*I am posting my link up a bit early this week because I am heading off to New York City this afternoon for the weekend. I am super excited about this trip and I will share all about it later! I wasn’t sure about writing a teaser post, but it’s kind of the only thing on my mind lately. So here goes. Prepare to be teased!
I am cooking up something big. Really big. Well, really big to me in my little universe. I have shared my scheme with a few close friends and family members, but I am not prepared yet to disclose it to the entire blogging universe. But soon. Really soon. By the end of the October, for sure. I promise. (I don’t use Snap Chat, but I will try to post pictures throughout the weekend of my NYC trip on my Instagram and Twitter. There may even be some big hints about my secret revealed in these photos! So be sure to follow along!)
In the meantime, I want to thank my friends and family for their continued support of my crazy little idea! But I think it will not be so crazy in the end. I also want to thank my blogger friends for inspiring me to strive for something more, to think outside the box, to take a chance.
A few very special thanks are owed to these people:
My husband. While he was completely not on board at first, he is now so excited about my new venture and 100% behind me! It took a lot of persuasion on my part and there were quite a few very frustrating arguments, but we are here now and it is all so good. In fact, some of his points in the midst of said arguments did make me stop and think and reevaluate my approach. And I am much happier and way more comfortable with the route I decided to take because of his initial opposition. So thank you, babe, for pushing me where I didn’t want to go, but getting me to where I want to be.
My sister. So, so much credit is due to my sister. She has helped with so many details that have made this venture come into existence. In fact, so many aspects of this entire plan were her ideas. Yet, she presented them to me in such a way as to allow me to believe that they were my ideas and mine alone! And this has only helped to boost my confidence in this pursuit. So, thank you so much, Sissy, for your brilliant and creative ideas, your “trickery”, and your unwavering support. You never once doubted me even when I doubted myself completely.
My friend, Amy. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you should know who Amy is by now. She has been with me
every step of the way on my blogging journey and now this new venture. She takes my photos, she offers constructive criticism and positive feedback any time I need it, she is full of genius ideas that help drive me in new and better directions, and she shares in my excitement at the tiniest milestones that I achieve. I am so blessed to have her by my side. Thank you with all of my heart, Amy, for being my confidante, my friend, my photographer, and my business partner. Because of you, whenever I have doubts, I am able to remind myself that we got this!
My special blogger friends (there are too many to name here, but I think you all know who you are!). There are so many fabulous bloggers out there who consistently deliver impeccable content and so much inspiration to their readers (and I am one of those readers). I follow so many of these amazing people. But through the course of blogging and reading and commenting and interacting with each other, naturally friendships develop. While I find the entire community to be extraordinarily supportive of each other, there are the ones with whom you just connect. And the conversations move from the comment sections of blog posts into personal email exchanges. You start to really know one another and you get comfortable with each other and you share things that you may not necessarily share in a blog post. You can ask these blogger friends for professional advice or ideas without fear of being rejected, ignored, or perceived as an annoyance. And they always seem more than happy to accommodate and help out a fellow blogger. These relationships that develop in the course of blogging are just a really cool phenomenon that occurs so effortlessly. So to those bloggers who have become my friends, thank you so very much for such an amazing experience. I really hope you like what I will be announcing soon!
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Tunic: Solitary Consignment in Watertown, New York (Brand: Vertigo).
Scarf: Salvation Army Family Store in Watertown, New York (No label).
Necklace: Cato Fashions (No longer available, but similar here).
Bracelets: Kohl’s (No longer available, but you can shop their bracelets here).
Leggings: Burlington Coat Factory (From last year but similar ones here).
Boots: Journee Collection Round Toe Over the Knee Boots from Target.
Bag: Merona Faux Leather Cross Body Bag from Target (Red is no longer available.)
Earrings: Metal Tassel Earrings from Target.
And thank you to every one who stops by every week and joins my link up. I really appreciate your continued support! Because I have been working really hard the past few weeks on my venture, I have totally been falling behind on visiting and commenting on everyone’s posts. Although I fully intend to start making your links my bedtime reading (rather than getting sucked into Farm Heroes and Toy Blast! But hey, a girl needs to shut the brain down every now and then, right?) For this, I offer my sincerest apologies. But please continue to share your links so others can find them and see what you all are wearing, sharing, and discussing. And now here are your three favorite posts from my link up last week:
Jodie, Nancy, and Charlotte of Jodie’s Touch of Style. They were one of your favorites from the week before, too…well because these gorgeous ladies are rocking their fabulous styles! Check out how they took Frumpy Florals from “mumsy to magnificent”!
Edye of Graceful Coffee posted 6 Things Blogging Has Taught Me. Let me tell you, this girl is so amazing and so wise beyond her years. I always find such wonderful inspiration in her writing and this post is no exception. Give it read…it really is worth your while!
Be sure to check back often for my big announcement! And have a fabulous weekend!
I can see something big on the horizon from the edge,
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