The Friday Five: Bathroom Faucets, The Future of Blogging + My Weekly Goal

Well helllllllo there and happy Friday to you!! Anyone else feel like this week went by super quick? I usually don’t feel that way, but this week seemed to FLY by. And I’m not complaining. I’m ready for the weekend, football, and relaxing time with the fam. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to start a new little series here on Fridays called the “The Friday Five”. These will be laid back, chatty, posts where I share five random things from the week or anything that’s on my heart. Kinda of like the old Friday Favorites posts I used to do, but this will be short and sweet. And also just a fun way to chat with you guys!

The Friday Five

  1. This week I set the goal for myself to not look at my phone for the first hour of the day. I actually got this idea from a video I saw by Mel Robbins on Instagram, where she talked about how important it is to avoid your phone for the first five to ten minutes of the day. She mentioned how every time you look at your phone to do something like check email or look at social media, you’re inviting the world into your mind, heart, and emotions. I managed to stick to my goal all week and now it’s something I want to continue doing as much as I can! I’m also challenging myself to not look at my phone for the last hour of the day too.
  2. On Monday I found a vintage, 18 drawer wooden cubby for $50 at one of my favorite consignments shops. It’s seriously one of my best finds ever and I can’t wait to show you guys what I did with it!
  3. I still haven’t ordered faucets for our new bathroom vanities. And it’s been like two and a half months. Terrible, I know. But I just can’t seem to find what I want without spending a FORTUNE. I had no idea bathroom faucets could be so expensive. I love this one here in vintage brass, but is it worth the money?!
  4. Last week I decided to stop drinking coffee in the afternoon. Sounds crazy, I know. But I measured out how many ounces I was drinking each day and I realized it was an insane amount of coffee. Like up to 64 ounces some days–I use huge coffee mugs! Insane, right?! I needed to slow my roll way down. So I’ve replaced my afternoon coffee with sparkling water–I like the Bubly drinks from Target. And so far it’s not terrible!
  5. The other day I asked my followers over on Instagram if they read blogs anymore. And I was surprised to see how many people responded and said they no longer take time to read blogs (or do so very little) and instead just go to Instagram or Facebook for everything. That honestly made me a little sad because I love blogging, but it does seem to be changing. Are people too busy for blogs nowadays? I’m not sure, but things definitely aren’t like they used to be–especially now with IG stories. It makes me wonder what the future of blogging looks like.

Reminders + Sales:

Bracelet linked HERE.

Well thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I love chatting with you guys, so I hope you enjoyed this post. I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

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The Comments

  • Ann Blair
    September 20, 2019

    I love reading your blogs. Keep it up.

    • Gail Grimaldi
      > Ann Blair
      September 20, 2019

      I love reading blogs too

      • Ada
        > Gail Grimaldi
        September 21, 2019

        I don’t have Facebook or instagram. Please keep blogging! I love your style in your home and different ideas!

        • Michelle Hill
          > Ada
          September 21, 2019

          I don’t have Instagram and only look at Facebook about every 2 weeks. I only actually read one blog-yours. I would be sad if you stopped.

          • Sarah
            > Michelle Hill
            September 22, 2019

            Thank you so much Michelle, I am grateful to have you here!! xo

        • Sue
          > Ada
          September 25, 2019

          I love reading your blog and save most of them to refer back to for decorating tips and inspiration! I don’t have facebook, so please keep up the blog!! I love that you openly share your faith – you are a true inspiration!

    • Gina
      > Ann Blair
      September 20, 2019

      I really enjoy reading your blog. I wish you would come and decorate our home.

  • Pat Jones
    September 20, 2019

    Enjoyed your post today, it was a great way to start the day. And you are right, once the phone is involved, so is the outside world. Stay relaxed and enjoy your day.

    • Kellie
      > Pat Jones
      September 20, 2019

      Get the faucets! You will be happy you did! Enjoyed this Friday post!

      • Sarah
        > Kellie
        September 22, 2019

        I’m thinking I will. Thanks Kellie!

      • Traci Rotante
        > Kellie
        September 29, 2019

        I just found your blog recently and love it. Please keep blogging……

        While I love social media and limit my viewing to weekly, I don’t necessarily read posts on Instagram or Facebook. However I can read your blog start to finish.

        Keep blogging. We love your posts ❤️

  • Deb P
    September 20, 2019

    Sarah, your blog is one I read everytime I see it in my in box. Keep up the good work. I definitely enjoy your writing. And I am going to try not checking my phone first thing in the morning.

    • Sarah
      > Deb P
      September 22, 2019

      Thank you Deb! I am so glad to have you here. xo

  • Lindsay
    September 20, 2019

    I think you should get the faucets!! They are on sale too😊
    Happy Friday and have a great weekend!!

    • Sarah
      > Lindsay
      September 22, 2019

      I think I should too Lindsay! It’s past time that I get that bathroom finished.

