Monday, April 23, 2012

Busy year, guys.

Oops. I need to work on my updating skills. As in, I need them. Period.

So, in the last year, Declan (aka Husband) started back in school, which has been so great for him. He's planning on transferring next Fall to SDSU to major in Environmental Science because he's so smart and loves nature.

In the midst of adjusting to a new and very hectic schedule due to school and work, we found the most darling house on the planet, which we are now renting! As soon as I saw it I knew it was meant to be ours. It's a little cottage that was built in 1928. Hardwood floors, open beam ceilings, boysenberries growing all along the back fence... but it needed A LOT of fixing up. That was our entire Summer, really, fixing up the house and getting moved in. Summer and Fall semesters were brutal, as we didn't see much of one another. Any spare time together was spent on home renovations. (I feel like I need to get some before and after shots together to prove how busy I was.)

Last Spring I lost my 2 art room co-workers at Trader Joe's (they both transferred out within a couple weeks of each other) and got a very talented replacement that exceeded all my hopes! Work has been good. Busy/stressful at times, but good. It's good to have work to do, right?

So much work that I've put the Etsy shop on the back burner. I've been so focused on the house and the yard and the animals (we have a dog and 5 hens now!) that it's been tough to juggle everything. But you know what? I'm tired of being a slacker and I'm going to be more creative- because it makes me happy. Nothing matters more than being happy.

We've hosted a few really lovely parties in our new place. Our annual Thanksgiving Part One was great. We cooked a giant bird and everyone else brought sides and desserts. I've had a couple tea parties, and I threw Declan an ice cream sundae party for his birthday in February. We even had a mini keg of root beer for floats. It was fun.

Declan's doing great in school- almost a 4.0 and he's working 4 days a week. He's been managing his time so well and it's inspired me to do the same. I should be able to balance work, home, and creative time.

Coming soon:
- saving money in a classy way
- more updates on the Etsy shop
- recipes and projects
- and moooore!!

Love, Lauren

1 comment:

  1. I am miserable when I can't make anything. It's part of how I stay sane. I can sympathize with you both about balancing time. Between both jobs and a husband I don't get a lot of time to make stuff. What I need to do is give myself a scheduled block of time with a specific goal/task to complete.

    I'm proud of you guys! You inspire me :)