Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It's Time...


To say goodbye.

After much thought I've decided to retire from my blog. I'm finding myself thinking of blogging as a chore; something I need to keep up with and I'm spending less time doing things that I really truly want to do. I'm going to be focusing more on my design work and my photography.


I'm very grateful for all the friends I've made through this blog and all that I've discovered about myself design-wise. I never thought I'd have so many followers, commenters, a few give-aways, and over 300 subscribers! Many might think of this as sad, but I'm really quite happy about my decision. It's the right time for me to move on.



Don't worry though, I'm still here at www.aliciabdesigns.com designing, making pillows and accessories, designing fabrics (that's right), and taking way too many pictures. You can email me anytime at aliciabdesigns@gmail.com. Anytime, really.


Cullman & Kravis

So, I leave you. Thank you so much to my friends and family who have supported me when I started and now, when I'm closing this chapter in my design life. Be creative, be nice (to yourselves and others), and smile.


Alicia B.

25 comments:

suburban prep said...

I am so sorry to see your go.
I enjoyed reading.
All the best for what is to come.

Marisa said...

So sad to see you leave the blogoshere!!!!We will miss you and your great style sense

Raina Cox said...

You will be missed!

Best wishes in your continuing endeavors!!!

xoxo,

Raina
If the Lamp Shade Fits

Things That Inspire said...

Oh, I thought you were going to announce a pregnancy or a baby! But, I can understand where you are coming from. I have noticed that there is a definite burn out factor going on with some of the blogs, and life is too short to do something that doesn't inspire you. Best of luck with your design endeavors!

ashie said...

love love you and will miss hitting you up on my bookmarks.

ashie said...

BUT luckily still get to hit you up in real life.. way better ;)

The Matters of Style Girls said...

So sad to see you go!! Good luck!

Carpe Diem said...

I'm sad to see you go...but even sadder that I joined only weeks ago. I wish you nothing but the best.

FuriousWarehouseMonkey said...

what will i have to mock with my co-workers.

seriously, bon chance , abs!

Rebecca Foley said...

Best of luck to you - I always enjoyed seeing what you had to share!

Cristin said...

We will miss you! Hopefully, when you launch fabrics, pillows, etc. you will post them on the blog?

All the best!!!

xo,
cristin

Ronique Gibson said...

where one door closes another one opens. How truly blessed you are to have found something you love, and now are able to leave it happily! Everyone doesn't do that in their lives... follow your dreams.

I'll miss you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a terrific blog. Your design sense always seemed astute with an eye for beauty and drama. From your explanations I learned something about how to approach interior decoration. Now I walk into a room and actually see what's there. Your personal references added life and humor. Keep up the good work!

decor Arts Now said...

Wow Alicia. I am surprised. I will miss you. And thank you so much for listing Decor Arts Now in your blog roll. You were the very first person to do so and I greatly appreciate all of your support. Best of luck in everything you do. Lynn

LindsB said...

nooooo, this is such sad news- I'm so sorry to see you go!

I wish you nothing but the best and come back and say hi every so often if you get bored :)

Alicia said...

Gotta do what makes you happiest. You will be missed but life has enough chores...if you feel like this is one you need a break.
Have a glorious time!!!
Alicia

Robin said...

You will be missed! I hope you will pop in with an update every now and then. Best wishes and I look forward to saying "I used to read her blog before she got famous!"

rododendro said...

I understand, it is both sad and good news, you choose new directions for your explorations. Or new means. Or new whatever. I just wanted to let you know that, besides the many subscribers your blog had, I imagine, a lot of followers like me who never subscribed but regularly visited and found inspiration here. I bought a new flat some weeks ago and I trust it will show the trace of my visits to you blog.

Karena said...

Oh no, Alicia, you will be so missed, best wishes of course! Remember to take the path less traveled!

Karena
Art by Karena

Lauren said...

Alicia!! Just wanted to let you know how much you've inspired me. I know you'll be doing great things & am so excited for you!!!
xoxo,
lauren

Dumbwit Tellher said...

You will be missed but totally understand. All my best to you as you delve into what's important in life.

Cheers my dear x

Leigha said...

Best wishes. So sad to see you go - especially since I just found you. :(

VICKY said...

OMG!The whole house a sort of understated elegance. I really like the combination of color palette,You continue to inspire! Congratulations. Each rooms are.... wow!!!You deserve the attention, this is just gorgeous!thanks for sharing!

Ripcard Printing said...

Great designs, love them.

Furniture Stores in Los Angeles said...

Just found your blog after you have now retired and just want to say thank you for not taking it off! I love it. And I encourage you if you would like to pick it back up.