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Life Lately || Happy 4th Birthday!

What kind of blogger would I be if I altogether neglected my blog’s birthday? Happy 4th birthday to Rhyme & Ribbons! Back in the frigid winter of 2013, I started blogging to occupy my free time and the ennui that set in after I had finished my master’s and Sam and I had just moved to Stratford-upon-Avon for his tenure at the Royal Shakespeare Company (where I knew relatively no one.) 

Rhyme & Ribbons has survived life in Stratford, living in London and is now on it’s 3rd city – York! It’s also been around through two different visa applications, a long-distance separation with me in America, a proposal and a wedding.  That’s quite a bit for one little space! 

Though I started blogging in winter 2013, I didn’t get “serious” about it till the following year. It wasn’t until then that I even created an instagram and twitter feed for the blog. (Newbie bloggers: avoid my mistake, get social media right away!) Through trial and error, I’ve found my blogging voice, and my photography on this site has gone from wah-wah to pretty okay. 

For those of you who have been here from the beginning, thanks for sticking around! And to those of you who are relatively new to this space, thank you so much for deciding that there was enough here to catch your attention. Here’s to many more years and hopefully continuous growth on this space! 

Potentially, my favourite photo of me, of all time.

Dress (and the expensive version I wish I could buy) || Tights || Watch || Shoes || Lipstick 

In the spirit of birthdays and new beginnings, is there anything you’d like to see more of on Rhyme & Ribbons? Any topic that you’d like covered?

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  • Happy happy blogiversary! I would like to see more cats? πŸ˜‰ (probably not the best person to ask.)

  • happy 4 blogiversary!:)

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    Happy 4th Blogiversary!

  • MoreMindfulYou

    This is amazing! 4 years is such a good job πŸ™‚
    well done!

  • Georgina

    Super cute photos!

    I love your blog – I’ve just followed you on Bloglovin πŸ™‚

  • Congratulations! 4 years, blimey! So pleased to have followed along throughout my entire blogging journey (which actually is less than half of yours!) but I look forward to every post and long may they last! Alice xxx

    • Eek! Thanks so much Alice! You’re one of my favourite readers and I always look forward to your comments. Hopefully we’ll be able to meet in person one day soon! xxx

      • Oh you absolute babe! (shhh don’t tell the others, they’ll be jealous! πŸ˜‰ ) Let’s make 2017 the year we get to actually meet each other! YAY! xxx

  • Happy Blogiversary!!!

    • Thanks Bailie! I think your are one of the longest readers. I’m trying to remember how I found you… a now-defunct travel link up maybe? What a long journey the past few years are! xx

  • I love the photos. You look so excited!
    Happy birthday, Rhyme & Ribbons!

  • Congratulations on four years. And I love your shoes!

  • Congrats on 4 years!!! I’m the worst and totally forgot my blog’s birthday this year! You’re adorable (I want that dress!) and hoping that this is the year we can meet in person! How far are you now from London!?

    • Thanks you! And that would be amazing! York is about 1 hour 50 minutes North of London. But let me know when you have any London plans as I’m often there for work!!!! x

  • HAPPY BLOGGIVERSARY!!! <3 You look utterly adorable in all of these!!! xx

    Little Miss Katy

  • Congratulations on your 4 years! It is so fun looking back and seeing all the adventures our blog has, the ultimate life scrapbook!

    • Haha totally! And the same to you really – but yours will have an even more exciting addition soon!!!! x

  • Yay! Happy 4 years.

  • Miu

    Happy anniversary! πŸ™‚
    I just looked up the expensive version of the dress and had a laughing fit when I saw that it was $1,554 when already 40% off πŸ˜‰
    I like your blog as it is, spontaneously I cannot think of anything I’d wish to see more often πŸ™‚

    • Hahaha right?! Can you even imagine having that much money to spend on clothes? Only in my dreams! It’s insane to me! But I guess if you’re rich and you love clothes? x

  • So much happy bloggiversary to you!! Adorable pictures as always and I never ever leave this little space without a smile on my face so thank YOU! And for making me bake this year.
    Wishing you many more years of bloggy goodness.
    M x Life Outside London

    • Aww Michelle, that’s one of the nicest things that anyone has ever said about my blog! I have a post about it next week, but I was thinking about starting a monthly baking club that we could link up posts with? (Monthly, not weekly like during GBBO phew!) Let me know if you’d be interested! x

  • Kourtney Reece

    Yay!! Happy Bloggiversary. It’s on my bucket list to start a blog. I need to brush up on my photography skills though.
    These pictures are awesome.

    • Ah thanks so much Kourtney! My photography is always trial and error. I’ve never had any proper lessons or anything, I just practice a lot. (And get it wrong a lot!)

  • Happy 4th Blog-anniversary!! I’ve just hit the 1 year mark and I’m a little ashamed to admit that it passed me by….I’m definitely buying a ‘2’ balloon next year though as your balloon looks really fun and I love your photos!

    • Haha balloons are always fun, so I recommend them for most celebrations! (I’ve forgotten blog anniversaries in the past too, so don’t worry!) x

  • Happy happy bloggiversary!!! Things I would like you to cover in the future: your first puppy, your friend Lindsay coming to visit, and more chocolate recipes. xx

    • Done, done and done. You have to visit soon – the L Weldon room needs its inaugural visit. Shall we break champagne on your bed, like blessing a boat? (Or whatever people do to boats?) x

      • Oh man. That is an epic plan I can get behind! Well maybe an empty bottle so we don’t waste any champagne…or maybe not break a bottle at all cause glass. We should just sprinkle the whole room with champagne. That’s definitely more my speed. xx

  • I was wondering who turned four and its your blog happy blogaversary hope you are around for many years to come

  • Happy Birthday! I hope there are many more years of your blog to come! πŸ™‚


  • Happy blogaversary!! So happy to have connected with you πŸ™‚

  • Happy 4th birthday to R&R!! I love this photoshoot… you’re too adorable! I’m glad to have found you somewhere along the way and I look forward to more :).

  • Yay, happy 4 years! These photos are so cute and happy. I’m looking forward to even more lovely posts in the next four years! x

  • Those photos are amazing. I still don’t think I’ve gotten “serious” about blogging. It’s a constant source of guilt and shame for me haha

    But Happy BlogdayBirfday to R&R! I’m so happy you got serious and that your particular brand of serious involves balloons, because did I tell you, these photos are amazing? xx

    • Well “i got serious” in that I started doing more than just taking a snap of a piece of cheese with my iPhone and uploading it with only a caption. (True post). And also have twitter and instagram. Two things I didn’t have before blogging.

      So basically serious to me means being a child. A tween at a push.

      And thank you πŸ˜€ x