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It's Been A Great Ride

Hi Friends!

I have been blogging for many years at Itsy Bits And Pieces, and have enjoyed it all!
With so many changes in my life...I have decided it's time to retire the blog, do some traveling, and seek new adventures!  

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I have so enjoyed all of my friendly, positive readers!  You are the best.
You have always offered a kind word, encouragement, help when I needed it, and friendship.
I have been blessed to meet many of you in person and have made many friends.
Online friends are real friends!  I will still be around...visiting other blogs, and I'll have an online presence on Instagram under itsybitsandpieces, where I often share my projects and what's going on in my life.  There is a link in my sidebar, if you'd like to follow there. Leave a comment on a post there and let me know you hopped over from the blog...I'd love to follow you there, too!
Also I have a Facebook page as Itsy Bits And Pieces, I'd love to have you join me there, as well!
And of course...I am always playing on Pinterest!

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I have enjoyed sharing decor ideas, simple projects, makeovers, fun finds,
and ten years of Bachman's Ideas House tours with you!
You can always click on the categories on my sidebar to visit posts again...
or those you may have missed!

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I have loved joining with many wonderful blog hops...meeting new friends, and stretching my creativity and skills there. I have always loved journalism and have enjoyed the publishing aspects of blogging and photography, as well as having the opportunity to write articles for, and have my photos featured for eight magazine issues along the way. That was always fun for me!

Now, I am looking forward to finishing our move (soon!), and doing some remodeling in the lakehouse...but even more I am looking forward to spending time with Viking Man and our family
(11 little grands now!) just enjoying life and being retired.

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Wishing you all the very best...I will miss you here!
Thank you again!

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56 comments

  1. Thanks for your blog and please ENJOY your leisure time NOW! LOL

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  2. It's a sad moment for me but I follow you on FB and Instagram.

    I have been with for a very long time.

    I understand especially spending time with grandchildren.

    Hope you share the lake house on both!

    Hugs,

    Cindy

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  3. Best wishes on your new adventures. See you on Instagram!

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  4. I'll miss your lovely posts and thrift finds! Enjoy your new adventures ahead!

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  5. Enjoy your time with the grandkids and your retirement! I'll miss your posts but will follow along with your life on IG. You can't get rid of me that easily :)

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  6. Thanks for all the inspiration, and I hope you enjoy your lakehouse and your retirement!

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  7. That lakehouse view is beautiful. I can see why you need more time there for sure. I have signed up to follow you on Facebook. Best of luck to you! Thanks for your years of beautiful vintage designs!

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    1. Thank you, Ellen! Looking forward to visiting with you on Facebook!

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  8. Best wishes Linda. I've followed your blog for a long time and will continue on Facebook.
    Good luck.
    Liz - Shortbread & Ginger

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  9. Oh Linda I will miss your blog posts but will definitely follow on IG and Facebook. Glad to have met you through blogging and sharing friendship. I am not going to say I will miss you because I will stay in contact with you through the IG and FB but I will miss you in the blogging community. We all know when it is time and this is certainly your time. Enjoy those beautiful grandchildren and travel. I will hopefully be where you are in the next few years. Have fun as your life takes on new challenges. xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much, Kris! I will miss it, but know it's time! It's so nice to still be in touch other ways!

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  10. Well, this is a surprise! But I don't blame you. You've kept this blog up for a long time and you deserve retirement! Good luck my friend. I don't do Instagram.
    Brenda

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! I'll still be stopping by your blog to visit!

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  11. RESCUE REHAB has left a new comment on your post "It's Been A Great Ride":

    I've followed you for many years.....I will miss your blog!!

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  12. Linda, I can't begin to tell you how awesome it's been to connect with you through CVD and then get to know you even better with our TTL and Thrifty Chicks challenges. You are so talented, sweet and kind, and it's been just lovely blogging and sharing my way through this time with you. I really admire your vision (and courage) to take this next step, and I am so glad you will continue to be present on IG, FB, and of course Pinterest! Be well my friend and enjoy every single moment of this next chapter. I can't wait to see what's yet to come with your lakehouse living over on IG! :) xo

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    1. Thank you, sweet friend! I am looking forward to a little more laid back life! It is so nice to be able to keep in touch other ways!

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  13. Your blog was one of the first one I followed. You will be missed! I thought I would miss blogging when the Blue Willow House closed but the time I spent blogging has been filled with grandkids and friends and soon I hope with some travel. Good luck and enjoy those grandkids and travels.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! It seems so long ago when we started blogging! I'm looking forward to filling my days with new adventures!

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  14. I will miss your blog so much and look forward to staying in touch with your through IG.

