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Monday, April 12, 2010

The second year of La Lamp Shade

La Lamp Shade is now two years old. Instead of getting all sappy about how much fun I've had and the truly fabulous friends I've made blogging, I am going to list the top ten most popular posts.

These are the ones that resonated with you most, ranked by number of comments. Let's take a trip back, Dumplings...

1. Orla Kiely haterade
2. Guest room reveal
3. Caption this photo
4. Fire all the photo stylists
5. Won't you join me?
6. Living room wallpaper reveal
7. An open letter to Pottery Barn
8. What constitutes DIY?
9. Words on walls = a maiming
10. The Pea's bedroom reveal

What I deduce from this list is that you really dig rants and the renovation of my house. I will endeavor to deliver much much more of both.

Dumplings, from the bottom of my snark-filled heart I thank you for stopping by each day to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of interior design.

Hugs and inappropriate groping,

Raina

37 comments:

Tonia {Chic Modern Vintage} said...

You make me laugh, and you need your own show {and me as the assistant}

La Dolfina said...

Congrats, Raina!
I can't wait to check out those posts...
Happy Day!!

A Perfect Gray said...

OK, just checked out the pea's bedroom reveal...I stand amazed. babe, you rock.

congratulations on your milestone.

from one of your newest dumplings...

The Shiny Pebble said...

Happy blogaversary... or whatever it is that it is called. It is amazing how one just sticks to it... I wonder if I will still be here in two years?...

Paul Anater said...

Happy anniversary to my blogospheric role model. Keep 'em coming Raina, the world neeoice.ds your v

sherri said...

Congrats and here's to many more years of lampshadiness! xoxo, s

David said...

Happy anniversary! Keep it coming Miss, keep it coming.

ModFruGal said...

Happy Birfday!

Robin said...

Wow! only two years? I was sure you had been around longer than that. Congrats and keep up all the good work, including the snark. And the pretty pictures of pools that no real person can afford.

Jessica said...

Mazel Tov to you too!! and if you're taking requests, please more white people problems - I love those!

ticklishfromadistance said...

I want to produce the Raina Rants or Raves hour. Let's chat in Atlanta. Hahahaha! Love you. To my first blog crush and the person who taught me how to do everything with my blog in one email from NZ, you rock, doll.

xoxoxoxoxoxox

abchao said...

Happy anniversary, sweet cheeks. xoxo

The Zhush said...

OMG! Since I am still relatively new here in blog land...I had no idea! I thought you were just really funny and witty with a sharp eye for finding cool stuff!!! PEA'S Bedroom? Are you kidding me?! Holy moly...you are beyond talented!!! Oh, and Happy Blogerversary and all that good stuff!

Naomi said...

that was fun... I just read them all!
I didn't know you owned a home store?!

congrats on two years! I'll for sure quit by then. or become incredibly famous. one of the two.

DREAMER'S DEN said...

yeah!!! i can't believe it's only been two years! my one year anniversary was in march -- i didn't even realize it until last week!
you --in my opinion -- should wear the queen of the bloggers crown. (at least for today).
xoxoxox

my favorite and my best said...

congrats to you raina!! your blog is a daily. for sure. and i just spent the better part of a bag of potato chips going through the faves.
your design sense is impeccable. and i love you. really. can't wait to meet you in a few days?!?!?!?!

Jamie said...

Congrats, Raina! I always love your rants.

griffo68 said...

You are the Ultimate Queen of Blogland in my heart!

Ooodles and doodles of hugs and lots of inappropriate groping when we eventually meet!

Happily hoppity 2nd Blogiversary my lovely!

XXXXX

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Allow me to get sappy..
Na - seriously, you rock. Love stopping in, you make me smile. Plain and simple. Thanks for that + please keep doing it. xoxo

nkp said...

Seriously, only two years? What did I do before then? ;0)

I don't know if I'll make it that long. But I'm thrilled that you're still going with no end in sight! If I had to pick a favorite post....hmmmm...I'd have to say, ALL OF THEM!

To many, many more!

Hugs-nelya (one of your first handful of readers, a badge I wear with pride)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Happy 2 year blogaversary to you!

So glad I found my way here just a few short weeks ago, cause now I know if my day in design world is not fun, I can pop over here to relax and have a laugh!

erin@designcrisis said...

Congratulations on two amazing years!!!!

You know you can never, ever stop, right? I would probably go into Raina withdrawl.

Love and kisses,
Erin

david john said...

raina!

you are amazing. your humor and the way you look at interiors is unique and inspiring. i adore you! and not to mention all the groping always has me coming back for more:)

happy two year girl!

only a movie said...

Congratulations, dear. xo

Michelle said...

Weee, two years, congrats, I say bring on the inappropriate groping, it makes blogging so much more fun.

Marija said...

You've got this so down to a science I thought for sure you were older...though you definitely look so young ;) Happy two years. Congratulations. Hope you keep at this for as many years as you can stand it ;) And I'll keep reading along every day....

xoxo

Marija

susieq said...

I cannot believe it's been 2 years! No way. You might be queen of snark, but you have a heart of gold. And not just any old gold. It's a fine patinated matte gold. That is so just right with your black lacquered sense of humor. Keep the great posts coming. I love your eye and your brain and your pinky fingers and every part of you!!

susieq said...

Oh, and I think both you and MFAMB Jenny should have an HGTV show. Yes, it'll kill all those execs at HGTV and probably most of the midwest -- but can you imagine the fun? And the ratings? Off the charts baby!


P.S. My word verification is 'doesit'. I take that as an omen, sister.

Debi said...

YEAH - Congratulations on 2 years. You definitely have tons of design talent and skill with the snark. Raising my coffee cup and wishing you many, many more!

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

Happy Blogaversary to you!
Thank YOU for delivering fabulous snark & never ending eye candy to my desktop daily all with your own brand of fabulousness!
I dont know how you manage to keep it all up with the pea, renos & husband. You make me feel very lazy!

Designers' Brew said...

hurray! I still take immense pride in the fact that I was your first (?) commenter! Little did I know... LOVE YOU!

ChrisToronto said...

My God, time really does fly. And Raina, you just keep getting better and better at this. Thank you for your creativity and dedication; most of us know how hard it is to crank out a daily read, let alone a great one. You rock!

Carolina said...

I simply LOVE your blog. I started reading it when a friend added you to her list of more visited blogs. I am getting so inspired by you to make my house a better looking place, that I can't thank you enough. Not that I will succeed like you, but I'm learning and trying. Keep on going, thanks!!!!

Raina Cox said...

Carolina - Thanks so much for your kind words and welcome to this deliciousness!

Cristin said...

Awww. Happy Blogiversary Raina!

Hug and Grope.

hello gorgeous said...

Butt squeeze.

Bromeliad said...

We wuvs your snark.

Yes, please get a show.