Moving On

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Dear Readers,

After months of contemplation, I’ve decided to say goodbye to my blog.  *sniff, sniff*  I’m finding that blogging about design has settled further down on my priority list…if that’s not been obvious by my lack of posts.  My time is taken up more than ever before…three teens now in the house (delightful so far, but time consuming…lots of eye-to-eye conversations involved that I wouldn’t miss for the world),  ramping up homeschooling of our special needs daughter, and of course, I can’t leave out the two middle girls who need their Mommy’s attention as well. 

I’ll still be decorating obviously, and will forever be rearranging, tweaking, and will continue to be inspired by your projects and pictures.  You can still keep up with what’s going on over here at our fixer farmhouse via Pinterest and Houzz.  I still want to share, but just in a way that works better with my life.  Hopefully I’ll see you over there!  This blog led me into a fun, surprising journey, and I’m so glad you were all a part of it with me.  Thank you!

Love to all,
Rie

65 comments:

  1. You are one of my favorite bloggers! I will miss your entries but certainly do understand.

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  2. It's totally understandable and sounds like the right choice for you and your sweet family. It's so sad for the rest of us who love your blog, though. You've been warm, godly, and inspiring. I might have to go through the archives RIGHT now. Sob sob! Blessings ♥

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  3. I totally understand Rie!! It is hard to juggle all of it, but I will still enjoy following you through Pinterest and Houzz! You are such a lovely example in your life...family does come first and you can't get that time back:).

    Blessings,

    Julia

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  4. Oh, no... I have hardly got to know you and now I see you will not be blogging. I will peruse your past posts here at your lovely place :)

    Best wishes!
    Kindly, Lorraine

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  5. I know exactly what you mean! It's hard to blog when you have a full schedule. It was much easier when I started several years ago and now it's hard to get in post due to my daughter growing up and more and more activities! So yes UNDERSTANDABLE! Wishing you the best juggling all that comes with a growing family and home! Pinterest is still a fun place to post pics and get inspired! See you around and many blessings! xo nancy elizabeth

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  6. I wondered where you had been hiding, Rie. I am sad that you are not going to blog anymore but I am glad that it is for the reasons you stated here. Family comes first- xo Diana

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  7. Home and Harmony will be missed, Rie, but I certainly understand your decision. Look forward to following you now via Pinterest!

    Take care,
    Erin
    Carolina Country Living

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  8. Waaaah! :'(

    I have loved your blog so much and am so sad to hear you're leaving.
    But, honestly, I've alwasy wondered how you do it all. :)
    Thank you for sharing your home(s) with us.
    Blessings,
    Tara
    Tara

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  9. you'll be misssed in blogland!!
    best wishes & i applaud your decision to focus on your precious family
    x0

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  10. I love your blog and understand..
    Family is always first..
    Best of Luck in all you do..

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  11. Rie, you will truly be missed but family does come first! May God bless you as you continue on this journey!

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  12. How refreshing to know that someone in this world has their priorities straight! Now, if I can only figure this Pinterest thing out to view the progress on your home. I know it will be lovely. Gonna miss you and your sweet family.

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  13. REalmente me apena que no sigas escribiendo, apenas hace una semana que te sigo, pero tienes toda la razon la familia es primero. Dios les bendiga. Tu me inspiraste a crear mi blog presupuesto101.blogspot.com. Gracias Rie.

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  14. Godspeed on your ventures at home Rie! I'll miss your posts. Hoping that one day (like Anna from PleasantViewSchoolhouse) that you'll find time to check in again. I'll follow your posts in pinterest and houzz from now on.

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  15. Blessings to you and your family. I will miss your blot.

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  16. I kind of thought this decision might be coming down the pike for you. It makes perfect sense. Your life is calling you!! I look forward to keeping up with you over at Pinterest.

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  17. I'm so sorry to hear this but happy that you have a family that you love and put first in your life. Best wishes and enjoy the journey. I'm sure many of us will often think of you and send you good thoughts.

    Barbara H.

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  18. Well good for you! Boo for us though! I have always enjoyed your posts so much but understand completely that you need to focus elsewhere. I'm guessing that making that decision was a relief. Good luck to you and I'll be watching you on pinterest as always!

