Friday, May 1, 2009

Welcome To The Party!!!



Hello and a very special welcome to you today! I'm so glad you stopped by! I'm just delighted to be participating in the Beautiful Blogging Party hosted by Joy of Cupid's Charm. About 80 bloggers are participating in this fun event so be sure to visit Joy's blog at http://cupidscharm.blogspot.com/. You will be able to access all of the Beautiful Blogging Party participants blogs and get inspirational creative ideas about the addictive art of blogging and meet lots of wonderful new gals as well!


I have been blogging now for about four years and while I have not completely delved into it with the intensity that some of you bloggers out there have, I enjoy it immensely! From the moment I started my blog, I had the idea firmly planted in my mind that I wanted blogging to be something that I totally enjoy doing and not something that I feel like I have to do. There is nothing worse than feeling like you "have" to post something just because you haven't done so in awhile. Chances are if you have nothing to say or share, you probably shouldn't make something up just for the sake of posting. So I post when I want and when I can and resign myself to the fact that when I do post, hopefully it will be something that everyone will enjoy! A few reasons I enjoy blogging are....




to share something pretty...



to showcase cute projects using salvaged treasures...




to share home decorating with other romantics...




to feature a pretty find and so much more!


For me, blogging is all about expressing yourself and sharing your creative ideas, thoughts and inspiration with others. I love visiting blogland and seeing what all of you are doing from day to day. There is so much enthusiam everywhere! Whether it is seeing how salvaged treasures are being turned into heirlooms or how a pretty charm necklace is made, the passion and creativity of like-minded romantics the country over is amazing! Meeting new people and making new friendships is also another reason why I love blogging so much! When you blog, you have a whole network of best friends sharing with you, supporting you and rooting for you in your corner and vice versa. There is nothing better than the friendship of kindred spirits ~ you know, the kind of person who really "gets you"! That is what blogging is all about!

A nice little bit of icing on the cake for me is that I am absolutely thrilled to be featured in the Summer 2009 issue of Artful Blogging Magazine. What a nice treat and a real honor to be included in such a wonderful, creative magazine with so many wonderful women. Thank you Artful Blogging!

So drop me a comment or an email and let's get to know each other! I can't wait to meet you! ~Stacy~ xo

38 comments:

The Victorian Parlor said...

Stacy,

Good morning! I love your blog!!! It is so nice to meet you (you are the first person I have met at the Beautiful Blogging Party:). I collect handpainted porcelains so your first picture really made me smile (I also love roses and anything Victorian:). Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog. I look forward to visiting you again soon!

Blessings,

Kim

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Congratulations Stacy, being featured in the magazine- I'm sure you are excited. I'll be on the look out for it...

I feel the same way about blogging, that it needs to be enjoyed, to have fun with it.

Have a Great Day-

Gabriela said...

Hello,

Blogging is wonderful. Love your art work.
Congrats on the feature.


~ Gabriela ~

bj said...

Hi, Stacy...I loved reading your reasons for loving to blog. I, too, love it.
I also love looking at your beautiful blog..you always have such pretty things to show us..

Debby said...

Oh my gosh Stacy, I am so happy to have found your blog through the blog party. So much beauty and inspiration here, love it.
Debby

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

You blog is gorgeous!!! Congrats on your feature!!! Isn't it thrilling!!!!


m ^..^

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Stacy! Beautiful blog, we can see why you've been featured! Glad you are participating in the party! Stop by sometime for a visit, we'd love to have you!
Marcela & Clara

Sares said...

Hello Stacy,
I have to tell you , your blog is beautiful, especially the banner. You can never go wrong with pink. I can see why you will be featured in Artful Blogging Magazine. Congratulations! Have a great weekend and I'll be back to see what you create next, can't wait!

char72 said...

I love your beautiful pink blog.
Happy Blog Party Day!
Charlotte

msartist said...

Happy Blog Party! Glad to meet you! I would love to visit your beautiful blog again. Hope you can stop by and visit me too. So much to see ;)
~ Theresa ....be back soon.

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

I'm so glad you came by my blog. Your blog is divine... I love it and I will most certainly be back... Happy Blogging!!
Sonia

KBeau said...

Congratulations on being featured in Artful Blogging.

Fete et Fleur said...

Congratulations! Your blog is so beautiful and I love the little stationary set at the end of the post! I'm so glad you've delurked!

Nancy

Bella Dreams said...

