I'm Back!

Monday, February 26, 2018


Anyone there??

Wow, I did not intend to take six months off from blogging, but I needed the break. But, I miss y'all and I miss documenting my life!!

I swore I wouldn't get back into blogging until I felt like 1. I had stuff to talk about, 2. I had time to talk about it, and 3. I could post consistently.

Life definitely has seasons and the last six months were just an overwhelmingly busy season. So much so that I decided to scale back on my sign shop and the blog. The things that mattered most in my life were not getting the attention they deserved. Scratch that....they WERE getting the attention they deserved, but I was drowning from being spread so thin. So, the things that don't matter as much as my family (blog and sign shop) got cut until I felt like I could balance it all better.

I have always been someone who is go-go-go. I hate sitting around and I struggle with relaxing, but I've learned that these years while my child (and future children) is young are years I am not going to get back. Also, I needed to focus on my husband and not running out to the garage to work on signs or stay up late blogging. Plus, I just felt like I didn't have anything to document other than Graham.

The last time we spoke I had decided that staying home with Graham was just not for me. I LOVE being his mom. LOVE it. But, I need to get out of the house and feel like I have something for me. My sign shop blew up just like we had hoped for because we were wanting that to supplement Chris's income and give me something to do. But, honestly, being at home all day, working all day by myself, dealing with a toddler, then having to work late hours because I couldn't get anything done with said toddler was taking a toll on me. I did not feel like myself and I missed teaching.

Going back to teaching is definitely the right decision and I haven't regretted it for one moment. Thanksgiving was the first week off where I was with G 24/7 and that week confirmed my decision to go back, ha!!

So, I went back to work and am now an Instructional Specialist at an elementary school. This role is PERFECT for me. Not only do I get to do what I love, but I no longer have my own classroom to manage, which it perfect for a mother with young kids. I go into classrooms and pull small groups to help kids who need a little extra. 

As far as what to expect going forward:

We are building a house! So, you can expect lots of house posts ranging from the building process to how I'm going to decorate it. I will also do another post explaining why we chose to move...again.

Graham updates! This blog is a documentation of my life, so including Graham in posts is how I keep a virtual baby book.

Some fashion, but not too much! Chris and I are reading A Simplified Life and it is changing. our. life! We have cleared out so many bags of stuff and have really altered our mindset on things we bring into our home. I was hesitant to get the book, but now I know what all the rage is about!

General everyday life posts! I love seeing how others live, even if it isn't a life much different than mine. I plan on writing more conversational posts and am really going to try and steer clear from forced posts just because I feel like I have to blog.

I can't wait to keep y'all updated and I'm so excited to be back in my blogging groove! Thanks for sticking by me and emailing me to make sure all is well :)


  1. Missed you, but totally understand! Your job sounds like a dream! Can’t wait to hear all about your move :)

  2. Welcome back to blog world! Your job sounds perfect. I stopped teaching to stay home, but something like that would tempt me back because I do miss it sometimes. I’m reading Grace, Not Perfection right now but A Simplified Life is next on my list.

  3. Woohoo to being back! Loved Emily's first book and now I'm even more excited to get into A Simplified Life. Can't wait to see house updates and of course G updates.

  4. Yay, welcome back friend! Can't wait to see your house updates!