Truth be told, I've considered starting a new blog or just redesigning this one and changing the name (esp since I don't have a matching url) and while that debate has been going on in my mind I've avoided putting any time or effort into it as it currently stands. Big mistake. I mean that certainly isn't the way to build suspense for a new look or name... and it's not helping my cause with gaining or keeping followers either. Basically, I did not choose wisely and I'm sorry.
So, what's been going on since March? A lot actually!
1. Jake and I traveled to Cancun on a trip for my work and it was amazeballs (yes, all one word). It was really nice because even though we've taken trips together we don't splurge the way you can when the majority of your costs are being covered. That nicety allowed us to spend our own money on excursions, which were so much fun, and other little things we wanted to do... like be total tourists and purchase photos from said excursions.
couples swim with dolphins
view from the balcony
2. I traveled... a lot. In addition to Cancun, I visited Savannah for my Mom's 50th birthday; Salt Lake City for SNAP! a blogger conference (as a sponsor, not a blogger); San Diego for our largest event of the year; and Atlanta immediately after for the Homes.com & ForRent.com Crafting for Charity event. It sounds like a lot and it felt like a lot up until I hit my bed after the very last trip was over (and even a bit after that). Don't believe me? Take a look for yourself!
park in Savannah
fun closing party at SNAP!
putting the finishing touches on the booth
trip to the San Diego zoo after a long week
After photo from the Crafting for Charity event in Atlanta
3. My inner DIY-er was uncovered. I've always enjoyed artsy projects but working on the dining room redesign for The Nicholas House during the Crafting for Charity event really exposed the joy of it. It doesn't hurt that Beth Hunter from HomeStoriesAtoZ asked if I was a DIY-er because she thought I was a natural... but seriously, she told me in Atlanta and made the same comment on her Crafting for Charity post. Needless to say, I finally came home and started looking at every room like a potential project. What's on my list? Replacing the kitchen tiles to start, adding hardware to our guest bathroom, freshening up the master bath, and renovating the laundry room. I'm sure theres more but that's what first comes to mind.
I know that's only a list of three update, but it will have to do for now. #babysteps
Oh, well I guess #4 could be that I started regularly inserting hashtag into both verbal and written communication. #bettergetusedtoit