My Three Year Blogiversary! (+ Announcement)

My blog turns THREE today! ๐Ÿ˜€

Thank you to all of you for interacting with me online – I’ve enjoyed getting to know you better and often having a laugh or two in the comments section. โค

This past year saw some posts that I’m quite proud of, and the feedback from you have been phenomenal.ย  Some highlights of my most popular posts from 2017:

Megapost: Custom Palette Systems

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Dupes?

BHA Exfoliants: CosRX vs Paulaโ€™s Choice

Affordable Drugstore Nude Palettes

MUJI Cut Cotton White โ€“ Shiseido Facial Cotton DUPE

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles

Beauty Product Reviewing Guide: Method and Terminology

As I look back at my goals from last year, I did achieve the majority of them including:
โ€ข Organize header / menu: I finally did it! I kick myself for not doing it sooner, it’s really not difficult. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
โ€ข Do a bunch of Megaposts: I managed to do only ONE (see the custom palettes post above).
โ€ข Attend a Beauty Event: I did end up attending a few beauty events and meeting other local beauty bloggers! ๐Ÿ˜
โ€ข Continue to expand topics: I’d say I stayed the course on this one – I post what I want including travel and fashion, and you’ve seen my off topic banter related to the Beauty Podcast with Cat. ๐Ÿ˜‰
The only one I didn’t do was Work the Pinterest, I still don’t get Pinterest despite my best efforts. ๐Ÿ˜›


Announcement

I’ve made the decision to wind down my blog. I understand if this may come as a surprise to you. It was something I wrestled with for the latter half of 2017. I took a couple of blog breaks and came back each time to give it another shot but I never rekindled that drive to continue.ย  I still plan to maintain an online presence, just not update this blog.ย  There isn’t one single reason as to why I want to stop blogging. To quote one of my favourite shows, The Wire: It just ain’t in me no more.”ย  This decision feels right for me now, but who knows, it may not be forever. I’ve witness countless bloggers who call it quits but end up coming back because they miss it.

I’m making this announcement now so the blog will come to a natural conclusion.ย  Rather than having an abrupt end, I still have a few blog entries that I will post in the coming weeks including a summary of my Trash Stash for 2017, a Hauluary haul or two, and one last giveaway!ย  Stay tuned. ๐Ÿ™‚

Again, thank you! ๐Ÿ˜˜

115 thoughts on “My Three Year Blogiversary! (+ Announcement)

  1. Sorry to hear that you don’t have it in you at the moment. I have been wrestling with this the past year or so as well, with changes in work schedule I am having a hell of a time getting it back together. I look forward to reading your last posts and hope you and Cat continue with the Beauty Podcast!

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    1. Thank you Sandie! You’re one of the “OG” when you were still on WordPress. I think everyone goes to ebbs and flows with any aspect of their lives. Blogging is a hobby and real life definitely takes priority – I hope you’ll find the right balance! The Beauty Podcast is on hiatus – I let Cat call the shots on that!

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  2. Aww I’m so sad to hear you want to wind down your blog! You’ve got to do what’s best for you though, if you’re not in you can’t help it! I will miss you! I hope sometime in the future you decide to come back ๐Ÿ™‚ happy blogging birthday anyway, you should be proud of all that you’ve achieved! It’s been lovely getting to know you and you’ve been one of the blogs I’ve followed for nearly as long as ive been blogging! Xxx

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Sophie! I think 3 years online feels longer than 3 years in real life. I’ve come to know you so well – isn’t it kind of crazy when you think about it? I remember when you were still “Beauty on a Budget”! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This isn’t farewell.

