Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Gratitude

It's been months since I've done a Gratitude post and it seems like it's time for a comeback. I know I could use a little more gratitude in my life- it's been too easy to focus on life's problems these past months, and forget about everything there is to be grateful for.

Lately I've been feeling pretty discouraged about Gather and Hunt. It seems like things just aren't gaining the momentum I'd like and I start to wonder if any of it really matters, or if it's even worth my time or yours. I'd like to say that I've moved past that discouragement, but that would be a lie. However, I haven't given up yet, and that is entirely due to you, dear readers. Today, I am grateful for all of you.

I wish there was a way to thank each of you personally, or that I could afford to send you all a token of my appreciation. Maybe someday. Until then, I thought I'd introduce you all to a few readers (who also blog) who consistently bring a little extra joy to my day with their comments and support.



One.
Katrina from Calikatrina. I met Katrina at the Oh Hello Friend holiday sale this past November- she bought one of my favorites from my deer collection. Since then, she has been just the sweetest- frequently stopping by the blog to comment. Her own blog is full of beautiful photography capturing her family life, as well as peeks at her amazing crochet work. She has an Etsy shop where she sells the cutest little crocheted bows and Buggs (those adorable booties in the photo above).



Two.
Meghan, from Sweet Pea and Beans. I'm not even sure how Meghan found G&H, but her comments always brighten my day. A wonderful writer, Meghan blogs about her sweet family and occasionally, their beautiful home, originally her grandparent's house. Her vintage business, The Postscript Society, has one of the most charming names- don't you think?



Three.
Emily from Peck Life. Now, I know I introduced you to Emily when I got back from Alt, but I just had to mention her again. She's one of the sweetest people I know and I always love getting a comment from her. A soon-to-be mom to two (she has an adorable 3 year old boy and another on the way!), her blog is full of inspiration, especially for those of you with little ones. She and her husband have also been living in the midst of a renovation to her Grandmother's 1971 rambler (it has a white fireplace- which I dream of having someday).



Four.
Brianne from The Ravenna Girls. Another blogger you might remember meeting here, Brianne is also a real life friend, but has been such a wonderful supporter from early on. Her site, which she co-edits with her best friend and housemate Danielle, covers everything from their beautiful home to their amazing garden, crafts, and more. They also run two Etsy shops- one for their vintage finds and another with their handmade goods (I love their nautical rope bracelets!). In addition to all that, Brianne is also an architect and is planning her upcoming wedding- I don't know how she does it!




Five.
Rebecca from We Are Large, People. Another one of my real life friends, Rebecca has always been one of my biggest cheerleaders. Though she hasn't been blogging lately, in the past, Rebecca has posted about fashion mainly as well as snippets of her life in general. She seeks to inspire others to love their bodies- no matter their size. She and her husband Bob have a cute dog, named Waffles, who they adore and recently bought the cutest little house in Seattle.



Six.
Melissa from Re.Stock. Of course, a post about the readers who encourage me most wouldn't be complete without mentioning my best friend, and biggest supporter, Melissa. Her own blog gives you a peek into her wonderful and creatively styled home, as well as her life with some of the cutest little girls in the world (yes, I might be a little biased), her husband (who was one of my first friends when I moved to Seattle), and their chickens. A clever decorator and maker, Melissa is always showcasing inventive ways to use vintage finds and is planning to open an Etsy store for her handmade goods this year.

I only wish every single one of you had a blog or website I could link to- because I really appreciate all of you, and treasure every comment you leave here, on FB or on Instagram. If you're a regular reader and have a blog- please leave your link in the comments here- I love to see what everyone else is up to.

Thank you again- all you lovely readers. I'm so grateful for you and the time you spend here every week.

{All photos in this post are via the blogs mentioned.}

6 comments:

  1. I'm grateful I had the chance to meet you at Alt! Keep on keeping on, girl, and I'll look for you next month when you're back here in SLC!

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  2. I agree with Sara! I'm so happy we were able to meet - you are so sweet and i'm glad to call you my friend. :)

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  3. Gosh darn you, I'm blog hopping at 11 o'clock at night and this sweet post totally just caught me by surprise! You just made my day. xo!

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  4. Oh, Nae, thanks so much! :) i'm so so grateful for you too.

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  5. You are so sweet to include me! So that's what the text was about! :)

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  6. Oh my! I just now saw that you posted this. I wish so much I would have known before. You are amazingly sweet. I feel so honored. Truly.

    I love that when you are feeling discouraged, you have lifted up all these amazing women and have supported them.

    You inspire us!
    xo
    Meg

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