It takes a village , a team, to get anything worthwhile done, doesn’t it? Whether it’s the team of our own families, our friends, those we’ve hired to help us, or the wider communities that we’re part of online or offline, or a combination, when we have a team rooting for us and helping us meet our goals, it makes all the difference. Today, I’d like to thank – and introduce to you, readers, some of the people rooting for me consistently, helping me professionally and those that are simply frequently sharing my posts with their own friends, online.
First, I’d like to thank my guest contributor, Jessica Gordon Ryan, who has been contributing to Hadley Court for almost a year now, on Wednesdays. Jessica is a single Mom of 3 with a can-do spirit who lives in Connecticut. She’s a writer, a blogger, and a wonderful friend to Hadley Court. Thank you, Jessica, for helping Hadley Court grow.
This is Jessica:
but this is my favorite picture of her with one of her children. Isn’t it beautiful? It’s not easy being a single Mother to 3 children, but Jessica manages it with graciousness. Let Jessica be an inspiration to you, readers, if you’re also a single Mother.
May I invite you to read and subscribe to Jessica’s own blog, The Entertaining House, by clicking here?
Secondly, I would like to introduce you to and thank Lynda Quintero -Davids, who is well known online to many as NYCLQ. Lynda lives in Phoenix, AZ with her husband, Jeff, and their fluffy white cat, Sephora.
Lynda has also been guest blogging for me on Thursday’s for the past 2 months, but, more than that, I hired her to create my Pinterest boards for http://pinterest.com/HadleyCourt/. Lynda’s done an excellent job for me and I appreciate all the support she has given my blog on her own, as in this example, here.
If you need help with your own Pinterest boards, Lynda’s a go to resource and if you’d like to follow Lynda’s own Pinterest Page, where she has over 3 million followers, please click http://pinterest.com/nyclq/ . Thank you, Lynda, for pinning some of Hadley Court’s photos onto your own Pinterest boards and linking back to Hadley Court. I appreciate how you have helped to grow Hadley Court.
May I invite you to subscribe to Lynda’s own blog, http://nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com where she is well known as a DIY/thrift expert? Congratulations, Lynda, on your own success, chronicled here, with respect to your own thrifted and chic black and white living room below. Your blog will be an inspiration to my daughter, Amy and her friends, just entering college for the first time this fall, Lynda, with your thrifting, styling and makeover talents!
I would also like to thank 3 of my online friends, who have been so consistent in sharing my blog this year and invite you to please subscribe to their blogs, too.
First, please meet Richard Rabel, who pens the luxury design blog, The Modern Sybarite at http://modernsybarite.com. Richard is an art advisor and interior designer who lives in NYC.
Richard’s taste is a bit more modern than my own, but as a former Senior VP of Christie’s, he is erudite and well informed and I think you, readers, will enjoy his posts, like this one, here, on exotic floor and wallcoverings. One example of a tooled leather floorcovering, from his post, is this one, below. Isn’t it beautiful? Thank you, Richard, for your support of my blog. I sincerely appreciate it and I always look forward to learning from yours.
Secondly, please meet Ronique Jones Gibson, who pens the blog, http://stagetecture.com. Ronique just got back from a trip she won to Spain for the trade association, Tile of Spain. Ronique, I appreciate your sharing of my posts with your own friends and this post of yours, on organizing your kitchen, is one I particularly enjoyed, here, especially this picture from it, below, of a kitchen designed by Shelley Goodrich Cummins, CKD and built by Pellegrini, on Houzz, here.
I strongly believe organization is the foundation for gracious living and Shelley mastered in it in this kitchen you featured on Stagetecture.
Lastly, I would like to thank Deborah Main, who lives in Austin, Texas. Deborah, thank you for sharing my blog posts with your friends so consistently. I sincerely appreciate it. Congratulations on being selected to go with Veronika Miller of http://modenus.com on her Blog Tour to the Architectural Digest Home Show in New York City. I hope to one day be able to use some of your beautiful couture pillows in my interior design jobs here in Midland, Texas.
Perhaps one similar to this pillow of yours as a decorative accent pillow for a luxury master bedroom or…
this one for a gentleman’s library. They’re both beautiful, Deborah, and thank you, too, for this post on your own blog, here, about your first time at Dallas Market Center’s SNEAK PEEK event.
Lastly, I would like to thank my local newspaper, The Midland Reporter Telegram, for contacting me, via Twitter, to do this interview that they published about my blog and brand, Hadley Court, this past Tuesday. I am grateful, and so appreciative of the others I’ve mentioned in it, too. I could not have created and grown Hadley Court – as a blog and as a brand – without Shauna Callaghan and Leslie Carothers. Thank you both.
Readers, can you imagine how excited I was – and most especially how excited my family, friends, co-workers and children were – for me – to see this? Thank you Midland Reporter Telegram for giving me this wonderful opportunity to share my story with your readers. It meant the world to me.
And, lastly, thank YOU readers, for taking your valuable time to read my blog. I never take that for granted.
Gracious Living. Timeless Design. Family Traditions.
May I invite you to please follow, if you’d like to, Hadley Court on Pinterest G+, Facebook and Twitter by clicking here, here, here and here and if you need to know how to write a gracious, offline, thank you note, please enjoy a Hadley Court post about that by clicking here.
Thank you again. Have a blessed day ~
Leslie Hendrix Wood