Sunday, March 4, 2012

Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop 03.04.12

I felt like being pulled in so many directions this past week, my dear friends, so as of this time, I am definitely burned out. I won't go into the details anymore because just thinking about the doctor and hospital visits, work, and things to do at home weighs my heart. I found an article yesterday that really matched how I am feeling and it's about Joan Borysenko saying, "I would say that it is an extraordinarily wonderful thing to burn out because you hit bottom so dramatically, yet you're not depressed. You still retain the ability to make choices. Therefore, it's kind of like a light that shows up on the path that says, 'Yoo-hoo, you're going in the wrong direction. Turn left. Go over there." Yep, too many things on my plate right now, just like many women out there who have to face their extraordinary responsibilities. In case you're wondering why I haven't had the chance to respond to your emails yet, please know that I'm still in the recouping and regrouping stage. I'm just hoping that my proven-and-tested cure, which is a lot of naps, would do the trick. Ok, friends, back to the rest of this post.

Blog Tip
Are you wondering what Bloglovin' is? The NY Melrose Family has a great explanation about this.

Favorite Blog
You clicked, inlinkz tallied. The readers' favorite blog post this past week, being the most viewed post, is Turnstyle Vogue's glass bottle makeover. It's a great way to re-use those bottles that are destined to the dumpster.

Our Party
To the main course of this post.
For those of you joining us for the first time, we only have 2 easy, simple rules:

1) Link up your creative post - can be a DIY project, decor, photography, crafts, recipes, poem, thrift finds, link party, or that informative syndicated post that can make us laugh, or cry - in short, whatever you're proud of! And if you like to link more creative posts, go for it! We'd love to see them :) (No links to businesses or giveaways. We have another party for these exclusively every Tuesday called Market Your Biz & Giveaways at 5 pm, PST.)

2) Follow as many blogs as you desire, either via Google Friend Connect or Linky Followers, preferably starting first with the one who linked before you and after you, before branching out, and let them know by leaving a comment. (Following me will be very much appreciated, and I definitely follow back. Just let me know you're following.)

Displaying the party button on your blog, while optional, is very much appreciated :) It will help you remember to come back and link up to the the happiest blog party on the block (ahem!). It will also help others find their way to the party which we all love because the more the merrier :)

Link opens up every Sunday at 5:00 pm, PST and ends Friday at 11:59 pm.

Friends, go ahead and get to know each :) One followed blogger is one gained friend. And please, don't forget to join my Market Your Biz and Giveaways blog party every Tuesday at 5 pm, PST. It's your chance for free promotion of your family-friendly business and giveaways.

Now, let's party like no other!

Burning question: How do you heal yourself from burn out? As for me, I found out a long time ago that napping helps me bounce back. How about you?


  1. Thanks for hosting and for the shout out about Bloglovin'! Enjoy your week.

  2. Woo hoo! What a great way to end the weekend! Thanks for highlighting my little bottle makeover.


  3. Thanks for hosting. I hope things get better for you soon!


  4. You're entitled to regroup. I know the burned out feeling. Get some rest, my friend. Thanks for hosting.

  5. Thank you for hosting! Have a great week!

  6. Thanks for hosting this great party! I'm your newest follower on Google friends and Linky! I would be thrilled if you could drop by Moose Mouse Creations and follow me too!

  7. Wonderful blog! I'm a new follower; so nice to "meet" you!
    ♥ Anne ♥

  8. Thanks for hosting the link up. I hope the doctor and hospital visits go okay...I truly empathasize. Rest when you can, friend.

  9. when i get burned out, i just need to break myself away from whatever it is that is causing it. we can tend to be hard on ourselves, especially as women. we play many different roles from mother, wife, caretaker, nurse, school teacher, mentor, bus driver, homemaker, friend, etc. the list can go on! at times, it is difficult to find balance, but at least you are aware that there is a problem, and you will find a way to get back into the natural rhythm you had before. we experience the downs to understand and enjoy the good in our lives. best of luck!

  10. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a wonderful Monday!

  11. These ladies are so talented.

  12. Thank you so much for hosting! Be blessed!

  13. Thanks for hosting, SJ.
    Have a great week!


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