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Celebrating Our 5th Year of Blogging with Five DIY Lessons

I couldn’t believe it when I looked at the calendar last week. I noticed that our blog was about to turn five years old!

A few days later Facebook’s “On This Day” feature did what it does best and led me on a nice walk down memory lane by showing me the post where we asked our friends to “like” our blog’s new Facebook Page so that we’d be able to get the required 25 likes to obtain a “vanity” url for the page (www.facebook.com/oldtownhome/). 

From those early days of blogging until today, five years later, we sure have had a wonderful experience! Looking back on the last five years it’s hard to wrap our arms around the amount of effort we’ve put into writing and editing blog posts, taking photos, doing work on house projects, and just thinking about what we wanted to write about. I can still vividly remember sitting at our outdoor table getting ready to hit publish on our first post and wondering what the future would bring. 

Since that first time we hit publish until today we’ve posted over 900 individual blog posts with more than 11,000 comments and even more photos! Along the way we’ve met some really wonderful people, made a lot of great new friends, been featured in various publications, briefly appeared on a television show, been randomly recognized while on vacation, had our home featured on the cover of one of our favorite magazines…

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About Ashraf Akkilah

Ashraf Akkilah

Architecture and design is my passion.
I’m an architect who is interested in building design and decor trends. I’m also interested in sculpture design and landscaping.
I’m “outdoor” architect who love to be involved in the project site and supervise finishing and final touches works. I had contributed to many construction and decor projects.

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