Monday, October 12, 2015

Taking a Blog Break... and Cat Lovers Blog Hop

Hello, everyone!  I will be taking a blog break for the next couple months. We have contractors coming to our house late October/early November to do some insurance repairs.  We've been waiting since March!  The water damage is in almost every room, and we have to move out of our house for 4-6 weeks!  I have a lot to do to get ready so I'm starting my break now to get organized before the contractors arrive.  In a few weeks, after we move out, I will have no internet service (I have no Smartphone or laptop, just a desktop PC!) so I will be completely offline. Totally stressed out about the whole thing!


But on a positive note, I plan to pop back in with some scheduled posts during the last week of October.  There is no way I can miss the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop!  Janis at Her Peaceful Garden has organized this fun hop for cat lovers and has arranged some wonderful sponsors and prizes.  The hop runs from October 26-30.  Did you know that October 29 is National Cat Day?  Who knew!?  Janis did!  There will be prizes for linking up a cat-themed project and for commenting!  You can find all the details over at Janis's blog - Her Peaceful Garden - so you will want to join as a follower over there so you can keep up to date on what's going on while I'm away.


I hope you are as excited about the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop as I am!  I know you have some cat stamps, dies, or digis in your stash! Dust them off and get ready to have some fun!  You have two weeks to get crafty - the fun starts on October 26!

Wishing everyone a joyful day!  

41 comments:

  1. Oh my, so sorry to hear that you will be away, if only temporarily, I will miss seeing your lovely creations. I'm sure the work will go well at your home and you'll soon be back in blogland, hope your kitty's don't mind the move, bet they'll wonder what's going on, so take care of yourself my friend and we'll see you soon.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  2. Well, I hope you home is better than new when you return!! With you away, maybe some of the rest of us will win some challenges!! LOL...Truly your work is wonderful and very deserving, you will be missed!

    Alicia

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  3. Thank you so much for the shout-out, KT!!! I am looking forward to meeting new bloggy friends who love cats and seeing what everyone is making!!!

    What a pain to have to move out for the repairs....but it will be worth it in the end. Pet the kitties for me! Hugs.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    CAT LOVERS HOP coming Oct. 26-30 at HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com!!!

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  4. Good luck with your house repairs - I hope it all goes well

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  5. I would say to enjoy your break - but it sounds like it's going to be a lot of work too! Everything will be better when it's done though and know you'll be happy about that. Being without a computer may be good - but I do know I'd be stressed too! Take care and know everything will be great.
    Lynn

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  6. so sorry for read this.
    but I do hope you will resolve this problem.
    I also have water problems in my room.
    I didn't know that October 29 is National Cat Day!
    I will come and play with this cat blog hop.
    I'm super excited about this cat blog hop!
    super cute cat in the box,is it a Snowie?
    take care and hope you will be back very soon.
    You know how I miss when you away..
    lots of hugs

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  7. Don't stress about your blogging break, it will probably do you good and it must feel so good when the work on the house is done. Hope they'll be done before Christmas:)

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  8. Oh dear the water damage is not nice I pray that it will be soon repaired Kitty
    oh you poor dear...
    and I think I have some of cat stamp I will joining maybe hehe
    but I am not having cat and my son has allergy (SAD) also we will have no cat at home...
    cute foto of Kitty you have..
    hugs, Monika

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  9. I'm sorry to hear that you have to take a break Kitty, but it will be nice for you to get the work completed on your house. I hope everything goes well.
    Take care.
    Pauline
    x

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  10. Yeeeeeeeeeeesh! I'll miss you! But I'm glad you'll finally be able to get your repairs done anyhow. :)

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  11. I hope blog land makes it without you..I see your name everywhere girl!! So sorry that you have to deal with moving out, but glad to hear the work will be getting done. Take care of yourself!

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  12. Hopefully you will have everything repaired and then it will be a wonderful space to return to. You will be missed, but it will give you time for the holidays!!!

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  13. I'll miss you!! I wish you that the repair is fast and that you have quickly your home as new!!! Take care of you and of your sweet furbabies! The photo of Snowie in the box is just fabulous!! Such a sweetie!!
    Thanks so much for the notice of the Cats Lovers Hop!!! I sure will make something!
    Goodbye for now!! I hope to read you soon!
    Big hugs and a lot of love from me, my dear friend!!

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  14. LOVE the photo of your darling kitty peeking out of the box, too cute! It definitely sounds stressful to move out for that long. Hopefully it will go by quickly!!!

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  15. Hi Kitty! Oh, we'll miss you in the Playground! Hope it all goes well (
    make sure you take craft stuff with you!) and look forward to when you're back online again! Take care.

    Hugs

    Di xxx

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  16. What a major stress and inconvenience for you and Brian. I'll miss you, take care. Donna

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  17. Good luck with the repairs and be prepared for the worse. I can empathize with what you are going through but if you make it to the end it will be worth it (at least we hope so). I'll miss seeing you and I can't imagine not having access to the internet...such an addict to this. Hugs and best wishes.