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  3. Aww happy third Blogiversary Stashy!
    I’m sad you’re winding down you blog – I’m sure it will be a point of reference for me to come back to continually in future, so please don’t shut everything often. I often pop back to your empties to remind myself of things you recommended! You’ve built up such a lovely little community and I’m sure I’m not the only person who is sad to hear you’re winding down. Totally get the wrestle with knowing what to do, I had the same feelings at the beginning of last year and managed to get through it and find my groove, but if your heart isn’t in it, it ain’t it! Like I said to you before it shouldn’t feel like a chore!
    I look forward to seeing your last posts and keep my fingers secretly crossed it’s not forever – and that you maybe check in a few times a year ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thank you so much Rachael! โค
      Your comment made me a bit emotional! I was so nervous to post this announcement since I had such an internal struggle (and external – you don't know how many times I said to my SO, "I'm going to continue", then the next day, "I'm going to stop it"…. back and forth for months)
      I think I'm in a different phase in my life overall – things seem to come in segments of 3 years for me, for some reason (jobs, relationship etc). It made sense to make a change.
      I really appreciate your feedback and suggestions on this and I will think deeply about it! I'm definitely still planning on reading and commenting on everyone's blogs – you can’t get rid of me so easily! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. Haha – I had the same with telling Ben, I was going to dye my hair blue (on a far less important struggle). I finally decided on I wasn’t going to do it and then he came back from work a day later to find me 3 days before Christmas dying my hair (and maybe the shower) blue ๐Ÿ˜‚ – it’s okay to be indecisive and change your mind – maybe a proper break is all you need, maybe it’ll be for good.
        I think blogging is an outlet, it can be therapeutic but it can also feel like it’s work – it will be here and waiting if you ever feel like you want to come back to it!

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  4. Woohoo! Happy Blogiversary!!! ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐ

    I’m really sorry to hear you’re ending your blog, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Yours is one of the best-written and best-researched beauty blogs I’ve read. I’m gonna really miss that!

    Lots of ๐Ÿ’›!

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    1. Thank you! โค
      Your blog is one of the longest running ones I know and I just don't know how you do it! I contemplated taking yet another break but I wanted to make a decision rather than pressing a pause button. I really appreciate your support and your blog has definitely been an influence on me!

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      1. Aww, thank *you*! And may I just add that like Rachael, I will be hoping that you’ll feel that blog bug bite again! ๐Ÿž It’s going to feel a little emptier for the rest of us in the blogosphere.

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  5. Firstly – congratulations! Three years is amazing and your blog really is fab. Iโ€™m so sad to hear youโ€™re going to be winding down but blogging shouldnโ€™t be a chore, and itโ€™s not working then it just ainโ€™t working! โค๏ธ really hope we see you online sometimes still, your posts are a great source of information! all the luck and love xxx

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    1. Thank you Lora! โค I really appreciate that you understand where I'm coming from – exactly, blogging shouldn't feel like a chore. I will definitely still be around online – reading and commenting as usual!

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  6. Aww Stashy! I’ll miss all your new posts!

    You’ve introduced me to so many amazing brands and products that I’m completely obsessed and in love with now! BUT I understand that sometimes you just need to let things come to a conclusion. I hope that time away helps rekindle your love for blogging – even you if decide to start blogging about something else I will always enjoy reading them! You’re a great writer and reviewer ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you still have more posts to come and I’m glad that you’ll be active on Social Media. Who knows, you may start Pintresting more and turn it into your main platform! It could happen! LOL!

    That being said – happy three years! I can’t believe we both started our blog in the same year – funny how time flies!

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    1. Thank you Dal! โค
      I'm glad that I've been able to enable you! ๐Ÿ˜‰ That's always been one of the "side effects" of blogging – sharing with like-minded people what products are good and which ones to skip.
      I'm one of those people who likes closure, I suppose. I am just closing the door but I'm not locking it and throwing away the key! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Aw, can you imagine if I suddenly found my groove over on Pinterest? ๐Ÿ˜†

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    1. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you and your blog recently! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks so much for your well wishes. I will continue to read blogs, of course – that’s what I always do regardless if I’m writing or not! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Wow girl. Congrats and…congrats. We all gotta do what is right for us. Iโ€™m one of those bloggers that stopped but missed it. Itโ€™s kind of weird how youโ€™ve announced youโ€™re stopping (for now) on the same day Iโ€™m announcing that Iโ€™m back. Eerie. Lol.

    I understand your decision but have to admit Iโ€™m really sad and will miss you. When I talked about blogs I missed and am excited to follow again and ones that gave me inspiration as a mostly โ€œfacelessโ€ Blogger – it was you I was thinking of. With that being said, while youโ€™re journey takes another direction right now…know that youโ€™ve made lasting impressions and connections in this community. Wishing you all of the best, sweetie! xo

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    1. Oh, I just left you a message on your post! I hadn’t read your comment before I posted mine. I know, it’s it crazy how we’re both posting on the opposite on the same day?! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      Thank you so much for those kind words! I really appreciate it. The universe works in mysterious ways.

