Monday, April 30, 2012

Thinking About...Being Thankful and Working Hard

When I started this blog, I had no idea what would come of it almost a year later. To think that I've started my own decorating business since that time and taken that plunge is so rewarding. I can't say that I could've done it without working so hard and also having the support of my family, friends, and fellow bloggers.

I started to draft another post today, but these thoughts have really been running through my mind so much lately.

Remember my e-design client, Julie? She found me by stumbling upon my tween room design board post. I had so much fun with this board.


I'm so grateful that Julie found me, my post, my blog. It's been a great experience and it's a lesson in you never know who's reading your posts. And to think that I wasn't even going to offer e-design when I started. It's been really interesting and very different from an in-home consultation, but in a good way. Being able to work with a client in Florida is really amazing.

So the meaning of my post today is to put it all out there. Go for it. Follow that dream that you've had since your youth. Take a chance. My Mom can probably confirm this but, when I started thinking about applying to colleges I thought about trying to go to FIT. At the time it seemed scary and intimidating, but looking back on that I almost knew that I was meant to be doing something creative in my life (at some point).

And I'll leave you with a photo of this little turkey that I took this morning (or maybe I should say ham) - Sheila cracks me up all the time. I turned around and saw that she had put her new shades on - so cute! I can't believe we're only a few months away from her 2nd birthday.


Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed your weekend.  Tonight I have a local blogger meet-up that I'm looking forward to - maybe I'll even have a few photos to share with you.  Have a great Monday!

16 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh that is hilarious!! What a cutie patootie!!!! She is so precious!

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  2. Good reminder, Holly! It is a fantastic board and I'm glad you had such a great experience with your client. Hug that little cutie today!

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  3. It really is amazing the things that happen when you put yourself out there :). Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  4. Thanks for sharing...love that design board too! Currently feeling a little overwhelmed with all the projects going on in my world...yet excited and thankful at the same time! Its so important to stop and enjoy those little moments..they grow up so fast!

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  5. Holly--thanks for this bit of perspective. You never know where life will take you when you put yourself out there, and I'm so happy for you that you're loving where you're at and where things are going. That board is beautiful, and you are talented--glad to know that people are finding you. Thanks again for the encouragement in this post, and for your encouraging comments on my own (and I'm sure other's) blogs! Have a great Monday!

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  6. Sheila is SO cute! What a great little personality shining through there :-) I admire you for leaping - it's always scarey to jump, but when you land on the other side it's amazing! And what you are putting out there is awesome! I love what you're doing :-)

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  7. You go girl, set your sights on something and you can make it happen! Sheila is full o' sass with those glasses, just darling!

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  8. Bwa ha ha!! Sheila looks so awesome in those glasses, like a total rock star!!!

    Congratulations on coming so far in just a year! You are an inspiration:) I'm sorta stuck at a crossroads myself/have no idea what I want to be doing with myself other than being a mom (or I want to do anything else), so its good to hear this encouragement.

    Hope the blogger meet up is fun:)

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  9. Those sunglasses are awesome and that design board is one of my favorites. I'm so excited for you and for all of your accomplishments in the past year. I'm looking forward to what the future holds for you as well. I'll be able to say, "I knew Holly way back when she started her blog." :) I agree with Sarah, thanks for your encouragement to follow our dreams. You're living proof that great things can happen if we do.

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  10. Hi Holly - what a nice post. I am so happy to hear that since you started your blog your design business has taken off. You are on your way! Your little turkey is quite a cutie. I am hoping I get to meet her soon.

    My best- Diane

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  11. It's meant to be sweet, friend! You are such a talented designer, hard worker and encourager, I'm so excited for you and I know your success in your design business will only continue to grow! And, she couldn't be any cuter!

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  12. Thanks everyone! Every one of your comments made me smile!

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  13. Congrats on all of your hard-earned success! I can relate to a lot of what you write about taking that risk and pursuing your dream. You are great inspiration and I ham happy to follow along to watch your success grow further!

    And Sheila is adorable in those glasses...

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  14. You go girl!!! I'm so glad you followed your dreams.

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  15. So awesome Holly! You really are a great inspiration, I love all your positive energy! I know you will continue to have a lot of success!

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  16. Great post Holly! It really spoke to me. And I actually considered FIT for a minute too!

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