Both feet on the ground

Hi there friends!100_3885 
 
 
Let me tell you about the latest happenings around here and then we can move on…I had a major mess up AGAIN this week.  It was bound to happen with my spray paint can, let me explain.
 
I was doing a project in the garage and I had left the project and the can of RED spray paint on the floor,  Well that night Mike came home and pulled into the garage (he had my truck, because his car was in for repairs…again because of ME!)  as you know I screwed up last week on that as well ) well Mike ran over the can of spray paint.  OMG! is really all I can say, our garage looked like Friday the 13th
massacre.
 I had already starting cleaning it up, and then Mike kicked me out fast, and said he would take care of it.  After hours of paint thinner and pressure washing it is pretty well gone now.
BAD I tell ya.
Spray paint on garage floor
 
The bottom line is, I am doing too much, too fast, not thinking and making bad choices that result in accidents.
After receiving the email from my blogging friend, the light bulb went off and it then prompted me to post the topic.  I have come up with a simple solution.  STOP posting so much! Some have asked what are my intentions, ie….do I want a business….NO…Maybe, perhaps...do I want advertisers….NO, but Kinda sorta
what do I want?  I want  to share all my creative energy, my family, my life and my stories along the way.  The problem with me, is that I want to do it all, too much, too fast. I am a NOW, live in the moment, for the moment kinda gal.   I can’t help myself sometimes, I get so excited making others smile and find joy in just about everything I do, and I want to share that enthusiasm with the World.  I have a lot to share, as my life is so not boring, and so fulfilled, I like to bring that to you all.
THAT’s it!!~Whatever else comes my way I will embrace. Now If I get discovered in the meantime…..that would be greatttttttttttttttttttttttttt!!~ (just kidding)  With all this being said, I love to visit each and every blog I do…this blogging world is NOT all about me (darn it, would make it so much easier). You all have so much to share with me as well, and I have learned through you too….life stories, your creative spark, what makes you happy.  I love to learn about you.
 My blog will never be in the top 10,( should be, dirty rascals, what are they thinking, fools) my blog will never be recognized in any magazine,(so magazine worthy, it is ridiculous they are not pounding on my door) and I certainly never had those expectations. I have simply been over functioning at a time when I can’t!http://brainboosterplus.com/images/exhausted.gif   I do love feedback etc…my posts are not all about decorating, I sometimes need insight on parenting, I want to hear everything I can about your experiences about parenting and learn in the process…we can all learn things from each other.  To me blogging and connections are all about having a support group for each other. I love Blogging and Blabbing, sounds pretty catchy huh…more on that later! (light bulb moment)
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I have to also admit I loved the traffic flow my blog was receiving, it was so much joy to see all the people on my page…..and how does that happen…you post often and people come over.  But I have to admit I was getting annoyed myself at seeing myself if that makes sense!

….today is a new day indeed!. 

So I have fessed up to my shortcomings, admitted my alter ego
 
was driven, and I  thank you all very much!  But back to some normalcy for me:) I would like to note, my family was never affected in any way shape or form, they are not painted red or blue or the color purple
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and they still love me and are well taken care of.  Now my home, well it can be a  little cleaner like it used to be…and that is what I will go back to…I love to clean!

This is a very old post and fun to look back and reflect.  A lot has changed since this post and I have indeed found my balance.  Funny, how a lot of things I was unsure of, actually became a reality for me.  I think once I stepped back, reflected, and regrouped is when it all started to fall in place. 

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  1. Bonnie@Creative Decorating says

    Oh Debbiedoos!!! You are great just as you are and never put yourself down! You have done the right thing by realizing you are doing too much. Make up those posts all you want but just save them for a time when you are busy with family! At least that way you are getting it out of your system!!!

    You have a wonderful husband and it sounds like he adores you! How great that he cleaned it up!

    Stop, smell the roses and start again! Today is the first day of the rest of your life!!!

  2. Suzanne says

    Don't you wish that was gray primer, instead of red paint? ;o) That would have made your week much easier. Glad you've kind of "settled in" about this blogging stuff. My lack of or interest in blogging often depends upon the time of year and how busy I am at the time. It's a fun past-time, but certainly not "important" in the real sense of the word!

