Hello there, friend.
I won't waste any time with excuses or formalities...let's just say that I've missed you and I've missed writing and the fact that the holidays are a crazy time of year isn't news to anyone. So, consider this December update post a quick catch-up on life, blogging, and plans for 2016.
Life | Here's what the past couple of weeks have looked like. Went to Phoenix for a childhood friends' wedding. Visited the home I grew up in. Got to have brunch with Madison Wetherill. Shouted "Well done, Sir!" to God when I saw this sunrise. Taught a class with the Influence Network. Learned how to cut my husband's hair. Hosted an epic Friendsgiving. Also hosted a Downton Abbey baby shower for my dear friend Kendra. Spent Thanksgiving with my parents down in Derby. Binge-watched four episodes of The Americans with Hans (unsure of how I feel about this one).
came to a screeching halt, I did what any self-respecting blogger would do and hid from my blog for six weeks.
Because, you know, that makes sense.
Mostly, I've been getting super introspective about what I want my blog to be about. What do I want to spend my time writing? What do I have to say that I think will be of value to you, the reader?
This is the conclusion I've come to: ultimately, I want to write things that give life.
This means I won't be cranking out posts as often, and that there won't be as many 7 Quick + Dirty Decluttering Tips or How to Get Rid of 25 Things in 5 Minutes type posts. But it does mean that you'll be getting more of my heart and less of my hustle.
Tiny House | Hans and I picked up our tiny house trailer a few weeks ago, and haven't done much since. We (and by "we" I mean mostly Hans) were working on remodeling/finishing our basement, and Hans only wanted to be working on one big project at a time.
Now the basement is finished (#praisehands) and we can bust out our tiny house! We've ordered framing plans from
, so the goal is to get the house framed and sealed before Kansas gets too unbearably cold, and then finish the interior over the winter.
What's YOUR December Update, friend? How are you??