Thursday, June 11, 2009

~ Website Update ~

~ Everything but the kitchen sink ~

( 6/14/09 ...Update...: Just a quick note, if you try and view the Cottage Shop blog, it will come up "invite only", that's not true :) Its just the only way I can work on it without having you see the mess before it's done :) I didn't realize that blogger had that feature till after I did this post. I will do a post about it being ready soon... )

Well, lol, that was my dream at have my website be a one stop shopping site for everything that makes a house a home. But , this is proving a little more difficult than I thought :) I had started the other site ( Cynthia's Cottage Design. com ) awhile back and sold out of most of the items fairly quickly, I thought it would be manageable to keep up with stocking the shelves, but I also have clients homes in our area to Design, so between work and family and trying to keep it all together, I was in over my head so to speak :) I know you've all been there too, the place where you realize you have to cut back on your schedule to keep that happiness factor going :) So I wanted to take a minute to let you know that I closed my website and have decided to switch to using another blogger page to open a smaller version, I will still feature the online consultations and accessories for sale , but in a simpler fashion this time... I have a few older posts with links to my old website, so hopefully I can correct those and link them to the new Cynthia's Cottage Design Shop on blogger. I'll be working on it a bit over the next week and I'll be sure to let you all know when it's up and running, in the meantime, if you peek in don't mind the renovations, you all know how messy things can look before we pretty them up :) ps: My blog here will remain the same and I'll provide buttons for the cottage shop when it opens too!

I hope you all have a fabulous day and thank you so much for all your support and friendship always!


~ Cynthia ~


Terry said...

Blessings to you as you undertake a new adventure.
You are a wise woman to seek balance. This in itself shows you have what it takes to help others create a wonderful home.
Have a great weekend.
Looking forward to you new site.

Unknown said...

Have fun setting up your cottage shop. I'm sure it'll be delightful! It's fun visiting here and getting a glimpse of your decorating style, so I'm sure I'll enjoy the new little shop as well. Blessings to you and yours!


Poppy Cottage said...

I look forward to the new adventure!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Sometimes it takes awhile to figure out what works best! I am so happy for you! Your blog and the things you carry are all wonderful! You will do well!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see what you are up to. Good luck!!

Amy said...

The comment up above was from me. My fingers got a little a head of myself.

Anonymous said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so with you on this. Sometimes we just have too much on the plate to take in. I vote for quality rater than quantity. And no matter where you put your shop it will always be pure eye candy. You are so talented my friend. I'm so glad that your beautiful Blog will stay as is!!
xoxo, Jannet

Feedsack Fantasy said...

One step at a time, it will work, you will change things & then be happy with it all ... maybe not, you may change things often ... it is fun but a lot of work. Good luck & enjoy your new adventure. TTFN ~ Marydon

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I know exactly where you are coming from! I am looking forward to your new blog/shop opening.

stefanie said...

you are right, it is hard to keep your shop filled with special treasures, the hunt, the pictures, the loading, i just started this year, and with all of the other stuff(laundry) it is hard. good luck, by opening a smaller shop, the items will be more special!

Michelle said...

Can't wait to see it! I know it will be fabulous...just like this one. :)

Lots of hugs!

The Catnap Cottage said...

From one Cynthia to another - we are not "superwoman"! Just breath and it will all fall into place!! The new venture sounds fab!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cynthia,
You have such a huge fan club now...LOL! I was looking today at your followers...220...WOW!! You are one busy gal. When you get a minute, stop by and see my porch redo. I would love your opinion.


Kathleen Grace said...

I was wondering about your shop just this week when I was trying to find the link to it! It sure can be difficult to balance everything we try to do. I am looking forward to your new shop, I know it will have lots of lovely things:>)

Amelia said...

Can't wait to see the new..... :0) !

Farmgirl Paints said...

That's great. I hope your new path leads to an increase in the happiness factor.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I'm glad you're thriving! And I love your blog.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Cynthia! Looking forward to your blooger shop! I love everything you do! You are so clever sweetie! Good luck this weekend!


Faith said...

I just found your blog, and I love the French country look of it!

Good luck on your venture!

Lisa said...

How very exciting!! I can't wait!

trish said...

I feel as though I know right where you are coming from. You have such a lovely blog, your talents are so beautifully reflected with in it. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Just a little something from Judy said...

Whatever...however...and whenever, I know I personally will be excited to see your new ventures. Your roses are gorgeous!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Looking forward to your new venture! I know it will be wonderful! You are so talented. I'm glad you realized that you need to slow down a bit and have that balance in your life. Take time to smell the roses, as they say. Love & blessings from NC!

Reneé's Reproductions said...

let me know when your new shop is open! different website??

farmhouse wares said...

It is so hard to juggle it all. Can't wait to see where this new journey takes you.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see your new venture!!
Have a Wonderful Day!!

abeachcottage said...

Hi Cynthia

It's my first visit to yr lovely blog, I had to comment because my blog and other commitments seem to have taken over and I have found little time and got a bit overwhelmed, reading this today has made me feel better because I've realised that I have to cut back somewhere

anyway I'm off to have poke around here


Elyse said...

hi cynthia,

it all sounds very wise. it is obvious that you put so much care into everything you do and you don't want to find yourself feeling too overwhelmed.

looking forward to seeing what's ahead and cheering you on always.


Anonymous said...

Hi Cynthia! For a minute there I thought my favorite gal was leaving us!!!lol I can totally relate to being in "over your head"!lol I question my decision to return full time to work! I just left homegoods though and wasn't a bit guilty about the goodies I purchased!!!lol I just adore the post below; that fabric is gorgeous!!! Just remember there will come a point in your life when you WILL have time to do all the design things you want to including as many websites as you want! Still having kids at home takes your attention and time as you well know; but someday all that attention can go to your web sites!!! AND we will all be here still!!!lol Have a great relaxing weekend - Sincerely, Jeannete

Its So Very Cheri said...

I tried looking/peeking at your new site but it said I wasn't approved. I can't wait to see it.



Hi Cynthia,
If you get a chance stop by for a visit I'm having my first giveaway if you would like to enter (; Good luck with your new adventures!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cynthia,
I will be looking forward to your cottage shop.
Take care and enjoy your day,

Unknown said...

Oh it will be Fab I'm sure! Can't wait to see it. :)

Have a great week!


Crystal said...

Hello Cynthia,
I just love your blog. I missed seeing your website, but I can't wait to see your new blog.
You have some great inspirational ideas.
Thanks for sharing!