I’m not here today to share a craft or recipe…instead I’m here to say “thank you” and to talk just a bit. I promise I won’t ramble or get carried away. I have had a few things weighing on my heart and I just want you all to know. First and most importantly, I want each one of you to know that I value and appreciate your support. Not just your support, but your friendship as well. I don’t take it for granted that you choose to read my blog. Because it IS a choice. There are a zillion blogs out there these days and the fact that you click on mine still sort of amazes me.
I shared HERE a little bit about how I grew On Sutton Place and was able to quit my day job to blog full time. This past year, I have been grateful every single day that I am home and available to help my parents. If not for you, and this blog, I would not be able to say that. Things with my mom and dad are holding steady but honestly, that could change in a minute.
Your friendships have enriched my life so much. There are days when I totally feel like crap…but then one of you leaves a lovely comment and all of sudden my day gets brighter. You are all generous and kind. No matter how long you have been following me, or where you found me, all of you are responsible for getting me where I am today. Sometimes I think about how my life would be if I had started my blog when I was younger. I’m at the stage in my life now where I don’t care for travelling or venturing outside my comfort zone too far. Truth be told, I have worked very hard to accept my comfort zone and really have no wish to expand it. If I were a bit younger, I know I would have attended the blogging conferences and been able to network in person. I have missed out on some opportunities but I believe that God has a plan for me so I’m content just where I am.
One amazing opportunity that I want to tell you about is a partnership with eBay. You may have seen on my sidebar or my social media that I am writing what they call “guides.” They are basically a blog post that lives on eBay. I have fulfilled my first contract and have signed on for another 16 guides. To say I am excited about this is an understatement. I have shopped on eBay for almost 15 years and some of my most prized possessions have been found there. In fact, the blue mason jars in these pictures were an eBay find. I hope you will take a minute and visit me there. Click the yellow links (red on mobile) to see what it’s all about.
So now that you all know how I feel, I want to turn the tables and share how I hope YOU feel. I hope when you open my blog that your heart lifts just a bit. I hope you find something you would like to make…or bake…or decorate. I hope you leave with the feeling that you can do anything you set your mind to. I want you to embrace your personal style and be confident in your choices. Above all else, I want you to love where you live. If what you find here helps you do any of these things, then we are on the right track.
As a very small token of my thanks to all of you, I want to give away three $25 credits to my online shop. There isn’t much in there now, but there will be Christmas items available by the end of September/first of October. The credits will not have an expiration date so you can spend them anytime. To enter to win, just leave a very short comment on this post.
I’m so happy you stopped by. I saved the giveaway for last as a reward for making it to the end! The pink hydrangeas in the pictures are Endless Summer. I cut every single bloom and brought them in. I’m getting ready to cut some Limelights so you’ll be seeing those as well. I’ll be back in a few days with my first new Fall post for 2015. Here are some easy links to what is available right now…just click the images. See you soon!
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