4.11.2011

here's the deal

I'm stuck.
muse interiors

In a catch 22.

I blog because:
-I love it
-love connecting with you and making friendships
-to develop clients
-as a creative outlet
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But this current season of life has gotten a bit exhausting--in all the best ways.
Odi et Amo

My youngest is going on his second week of being sick, my oldest starts his new school, I'm packing, and very busy with clients.  Oh yes, and I have a hubby that would like some attention. 
I am so thankful that I have family, a new house in the future, and work that I love.
But for now, at least for April, if something is going to give it has to be 
my daily posts.

I'm not bailing on the blog by any means, just warning you that it may not be a daily read.  
If we usually chat back and forth I'm sorry I've been missing.
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I'm still finding balance.
And I'm so thankful for the challenge.
I hope you stick around.  
{There's an amazing kitchen before and after coming up!}

All the images in today's post have a little something that I wanted to save to use for the new house. 
 Isn't that ceiling in the last one fantastic?
xo,

35 comments:

  1. You will always have me my dear....and just like you, I will always be waiting for your posts -- here and there. :)

    Cheers~
    e

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  2. I'll be here! Balance is hard to find - you've got a lot on your plate right now. I rarely post more than 3 to 4 times a week because it's all I can handle with the kids, the house, and my Willow House business. Hope your little one starts to feel better soon and good luck with your move!

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  3. Thanks ladies. I know I'm not the first blogger to pull back and my story isn't unique--but I still wory that I'll lose business an readers. I appreciate your words! Abby

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  4. Abby! I'm sure the majoroity of us completely understand; I know I do.
    Good Luck with your move, and I hope your son gets better!
    Abby J.

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  5. Hey Abby! Glad to know you are human like the rest of us :). Lol! Oh girl, don't fret. You have your priorities in order and that's the most important thing. You have so much going on and blogging tskes so much time and energy. Focus where you need to and I'll be here and so will everyone else! Hope your guy is ok!

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  6. Abby, I can completely relate. I cannot keep up with posting every day either and I just do what I can do. You have a lot of great things on your plate right now, so good for you for making that your priority. I will still be here reading whenever you feel like posting! Sending good wishes your way! xo

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  7. Totally understand! If you don't find balance, you'll end up crazy like me :) I promise I'll wait around for whenever you come back. Good luck w/ getting everything done.

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  8. Totally understand and I have no little ones! We will be happy to hear from you when you have time!

    xo Crystal

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  9. Oh Abby I am sure you have noticed I do not post every day, I just cannot. I try to visit so many blogs I love & to make relationships.

    I try to post when it is something exciting and important for readers!

    I admire so many that do blog often! Just be careful not to burn out or to lose what is important!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  10. Abby take time...do what you need...we will all be here!!!

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  11. We will kindly forgive you busy bee! ;) It just leaves us excited about the future posts filled with progress reports on your work, the new house and everything in between!! Take the time to get your stuff done! We can all relate and understand!! :)

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  13. I'm a newcomer to your wonderful blog and will be happy to read (and comment) whenever you can manage to post.

    Please do what you need to do to keep sane, tend to your family, your business and the rest of your life!

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  14. Totally understand and feel your struggle. No worries here. Enjoy your family - the most important part.

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  15. No worries Abby!! Life is just a little crazy sometimes :) Will definitely be reading whenever you post!

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  16. I'm with you on the daily post. I enjoy your blog & will stick around. Happy Tuesday!

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  17. I know what you mean. It's hard to do it all! I am trying to find balance myself.

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  18. Completely understand! I'm not going anywhere :)

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  19. Good luck Abby, I will be here waiting. I always look forward to reading your posts and getting your comments. I definitely understand how hard it is to juggle it all.

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  20. Totally understandable. I'm crazy swamped at work and am finding it hard to post everyday. I don't even have a family like you do!

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  21. Abby, good for you! You recognize that something needs to give and you're making a choice. It is probably the right one, and if it's not you'll have more information as you plan your next step. For now, it's so great to focus on you, your family, and your clients. The blog community will support you.

    Heather

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  22. Take all the time you need, and I'll definitely check back when you return! xoxo

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  23. I am sure I can speak for most of us in saying that we all understand! Life can get pretty hectic and you don't need to feel any additional pressure. I will always check in on your blog and look forward to reading any posts that you write. I only blog a few times a week and try not to let it become a chore. After all, this is supposed to be enjoyable! Take care and best of luck getting all your things done!

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  24. i hear ya, abby. my blog posting has been put on the back burner also. i spent my last two weekends printing calling cards and decluttering and staging our house for our listing, which just went up today! so... no worries. pam

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  25. Completely understand! I've been busy and feeling a bit uninspired.. but feel guilty taking time off! Do it and we'll be waiting when you come back:)

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  26. Totally understand! Will be glad to see you whenever you come around!

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  27. Balance is SO important in life and we all need to find it in our own way! We all understand and will look forward to hearing from you...on the days you do visit! :)

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  28. It sounds like you're doing exactly what you need to find balance. Do what you need to do and don't ever feel guilty. Family comes first!!

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  29. You are amazing. I could never blog everyday.....as much as I love blogging, I do like having a social life too. Enjoy your time and know that we all adore you and will always be here. Hugs

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  30. Oh, moving is crazy...and I hope the boys are feeling better. I had a cut back some, too. So glad you are busy, though :) Julie

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  31. I totally understand! I think it's really easy to feel pressured to have a post everyday and that's not always gonna happen. I've been cutting myself some slack lately too since I'm working a couple days a week now. We're not going anywhere though, so don't worry!!

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  32. Oh Abby...you said it...I used to be able to answer every sweet comment...that is impossible now! We will be here....just hang in there!

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  33. I have nothing but love and respect for that decision! I face the same dilemma and still haven't been able to strike exactly the right balance! I still love your bloggy and will be here for whatever you can give it! (c: The people you love the most are *definitely* not your blog followers!

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  34. right there with you, abby! I'll be here, reading any post you write, whenever you write it!

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  35. I was in exactly the same spot. It doesn't seem like it would be, but the pressure of a daily post can be really taxing.

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