3 Chairs Turns One!

A year ago today, I wrote my first post for 3 Chairs. I had a crystal clear vision for 3C: I wanted to create a space that was comfortable, relatable, and real. Browsing lifestyle blogs online, I always felt like there was something missing: honesty. Telling it how it really is. My goal was to write something every day of the week (Monday-Friday), and to just be myself, to talk about the things that I would want to discuss with a girlfriend over dinner and wine — something I learned, a recipe that sounded delicious, things I couldn’t stop thinking about. I feel so lucky to have the readers that I do; every time one of you comments, my heart does a little leap (really!).

Some of my favorite posts, if you feel like taking a look back:

How to’s:

How to make the best pizza at home.
How to arrange deli flowers like a pro.
How to chop onions without crying.
How to apologize.
How to feel better in 10 seconds.

Genius tricks:

A trick for avoiding small talk.
A trick for getting out of bed.
5 genius tricks for the best chocolate chip cookies.
A trick for listening to your gut.
A trick for grilling the best burgers.

Real talk:

On being sure.
On mourning the loss of my grandmother.
On going through a breakup.
On coping with transitions.
On happiness.
On loneliness.

Cape Cod: 

Making it work in a small town.
The frozen ocean.
Winters on Cape cod.
4th of July in Woods Hole.
The best chocolate chip cookies in town.


Do guys like mascara?
The beauty product I swear by.
The best one ingredient hair mask.
My 3 favorite beauty tips and tricks.
What are your favorite pair of jeans?
My 4 go-to fall outfits.

Favorite recipes: 

How to make dumplings.
Spanish tortilla.
Chocolate raspberry date smoothie.
The perfect pan-fried roasted chicken.
5 minute single serving chocolate cake.
How to make homemade pasta.
Cookies n’ cream ice cream.

And for fun:

The best smelling candle in the world.
The importance of ladies’ night.
Walks with Juniper.
Inside a Woods Hole houseboat.
The best money advice, ever.

14 thoughts on “3 Chairs Turns One!

  1. Happy Birthday! I found your blog from A Cup of Jo and have loved it ever since. I’m about your age, so I find it extremely relatable. Here’s to many more!

  2. Happy birthday to your blog, Joy! I’m so happy to have stumbled upon it this year and it quickly turned into one of my favorites to read. Keep it up, girl!

  3. Congratulations! I think I came to your blog from cup of joe as well, and it was such a happy find! I’m a whole lot older than you, and I still enjoy your recipes and your thoughts on life! Thank you for sharing! Very nicely done, joy!

  4. Happy Birthday to 3 Chairs! This has quickly become one of my favorite blogs, keep up the great work Joy! 🙂

  5. Happy birthday! I also came across your blog from cup of jo, and it’s become one of my favourites. I can relate to so many of your posts! xo

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