Friday, January 10, 2014

New Year, New Direction

I can't believe we're already 10 days into January! This year is moving right along, just like all the others it seems.

With this new year come some new things for me. One of those things is a brand new blog! Don't worry - this blog isn't going anywhere. But I am shifting my focus.

Stop and Smell the Chocolates has always been linked with recipes - sometimes to the point that people assume that I'm a food blogger {I'm soooooo not - LOL.}. Including recipes was my intent from the beginning, but it was just supposed to be a small part of the blog. My vision and the kinds of things being posted have been all over the place during the past 5 years. Now I feel a need to do some writing in a separate place, free from the distraction of food and attempts at "pinworthy" posts. A place to just be me, chatting about life, with you.

Going forward, I won't be posting as often on this blog {though you already know that my posting was somewhat sporadic anyway}. When I have a great recipe that I want to share or a tutorial about a project or household tips or even a review - I will post those things right here! In fact, I have a yummy recipe that I need to share soon. :) If those are the things you love about this blog, then be sure to check back in every so often to see the new stuff, to use the Recipe Index {I access it myself regularly when I cook}, or to dig back through some of the old stuff that you missed!

If you're looking for a little more of a connection and musings about life in general - hopefully musings that encourage you in your daily life - then come find me at the new blog. It's called from Lisa Marie. It will take me a while to figure out what I'm doing over there as it's a self-hosted WordPress blog and that's all new to me. So I'm focusing on the writing there at the moment. The extras will come later. And that means don't get used to what the design looks like there - I know that it will be going through many changes as I figure out exactly what I want!

I'm so thankful for all of you that have been with me for so long! You make this whole blogging thing worthwhile! I look forward to connecting with you more this year, whether it's right here at Stop and Smell the Chocolates, or over there at from Lisa Marie.

Have a blessed day, friends!


  1. Looking forward to the new blog and getting to know you more!

  2. You pretty much know I'll follow you anywhere. Well "almost" anywhere. LOL!
    Love ya!


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