  3. Wendy says

    You're the best! Wow…now we know what happens when you run over a can of spray paint! This so could have happened here! As I am usually multi-tasking and forgetting! Keeps life interesting :)
    Wendy

  4. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says

    You and I are so much alike. I just want to keep sharing too and lord do I know how draining it is and how my house is not as clean as it was. I have also learned since I have gotten older that it doesn't have to be sparkly clean everyday. I was a fanatic about it and my mom told me when I got older it would not be as important to me as it was when I was younger. I still like it pretty clean though. My mom, sister and kids have said you could eat off my floor. It really was not ever that clean. Anyway I love doing this and the feed back plus it feels good to know that I have inspired others to try new things. I have been receiving some nice emails and that just makes my day. I am not in it for monetary gain even though I probably should if I am going to be doing it all the time, but that is not why I started. Love your cute new bargain shoes!! I will link up soon.

  5. Jennifer says

    Look at those smokin hot feet! I mean shoes! You better hope you don't get some creepy person that has a foot fetish looking at your feet! lol!

    Sorry about the spray paint! I haven't gotten to read all the replies yet on your other post. Do what makes you feel good! I still love ya!

    Oh! I'm totally joking about your feet and I promise I don't have a foot fetish!;)
    Jennifer

  6. Victoria says

    I howled with laughter at the red paint incident…only you could have that happen:) And you are so precious, your over achieving tendencies are just part of who you are. Your blog grew really quickly and it probably wasn't expected on your part, but because of the goodness of your heart you wanted to please every single follower…you can't, it's just not possible.

    But anywho, you have a very loyal follower in me and always will, I suspect I'm not alone in feeling that way:):):) I'm so busy tomorrow but my friend and I are going garage sale-ing on Saturday so I will link up late Sat. or early Sunday:)

    Have a wonderful weekend Debbie!!!

  7. Blondie's Journal says

    I have only been following you for a short time but I can sense your energy throughout every post!! I don't think that posting often is a problem…some people do it everyday. I have learned that people aren't always interested in everything I have to say, even though it is BIG to me!! You can tell by the shortness of the comment!! lol!

    If people like you and follow you, do what you want~it's your blog. And I am enjoying it! ;-D

    Sorry about the red paint and LOVE the shoes!

    xoxo
    Janie

  8. Feeling Just Right says

    Haha Deb! Shoes- so cute! AND I noticed your toe ring! So cool. Indian women wear it once they get married. Have I told you that before? Somehow. I don't know why. It rings a bell.

    Too much blogging. Too much forgetfulness!

    I took a BIG truckload of inspiration from your post yesterday. I was listening to myself vent as I typed to you and thought, "What? Blogging is meant to be fun. Let it stay fun and stop becoming an obligatory exercise ritual!"

    I told myself firmly, "Your friends will always love you, even when you come back after a gap sometimes. They'd rather have you read your stuff now than stay their boring, unemployed, forever exam-giving friend for life!!"

    So, I am telling you. It did WONDERS for me.

    Big hug to my therapist!

    I am sorry about the spray paint, but think about this- it saved a lot of lives. Our lives!

  9. The Garden Bell says

    You just crack me up. I'm running out right now to see where I left that can of paint. Icks. Out in the beastie sun, I'm sure. Oh, Debbie Do. I sure wish I'd found my can of worms at a garage sale. I would love to link in, but I just don't thimk my posting qualifies this week. Unless, it's about our craziness, giggles and the way our minds work.

    Ok, so maybe I'll stick it in there and you can remove if you feel it's not OK.

    Toodles,
    kate

    P.S. I'm not going to say Spray On to you today. You've done enough damage for a while… giggle, giggle…

  10. Jemsmom says

    Oh my stars!!!! You didn't even tell us what happened to the car! Yikes!

    You have always amazed me with the amount of posts you do. You are definitely a high energy person and I am so glad you are here to share, but don't stress yourself out! I am definitely a laid back blogger. I post once a week if that. My goal is to post a journal for us. I do it when I can or when I am inspired!

    You don't worry about us. We will ALWAYS be here for you!

    If those shoes turn up missing… it wasn't me!!! :-)

  11. raggygirlvintage says

    Good for you for keeping it real, and girl I am so with you on the word verification thing!!
    Hang in there!
    Tracey

  12. the thrifty ba says

    the ONLY reason this hasnt happened at my home is because i spary paint in the back yard and now it is orange, purple, white and green.
    nope-dear husband isnt happy about it.

