There is a Light that Never Goes Out

Where have I been….where have I been….I wish I had a fascinating story to tell you, something about tigers and travels and amnesia?  What?  Can’t say, really.  But here’s what.

Blogging is hard.  And it’s only made harder by the complete saturation of decorating ideas/trends/advice via 4,794,023 decor blogs out there right now.  But the killer?  Pinterest.

Pinterest RULES.  Please don’t get me wrong.  Before Pinterest I could count on one hand the number of people I knew that gave two rips about decorating their home (or had any idea they wanted to or knew how to go about it outside of a Rooms To Go showroom).

Because that’s why I started blogging.  I suddenly became very interested in making my home pretty pretty pretty, but really never believed I could have an amazing and fabulous home without a designer and money in the bank.  Not true!  I learned what I liked, learned how to put things together and suddenly yearned to share that info with others….my progress, my successes and many failures.

And it is so fun, it is.  I love hearing back from y’all!  And not just for approval…I don’t think all bloggers are narcissistic jerks who want to hear “awesome!  you rock! that’s  AMAZEBALLS!” all the time.  Maybe sometimes, but it’s not really the point.

Lauren, what is the point?  Slow down, what you don’t like to read?  Hey, so the reason for such an extended break is twofold:

I really REALLY am working on something.  In just a few short weeks I should have my new site up, and it will be a virtual vintage warehouse of lovelies.  Well warehouse is a strong word, although I have a storage unit and garage that would beg to differ.  Junk In The Trunk (TM! TM! TM!) will be a special place, in that I’ll have one unique find, once a day.  Thrilling, yes?  Just you wait.

And the other reason?  Like I said, blogging is no joke.  And it is even tougher now that everything is old news 5 minutes before it’s even news.  Do you really want to see the same pictures you just saw on Pinterest this morning? I don’t even want to see them anymore.  I haven’t pinned anything since….hang on….5 weeks ago!  Yowzas.  And I’m the one that’s supposed to be into this stuff.

PS (pre PS?): This confession was stirred up by Jenny’s post (Katy bar the door…she’s salty)…not sure I even knew completely why I ducked out for so long.

All the wonderful, innovative bloggers that I’ve loved for years?  Haven’t been reading them either.  Honesty (and hoping there are no hurt feelings here): Other than a very very select few, they’re all posting the same stuff over and over too.  I don’t want to see another $5000 end table.  No I can’t be bothered to click through your affiliate link to see where you purchased that $300 tshirt.  And I read Lonny YESTERDAY.  Not sure I need a recap (guilty!  Blogging is hard.).

Sooooo……all that to say, I’m still going to blog.  And I hope you’ll still read.  Thank you for all the emails, tweets, texts (Hi Mom!) and facebook messages asking where I’ve been and when I’ll be back.  I love that there is a small handful of you who think I’ve ever added something valuable to the conversation.  Because that’s really the point.

Original content, personal triumphs, changes, shopping (!!) and genius insight.  That’s all you can expect from me going forward.  Oh and Baylor is still hilarious.

28 thoughts on “There is a Light that Never Goes Out

  1. Lauren – I find this a great perspective – although I feel like I should use the words “unique or interesting” as to not sound so bland! (Extending my vocabulary is next year’s New Years goal – why start early? HA).

    I’m so excited for the new site. My personal screen is filled with tons of blogger/sites with no new updates and the same old things – looking forward to your new finds!!!

  2. Girl…wondered where you were….welcome back. It is hard to come up with new material but I am so dang scared of posting images that I don’t know who did it or where they came from that it keeps me clean from all of that. So I just plug along hoping that I get a new client or 2 that will let me post about them :)

  3. You have been gone way too long! There are those of us who miss our daily “check ins” with you. You have been gone so long that you are no longer part of my morning coffee routine…referring to your blog of course! There are also those of us who don’t constantly watch pintrest (way too overwhelming…but helps pass the time in car rider line!). WE/I like to know what YOU have up your sleeve.
    Blogs are about YOUR story not what I find in mags or online. We want to hear from you and feel your sarcastic,fun, and honest, yet insightful personality.

    Have I said enough??? Oh, how we miss our baylorsays…..

  4. Lauren,
    What a breath of fresh air you are, I have to say I have really been missing your great eye, your talented opinion and ALL the quotes from Baylor. I am a mom of a senior boy and freshman girl and I am quite envious of your time, your blogging and most of all Baylor’s quotes. I am still smiling from the praying for goldfish post. Time flies so enjoy yourself, your time, your talent and your precious precious Baylor. Because just like those posts it is going, going, gone before you know it!

  5. Have missed your blog and Baylors astute observations. I miss your updates on your decorating. Did you get the grass cloth put up, how are the wood floors coming, is the master bedroom “finished.” (as if any room is ever really finished) And what color blue velvet is going on the couch ? Like you, I am tired of seeing the same thing over and over. Looking forward to when you are “really” back.

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