Monday, July 22, 2013


Hello Everyone,

After a lot of consideration I have decided to stop blogging.  It is time to move on to other pursuits and - sadly - this is one thing I need to leave behind to make room for other dreams...


I started this little blog on a snowy winter day in Munich in December of 2009, never imagining all of the great things that it would bring to me.  I have connected with many like-minded design enthusiasts around the world that made me laugh, think and grow my design-self. I have made so many wonderful friends - both virtual and in person - via this wonderful community of ours!   I hope I have brought something fun, interesting and/or inspirational to each of you as well!  

I am so grateful for all of the warmth, support, loyalty and enthusiasm all of you have shown me.  Thank you so much for following along on this journey with me. I will miss you all!

Warmest Regards,


Taylor Greenwalt said...

Good luck to you...we will miss you..don't forget to visit...

Acquired Objects said...

Good luck to you Barbara in whatever you do. You've shown us some wonderful posts. Be sure to visit once in a while!


I Dream Of said...

Dear Barbara, I know that this was a tough decision for you. I will miss your voice in blogland, but I'm glad that you will be taking that time for other things in your life. I'm very thankful that we've been able to connect and look forward to seeing you soon. XOXO Jeanne
PS: I'm doubly glad we had our lovely dinner last week - now it's like we were celebrating all you've accomplished with your blog, and this new chapter in your life!

Emily @ Town And Country Shuffle said...

Hi Barbara,

I am a new fan and follower, and so appreciated your taste and editorial talents. I'm so sorry to see you go!

Please keep in touch and visit once in a while. Best of luck with your new endeavors and enjoy the rest of the summer!

Emily @ Town And Country Shuffle

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful blog! You will be greatly missed!
Good luck to you.
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Donnamae said...

I will miss you too! Wishing you all the best! ;)

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We will miss your wonderful style and wisdom! Good Luck in whatever you do!

Karen T. said...

You will be missed! All the best to you!

Karen T.

Karen said...

Good luck to you. You'll be missed.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I am so sad to see you leave blogland. you are one of my oldest friends here.
I wish you all the best in going after your dreams.

Anonymous said...

Barbara, I have greatly enjoyed your blog and will miss it! Good luck to you and your future endeavors. I will still follow you on Pinterest!
Jennifer McCracken

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Thank you for sharing a part of yourself with us! I wish you all the very best!

The Buzz Blog said...

We should be thanking you for bringing beauty into our lives, Barbara. It's been a true pleasure getting to know you through your blog and in person. We know whatever dreams you tackle will come true. You will be missed!
C + C

Victoria said...

I will miss your always beautiful, inspirational posts, Barbara, but I understand how all-consuming writing a blog can be. I wish you the best as you move on to other adventures. I'll remember you fondly each time I look at the lovely items I have from your Etsy shop.
XO, Victoria

Robyn said...

Barbara, yours was the first design blog I started following and I loved our collaboration.

Your unique sense of style has inspired me more times than I can count and I have always admired your natural grace.

Good luck in your future endeavours, friend. Thank you for everything.

Adrianne said...

I have so enjoyed your blog and all of the beautiful images and inspiration you have provided. Best of luck to you in your future endeavors!


Marivic said...

Blogging does take a lot of time and sometimes dilutes actual experiences when one is thinking "I'll blog about this and say.." instead of actually being in the moment. I totally understand--but you will be missed!

Go forth and pursue your dreams! Thanks for all your blogposts and the inspiration.

Monica said...

Barbara, first thank you for sharing your talent of blogging and style for choosing some gorgeous photos. Your posts are a beautiful timeless book that I will refer to for a long time. I have to say if you ever want to post (twice a year...maybe) I will be here. I wish you all the best in your present and future endeavors. Will miss you :) -Monica

Unknown said...


You have been such a highlight of mine in the blog world. Your grace, elegance and positive voice will be missed.

Best wishes to you in your endeavors...whatever they may be!!!

xoxo Elizabeth

michele said...

i'm so happy to have met you in blogland, barbara and honor your decision. believe it or not, i hold my blog very loosely so i can imagine walking away from it someday as my needs change. best to you as you follow your heart and explore new territory.




Well....I hope you might check in with us if the spirit moves you:) Enjoy life!

Carla Aston said...

Barbara, Good luck with your new pursuits! I've enjoyed meeting you out here in blogland!

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Wishing you all the best as one gate closes, and another opens. I do understand, blogging can take so much dedication and time.

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Unknown said...

What a delightful garden! I love how very creative Becky's projects are. So fanciful! There's really a lot of inspiration in these gorgeous pictures. Brenda, such a fun site to find!

Luciane at said...

Hi Barbara,

I have been thinking about you and wondering how you're doing... I hope everything is great with you, my friend!

Big hugs!

Luciane at

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