Stacy, thank you for stopping by my blog today. Congratulations on being published in Artful Blogging! Your blog is just beautiful.
Denise

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Stacy,
So good to meet you. Lovely, feminine blog here and so inspiring too. Congrats on the Artful Blogging publication. Can't wait to see it close up and in person. I'll be back to visit... ooh, I love the lip gloss you've shown below and many other items. I'm going to see if I can find some of the gloss this weekend ;)
~Tracie

Smilingsal said...

Congratulations on your upcoming featured piece.

Ingrid Mida said...

Congratulations on being published. Your blog is beautiful and your treasures divine!

Charli and me said...

Hi Stacy, It's so nice to meet you. You have a beautiful blog here. Congratulations on being featured in 'Artful Blogging' I enjoyed reading your post.

Geralyn Gray said...

You have a lovely blog. Congratulations on being featured in Artful blogging. I share your love of Marie.

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hi Stacy!
Congrats on being published in Artful Blogging! You are such an inspiration! How fitting for the blog party!
Your blog is beautiful and I enjoyed my visit!!!
everything vintage

Ms. Lucy said...

I love your blog and I'm so glad I visited. What a wonderful party:) Thanks for visiting me on mine! I will be back for sure:)

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Hello Stacy,
I do agree that blogging should be a pleasure, not a chore. Thankfully, I fall into the pleasure category. I'm so pleased to have discovered your blog through Joy's blog party, and within the pages of the new issue of Artful Blogging on the same day....I picked up my copy this afternoon. You have such lovely treasures.

Best Wishes,
Kay

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Congrats on your feature. How exciting! Your blog header is beautiful. Thanks so much for stopping by to meet Bella!

Chandy said...

Wow, with all of that creativity, no wonder you're featured in the blogging mag. That's awesome!

SarahD said...

HI Stacey

Oh wow I read your article in Artful Blogging Congratulations. Your blog is so beautiful I will add you to mine so I can stop by often. Isnt blogging amazing. I am off to spend some time looking on your blog.......so beautiful. Its so lovely to meet you and thank you for stopping by to see me Hope you come back soon. Hugs Sarah xx

YSLGuy said...

I found your blog through Joy's Blogging Party. Congrats on being published in the issue as well. I'll be back to check out your blog!

dragonflydreamer said...

Congratulations Stacy and I am so happy to meet you and find your gorgeous blog. I am a straggler from the blogging party, but I'm so glad I've continued on to find you and your exquisite space in this blogosphere. Your thoughts, photos, creations and even the soothing music has taken my breath away and inspired me this morning. I had begun to feel a sense of despair about being too sick to even play with my cherished supplies or work on my projects in progress. On Monday morning I will have surgery and I am so anxious to be recovered and happily lost in expressing myself through creating something with my heart and my hands. Thank you for your hospitality and peek into your world. I look forward to returning again and again (I'm bookmarking you right now). Have a beautiful weekend.

Linda B said...

Hi Stacy! Thanks for stopping by my blog as well. I love your shabby, romantic artwork! Simply beautiful;) It is nice to meet you.

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Stacy thanks for visiting during Joy's party. It has been such fun reading your posts and getting to know you. I look forward to catching up with you again
Alison

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Hi Stacy, thanks for popping over and visiting me via Joys blog party. So lovely to find you!! I recall I actually bought something from you shop a few years back, so nice to find your blog now too :0)
do drop back and visit me again!!
Alicia

Carrie said...

Congratulations on being featured in Artful Blogging. I hope to get a copy soon.

the voice of melody said...

Oh, you share so many pretty things! I like shabby chic things too. I made myself a little tearoom at home in the shabby chic style. Stop by for tea anytime! :)

Susie Jefferson said...

I love your blog - such pretties (I'll be back!) And apologies.... Happy Blog Day (I’m sorry I’m late - you saw my post - after all that close work on the buttons I worked myself into a migraine!) So hence I am finally here. Hopefully better late than never, and welcome all the same?

the*pink*princess said...

Hi Stacy!!!

Just found your blog!!! Its beautiful!!! I have finally gotten onto this blogging thing,it is quite fun!!!

have a great day!!

Lesley : )

Herbgirl said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting so I can visit yours too! I love finding others like you that share some of my passions. I look forward to visiting again soon and being able to spend more time.
Thanks, Mandy

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

How Exiting! I love your blog, I'll add you to my blog roll, it's so beautiful.....Hugs, Kimberly

lisaschaos said...

I am truly loving hearing about why everyone blogs - even though I'm slow making it around - I love that we are benefit so much from our expressions and find more of ourselves while doing it! :)

Jen said...

I love your Blog and the idea of the Blogging Party. I'm going to look into that. Best of luck to you and Happy Mother's Day!