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  19. Will miss your entries, but I totally understand. I started a blog this year and have already given it up because of the time it took away from what was important to me (which was supposedly what I was blogging about!). Best of luck to you and your family!

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  20. You will be missed ... but those special moments with your almost adult kids ... are laying a foundation for a wonderful friendship when they are adults. Our kids are 27 and 30 and we all are great friends.

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  21. As others have said, I will miss this blog too but completely understand. I haven't posted on my blog in almost two months for similar reasons. My son turned 15, started high school, got a girlfriend and I feel like I'm needed as much as ever. That combined with everything else going on (and I'm not renovating a house:) and I just had to take a step back. I will post when I get the urge and that's it. Glad we still have other ways to follow your beautiful ideas. Wishing you the best!

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  22. Dear Rie,
    I was a young bride when I first stumbled onto your blog. It was very refreshing and encouragement to see your love for the Lord in your life & to see your desire to be a loving mother and wife. You also inspired me when I painted & decorated my first little laundry room. I have been married for almost two years now (cant believe it !) and will really really miss you. I cant believe you are stopping, BUT Im so glad your family is more important to you then this blog. Thanks for your humble example. :)

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  23. So sad to see you go, but I admire your dedication to your family. Wishing you many blessings!

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  24. I have been following your blogs for over a year. I have never left a comment until today. I have enjoyed seeing all your posts. You have a beautiful family and home! I will follow you on pinterst. You have many inspiring ideas! All the best.
    denise

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  25. I will miss your beautiful blog, but one of the reasons you always inspired me is b/c you seemed to make great choices for your life and family - so this is no different! I look forward to following your pins. Thanks for all of the inspiration you have given - both about home and homeschooling. I wish you the best!

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  26. You'll be missed! I understand completely as my posts are sporadic at best. Family comes first. Wishing you the best.

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  27. So impressed. Love you. Thanks for being so instrumental in helping me start up my own blog. I'll forever be grateful. The past two years of writing has been a healing balm for me. xoxoxo

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  28. I have really enjoyed your blog!

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  29. Thank you for sharing...you will be missed!! We understand...FAMILY FIRST!

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  30. I will greatly miss your blog!!! You've inspired me on many occasions and wish you the best of blessings!

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  31. It is the way it should be. Blessings to you & your family. I am glad I had the opportunity to take a peek at your beautiful home & "meet" your sweet family. May the LORD bless you in your focus.

    I'm following you on Pinterest!
    Happy Pace :0)

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  32. Awww, I'm sad to hear this but certainly understand. :( I hope you'll upload photos of your finished renovations to your Pinterest because I am a follower. ;)

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  33. Best wishes to you and your sweet family, Rie! Thank you so much for sharing your world with us... I, for one, have been inspired by you in many, many ways! ~xx

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  34. I will miss your blog, but am keeping up with you on Pinterest. As a mom of six, one with significant special needs, I completely understand and commend your priorities! God bless!

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  35. I completely understand Rie. I will miss you but I have also been pulling away from blogging for the same reasons...homelife needs more of my tender care. I do not pinterest so I will miss you, but I wish you the peace that surpasses all understanding in the days ahead. Time with our children is precious and goes by way too fast. ox

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  36. Oh I will really miss your blog too. I enjoyed seeing the changes you've made in both of your homes. I also love hearing about your children. I don't look at pininterest either.

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  37. My iPad went to post before I wanted it to. Touchy key board. Anyway, I know you're a busy lady, sending up good thoughts for you and your beautiful family!!
    Kathy

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  38. So sad. I am like many others that only found you recently. I have loved your blog and have read many of your older posts. I follow you on Pinterest and will look forward to seeing your home progress there. I have 9 children and completely understand that some things just have to give.
    Blessings to you,
    Devon

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  39. Rie! My name is Linda and have always enjoyed your blog. You have such great style and wonderful priorities!! Your blog will be missed, but I am so encouraged to see a woman willing to put her family's needs first. You will not regret it!! God bless you as you raise up godly children. You certainly are providing a wonderful example to them.

