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Some Notes + This Weekend

My oh my what a week it’s been. To say that I was overwhelmed by all of your support after Monday’s announcement is an understatement. You guys. I can’t tell you how much your comments, emails and tweets mean to me. Truly, I am so humbled by your words of encouragement. And I feel honored too. I told Joe that the part about all of this that means the most to me is that I am inadvertently inspiring so many of you to keep chasing after your goals. I am promising you now that I will continue to do everything I can to inspire and encourage you. Let’s start with this: Don’t settle. KEEP GOING. Have faith in yourself and in your future. Okay?

Now, on to a few other notes and ramblings (including the winner of the Refinery 29 + Herringbone giveaway, and why the above photo references Friday when it’s Thursday…):

+ Beginning tomorrow and over the weekend, vmac+cheese will be doing a little housekeeping. Nothing major — the site is migrating to a new platform, and the layout will be changing slightly, but you should still be able to stop by and check back on posts from the week. However, because of the behind the scenes updates, I won’t be posting anything tomorrow, hence me sharing my usual random Friday thoughts (and the link of the week!) today. I’ll share more details about the new layout on Monday, once it’s all up and running and I can explain it better!

+ Oh, so, you’re probably wondering who won that ridiculously gorgeous bag from Herringbone and Refinery 29, aren’t you? Well, mosey right on over here to find out!!

+ Today I’m over on Cupcakes for Breakfast sharing a simple vanilla-almond raspberry tart recipe I put together as a potential Valentine’s Day (and beyond) dessert. Go take a look! It’s all so very Vivaleur

+ So, this weekend. Good LORD I am excited to have my first full weekend off in months. Like, probably at least 6 months. And we have no plans, which kind of makes it even better. I’m going to try really hard to sleep in (though these days, with so much happening, it’s next to impossible), do laundry, clean the house, run errands…basically all the things I’ve let go over the last…well, it’s too embarrassing to tell you how long.

+ Link of the week time! I hear from new bloggers a lot, so the minute I read it, I knew this post on Shop Sweet Things just had to be my link today. Jeanne put together her top 10 tips for first year bloggers, and I agree with every last one of them. Don’t miss it! And if you still want to bounce some ideas around, shoot me an email! My blog consultation services are more affordable than you think. ;)

{Image Credit: Gary Pepper Vintage}

13 Responses

  1. Enjoy your well deserved weekend off! I just read the top 10 tips for first year bloggers – thanks so much for posting this! After my not so great first time blogging experience (under a different name and with a partner) last year I felt a bit discouraged. I started up again this year and already feel much more comfortable to be doing my own thing. Your constant encouragement is much appreciated!

    <3 Kate
    http://www.theforgetfulwife.com (formerly BlondeVivant)

  2. Thanks for the link love, girl!! Couldn’t be happier that you agree with all my tips! Again, many congrats on your new adventure, and YAY to your last day of work! See you soon, chica!

  3. Happy early weekend my friend! You deserve it. Look forward to seeing the new layout.

  4. You are definitely keeping me inspired! Thanks for sharing the link, such a great read!

  5. Have a wonderful weekend! You deserve the time off. Thanks for sharing Jeanne’s link. It was very helpful!

  6. That tart looks amazing! I must try it!

  7. What a great link of the week! I sooo appreciate any tips I can get about blogging, I feel like I’m completely lost in translation sometimes. Also, I’m looking forward to seeing what your site tweaks will look like come monday. Have a great weekend off :)

  8. Have a great weekend off!! I can’t wait to see the new site.

  9. You just strike me as the most delightful person. Thanks for sharing all of the inspiration! I hope you find a way to sleep in, and enjoy your weekend.

  10. Enjoy your weekend off! Loved the link for the 10 tips for bloggers, thanks for posting it! Hope you can sleep in on saturday!!!


  11. LOVED the link of the week! Great tips! Have a wonderful self-employed weekend!!! X

  12. I just discovered your blog and love everything about it! I am so inspired by your story, I too hope one day to own my own business and my plan is to do it by the time I’m 30, 6 years and counting!

  13. Have a wonderful self-employed weekend!! xoxo

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