What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

1,000 Posts!



This week’s music discover is taking the week off for a very special event. This is my 1,000th published post! Hard to believe I’ve been at it this long. It’s been a daily challenge, for sure, but it’s also brought me way more pleasure than I imagined talking to myself (and a bunch of kind strangers) ever could.

I wanted to find a way to commemorate the occasion, but I wasn’t sure what to do. I thought about offering a selection of $1,000 items for sale on Etsy, I considered posting about something that rocked or something that rolled, I wondered if I should share the accomplishments of someone else who’s done something 1,000 times, or just look for an act of kindness.

I finally realized that all I needed to do was to return to day 1. My first blog post was about little miss Mayhem, a then-4-year-old who loved fashion basically from birth and who had learned (along with her awesome mom) to make pint-sized copies of famous looks using paper. It’s been 2.5 years, so I thought I’d check in and see what she was up to. Am I ever glad I did! Here she was in 2014 when I last saw her work:

mayhem 1


(In case fashionable 6-year-olds aren’t your thing, drop down to the bottom of this post for my final thank you.)

Herself has grown up quite a bit in the 2.5 years, and her taste and interests have clearly evolved. Before I show you that, though, here’s what is apparently a typical exchange between her and her mother:

Mayhem: Mom, did you know I was going to be a girl before I was born?
Me: Yep.
Mayhem: How did you know.
Me: Remember, I told you that the doctors have special cameras and they can see the babies while they’re still in the mama’s tummy?
Mayhem: Oh, that’s right! And I guess they could see that I had long hair, huh?
Me: … ummmmm ….

Alright, she may not yet have a great grasp of the differences between boys and girls, but her fashion sense is flawless, and she’s even developing her sense of social responsibility. Take a look:

Here are some more highlights of her Instagram. Hope you enjoy!

I want to leave you with this, since you magnificent people are the reason I keep doing what I’m doing. This song’s for you.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

18 thoughts on “1,000 Posts!

  1. Congratulations on reaching this milestone – and thank you for 1000 days of good/funny/uplifting/snarky/brilliant/loving/spectacular/side-splitting/tear-jerking/eye-opening posts. Here’s to the next thousand!

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  2. Congrats on the milestone Lady! I very much appreciate all the effort that you go through to provide us lazenheimers (bums) with the funny, sad, beautiful, artistic, thought provoking, and hilarious content needed to face yet another day. Otherwise, we would have to troll the internet by ourselves, and that could become an all day affair. You provide a valuable service helping us to keep our jobs by staying off the computer-LOL. Seriously, thanks for all the uplifting messages you put out there via your postings. I really look forward to seeing what you feature on a daily basis. Clink…Here’s to 1000 more!

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  3. Thanks for making our days a bit more beautiful. Congratulations.

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  4. Hey congratulations. I love this blog. I get to see you everyday!

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  5. Congratulations, Donna! Your OBT truly makes my days more beautiful, also.

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  6. Congratulations! You have One Beautiful Blog (x1,000)!

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  7. The dresses are amazing, miss Mayhem is adorable, and the song is perfect. Congratulations on this milestone and I look forward to discovering many more beautiful things via your blog.

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  8. Congratulations on your 1000th post. I never had a doubt that you would hit it on target. I have really enjoyed your blog and your comments even more so. You’ve shown me things that I would never have found myself, while displaying impeccable taste and uniqueness of character.
    It might sound like I am laying it on a little thick, but you are an inspiration to me. Thanks so much and continued success in the future.

    …as for this little girl–Project Runway Junior–look out.

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  9. Congrats dear, always express yourself and you will always have followers 🙂

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