Lorie says…

Saying Goodbye

I wanted to post here and let you all know that I have decided to leave Studio Calico to be a Stay at home Mom. My last day here will be January 25th.

This was an incredibly hard decision....I've been with SC for 5 1/2 years. I started out packing



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  1. Lorie
    Lorie says…

    I wanted to post here and let you all know that I have decided to leave Studio Calico to be a Stay at home Mom. My last day here will be January 25th.

    This was an incredibly hard decision....I've been with SC for 5 1/2 years. I started out packing kits around April's dining room table when Natale was only 3 months old. I've seen many changes here and tremendous growth....it's been a pleasure to be a part of it all behind the scenes.

    Rich and I have decided to try to add to our family this year by adopting another baby. The adoption process is a long, hard road and I wanted to be able to focus on it 100%. I also wanted to be able to focus on Natalee and really give her the attention that she needs before we bring another child into our family. I've already signed up to volunteer in her classroom at school 2 days a week!

    I love SC and will be leaving a part of my heart here, but I know that I am doing the right thing. My word for 2013 is FAMILY. I'm going to focus on my existing family and adding to it! However, I won't forget my SC family. I'm planning to stay active on the message boards because I'm going to need all of the inspiration that I can get to keep on track with PL this year! I have my subscription all ready to go, I'll FINALLY have the time to sit down and play with paper and glue....I can't wait!

  2. LauraC8127
    LauraC8127 says…

    Awww, Lorie, I'm selfishly sad to see you go but also very happy for you and your *family.* Enjoy more time with your little one and best wishes on the adoption journey. (((Hugs)))

  3. theelfqueen
    theelfqueen says…

    I think it's a wonderful thing to make a choice that works for your family!

  4. gluestickgirl (Studio Calico Creative Team Member)
    gluestickgirl says…

    love you, lorie. xoxo.

  5. DisneyMommyof6
    DisneyMommyof6 says…

    Oh Lorie--we'll miss you girl in Customer Service!! You are the best!! Seriously! You always have a calm soothing demeanor in all things stressful!

    BUT, excited for your new adventure! Yeah for new babies!

    You better stay active here or we'll come find you!

    Love you Lorie!


  6. stephanie_howell

    Lorie, my friend, I know that you and Rich and Natalee have BEAUTIFUL things ahead of you.
    You are a big part of SC and man were they blessed to have you for so long.

  7. JMValder (Gold Rewards Subscriber)
    JMValder says…

    Lorie, thank you for all that you did here while at SC. You know what is right for your family and I applaud you for making the hard decision to leave. Good luck and best wishes!

  8. DinCA (Gold Rewards Subscriber)
    DinCA says…

    You will be missed! You're always so kind and helpful to all of us. Don't be a stranger and enjoy your time with your family.

  9. paperandpetals (Gold Rewards Subscriber)
    paperandpetals says…

    You will be missed! I wish the best on your new journey.

  10. marcypenner (Studio Calico Creative Team Member)
    marcypenner says…

    you know I'll miss you Lorie. Promise you'll pop in now and then.

  11. blurcrazyuk (Gold Rewards Subscriber)
    blurcrazyuk says…

    Aw Miss Lorie we are gonna miss a bit of you BUT I couldn't be more excited for you. It's going to be so so great for you and your family. Also excited to see the new baby! Much much love to you my dear.

  12. rowdymama_bellsouth_net

    Lots of luck! Enjoy your time at home and your family!

  13. PunkyBear8210 (Gold Rewards Subscriber)
    PunkyBear8210 says…

    Best of luck! We will miss you!! Family always comes first, and I know that if I could, I would totally do the same thing. Enjoy this time with your family!

  14. isabel
    isabel says…

    Thank you Lorie for all the help you provide us during all these years... I wish you the best for 2013 !!!!

  15. amyscalze (Pink Rewards Subscriber)
    amyscalze says…

    Wishing you the best as you focus on your family! : )

  16. JustMel (Studio Calico Creative Team Member)
    JustMel says…

    Oh Lorie, I'm sad to see you go but so very excited for you!!! What an amazing adventure ahead for you and your family. All the best with the adoption process. I hope we will still see you around here.

  17. TaraElias
    TaraElias says…

    Shocked and saddened to pop over here this morning and see this. We will miss you, but it sounds like you have the most wonderful things in store for you! Wishing you the best in this journey and please do stick around and visit us! Good luck to you and your family, Lorie! xoxo

  18. mollymoo951 (Gold Rewards Subscriber)
    mollymoo951 says…

    Lorie, will miss you in Customer Service! Sad you are leaving; so happy for your plans! (((hugs)))

  19. gaia_uk
    gaia_uk says…

    Wishing you all the luck on your new adventure! Hope everything goes well for you and your family xx

  20. AprilFoster (Studio Calico Staff Member)
    AprilFoster says…

    you know i'm happy and sad all at the same time.
    so, i guess my word is "bittersweet" :)

    love you lots and because Lorie is part of my church family as well, I know I'll still be in touch. She and Natee can't get away from me and Claire....and Claire especially has a tight grip on Natalee.

  21. scrapally
    scrapally says…

    Oh Lorie! I have to agree with April, this is soooo bittersweet! We will miss you tons. I don't know an SC that doesn't include you. I will miss your great input, your rockin' service, and your vibrant personality. Much love to you and your family!

  22. ginny (Studio Calico Creative Team Member)
    ginny says…

    i will miss you, but this is so amazing for your family!!! i hope this is an outstanding year for you all!!!

  23. danielle1975
    danielle1975 says…

    We will miss you Lorie!!! Hugs to you....and congrats on "Family"!!!! At the end of the day, thats what matters most!!!

  24. Laney
    Laney says…

    Lorie, best of luck in your new life! Thanks for your outstanding customer service!

  25. HollyH
    HollyH says…

    Lorie, best of luck to you in the coming years. You have been an amazing help so many times to me personally, and you will me missed!

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