After almost exactly 3 whole years!!! I return! Well I'm just popping in to say "HI!" Where have I been? Well I've spent the past three years ya know, being a wife, mom, student and business owner which has all kept me a bit busy. Until now . . . we are now expecting our 4th blessing, a baby boy due next month! Which has undoubtedly forced me to slow down a bit.
Not to say that the projects have stopped in our house over the past three years, in fact, about 4 months after my last blog post, in June of 2012, we had a major flood in our home, which caused us to have to refinish all of the flooring on our main floor and refinish our finished basement. This was an extremely stressful time as it was just 3 months after I had opened my business. So since then, we ran have run out of steam. And a lot of the projects that I get emails about to this day (trafficmaster ceramica flooring over tile, and trafficmaster allure vinyl plank bathroom flooring especially, have all been replaced). But trust me, I've recently begun a whole new list of goals/projects for 2015 that I hope to conquer.
So, a lot has changed in the blogworld since my last post. I, for instance, no longer read blogs like I used to. Well, I have my favorites that I tend to check in on every now and then but I mostly visit blogs based on what peaks my interest on Pinterest or Instagram or what pops up on my Google+.
Yesterday, I read a post by Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick titled "Where Have All the Blogs Gone" and it made me think . . . while I never blogged as a business and it was always just for fun . . . how much I missed it. Also, having more free time on my hands as I await the arrival of our lil one, I've been tackling some projects around our tiny little ranch to either keep me busy, make my poor neglected house a home again, and organize and make room for a family of soon to be 6.
Some of these little projects I've shared on my personal Instagram and Pinterest, but I know some projects require more than just one picture, but several, and more than just a short description, but a tutorial, so I've decided to start a seperate Instagram: FWMade81blog to correspond with my blog for when those types of projects arise (and to also give my family and friends a break from my nesting insanity).
Yes, nesting is actually a thing! With this little extra burst of energy I've had over the past month, I've tackled the following little projects:
Tween Daughter's Gallery Wall including some adorable purchased digi prints and some DIY wall art
Boy's Room Monogram Wall Art
Installing shoe molding and caulking from my Board and Batten replacement "First big Project of 2012" post
DIY Cricut Card Stock Crib Mobile
Using some fun Hobby Lobby fabrics to make removable pillow covers and DIY no-sew Faux Roman Shades (Valance)
Re-purposed an old sweater to make Baby Harem pants and matching hat
Hope you follow along!