That time when I stopped posting for a month…

I’ll be honest…it wasn’t intentional, but it WAS fantastic.

Am I done for good?

I don’t know, but I suspect I am.

In the mean time, I’ll be busy doing this:

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and supervising this:

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and fighting my guts out for this:

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I’d say to email me if you need me, but I don’t think I’ve checked that in a month either. Embarrassed smile

Thank you for reading over the years.

Thank you for your supportive comments and emails.

Thank you for making me laugh.

Thank you for making me cry.

Thank you for letting me be a part of this community.

XOXOXO

Comments

  1. I think this means that we can have lunch next week and talk about your feelings! Love you, Char!

  2. Awwww. You will be missed! To me, you were like the Head Honcho of creative blogs because yours was the first one I fell in love with. But I totally understand and you gotta do what you gotta do to take care of that freakin’ awesome family of yours. They’re way more important than blogland. (((HUGS))) to you, my friend. {But not real hugs, just pretend online no-touchy hugs :P }

    And can I just say that every time I see that rug, I want to steal it?

  3. That makes me so sad! I love to see what you do, it’s always great! Good luck to you, you will be missed!

  4. Best to you. I’ts been a pleasure. Keep that sense of humor!! We all need it.

  5. Anne Zayas says:

    Take care! By the way, I’m sure I didn’t win, but I was trying to look for the post with the giftcard contest. I was curious to see who won it.

  6. You will be missed!! Good luck with everything. I enjoy your photos and you wit so keep it coming!

  7. I have been missing you lately! I am glad you are with the people that really matter. Thank you for sharing yourself with us. I still look for you every time I make a trip to Ikea. ( not creepy like, but you are a star!) :)

  8. Part of me is SO jealous and wants to quit and leave all of that behind. But it’s not time for to do that yet. I’ve always known I would stop sometime though…I never saw this as a life long pursuit. So glad that you’ve done what’s right for you. Now I fully expect to see a post in a couple of months ;)

  9. Awww, you will be missed but I hope you have a great time with your family and friends! Maybe we’ll see you back one day =)

  10. You will be missed! I hope your blog will still be around for reference purposes. :) And I REALLY hope you will post from time to time. Have fun!

  11. I’ll miss you. All the best to you and your family.

  12. Kimberly says:

    When anything becomes a “have to” instead of a “want to”, some (or all?) of the joy gets sucked right out. Enjoy your life.

  13. Amelia P. says:

    Good for you!! I will miss reading your blog (I’ve been checking it on and off for the last month, just to make sure my blog roll isn’t just fritzing out and not showing me updates). Enjoy that family and enjoy making things that you want to make just because – and not because your audience “demands” it. I do hope you’ll still post on Facebook… That doesn’t take too much, right? :)

  14. At least I know we’ll still have lunches brought to us by the letter Silhouette and the number Diet Coke. (Yeah, that made no sense; I blame it on just barely starting on a Route 44.) xoxo

  15. You are one of my favorite people on this planet…and to think our friendship started with this hilarious blog! So glad to call you my friend.

  16. You will be missed and I’ll always remember “CRAP”….since I won my Cameo from your blog.
    BUT….those kiddos grow up WAY too fast. Enjoy every second with them ~ you will NOT regret that at all!!!
    Trust me! I’ve got 2 years left with #4….and I’m already dealing with the ‘regrets’. So Don’t fret about this blog…focus on them!!! Best Wishes!

  17. Char- you are a great example. I’ve cut back to posting just once a month and usually Instagram daily – much easier to connect with others, share my projects and not have an obligation to readers or companies. It has been wonderful. More time with my family and other obligations.

  18. Danielle says:

    I will miss reading your blog! Enjoy your extra time with those kids. One of these days I will make it to one of Heidi’s sewing days and actually meet you. :)

    ~Danielle (a very old bbc gal)

  19. maybe you can do a guest post on your blog just when ever you feel like it.

  20. You were the first blog I started to follow. I’ll miss you, but I totally understand. I have a daughter on the spectrum who eats up a lot of my time, but damn I love that girl. I always wanted to start ky own blog, but I get the feeling it would sour the enjoyment for me and become another thing on my to-do list, which is long enough.
    Good luck to you! Enjoy your time with the family!

  21. I hope you don’t quit completely. Pop-in every once in a while with some funny picture and comment. It is selfish, but I love what you share. You are amazing. You are a GREAT MOTHER. Do let anyone make you feel otherwise. Do what you need to do. Everyone supports you in your decision. You will be missed.

  22. Well when ever your ready to make more crap I’ll stop in and read about it. Even if it’s next year.

    Bliss

  23. Char, you were one of the first blogs I started reading. I liked your crafts (of course that’s what brought me to your site) but what kept me here was your wit, your devotion to your family and the feeling that you were a real person, living a real life instead of someone who only shows us the pretty side of things. I hate that you’re cutting back but I understand it and applaud you for it. :)

  24. Hillary Smith says:

    I’ll miss all your cute crafty stuff. I dont comment lots, but I’ve made your sparkly spider / web plates. and your L O V E sign and probably other stuff, I can’t think of right now. I’ll miss your “crap” but I think you will and are gonna have FUN with those little people too mostly. Thanks for sharing your cute self.