  • Bev
    September 20, 2019

    I found you quite by accident about a year ago Sarah! I enjoy your posts especially your clothing hauls! Keep on blogging! Get the brass fixture… beautiful! We’re having spectacular weather here in eastern Pa…enjoy the weekend 😎

    • Sarah
      > Bev
      September 22, 2019

      Ah I am so glad you found me, Bev! Thanks for being here!

  • Ruth
    September 20, 2019

    I enjoy reading your blog & agree with you on limiting your time on the phone. I have stopped looking at it at least an hour before going to bed & find i sleep better. Happy weekend to you!

    • Sarah
      > Ruth
      September 22, 2019

      YES, Ruth! I sleep better too when I’m not on my phone for that hour before bedtime. It helps so much!

  • Stephanie
    September 20, 2019

    I love your blog(and other social media). I read your blog every day and often refer back to it for inspiration.

    Here is a similar faucet if you are concerned about the price
    Kingston Brass KB1608AX Heritage 4-Inch Centerset Lavatory Faucet with Metal Cross Handle, Brushed Nickel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000COJ29O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_e3mHDbH4BV42Z
    Not sure if it would fit in your counter top.

    Anyway you are inspiring , keep being you. Thank you for bringing joy to the world.

    • Shannon
      > Stephanie
      September 22, 2019

      Hello, I love your blog! I don’t always have time to read them the same day, but I save all the email notifications and read them all at once when I have some quiet time. Instagram stories are fun, but I truly enjoy reading.

      • Sarah
        > Shannon
        September 22, 2019

        ah thank you so much Shannon! So glad to hear you enjoy reading the blog. xo

  • Amy
    September 20, 2019

    I read blogs and don’t do social media! I’m 39 and can’t stand it for lots of reasons! So please keep blogging, I love your posts!

    • Sarah
      > Amy
      September 22, 2019

      Thank you so much Amy!! I’m grateful to have you here. xo

  • Mary
    September 20, 2019

    I truly enjoyed your post today and you have inspired me to not look at my phone so much. I waste way too much if my day on the phone. Thank you!

    • Sarah
      > Mary
      September 22, 2019

      I agree with you Mary, I waste too much time on my phone too.

  • Denise Schroeder
    September 20, 2019

    I do enjoy IG and Stories – but I REALLY like reading blogs. There are 4 or 5 that I read pretty faithfully and would certainly miss them if they were gone.

    • Sarah
      > Denise Schroeder
      September 22, 2019

      Ah that’s awesome, Denise! I love reading blogs too. I have a few that I always check in on!

  • Melissa Crider
    September 20, 2019

    Sarah,
    I enjoy reading your blog, along with several others. Please keep it up. I love you decorating style and am always inspired by your home. Thank you!

    p.s. Get the faucet.

    • Sarah
      > Melissa Crider
      September 22, 2019

      thank you Melissa, I really appreciate that!!

  • Cynthia
    September 20, 2019

    I look forward to your blog posts and love that they are always short and sweet, yet filled with so much stuff. I don’t have IG (honestly, I’m starting to hate social media all together), so I really hope you don’t give up blogging. You do a wonderful job and are very talented. Happy Friday!!

    • Sarah
      > Cynthia
      September 22, 2019

      Wow thank you so much Cynthia! I appreciate your kind words. xo

  • Janelle
    September 20, 2019

    I love reading your blog! But I feel the same way.. it takes a lot of time and I often wonder how many people it still reaches.. but keep doing it!

  • Leigh Manis
    September 20, 2019

    I do read blogs still. I think my Bloglovin’ app is a total indulgence. 🙂

    • Sarah
      > Leigh Manis
      September 22, 2019

      Ah that’s awesome Leigh!!

  • Linda
    September 20, 2019

    Love your blog! I prefer over IG. And yes to the faucet! I love the vintage brass that is coming out now. I have lots of shiny brass I took down and replaced with oil rubbed bronze. Anyway I can vintage the shiny up lol???

    • Sarah
      > Linda
      September 22, 2019

      I love that it’s coming back too, Linda!! I’m just wondering if it would look good with the black tops we have in there??

  • Diane
    September 20, 2019

    I ❤️ reading your posts! When I check my email & I see yours, I open it immediately, & I’m not on Instagram. What consignment store did you get your wooden cubby at?

    • Sarah
      > Diane
      September 22, 2019

      Thank you Diane!! I found it at a little shop here in my town. I’m sharing more about it on the blog tomorrow!!

  • Deedra
    September 20, 2019

    Hi Sarah! I’m another that reads blogs and doesn’t do social media. So PLEASE keep your blog going! I love each and every one of your posts!!

    • Sarah
      > Deedra
      September 22, 2019

      Thank you so much Deedra!! Grateful to have you here. xoxo

  • Teresa
    September 20, 2019

    I love the bathroom faucet set and believe it is well worth the expense. I also love the wrap bracelet and ordered one. I hope to receive a free one for my granddaughter. Lastly, I LOVE YOUR BLOGS—don’t listen to the naysayers.