  13. Linda@Coastal Charm says

    Debbie,
    I can so see me leaving a can of spray paint in the wrong place…glad it came up for you! Look at you in those "COOL" thrifty shoes!

    Blessings,
    Linda

  14. Linda @ A La Carte says

    Debbie, I am so glad yo wrote this post! I have done my 'thinking' about my blog also and will be posting on it soon. Now I am so sorry about the Massacre in the Garage, but it is funny! Well maybe not to you and not to hubby but it did help you realize you were moving too fast! That said, your shoes are adorable!! I've got to photograph my thrifty finds! Oh and I finally turned off comment verification and I'm glad I did. Someone had scared me about it, but so far I haven't seen any difference. I can always delete a bad comment!! Thanks and have a good weekend!!

  15. The Polka Dot Closet says

    OMG where do I start!
    Only you could have the red paint incident!
    That's why we love you..Always up beat and fun!
    You will be in magazines!
    You will be in the top10 of blogs!
    We will all follow you even if you post 1 day a week!
    The world is your oyster Kid, you are going to go far!
    I learned to ALWAYS reply to people that comment on my blog!
    I HATE THOSE WORD VERIFICATIONS!
    I love your honesty!

  16. Sailing Simply says

    Well, Miss Debbiedos! You got me into this fun and I will not forget you for that EVA!!!! Take a deep breath and smell the season! Then come tell us all about it later! We will be here!
    I am thinking the same thing as Kathryn, what about the car??? Red paint??? OMG!!!
    Love those Sam & Libby's I was so expecting flats…Very Cute! I am hoping to go to a local estate sale tomorrow so I hope I'll have something good to join the party with. Wish me luck!

  17. linda says

    omg Debbie is that why when we where on the phone you screamed and said i gotta go and i have not heard from yo since.Well you listen to your moma and slow down.You have turened into me i cant beleive it .Mike must have been ready to bust a casket and he is soooo easy going thank goodness i know when we get on a roll there is no stopping us so glad you are seeing that give some of that energy to your little sissy lol:)

  18. Debbie says

    Yep Mom that is what happened…..not good, yes Mike was angry he is fine now:) Little hugs and kisses never hurt!

  19. ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com says

    Oh my gosh..what a mess! That sounds like something I would do. Glad it's cleaned up.

    Thanks for hosting this week and all of your sharing with us.

    heather

  20. The Working Home Keeper says

    Gorgeous shoes!

    I love your blog! But take as much time away from it as you need to. I found myself asking similar questions about what I wanted for my blog. In this season of life, I don't have the time/energy/desire to make my blog anything more than a fun hobby. Life comes first!

    Mary Ellen

  21. Gina says

    Oh no! Oh my goodness! It's a good thing that the paint came off. Totally something I would have done.
    Love your shoes!

  22. Phoenix Peacock says

    Oh I love the shoes!
    And THANK YOU for the comment about word verification – are people seriously being spammed that badly? Especially people who have only a handful of followers? Serioulsy people!

  23. Velvet Over Steel says

    Thank you, Debbie! You have no idea how much better and 'normal' I feel right now. I've been feeling guilty for not posting and commenting as much as during the winter. But I am so much busier, have a full time job and several trainings going on or planned right now; that I just don't have as much time or I'd rather be outside working, walking, enjoying the 'sunshine' I missed during this past LONG winter. Then I would see ALL you are doing and feel like such a bad blogger and worst, a bad blogging friend.
    You are still Super MOM, Wife, Friend and Super Women (esp. for sharing this post with us :-)
    Love ya girl & thank you again!
    Hugs,
    Coreen

  24. Rustown Mom says

    Give yourself a giant break – there's no way you can respond to all comments. Not enough hours in the day as it is and we all have families so we all understand!!! Also, ANYONE could have left a paint can in the wrong spot. Stuff happens! it's good you are able to step back a bit and take a deep breath – we all need that sometimes.

  25. Molly says

    You sound SO much like me. I have half done projects all over the house. I am not sure what my issue is, I am proud of you for finding the source of yours and taking steps to calm down a little. I do love your posts and I will miss reading them as often as I enjoy now.

  26. Allison says

    Oh goodness! I had to laugh at the red paint but I know at the time it wasn't a laughing matter. That could totally happen in our garage right now. We have spray paint cans all over the place- lucky other things are around them so we can't park in the garage so we should be good.

