Friday, May 30, 2014

Linky Love and Blog Hop Library

Slowly but surly I am making changes around here.  I have had countless people ask about my Linky Love Library and Blog Hop Library.  Many of you have wanted to know when it would be up and running again.

GOOD NEWS!  I have it up and going!!!  Just be a little bit patient with me as I sort through all of the parties and make sure they still exist.

Also, if you have a party you would like me to add to the list, please let me know!

Have an AMAZING Friday :)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

That was a LONG break! Time to start again :)

HELLO!!!  Is anybody still out there???

Hey, remember back in the good old days when I actually put stuff on my blog and shared it? Remember when I had great bloggy friends who I got to know through my blog and theirs? Remember when I started teaching and I posted that I was taking a break?

Who knew that three full years would go by before I would come back? When I first took my bloggy break, I expected to be back to blogging after my first year of teaching.  Um, yeah.  That obviously did NOT happen :)

Let me just tell you, first of all, I AM SO EXCITED to start blogging again, and second of all, WOW, teaching is not for the faint of heart! Haha! I had NO idea when I began my teaching journey three years ago that it would consume every ounce of my life: creatively, mentally, and physically!

After getting three years under my belt, I feel like I am ready to come back to my blog and start over again. Just an FYI, I didn't COMPLETELY leave the blogging world, I have been busy blogging on my class blog for my students the past three years. My blogging expertise sure has come in handy for my job. Curious about my class blog? Feel free to hop over and check it out: Mrs. Simonson's Class

This summer I am planning to tackle a bunch of home improvement projects and I cannot wait to get started.  We have lived in our home for four years now.  Just an FYI, that is the absolute longest I have ever lived anywhere in my entire life!  Well, needless to say, it is time to start freshening up things around here.

I cannot wait to share my home improvement journey with you this summer and hope to sprinkle in a fun craft or two while I am at it.

Watch for changes to come while I freshen up the blog and get ready to dive into the blogging world again.

Oh, and if anyone is still out there, feel free to leave me a comment or two, or three and say hi!  It would be nice to know I still have some bloggy friends :)

Until next time,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Taking a Break. . .

 Dear Friends,

I am sure you have noticed that I am not posting as much as I used to.  I have missed some of my parties, and I haven't made anything in AGES to share with you.  Let me explain why.  I have been in college pursuing my ELED degree and this year is my first year teaching.  I am super excited to finally be to a point where I can begin my career.  That said, my career and my family need to be my focus right now.  So, I am taking a break from Paisley Passions.

Don't worry.  I am not gone forever, just until I feel like I can find some kind of balance in my life.  I knew that being a first year teacher would be time consuming. . .I just had NO IDEA how much of my life it would consume!!!  It seems as though every waking minute is spent trying to figure out lesson plans and making preparations in order to have the best year possible.  So, when you drop your kids off at school this year, make sure and give the teacher a BIG thanks for all of their hard work :)

Taking a break from my blog was not an easy decision.  It is something that I have wrestled with for a while now.  But, I finally came to the conclusion that taking a break is the right decision.

I hope you all understand and will all be ready to come back and follow me again once I get back to posting.

Thanks for all your kind comments and for being such supportive followers!

I hope to be back sooner rather than later!!!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Thrilling Thursday Linky Party!

Welcome to Thrilling Thursday!!!  It's always one of my favorite days of the week!!  :)

Let's see what you have made this week!!! :)  Link up and most of all HAVE FUN!!!!

Thrilling Thursday at Paisley Passions

Wandering Wednesday Blog Hop!

Let's link up to Wandering Wednesday!  :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

On Vacation.

I'm on vacation. Taking a MUCH needed break! Sorry that I didn't have time to get my parties pre-scheduled so that they could post while I am away. See you soon.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fun w/ Food Friday Linky Party

Thanks to all of you who link up and link back to help make this linky party a success!

Remember FOOD RELATED posts only please. If you want to link up a craft, DIY, or other creations, scroll down to Thrilling Thursday and link up :) Thrilling Thursday linky is open every week from Thursday-Sunday @ midnight.

Wanna link up to Fun w/Food Friday? Here's all you have to do:
1. Become a Paisley Passions follower.
2. Link back to the party in some way.
3. Have fun! Visit some of the other links and leave them a comment or two! We all love comments!