when I’m five

Hey there!  Happy Monday.  Hopefully you had a fab weekend.  I have to admit we’re stoked in this house about the start of the NASCAR season…rain delays and all.
Don’t try to tell me you don’t collect scrap metal, get it autographed by the car owner and get all giddy, happy to have your picture taken with the military men who flew the pre-race fly by.  I won’t believe it.  ;)

But, before we settled in for the big race weekend I got a little lost in blog world last week. In a good way.

It kind of started when a blog was lost. (But later recovered, Phew!)

Then I came across a Build Your Blog series Kelly put together at Live Laugh Rowe.

Throughout the week I randomly caught myself thinking a lot about what Amanda had to say.

Then, I got totally enthralled with Beckie’s Blog Story…which is over a year old, but new to me.
Beckie is on the right in the above pic…she’s with another superstar, Laurie from Tip Junkie.  You might have noticed Laurie’s blog was one of my top 3 referrers in 2011…that reminds me I should get that list updated to reflect the first 2 months of this year.  Add it to the to do list.  :)

Anyway, Beckie had said she was going to end her multi post series with a “Where will I be in 5 years” post and … SPOILER ALERT … she did, kind of.  :)

And it all got me thinking.  What does my blog want to be when it grows up?

Then, because we are attached at the blog brain, a couple of my blog “tribe” gals had the idea to have a little, impromptu link party.

Eclectically Vintage it all started with paint Thistlewood Farm

A “What does your blog want to be when it grows up?” party.  Fun, right!?!?

And just look at this adorable button Linda created…I’m in love with it.

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Hopefully you’ll grab one and get to thinkin’ because, not only are we posting about what we hope for our blogs, but we want to hear about what you hope for yours!

So mark your calendar for this Friday, March 2nd!  The “What does YOUR BLOG want to be when it GROWS UP?” party will go live.

And…did you see that there’s going to be another new party on the block?  The Rooster and the Hen will be hosting their very first link party on March 2nd, too!  What a fun way to start the weekend with a couple new parties…and some fun blog bling.  Click here to get all the deets.


See you there!

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  1. We get goosebumps seeing our button over here, thank you so much! Looking forward to the “What does YOUR BLOG want to be when it GROWS UP?” party too! Should be tons of fun!

  2. Hi Karah! Thanks for popping by my blog and becoming a follower, I’m following back!!

    Have a fabulous week.


  3. Thanks for the button love! And for those amazing links to Amanda and Beckie … their stories are truly inspiring!

    Can’t wait to read about your goals …


  4. Came to visit your site!! Returning the Linky follow, and also following via email!

  5. Oh, I can wait to read more on the what does your blog want to be! What a great idea.

  6. You are a blogging rockstar and I can’t wait to read your goals! It’s been so much fun finding like minded gals to share and grow with (and cheer each other on)!


  7. Hi, thanks for coming by my blog and leaving kind words about my kitchen remodel. I hadn’t really thought much about my goals for my blog. I started it to share my furniture makeovers and how to DIY. You’ve certainly got my wheels turning now about the future. I’m a new follower on LF.


  8. Thanks for stopping by. I am your newest LF. Love your blog and can’t wait for your new series and linky party :)

  9. Welllll I am so so so hhapppyyy to say that I am officially part of your new group and I think I am a little extra excited because I already knew that I liked you lots when you shared your love for your pups at my link party the other week {your dog canvas}! But I am so happy to offiically be supporting one another now!!!! So excited to hear about your blog goals and excited to see where blogging will take you!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  10. How wonderful, What a great idea. Hugs P.S.I added your button to my blog love page today

  11. karah,
    Awesome. I have read most of the links you mentioned and they are so inspirational! Thanks for the wonderful friend you have become and I am so glad we are on this journey together.


  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog…I’m now following you back! I will definitely have to come back on Friday, thanks for the invite!

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower. I will have to check out your upcoming party!

  14. Hi Karah, I enjoyed reading your goals. I am a new blogger too, so this was very inspirational. Thanks for sharing. Hugs…


  15. hi there my friend! i adore your blog (i have to admit though i just flip when i see pics of the doggies…they just melt my heart) i love your pictures — your stories and your projects!!! so happy to count you amongst my new special friends!!!!! i will be watching every step of the way as you grow and grow!!!!! hugs….

  16. You asked for a “woop woop”

    “Woop woop”! :)

    Thanks Karah for asking this question as it really forced me to focus on what I wanted for the blog (hehe). Its actually exciting to get those goals on paper :)

    I plan to visit every blog that joins this party so I’ll be a busy reader …

    So to the bathing suit situation you mentioned in your post … do you have wireless on the beach and are connected to the blog, or are you just havin’ fun {hope its all just big fun}.


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