Summer Vacation

Last summer, I felt really overwhelmed with a lot of big decisions and transitions, and it’s amazing when I see how different my life is now from then. But one thing is the same – I’m feeling the need for a break. I’ve decided to take a little summer vacation from blogging. I promise I will be back mid-August!

In the meantime, you can find me on Instagram here,  Pinterest here, and on Facebook here.


  1. Christine   •  

    Happy Holidays! Glad to see you take the time : )

    • Julie   •     Author

      Thanks so much Christine! I’m looking forward to it!

    • Julie   •     Author

      Thanks Odile! Have a great summer!

  2. Tanis   •  

    Go you! Have you ever taken a break from blogging before? Not that I can remember. As amazing as blogging is and as much as I know you love it, I bet this break will do wonders for your mind and creativity. Enjoy it! See you when you get back!

    • Julie   •     Author

      No, I’ve never taken a break, but last summer I really wanted to but felt that I couldn’t’ because I had sponsors at the time. I decided I would stop having sponsors so I had more freedom, and what is the point of more freedom if I don’t use it, right? I think the next 6 weeks are going to go by super fast, but I’m looking forward to all sorts fo crafting!



  3. Amy   •  

    Have a good time! You will be missed, but I might take a cue from you, and have a restorative break, too!

    • Julie   •     Author

      Hi Amy,

      Thanks! I appreciate that, I feel like the next 6 weeks will be a good break for me, and have loads of great things to share when I’m back!

  4. Judy H   •  

    Enjoy and have a great summer holiday.

    • Julie   •     Author

      Thanks Judy! Enjoy your July!

    • Julie   •     Author

      Thanks for understanding, Marsha!

  5. Di   •  

    Oh! I will definitley miss your Monday mods and Friday pinups and links
    but will look forward to your return and hearing how your summer is going! Thank you for your blog:)

    • Julie   •     Author

      Oh, thanks Di! I’m sorry, but I’m still going to be stockpiling ideas and links, and will come back with loads of great stuff to share, I promise!

  6. andi   •  

    Yay for taking time for you! Enjoy your time away. Looking forward to visiting with you in August.

    • Julie   •     Author

      Thanks for understanding Andi! I’m looking forward to a relaxing July…. 😀

  7. Pat   •  

    I love reading your blogs, but we all need a break to refresh and enjoy life. Happy summer!!!

    • Julie   •     Author

      Thanks Pat! I’ve never taken a break before, but I’m already stockpiling ideas for when I come back. 🙂

  8. Alina   •  

    Please, enjoy your well-deserved break, dear Julie! This June I also felt I needed to step away from the online presence a little bit and organize my life 🙂

    • Julie   •     Author

      Thanks Alina! It’s true, blogging can be so much work, and it does make sense to take a step back when we need it. I’m looking forward to a relaxing July, and coming back strong mid August!

    • Julie   •     Author

      Thanks Caroline! You too!

  9. Katharina   •  

    Enjoy the summer! But do come back, okay? 😉

    • Julie   •     Author

      Thanks Katharina! I promise I’ll come back. 😀

  10. Stephanie   •  

    I’ll miss your posts, Julie! Have a wonderful break–you deserve it! I hope your finger has healed and you can enjoy crafting and spending time with your sweet family. Happy summer!

  11. Jessica Lane   •  

    It happens – for me it can get too overwhelming but what I love is that I can always step right back into my creative space here. Have a wonderful vacation and we will be here when you return!

  12. Duni   •  

    Yay- enjoy your summer! We look forward to anything you have to share when you return.

  13. miss agnes   •  

    We all need a break from time to time ! Enjoy your holiday, and see you in August (on the blogosphere). Take care.

  14. Val   •  

    Have a great summer, Julie! Wishing you tons of fun in the sun with the fam and hopefully some quality r&r too!

  15. Tien   •  

    Have a lovely summer break! Hope that it is filled with lots of relaxing time with your family.

  16. Wanda   •  

    While your blog will be missed, I hope you have a wonderful break – we all need more of them and we need to support others’ time off too! Life gets so hectic, sometimes I wonder how we ever manage. If I could build an opportunity to take a few wks off in the summer, you’d better believe I would do so, with NO GUILT. I work in health care in the US, so not only are there no real opportunities for extended time off, there is a lot of guilt associated with even wanting extended time off (“don’t you care about your patients??”). Soooo – I say go for it, and relax every minute that is possible (realizing with 2 very young ones, it’s pretty challenging to ever relax completely!). We will patiently and eagerly await your return. 🙂

  17. Snow   •  

    It’s the little guy’s first summer toddling around and Lilah is rapidly changing before your eyes-of course you need a vacation! Spend time with your family…and take some time for just you-media free-maybe a day or two-to be with just yourself. You’re so much to everyone else and trying to be everywhere at once, go hang out with you. Recharge, relax, reboot.
    Checking in midAugust for the allyouneedtoknow about fall knitting.
    (I will really miss Friday’s posts 🙂

  18. Meredith MC   •  

    I’m delighted that you are taking some time for yourself, but I will miss you! I started reading your archives from the beginning- Happy tenth anniversary! I didn’t know you used to co-blog, and it’s so fun to look back to the aughts. Anyway, thank you for writing such a compelling blog, and I look forward to new posts in August.
    By the way, thanks also for letting us know instead of just disappearing like some bloggers do. It might seem weird that strangers care so much, but I definitely worry if a regular blogger suddenly goes silent.
    Enjoy summer with your family!

  19. Diane Cooper   •  

    We will all be waiting when YOU decide it’s time to return!!

  20. Melissa   •  

    Doing something similar, Julie! Enjoy your time away from the blog–will look forward to your return in late summer 🙂

  21. Anna   •  

    Oh Julie. Have a wonderful break. I have unintentionally been taking a break too as I move my blog. Enjoy the time with your gorgeous kids. Xx Anna

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