A Happy/Sad Announcement about the future of SYTYC

I have been thinking about writing this post for a few months, since I returned home after our failed adoption placement to be exact. Then a few days ago I got some devastating news that made me start thinking harder.

But the last straw was yesterday afternoon when I was struggling to get our internet back up and running (I’m actually writing this from the library because the connection is still down). My little Abi came up behind me and in a very quiet voice said, “Mommy, please don’t do anymore work today. I really want to cuddle with you.” So I dropped everything and cuddled my sweet girl.


It made me realize that although I feel I keep a pretty good work/life balance, Abi may see it differently. She will only be 4, then 5, then 6 once. And I may only be able to experience those ages with this one child, I may not get the chance to raise more.

As much as I have enjoyed running this blog and being inspired by all of you for the last 3 and a half years, there is one thing for sure.

If you were to ask the 5 year old me, the 15 year old me, or even the present day me what I wanted to be when I grow up my answer wouldn’t be blogger.

It would be mom.

But I can’t just let So You Think You’re Crafty die. It is what helped me out of my depression after my first miscarriage. It has been what I spent my quiet hours alone doing. It’s helped finance my fabric addiction and help out with bills when money was a little tight. And I think it’s a great, fun way to both be inspired and share inspiration.

So I’ve decided to sell the blog.

Don’t worry, everything will continue on as normal until I find someone that I think will take care of the contest, and probably even improve on it (because there sure is room for improvement :) ).

If you would like to send me an offer or get more information just send an email and I’ll get everything to you.




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  1. says

    Reading your post is making me cry for several different reasons. Mostly because my heart hurts for you and I wish you could have another one, two, three…. children to raise. I know you are an awesome mom. Great choice to give up the blog to be an even better hands-on mom! What a blessed daughter you have! Good luck with all that lays ahead. I HOPE you are able to raise another child!

    • Missy says

      Michelle! You’re too sweet! I’ve missed being about to see you at blogging stuff since I moved from UT. I hope you’re doing well!


  2. Pam Pike says

    Your post reminds me of when my daughters were young. I was a single mom with two daughters. I had to work and decided to take a few college accounting classes to further my career. I had to support my children alone. I worked 5 days a week and attended class 1 night a week. I spent the weekend doing homework at our kitchen table. I remember clearly my youngest daughter asking me as I did homework at the kitchen table “mommy are we ever going to go somewhere when its day light again?”

    We made it through and I have two wonderful middle aged daughters now with children of their own. I remarried after they were grown and stopped working about 10 years ago. I now call myself a “stay at home grandmother”. My oldest daughter is a stay at home mom but my youngest has to work. I’ve been keeping my granddaughter while my daughters at work since she was 8 weeks old. She is now 5. I love every minute of it but wish my daughter didn’t have to work.

    Take this time to enjoy your daughter. I’ll miss your posts.

    • Missy says

      Hey Pam!

      How great that you get to spend so much time with your grandchildren! My grandparents lived nearby while I was young and I have many great memories of being with them. Thanks for your kind words. I’m sure I’ll miss posting here on SYTYC, but I’m feeling really good about my choice and I’m sure whom ever takes over will do a fantastic job!


  3. Missy says

    So I just re-read over this post and it seems like a major downer. Don’t worry! I’m still super happy and feel amazingly blessed. I just wanted to be real with you all about my reasoning for leaving because it wasn’t an easy choice at all. I’ll sure miss it here :)