  25. Good thing we still have instagram…it is so much easier. And good thing I get to high five you at Snap…but I might sneak in for a hug too! I’ve cut way back…even quit Funky Vintage Lovely business when it was still thriving….priorities weren’t straight. It feels so good now. And I post when I want to, not out of obligation. Plus Instagram hijacked our blogs. we just need to get everyone switched over there!

  26. We’ll miss you. Thanks for your great blog over the years and we’ll catch you on Instagram! :)

  27. Just pop in periodically…thats all we need! Love you Char. please don’t make it sound too fun… ;)

  28. Can I just say that I’m super upset about this? Like, probably more than I should be? Obviously, I support your reasons (I’m not a total troll!), but I will miss your posts so much! :-) Enjoy those kiddos. I only have one, a two and a half year old tornado of a girl, and already I see how fast it flies by. Thank you for being an inspiration, not just as a crafter and creative soul, but also as a mother and wife! I’ve loved your blog for years, and I wish you and your family all the best!

  29. You will be missed in the blogosphere. Enjoy making happy memories with your family.

  30. We never met but I’ve truly enjoyed your blog and your sense of humor. I will miss your witty take on life and your how-to projects. You are smart to know what you need to do now, and do it. Best wishes, my cyber friend!!

  31. I don’t comment often, but have been a reader for a few years now. While the projects are what brought me to your blog, your sense of humor and outlook on life are what kept me coming. I’ll miss your posts, but I know you are doing exactly what you need to be doing and are spending your time on the people who truly matter – your family. I wish you nothing but the best.

  32. love your awesomeness!

  33. LOVE YOU CHAR!!!!

  34. Looks like you’ll be living your life and not reading/blogging it! What a great way to spend your time! I used to obsess over craft/lifestyle blogs. Now I check in when I can, maybe once a week, but usually every couple.

    Just want to add that I love the personality that came across on your blog. I also love the projects you made, but I kept coming back for the whit and charm.

  35. I love/hate to see bloggers decide to stop blogging. I obviously hate the part where I get so see all their great ideas, but more so, I think I love that they choose what is best for them. To be able to spend even more time with your family and truly focus on them must be wonderful. And to be able to make something without worrying about taking pictures the entire time and figuring out how to explain it to someone else via the blog is probably almost as wonderful! ha ha. Thanks for all that you have shared. :)

  36. A couple of years ago I stopped posting on a blog. It was a great decision. More time with family. More time to discover as-yet (at that time) unseen lands within myself. Eventually something else emerged that felt more true and fits better with my life circumstances. Thanks for sharing the crap you’ve made, and someday perhaps we’ll see another part of who you are float onto the Internet in a new way. In the meantime, blessings! How lucky those kids are to have your attention–and how lucky you are too!

  37. I came late to your blog, but thoroughly enjoyed checking in. I always admired how you gals with families could ‘do it all’. I guess it catches up to you and decisions must be made. Sounds like you made the right one! You have a beautiful family, best wishes and may God bless each one!

  38. I just found you today via Pinterest. As a grandmother, I applaud you for taking a sabbatical from these social sites. Your kids are only young once, and it goes much, much too quickly. ENJOY!!! They will!

  39. Good Luck in your life. Gonna miss your blog. Enjoy your family.

    May you and family be blessed.

  40. Gerri Zahnle says:

    Blah blah blah! Everyone is saying how much they’ll miss you, how you should enjoy them while they’re young, and how you should pop in every once in a while. BALONEY! Don’t believe any of that! I don’t want you to stop and I’m gonna say it out loud, well, here, in my comment.

    DON’T GO!

    1) If we didn’t have such a large age gap
    2) if your kids were older
    3) if my kids were younger
    4) if we didn’t live so far apart
    5) if this didn’t sound so much like a stalker situation; WE COULD HAVE BEEN BEST FRIENDS!

    Seriously, you have always had such inspiring messages, brilliant ideas, great giveaways, adorable pictures of your children, family, home, friends, I could go on but I’ll stop. I’m starting to show how really crazy I am.

    Just . . . thank you.

  41. Aww – I’m gonna miss you! Because you are awesome. But I expect to see you around :D

  42. thanks for all you’ve shared with your readers. will keep checking back for, hopefully, an occasional update. God bless you and your dear family.

  43. I think I might be done too. Best wishes in all your future endevors

  44. CRAP, I always thought how gutsy it was of you to say you made crap! Enjoyed every minute of it, but I also have been posting less and living more, and ultimately, many of us blog for ourselves… anyways, and we have to please ourselves and our families first. God bless!

  45. You will indeed be missed! However, I get it. You have to do your real life first..although I really did appreciate how very “real” you kept it here on your blog! All the best!

  46. Seriously missing your blog!

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