Take a Break!

When I started Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeintated back in October 2013 I had no idea what to expect. It started off a little more as a hobby (and a slight jab at someone if we are being perfectly honest), but then it grew.

I started to take everything a bit more seriously, because serious was fun. I found a great support system through different bloggers and linkups that I found. These friends pushed me and opened me up to different ideas. I learned about different programs and plug ins. I took on partnerships with different friends and businesses.

Mommy Wars

Blogging helped me transition from being a SAHM to a working mom to a WAHM. It has been quite the challenge learning how to balance everything through so many different labels. None of them are easy. They are literally all just as hard as each other.

My Break

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I have decided to take a break from bloggingΒ at Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated.

I have decided that I need to live my life a little more. I need to enjoy the last few months of our time in Georgia (did I mention that we are moving in June?).

I want to be there for my kids and my husband and, more importantly, myself. I miss doing things for leisure instead of material. I am tired of stressing whether the blog is taking away from the podcasts, and vice versa.

I am tired of having things to say and events I want to share…but not being able to share them because they do not fit my niche and knowing that if you break from your niche you may alienate the audience that you are trying to grow.

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I am tentatively telling myself that I will be back in the fall when all 3 kids are in school, but whether I am back at CCHC is a different thing. My husband and I have discussed whether I want to just rebrand, or begin a new site entirely. There are pluses and minuses to both, and it is going to take some time to decide and plan where to go from here. That is why I am going to give myself the time, but I will be back in some capacity.

Take a Break! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

Please Support

Please continue to support businesses who I have supported through posts and sponsorships.

Pederson’s Natural Foods

The Essential NestΒ – Use code CCHC10 until 5-31-15 for 10% off

ItWorks!

Chloe and Isabel with Leah

Erin Condren (Post 1, Post 2, Post 3)

#PaperHaul

Thank You

I want to take this opportunity thank my family, friends, and readers. You have been wonderful and supportive with this adventure, and I hope that you will continue to support me with Universe Box, Greetings from Storybrooke, and Legends of Gotham. I will still be blogging (including some crafts and recipes!) on these sites, as well as recording 2-3 podcasts a week so there will be a lot of content out there if you miss me πŸ™‚

Now, grab a cup of coffee and catch me on my personal twitter @amdesimone

Take a Break! - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

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18 Comments

  1. The Mad Mommy

    Sometimes we all need a break and time to ourselves! You are a beast for getting as much done as you do anyway! You definitely deserve a break!

    • mrsdmeeks

      Thank you!! It’s not that I don’t love doing it, but it is taking time away from other things that I enjoy (and can make a bit more money at!) Please make sure and check out my other projects because I will be blogging over there a bit more than I have been!

  2. NicoleT

    All the best for the move and other endeavors!! Definitely will be seeing you over there. πŸ™‚

    • mrsdmeeks

      πŸ™‚ Thank you for all of your support with EVERYTHING! See you soon!

  3. Sarah (Ruffles and Rain Boots)

    You could always micro blog on Twitter, too. Takes the stress out of maintaining everything and you’re snarky enough that it would be hilarious! πŸ™‚

    I think that it must have been hard to make this decision, but obviously it’s what is best right now. Following you on Twitter – keep us informed.

    • mrsdmeeks

      Thank you for everything! You have been an amazing support system over the past year and a half. I know that I will be back in some capacity…just looking to change things up. Now that you follow my personal Twitter you will be highly entertained! You should check out the podcasts too…lots of comedy gold there! Spoiler: This week I make and dump Nickeloden slime on my husband πŸ™‚

  4. maniacmom808

    Take your time Momma! We will all be waiting for your triumphant return…

    And I’ll be sure to still poke you on Twitter and Facebook from time to time.

    Love you!

    • mrsdmeeks

      πŸ™‚ My return shall be triumphant! Thank you for all of your support!

  5. BritishMumUSA

    Ok, I will check back from time to time to see if you are back. We are connected through Twitter, so I know we will not loose touch. I hear and Know where you are coming from, as I took the summer off from posting as well. I have NEVER declared a niche, and I am OK with that, I will do what I want when I want. That has made getting one post out a week, so much easier. I also did that so that I can live a little πŸ™‚ So I applaud you, and look forward to seeing what the future holds for you πŸ™‚ Good luck mate.

    xoxoxo

    PS don’t be a stranger πŸ™‚

    • mrsdmeeks

      Thank you for being AWESOME! I’ll still be around, just not how I was. Things will be bigger and better πŸ™‚

    • mrsdmeeks

      Thank you!! I am very much enjoying the break from regular blogging here. It has allowed me to take some much needed time to work on myself (as a person) and to focus on getting ready to move. Thank you so much for stopping by! I love reading your blog πŸ™‚

  6. Katie @ Recipe for Perfection

    You have a lot of things going and it can be so tough to find a balance! I’m wishing you all the best at following where your head and heart take you. Sometimes people don’t realize that all this blogging/podcasting/content producing stuff really constitutes a job! We’re all rooting for you to succeed and be happy. Keep us posted on what you’re up to when you get a chance! If you decide to rebrand this blog give me a shout because I went through the process in January and can tell you about it. Best of luck and internet hugs!

    • mrsdmeeks

      πŸ™‚ I have been making some huge changes with myself (physically and mentally) and it has been good for the entire family. I will absolutely write an update post here in the next few weeks as we finalize our moving plans! I cannot wait for the next chapter to begin. HUGS!

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