Thursday, April 18, 2013

Life Lately

Let’s talk Wednesday Ramblings.  Have you missed them over the last couple of weeks?  I honestly thought I wrote those for myself and a couple of family members who read my blog but a some of you have actually emailed, tweeted and commented asking where they have gone.  I really miss them too!

The truth is, my inspiration is in a bit of a valley right now.  I was talking to a great friend and she reassured me that it is OK to experience “blogging block”.  Like any creative job, there will be times of heavy inspiration and creativity and there will be slumps.  So this is me, riding out the slump.

In lieu of a Wednesday Ramblings, I’m instead sharing some shots from my life lately.  Lately I have just been trying to figure out my life – what I’m supposed to do, what I want to do and how to do it!  But we’ve been having fun exploring, too.  Wednesday Ramblings might not continue to be on Wednesdays every week; they might not be called Ramblings; but I promise to continue to share bits and pieces of my life like this – it is one of my favorite parts of blogging!

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39 Responses to “Life Lately”

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    Kristen — April 18, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    I’ve been in the same boat lately and have ceased sharing my project 365 posts, but need to get back to it. So happy you did one of these posts again, friend!

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

      Thank you, friend. Your encouragement means a ton to me! Hope to see a project 365 post soon!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — April 18, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    I’m in a similar place. I feel like it’s a bit of a holding pattern. Unsure of the future, unsure of what I’m supposed to be doing. It’s tough to explain…just sort of a restlessness in the waiting. I’m trying to embrace this season though and just enjoy each day as it comes. Tougher than it sounds. :) Thanks for sharing life with us!

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

      Yes – restless waiting, exactly! Thanks for being here and for your encouragement!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — April 18, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    Maybe it is the time of year or something, because I have been struggling as well! Glad to see you are enjoying life, and having fun!

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 7:35 pm

      I agree! We will ride it out together!

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    Rachel Cooks — April 18, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    I love your Wednesday Ramblings or any life-related post! Hope your blogging mojo is on an upswing soon ;) Been there.

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

      You are the best, thank you so much!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — April 18, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    Love this post for obvious reasons. ;) Take your time riding out this wave…it only means that something amazing is on the horizon. We all can’t wait to taste what you have in store for us next. xoxox

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

      Thank you so, so much for your encouragement. You are wonderful!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — April 18, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    I just started my blog and I’m dying to start a weekly posting about stuff other than food. I love ready yours….

    I figure I should get the food posting down before I make a bigger comitment like you ..;)

    Love to read your stuff

    tracy

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

      Thank you for being here, Tracy! It is a big commitment but you can just throw them in there sporadically when you feel like it!

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    dixya@food, pleasure, and health — April 18, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    we all go through those phase and its okay :) Wednesday or any other ramblings – we are always here listening for you. XOXO

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

      Thank you, Dixya, you are wonderful!

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    Kathryn — April 18, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    I’ve missed your Wednesday posts but I completely understand about bloggers block. Just keep doing whatever feels right to you.

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

      Thank you so much, Kathryn!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — April 18, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    I think it’s ok to have writer’s block and I’m glad you are back with this series :)

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

      Thank you! Just trying to remind myself it’s OK.

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — April 18, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    I think we all hit this point at some time or another. Hang in there and I can’t wait to see what you have in store.

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

      Thank you, friend, you are wonderful.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 18, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    Yay, I always love your ramblings :). Whenever I’m feeling uninspired, I remember this quote: “Taking time to live life will only inspire your work.” It’s amazing where inspiration can come from!

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 11:36 am

      That is so great, Laura, thank you for sharing!

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    Amy @Very Culinary — April 18, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    Sounds like a lot of us are feeling unmotivated. I think it’s the time of year. I’m still recovering from all the Easter posts AND the weather is gorgeous, so I just want to be outside and play. Your pictures aren’t helping! Ha. So pretty.

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

      I think you are so right about the weather! Thanks, Amy!

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    Aril — April 18, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing Cassie. Love hearing and seeing what’s going on in your life. Miss you friend!

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

      Miss you! Loved seeing this comment today!

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    Robin @ Simply Southern Baking — April 18, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

    I’m in the same boat with you my friend…let’s just ride this out together! :)

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

      Let’s do! Hope you are doing well this week!

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    ashley - baker by nature — April 18, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

    What a beautifully honest post, Cassie. I get in slumps like that too… but they eventually fade. Just enjoy life by doing what feels good in your heart and makes you happy. xx

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

      Thank you, Ashley!!

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — April 18, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

    Thanks for the honesty, friend. Slumpy places are no fun, but I know you’ll find some inspiration soon! In the meantime, just be patient with yourself, and give yourself the freedom to just be you. We love you just that way!! :)

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

      You are the best, truly!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — April 18, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    Love this post, my dear. I totally hear you when it comes to having those slumps… but the quote Laura (Tutti Dolci) shared is exactly what I aim to do in those times. It’s how you’ll find your inspiration again (and you will! :))

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 10:23 pm

      Thank you, Stephanie! You are wonderful!!

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    Jess — April 18, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    I DO love the Wednesday Ramblings, Cassie – but I can completely relate to the writer’s block. In the meantime, how great is your new deck!? The view is fantastic!

    • Cassie replied: — April 18th, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

      You are awesome! And yes, the view is fantastic. Wish we could chat on the deck over a cup of coffee!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 19, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

    I hope you get out of the blogging block soon! If anything I could always send you a batch of cookies for inspiration :)

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — April 20, 2013 @ 12:14 am

    Happy to see all this beauty in your life! I’m sure the block will pass and you’ll find clarity – wishing you patience in the meantime!

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    Tieghan — April 21, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

    Cassie hang in there! Your inspiration will be back before you know it! In the meantime enjoy that beautiful weather it looks like you are having and maybe eat some cookies or ice cream or may a cupcake!

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