    • Sarah
      > Teresa
      September 22, 2019

      ah thank you so much Teresa!! Glad to have you here. And so glad you were able to snag one of those bracelets. I love mine!

  • Mary
    September 20, 2019

    I didn’t vote the other night😕 but I enjoy your blog very much! I also follow you on IG and stories. I am amazed about how much you accomplish in your days. I probably relate closer to your mom in stage of life but enjoy watching your life and ideas. Thanks for your hard work!!

    • Sarah
      > Mary
      September 22, 2019

      Thank you Mary!! I am so glad to have you here following along. xoxo

  • Linda
    September 20, 2019

    Hi Sarah. I love your blog! I am always reading it when I see it in my mail box. I have found some great buys as a result of your blog. For one, the white with black stripe maxi dress. Every time I wear it, I get a compliment. Keep up the good work!

    • Sarah
      > Linda
      September 22, 2019

      That makes me so happy, Linda!! I love that dress too. Such a good find!

  • Jill G
    September 20, 2019

    Love reading your blogs! Don’t stop. We could all use a good read of inspiration from you. Thanks for your time that you let us into your life of fun.

    • Sarah
      > Jill G
      September 22, 2019

      Thank you Jill, I really appreciate that!

  • Kasey Lee
    September 20, 2019

    Hi Sarah, I’ve never left a comment before but I felt moved to share this in response to your mentioning people read blogs less. Iam 32, stay home mom of 7 kids and I have never had a social media. Not once. Closest thing I could say I have is Pinterest. I just decided to never sign up because I think it’s more important to talk to the ones I know more directly. Feels more meaningful, and so much less distracting. Definitely helps keep me off the phone a lot. Having said that, there probably aren’t a lot of people out there like me (non media)- but your blog is still just as much important, and I know I read it and enjoy it 🙂 so chin up! I appreciate your blogs

    • Sarah
      > Kasey Lee
      September 22, 2019

      Wow Kasey, I applaud you on that decision re: social media. Keep it up! That’s amazing and trust me, you will not regret it!! So grateful to have you here. xoxo

  • Angie
    September 20, 2019

    Love this idea!! I don’t read many blogs these days, but I do still read yours as often as I can. That opening line makes me think of Seinfeld. hellllllo!!

    • Sarah
      > Angie
      September 22, 2019

      bahahah! I love Seinfeld!

  • Hallie
    September 20, 2019

    Please don’t give up your blog. Not everyone can Instagram….
    I look forward to reading these.
    Plus I would love to know about the white dishes you got from Target about 6 months ago.
    Thanks!❤️

    • Sarah
      > Hallie
      September 22, 2019

      Hmmm I’m trying to remember which dishes you are referring to. The ones with the scalloped edge? I don’t think they sell them anymore. I’m sorry!

  • Eileen
    September 20, 2019

    YES the faucet is worth it. I don’t have Instagram so I do read blogs, which I enjoy

    • Sarah
      > Eileen
      September 22, 2019

      I agree Eileen, it’s probably a good buy!

  • Julie
    September 20, 2019

    I still love to read blogs. Don’t stop blogging please!!!! Love your decorating style.

    • Sarah
      > Julie
      September 22, 2019

      Thank you so much Julie! xo

  • Jessica
    September 20, 2019

    I’m not on any social media so I would be very disappointed if you stopped blogging.

    • Sarah
      > Jessica
      September 22, 2019

      Not planning to stop anytime soon, Jessica!! Thanks for being here. xo

  • Trish Robayo
    September 20, 2019

    I love the idea of not checking the phone first thing – definitely going to try that. I look forward to reading your blog so please keep it up! I have Kingston brass faucets that I LOVE – worth every penny!

    • Sarah
      > Trish Robayo
      September 22, 2019

      Oh that’s good to know you love your Kingston faucet, thanks for sharing Trish!

  • Roxanna Winchester
    September 20, 2019

    Blogs are the only thing I read. I’m not on social media and never have been. I think it consumes your life to much. Life is to short, live your life in the now and your own life not someone else’s. Sarah I hope you keep on blogin (if that’s a word) I enjoy your blog and I hope there are many more blogs to come.

    • Sarah
      > Roxanna Winchester
      September 22, 2019

      So much truth to that Roxanna! Social media can be a dangerous distraction.

  • Karen
    September 20, 2019

    I love reading your blogs as well like people have already stated 😊 You have great ideas and LOVE the idea of putting the phone down in the am and pm (need to get my husband into this also :)) Totally need to incorporate that into my life. Keep being adorable and Have a great weekend 😎

    • Sarah
      > Karen
      September 22, 2019

      ah thank you so much Karen!! xo

  • Densie Reed
    September 20, 2019

    I enjoy reading your blog, I love your decorating style and all the shopping information you share.
    I always enjoy your IG posts too. Thanks for all you do for us!