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    1. Thanks so much, Paula! It's so nice to be able to keep in touch on IG!

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  15. I am going to miss your blog! You have the best ideas and inspiration and I love the Christmas house tours! Enjoy your time and know that you will be missed!

    karianne

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    1. Thank you, KariAnne! It's been so much fun! I'll still be visiting!

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  16. I am sad that you are retiring your blog, but I know I will see you on IG and FB. Thank you for all your years of blogging...I loved your posts and enjoyed getting to know you through your blog. Enjoy your family time and all those wonderful grandchildren! xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Melanie! I still get to visit your blogs and keep in touch on IG and FB, so I'll be around! Thank you for always being so supportive and kind!

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  17. I bet it was a tough decision - I'm glad you will still be on Instagram.

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    1. Thank you, Carol! It was a tough decision, but in the end, an easy one. It was just time. It would have been a lot harder without having IG and FB to keep in touch!

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  18. Linda, I read your post early this morning and I have to admit it made me sad. I needed to wait a while to leave a comment. There are lots of us that have been blogging for quite a few years, and I so understand where you are right now. You are such a talented and warm person and it shows through in your blog posts and comments. I'll be following along on IG, but will definitely miss you here. Your lake house is beautiful, have a wonderful time with your family, dear friend!

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    1. Thank you, Debra! You are so kind! I've been thinking about it for awhile now, but I'm slow to make hard changes. The time was so right for me, that the decision wasn't hard. I'm just glad to be able to keep in touch and share with my friends on FB and IG!

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  19. Linda, I left my comment on your FB post. I can’t express how much I appreciate you and our online friendship ❤️ I have always hoped to meet you in person one day! Best wishes for retirement and enjoying all those grands.

    Love, Ann

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    1. Thank you, Ann! We go way back to those early days of blogging! So many fun times! I'm glad we can stay in touch on IG and FB and talk about things like Survivor lol!

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  20. Closing your blog feels bittersweet to me. I really enjoy the blogging platform. I'm glad you're on IG and look forward to seeing lots more of your life on the lake. Best of luck with all of your changes! Hugs J.

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    1. Thank you, Jacqueline! It's bittersweet for sure! Hoping to unug more in my life...but I'll still be visiting!

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  21. Aw - Linda, I hate to see you close your wonderful blog, but I do understand. It's quite a commitment and when you are on multiple platforms, it can get overwhelming. I am so happy for you that you are finally moving to your lake house and will get to share some wonderful memories with your family and do some traveling. I follow you on fb and will get my Instagram account activated, too. Sending hugs and best wishes for your 'new life'! xx Karen

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    1. Thank you, Karen! You are so sweet! We go back a long ways, too. I'll still be around!

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  22. I feel all kinds of weepy after reading this, Linda. You are truly one of the nicest and most creative people I know. While I am so excited you'll have the chance to rest and relax and enjoy all the good things you deserve, I'm going to miss you in this space so much. I can't wait to follow along on all your adventures and I wish you everything your heart desires. Big teary hugs, CoCo

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    1. Aww...thank you, CoCo! I'll miss being here, but I'll be around!

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  23. I've always enjoyed your blog Linda, but I'm sure I'll see you around on Instagram :-) Enjoy your well deserved retirement!

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  24. Wishing all the best, Linda!! I hope to see your fabulous new adventures on Instagram!! Enjoy!!

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  25. Wishing you oodles of joy and happiness! I'm so glad to hear you will still be on Instagram! I so enjoy seeing what you're up to! Happy retirement!

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  26. Boo and Yay! Happy retirement, Linda. I can tell you it's great. I know the decision to stop blogging can be tough; it was hard for me but it was time to move onto new adventures. I will miss the Bachman's Idea House Tours. Those were always so fun! I will make sure I am following you on social media. Enjoy!
    Hugs, Cecilia of the B Farm

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    1. Thank you, Cecilia! I am enjoying having more free time and am happy to still be able to keep in touch! xo Linda

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  27. All the best, Linda! I hope we'll keep in touch through Instagram.
    Amalia
    xo

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  28. Linda you have inspired so many with your blog. It's time to enjoy life outside the blogging world. I wish you the very best at you new endeavor.

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  29. I just saw this after the messages this morning on Instagram from Cindy. I'm so sad for me but I'm happy for you. I completely understand as you have been blogging a while. I just leafed through a magazine with two of your features a week or so ago. It's been fun hopping with you. Your vintage finds are so amazing. Your styling of them is always fabulous. I'll keep in touch through Instagram and Pinterest. I wish you all the best as you retire. Have fun at the lake and with the grands.

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