Life.Moves.Too.Fast. Do you agree?
I’ve had this post in the works for 3 days now. Three days.
I’m sitting here sipping on the last few sips of my coffee (now cold) in our brand new house, well, new to us. It’s exciting sometimes to look around here and think “This is ours!” And then the excitement wears off and I think (with the heavy knowledge of responsibility) “This is ours,” in a much lower pitch.
This little blogging hiatus has had me questioning me continuing to post on this blog. For far too long I felt pressured to pump out content day after day. You may have seen me talking about this here and here. Life gets in the way (and it should!). Work gets in the way (and it should!).
Between packing, working on design, moving, unpacking and getting the house in order to host Thanksgiving (word to the wise: don’t EVER think you’re a superhuman and do this. Just don’t), blogging has taken a back seat. It’s very similar to when I first started this blog in June of 2012. We had just moved to Georgia and I blogged when I felt like it.
But this is what I like about blogging. It’s not a daily commitment. It usually is when you first start, but having daily content is exhausting. Kudos to those who find spectacular things to blog about on a daily basis. Or not so-spectacular content but spectacular, delicious rambling that we like to read. I really like those.
- I can’t believe we’re in the second half of November already. It makes my last post seem a little out of place, almost, considering that it was published a week after I intended to. Oops.
- I was getting peeved at the excess of Christmas decor right after Halloween. But then Erin’s post made it all better. Even though I adamantly believe Christmas decorating shouldn’t start until Black Friday, her post made this little Grinch’s heart melt. Just a little.
- We finally received our first pieces of new furniture in the house, and I have to say, I’m pretty proud of how it’s looking! I’m working with the talented Heather Freeman to pull this room together and already she’s helped me out immensely! We need ceiling fans here in the South (much to my chagrin, as I’m more of a crystal chandelier girl) and Heather helped me pick out a ceiling fan that’s not too ugly for our master bedroom. It even matches our lamps from Marshall’s. That in itself is reason enough to hire her!
- I recently have paid more attention to my eyebrows, and I realized what a huge difference a defined arch makes for your face and your age. I didn’t have a defined arch for the past year and it made me look older. Now I resemble myself in my mid-twenties. Score!
- My Pinterest Crafts & DIY board is getting a lot more TLC lately. There are lots of things that need fixing in this house, that don’t necessarily merit paying someone to do them (although my husband would love to hand it over to someone else), and my Pinterest account is getting lots of use. And by this I mean windowsills. Apparently the prior residents weren’t too happy about getting evicted before this house went on the market, and they destroyed all but ONE windowsill in the entire house. The corners were karate-chopped off. Seriously? At least it allows me to follow the SawDust Girl’s tutorial on how to replace a windowsill and trim. Husband, all I want for Christmas is
youa miter saw. Pretty please? Are you a DIY-er?
- I never thought I’d say this, and it makes me feel like the Grinch (hey there, this is beginning to be a theme) when his heart warms over, but I finally hopped on the Swift wagon. I’m obsessed with Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off. It is definitely a dance in your seat happy song that gives me the sly side-eye from my husband because he knows he’ll be humming it for hours to come when I play it.