Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me! Four years ago this week I opened my laptop, created a blogger account and proceeded to spend the next eight hours (in which I should have been sleeping) creating I Covet Thee. I kid you not - Darren left me on the sofa, went to bed and woke up to find me in the exact same position frantically typing away, trying to wade my way through the daunting world of HTML.

Four years on my coding knowledge may not have progressed past changing font colours and adding pictures, but to my absolute amazement I Covet Thee has surpassed any expectations I ever had when typing in those three little words in 'blog title' all those years ago.

It shocks and humbles me to see that there are now over 100,000 of you following this little space - believe me, I checked and double checked that figure too when I saw it surpass the six digit mark on Bloglovin' and even though I'd be happy just rambling away to one person who was willing listen to me chat about mascara and ambient lighting powders, I can't thank you all enough for supporting I Covet Thee and allowing me to turn a hobby into a career with so many incredible opportunities.

In the past year alone I've managed to meet and get to know some of the people that have been inspiring me since this all started, made a new friend for life and even travelled to Paris - the most beautiful city in the world, all thanks to you! So here's to the next four years, and the rest. This is only the beginning!