It’s my birthday… well my BLOG birthday!

Happy Blog BirthdayGuys!! Guess what? Today, this little ol’ blog is a whole YEAR old.

It’s so hard to believe that a year ago today I hit “publish” on this post. I had no idea what to expect when I started down this path and now one year later, Making Home Base has grown to something that I’m so proud of!

I started this blog at the beginning of my husband’s second deployment. Our baby was just a few months old and I was ready to take on the challenge of decorating our bland base house. I knew there were many of you out there that had similar challenges with decorating their rentals I hoped I could inspired you all. I know you guys have inspired me!

In a year, I’ve shared so much; Christmas without my husband, our homecoming, my daughter’s first birthday, and many many crafts and home decor projects. Today, on my blog birthday I thought it would be fun to share my top 5 favorite projects from the beginning.

Nautical Inspired Sisal Rope Home DecorNautical coasters

Pumpkin Applique Onesie TutorialPumpkin Applique Onesie

Painting Furniture - Mint Painted NightstandThe Mint Nightstand

Vintage Map in a DIY Rustic FrameDIY Rustic Framed Map

Entryway Washi Tape Accent WallWashi Tape Accent Wall

If you’ve been around awhile you may have a favorite too. So on my blog birthday, I would love for you to share you favorite Making Home Base project in the comments! Thank you all so much for joining me on this journey. I love each and every one of you.

Cheers to year 2.

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  1. Yay!!!! I’m so glad you started this blog Chelsea! It’s been so much fun to connect with you here. Congrats on such a successful year. You deserve it! Here’s to another 🙂

  2. Congrats, Chelsea! So glad we found each other out there in blogland! I love your blog and am so glad to call you my friend! Best wishes for another great year! 🙂

  3. Congrats! I just started following your blog about a month ago and I just love it. You give great tips and have awesome style. It’s awesome bloggers like you that inspired me to start my own blog, which is only a few months old. I’d love to have just a bit of the success you have!

  4. Happy blog birthday! That’s so awesome. I’m a few weeks behind you (my blog turns 1 in October) :). I LOVE the mint nightstand you did. It’s so pretty!

  5. Awwww!!!! Happy Birthday!!!! LOVE all that you have been up to and so thankful to call you friend!!! You are one creative chic! 🙂 Oh, and your baby is sooooooo cute!!!! Love ya!! Hugs!!

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  7. What a fabulous year of blogging you have had Chelsea!! Such gorgeous projects – and such a wonderful blog that I am thrilled to be a follower of. Congrats on this big milestone – can’t wait to see what year two holds!