Safe to say 2014 is off and running. Ellerie can sit and is cutting teeth like a pro. Paul is working nutty hours and still coming home upbeat. I've got more sharpie-d lists than I know what do to with. The only person who didn't get the memo is my laptop who I think is grinding herself towards a slow and painful death (I am so sick of that spinning rainbow I could just scream).
I am glad to have taken the first BIG step to getting my shop & blog newsletter off the ground by creating a mailchimp account. Admittedly, this first step (opening the sign up list) is an easy one and the hard steps (creating authentic, interesting and valuable content for said newsletter) are to follow. But sometimes the first step takes the most effort so I am glad to be rolling. If you'd like to sign-on for some spam-free, occasional updates from me, you can do so here. Please note, this is different than receiving my daily blog posts in your email inbox (which you can do towards the bottom right of this blog page).
Super random update, the jade wreath on my front door is alive and well! We're a month in, and it looks pretty much the same as it did when I made it ... and a few of the buds have flowered! That can't be a bad thing. I bought a water bottle with spray attachment and have been misting it every few days. It dries out often because this time of year the front of our house gets some pretty intense sun.
Perhaps even more random, I got my favorite pre-kiddo e&p photo out of it's old frame and into a new one. It's currently hanging in our bathroom and startles me every time I walk in.
If you follow me on Pinterest this is old news, but this past week I got a crazy dream to cover our boring carpeted bedroom in layered rugs. This is going to take some time since I'd love to not pay insane prices for the styles I am looking for and instead "collect" the rugs from craigslist and secondhand shops. I love that this will be a bit more flexible, comfortable and less expensive than installing travertine like we did in my beloved office. Plus, I figure I can always resell the rugs if and when I get "over" this plan. As this project progresses I'll share more here, but so far my craigslist find rug count is at one. And I love this one (it's huge and originally from...ikea, ha!).
Friendly reminder that you can shop stamps for just one more week before I'm offically retire from stamps.
Have a great weekend.