Monday, January 30, 2012

A Whole-Hearted Love Fest

Okay, so two things have been on my mind lately.

The first is that I know I have been majorly absent from blogger land, and I truly apologize for that.  After painting the stripes in our main bath, I wanted to take a little blogger break, and try and enjoy our house without worrying about the 4 million projects that need to be completed.  I have been going, going, going since we bought the house…so it was nice to just sit back and enjoy how far we have come in just a few short {although they sometimes felt very long} months.  Of course, this little breather didn’t come without the guilt that I was not posting…and the thoughts about what my fellow bloggers were up to.  And let’s be serious, it’s not like I took a total break.  I did quite a bit of shopping for some home d├ęcor and organization accessories.  And I have all of the Home Goods and Target bags in the basement to prove it.

In those bags there are a bunch of different things...for a bunch of different rooms.  And I think that is part of my problem lately.  There is just so much I want to get done that I’ve been mentally jumping from room to room, closet to closet.  What I need to do is just step back, re-group and pick ONE PLACE to work on.

But enough of my point is, I’m back!  And I really missed you all very much!!!

Now, on to the second thing I would like to address…just how friggin’ much I adore all of you and your kind words. 

Last Friday I was lucky enough to have my kitchen featured on Lindsey’s blog Better After.  I was totally humbled and blown away by the people who came over from there to check out our home and blog.  It totally made my weekend!!  {Btw, I received a bunch of questions regarding paint colors, where we got our fixtures, etc.  I’m going to put together a post to answer everyone’s questions ASAP!  My plan was to get on that this weekend, but on Saturday I had a marathon day at a hair salon...quite unexpected...definitely didn't think I'd be there for FOUR hours, and on Sunday I was busy grocery shopping, doing laundry and completing our tax return.  What a wiiiiiild weekend, huh?}

And if that didn’t make my heart swell enough…I saw that some of my favorite bloggers listed “Retro Ranch Reno” under their “Blogs They Follow” section on their sites! :)  Big huge hug to Lindsay at Me, Ed and Pea, Brandi at His Shabby Her Chic, Debbie at My Little Mess and Diana at Boy + Girl Design.

Yes, I admit it.  This was quite the sappy post, but I couldn’t help it!  I have tons of love for all of you and the awesome support you show me! :)


  1. So glad you're back! We missed you! But I totally understand needing a little break!

  2. I love your blog! I can't wait to see where everything goes. And sometimes people just need a little break.

  3. Woohoo! Glad you're officially back! Congrats on the feature! You deserve it!

  4. Thank you all for your understanding and support! You guys rock! Xo!