Good News! Taking A Break

Yesterday was my one year blog anniversary!   One year!   It’s been such a wonderful experience.   But lately, I think I’ve been taking my blogging self a little too seriously.

So, I’m doing my own type of celebration!  I’m taking a blogging vacation–for all of next week!

Now, what to do with my myself…

I’m going to read this book.Pope Joan

I’ll be spending more quality evening time with Netflix my husband.

And if I get extra ambitious,
I plan to resuscitate our slightly over-loved miscellaneous drawer.messy miscellaneous drawer

maybe I’ll just glue that drawer shut.

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of My Vacation: Re-energizing for another fun year of blogging.

I forgot to remind everyone to link up this week, so hopefully I’ll still get a few participants.  Details are here.  I’ve sincerely enjoyed reading your good news posts!  No link up next week because of my break, but my Good News meme will be back on February 10th.

Make sure to grab a button from my sidebar and add it to your post, then join in below. And if you can, take a minute to celebrate some good news with another blogger.  I loved how everyone was supportive of each other last week.


  1. Enjoy your break!!! You deserve some me time, we’re not going anywhere 🙂

  2. Enjoy your well-deserved break! Everyone loves a re-energized mom… especially the mom!

  3. I would glue the drawer shut and kick back and relax. Enjoy your break.

  4. I haven’t read that book – it looks great! Enjoy your week off 🙂

  5. Ooooo! Congrats! And btw I read Pope Joan awhile back-LOVED IT!

  6. Congrats to you and that makes a lot of sense to take a vacation after a year. Enjoy. I love Netflix.

  7. stephanie says:

    enjoy your break! and personally I vote glue it shut 🙂

  8. Congrats and happy blogaversary!

  9. Breaks are good! Enjoy your book 😀

  10. First of all…CONGRATS on one year!!! Secondly…enjoy your break!!! Thirdly…I’m so happy to have found your blog and friendship!!! Fourthly…I wish you didn’t live across the country from me because I would love to meet you IRL!!! And lastly…can’t wait to see you back after your week off!!!
    P.S. Pope Joan is an amazing book. I have read it 3 times. It typically wouldn’t be a book I would go after but I read it for a book club years back and I loved it. Loved the history behind it and love the story…enjoy and let me know what you think.

  11. Glue the drawer shut! And I can’t officially announce my good news yet 😉 But it is BIG news!

  12. Happy Blogiversary! 🙂 Enjoy your week off! I’m imaging that after a week off from blogging you’ll have a TON of funny stories to share when you return! 🙂

    Happy Friday and have a great weekend/week off! 🙂

  13. OH NO! What are we going to do without your updates? I will definitely notice the void 🙁
    Hope you enjoy your week, though.

  14. YAY for one year!!! Congrats! Mine is coming up soon too!

    Have a wonderful vacation and can’t wait for another year!

    (I read Pope Joan. I really like it!)

  15. Happy Blogaversary! Ejnoy your vacation and I’ll plan to play on the 10th!

  16. I’ll miss you while you’re gone! And randomly enough, love your draw pulls!

    Have a great weekend!


  17. Congrats on your 1 yr. For some reason I thought you were blogging longer than a year. Hmmmm…Good for you for taking a break. You DO deserve it. That drawer looks like many of mine. LOL. That is a great idea, just glue it shut. Hey but before you go on your break, had a question…..While I am on my trip to Africa I am looking for a few guest bloggers, can I entice you. Would love it if you would. It can be one you already have done and we can just freshen it up, a new one, any content you want. Drop me a msg back or private message me.

  18. We all need blogging breaks at some point. Glue the drawer shut? Haha I’ve never thought of that option, so funny. Enjoy your time sans the blog world!

  19. Enjoy your break and happy anniversary!

  20. Happy 1 Year Bloggiversary! I think your break sounds great…I should probably take one myself soon. And catch up on some reading of books as well! Enjoy it 🙂 And if I were you, I’d glue that drawer shut as well haha!

  21. Happy Anniversary!! You’ve done so well! Enjoy your break!! Miss ya!

  22. happy blogaversary!!! (did I spell that wrong??)

    enjoy your break!! but I hope the week passes by quick, cuz.. Imma miss you!!

  23. Happy one-year blogaversary! Enjoy your time off, because time off from blogging can be very rejuvenating. Enjoy your book, husband, and junk drawer! (in that order, ha!)

  24. Yayyyy! Congrats! Enjoy your break 🙂

  25. Congrats on making it a year and enjoy your week off!!

  26. That book looks good! I’ll have to find it as soon as I finish the two from the library I have now! Enjoy your break.

  27. Always enjoy your blog! Enjoy your week off!

  28. Enjoy! And remember, less is more when it comes to glue! 🙂

  29. Happy one year to your blog! I’m about to be at one year too which is crazy. Enjoy your break!

  30. Haha your drawer looks like every one in my house! I’m working on the girls now, but I think I like your idea of gluing it shut better!

  31. Enjoy your break, you deserve it 😀

  32. Enjoy your break!

  33. Good for you!!! I took a break too and it was a good decision. Enjoy it!

  34. Happy Birthday, Blog! What a great idea to take a week off. I just don’t know if I’d ever get around to coming back…

  35. That book looks good…you’ll have to tell us about it. My drawer is much worse than yours!

    My good news is that I have very handsome men on my blog!;) Enjoy your break!