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  8. Happy 3 years! I’m glad to have met you through blogging and totally understand how you feel. I’ve been struggling with wanting to post content and don’t always have it in me to do so. Thankfully there are other outlets where I can push those thoughts out if necessary. Keep doing your thing, even if it doesn’t involve blogging. โค๏ธ

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    1. Thank you – I knew you’d understand. I sensed that you’ve wrestled with what to do with your blog too. Yes, there are lots of outlets that don’t have to involve traditional blogging. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Happy 3 year Blogiversary! Hitting three years while posting regularly is a huge achievement.

    When I saw “an announcement” on IG, I had a feeling this was coming. It makes me so, so sad because you were one of the first bloggers I genuinely found myself connecting with when I first started blogging, and because I always look forward to reading your insightful, carefully written and researched blog posts. But at the end of the day, you have to do what’s best for you! We all grow in and out of hobbies for a number of reasons, and if you’re just not feeling it or enjoying it anymore, then there’s no point in continuing. I’m so sad and am really going to miss your blog posts, but I’m happy you’re doing what you need for your life!

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    1. Thank you, my friend! โค โค โค
      I'd been reluctant to post this. I didn't want to even drop hints just in case I changed my mind last minute. But, now that it's "out there", I feel it's the right thing for me at this time. What gave you a feeling that this might be the announcement?
      I'm really looking forward to keeping up with your adventures in 2018. Reading all of your plans and goals got me so excited – part of me thought that I should be formulating blog goals too. ๐Ÿ˜›

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      1. You can always come back if you miss blogging! I know we would all love it. No pressure, right? ๐Ÿ˜› I’m not even sure why I had a feeling that you were thinking of stopping blogging – maybe just a gut feeling that things felt different after you came back from your break?
        I’m glad you’ll still be around – while I’ll miss your blog posts dearly, this would be so much harder if you just disappeared from the beauty community! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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        1. I guess my heart wasn’t as into blogging especially coming back in the Fall, and it shows (even if on a very subtle way).
          Before I was ever a blogger, I always loved reading and commenting on blogs and online forums – I won’t give that up! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Blogging is passion driven. Been there! Iโ€™ll miss you in the blogging world but was happy to read that youโ€™ll still maintain a presence online in one way or another.

    I hope youโ€™re proud of the work youโ€™ve done with your blog and thanks for letting us all know your plans moving forward.

    Congratulations on such a lengthy milestone. The work you put into your posts did not go unnoticed.

    Wishing you all the success in the world, my blogging friend โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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    1. Thank you Belinda! I’m glad you understand. Not having passion for a hobby is a terrible thing, I say! I know that I am happiest having some level of presence in the online community – I’ve always enjoyed reading and commenting so I will continue to maintain that!

      Yes, I’m pretty proud of the blog – never thought I’d have it beyond year 1, honestly… hey, this isn’t my final farewell post so I’ll save all the mushy crap for later. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  11. Congratulations on three years Stashy!๐Ÿ˜Š Aaw I’m sad you wont be blogging as I love your posts and I’ve got to know you through here. I’m glad you’re keeping your blog open, if you ever feel like coming back. We’d all be happy if you did! Xxx

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  12. Congratulations on 3 lovely years!!!! You are amazing and wonderful and I love ya. I will not allow to stop blogging!!!!!!!! Noooooooooo!! Please donโ€™t. You need to continue. We need to have coffee you hear me?? We needs to talk girl. You and me. ASAP. Love you and message me. Time and date. Scarb town. Got it? Anyhoooo happy Anniversary. You inspire me. Love ya beautiful!!!

