I love the start of a new school year. Something about it. The cooler air setting in. A routine after a completely playful and unstructured summer. New Ideas. A new start.
This year is a big change....like they all are. I have THREE kids in school (albeit 1/2 day Kindergarten) with one baby monkey at home. I'll have more quiet time, but more messes. Funny how that works.
A big change we just made was to move my art studio up to the master bedroom. I've had my art studio in a small basement bedroom for 4 years. One room is for shipping and packing, and the other was my studio. But with very little natural light, and no space to put my feet up or make messes was starting to cramp my workflow. My husband suggested we just swap rooms! I was very hesitiant at first...but after realizing how much more we'd function as a family (me being able to work along side my kids if I needed to, more space to get projects done behind a closed door and not in the living room...etc. It was a no-brainer.
I'll show you more pictures once we get everything set up. It's still coming together. But it's been oh so nice!
And as always, I'm always considering growth, how I'm growing and how that works with my growing family. It's been a year of tremendous opportunites and growth for me, and I'm constantly balancing that out with my kids and family time, and motherhood. It's a balancing act that is constant. And this year I'm starting to feel the flow. There are so many great things ahead!
Another change is I'll be showing up here more! With the summer as it's been, I just haven't been able to sit down and get on a computer for long enough. I'm sure you understand! But blogging is something that I really love, and I've taken it slower lately. I'm excited to come back to it, and share more here. I have a lot to share! Some changes you'll notice is that I currently am no longer taking sponsors on this blog. I've decided to go back to my roots of keeping this blog a bit more of a business journal than a promotional space, so I won't be taking any more sponsors or doing giveaways of other products, etc. I'm feeling the need to make this blog a bit more of how it started, which was completely and totally me...and my work...and my thoughts and a space that we can really have a conversation, engage in beautiful things and journey together.
So come over and say hello. We'll go on this new adventure together!
PS: And thanks for the tremendous response to the sale this weekend! (It's still going on....30% off today, 20% off tomorrow...it's been crazy! We need extra elves in the shop to keep up...thank you!) I hope you all enjoy your new goodies! xoxo