    And I love your blog but I totally understand. Do what you can, when you can. I, and I am sure everyone else, will be here whenever you post.

  27. Angie says

    Oh Debbie- you crack me up!!! Sorry about the paint- that must have been a horrible feeling!!! About the word verification- I HATE it too buuut I took it off my blog and then someone started posting about viagra. I wasn't able to delete the comment unless I had the word verification on. Is there something else I can do?
    Thanks! ;)

  28. Vicki says

    RIGHT ON DEB!
    Life first, blogging next…
    I've learned that too:)
    Enjoy and we'll see ya back here whenever…

  29. Diann @ The thrifty Groove says

    Loooooooooove those shoes! I wore a pair tonight that are very similar in style but, in white and felt very, well, um, seeeeexy!! LOL

    As far as word verification goes….it sucks totally. I turned mine off within weeks after I started blogging. If some schmuck leaves some spam or some other annoying comment, I just click and delete. No biggie!

    I will be linking up sometime tomorrow.

  30. Anita says

    Cute shoes! I never find anything like that. You have to do what you feel comfortable with! I don't see how you have time to do all the things you do anyway, lol! It took me three days to clean and get the house ready for a lunch guest who ended up getting sick at the last minute!

  31. Vintage Sassy says

    Sweetie, I am exhausted just from reading your post but I hear ya loud and clear. I hate to let people down and therefore I do things in a hurry much too often. I have to tell ya though, if Mr. VS had run over one of my spray paint cans, I think I would be sleeping in the garage tonight…LOL!

    I am linked up to the party.

    xo
    LeAnn

  32. Allison says

    Girl…I am happy to share my finds! :) As long as I finally do something with them to show them off better! lol And I will of course be looking at other's links. Probably be a tomorrow thing- time for bed now!

    And… it wasn't me that asked about the post verification. I already have that set up so I think you are thinking about someone else. But thanks for the info anyways! ;)

  33. FLOWERSHOPGURL says

    Hi Debbie, Cute shoes, I forgot to add in my last comment that I agree about the verification process on comments, so hate them and have never turned it on at my blog and never will. It takes so much time and seems like such a waste to me. I haven't linked up yet but I am going to try to. I haven't missed one of your parties so I hope I make it in time! You are just the sweetest blogger, I love your energy, your honesty and sense of humor. You crack me up and make me smile. I've missed you this week and am just catching up on your posts. You will always have us following you; we'd be lost without you. Go slow, take it easy and enjoy your family and blog when you can. We will be here waiting for you! You're the best and I really care for you even though we have never met in person. You have charisma, and you will go far in blog land. And Mike, and boys, thanks for sharing your wife and mom with us, we really love her! Can't wait to see your first magazine article, I know it will happen!
    Big Hugz,
    Kim

  34. Emily {Frilly Details} says

    Oh Debbie, I'm so sorry about the spray paint! If it's not funny yet, I'm sure it will be something you will get lots of laughs from in the future. It seems like I've read a lot of blogs lately that have the same type of post pertaining to taking a slight break from blogging. I know since I started my blog, my house is not quite as clean as it used to be. I don't even blog that often, but I love looking at other blogs and that takes a lot of time.

  35. Holly says

    Do it because yo love it! I cut back on my posts and that helps..but I have a huge list of posts I want to do. I am just guilt ridden when I cannot reply to everyone…I am neurotic.

    When blogging gets me down, I walk away…when I want I come back. Again, do it because you love it and people will come…you have a vivacious personality that jumps off the screen!

    Great shoes…I need to do a garage salen post! I need to go garage salen!

  36. Matty says

    I think that it's your blog, your life, and your place to do as you please. Posts as often or as little as you see fit. Blog to please yourself and not everyone else.

    Your red paint story reminds me of a small fiasco I created when I was a kid. Too long to tell here, but it involved me, red paint, and someone else's garage floor. 40 years later, the red stain is STILL visible.