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  18. Good luck with the repairs and be prepared for the worse. I can empathize with what you are going through but if you make it to the end it will be worth it (at least we hope so). I'll miss seeing you and I can't imagine not having access to the internet...such an addict to this. Hugs and best wishes.

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  19. I hope everything goes well with your repairs, enjoy your break Kitty, and I'll look forward to seeing your new creations when you get back online XOX Lucy

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  20. I hope all your house repairs go well and love the cute little pictures.

    Hugs Diane

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  21. How sad it is no to see any of your wonderful cards for a while but I fully understand, you and Brian have been waiting to have this done for a while....Take care and take one day at a time.
    I'll miss you.....plenty of hugs going your way....

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  22. Take care Kitty! And i Hope everything goes well with your repairs! I will miss you, come back soon with your lovely creations!
    Lots of Love!
    Vinita

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  23. Oh Kitty, my friend, I will miss you and your cats around the place...I hope all your repairs go to plan, we also have water damage, our Kitchen Roof, is so badly needing replaced, but have no energy to sort it out, or move out. Looking forward to your Cat blog hop, love and hugs go with you on your break xxxx

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  24. Hi Kitty, well you'll certainly be missed while you're away. I'll miss seeing all your lovely Kitties.

    I hope all goes well with the repair work. I can only imagine what an upheavel it will be for you but it will certainly be a good job done though. It sounds as if you've had to wait a long time.

    Take care. Hugs, Barbxx
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  25. Try not to stress my friend, we will be waiting patiently for your return.xx {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

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  26. Oh, good luck with all that Kitty. I hope it doesn't stress you out too much. :-(
    Didn't know about Cat Day :-D I am popping over now to join Janis. :-D
    Will miss you and I hope you rush back to us pretty soon.
    Hugz
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  27. Oh KT you will be missed...I loved dropping by your blog to see your new creations for fun Challenges and I know how much you will miss participating in Challenges. Keep yourself engaged by creating lots and lots of cards.
    Lots of love and hugs
    Dr Sonia

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  28. You will be missed sweetheart and your beautiful creations too. You will come back to a beautifully turned out home.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  29. Repairs are not fun, but the results will be well worth the disruption - and it's good that you'll be removed from the mess while it happens! Take your crafting supplies (I always travel with a 'mobile crafting unit') and create, create, create! If you have a library nearby, maybe you can use a computer there....You'll be missed (and even though I don't comment often, I do love, love and love your creativity!)
    Hugs,
    ~c (from just down the road in Alberta!)

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  30. Just do what you can sweetie, I can imagine you are stressed but try not to be, just take it one step at a time, sending lots of hugs and love and cuddles to your furbabys, hope everything goes well, Marion

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  31. Oh no! If there is anything I can do to help you out during this time, just let me know! What you are having to go through is stressful enough, but then to have no internet!! My thoughts will be with you and the furbabies xx Christi
    Art without Anxiety {My Personal Blog}

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  32. You will be missed my friend. Good luck with the repairs...I hope everything is taken care of so that you won't have to worry about it anymore. Sending big hugs to you!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  33. I hope all goes well with the move.

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  34. Hope everything goes well for you - I will miss your beautiful cards but look forward to you coming back when everything is sorted - hugs- Michelle xx

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  35. Good luck with the work, Kitty. Hope you get your home all fixed up. Thanks for the heads up re the Cat Hop. I'll definitely be playing along. :)
    hugs, Asha

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  36. Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your ordeal! I hope everything goes as smoothly and painlessly as possible. Will miss reading your posts and seeing your adorable cards, and will be so happy for you when it is over, and your life can resume as normal. Love the kitty pic above; beautiful kitty! Thanks for telling us about the Cat Hop. Look forward to your return later! Hope when you return home, everything is great and looks better than ever! Pet your kitties for me!

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  37. Oh, my gosh! I hope everything goes your way and quickly, too! What darling kitty pics!

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  38. Hope all those repairs are completed entirely, and you don't have to have the workers back, KT. Wow! Having to wait 7 months for repairs must be frustrating! Take care of yourself so that you don't overdo - and know that I am thinking of you fondly, and hoping that everything will be completed in a timely fashion, and correctly. hugs, de

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  39. Wishing you all the best Kitty in the next two months, I'm sure it will all work out. Looking forward to your return to blogging and take care. Thanks so much for your support with starting my blog off again ☺

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  40. Wishing you good luck with the insurance work. We are waiting for the decorators to come in and finish off just one room in about a months time. That is going to be a huge discruption for a week so I can't even comtemplate what you will be going through. hugs Mrs A. ps. Thanks for deets on the blog hop.

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  41. Good luck with the house - I sincerely hope things are going well for you!!! Sending hugs!!!

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