary

  26. Congratulations!! I just discovered your blog, and I am so glad that I did. I have adored every post I've read so far and can't wait to read more.


  27. My one year blogiversary is soon approaching so I can totally relate to everything you said here - especially the bit about coding! I've a totally new appreciation for all the back-end business, that's for sure. Keep up the great work :) x Natalie www.thegirlwithbangs.com

  28. Congrats to your first of blogging!! I am sure many amazing more things to come.

  29. Happy belated blog birthday! Starting a blog has definitely changed my life for the better. I actually started mine in law school, so don't worry – creativity lives on! I can't wait to see what you have in store!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  30. Happy happy belated blog birthday! Your site looks great; I can't believe you've taught yourself the coding and done everything on your own. I hope you continue on this creative adventure! :)

    Melissa | These words are my own.


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