It's been a long while since I've written! In fact, this might just be the longest bloggy break I've ever taken. Don't know why ... I haven't felt very inspired to write I suppose. Nothing much to write about as well.
That, however, doesn't mean I haven't been busy as can be!
We've had quite a few visitors wanting to see our adorable, beautiful, and SO easy going Gloria. I've also been at work quite a lot already. My godmother came to visit this entire week and I put in about 25 hours to get things settled and organized so that when I do return in a week, things will be more put together for me.
I've also been VERY busy with the etsy shops. Yes, I said SHOPS. I started a second one with some invitations, menu cards, etc. and while it's not nearly as stocked as the other one, it has added some more work for sure! I've already printed about 150 invitations for people and it's so fun bringing some happiness in to these events and doing it for a reasonable price. I get so ANGRY when I see how much others charge. Yes, it takes me a HUGE amount of time to print them, cut them, and go to the post office everyday, but I like doing it at a reasonable price. Not everybody can spend $50,000 on a wedding.
I digressed. When I finally got the inspiration to write today, I thought I'd write about the two things that have been occupying my mind lately: my businesses and more importantly, my beautiful gals!
C'mon Let's Celebrate. Here I have invitations, menu cards, programs, and more. I'm trying to add more listings (because I have the BIGGEST list of ideas on my phone and computer) but it takes quite a lot of time to design them and my attention is more on the sides of looking at this beautiful face as often as possible. ; )
Gloria has been SUCH an awesome baby. She had 3 rough days last week because I gave her a stomach virus and while I was sitting on the toilet she was spitting up. It wasn't pretty. But the good news is she continued to sleep through it all (we're averaging about 5.5 hours between feedings, but sometimes get as much as 6.5). I'd LOVE for it to be longer sleeping, but we go from about 9:30 to 3 and then 6:30 we wake up for the day. Evan does the 3 am feed most nights so I'm sleeping from 11:30 to 6:30 most mornings and with a newborn that's pretty dang good! As for the daytime, she continues to be SO easy peesy. She just does tummy time or sits in her boppy for 45 minutes looking at the world without a fuss. Then when it's time to eat, she lets you know! But, she feeds quickly, and then takes a snooze or continues on her merry way looking around happily. It's so wonderful!
So I've discussed one beautiful gal and one business. Here's the SECOND business.
Pretty Prints Shop is all about that: any print I can imagine. I've done signs for people's weddings, quite a few baptism gifts, things for the kitchen, and of course a ton in the nursery! I add more to this one because it's my baby and I've had ideas for it forever.
And my original baby ... here she is ... in her full glory. She is SO stinking fun right now.
Liliana sings and talks up a STORM. Her favorite things to say are "Daddy and Mommy are silly!" or she's a big fan of saying "Ok Mommy be right back!" when she goes to the potty. This morning, she told me "Madrina has my heart" Yeah, she's warmed up to my godmother quite a lot! She's such a brilliant little stinker. I'm pretty obsessed with her.
All in all life has been great since Gloria was born. I'm REALLY overwhelmed with the thought of going back to work full-time without any help (Evan's hours continue to be insane). But, that's another blog post for another day. : )
Friday Fellowship - Jenna Buettemeyer
9 hours ago