    • Sarah
      > Densie Reed
      September 22, 2019

      thank you so much!

  • Mary Beth
    September 20, 2019

    I am always so excited to receive an email from you! I am social media savvy and check Facebook many times a day but tend not to check Instagram more than a few times a week and twitter even less often. If I can’t take the time to read your email when I receive it I send it to a separate folder that I keep Pinterest updates and other blog post in so I can read them when I have the time to enjoy and focus on them.
    I also think that some of my favorite bloggers get lost in the Instagram feed with post from friends and family or like Facebook you only see the top tier of the people you follow.
    I do like that I find new influencers/bloggers from post on Instagram and enjoy the stories and photos but it seems so much more intimate to receive an actual email from my FAVS! Enjoy your weekend~

    • Sarah
      > Mary Beth
      September 22, 2019

      Ah thank you so much Mary Beth! I really appreciate you and all your support! xoxo

  • Mary
    September 20, 2019

    Hiya:)
    Plz do a Morning/Nite routine.
    I enjoy Favorites/Walmart/Target haul,posts as well as books/podcasts/Tedtalks etc of ppl u like..
    Ty in advance

    • Sarah
      > Mary
      September 22, 2019

      I’ll definitely plan on doing that soon!

  • Pamela
    September 20, 2019

    No IG, Twitter, etc. for me here. Social media has morphed into a medium that, in my opinion, takes away from living in the present with the people you love in your life. I discovered Antique Candle Company from your blog! You have showcased your design journey for your home as well as personal style choices. I can appreciate the time you spend researching and passing along sources for all of us. Creativity is challenging and rewarding at the same time. Wishing you the best and balance. Always remember to have fun.

    • Sarah
      > Pamela
      September 22, 2019

      I totally agree with you Pamela, social media can definitely be a distraction from what matters most in life. Thanks for y’all your support, I am grateful to have you here!

  • Penny
    September 20, 2019

    I love your blog and so appreciate the time you invest in it! Please keep blogging!

    • Sarah
      > Penny
      September 22, 2019

      thank you so much Penny!

  • Mary
    September 20, 2019

    I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of years. I really enjoy it. I also have no social media accounts except for Pinterest wish I am only on maybe once a week. I feel like constantly looking at my phone is a waste of time and causes me stress and sometimes even migraines. I wish people wouldn’t always be on their phones. Anyway I just wanted to let you know I love your writing and decorating. Thanks you so much.

    Mary
    42 year old mother, teacher, twin sister, wife

    • Sarah
      > Mary
      September 22, 2019

      Ah thank you Mary! And I agree with what you said about being on your phone. It gives me headaches too if I do it too much!

  • Dacia Schroder
    September 20, 2019

    Love reading your Blogs! Look foward to them.

    • Sarah
      > Dacia Schroder
      September 22, 2019

      thank you Dacia!

  • Crystal
    September 20, 2019

    I put myself on a social media diet this summer and feel so much better for it! I actually prefer reading blogs. I can’t stand looking at tiny pictures on instagram, and really enjoy more of the in depth articles and more topics that can be covered in one blog post. And IG stories leave me cold, I don’t really care what someone has in their Target cart…. my time is very important. I do choose the blogs I follow very carefully, again, with the my time is important thing. I started out on FB, but tiny pictures! And it’s time consuming for the Admins to weed out the meanies, the sales pitches, etc.
    As for your faucet dilemma… Girl, you use your bathroom faucets on the daily! They should bring you pleasure as well as be made with quality materials. So go for the ones you love, you’ll be using them for a long time! I hope you don’t stop blogging, there are MANY of us who enjoy blogs. Not everyone wants to be glued to the phone

    • Sarah
      > Crystal
      September 22, 2019

      Good for you Crystal! I’m glad you took that break. Social media breaks are very much needed! And you’re right about the faucets, they probably are worth the month. Just need to do it already!

  • Faith
    September 20, 2019

    Sarah,
    I hope you don’t give up your blog….I find IG short and fast….like fast foods, but your blog is the prime rib superior dinner…much more enjoyable….in a world that seems to move faster and faster, it is a sarahjoyful moment I look forward to most…yours is the ONLY blog I read…if I can’t get to it that day, the next day is just fine. Worth the wait! Thank you for your commitment to it…whether once a week, or 3x it’s still the best thing I receive in my emails!!

    ❤️🙏🏻

    • Faith
      > Faith
      September 20, 2019

      Oh and I say spurge on the faucets…you’ve earned it mama! Unless you’re selling in the next two years, at $175 x2 divided by 24 months, it will cost only $14 a month to enjoy them! I loved that style too, but found a bronze one at Lowe’s I liked and got them….I’d say brand and views are important….reliable manufacturers are a blessing when it comes to something you use a lot. Personally I love Kohler products, but them didn’t have any I loved….so I got Moen and two years later, I have no regrets. Good luck!