  37. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble says

    Debbie,
    I so agree with you!! All I want out of blogging is someone to share what I love whether it is shopping, crafting and remodeling! I LOVE seeing what others are doing to their homes and their crafts. I have cut back a bit on my posts for the summer because of a lot going on. In the winter, i posted more but it can be very time consuming and time is something I do not have a lot of.
    I am limiting myself to 3 posts a week and trying to link up to all of my favorite parties with those posts.
    Love your shoes and you know that I love your blog and seeing all that you do!
    Big Hugs,
    Debbie

  38. miss corner cape says

    super cute shoes, glad they were never worn. i'm not 100% sure how i feel about purchasing used shoes. eww, so sorry about the paint. that stinks.

    i've linked up my latest finds, but you already commented on them, so wipe that one off your list!! :)

  39. Beth@The Stories of A2Z says

    Oh my goodness, your poor garage! Good for you for continuing to evaluate your reasons for blogging. It can become addictive and anything addictive is typically out of balance. I commend you for your honesty!

  40. 1 Funky Woman says

    I am so laughing! I'll bet the noise was horrible. So it looked like Friday the 13th huh? I'll bet it was hell to clean up! I can so see this happening me! Dear Lord I hope it never does!

    Your shoes are darling and I love the flowers on the toes!

  41. Love the Decor! says

    You are too funny
    I am a firm believer in "blogging should be fun not pressure" Have a great weekend and lay off the pink spray paint for a while LOL : )

  42. Eve says

    Hi Debbie, I think many are going to follow your lead and re-evaluate the reasons why we blog. I just want to have fun too. It's getting the right balance isn't it? I'm sure you'll make things right. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!

  43. Bill says

    Hi Debbie,
    I can totally relate to what you're describing. When I first started blogging, I was so excited to have found this great creative outlet that I posted several times a week. Now it's usually only once (if that). I don't visit folks and leave comments as often as I'd like either, but when I was I was doing that … well, I was neglecting other aspects of my life.

    I think you're making a healthy decision to take a little step back. Your readers will keep coming back and they'll be delighted when you do take time to post.

    Have a wonderful weekend — rest a little, OK? ;)

    Bill

  44. Life in Rehab says

    Hi Debbie, sorry I forgot to grab your button! I added my project, started wandering around your site, and…

    I fixed it now though! Stop being so fascinating and distracting!

  45. Life in Rehab says

    Oh, wait, you're there! I usually do a post on the day I link up letting my readers know where I am by featuring the buttons. That way, if I'm submitting an older project like this one, my folks will still be able to discover you! They may not wander back 2 weeks, and then they'd never see your button. If that's not acceptable just let me know, and thanks for hosting!

  46. Linda says

    Oh Debbie~ the spray paint adventure will go down in your family history…did it get on your truck? I totally understand where you are coming from and I think less posting will help a lot! Doing my series on the house this week, I've posted nearly every day…after the last segment tomorrow I am taking a break, too! For me twice a week is ideal, otherwise I find I am just too busy! Blogging should be fun for us, and so should the rest of our lives! Go enjoy yourself! XO PS I LOVE the shoes…

  47. Aging Mommy says

    Hi Debbie – you have such a following on your blog and yet I know you are not someone who goes out looking for followers of the follow me and I'll follow you kind, which means people follow you because they love your blog.

    Sorry about your garage – but knowing you that red paint will be the start of some creative garage makeover :-)

  48. Sandy says

    I so had to laugh at your 'rushing around to get so many things done'.. was me during the time "the kids were around".. they all are out on their own now… Don't put your self down for rushing.. "It's what we moms do"!
    Too many things, not enough time"….
    thanks debbie for your visit to my blog..and your sweet comment!
    Sandy
    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

  49. Confessions of a Plate Addict says

    I am understanding as I read your post! lol I had to cut waaaay back a while back! So now I post once a week and that;s enough for me! Love those shoes! Happy weekend…Debbie

  50. Debbie says

    Goodygirlred….thanks so much for joining my party…I love your finds and tried to comment…then tried to follow….could not comment, tried hitting comment several times….could not follow I even signed in several times….I am so sorry for the trouble I am having. Thanks again and I hope you get this message.

  51. Shanarun says

    I agree, gray paint would have been perfect! I have several cans of paint right where we park, and a few months ago 1 tipped over and I drove right through it as I backed out. Down the driveway, down the street. That was fun explaining to the neighbors…. some of the paint is still there. :) Cute, cute, shoes!

  52. Jennifer Juniper says

    Hold up, did that paint get on the car? Holy smokes!

    I take a step back from blogging during the summer too. We just can't do it all, so you and I will be back in full force in September :)

  53. Melanie says

    I can't believe that this happened to you again:( Did the paint get all over your car? Yikes!

