Wednesday, September 3, 2014


It's been a while...

You may or may not have noticed that I took a bit of a bloggy break for the last three weeks or so. Other than posting the Link Party each week of course. No biggie if you didn't notice. I'm just one little crafty blog in a world wide web of so many countless crafty blogs.

The thing is I'm struggling with the reason behind this little spot of the interweb. What's the point of it all? Why bother going through all the work taking a good photo and editing it and adding all the supplies and instructions...

I started it to share with others what I'm making in my craft room and maybe to inspire a few people to try some different things. But it has morphed into something that takes a lot of time and work. I mean seriously? Making projects just to have a blog post? Knocking on the screen wondering if anyone really is reading any of this out there...Hello???

Recently a few things have happened. I got a promotion at my day job. Yay! But that also means I'm working a lot harder than I was before which for the last few months has resulted in me being completely exhausted by the time I come home and fix dinner.

I started going to school again and I am taking 7 credit hours of online college courses. You see, I got the job I have by working for the same company for nearly 10 years and learning as I went along gaining experience. So I'm getting a degree in the field I already work in just in case I should need to find another job in the future. Not that I really plan on going anywhere. (You can't beat good pay and a 7 minute commute). But I want to make sure I have the security that I could find similar work with the I experience I already have.

So with everything going on the blog and projects kind of fell to the back burner. Things are starting to go easier now and slow down a bit. Just in time for the holiday craziness.

I do like blogging, if for no other reason than to catalog the things I've made so I can look back on them later.

Basically the short of it is I am going to be posting less frequently. At least for a while until I get back in the groove of things. I want to concentrate on actually getting to make things in the spare snatches of time I can find instead of just writing about them.

Are you still there! High fives to you if you actually made it to the end of my little rant. Okay, I'm done venting. Now I'm off to start a load of laundry and cook dinner. 


  1. Amanda, congratulations on your promotion. Good luck with your schooling. We will be here enjoying learning from you if you post in the future.

  2. I read!!! So proud of you for continuing with your education! If you do not post the projects on the blog, that just means that I have to come over more often to see what you have created! Love you little sis!

  3. You certainly have a lot on your plate. A job promotion is verification of doing your job well. Congrats. Add to the mix classes & you're really burning that candle. Totally understand what you're saying in this post. I'll read it whenever you post. I think you've got your priorities in the right place. Much success.

  4. Congrats on the promotion.I am happy that you decided to continue your education. I will miss your posts but will look forward to the days when you can craft and share.Good luck with everything. i am sure you will do great.

  5. Congratulations on the job promotion and kudos to you for balancing so many things in your life. I understand how you feel wondering if anyone is out there reading your posts that take so much time and effort. I often feel the same. I do enjoy reading your posts and am often inspired by your projects. I look forward to the next project you will share! :)

  6. Congratulations on your promotion and working on your degree. Please don't feel compelled to blog every day. I've enjoyed your blog and look forward to more when you can do it!

  7. Congratulations on all the great things!
    I can understand questioning how and where things changed. I find by reading other blogs that I definitely am not doing quite as much as most. I do not get posts done every day or even every other day. Sometimes it's once a week or once every other week. It's important not to let the "everyone else is doing it this way" get the best of you, and just do it because you love it! If you get a few pictures of the project along the way, even better.
    Best wishes!

  8. Congrats on the promotion :) Enjoy and relax a bit and craft when you want to!