Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I'm back!! Well, Sort Of. . .

Hello my lovely friends!
How I have missed each and every one of you!

How are you doing?
What have you been up to?
Are you enjoying the month of June?

I had such big plans for my two weeks away from blogging
like visiting your blogs, catching up on letter writing, 
working on 4th of July projects, reading, reading, and reading.
Well, those plans went out the window!
I think the only thing I got done is. . .never mind, I didn't get one thing on my list done :)
I can't believe how quickly the two weeks went by - 
the month of June hit and so did all of the Summer activities.
I am not sure when things will slow down, 
but for right now I will just hang tight and go along for the ride.
My blogging may be sporadic, but I will do my best to get posts up and visits made.


But enough about me, lets talk about those wonderful guest bloggers :)
I hope you enjoyed them because each lady is dear and special to me.
I am so grateful for their willingness to share a part of their world on my blog. . .
because of them I knew I could leave my blog in capable hands.
Thank you, dear friends, for contributing to The Enchanting Rose
and thank you, sweet ladies, for visiting the guest bloggers - all of you are precious!


Also, many of you may have already seen that I am closing my Etsy shoppe
I find myself too caught up in creating items to sell 
and I am missing sweet moments with my family.
I constantly "worry" about the items I sell to people wondering if they will hold up
or if the buyer will like it. . .I don't like worrying.
I also find I neglect my blog more often when I am making things to sell
and to be honest, I would much rather focus on my blog and share my ideas with you
rather than charge you for those ideas :)
I will be closing up soon and I am now offering 25% off your entire order
because I would love to see the remaining items go to a good home.
Just enter the coupon code:
ROSEPETALS


Like I said, I have greatly missed all of you
and I can't wait to catch up on your blogs, lovelies.
I will, Lord-willing, be making my rounds soon.
Until then, 
may each and every one of you have a beautiful week filled with joy and blessings.


My love and hugs to you!

40 comments:

harleygirl said...

Great to see you back. :) I love your photos. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer! (Well...technically it hasn't even started yet, but you know what I mean.)

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Sorry to hear about your store closing, but completely understand. I just went over and bought that pillow I have been eyeing for some time. Thanks for giving us a discount.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hello dear Stephanie! My solution for not feeling unproductive when nothing on my list gets done, is to list what I DID do...then cross it off! :) :) :)

Terra said...

Good to see you here again. Time does fly. I make lists and like to cross off items as I do them, but so much does not get done, like you said. Enjoy spending more time with family and blogging, once your shop is closed.

Gail Dixon said...

Good to see you back again, Stephanie! I love the photo of the yellow flowers and everything else gray. Such a great use of selective color. I hope the blog break did some good...looking forward to reading more of your posts and seeing your beautiful images.

Maryann said...

Nice to see you back Stephanie...I am always amazed at how busy life seems to get... even the "season" I am in. There always seems to be something vying for my time. Your photos are beautiful, I especially like the ones that are gray with the yellow flowers.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Hi there sweet friend! I enjoyed the guest bloggers and met a few new ladies. Love your shop....going to look around one more time! Enjoy your week. Hugs, Diane

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Yay! I ordered something from your shop! I didn't want to miss getting something special that you made! Thanks! Hugs, Diane

Vee said...

Welcome back! I did enjoy your guest bloggers and now I have even more blogs to read. Thanks for that! I think.

Simply Linda said...

Welcome backl! I am sorry I didn't visit that often while you were gone..sorry you didn't get much done either..Blessings

Debby Ray said...

Welcome back, sweet Stephanie! Your photos are awesome with those lovely yellow dandies glowing against the b & w...is that a Photoshop edit? I don't know that I can do that in the programs that I use...super cool!

Amy said...

Hi Stephanie!
First off-those pictures are beautiful!!! I love how the yellow flowers pop! I have been playing with my camera and have been trying to do that very same thing. Awesome!

You don't have to explain anything. I haven't been wanting to blog at all, so just relax. Enjoy your summer, they go by so quickly!

If I don't stop in as often as I do in the winter, just know that I am sweating in the heat and trying to stay cool. Ha!

We are getting ready to go camping and I have been running like crazy to get things done. So, you have a lovely summer and I will check in when I can.

Take care and lots of hugs,
Amy

Anne Payne said...

Happy to 'see' you back! I get the busyness taking over. Hope you enjoy your summer :)
{{hugs}}

Denise said...

Love you dear friend.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Stephanie, I'm sorry to hear about your shop and everything but at least you tried! I'm so glad you are enjoying your time off from blogging and yes it's so hard to get things done sometimes. I love your photos and thanks so much for the opportunity to guest blog I really enjoyed it. It was so nice to meet new blog friends too. Take care and enjoy the summer.
Julie

Happy Wife and Mother said...

Oh, Stephanie, I cannot believe how quickly June is flying; it is already the 17th! I love the early morning, when daylight begins to peeks through my window around 5:00 and the sunrise greets me at about 5:30. Yes, I wish it were like this all year. I love early mornings and will be sad when the early light declines. Why must summer fly by so quickly!

I really enjoy your presence in the blog world and missed you when you were away. However, I am sorry that your shop had to close. Although, Perhaps you are not sad to let it go. Time with your little one is very precious. The years slip away so quickly. I admire you for your decision.

Have a lovely day,
:)Hope

Sola Scriptura said...

