Easy Valentine’s Floral Wrap

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Hello sweet friends.

I loved hearing your thoughts on THIS post as I have been feeling a little disconnected from the blogging world of late. Recently, everyone’s focus seems to be on numbers, pins and affiliates and while all of those thing are great and necessary to keep sites like this going, I miss the ol’ days of blogging and engaging. Where we would actually take the time to comment and get to know the person behind the photos.

I’m not saying all blogs have become this way and perhaps it’s my own need to reconnect with you. Sometimes you look at someone else’s sliver and don’t realize that there’s a log in your own eye. I have also learned that you need to walk your own journey because each journey is different and uniquely paved just for us.

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And so as I walk my own journey, I hope to be able to remain true to myself and continue to do what feels right in my heart and I hope you will continue to walk along with me.

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and I’m sharing this easy watercolor floral wrap DIY over at Hello Yellow blog. I hope you can drop by and visit. My friends share some neat things over there too. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Wishing you a beautiful LOVE day…xoxo

Lu

Comments

  1. Sheran Steading says

    Lucy, I absolutely love your blog. I don’t always comment, but I should more often, because your thoughts and feelings behind all the pretty photos always ring true and real. Keep it up!

  2. Cassandra E says

    Dearest Lucy
    I must confess I am often too lazy to leave a comment. I’ve had trouble with the bhome app on my iPad and it discourages me from leaving comments. But, I read all your posts and am grateful for your creative eye, and even more for your kind and open heart. Keep doing you. You are loved.

  3. says

    I so appreciate your thoughts–as the author of a small blog that just wants to do my part to elevate and uplift–I too find the numbers game daunting…and discouraging. But I plug away and live and appreciate those who do take the time to visit and encourage and inspire me in the process. Thanks for your insight! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Mary Wilding http://www.mytributejournal.com

  4. Jody says

    Lucy,

    As someone who believes personal connection is everything, I totally understand where you are coming from. I have been following you for some time now. Honestly, it’s been so long I don’t even know how I found your site, but I recognized immediately you were a genuine soul. Keep integrity at the forefront and you will do just fine. I only ask one thing, please don’t stop writing and creating. I have yet to actually purchase any of your creations but we just built a new home so that will change very soon.

  5. says

    So much competition out there. It makes me feel relieved to be an “older” blogger and not have to push so hard to be popular. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I can hardly wait to see how you created that cute paper.
    Blessings,
    Patti

  6. Debra Conner says

    Love your blog…sorry I am guilty when I usually view and do not leave comments. You are truly an inspiration to my heart. Your paintings are gorgeous and your decorating ideas are truly amazing. Please keep doing what you do. Wishing you peace and blessings with a happy heart this beautiful Loving season. Happy Valentines!❤️

  7. Madeline wilson says

    I stumbled on to your blog some time ago and am so impressed with your integrity and style. In this fast paced world, it is refreshing to see people that truly care and still believe in the foundations of Christianity. I love all your ideas and have used so many it’s hard to count them! Keep up the wonderful blog! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family.

  8. Judy says

    Thank you, Lucy, for the beautiful blog I always search my inbox for first thing each morning. I only rarely comment, but I have shared your posts with friends and am addicted to your beautiful pillows. You inspire me in every post and have me perched on the very brink of diving into watercolor. I hope the increasing commercialism of blogging doesn’t drive you away, but that you find a happy balance between loving your family and your creative connection with us–your devoted readers.
    Love and hugs, Judy

  9. says

    Lucy what a darling project and I just pinned it. I have take a new approach to my blog this year and focusing on what I enjoy about it. Im not worried about pinning or stats any longer. I write about what I enjoy and if it works it works and if not then so be it. When it became a job I hated I had to rethink it all. I don’t rely on the income it’s just a bonus and I can’t make myself miserable thinking about blogging, so my new way is working for me and that’s what matters for now. I may change in the future but I also have a life that’s more than blogging.

  10. Velia says

    Dearest Lucy. thank you for remaining true to yourself and not giving into the pressure of numbers. Your writings and photos are lovely and I look forward to reading them, keep on inspiring us. The tulips are beautiful, and I prefer them over roses on Valentines day. Have a lovely Hearts Day.

  11. Li Li says

    I too am guilty of loving your posts each time, and not leaving a comment. I’m sorry. Just to tell you how much I enjoy seeing your e-mail in my inbox…I allow myself time to open your e-mail and none other when I am totally swamped! It is my reward to myself, and then I get back to work. Refreshed and inspired! You are a blessing in my life.

    Happy Valentines Day! xxxooo

  12. says

    You’re so right! I’ve taken a step back to gather my thoughts and feelings towards blogging & social media. The time away has been so insightful and I have renewed enthusiasm for what’s to come. We all have our own journey and I’m trying to live with the “stay in your own lane” mentality. Otherwise it’s too easy to get lost. I feel you’ve done a good job of that and it’s probably one of the reasons I enjoy following you (when I’ve stopped with so many others). Love ya, Shauna

  13. Gail Plaskiewicz says

    Oh my gosh, please don’t ever stop blogging1 I love to see what you have done with your house and what you write and the fact that you are a Christian makes it all that much better. I love the Inspiration Gallery and all the great things featured on there although it takes me a long time to look at everything. I have all your calendars for my desktop and I do want to buy one of your pillows but I want a custom one. I don’t know what I want you to draw yet but when I think about it, I’ll let you know. I’ll be praying for you tonight like I do every night. Thanks for showing us all that you can do! Love the XO paper too!

  14. says

    Hi Lucy,

    I’m glad I had a chance to read your post (having looked for it specifically in the context of Donna’s thread). I actually very much agree with the sentiment. I think I misspoke there when I alluded to preferring ‘only pretty pictures’. What I meant really was simply staying true to my aesthetic and not being driven by business considerations. I sadly missed out on the early connections among bloggers having only begun a year and a half ago, but I’m delighted now to have found many like minded people with a similar respect for art, beauty and speaking of them with an honest voice.

    That said, I’m nonetheless tickled by your joyous photos of these lovely tulips… ;-)

    Best,
    Lory

  15. Toni says

    When you follow your heart and conscience, you’ll do the right thing for you! Isn’t that all that really matters? Those that love your blog won’t be going anywhere I’m confident. Blessings.

  16. says

    Thank you for sharing the feelings in your heart, Lucy! Even though I am probably old enough to be your mother, I am relatively new to the blogging world and I wanted you to know that long before I began blogging I followed you. You are refreshing, genuine, and amazingly talented. Readers like myself look up to you as a true artist and a really genuine person. By the way, I absolutely loved the easy floral wrap. I didn’t have a chance to try it for Valentine’s, but I’m making some this evening to take flowers to a friend whose mother passed away very recently. It’s a really beautiful idea. Thank you!!
    Alexis

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