we’re moving

by Travelingmama on October 12, 2010

These are words that you might have come accustomed to hearing from our Tribe, but this time we are not traveling to a new country or even a new city.  Instead we are just moving all of our Traveling Tribe posts over to our newly merged blog: Flying House by Traveling Mama.  Now, before you think my Traveling Man has jumped ship, let me assure you that he is the magical glue that keeps these blogs afloat.  He works tirelessly behind the scenes with all the technical details… because all that were up to me these blogging ships would have sunk years ago!  He also contributes the greatest majority of the photos to both sites and we really wanted to free up more of his time to do what he loves the most: travel and take photos. And I get to do what I love… write my heart out and converse with friends from every corner of the globe!

So, we are simplifying things and at the same time combining our forces of creativity… which we like to think has always made us stronger.  Watch out world!  There is a new Flying House on the block!

But, wait, there is more!  I also wanted to let you know that our blog will still be here.  The archives, which truly feel like an old friend to us, will likely be referenced often and will remain for you to catch up on all the years of blogging from our Traveling Tribe.  We wouldn’t want a friend to feel as though she has not had a proper farewell, so we thought a little giveaway was in order.  To one lucky winner we are giving one gift, but you get to choose: a photo valuing up to $20 or a box of mixed craft supplies valuing at $20.  It’s pretty simple.  Go to the new Flying House by Traveling Mama blog and come back here and leave a comment.  For another chance to win, subscribe to the new Flying House by Traveling Mama blog and come back here to let us know in the comments.  For one more chance to win, make a purchase in either of our new shops, Flying House Studios or Handmade by Traveling Mama, and come back here to leave a comment.  We’ll announce the winner on Friday, October 15th.

So, tell us!  What do you think?

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Abby October 12, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Sounds like a good ‘move’. It is all still there but just in one place – makes sense to me and gives you more time. Win – win! Congratulations

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo October 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm

I think it’s great that you’ve merged the blogs – Hopefully it will make life a little easier for you guys. Great giveaway. :0)

Niki October 12, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I checked out the new blog and also subscribe to it. :)

Bethany October 12, 2010 at 2:48 pm

You are exactly right – it feels like an old friend, so I’m glad the bloggity friend will still be around! I like to click around and see what I may have missed…

marlie October 12, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Loving the new banner/logo at Flying House! And I can’t wait to see all of the new pictures and read the new stories that you have to share!

marlie October 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm

And I’m subscribed to the new blog too. Woo!

sandra lund October 12, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Hello! Great with a merge, and the page looks wonderful.

sandra lund October 12, 2010 at 4:59 pm

By the way – I’m already subscribed to both blogs, so I guess I’m subscribes to the new one as well -right?

Melissa R. October 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Hello! I think it is a wonderful merge since I subscribe and read both blogs and love them both! Thanks for the generous giveaway! Enjoy the new journey!

kelleyn October 12, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Love the name of your new blog. I think it is only natural to have one site. It will be interesting to see how you merge your craft love with sharing style, travel and family adventures. I almost feel like we should break a bottle of champagne to give your new blog a good send off.

Twiggs October 12, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Hello and Goodbye!!! :) I will see you on the other side! ahaha, this sounds like something else so different! :p But no, not unhappy, but happy thoughts here with this merge! You have done such a good job!!! Congratulations on the decision! Hugs, Twiggs

Sharnee Torrents October 12, 2010 at 11:00 pm

I’m soooo excited for you :) THis is super awesome and a wonderful idea!! I’m really happy that you have new shops to on Etsy, about to check them out, oh and your new Flying HOuse Studio, WOW :) SOoo many things to give a cheer for!!!
Thanks too for the giveaways, they’re always fun :)
Hugs and Love SHarnee :)

Jamie October 13, 2010 at 12:16 am

Congrats on the move! I’ll be following you on your next adventure.

Rach October 13, 2010 at 1:24 am

This is such great news for you all! I check your websites every day but thought why not suscribe it is a good idea! I am going to check out the Etsy shops now and I am sure I will find many things to add to my Christmas wish list….it is only around the corner!
Congratulations on the new projects!
Heaps of Hugs, Rach

Alyssa B October 13, 2010 at 1:32 am

I have been a subscriber for ages, and love the joy you bring to the world through theses wonderful blogs, it is all kinds of wonderfulness! I wish you only the greatest success with your venture!

Annelies October 13, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Love it! Greetings from Brussels.

Ruth Morrison October 13, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Beautiful as always! I will love reading the Traveling Tribe aspects of the new blog – I’ve been subscribing to Traveling Mama for months with the ocassional visit to TT, so now I get to enjoy it all in one! Love & the very best to you all, Hugs from Tasmania. oxo

jacqueline October 13, 2010 at 4:00 pm

The merge is wonderful news and i am soo excited. :) Huge fan of lovely tina. :) Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Beth T October 14, 2010 at 5:53 pm

So long, farewell and Bissalama to a sweet site…but only to make way for one full of sweets itself! Love the new converged look!

Aga October 14, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Nice move! Congratulations on your new House! I love both places and i’m already a subscriber!

Juliette October 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Smart move, lol! Love that you’re all in one spot now. I bet that makes it easier for you guys, too. =) LOVE the shops, so way to go on that as well!

I’m already following you on both =) and I just went to the shops and favorited a slew of things, so perhaps Stefan will notice come Christmas gift shopping time… =) Hugs!

Sarah Young October 14, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I likey! 😉

Lisa Petrella October 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I LOVE the idea of merging your creative blogs!!! The new Flying House blog is genius!!!! Congrats on your new Etsy shops too! I’ll be sure to check them out! Hugs!!

Wanda G (stampcat) October 15, 2010 at 7:13 am

Good luck with the new blog concept! I’m sure it will be fantastic…can’t wait to read about your new adventures! Greetings from NorCal! Mwah!

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