It’s been a year of learning to blog for me, starting with my first post on January 9, 2012, ‘Tis the Season…for Thank You notes, at the urging of dear friend Alison. Although I fancied myself adept at navigating this digital world, putting my big toe into WordPress for blogging set me straight:

I was a digital dinosaur with a lot to learn.

Almost as soon as I published that first post, Alison came to me with an idea: to create our own fun-filled website for commercial purposes. After a lengthy start in one direction that proved NOT cost-justifiable, we re-grouped, to the relief of our husbands, and the result is even more exciting than our first idea.

So, here ya go……

The Gracious Posse logo

Alison says it best her Avad Fan blog post:

 The Gracious Posse is a new lifestyle website celebrating the art of living in an emptying-nest.  Join my dear friend  Ellen and me, along with a growing Posse, as we use our blessings to create our way into a gracious life that no longer is almost completely devoted to raising children.

     The Gracious Posse will be posting everyday with a weekly round-up on Sundays.  Posts will range from inspirations to recipes and how-tos to good and beautiful works happening around town, as well as across the country.  We will also soon begin offering unique and hard to find products that we believe will appeal to our Posse.  We hope that The Gracious Posse will become the one place that you want to visit with your cup of coffee in the morning or your glass of wine at night.

Ellegram will remain online, for those of you who want to read about the posse inspiration or how to make homemade pizza.  My family and friends are my greatest source of strength and encouragement. Thank you for your love and encouragement.

Love,  Ellen