Sunday, November 23, 2008

An award and a decision....

Hi Everyone,

Have you missed me???

I know I have been absent for a week or so and I will explain why in a minute, but first I would like to take this time to send a very warm thank you out to Marilyn at Our Victorian Cottage for awarding me with the Marie Antoinette Blog Award. I feel extremely honored to have Marilyn share this award with me and I will gladly add the wonderful award to my sidebar. Marilyn, your kindness and thoughtfulness is very much appreciated and I am sorry it took me so long to let you know that.

Ok!! Here are the rules:

1. Please put the logo on your blog
2. Link it to the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them

And the winners are:

1. Beverly at
How Sweet the Sound
2. Katie at Rose Breeze Boutique
3. Cori at Gingerbread, Crumbs & Company
4. Niki at Nostalgia at the Stone House
5. Linnea at Nearbear and B-Daddy's Nest
6. Lynn at The Vintage Nest
7. Katie at Hazel's Vintage Pretties

Please take the time to visit these wonderful and inspiring blogs.

Now, to explain why I have been absent from blogging for the past week or so…

I decided I needed to take a blogging break and do some thinking. When I first started my blog a few months ago, I never realized how time consuming it could be and that I would start to feel stressed out over participating in some of the weekly blogging events like “Pink Saturday” and “Blue Monday”.

Even though I have really enjoyed participating in those events, I was beginning to feel a little overwhelmed with trying to come up with new and creative blog posts each week for both events and to also find the time to try and visit as many of my fellow bloggers as I could. Add that into a full-time working girls life and I’m sure many of you will understand how I was feeling.

I realized that I don’t want to give up blogging altogether, but I have decided that for the time being, I will no longer be participating in the weekly blogging events. I will however continue to add new blog posts on my own time schedule and I will also continue visiting my fellow bloggers as often as I can.

That has been the one thing I have enjoyed the most over the past several months. I have met so many wonderful new friends through blogging and I have really enjoyed visiting all of your blogs and seeing and reading about the wonderful decorating and craft projects that you are working on and all of the collected treasures that you have acquired in your antiquing, thrift store and garage sale hunts. For me, blogland is like an on-line decorating and collecting magazine and I have found so many great decorating ideas in my visits to your blogs that I would like to use in my own home and they have even inspired me to begin some new collections of my own.

My greatest hope is that you won’t forget about me and that you will continue to visit my blog as often as you can.

That’s all for now. Take care and come back and visit again soon !!


Just A Girl said...

Hi Kim,
I know how you feel about the weekly posts...sometimes it can be hard to come up with something fun, creative and pink. I've thought of giving it up myself, but every week when Beverly sends out her e-mail I sign up. I think I'm a glutton for punishment. You should only post when you want to and not worry about the other stuff.

I love the award! Do you know what it represents, what is its background?
I'll let you know when I post it on my blog...right now I have to go wash my two puppies.
Have a wonderful rest of the day and thank you for the sweet award.

xo Cori G.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Kim, You are so sweet to give me this award and I am very proud of it. Thank you! Yes, blogging can be very stressful and I think you made the right decision. I used to blog every day but no longer. I blog when I can and then try to visit those that are so kind to visit me. Do what makes you happy and you will feel happier. Happy belated Pink Saturday and I hope your Thanksgiving is the best. xo Lynn

Anonymous said...

You need to do what is best for you and your family. I know how hard it is because I work full-time in a quite stressful job. I actually use the blogging as a way to relax, but it is also why I can't participate in many other blogging events. It takes a lot for me to keep up with Pink Saturday.

Thank you so much for the award. I am so appreciative that you thought of me.

Take care of yourself, and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Katie said...

Hi Kim...Thanks for your kind words regarding my Dad's passing away...I was very sorry to read that you lost your precious Dad at such a young age...Thank you for the award...This is a very busy time for me with holiday fairs, holidays, etc, so I may not be able to follow all of the instructions!...Thanks again...Katie

Niki Fretwell said...

Hi Kim,
Thank you very much for the award - it was very kind of you to think of me.

You should run your blog to suit yourself - no one needs extra pressure and stresses in todays world! Take care and thanks again,

Katie said...

Thank you for the award that was very sweet of you! Blogging should be fun only! In the beginning it seems so easy and simple but then, it can become overwhelming! I'll be back to visit with you!

Pink Slippers said...

I needed a little breather last week too. I just didn't go visiting. Now I have some time and I have been able to visit some blogs. Happy Thanksgiving.

Katie said...

Hi there! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thinkin' of you!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Kim;

I know how you feel, really I do. It can be stressful trying to visit everyone so they don't feel left out. But your blog is yours to do as you see fit. Don't feel that you have to enter every kind of event. Take some time for yourself, and enjoy blogging again. I will be back to visit you, so have no fear dear friend. I will not forget you. Friends don't do that, do they.. God Bless.

Have a great weekend.


Unknown said...

Hi Kim!

I totally understand what you are saying! I dont participate in that stuff either. I just visit and post when I want, lol!