Thursday, April 1, 2010

Resting and Nesting...

Sometimes it's good to do a little resting.

And nesting.

Yes, I do believe it's time for this Shabby Chick to take a blog break.

For awhile I haven't felt terribly inspired.

When your blog stops being fun and is one more thing you feel guilty about...

it's time to step back.

Not for good.

Maybe not even for long.

But a break.

I'll still be around sometimes, visiting YOU!

And I do have a few posts already scheduled in the next few weeks.

But no more looking at my world...

and wondering how it will look on my blog.

At least not for awhile:-)

For now, time to take pictures for the sheer joy of it.
(although I may try to catch up with my photo blog, Shabby 365:-)

My girls are in need of a mom who is 100% focused.

Focused on them getting the most they can out of school.

Maybe I can help them more with their blog,
Blondes in the Kitchen
For Taylor especially, she could turn a good blog into school credit.

Focused on watching them dance and play tennis...
rather than planning the next blog post.

Yes, it's time to "unplug"...

I realize that the blog world is a fickle place.

Out of sight, out of mind.

But I believe I have the BEST blog friends!

I do, right??? hahaha


In the next few days, weeks or even months,

this is what I hope for......

A time to Nest...









So there you have it.

For the near future,

when I wake up in the morning,

it will not be to worry if I have time to post something on my blog.

It will be with this thought...

See you soon!



  1. Suzanne I admire anyone who knows when it is time to step back and take a break. You are so right about your daughters needing 100% of your focus. They grow up so fast. Good luck and enjoy and hope you come back to us when you are ready.

    Linda @ A La Carte

  2. Suzanne!
    I do LOVE this post...and I do believe I adore your personality!
    I totalllllly know what you mean!
    Blogging is a JOY...oh how thrilling it is to share your world with so many! does take up time...
    grabbing that camera...
    between every little spec of time.
    Making my Sring Cookies...I was stopping to take pics between the flour and sugar...
    the sprinkles and the icing...
    the chilling and the cooking!
    I was alll over the place!
    And there have been times Greg has had to wait on his dinner....FOR A PHOTO shoot!
    So you rest sweet girl!
    Love those girls...and snuggle that Maui!
    I'm just delighted to have met you!
    ANd do hope we can be FRIENDS!
    Do pop over and visit!
    Happy Easter Sweet Suzanne!
    Will you be wearing a too-too on Easter?

  3. Those all sound like very good reasons for a blogging break. How cool that Taylor can turn her blogging hobby into credit for school! I love it.

    We will be missing you for sure, but I will be praying (as always) for you my dear and hoping that it is a great break for you and all who you love!


  4. I love this post! Enjoy your break - it sounds like you are taking it for all the right reasons. :)

  5. I'll miss you. Have a very Happy Easter with the family. Try those paper mache/napkin eggs I posted about with the girls if you have time. They can be pink and vintage and all the things you love!
    See you when you get back.

  6. Beautifully said, as always. Enjoy life and your girls. Your blog friends will always be here. :) xoxo

  7. It's always good to take a little break...and come back with fresh eyes.

  8. Recharging and rejuvenating is a wonderful thing to do! We'll be here whenever you feel like coming back!

  9. What a PERFECT post!!!! Wonderfully said. You take all the time you need, because we ALL understand. It is almost like a job sometimes! Pressure. To. Post. You have a wonderful Easter and a wonderful weekend, and most of all, a wonderful break! We will still be here wracking our brains when you come back!! LOL

  10. Enjoy your well deserved rest and I hope to see you back soon. It's good to take some time out and come back refreshed xx

  11. Beautiful post and pictures.Its nice that your taking a break sometimes thinking about posting is a lot to worry about.Have a beautiful vacation My best wishes, Jonny

  12. Well said honey and true friends, why you just can't get rid of em and who would want to? They're the ones who put no pressure on you and understand what your needs are and support your decisions. I think we bloggers sometimes get our thinkin caps on sideways and begin to put so much emphasis on pleasing our readers as if they are paying us royalties on our newest publications. WRONG! It's so easy to lose scope of what the beginning plan was.

    We'll be right here when you come back and we'll even do our own nesting and resting from time to time. And if our readers have flown the coops while we were nesting well, that just means new chicks will soon take up where they left from.

    Don't happy. XOXMollye

  13. Suzanne,
    Thanks so much for the great bunny swap gifts! Loved all of it! We do think alike, because a lot of those things were in the basket that I sent to my swap partner! Have a blissful rest! I will as well, and hope to blog with you later! Best Wishes! Tracy

  14. Hi Suzanne! Thank you for popping by my blog this morning to say hello and give a little sunshine! I understand the blog break. It sounds as if your leading is to really jump in with those close to you, giving them your sweet attention. I think we love feedback in a world that's often too busy to fill that need. I love the connecting with others and I can tell you do, too. But, keep putting your original loveliness up for all of us. It's good.


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