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    1. Oh I love your passion Maria! โค Thank you so much for everything. I"m not going to disappear! I still will maintain an online presence and I am not deleting my blog. For right now and the foreseeable future, I just don't see myself posting blog entries like I have been for the past 3 years.
      And yes of course we need to have coffee soon! I will DM you on IG! ๐Ÿ˜˜

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  13. Happy Blogiversary and I’m so sad to see you go ๐Ÿ˜ฆ You were definitely one of the most interesting and supportive bloggers and your presence will be missed. Hope some day you think of how much you miss blogging and decide to start again. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Siyana! All of your kind words are so touching. I will most definitely still be around the blogosphere, reading and commenting!
      As I said in another comment, I’m always leaving the option of coming back – I’m just closing the door, not locking it and throwing away the key! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  14. Congratulations on the three years! ๐ŸŽ‚ I wish I’d found your blog sooner, you’re a great writer. Sorry to hear you’re leaving, I love reading your posts and your empties always motivate me to keep destashing so I’ll probably keep coming back and reading old posts. But blogging is definitely something you have to want to do and I know the feeling of not knowing if you want to keep blogging, I’m only just coming back properly, and if it isn’t you any more it’s best not to force it. It’s good to hear you’ll still be around online though and hopefully I’ll see you round (if see is the right word!)

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    1. Thank you! I’m glad we did connect through blogging – who knows what will happen down the road. For now, this feels right – as much as it is sad to close a chapter, I am looking forward to whatever else I’ll channel my energy into (I’m thinking likely art or crafts)
      Yes, you’ll certainly see me around! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. This makes me sad, I will miss your blog and your posts! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I do understand your decision though and I hope you will still comment and read other blogs?

    Congratulations on your three year anniversary! Three years is a long time in the blogging world, so many people come and go.

    P.S. The cake graphic with your logo is adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Don’t be sad. I won’t disappear. Of course I still plan on reading and commenting on blogs! You can’t get rid of me that easily! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Before I had a blog, I frequent tons of blogs so I will just revert back to being a reader / commenter instead of a blogger, that’s all.

      Thanks! It was fun to make the cake graphic. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Congrats on 3 years!

    But Iโ€™m bummed to hear youโ€™re winding things down. I know Iโ€™ve slagged off on my blogging from 3 posts a week to usually just one, but Iโ€™ve been doing this almost 4 years now and Iโ€™m not stopping yet. My excuse is Iโ€™m just lazy and need to get off my butt and do it. Im going to try to do two posts a week when I can. Iโ€™m just a slug. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Thank you!
      I toyed with the idea of simply taking yet another break but I still felt like I would have this “thing” hanging over me. Nah, you’re not a slug – you’re a busy person! Post at whatever frequency you want! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Itโ€™s been three years!!! Itโ€™s definitely a bitter sweet moment but I 100% understand. I guess we all have this moments but Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ll drop some posts here and there. See you outside your blog page Stashy!๐Ÿ˜

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  18. Happy blogiversary!

    On a totally selfish note, I’m devastated to see your blog winding down. It’s truly one of my favorites. But I get it. It’s something that’s only fun when you’re feeling passionate about it. I do hope that you don’t totally disappear though. You add so much to this community! Not just through your posts (which are awesome) but through your involvement in comments.

    Basically I’m getting all sentimental, but you rock! ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Thanks for your super awesome message! โค
      I'll still be reading and commenting, not to worry!
      I just don't feel like being a content creator anymore, ya know? The je ne sais quoi is gone… :/

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  19. HAPPY Blogiversary! I’m sad to hear that you’ll be ending your blog soon, but I’m happy you’ll still maintain an online presence. We can still chat on Instagram and such, right? ๐Ÿ˜€ Let me know if you’re interested in being pen pals… I currently have two active penpals, but would love to write more handwritten letters and cards out~

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    1. Aww a penpal! That is the most awesome suggestion! I had a penpal years ago – it was so much fun. I will think about your offer! I live in the exotic land of Canada so it’s outside of the US, ok!
      And yes, I will still be around on Instagram! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, doll. โค

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  20. Oh… this announcement breaks my heart… I’m going to miss your blog so much! But I guess you need to care of YOU first and do only things that bring joy to your life, not stress, so I understand…
    I hope you are really proud of what you have accomplished here! You are without a doubt one of the best beauty bloggers and reviewers I have ever come across! You were one of mi biggest inspirations to try blogging for myself! Your content is original, creative, and you can see the effort and decation in every post.
    Still happy 3rd blogiversary! Much love and my best wishes to you!