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  40. I will miss your blog, but am so thankful that you will still be putting pictures on Houzz and Pinterest. Thank you for sharing!

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  41. NOOOOOOOOOOO ;) I love your blog and style so much! I will miss you greatly but understand!
    xo
    Lyss

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  42. Oh, I am so going to miss you. I think of you every time I pull my dishcloth out from my stash, the one I bought from you. Blessings.

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  43. Aww, this makes me sad, your blog as been one of my favorites! I love your style so I will follow you on Pinterest. I also understand your need for more time for your family - so, God Bless YOu! I will also think of you whenever I look at my dishtowel that I purchased from you. -Patricia

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  44. I have sooo enjoyed your blog! Thank you for sharing with us. You will be missed! Blessings!

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  45. Oh Rie! I'm so sad but am completely in support of your decision. It's hard to blog and give your full attention to your family! You are wonderful example of putting your most important priorities first, and I love you for that. The best of luck to you in all you do! You have certainly been an inspiration to me!

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  46. I adore your blog!! I will miss your refreshing decorating and posts. How do you access your Houzz account? We, your faithful readers, will miss you!

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  47. Are you sure? I will miss your blog, too and I know my frineds also will.
    I always loved your inspiration, but I love you and your family and your way of living.
    Lots of love from Germany :O)
    Sarah (mom of 4)

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  48. I will miss your blog very much:) take care!

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  49. Eeekk! You have been such an inspiration! I was so looking forward to seeing how the kitchen cabinets came out! I love they way you and your family shop craigs list and repurpose. I do wish you would change your mind. We would love a once a month post! Ok,even every other month would be fine. I know your children need you but how about let them post for you as a home school project. Thank you for all your past posts. Best to you and your family.

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  50. You'll truly be missed, Rie, and I'll be stopping in on you next time I'm in Raleigh to see the progress for myself. :) Come back when/if you ever have the time.

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  51. Happy for you, Rie! Enjoy your time~we'll be here if/when you decided to come back!

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  52. Great decision, Rie! I understand, but will miss your lovely entries. All the best! Will follow you on pinterest.

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  53. hi rie,
    i completely understand your decision. i haven't posted since march on my blog since life has had some changes that have taken priority. i too have always loved your design and creativity. many blessings as you take a slight detour. so glad that you will be pinning so we have a way to follow your home updates!
    ps. glad that will be keeping your blog open so that we can see your past inspirations.

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  54. So sad to read you post,But still we need to respect your decision.But hopefully if you have still time to share some blogs just feel free to do for us to check if there's update.

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  55. I will miss your blogg! Lol Marie from Norway

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  56. Oh Rie, you will be greatly missed. I so enjoyed checking in on your house updates. Thanks for always being an inspiration. Our families come first...God honors that :) Enjoy!

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  57. Oh no...you will be missed

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  58. I totally understand! I hope you will leave your blog up though, you are so inspirational and I love your older posts. I get inspiration from your old house pics and like to see what paint you used and so on. have a great day and enjoy your little ones

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  59. Hello Rie,

    I love your blog, but I thought you might find it interesting that I found your blog only after I found your music!

    I love you and your husbands christian music- Are you doing anymore music? My family have Vol, 1 and Vol. 2 Scripture songs and we'd hate to miss any more that you make! How can I get in touch for your music endeavors?

    In Him
    Karla

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    1. Hello Karla,
      We haven't recorded music lately, although we do have a bunch of hymns set to new music that we've written. If we do get around to recording more, we'll make the songs available via bluebehemoth.com.

      We have two hymns I made available on this blog, if you are interested in them. Here are the links to those:

      "Found by You"
      http://homeandharmony.blogspot.com/2010/05/harmony-in-marriage.html

      "What a Savior"
      http://homeandharmony.blogspot.com/2011/04/favorite-hymn.html

      Blessings,
      Rie






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  60. Sounds great, thank you for sharing- May the Lord have you do more someday :)

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  61. This makes me sad, I always loved seeing your posts. You will be missed in blog-land. Enjoy your family, this is a special time with them, and you could never get that back! I wish you all the best!
    Emily

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