Thursday, January 6, 2011

Onward and Upward!

Happy New Year!


It brings me great joy to know of many amazing children's parties in the works for 2011. Valentine's Day shoots, birthday parties, winter desssert tables, even whispers of Easter...such beautiful inspiration sure to come from these incredible celebrations!


This week I was blessed with the tremendous opportunity of meeting with my new and incredible business consultant for a powerful and productive meeting. I feel like I learned more in that hour than I have in the last 6 months! 


After soaking in his wisdom, advice and great business analysis, I am thrilled to share that I will be embarking on a journey taking my gifts in a new direction, following paths of opportunities yet to be discovered.


In order to devote my very best to these new ventures {and I only want to give it my all!}, we agreed that the demands of my time and effort to pursue these opportunities will be great.


Therefore, after much careful consideration, I would like to announce that I will be winding down my blog {of course the vintage children's party design contest photo shoot and party school series will be featured before things wrap up!}. 


My time spent on social media outlets will decrease dramatically, and I will be gearing up to go full speed for the adventures ahead.


I feel incredible excitement and joy about what is yet to come, including the announcement a project that has been in the works for months--cannot wait to share it with you.


Thank you for all of your incredible support, I very much look forward to each and every blog post I have the opportunity to share with you as this chapter comes to a close. I've saved some of the very best for last!


And to the many incredibly talented women and businesses I have had the pleasure of getting to know, work with and be inspired by--I wish you incredible success for 2011, many new doors opening for you, dreams coming true!


Onward and Upward!

20 comments:

Pam @ PartyStart.Me said...

Oh Kate, you brought tears to my eyes. While I will be sad not to see you online as much I am SO very excited for your new venture and where it will take you.
Many Hugs

Andrea said...

Soar in the direction of your dreams and always know we'll be here awaiting word or a glimpse of your beautiful creations.

Reach for the stars and know we're all behind you.

Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts said...

Sounds exciting! Good luck with everything!!!

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

Kate, you are such an inspiration! I adore your blog, but know that you have many wonderful adventures ahead that will certainly take your focus and attention. Best of luck indeed! May you be blessed with continued joy as your dreams unfold into beautiful pictures. xoxo

A Blissful Nest said...

Kate- I wish you all the love, luck and happiness for the future. Your pressance will be missed and can not wait to hear about your success. Take care and keep in touch!

Leoni said...

Noooooooooo, we won't be seeing your lovely creations anymore? waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, I for one will miss you very much, I've been stalking to see when you'd come back for 2011 and now you are leaving :-( Alas I completely understand what you need to do, I am amazed you managed to juggle your blog, work, family and other commitments in 2010, it must have been very tough on you. Hmmm perhaps you should have asked you business consultant if he knows how to clone you ;-)

Good luck with everything you've got planned and I'll patiently wait for glimpses of your work throughout 2011.

cheers,
Leoni

Christine @ Following Phubie said...

Can't wait to see what you have planned for the future.

Style Me Gorgeous said...

I will miss your posts but am very happy for you and wish you all the best! Thank you for the advice and support you have given me in my business, I truely appreciate it xoxo

Summer said...

Oh darn..I just started following your blog too:(. But I totally understand. Best wishes.

Lindsay Banner said...

YAY for you Kate!!!! You are amazing!! I am SURE you will find success in whatever you choose to do! It has been an incredible pleasure to work with you and get to know you...I look forward with you to your new adventures!! XOXO

Bethany said...

Kate, you are truly so talented and I am eager to hear about your new plans. I am sorry that you won't be continuing your blog, but I certainly understand and wish you the VERY BEST for 2011! It's going to be a wonderful year for you. xoxo

carolyn@sweet tea and linen said...

I am so excited for you! I know whatever direction your adventure takes you in, you will soar! It has been an amazing pleasure and honor to work with you and I can't wait to see what wonderment 2011 has in store!

Christine said...

WOW Kate, I am sad, curious and most of all happy for you! It has been a pleasure working with you and talking with you! I would love to know what your next step is going to be and would love to stay in touch! Best of luck to you in your new venture!

Icing Designs said...

Kate, you have surely left so much inspiration for us to follow! You are one of the kindest, most talented and humble people that we have had the honor of getting to know over the past year! You are a true and natural talent and your work will be admired for a very long time! We want to wish you all of the best with your future endeavours! Thank you for your support of us! You will be dearly missed, hope you will keep us updated with all of your new successes! Love, Melissa and Kellie

Icing Designs said...

Kate, you have surely left so much inspiration for us to follow! You are one of the kindest people that we have had the honor of getting to know over the past year! You are a true and natural talent and your work will be admired for a very long time! We want to wish you all of the best with your future endeavours! Thank you for your support of us! You will be dearly missed, hope you will keep us updated with all of your new successes! Love, Melissa and Kellie

Kym said...

Kate, one of my most favourite blogs! I miss you you beautiful posts and features. I hope we can all follow you on you new venture to a certain degree as it is for certain whatever you choose to do will be divine!

Heather - Chickabug said...

Oh, Kate! I'm SO sad to see you go, but so excited for you, too! You think big and dream big - I know you'll create success in any path you choose. Cheers for onward and upward! : )

birthday girl said...

ditto to everything the rest of these lovely ladies have said. i'm very happy for you and can't wait to hear about your new ventures and ADventures! Best Wishes.

Kiki and Di said...

Oh Kate, so sad to hear that you will not be blogging anymore - but so thrilled and happy for you in your new ventures, can't wait to find out what you are up to - I wish you loads of success and do hope we can stay in touch - big hugs from the other side of the world - Kirsten xo

Julie Gallagher said...

I never knew how you could manage to fit it all in! So even though it is a bittersweet farewell I wish you all the best in your new plans that I am sure are going to be amazing! I am going to sorely miss all your wonderful, unique and original work, I think you may have to send me secret emails so I can still see your incredible work:) Wishing you all of the best! God Bless! Julie