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    1. Thank you so much! The feedback has been so touching! I never expected this…
      I appreciate that you understand the decision – I just couldn’t force myself to continue a hobby that I didn’t enjoy as much as I once did.
      I’m really glad that our paths crossed through blogging! I will still be on IG seeing all of your life updates. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. I’m getting emotional after eading your announcement. I know I’m going to miss you and your blog. I hope to see you in real time, I mean in person. Always love your good vibes and I truly appreciate all the comments you shares on my blog. All the best to you my good friend. Muak!

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    1. Oh Sharon, your blog was one of the first ones I ever started following! I have such fond memories of our collabs. 100% we will meet in person one day! I’ll still have a presence online, do not worry, I won’t disappear off the face of the earth. I’m still going to read and comment on your blog of course! โค

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  22. Happy blog birthday (it’s still the 10th here so I’m not late :])!

    Of course I am a bit sad that you’re going to be taking a blogging break – your blog has become such a great resource – but I also am glad that you’re not going to force yourself to do something that you know you’re just not into for now. Time is a precious thing, enjoy as much of it as you can! I also feel better knowing that you’ll still be around, even if not posting. You crack me up and your insight always brings a smile and/or further thought. Thanks for all you’ve done for us :]]]]]

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    1. Thank you! โค
      You're so right, time is a precious thing and when a hobby becomes no longer a passion, it's time to step away. I miss making things with my hands like knitting and jewellery… I've set them aside for far too long.
      I look forward to being just a consumer of blogs again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  23. I’m so sad that, as for now, you are ending your blogging career. You have always been an encouragement to me and I have greatly appreciated your support!
    Your reviews and posts are always so well thought out and well done. I’ll miss your empties posts especially!
    I’m have always told myself that once blogging loses it’s joy for me, I will no longer do it. So, I can completely understand why you are making this decision. Best of luck in all you do outside of the blogging world, you’ll be greatly missed! ๐Ÿ’”โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜

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    1. Thank you Laura! โค
      When I was in the groove (probably in mid to late 2016) I thought I'd blog "forever" since I loved all the aspects of blogging – the planning, the posting, the interacting with everyone. But something shifted in 2017 that I can't fully explain. I wanted to push the feeling aside but I had to finally acknowledge that I just didn’t have that passion any more. But life is funny sometimes – maybe I will change my mind or I will channel my energy into another outlet. Who knows! I'm definitely still reading and commenting blogs – I've been doing that for longer than I can remember!

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  24. I’m so sad to hear your blog is coming to an end! It was always one of my absolute favourite blogs to read with all your in depth reviews. All the best for whatever the future has in store for you. ๐Ÿ˜Š It was wonderful having you as a part of the community. โค๏ธ

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  25. Happy anniversary! But aw ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I was going to say December/January must be popular months for creating blogs because I just passed my 5 year anniversary with WordPress and today, I read someone else’s anniversary post. When I started getting serious about blogging (as serious a hobby can get), you were one of the first bloggers who continuously came back to read my posts and likewise, I loved visiting your site! You also really got me into emptying my stash LOL. So I think, you did your job well, Stashy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I completely understand though. Blogging isn’t an eternal thing and real life should be a priority! If your heart isn’t in it anymore, then you should follow your heart (hahaha like Disney princess films) and find where your other passions lie. I will still see you on Instagram though, right??

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    1. I definitely think many people’s New Years resolutions are to create a blog! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Plus, I think over the holidays, people have more time on their hands to start up a blog. I remember that I did most of my planning like blog name, logo design etc over Christmas break and then created the blog in January.

      I’m glad that I did my job well to inspire you to emptying your stash – if that’s one thing I can do, then yay! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Yes I will be around in IG. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  26. First of all, congrats on 3 years – that’s definitely something to be proud of! I’ve so enjoyed reading your blog during my almost 3 years on WordPress too.

