Summer Blog Break!

August 27, 2010

Confession time! I’ve been a bit moody when it comes to posting this week, I know, but it’s work related deadlines I promise! Truth is, the book I’m working on has me on deadline — at the moment I’m writing and drawing up lots of floor plans for the book designer. No one likes a late Lucille so I have to get on it, man! I’m not complainin’, just explainin’ since you deserve to know where your fickle friend has been. Not basking in the sun on holiday, that’s for darn sure!

Summer Blog Break!

I’m still here, and I miss you…. (all together now, “Awww”) but I pinkie swear that regular posting will resume again soon. Just not as soon as we’d all like. I’m thinking we should meet here on decor8 on Tuesday, September 7th after Labor Day weekend when things will return back to the regularly scheduled program. I won’t be blogging again until then though, I need to finish my book, start packing for my big move and get everything ready for students in the upcoming e-course. Plus I have to start planning for my teaching trip in Morocco since I have lots of fun materials to pull together for the lovely ladies who have signed up for a week of magic in Marrakesh. I can’t WAIT.

So with that… I’m going off into deep, dark book writing cave. Don’t worry… I’m bringing snacks! And lots of coffee, a pot of green tea too, and my trusty laptop but that’s it — I’m going in. But I won’t be long — plus once I’m back, you know me, I’m action Jackson with daily posts and tons to share so until we meet again, so long dear ones… Wish me luck!

(image: Trent Bailey Photography, poppies and posies events <— visit them, okay?)


  • Reply ashley August 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    good luck!! see you soon :)

  • Reply Ludmila {creamylife.com} August 27, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Good luck, Holly and lots of fun with all the amazing events you have lined up right now :). xxx

  • Reply Lindsay August 27, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Good luck with the deadline. And the move. And the trip planning. Can’t wait for September 7th because that’s when classes really start – wahooooooo! Talk to ya soon!

  • Reply juliette August 27, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Good luck!

  • Reply ishtar olivera August 27, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Have a well deserved summer blog break Holly!!!!I know you’ll be working though, but still, find those special moments of relaxation and enjoy whats left of summer!!!!

  • Reply Jacilyn August 27, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Good luck! You can do it!

    See you for the e-course and can’t wait!

  • Reply Brigitte August 27, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Write, Holly, write!

    Glad you’re taking some time to focus on your book project. See you in a couple of weeks!

  • Reply jenn August 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    you go ahead and enjoy a much need break! have a great holiday and can’t wait to read all the goodies when you return!

  • Reply Rachel @ La Bella Bungalow August 27, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Good luck with everything Holly! Can’t wait to get started on the e-course!


  • Reply fiazoo August 27, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Bon voyage! Morocco is lovely

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente August 27, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Aw, I don’t know how you have managed it so long! That is a LOT for anyone to juggle at one time. Good, great luck darlin! So happy for you & so excited!
    No worries, we will be here on the 7th with bells on!

  • Reply Eric August 27, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    You will be missed!

  • Reply Jenious August 27, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Wishing you the very best of luck with all of your exciting goings on. See you in the e-course!
    Cheers, Jen

  • Reply Diana August 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Good for you Holly, for taking some time when you need it! I know I assumed you were super busy working on your book – not taking a break in la la land! Glad to hear you have so many good things in the work, hope it all goes smoothly and you don’t get burned out! Enjoy your little break, even if you’ll still be working hard.

  • Reply sideoats + scribbles (Lisa) August 27, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Hi Holly! See you on Sept 7th! Good luck with all the deadlines! And — green tea AND coffee — you are my kinda girl! HUGS!

    Now I’m off to visit poppies and posies events! :)

  • Reply Elkie August 27, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Your posts are worth the wait, my dear! Go on regroup and create. Sending you lots of creative energy. Good luck!

  • Reply Sarah August 27, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    We’ll all miss you while you’re in “the cave”, but that will make us even more excited to see you come back. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. :)

  • Reply Jess @ Reclaimed Marketplace August 27, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Ill be the first do say I completely understand, as I’m sure everyone does! Best of luck to you! We will see you soon-hmm green tea sounds wonderful right now.

