Monday, October 15, 2012

Announcement - Raising the White Flag & Anthro Giveaway

Good morning friends.  This announcement is one that I've felt I've needed to make for a few weeks now, and the time has finally come.  After over three years of writing here at Four Flights of Fancy, I have decided to stop writing and adding new posts here.  Since I started my new site For the Love Of, I felt that it was very necessary and important to keep this blog, focusing on life and family, and that blog, focusing on style, completely separate.  But the longer I kept the two spaces separate, the more I realized that I can't separate the two. 

My family is the most important thing to me, next to my faith, and it started to feel wrong that I never talked about the kids over on the other site.  It also felt wrong to only talk about the kids here since I never intended to have just a family blog.  The two started to feel like they needed to intersect more and in the past few weeks I've finally figured out how to do that.  And in reality, there was just no time to keep all these balls in the air juggling, in a way I could feel good about.  There just aren't enough hours in the day.   

So I have decided to focus on melding the two over on For the Love Of for a couple of reasons.  First, it's a Wordpress site that has a lot more capabilities and functionality than this Blogger site.  Second, I felt it was time to just continue with the fresh start I had made over there back in March, and just add the layers of family and our home life over on that site. 

So for those of you that aren't interested in a Style site?  Well, the other site will be focused on Style, Beauty and DIY for about 3 posts a week, and the rest will be mixes of family life, some recipes or posts about our house remodel, and just other thoughts, posted closer to the weekend.  Monday-Wednesday will focus on Style and Beauty and DIY's.  You'll definitely see my voice over there, just mixed with a bit more Style ;)  For starters I wrote about my birth story with Hayden last week and was so happy to see the response.  I'm working on adding in some of my post popular recipe and DIY posts over on the other site, and eventually you will no longer be able to get the full posts here.

So now is the part where I try to entice some of you to move over with a giveaway!  I'm giving away 2 Anthropologie gift cards (valued at $50 and $25) to 2 readers.  I hope I'll see some of you over there :)
Thank you so very much for those of you that have read for the past three years, for your prayers, comments, advice, and for just listening.  I do not say it lightly, but you guys helped me through some rough patches and I can't thank you enough for that.

It's been an honor and a pleasure to write for you all, and have this community.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I sincerely hope this isn't goodbye.  You all know where you can find me :)

Please visit my other site to enter to win 1 of 2 Anthro gift cards.


  1. I'm excited for you to make the move to something that feels more comfortable for you, and I'm sure it'll be a great success, both personally and professionally. I'll definitely keep following there!

    -Kelly @ View Along the Way

  2. I can imagine how this was hard to do...but I can imagine how tough it was to keep up with both. I look forward to all posts by you--family, beauty, DIY you name it! I will continue following along on your new fab blog :)

  3. Oh yeay--no word verification hahha! So I will be annoying an enter in a second comment ;)

  4. Andrea, this seems like a natural and organic move for you. Honestly, I love them both....and now everything will be in one place! You can't lose :) Looking forward to seeing what the future holds for you, friend--and to seeing what you have in store for us, the readers!

  5. It makes total sense! I'm sure it's a relief to combine the two. ;)

  6. As someone who has had trouble blogging on just one blog these past few months, I'm impressed you've been able to juggle both this long! I love the idea of combining the two sites, and of course, it doesn't change my loyalty in the least. :) I've always loved reading your blog no matter the content. I look forward to continuing to follow your and your family's adventures!

  7. FTLO still doesn't show up in my feed but it's a blogger/google I don't know what issue lol...as long as you still post updates on twitter I'll find you! Sorry for the lack of comments my life is insane right now. I need to update my blog soon about all of it.

  8. i know i'm late to the party on this post, but i still felt it worthwhile to tell you i'm so glad you've found a peace and equilibrium in posting all the pieces of your life in one place. i love those kinds of blogs most anyway. the real and the inspiring all rolled into one. well i guess at the end of the day, it's the real that breathes life into the inspiring. if that makes sense :) hugs. still wanting that coffee date with your cute and tiny third wheel.

  9. I personally love all of your posts so, keep inspiring me!
    Xo Megan


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