message in a bottle {the forum}

Sing it with me now …

“I’m sending out an s-o-s,

sending out an s-o-s,

sending out an s-o-s,

message in a booooooottle.”
message in a bottle

Did you watch the Hurricane Sandy fundraiser on Friday night?

Do you get emotionally attached to all tragic events around the world like I do?

Were you particularly moved my the Sting performance?

 … sending out an s-o-s …

It just rang so true.  I bet that’s how many who are still out of power, means of transportation or fresh food are feeling.

… message in a booooottle, yeah …

I can’t help but feel like these people I see in the middle of these travesties are my neighbors.

And some of us are in a position to help financially, and some are located in a geographic area that enables us to be more hands on.

And some of us hear a song during a tribute show and put a message in a bottle.

Ummm, no, that doesn’t really make any sense.  I know this.

And it’s not really going to help anyone.  I know this, too.

But, I thought it would be fun, and the totally weird thing was that we had just finished a bottle of wine.  (Please note:  empty bottles of wine are totally not weird for this household)

And I thought maybe it would put a smile on someone’s face if they found a message in a bottle from Curacao.
message in a bottle

Now, some tourist in town is probably going to find it.  But I’m envisioning some bright eyed kid in Taiwan or something, so don’t ruin it for me.  ;)

Buuuuut, since messages in a bottle are not at all modern, I am also super duper excited to introduce you to “the FORUM“.

True story.  My brother had this great idea to start a forum for something he’s got going on at work.  And I tried to talk him into starting a blog and adding a forum page ’cause I like to peer pressure my older brother. But, it’s a really good idea, right!?!?

A place where everyone interested in any kind of topic can come together to chat it up All. The. Time.

Got a DIY question you want answered by a handful of your favorite bloggers?

Need advice on what color goes best with your pea green sofa?

Want to shout from the roof tops this GREAT deal you just scored at your favorite store?

Need a place to confess your unconditional love for Dr. Avery?

Then you need to check out “the FORUM“.  Along with a group of some of the most amazing bloggers I know, we’re chatting it up about all things DIY, photography, gardening, Dr. Avery, etc.

A Nest for all Seasons, Domestic Imperfection, Unskinny Boppy, Bliss Ranch, It’s so Very Cheri, Creek Line House, A Pinterest Addict, Wholly Kao, Literally Inspired, The Bold Abode, Inspire me Heather, Setting for Four, Nellie Bellie, Mom 4 Real, View Along the Way, Cupcakes and Crinoline, The Happier Homemaker, Morena’s Corner, You are Talking too Much, Fox Hollow Cottage, Live Love DIY

ANYONE can participate.  If you are here reading this blog, you can join!  Just jump in the conversation and get talking. Bloggers and non-bloggers alike.  It’s for any and all of us who like to chat it up with friends.  The FORUM is a place where you can share your opinions and get feedback.  Where you can start a discussion, ask questions and get answers.  Where you can join a community of blog writers and blog readers.  Where you will find regular blog prompts to get you writing, photo challenges to get you snapping and inspiration in bushels! 

The only rule?  Be nice.  To everybody.

Fun, right?!?!  So it’s time, head on over to the FORUM and start chatting.  You can fess up to already starting some Christmas crafting.  Or is that just me?

And tell me, have you ever put a message in a bottle and tossed it out to sea?

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About Karah

I'm Karah and I'm so glad you're here! I'm a small town girl from the North East who finds myself moving around with my husband and pups every few years and constantly on a journey to make the most of every space we find ourselves in. That little space between what has been and what will be. It'd be so cool if you'd like to join us for the ride.
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14 Responses to message in a bottle {the forum}

  1. Shannon Fox says:

    I’ll see you there Karah :) Happy Wednesday… come onnnnn WEEKEND!!

  2. Thistle says:


    I read about this over on Gwen’s blog! It sounds like so much fun!

    Have a great day!

  3. I’ll stop by and check it out … and I’m hoping your message in the bottle travels far and wide to some exotic land — oh, wait. It’s started out in some exotic land … hmmm …



  4. szinteriors says:

    I grew up on the west coast of British Columbia, and as a kid, we went camping on the ‘very’ west coast… like next stop, Japan, kind of west coast. It was always so much fun to beach comb and over the years we did find a few bottles with messages in them! It’s just such a fun thing to do, both on the dropping the bottle in the ocean part, and especially on the discovering part. Great idea, Karah!

  5. Oh, Karah, I’m so excited about this.
    ~ Dana

  6. Um, I meant about The Forum.
    Though I’m hopeful about your bottle ;)

  7. Anne says:

    Hey Karah! Love that song!! Love this post and I love the idea of the forum.

    Have a great night xox

  8. Hello Karah!! Who is Dr. Avery? Are you talking about Greys Anatomy? Anyhoo, great post on The Forum – it sure is a fantastic way to connect with other bloggers, see ya on The Forum!

  9. Just came from my first visit to the forum … my mind is dizzy and spinning with all the possibilities for interacting with great online folk and sharing ideas, support, and getting specific answers to questions. Um, that’s just crazy great. Karah, do you ever sleep? You’re just so busy cranking out new ideas!

  10. Love that song!! Love this post and I love the idea of the forum

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