  36. Aww.. gonna miss your cute lil self, but have a wonderful break mama! Hey, if glueing that drawer shut doesn’t do the trick… I saw a lighter in there! Just torch that bad boy away… that’s what I feel like doing to my “everything” drawer! Bahahaaa!

  37. That IS good news! Have a fantastic week! Don’t even THINK about typing

  38. Happy Blogaversary!!

    Have fun on your break. It’s always nice to take a little time to re-focus.

  39. Enjoy your break!! I’ve been thinking of taking a month break myself. Not from blogging, but facebook… When you get back from your break tell us how the book was.

  40. Congrats on your anniversary! Always fun to stop by your blog for some colorful insight. Have a nice week off 🙂 -Al

  41. Happy Anniversary!! And have a great break! Wow, a book! What is that? I should get one of those. Enjoy!!

  42. Enjoy your time off! =)

  43. I’ll be here ready to read your first post when you return. Have a great time off!

    Oh, and good luck with that drawer. I just tackled my “junk drawer” last week. Whew!

  44. Wow! Congrats!! 🙂 You sure have gotten a lot of followers in that short time! 😉 Great job! I absolutely love your blog.


    P.S. LOVE your miscellaneous drawer…. 😀

  45. P.P.S. Love your idea for the misc. drawer even more!!! 🙂

  46. Happy Blogiversary and I hope you enjoy your time away! 😀 I’m bummed out though that I’ll be gone the week you come back. 🙁 Anyway, have fun and enjoy your sweeties!

  47. Happy Blog Birthday to you! And enjoy your blog break next week — we’ll still be here, no worries!

  48. Blogging breaks are GOOD! Enjoy! 🙂

  49. enjoy your blogging vacay

  50. Congratulations on one year!! I hope you have a nice little break.

  51. “See” you back! There seem to be quite the treasures in that drawer. 🙂

  52. Congrats on 1 year! Enjoy the week off!

  53. congratulations on one year of fabulous writing and sharing your beautiful life!! what a GREAT idea to take a break and relax! you deserve it!
    i say you bust out that crazy glue and forget about the drawer! 🙂
    hey, we have that same red lighter!! and i have a few of those flowers, bc i like to wear little girl headgear!!
    enjoy your time with the hubs and the babes <3
    (and netflix)

    lots and lots of love <3
    the vampire

  54. Enjoy your break.

    LOL @ Husband/Netflix

  55. Happy Blogaversary. I started blogging in December, so I always manage to miss mine. Enjoy your week off!

  56. Congrats on your year! You have done amazing things in a short amount of time. Enjoy your break – I need to come off mine, I’ve barely posted in months. 😉 Bwahahaha hubby and netflix.

  57. Enjoy your break! Well deserved!!

  58. I will miss you for the week; but I too should probably do the same thing. I love your posts so much; you are so fun and I enjoy reading about your days and your sweet family. Have an awesome week and blessings to you!

  59. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to your blog!! Have fun on your “blog break”. It’s much well deserved! 🙂

  60. Good for you! I hope you enjoy your break! We all need a little time to recharge once in a while. 🙂

  61. —Relax.
    Enjoy your Netflix. I mean your Hubs. X

  62. Congratulations on your one year. I just passed my one year mark exactly a month ago. I’m your newest follower on GFC

  63. Ok, I am a little upset! My OCD is kicking in…if you glue that drawer shut…you will not have any place to put new miscellaneous stuff that crops up! Aaaack!! 😉

  64. we started blogging at the same time! how cool. my 1 year is also coming up. however i don’t blog nearly as much as you do. so you deserve a vacation! have fun next week.

  65. WooHoo! Congrats on 1 year! Enjoy your break. 🙂

  66. Congrats on your 1 year blogoversary! Enjoy that vacation – everyone deserves one sometimes!

  67. Hope you have a great week and accomplish lots!!

  68. Happy One Year Anniversary!

    Have a fun break 🙂

  69. Enjoy your break lady 🙂 But know that you’ll be missed!

  70. Happy one year! I like how you celebrate.

  71. Congrats on one year! And enjoy your blogging break! 🙂

  72. Thedesertrocks says:

    Yup, I think you must have read my post about blogging too much. Congrats on the one year anniversary!:)

  73. Congrats on one year anniversary! Love your blog hun but we do all need breaks. Enjoy!!! See you next week:)

  74. Hope you’re having a great break! Don’t have too much fun while you’re gone…or if you do…make sure you blog about it 🙂

  75. Happy bloggy birthday! Is it ok if I steal your “miscellaneous” drawer name? It sounds so much more lovely than the junk drawers that are over flowing at my house!

  76. Taking a break is always a wonderful thing. So glad I found your blog again:-)

  77. This is me missing you!!!

  78. Good for you! I take blogging breaks far more often than I should, but sometimes it’s just necessary.

    I love reorganizing junk drawers, but lately I’m leaning more toward your glue solution…

    Enjoy your Netflix! ( I mean, your husband. Of course. )

  79. I love cleaning out what I call junk drawers. You always find such treasures…but so much to throw out as well. I hope you have enjoyed your week off! 🙂

  80. Happy Blog-iversary! Mine is actually on Valentine’s Day and it will be five years…they grow up so fast! 🙂

  81. I understand the need for a blogging break. I took one recently too and it was great.

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