September 21 is my six year anniversary writing this little old blog (I hope it buys me flowers)!
Blogging has changed so much since I started six years ago and while I truly love what I do, the friends I’ve made, the amazing opportunities I’ve had and the ability to be my own boss, I’m feeling overwhelmed.
It has seemed to become more about who can get their seasonal home tour up first and less about living in the moment. More about self promotion and less about supporting other bloggers. More about copying trends and less about being unique. More about pretending life is perfect and less about being real.
This year, I decided not to host my annual Eclectically Fall Home Tours. Don’t worry, I’ll still be decking out my house for fall but I won’t be linking to other bloggers on the same day because I want to do things in my own time – not in a mad rush to be first.
It feels good to go back to the good old days of creating when the mood strikes.
If you love hydrangeas as much as I do, make sure to read all the tips and tricks I have for growing different kinds of hydrangeas here.
Tip: use lots of the same thing for quick and easy decorating. Whether it’s flowers or a favorite collection, if it’s displayed together, it has bigger impact.
Today, there was a nip in the air as I walked Sushi around town. It felt good to enjoy the beginnings of a new season.
Here’s to living in the moment and taking time to smell the hydrangeas.
Colorful planters (utensil holders) – Kirklands
Rattan Chair / Plaid Throw / Little Hedgehog / White Squirrel – HomeGoods
Check out some of my past Fall Home Tours