The Kitchen Designer

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Kitchen Blog Anniversary

Talking about kitchens...does it ever end? It's been a year since I wrote my first post on this blog. I started with a little hesitancy, a bit unsure of where this was going. Somehow I just kept thinking of kitchen related issues to talk about. At this moment, I have so many kitchen focused things to talk about, I don't know what to talk about first!

This is such a natural process for me...just to toss out ideas, stir up the pot a bit, and lots more. I love this process. I've also met so many amazing bloggers who have welcomed me into the design blogging community from the very start. I actually didn't know about this whole, well, underworld isn't the best word, but universe of blogging, until I started blogging, and then, what a surprise I found! Cool people, great ideas, interactivity at its best.

So, I'm feeling good at this one year mark. I also feel I'm at my prime in life and in my career. I've actually never been more happy, more confident, fully engaged with life in a positive way, than right now, and I'm looking forward to more good things to come, including my TOP SECRET project, soon to be unveiled!

I LOVE reading your comments. Say whatever you want. Disagree with me or challenge anything I say at anytime. Maybe I'll learn something.  Maybe you will. Maybe we both will!

I may be gone from this blog for days at a time, it just happens, but I'm here in spirit. Kitchens are the soul of the home, where all five senses come together. They're special. I love thinking about kitchens. I love cooking with my husband and cooking when my kids come to visit. I love the glass of wine that my husband pours for me while we're cooking. I love the sofa as part of my kitchen table. Good stuff happens in the kitchen. My husband just yelled down the stairs "Hey!" which is sort of our word to say hello. Gotta run and get that glass of wine, as I'm sure he's preparing dinner now....

More good things to blog about later...just wait! Thanks for your participation...it would really not be the same without you.  



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Reader Comments (22)

Congrats Susan! Your a natural at blogging and I look forward to the new top secret project, DO TELL!

February 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDean

Thank you Dean! I COULD tell you, but then I'd have to kill you! That could ruin your afternoon. :(

February 6, 2008 | Registered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

It has been a great year. Thanks for your very interesting and inspiring perspective.

February 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMark R. LePage, AIA

Mark, it has been an absolute pleasure to make your acquaintance! Thank YOU for your insightful, positive, blog. Love it.

February 6, 2008 | Registered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

What a wonderful year it's been! I've enjoyed the blog thoroughly from the moment I laid eyes on it!
Time sure flies, eh? I'm coming up on a year, myself....

February 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJustin Anthony

Ha! Justin, I was JUST perusing your blog, trying to figure out that Boffi thingamajig, just now. I also like to see all that inspired architecture you show. You should be one! Thanks for the note. :)

February 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

Susan - a big congratulations to you!! Your blog is always inspired and inspiring!!

Happy Anniversary! Your spirit and enthusiasm is engaging. Your insight into the world of kitchen design is a treat. I have wondered why you haven't published your own book on kitchen design. Maybe that's the "top secret" item to be revealed soon I hope?

February 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

S -

From one fellow blogger to another, congrats. It is a large task to keep a blog fresh and to keep your readers engaged; and you do a fantastic job. I just recently found your blog and it is fresh ideas, thoughts, product previews, and a general sense of "discussion" that brings me back. I am on the verge of starting "another" design blog, but have yet to truly nail down a niche I am after - I feel there is one that needs my attention, just waiting for the big light bulb to go off.

Again, congrats. Now go enjoy that glass of wine and your spot on the sofa.


February 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCWheat

What's amazing to me, is that it was about a year ago when I started getting notes from you on my blog about the kitchen. Now I'm finally about to tackle it and here you are. Thank you!

February 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterscrappy girl

Well, I've just found you so I look forward to your next year! Cheers!

February 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

Congratulations! It seems a lot of us are celebrating our first year. It's been so wonderful to get to know you through the wonders of blogging. I look forward to working together through the years.

February 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Mitchell

Happy Anniversary! Can you believe how fast it's gone? (Oh, I wasn't supposed to mention that, was I?) Here's to new experiences and happy posting!

February 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKelly M

Congratulations and Thank You, Susan. You are truly an inspiration. I was involved in a marketing study with Thermador yesterday and when they asked about blogs yours was at the top of my list. Plus you really know how to build suspense. Come on, a little hint?

February 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKhat

I'm a bad blogger, I haven't been back here to respond, although I've read the responses in my email with lots of joy!

Linda, the same goes for me. You are intense, in the best way. Love your blog too!

Laurie, thanks so much. And, the top secret thing? Coming SOON! Actually, it's always been a dream, too, to write a book! I guess this is it. :)

CWheat, what a lovely comment. Thank you. It will come, the special voice you need to share. I have no doubt at all.

scrappy girl...I've enjoyed following your blog with your (why does the word foible come to mind?) I think what I mean is it's so much fun to follow your adventures. They're so "real" and refreshing!

Pamela, I'm glad to have you as a reader. Please keep reading!!

Jennifer, yes, we definitely had fun. It's this whole other enjoyable thing to get to know other bloggers and I'm glad we did get together!

Kelly, did you plan that trip to New York yet? Come on now...so glad to see YOU here in the blogosphere! Great blog you have going there. Good stuff!

Khat, thanks so much. Your blog is really awesome. You have so much to share, and I enjoy visiting and visit quite a bit. Oh, the suspense thing. Just wait....it's coming soon, in about, oh, a week or so!

February 11, 2008 | Registered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

Hey Susan,
Congrads on the one year! I hope my site looks as good as yours in a year. Keep up the good work, can't wait to see what's next

February 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPop

Pop, neither can I!! ;) Love your positive-ness, I can spot it a mile away, ok, 1500 miles!

February 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

Happy Anniversary Susan! You have a wonderful blog, and I hope you stay with it for years to come. Your life sounds like it is all in place. Something that seems to be coninually just out of my reach. But I do have great appreciation for my family and husband, who, like yours, is right there with that glass of wine at dinner time. Cheers!

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatiedid

Katie, thank you so much, I really appreciate that. I think one must embrace unpredictability as the natural course of things, and then new opportunities evolve from new challenges, Enbrace the confusion, lol! I get inspiration from your blog, love your voice.

February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

Congratulations on year 1! You've been a great addition to my blogroll! Keep up the great content and best of luck with Hansen.

February 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTimothy

Timothy, I so appreciate your support. Thanks very much!

February 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

Quite inspiring and refreshing! I wonder how people get such great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

July 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkitchen ideas

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