    Next, um sorry this “ending the blog thing” is not allowed…..;) but in all honesty, I totally get why you’re doing this. Blogging, while it can be fun, is a huge commitment, especially when you do it well the way you do. I’ve had moments where I felt the same way and it sounds like it wasn’t an easy decision for you to make. Selfishly I hope that at some point you’ll realize you miss it and the little community you’ve built here and come back to it; if not I still look forward to interacting with you online. You will be missed! Take care of yourself! โค

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    1. โค Thank you!
      It's not so much about the time commitment, but about the passion for blogging. Let's be frank, I don't have kids, I have lots of "free" time. I will likely look to fill that with other hobbies…
      But yes, I would definitely entertain returning if the urge comes back, of course! I'll still be reading and commenting so I promise not to be a stranger. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  27. You will be dearly missed but you can’t really force something on yourself if don’t feel it. Still hoping to at least some post on IG though ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wish you all the best๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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  28. Congrats on the 3 years. xo

    The announcement… I need to digest this but for now… Stashy, I’m with everyone else who hopes you come back. I understand your reasons, but I hope you’ll be in the mood to blog again soon (or not so soon – whenever you’re ready). โ™ฅ

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    1. Thank you!!! โค
      I didn't mean to surprise you… it was a tough decision and I need to do what feels right for me. I'll miss some aspects of blogging but not others. Regardless, I'm keeping my "Stashy" identity and will continue on reading and commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. I won’t get lost! ๐Ÿ™‚ Promise.

          I contemplated doing once a month posts but I don’t want to be so distant. And if I was to even consider continuing, I wouldn’t keep the same series like Trash Stash (I’m so sick of keeping a massive bag of garbage! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) And if I don’t want to keep something that is such a quintessential part of this blog… then what? I just need to do (or not do) something else. I hope you’ll understand!

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  29. Congrats on three years, I completely understand winding things down. And itโ€™s always something you can come back to in the future if you feel like it. I donโ€™t post on my blog half as much as I want to because it is such a time commitment.

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  30. Happy Anniversary!
    So sad to see the announcement.. Since I found your Grade My Skincare post, reading your bLog has constantLy been the highLight of my Fridays. But I guess you gotta do what you have to do.. You will be missed, for sure! โค

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    1. Thank you! I remember that post so fondly too! โค It was so fun even though I didn't know you then. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I will be around online on IG, Twitter and reading blogs too, of course.

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  31. Best of luck to you, Stashy. I`m glad that you will keep the blog online for reference purposes, as it contains so much valuable information on beauty and skincare products. I will certainly return to it. I Iook forward to reading your comments on other blogs.

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    1. Thanks for all your kind words Debra! Every time you post a comment, it brings a smile to my face. I’m glad that you’ve found my blog to be helpful! ๐Ÿ™‚ See you around, for sure!

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    1. Thanks so much Maaike. ๐Ÿ™‚ I went back and forth so much in the past year but I figured a hobby shouldn’t cause so much turmoil. ๐Ÿ˜› What convinced you to stick with blogging, ultimately?

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      1. I missed it! I blogged less for 9 months or so, but then I just had so much more to share. I do find it difficult to keep up with other social media though. Putting a blog up every day takes up too much time to also maintain an active twitter/ instagram or keep track of other bloggers. I really have to make time for that. So I barely promote anything I do.

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  32. Stash! I’m sad to see you possibly leaving the blog but I understand. Although I haven’t been on here much since last year, yours is definitely one that I look forward to and enjoy reading. I wish you the best of luck and hoping we’ll still see you every now and then. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! I have noticed that many of my cohorts who started blogs around the same time as me have also either reduced their posting frequency or stopped altogether. Many of them are still around online through IG or Twitter which is nice to see! In our ultra connected world… we’re all not too far away… ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I think it kind of gets hard with life happening you know? At least that was my case when I started working at the studio- I felt overwhelmed. I do miss it when I’m not blogging though and I’ll get inspired to write. But yes, I’m still around social media, especially IG so you’ll always find me there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  33. Happy three years! I’m also sad that you won’t be updating anymore but It’s good that you are doing what is best for you and what will bring you the most happiness. I’m glad that you’ll still have an online presence though! Good luck in whatever is next for you xx

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  34. Congratulations on three years! Sorry to hear you’re winding down your blog, but I totally get it. I struggled a lot with the motivation to blog last year but I think I’m in a better place now. Happy to hear you’ll still have an online presence because to be honest, the best part of blogging is the community! ๐Ÿ’•

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