    I always have wondered how you post so much. Now I know that other things were being put on hold while you were blogging. I haven't posted that much in the last few weeks and my traffic is way down. I want readers and commenters but I can't always be getting a blog post together or visiting blogs all day long. You have a lot of followers and I wondered how you got so many so fast. I know that we both are newer to blogging than others so I was wondering that.

    Some bloggers blog and don't do other things. They do project after project but then you find out that their house is a mess or that they don't have any other hobbies.

    I had to step back from some of it. I started blogging to stay in touch with my family since we were moving and also to make some new friends. I love the connections that you make blogging but I don't want my life to pass me by because I am on the computer all day long.

    We will still read even if you post one time a week or two times a week or more. Have a great weekend.

  54. Leanne says

    Debbiedoos! When I saw the paint can, I thought, "OH NO!!!!" And then understood exactly what you wrote about…doing too many things at once and not focusing is TOTALLY MY LIFE!! Hang in there and take a deep breathe!

  55. Gypsy Heart says

    How wonderful that your husband cleaned the garage! He deserves kudos for that.

    Please, please don't be hard on yourself. Your kids are young only once and real life is so much more important than blogging. Don't take time from your husband & kids, ever! I'm older so just offering this information as time goes so quickly with kids. :-)

    We will all still be here! Be good to them and yourself ~ that is #1.

    Have a blessed weekend ~
    Pat

  56. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti says

    I thought you might have had to paint the whole garage red, Debbie! Glad your hubby was able to get it all out.

    I agree it's hard to blog everyday and keep up with comments when you get as many as you do, so cutting back on frequency is a good idea. I blog about 3-4 times a week and I've enjoyed blogging even more without all the stress.

    Your shoes are adorable!

    ♥ Pat

  57. Anita@GoingALittleCoastal says

    Love your shoes!

    I guess I should be thankful that my garage is too crammed with stuff for us ever to park in it! I tend to leave cans everywhere also.

    Do you happen to remember where you got the metal rack that is on your side bar? The one that looks to be on your porch. I am looking for one like that for outside by the pool. I used to see them all the time, now that I want one they are no where to be found!

  58. Kelle Dame says

    ok. Im insane. Did you mean put a link to your blog on my post about the chair? That is what I did. Not familiar with the linky party thing yet :)

  59. My name is PJ. says

    You can make us laugh about anything, Debbie! Don't feel bad about cutting back a bit on posting….

    And I'm thinking, why not paint the concrete floor red….?!

  60. Charlotte says

    Way to go, Debbie! You took the words right out of my mouth! I too love sharing my life with others and I also let the housework go. Hey, if they don't come knocking wanting to film another episode of Hoarders, then my house is clean, right? Thank you for the comment about word verification,I hate that with a passion!!! I also screwed up with the hubby's vehicle one time. Normally no one parks in the driveway behind me. So this one night, my granddaughter was supposed to be spending the night but decided she wanted to go home. Justin was already asleep, so I got in my car and backed up, not even looking in the rearview mirror. Bam! where did that truck come from?? Luckily all I damaged was his license tag on the fron of his truck !! Whew! Love your linky partay!

  61. Lori says

    I always wondered how you and Kim and all the mega bloggers out there do it. Glad you will be taking some time to yourself. I mainly read emails morning and night and go through my blog roll on dashboard. AND YES I HATE WORD VERIFICATION. Took mine off right away and never looked back.

  62. Toronto Yardsaler says

    Hello Debbiedoo,
    Thanks for following my blog. I don't have nearly the amount of followers you do, but I love them all the same. Your blog is a lot of fun and I've linked it on mine. I've left you a welcome greeting.

    All the best,
    Erin

  63. Melissa Miller says

    Debbie you are so cute and funny! We all love you sweet lady. Your blog is inspiring and you are a true sweetheart. *Smiles*

    It's not how often you post that makes a good blog. Sometimes I wonder if others that post so often are doing it to increase blog traffic. It seems like overkill to me to post every little change to our homes. I say pick and choose the most interesting things and go from there. A nice blogger friend shows their true colors in the long run believe me. You don't have to post every day. We should all understand everyone has a life to lead.

    I'm so sorry about the red paint and the car too. Ugh! Here's hoping that no more accidents happen at your place.