  • Reply grace August 27, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Wow! You have so many new and exciting things coming up! Good luck with the book and the move, and have a FANTASTIC time in Morocco! Looking forward to your next post! :)

  • Reply Traveling Mama August 27, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    You totally and completely deserve this break. Enjoy packing, writing, and getting ready for an exciting Fall! Hugs from Denmark!

  • Reply Katie August 27, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    action Jackson! ha! my husband’s a philadelphia eagles fan…I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard “action Jackson” used in every part of speech.

    Best wishes with all your upcoming busy-ness! I can’t wait for the book…

  • Reply caitlin of wanderlustings August 27, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    we’ll sure miss you Holly (tear:( )! hopefully you’ll get a bit of relaxing along with the workload…
    & thank you for suggesting poppies and posies! those bouquets are unbelievable! i wish i could walk around carrying those every day – might get some funny looks, but i wouldn’t care!

    warmest regards,
    caitlin of wanderlustings xx

  • Reply Glenda Childers August 27, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Wow, you are busy. Sounds like a little rest is in order. We will all be here happily when you return.


  • Reply Tiina August 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Hi Holly! I follow your blog a few years now, and it´s the very first blog I ever read, through your blog I explored the “big world of bloggers”! :-) Now I tell you the first time, that I really LOVE your blog, so very inspiring!!! It made me re-style my home, create more things on my own… etc. Your blogging style is so personal and emotional as well, I just feel I´m your friend :-) even though I don´t know you! I really wish you luck and everything you require for your projects!!! I can´t wait to see what you bring after the break, pics from your new home… your book!!!! All the best for you and your hubbie! I´m a big fan of yours :-)

  • Reply jennifer ramos August 28, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Lots going on I see……enjoy your weekend! OXOX!

  • Reply amy August 28, 2010 at 3:32 am

    hey holly! hope all goes super super well with your deadline. you’re a good example for all of us. when your plate gets too full you gotta set limits and draw lines…. i hope even as you’re super busy you get some good breaks too :) excited to read more posts when you’re back!!

  • Reply Eva August 28, 2010 at 8:45 am

    All the best for your book deadline and everything else!

  • Reply Stephanie August 29, 2010 at 11:44 am

    good luck with the book!

  • Reply april August 29, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    oh i cant wait for the e-course… =) i’ve been waiting for this since last year. all the best for the book holly.


  • Reply Maike August 29, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Take your time!! And let me know when your book is done, like to buy it very much! love your blog so will love your book too I’m sure!
    xoxo Maike

  • Reply hena tayeb August 29, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    good luck..

  • Reply Mariana August 30, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Best of luck on your book, the move, the trip.

    I hope it’s not as stressful as it sounds!

  • Reply Tricia McKellar August 30, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Looking forward to your book Holly! :)

  • Reply edyta August 30, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Good luck with the book!
    See you soon :)

  • Reply Desiree Fawn August 30, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Best wishes, busy bee!

    We’ll all be here when you return — lots of love!

  • Reply Janine August 30, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I’ll be waiting Holly! Wishing you oodles of happy, creative, productive thoughts for your time away in the ‘cave’ ;)

  • Reply Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} August 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    You must be the hardest working woman in blogland so you definitely deserve a bit of a break! You’ll be missed… see you soon!

    (If you do have a chance to peruse some blogs amongst all the various commitments you have, I have finally posted my living room using our much-loved Cole & Son Cow Parsley wallpaper in yellow. Pop on by if you have a chance…)

  • Reply Kimber August 30, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Good luck!

  • Reply Torrie @ a place to share... August 31, 2010 at 2:26 am

    I was away for the past few days, so a delayed Goooooooood Luuuuuuck!!

  • Reply Eveli Duarte August 31, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Lots of luck always! x ;-)

  • Reply Marie September 2, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Good luck Holly! It’s a lot to handle all at once but I’m sure YOU can do it!!! Don’t these things always happen at the same time? Hopefully you’ll be able to focus on getting cozy in your new home soon enough. By the way, any chance of a BYW Class 2??? Still feeling withdrawal :S xoxoxo

  • Reply ariadne September 11, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Wow, love that photo! It’s so romantic… and nostalgic…

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