I intended this to be a different post entirely.
The title was supposed to be:

Adios Azucar  (goodbye sugar).

I am giving it up for Lent.  
Even though I am not Catholic I think that there is such beauty in prayer and sacrifice.

But instead the title is just: 

Adios (goodbye).

you can find this print here

Because things in my life are a little unbalanced.
My husband needs me.
My kids need me.
Sleep needs me.

So I am taking a little break.
I know the world will keep spinning.
I hope you will come back.

I won't be gone long.  
Just long enough to play catch up.
Regain peace.

Blessings to all,


  1. Aww! I'll miss your posts, but I understand. Hope you have a nice restful break!

  2. family first! we'll see you when you get back!

  3. You will be missed! Good luck, but don't be gone too long :-)!

  4. Although I will miss your posts I commend you. My you have a peaceful, restful, harmonious, tranquil break.

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  6. you'll be missed.

    go rest. you deserve it. :)
    and play too. your kids deserve that. :)

    i just smile every time i think of what you started julie. i'm so glad God chose you. and that you listened!

  7. Good for you! We'll all be here when you get back.

  8. I don't know you, but I read your blog all the time. I love how real you are and the fun crafty things you are always making and putting in your shop. You just seem real to me. you have 3 little kids and so do I. Good luck on your little break to bring peace back to your home. And thank you for your constant inspiration and strength through your blog. I appreciate it.

  9. I have never responded but am a follower of your blog. I totally understand needing a break - I have an 11 month old and I can only imagine how crazy (crazy wonderful) your world is with three!! I look forward to your return - enjoy your break!

  10. oh, I'll miss reading all your funnies. have fun with your family and enjoy that precious newborn of yours!

  11. totally understand - need to do this myself...thanks for all you do. will definitely be checking in!

  12. hey julie...
    love reading your post...you are gifted at everything you do! Writing, crafting, befriending, mommying and wifing....we love you!!! enjoy your familia.... :)

  13. hi julie! i hope you come back soon! i chose to give you an award on my blog. please head over to one day at a time (jupinfamily.blogspot.com) to see what it's all about! :)


  14. I'll miss your blog while you're away, but I know the feeling and completely understand! Hope you have a restful & peaceful break! :)