      • Sarah
        > Faith
        September 22, 2019

        You make a great point! I never thought about looking at it form a monthly expense type of thing. I should probably just get them ordered already!

    • Sarah
      > Faith
      September 22, 2019

      Wow. Faith, I can’t even tell you how much I appreciate your kind and supportive words. You have no idea how much your encouragement means to me!! Sending you virtual squeezes. xoxo

  • Dina
    September 20, 2019

    I love your blog! I look forward to reading it during my down time. I am in a season of life I am not enjoying, reading your blog brings me joy! ( Get it “Joy”).
    The dork from AZ.

    • Sarah
      > Dina
      September 22, 2019

      Ah thank you Dina! Sending you hugs. xo

  • Angela
    September 20, 2019

    Hi Sarah!

    I didn’t see your poll the other day otherwise I wouldn’t positively answered it!

    I love your blog! I enjoy reading it and use it as a reference tool when I want to see something a again that you’ve talked about or a DIY!

    Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this happy space!

    • Sarah
      > Angela
      September 22, 2019

      thank you so much Angela, I am glad you enjoy it!! xo

  • Angela
    September 20, 2019

    Oh my goodness I’m mortified! I had a typo in my first comment!!!

    **I WOULD HAVE answered positively had I seen your poll! Somehow I missed it!

    Whew that sounds better. I love your blog and you. Thank you for all you do and the time and effort! I admire you!!!!

    • Sarah
      > Angela
      September 22, 2019

      haha no worries girl I know what you meant!! Hugs!

  • Ashley Platt
    September 20, 2019

    I can’t read many blogs but look forward to yours for sure! I hope you don’t stop!!

    • Sarah
      > Ashley Platt
      September 22, 2019

      ah thank you so much Ashley, I appreciate that!

  • Sally Brown
    September 20, 2019

    I love reading your blog. Keep it up for us old timers!

    • Sarah
      > Sally Brown
      September 22, 2019

      Will do!! 🙂 Thank you Sally. xo

  • Samantha
    September 20, 2019

    I’m new to your blog and Instagram and I have to say that I could never tire of the written word! There’s something so real about putting your thoughts into words and then to have the courage to share them. Maybe blogging will be the “new old school”, but I think it will always have a place <3 I have certainly enjoyed reading your posts!

    • Sarah
      > Samantha
      September 22, 2019

      ah thank you so much Samantha! And I agree with you–there is something special about the written word. Glad to have you here!! xo

  • jean
    September 20, 2019

    Sarah Joy,
    I don’t do Instagram but I do LOVE your BLOGS!!!! Keep up BLOGGING!!!! You are wonderful in all you do and share with us. Thanks for everything!!!!
    jean

    • Sarah
      > jean
      September 22, 2019

      ah thank you so much Jean!! I truly appreciate your support!! xoxo

  • Sherri
    September 20, 2019

    I love your blog Sarah!!

    • Sarah
      > Sherri
      September 22, 2019

      Thank you Sherri!!

  • Brownie
    September 20, 2019

    I have started the routine of not looking st my phone for at least 1 hour I get up because of you. I love your Ig stories but blog seems more personal level. Keep up the great work.

    • Sarah
      > Brownie
      September 22, 2019

      That’s awesome you’re not looking at your phone for the first hour too!! It really makes a difference, right?

  • Caroline
    September 20, 2019

    Loved your blog today.

    A good quality faucet is worth the money. This one is a good price.

    • Sarah
      > Caroline
      September 22, 2019

      thank you Caroline!

  • Jan
    September 20, 2019

    Yes you should get the faucet! I enjoy reading your blog but I also watch your stories. I’m definitely closer to your mom’s age group but I love your decorating style and fashion try ons!

    • Sarah
      > Jan
      September 22, 2019

      ah thank you so much Jan! Glad to have you here. xo

  • Claudia
    September 20, 2019

    I read your blog every time you post. I haven’t got into social media and don’t plan to. Keep up the good work.

    • Sarah
      > Claudia
      September 22, 2019

      thank you Claudia, I am grateful to have you here following along! xo

  • Valerie
    September 20, 2019

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!

    • Sarah
      > Valerie
      September 22, 2019

      thank you Valerie!!

  • Brittnee
    September 20, 2019

    Don’t stop the blog!

    • Sarah
      > Brittnee
      September 22, 2019

      not planning to stop any time soon!!

  • Kath
    September 20, 2019

    I enjoy reading your blog, though I’ll be honest and tell you I’m a little late to the whole “blog” thing. Yours however I seem to really connect with and enjoy!! Please keep blogging

    • Sarah
      > Kath
      September 22, 2019

      ah thank you so much, I am grateful to have you here!!

  • Verna
    September 20, 2019

    Please keep blogging….I love reading blogs! I have decided to get rid of all social media. One of the best decisions I’ve made!

    • Sarah
      > Verna
      September 22, 2019

      Wow, good for you Verna!! I applaud you for that decision. You’re better off without social media!

