Anyone still checking in here??? Wow, where to even begin after such a long time between posts…I have had so much I’ve wanted to blog about since my last post and I think if I waited till I have time to blog about all of it it’d never happen so I guess I’ll just jump in with random bits and I’ll try to catch up with more frequent posts over the next week.
Balance…struggling to find it. Think I’m getting closer…finally.
What I’ve been keeping busy with…designing blogs. Here’s a few links to some recent projects:
I have 2 others that should be finished this evening and 4 more that are in various stages as well as a website design that I think I’ll be taking on for a very exciting client. I also had the opportunity to work with Tara on the design for her new Wriskey logo (wish I could share but she’s got an exciting unveiling planned soon). :) She’s got some REALLY fun marketing items that we’ll be working on soon too. Busy busy but I’m loving it. The people I’ve met over the past month have been amazing to work with and I’m so excited to be doing something that I enjoy and actually making a bit of extra (read just enough) money to pay the bills. :)
Okay, lots more to blog about the new design endeavors but that’s one of about a bazillion topics floating around in my head for the past month and I’d like to cover at least a few of them in this post so back to the design stuff later. :)
Sooo, apparently I’m a…
My sweet sweet friend Nancy listed me on her blog as a rockin’ girl blogger. Right back at ya Nancy. :) She’s one of the absolute sweetest most generous women I know. And an incredibly talented designer ta-boot. Thank you Nancy, you made my day. :)
So now I’m supposed to name my list of ‘rockin’ girl bloggers’ which is nearly impossible for me to do. If you saw my bloglines list you’d understand why. So I think I’m gonna try and be kinda random here.
Shabby Miss Jenn – because I totally owe my crazy fun new designing career to her little referral to Tara a month or so ago. She’s always incredibly supportive and just crazy sweet. Love her to pieces.
Okay, is it just me or are there certain blogs where you’re just too intimidated to post comments on? Well, here’s a couple on my list.
Melody’s Sofa – She makes me so thankful for the ‘keep new’ check box in bloglines. I think I have 10 or more posts saved to go back and read now and then. Most recent posts added are this one (going to try doing this challenge tomorrow or wednesday) and this one. I wish I could just copy and paste the whole thing on my blog for everyone to read. Truly inspiring.
Red Shoe’s Blog – this one I’ve recently started commenting on and I’m so glad I did. Catharine is not at all as intimidating as I thought. LOL She’s completely sweet and has even posted flattering comments here on my blog. Totally makes my day. :) She has the most amazing store and it’s right here in Michigan so I’ve been holding off ordering online in hopes that soon I’ll be able to shop there in person. First thing on my list…a little red fairy door. Is that whimsical or what?! :)
Brianna Graham – I honestly didn’t think we had any photographers this stinkin’ cool in Michigan, let alone right in Grand Rapids. She’s got a new website that’s just gorgeous and is selling out workshops left and right. Attending one is on my ever-growing wishlist. It’s another spendy item so I’ve gotta decide if it’s right before or right after the tiffany blue bike. I think they’re both pushed out to spring at this point so I’ve got some time to save my pennies. :)
Shabby Juls – A dear friend that I’ve gotten to know just this past year and I’m so thankful for her. Some of my favorite rockin’ posts from her blog…this recent one – definitely gave me a different and much needed new perspective on life right now, and is this not the coolest table you’ve ever seen?! And how ’bout this fun retro bike that her DH restored? She’s also started selling some gorgeous hand painted items in her new etsy shop.
Okay, gotta run. I wish I had time for more but if I don’t post this now it’ll sit in my drafts folder for another month. I promise to be back soon with pics and lots more links. Still on the list of things to blog about…
- a new balanced to-do list
- eating healthier – I’ve gotta share my latest favorite meal to make (yes I do make stuff…occasionally)
- movie and music reviews
- Pixel update
- lots of thoughts lately on the amazing friends that I’ve been blessed with. Goofy video and picture mail to share that made me smile. Super sweet real mail that I’ve received. I don’t know what I’d do without them and it’s about time I dedicate an entire post to the subject of friends. :)
That’s just a few of the things still knockin’ around inside my head so hopefully you’ll come back. Off to hang out with one of those dear friends and do some sewing tonight. Maybe I’ll be able to add a new bag or two to the next blog post too. :)
Thanks so much for the e-mails and comments checkin’ in. I won’t be such a stranger from now on. :)