I'm glad you're back to blogging. I always enjoy visiting your blog.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

My Dear Stephanie - your photos are so lovely today and hearing about how busy you are and your decision to close your shop brings back memories for me of the same thing. Sometimes you have to make hard decisions in life and go where you are needed the most. I know you are the heart of your family and children grow so quickly, don't they? Summer is such a magical time for children and to spend that time exploring with them is a precious thing. Wishing you a beautiful week, my Dear.
Hugs xo Karen

NanaDiana said...

Nice to see you here, Stephanie. I have thought about an Etsy shop so often but fear the same things that you mention.
I am glad that you are taking some time to just BE! I will look forward to you blogging when and as you can. xo Diana

Vicky Hunt said...

Hi Stephanie! Glad to have youback...:) Life has been busy round here too! Hope you have a blessed week. And...I love your pictures today..they are so beautiful!

Blessings, Vicky

Blackberry Lane said...

Nice to see you back, Stephanie. I know you stay super busy, especially in summertime. Please blog when you have the time and "no worries" about visiting...just enjoy each day!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, Thanks for allowing me to be a guest blogger! I must say that we need to not all be spending too much time with our blogs and enjoy being outside having fun! We have all winter sit by the fire and chat!
I am going on vacation and I will be trying not to worry about blogging too much myself!
Blesings, Roxy

Deborah Montgomery said...

Welcome back Stephanie! don't worry about being busy with family and other things -- that's so important! You are so special here to everyone in blogland, we will just enjoy whenever you post all the more!!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Stephanie and welcome back. Yes, blogging and creating can take up so much time and time away from family. Just follow your heart and spend your time on what is most important.
The time we miss with family can never be gotten back.

Thank you for visiting today and your kind comment. It is always a blessing to see you dear friend.
Wishing you a special summer filled with many blessings and much love~~
Hugs

Maria said...

Happy to see you back! Love reading your blog posts and seeing your wonderful photos! Your blog is so uplifting! Thank you for all that you share, hugs!

Jazzmin said...

It is so wonderful to see you back, Stephanie! Your blog truly was in capable hands- the posts I did get a chance to visit by the lovely guest writers were a joy to read. But I have greatly missed you :)
I am sorry to hear you are closing your shop. All of your items are so creatively beautiful and so obviously made with love and heart, and I'm sure all those who your sweet creations found homes with have been blessed to get to admire and use them- and those who they will find homes with before you close. You are truly talented.
I hope you had a restful break from blogging. I trust you are enjoying a lovely start to the summer- well, here in a few days it will be summer, anyway :)

I pray you are well and having a wonderful week so far.

Hugs and love,
Jazzmin

SarahGeorge said...

I missed you!! Glad to see you back:). And what lovely photos you've shared Stephanie. I like all the work you did with them. Beautiful!

JES said...

Enjoy your time off and summer! I am sure your to-do list was trumped by time with your family so that is the best use of your time ever! Don't rush away from that ;)

Sylvia said...

Welcome back Stephanie, we missed you. Your guest bloggers were great. Hope you are well rested. I know your son was happy to have you all to himself.

Debbie said...

awwww, perhaps your days were filled with just what you needed and forgot to put on the list!!!

beautiful images!!!

Maggie Ann said...

Hi Stephanie, I'm sorry you are closing your sweet Etsy shop but I do understand. I've enjoyed browsing there. I'm always thinking I'm going to get way more done than I ever do. But....you really did make your ideas and dreams come true!! and your things are lovely....I almost bought the purse with the black & white flower on it..but somebody beat me to it lol. ~~I'm glad you enjoyed the video of Alice Herz Sommers...I loved it too. =) My blogging is more miss than hit with hubby home and all the summer things going on. Have a blessed and sweet day dear friend!

Ceil said...

HI Stephanie! Who can't relate to that? I take blog breaks and watch the time blow by...it's crazy how fast time goes, isn't it?
I'm sure closing your Etsy shop is a bitter and sweet experience. I'm sorry it didn't work out the way you thought, and caused you to worry so much. I pray the time and peace you get back will bless you immensely.
Blessings,
Ceil

Camille said...

Truly, sometimes we have to let legitimate things go to make way for others. I totally get that! The Lord will guide you and give you wisdom as you seek to find the balance in all these things. How faithful He is to us! I find taking breaks from blogging is a necessary thing in my life. Blog when it works for you...visit when it works for you...don't feel the pressure!! We all understand. Hugs, Camille

Nancy Shuman said...

Welcome back :) !

CherylQuilts said...

Beautiful photos, and welcome back, Stephanie! I so enjoyed reading your lovely guest bloggers, each with a beautiful theme! Hugs, sweet friend!

Robyn said...

Glad to see you back, sweet friend, although I've only been 'half here' as well, lol.
I have lots of reading to do and catching up but my big question is? Did you get a chance to relax and feel rested? If so, then nothing else is important really :).
Sounds like you made some big decisions during your time off and I'm sure that you will feel better for them.
I am loving your photography, Stephanie - absolutely beautiful. That's what you should be doing for a living, you know! I've always said it!
Be well, my friend. Talk soon. xo

lynn said...

Glad you are back.

donna said...

It is so good to see you back. Your pictures are just beautiful. I am so sorry to hear you are closing your store my dear.
Hope you are doing well?
Hugs
donna

Mindy Whipple said...

Welcome back Stephanie! I think many bloggers post more sporadically during the summer months in order to spend more quality family time and I admire that in you as well. I hope to take some time soon (even if I have been posting less already!) Happy to have you posting when you can : )

Conniecrafter said...

So good to have you back, sorry you didn't get much accomplished while you were away but if you spent quality time with your family and God that is a great accomplishment :) Your pictures are just gorgeous, love how the yellow pops off the black and white, so pretty!

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