      • Verna
        > Sarah
        September 23, 2019

        I love your blog and have gotten so much inspiration from it! Thank you!

  • Heather
    September 20, 2019

    I LOVE my blogs! I would seriously be heartbroken to not start my day drinking coffee and reading blogs. I read a variety, mostly home stuff. I hate the trend to just IG. PLEASE don’t stop writing! Yours is favorite!

    • Sarah
      > Heather
      September 22, 2019

      ah you are so kind Heather! I’m so grateful to have you here and I definitely don’t plan on stoping anytime soon. xoxo

  • Lynne
    September 20, 2019

    About the faucet – think about how long and how often you use them. Buy the one you like rather than settling for another one and then regretting it! Also, I love reading blogs – the printed word is kind of my jam! 😘

    • Sarah
      > Lynne
      September 22, 2019

      that’s such a great point, thank you Lynne!!

  • Cindy
    September 21, 2019

    Hi Sarah! I love your blog and always read it. I have learned so much from you and enjoy finding out about the products you endorse….like Tula (which I absolutely love) and Lavendar and Grace (how many pillows do I need?) and books you are reading, etc, etc. I am 64 and not on social media. Please keep up the good work on your blog. It is worth it to me.

    • Sarah
      > Cindy
      September 22, 2019

      haha! Sounds like you are my kindred spirit, Cindy. So glad you’re loving Tula and the WLG pillows!!

  • Jessie
    September 21, 2019

    If blogs are anything like yours i can see why no one wants to spend the time. You repeat the same thing over and over and you are obsessed with yourself. You should try serving others for once and stop talking about faucets and maxi dresses.

    • AnnTN
      > Jessie
      September 22, 2019

      Wow, nasty much?

    • Vicki
      > Jessie
      September 23, 2019

      Then why are you reading her blog? If you don’t like what someone shares, then just don’t follow them. She shares a lot of things many people enjoy and learn from. She is clearly serving her family and inspiring many of her readers Why would you take the time to read her blog and then leave a hateful comment?

  • Janet
    September 21, 2019

    I read only blogs. There’s so much more this way. Pictures, stories… Can’t stand Facebook and not enough info on Instagram lol

    • Sarah
      > Janet
      September 22, 2019

      I agree Janet! And glad to have you here. xoxo

  • Debbie Hosaflook
    September 21, 2019

    Please don’t stop blogging. Its so great because I can go back and read old blogs if I need to. Instagram stories is great but they don’t last forever and I can’t go back to them for ideas. Your blog posts are wonderful.

    • Sarah
      > Debbie Hosaflook
      September 22, 2019

      Yes, Debbie!! That’s a great point. I don’t plan to stop anytime soon!! Thanks for being here. xo

  • Monica
    September 21, 2019

    I love reading blogs! I use Feedly to subscribe & catch up on my faves.

    • Sarah
      > Monica
      September 22, 2019

      that’s awesome, thank you Monica!

  • Wendy Johnson
    September 21, 2019

    I really only read blogs. I will miss them if they go away. Maybe I need to comment more so you know you ate appreciated.

    • Sarah
      > Wendy Johnson
      September 22, 2019

      ah thank you Wendy! I appreciate you being here. xoxo

  • Holly
    September 21, 2019

    Sarah,
    I greatly enjoy your blog. It’s the only once I read consistently. I enjoy your writing style and the various thoughts and ideas you have shared. I’ve also enjoyed seeing the blog evolve, over time. I’m not going to get an Instagram account and limit my social media. So, keep blogging, if you enjoy it.
    I vote YES on the faucets!

    • Sarah
      > Holly
      September 22, 2019

      thank you so much Holly!! It makes me happy to know you enjoy the blog. Grateful to have you here! xo

  • Wanda Walton
    September 21, 2019

    I still love reading the blogs ! It just seems more personal when some one takes the time to write out their thoughts instead of just the photos or quick one-two liners on Facebook. So I’m hoping your’s as well as others I follow sticks around. Thank you!

    • Sarah
      > Wanda Walton
      September 22, 2019

      Yes! I totally agree with you Wanda.

  • Sandee
    September 21, 2019

    I have maybe 3 that I read regularly. I pretty much check in with yours whenever you post one.
    Although I tend to follow more on IG.
    I agree with we’re all just too busy anymore.

    • Sarah
      > Sandee
      September 22, 2019

      Thank you Sandee! It’s crazy how social media has evolved and become so big, especially over these past few years. I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing!

