Happy & Healthy to All


A quick Thank You to Apartment Therapy for featuring my tutorial. I love those guys!

And now my Sweet Blogging Friends, I am cutting out early this Holiday Season. As you know, when my kids are off, so am I. I will be around from time to time visiting your blogs and sending a few emails.

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This was a fantastic year for my little blog. I could not have enjoyed it without all of your support and comments. It's the exchange of ideas and thoughts with all of you that make it so enjoyable for me. Thank you for all of your support.


In-between torturing my family with my micro-parenting and clicking around online.....I will be catching up on my reading. I have had several books waiting for me on my Kindle.

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Brene Brown is famous for giving the TED talk about The Power of vulnerability


Here is an excerpt:


Blogging and putting it out there for the world to judge, can definitely leave you feeling vulnerable. 


Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg


Sheryl writes;


I find her interviews so interesting. 


A Whole New Mind


My son is Right Brained, so I hope this is true.


Here are a few blog posts you may find interesting;

Is your blog name right for you? If you are thinking of changing it......the sooner the better!

Want to meet more bloggers and grow your network? Here's my formula.

Do you know how to figure out your blog size? This does not work on a Mac.

If you have not checked out all the Before & After's from the One Room Challenge Linking Participants, you should.


Have a Healthy and Happy New Year!

See you in 2014.


 
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31 comments:

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Looking forward to your posts in 2014!

sharon smith said...

Some good reads! Brene Brown is an amazing author. I have her book and often refer back to it. Thank you for your generosity and sharing what you know about blogging to all of your readers and fellow bloggers. Talk about feeling vulnerable! I'm with you on that.
Have a wonderful Christmas with you family.
Sharon

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Linda!!! Have a wonderful Holiday!! Wishing you and your family all the best! Congrats on an amazing blogging year and thank you for your constant support. I'm always inspired coming here so thank you for all your hard work and helpful posts!! Will check out the links this weekend....I think there is plenty of reading for me here.

willowinteriors said...

I've got a house full of right-brains, so i've got to add A Whole New Mind to my must-read list.
Linda, thanks for all the inspiration and motivation in 2013! Here's to you and yours for a beautiful 2014! Cheers! :) -kate

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Happy Holidays, Linda! Thanks for a great year of inspirations, ideas and projects. Have a wonderful 2014!!
Cheers,
Loi

Traci Hutton said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

Leslie at Lekalia Interiors said...

Thanks Linda for all that you do. It's been a pleasure collaborating with you and following your blog! Cheers to a Happy New Year!

home before dark said...

I am a LIbra and I just took an online right/left brain test. The result was 54% right and 46% left. Sounds right/left. Whatever.

Quite a reading list you've got going. We expect full book reports. Enjoy your kids and I hope none of the fun includes shoveling snow. All the best to you and those you call home.

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Congrats on Apartment Therapy!! Have an absolutely fantastic holiday week and enjoy your kids being home!! xoxo

Laurie from Laurie Jones Home said...

Merry Christmas!!! I'm so glad we connected this year and I hope to get to know you better next year!!! Love your blog! xo L

LiveLaughDecorate said...

Have a fab holiday with the family lady. You've had quite a year! Thanks for being such a blogger mentor/friend. See ya next year - in Naples!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Have a wonderful holiday and time with family...

Kris Jarrett said...

An Apartment Therapy feature? How amazing! Enjoy the break - merry, merry Christmas!

The Pink Pagoda said...

YAY for AT!! Very exciting!! Thanks for the reading suggestions -- these look very interesting. Enjoy your time off with your family : )

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

You did have a big year, and another one ahead of you with the move! Wishing you a wonderful holiday with your family, and a blessed New Year! congrats on your blog success this year and here's to much more where that came from! xoxo Nancy

Debra Phillips said...

enjoy this time out and your family linda.

you always are thinking of us, your faithful readers as you inspire and teach.
much love, and blessings for 2014
xo
debra

Raina Cox said...

Happiest of Holidays to you, Linda, and your family!!

Kim said...

Happy Holidays Linda ... enjoy that family! So happy to finally "meeting" you. I am so grateful for your inspiration! xo

Sherry Calamia said...

Linda, I am so happy I found you blog this year, it has been such a pleasure visiting you and seeing all the wonderful inspirations!
Wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Linda Pakravan said...

Linda, wishing you a Merry Christmas and looking forward to all the new and fab inspirations you'll bring us in '14!

Vicky said...

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Merry Christmas and my best wishes for 2014!
Hugs Vicky

SHERRY HART said...

Happy Holidays Linda! So glad we are "blogging friends"….hope 2014 is a fabulous year for you and your family!

Stacey said...

Congrats on the apt. therapy feature and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

My Notting Hill said...

Best wishes for a Happy 2014!! I count participating in the ORC and getting to know you as one of the upsides of 2013.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Happy New Year, Linda. I clicked on the link "Is your Blog Name Right" and it went to Houzz?

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

Happy New Year!! JUST found you….and I do believe you've motivated me to get back to blogging. Best to you in '14!!!!

House of Pemberley said...

Happy New Year, Doll!!!!

Vel Criste said...

Enjoy Linda!!!! My ORC entry was my #2 most viewed for the year, thank you so much!!!!!CHEERS to 2013 & 2014!

Lobster Meets Peach said...

Thank you for all of your support in 2013! I hope you and your family have a very Happy New Year!!!

Andrea said...

Happy 2014, Linda!! Congratulations on the Apartment Therapy feature, and thank you for being so wonderful to all of us in Blogland! I am so grateful for your tips, encouragement, support, and kind words.

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Happy belated new year, Linda! I'm reading one of Brene Brown's books right now (something about shame) and I really enjoyed Lean In. I'll have to add your other book to my list. And click around to those links.

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