Our little man turned two this last week. Hard to believe. Luckily the day came and went and I didn’t go into labor, so he is safe from having to share his birthday with his soon-to-join-us brother. Although they will probably have joint parties for years to come. Sorry, boys.
It’s going to be 80+ degrees today in Colorado (and all this week, actually), and it’s really got me itching for the official start of summer. After all my years living in California, I never really considered myself a beach girl or a “Cali girl” – my pale, melanoma-prone skin wouldn’t really allow for that sunkissed tan… but I think moving away from there and to a place with actual seasons has made me truly appreciate the warm weather and the feeling of the sun on my skin (especially after a long winter).
Grab a cup of coffee and let’s get real. Here’s some ramblings of what’s been on my mind lately (warning: it’s all over the place. I blame hormones.)
Things have been very quiet around the blog lately. Between planning for our 3rd baby, keeping up with my Etsy shop and doing some freelance work, I haven’t had much time to devote to blogging.
The Mr. and I were talking the other day about how things change over time. When I started this blog a little over 3 years ago, I had every intention of becoming a big-time blogger who earns an income from it. Over time, I learned that many of the ways necessary to make an income from blogging were not paths I wanted to take or really felt passionate about. I also opened my Etsy shop during that time and saw success from the more time and effort I put into it, and I have fallen in love with making that my career over the last year and a half.
Apparently this questionnaire has been going around the web with several bloggers, and I’ve been tagged by my lovely friend Candy to share my take on my writing process. Candy is a fellow blogger whose writing style I love and totally relate to, and I so enjoyed reading how her writing process works.
I personally love reading about how other writers think, feel and go about their writing. It helps me feel a little less crazy and a little more like a welcomed member of the writing community. If you’re a writer in any sense (whether you blog, write poetry or even just journal for the heck of it), maybe you’ll find something you can relate to, too – and hopefully you’ll feel a little less crazy.
So, it’s official. We will have one little princess and two tough boys running around our house. I couldn’t be more thrilled! I would be lying if I said I wasn’t hoping for a boy. He and Lincoln will be almost exactly two years apart; which means they can share a room, have the same friends – maybe. At the very least they will attend school together, and hopefully, just hopefully, they will be buddies.
I’m extremely excited (and also a bit nervous!) to be debuting a whole new product in my shop. For quite a while now, I’ve been brainstorming, designing, researching, researching and researching to learn how to create long-lasting wire-bound scrapbooks/journals. This project (and really this entire “Capture the Little Moments” series) came from my own desire to make documenting life easier and something I could keep up with – and I am thrilled that the “Capture the Little Moments” book is finally complete and up for sale!
Things have been ridiculously busy for us over the last week or so. My mother and father-in-law were here for a full week for the Thanksgiving holiday, so I was busy prepping for their stay and then enjoying our time with them. We managed to squeeze a WHOLE lot into one little week, including a trip to the Denver Zoo, a Christmas Lighting at Pearl Street in Boulder, an overnight getaway for myself and the Mr. in Vail, CO to celebrate 7 happy years of marriage, Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping. Phew. I’m still exhausted.
Well I guess it’s time to return to normal life. After a long week of moving out, traveling, and moving in, we are finally settling in and life is gaining back some sense of normalcy. Yesterday was the first time in a couple of weeks that I washed and folded laundry and it almost felt foreign to me (not that I’m complaining about two weeks without laundry).
I have totally neglected the blog this week. Truth be told, I am out-of-my-mind busy and I haven’t had a spare moment. In fact, I shouldn’t be taking the time to write this now… I should be finishing up some work, packing and making lunch.
But I’m feeling sorry for my little blog. So here I sit, writing.