  • Shelly Bultemeier
    September 21, 2019

    I’m like Ada…I don’t have Facebook or instagram. Keep blogging! Thanks

    • Sarah
      > Shelly Bultemeier
      September 22, 2019

      thank you Shelly! xo

  • Melissa Filson
    September 21, 2019

    I love your blog so much Sarah! I have to admit that I have been more involved with IG for the past few months and I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t been reading the blog as often and I’m so sorry!!! It’s so easy to get caught up in social media and I love seeing your posts there and watching your stories! I promise I’ll do better about being here too! You have inspired me in so many ways, and I will be forever grateful for that! Love ya long time girlie! 💗

    • Sarah
      > Melissa Filson
      September 22, 2019

      Ah Melissa, you are such a sweetheart. No need to apologize at all! I totally get it–we are all so busy. I’m just grateful to have you here whenever you have a spare moment to drop by!! xoxo

  • Margaret Ann Baker
    September 21, 2019

    I love your Blog!

    • Sarah
      > Margaret Ann Baker
      September 22, 2019

      thank you Margaret!

  • Emma
    September 21, 2019

    I still prefer blogs over any social media. so don’t stop

    • Sarah
      > Emma
      September 22, 2019

      Thank you Emma!

  • AnnTN
    September 22, 2019

    I love to read blogs. I don’t do Intagram and don’t plan to start. I don’t need a lot of social media in my life. Blogs and FB and You Tube are enough for me.

    I love your blog and will continue to read it as long as you continue to post/blog.

    • Sarah
      > AnnTN
      September 22, 2019

      That’s awesome! Social media can be a huge distraction in life. You’re better off without! Thanks so much for being here. xoxo

  • SYLVIA
    September 22, 2019

    I LOVE your blog!! I read every one!!!!

    • Sarah
      > SYLVIA
      September 22, 2019

      ah thank you so much Sylvia!! xo

  • Denise
    September 22, 2019

    Great fun ideas, I did order a planner, us type “A”people have to write things down. I have used a planner for years love be this one. Thanks 🍁😎🤗

    • Sarah
      > Denise
      September 22, 2019

      Oh yay! Aren’t planners the best? I can’t go a day without mine.

  • Shannon
    September 22, 2019

    Hello, I love your blog! I don’t always have time to read them the same day, but I save all the email notifications and read them all at once when I have some quiet time. Instagram stories are fun, but I truly enjoy reading.

    • Sarah
      > Shannon
      September 22, 2019

      Ah you are so sweet to save all the emails!! Thank you Shannon, I really appreciate that! xo

  • Liana
    September 22, 2019

    I just recently found your blog & IG stories. Admittedly it was the dry shampoo in the eye that was shared is how I found you. I love your style, home, DIY, makeup tips and authenticity! Keep the blog & IG going! 💖👍🏻🙏🏻😎

    • Sarah
      > Liana
      September 22, 2019

      Oh heavens that was one of my finer moments. haha!! So glad you found me, Liana! xo

  • Ashley B
    September 23, 2019

    Good morning! I hope to see blogging continue. Reading your blog is part of my morning routine. I like to read blogs with a mug of coffee before I get ready for my day. While I enjoy IG, I feel it’s quick snapshot. I enjoy your writing and having a blog to refer back to at a later date.

  • Jill from Wyoming
    September 23, 2019

    Yes Yes! Love Mel Robbins! Thank you for passing along. One of the executives at our organization recently heard her speak and has asked us to incorporate her 5 second rule. A game changer. Have a great day Sarah!

    • Sarah
      > Jill from Wyoming
      September 23, 2019

      Yes!! I LOVE the 5 second rule!

  • Vicki
    September 23, 2019

    Thanks for sharing Sarah! That faucet is gorgeous, and yes, faucets are crazy expensive, I have seen some I loved for way more than that (over $500!). We are building and I have been trying to choose and I also love the antique brass look with warmer colors. I feel like it’s more classic and less trendy than the shiny brass and matte gold I’ve also seen. As for blogging, I still love to read blog posts and actually prefer to read them in emails rather than on social media. I have unfollowed most of my FB friends, just because they share so much stuff I don’t care about or that causes me distress or anxiety, it’s about as bad as watching the news. Plus, it takes up way too. Much of my time to scroll through the news feed. I like IG but i’m not a big fan of stories at all; I guess I would rather read than listen to someone talk, especially since you can do that in public when you are waiting so either without bothering people around you. When I’m at home I need to be doing more important things than sitting around looking at my phone or tablet at social media. I enjoy the emails I get from my favorite bloggers and you are one of them! It’s like the happy, enjoyable mail mixed in with junk, kind of like when you get a card or letter from a friend in your real mailbox❤️

    • Sarah
      > Vicki
      September 23, 2019

      Such interesting feedback, Vicki! Thank you for taking the time to share that. I have to agree with you about watching stories. You never know what you’ going to see/hear and it can def cause stress and anxiety. I totally related! So grateful to have you here and all your support. I truly appreciate it!! xoxo

  • Julie
    September 23, 2019

    I was thrilled when you said that you would rather blog because I love your blogs. I spend too much time on Facebook and IG so I limit my favorite which is IG to very few follows and I hardly ever go on Facebook these days. Please don’t stop blogging!

