13 #thriftscorethursday Clothes

Howdy friends! Hope you've been having a rockin' week so far! Today my co-hosts and I here to ease your Thursday woes, with another dose of #thriftscorethursday.

#thriftscorethursday Week 53 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Corinna from For My Love Of

If you're new 'round here, Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Corinna from For My Love Of, invite you to heart your favorite pieces, mingle with our schmancy hashtag crew, and occasionally add to our incredible the incredible list of finds over on Instagram.

The rules are simple: snap a pic of your thrifted treasure and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so our hosts, followers, and wonderful TST community can marvel at your goodies.

17 A little update.

This post has taken me far too long to put into words. So here goes…

My name is Trisha, and I have scaled back on this blog. There I said it.

This should come to no surprise to the four of you who actually read this thing like clockwork. Nevertheless, I felt the need to explain.

Rest assured, I'm not ignoring this beast that I've poured my heart and soul into over the past couple years. Rather, it all came down to a few life changes. The biggest one being this little fact: all the money I saved up to become an entrepreneur ran out. Maybe a bit too long ago.

Shocking news alert: DIY blogs ain't cheap. Not that everything is overly expensive, but those projects can really add up 'yo. So Instead of accumulating debt or falling down the Ramen noodle rabbit hole (insert colorful flashbacks to college), I knew it was time to re-enter the work force.

To my pleasant surprise, I landed the perfect position shortly before Christmas. I owe some serious high-fives to my lucky angels (and my killer references) for that one.
Tina Fey, High-Fiving a million angels (GIF) | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
Before digging out the dusty business clothing, and the realization of showering daily sunk in, I became concerned for Biggie Smalls. She was so accustomed to seeing me every day, laying by my feet, and flat out being spoiled with affection and human contact 24/7. To go from one extreme to another was going to be rough. Ah heck it's probably an overly concerned puppy mom-thing?!


Biggie Smalls the Brindle English Mastiff. Blog Post: A Little Update | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

So we did what any dog-loving family would do, we added to our clan:

Lulu the Harlequin Great Dane, Blog Post: A Little Update | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Lulu, the Great Dane. We lovingly nicknamed her "Moo Moo." She was adopted just a few short days before I took the giant leap back into the office. Those of you following along on Facebook may remember this hilarious reenactment of her first few days with us.

I could go on and on about this old lady (she's 9!), but I'll spare you. This time.


Now, as with most new positions, there's a learning curve. This particular curve was pretty technical in nature which in turn, sucked the creativity out of this 'ol brain of mine. I also noticed that I was experiencing writers block. The kind where I felt like I wasn't providing enough FUN and interesting commentary. Some could describe it more of a bland, toned down, yawn-tastic version of myself.


Perhaps one of the biggest changes you may have noticed, besides the lack of posts, is my voluntary withdrawal from Outside the Box. Let me assure you, there's no beef or no juicy back-story behind my departure. Those ladies are hardworking and some of the sweetest bloggers I've had the pleasure of working with.
Outside the Box Link Party

It all came down to: me. I simply couldn't keep up with the new job AND posting crafty projects AND fun tutorials as frequently as I wanted. I felt like I was cramming weekly series down your throat without giving y'all enough originality.

All that said, if you're a blogger-- I hope you'll still link up to their incredibly inspiring link party. If you're a reader-- there are TONS of inspirational projects ready to be stalked every week. You can hang out with them Tuesdays at 5 PM ET on any of their blogs: Carissa from Carissa Miss, Elisha from Pneumatic Addict, Brandy from BD Design, and Megan from Splendid Design.


I realize there are tons of super-star/overachiever bloggers that are ambitious enough to juggle children and jobs and their blogs, but it's exhausting and I'm exhausted. This exhausted:

Biggie Smalls the Brindle English Mastiff, awkward sleeping. Blog Post: A Little Update | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
#nofilter
For real, she was asleep like this for a good half hour!

All that said, I'm not going anywhere. I have just yanked the e-brake. Hard. With the full intention of providing QUALITY over QUANTITY. Really thinking, planning, and pulling off projects with a bit more personality.

You can still catch me every Thursday here for #thriftscorethursday. It's one thing I've managed to maintain.

I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for sticking with me, through all the growing pains and this transition. I cannot wait to figure out how to juggle it all. So if you have any tips, I'm all ears.




Remember...

8 #thriftscorethursday Brass Pineapple

It's my favorite day of the week: #thriftscorethursday. Let's jump right in...

#thriftscorethursday Week 52 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from For My Love Of, and Guest Poster: Amber from Restless Arrow

If you're new 'round here, Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Corinna from For My Love Of,  invite you to hang out with us on Instagram. This week, please give a warm welcome back to Amber from Restless Arrow!

The rules are simple: snap a pic of your thrifted treasure and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so our hosts, followers, and amazing TST community can marvel at your goodies.
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