    Have a wonderful Sunday. ~Melissa ;)

  64. Charlene Austin says

    Well you are TOP 10 on my list! I am so happy I found your blog. I have never and could never post every day. Sometimes a few times a week is alot for me. Your blog is so great and believe me I'd be here if you only posted once a month!

    Thanks for sharing the paint fiasco. It will help me know to be careful…not that I've even painted anything yet. haha.

  65. Melanie says

    So sorry about the paint mess! Did it get on the car? Are there ever any dull moments at your house?? :)

    Don't worry about posting. I don't know about anyone else, but I don't have a lot of time to post or read blogs every day, so I can't catch but a few here and there anyway.

    Love the shoes. They are so cute!
    I love to thrift shop. You never know what treasures you may find.

    Have a great week. :)

  66. Jenny says

    OK, sisters in paint crime here. I dropped a can of bright red spray paint and it landed on the nozzle…and ummm…. well…

    I'm glad you are keeping the joy in your writing and blogging. It is to make you happy and to share you with us…not to be a burden!

    Did you remember to exhale after you made this decision!?!

    Happy Sunday Debbie!

  67. The Thrifty Designer says

    Oh, so you are human too? :) I bought nothing at garage sales this weekend, I love your new shoes, Sorry about the paint can explosion, and I haven't posted since last Tuesday…and I'm not sure when I will post again. Guess I just needed a break too. By the way, I LOVE this post.

  68. dogsmom says

    I had a computer glitch as I was adding your party link, but it is fixed and up now.
    I appreciate your hosting and want to share with the blogging world!

  69. Lisa says

    Debbie
    As much as I got a chuckle out of the paint can incident I know exactly how things like that happen. I was like you about 6 months ago.. pressuring myself to post daily. I realized that its about quality, not quantity. If I can only post once a week, then thats ok! I have a family, a full time job and a house to run. That all comes first. Relax… your projects are worth coming to see, no matter how long they take! Sometimes I wonder how some bloggers do it. Who really wants to be chained to the laptop that much anyway? Enjoy knowing that your projects are worth waiting for!
    Lisa

  70. CINNIBONBON says

    I've not known you very long–but I know enough to say that I think you are a genine person!!! So darn it–if you need a break–then you need a break!! Everyone will understand.

    I think your blog is fab, I love your words and how you set the tone a fun and relaxing read.

    Sorry about the gaarage floor–that stinks.

    Thanks for th elipstick info–although I haven't found the color yet–I'll keep looking!! whoo hoo…now go off and get some "you" time.

  71. Shirley says

    Your posts are so fun to read. I have to tell you I'm right there with you on that da&% word verification thing. What do these people think is going to happen!!
    I have 5 chairs to paint black. I must remember to take the car out of garage before starting to spray!!

  72. FLOWERSHOPGURL says

    Hi Debbie, Thank you for visiting and leaving your well wishes on my upcoming move. I recently picked up a few very large hurricanes and turned them upside down and added a glass piece to the top and made it into a cute cloche. You probably have some hurricanes that you could use, can't wait to see what you come up with and I hope I can join in. I miss blogging; I have major withdrawl…yikes, addicted!
    I hope you have a great week, Debbie!
    Hugz,
    Kim

  73. jennjp0518 says

    I just found your blog tonight, Let me just say i love it! And i love your garage salen party's! I am super new to blogging and dont know how to link up, but hopefully by your next one i will figure it out! I found some other great blogs through yours as well!! Thanks so much for hosting!

  74. Van says

    I know how you feel. I go a million miles a minute, do too much at once, try to take on too many projects: Then chaos and accidents ensure. It's so hard to do it all. So very hard…

    Today is Summer Solstice Day. I'm going to leave work early and relax at the beach. You should do the same :)

    Then go back to manic projects!

  75. discoveringthemeinmommy says

    kudos to you for all you do! i'm absent-minded purely because i'm absent-minded! =)

  76. The Working Home Keeper says

    Hopefully I'm not too tardy for the party! Linked up our yard sale scores from the weekend.

    Mary Ellen

  77. Pam says

    Thanks for hosting the Garage Salen party and commenting on my blog.

    And my Goodwill never has cute shoes like that!

  78. Sherrie says

    I am laughing…no not at you, but with you. Been there and done it with the spray paint can, only it was yellow.

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