Thank You for Five Amazing Years!

As the blog marks its fifth anniversary, I want to take a moment to thank every single reader, well-wisher, supporter and friend, who has taken the time to read a post or two over the past five years.  Back in 2010 when I was encouraged to start a blog by several friends, I really didn't know what I was going to be writing about, where this blog would lead me or what doors it would help open up for me.  What I can say with a certainty is that these five years have led me to some wonderful experiences.

Over the course of these five amazing years, I have made many friends and acquaintances, and it is because of your kind words and encouragement that I have managed to create content which I hope is informative.  I can't tell you how fulfilling and rewarding it is to me to hear from someone who has had success with a recipe that I've grown fond of, or to hear that I've helped solve a collector's mystery for an individual.  When a dear reader writes telling me that I've assisted in making their lives a little better and a bit nicer, or that I've inspired them to try something new, it makes everything that I create and write about all that much more worthwhile.

A reader of the blog recently sent me a kind note that summed up what I hope and wish Good Things by David means to some of you.

Hello David!

I used your sugar cookie recipe for the millionth time to make cookies for a mommy and me get together.  

Little Sammy from the bee-themed first birthday party is a big boy now with a baby sister.  Time has gone by so quickly.  Thank you for all of your inspiration and great recipes.  Though I've never met you, it is so nice to have you and your recipes as a part of our family traditions.

Much love to you and yours,

From the bottom of my heart, thank you Jessica, and thank you readers for five amazing years!  I wouldn't be here creating and sharing content if it weren't for your support.




  1. Congratulations, dear friend!

    1. Kenn, you are one of those individuals that I hold close to my heart because of your encouragement and motivation. THANK YOU!!

  2. David: I think I first found your blog via Janet @ captains daughters blog. I enjoy checking your posts and get inspiration from your beautiful work. I especially have enjoyed the posts on gifts / cookies you pack and send. Lucky nieces! May you have continued success and congratulations on your first 5 years!

    1. Thank you so much, happyvalleymom, for your continued support! I'm glad that you've given the blog a chance, and I'm thrilled that you get some inspiration for it. Yes, the cookie posts are among my favorite posts. Now that Christmas is approaching, I have to get busy!

      By the way, did you buy your large KitchenAid mixer? :)

    2. Hopefully on Black Friday or cyber Monday!

    3. Perfect! You're going to love having one. :)

  3. David,

    What can I say except thank you! I have been reading your blog for a couple of years now, all because of your write up on collecting jadeite. Since then I have been hooked. As much as I would like to see more, I can imagine that you must have time constraints.

    Remember this: you have put your signature stamp on everything you do. That and the fact that you inspire me is why I keep coming back.

    1. Thank you, Christian! The jadeite post that I wrote several years ago was a biggie for me. Enjoy collecting it, and enjoy reading the blog!

      If I've managed to put a stamp on things, then I've done what I've set out to do.

      Once again, thank you!

  4. Sorry this is late, David! But, congratulations!!! I love this blog.


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