Home Again

I'm back home after my 5-week vacation, and as it is when you return from any vacation, it's full of mixed emotions. On one hand, I didn't want to leave (come on, it's PARIS people), but then on the other hand, waking up in my own bed this morning was pretty heavenly. The idea I guess is to have your bed be in the dreamy vacation spot... but then that wouldn't be a vacation anymore, right? That'd be home, full of all those home-related obligations. It's a no-win situation! (Not that I wouldn't move to Paris in a heartbeat if the French government would allow me too, because I would... and might one day!) As my friend Lisa said on my Instagram feed, I both love and hate coming home from vacations. It's the end of something wonderful, but the beginning of the next chapter, which can be wonderful too.

If you followed along on Instagram, you know that a fun time was had and by my man and I and that I took many photos. I'm not going to post them all here, but if you do want to see them all, you can check out my Flickr or Instagram feeds. But below are a few to wet your whistle ;)

I will be posting a recap next week of some specific events that occurred while I was on vacation, like meeting with Florence of Flossie Teacakes and Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons, as well as some other sewing-related posts. I received many requests through Facebook, Instagram, and emails for me to offer up Paris travel tips, so look for that too. I don't want this to become a Paris-themed blog, so I will keep these to a minimum while hopefully providing some goodies for those that are going or are nearby.

HUGE thank you to my AMAZING guest bloggers that helped out while I was away! I see by my stats that you all enjoyed the posts from Sunni, Oona, Sarai, and Erin too! Those are some fabulous ladies and I am so grateful for the help keeping my readers entertained. If you came over from one of their posts, I hope you stick around to keep reading too!

Lastly, I will be reopening my webshop later today and will be getting to all the blog comments, emails, and Craftsy questions over the next day or two between jet-lagged induced naps.

Thanks to each and every one of you for being part of my blog, and therefore my life. Vacations always provide moments of reflection and I truly appreciate everyone that helps keep my little ship afloat.