  • Kristen McNabb
    September 23, 2019

    I would be so sad if there were no more blogs, and yours in particular. It’s one of my favorite afternoon activities after I’m done homeschooling. I settle in with a cup of tea and check out my favorite home diy blogs. I save yours for last as a sort of reward, haha!! It’s such a treat and I for one, would be soooo sad if you stopped blogging. It’s so refreshing and such a blessing to have this little corner of world wide web sitting here waiting. Thank you for the time and heart that you put into your blog. It is very much appreciated!!

  • Tracy
    September 23, 2019

    I so look forward to reading your blog weekly. So much technology out there, but this is one thing that I know how to do!! LOL! Thanks for sharing your ideas and thoughts!

  • Gwen
    September 24, 2019

    I enjoy your blog too! I have really been thinking about taking a break from Instagram and FB…so please keep blogging! Aside from my kidz, I pop on instant To see 2 accounts and yours is one of the 2 😊

    Blessings to you!!
    Gwen

  • Karen
    September 24, 2019

    Keep on blogging! I love to read your posts and I don’t have Instagram!!!

  • Melissa
    September 27, 2019

    Hi Sarah,
    Regarding blogging, I’m not so sure that Instagram was the right audience to ask. I’ve noticed that most “influencers” share the same content across all social media platforms (which is totally fine). For that reason, I often will follow someone across the board at first but I usually end up unfollowing them on all but one platform. The platform I choose to stick with sort of depends on what their content is about (which I’m only now realizing because I’ve never really thought about it until now…). For example, influencers like yourself I tend to only follow on the gram because your content really lends itself to IG Stories. Someone whom I only find randomly interesting, I generally will follow on Facebook because it’s the outlet that I tend to scroll through the quickest. I actually only subscribe to blogs that generally provide me information that I want to refer back to at a later time. For example, an expert on growing my pinterest account, an expert on SEO, recipe bloggers..stuff like that. Outside of that realm, now that I think of it, you are the only influencer of your kind that I still subscribe to their blog. So boy that got long but the point I meant to make a while ago was that I think that each platform serves its purpose and has a target audience. Chances are that many IG followers don’t do blogs because they are generally redundant, but I bet there are plenty of blog readers who don’t need the instant gratification of IG and are perfectly happy to wait for your content to come out at a later time. If you stop blogging they might not see your content at all. It may be worth putting together a quick survey directed at your blog subscribers to get their perspective. Hope this helps. It’s an interesting topic!!

    • Sarah
      > Melissa
      September 27, 2019

      That’s really interesting feedback Melissa, thanks for taking the time to share that with me. And I agree with you–there are different reasons to follow people on different platforms. IG has become so huge in these last few years and it seems to dominate the game for a lot of folks, but I’m still a huge fan of blogs and will continue doing so as long as people keep reading!! Thank you so much for subscribing and supporting my little blog, it truly means so much to me! xo

  • Zayd Hamamia
    October 5, 2019

    Sarah, I really dig this blog! I am currently learning more about blogging and it really opens up the world to having constructive discussions. I look forward to seeing more content!

  • Cheryl Atkinson
    January 14, 2020

    Hi Sarah! Well, as you can see i do read blogs and thats why i just read this one so late. I LOVE TO READ BLOGS!. Instagram and Facebook are just too busy and fast paced for me. I like to lay in bed at night and just read blogs. Now mind you, there are some i follow just for Furniture painting tutorials and crafts but blogs like yours give me cool things like skin care and decorating ideas and Walmart finds. Don’t give up blogging. Us older gals still read them.

    • Sarah
      > Cheryl Atkinson
      January 14, 2020

      oh yay that makes me so happy!! Thank you for taking the time to share that, Cheryl. xo

  • denise raley
    January 22, 2020

    Sarah, where can i buy the two little floating shelves in your dinning room? I am looking to put some up in my master bath.

  • Sally
    January 22, 2020

    The ones who only look at Instagram and Facebook are the ones who look at their phone first thing every morning! I love your blogs and I don’t have to go through junk on Facebook to get it. Please keep it up, Sara Joy!

  • Heather
    January 27, 2020

    I have never been a big blog reader but since I found several people that post to instagram, and then link to there blogs I have started reading several and have really been enjoying them.

    • Sarah
      > Heather
      January 28, 2020

      ah yay! Thanks for dropping by, Heather. xo

  • Buncie Givens
    January 29, 2020

    I love reading your blogs and seeing what great ideas you come up with..Keep it up!

  • Sharon
    February 7, 2020

    Good afternoon –
    I don’t know who reads what but I really like your blog – pics – everything –
    this is the only one I follow –
    Good for you –

  • Barbara
    February 29, 2020

    I still read and follow the same bloggers that I have for a very long time.

  • Lynn
    March 9, 2020

    I just wanted to say, I love your blog! I don’t like Instagram very much, if I like something I can’t save it. But I really just like to read. I’m going to check out the CBC oil now, because I read about it in one of your other posts. I hope you decide to keep it up!