Saturday, February 19, 2011

It's All about Networking

Hi friends! I am taking a break from blog world!  Luckily for me I have a few wonderful real life friends who understand the importance of networking.  They have opened their doors wholeheartedly to my newest business adventure and are looking forward to helping my business grow.  In this economy it takes the support of every friend you have to make it!  Seriously!  The majority of women that I know of who are successful have often done so because of the help and support of friends along the way. 

I am very blessed to have made many connections through Facebook with many ladies I have known since I was in elementary and middle school.  When I joined Facebook originally it was to keep watch of my own children online.  I have enjoyed seeing my friends list grow as more of my old friends and acquaintances began getting online too.  Now I am very pleased to see that many of these old friends are eager to help me in my business adventures as well.  I am very hopeful things are about to take off soon! 

  I am truly grateful to those of you here who have enjoyed your visits with me and have genuinely supported me every step of the way.   I have enjoyed sharing my home, tablescapes, thrifty shopping, creative writing and life in general.    I feel the most blessed, to have also developed a few very special friends here in blog land! 

I have decided to put the breaks on my blog for awhile.  I will be putting forth my efforts where they will be most beneficial to me at this time in my life, getting my business off the ground and attending to my families needs.  

 My life is not a photo shoot or cover for a magazine spread and it is not my goal to appear that way, though I have enjoyed learning how to improve my photos.   I am happy to know I have always been honest and straight forward about how I have represented myself and my life, even though it has not made me a very popular blogger.   It takes a considerable amount of time to blog, post photos, comment, follow and respond to those who follow me.  I am tired of the juggle of my schedule around blogging, discouraged by the negativity of ridiculous perceptions lately, and am looking forward to a break from the responsibility of continuous blogging.  In addition to focusing on getting my business off the ground, I am also dealing with my FIL who is in the very late stages of Pancreatic Cancer.  Since my plate is very full right now, it is time.  I just wanted to clue you (my blog friends) in on the upcoming absence of posts. 

I will be back after the 28th to announce the winner of my giveaway only.  Odds are still pretty good for those of you who entered.  Apparently, not too many of you in blogland want a free monogrammed gift. Go figure!  I do want to leave you with one final pic though. I thought some of you might want to see my display I worked on some today after my personal samples came in!

  Again, I really do thank those of you who have always supported me along the way!  I will see you on your blogs, for now! 
Many Blessings!


  1. Mary I will miss you but I do understand and I wish you only the best! Take care of yourself and your family. God Bless. Linda

  2. I will miss your posts, but I do understand that we have to concentrate our time and energy on business and family first. Good luck to you in your new business adventure. I wish you the very best. Hugs, Marty

  3. Mary, I totally understand; will miss reading and seeing your wonderfuly creativity. I wish you well in your business and pray your family will find comfort in the days ahead. Karen

  4. Oh Mary!!! I will miss you, but I totally understand! You do have a full plate and you have to do what is best for YOU! I know you will do so well in your new business venture and I hope to hear about the progress of it! Look at how cute your display is!!! I love it! You will do so well! Take care and I am sending prayers of comfort for your family as you deal with your FIL. Don't forget to take care of yourself too!

  5. Mary you know I wish you nothing but the best my friend..I pray all will go great with your new journey in life..I will miss your blog very much my friend..and I mean that from my heart..Your one in a million girl..I know how much time it takes to post upload photos etc, That's why I only post once a week my home and family has to come first in my real world...Girl I didn't know you were doing a give away..Like I said I don't blog like I use too..Many hugs and smiles to you..Good Luck my friend..Gloria

  6. I wish you nothing but the very best in your future endeavor Mary...I just know you are going to do fantastic!!! XO

  7. Wishing you all the best Mary, take care:@)

  8. I am wishing you many blessings in your new business. I do not have my own blog site but follow you & others. I know it must be very time comsuming to set a tablescape for a photo shot, write about it & answer numerous comments. Plus all the other writing you do.....I am just amazed at what all the bloggers can do. I wish you well & prayers are sent to you & your family. Will look forward to seeing you again. Take care & so, so many good wishes are being sent your way.


  9. Happy Sunday, Mary!

    I understand and your plate is very full right now and sometimes it's important to take a step back and take a break. I will miss you and your posts, but will look forward to more posts in the future, when you're ready. I just know you will have exciting news to share with us in regards to your new business. Best of luck and it's wonderful that you have a great support system. Prayers for your FIL.

    XOXO ~Liz

  10. Wishing you the very best...
    Jane (artfully graced)

  11. I do understand and have felt the same feelings myself. I must say selfishly that I feel sad that yet another of my favorite bloggerss will be on an undetermined break. I really like this blog and will miss the inspiration.

    I love the shot of all the things put together.

    I have tried to post for the better part of last week with very little success because I was having incredibly peculiar computer issues.

    Thankfully, it seems to be mended.

    I wish you SO MUCH SUCCESS, and I really do hope to click on the homepage and see you POP up.

    BTW, I don't know what riduculous issues you're referring to, but I'm sorry that whatever it is got you down.

  12. Mary, your tabletop display looks fantastic. I LOVE your burlap bust! That kind of creativity and spunk -- along with your good heart -- is what will make you successful in your new adventure. I'll miss your wonderful posts but will be praying that you are enjoying this new stage of your journey. I hope you'll still stop by on occasion and say hello! Don't be a stranger... God bless!

  13. Hi Mary! I'm going to miss your lovely posts and even more, being able to get a sense of your lovely heart through your writing. I am so excited for you and your new business endeavor and completely understand the need to do some "weeding" out of other areas in your life in order to really concentrate on where God is leading you right now. That being said, may you feel richly blessed as you embark on this new adventure and you better believe I will be watching my blogroll for something new from you, sometime...whenever that is! :-)

  14. Good luck, Mary! I wish you a lot of luck on your new venture.Your display is very nicely put together....Christine


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