I know I have been a little MIA the last couple of weeks so I thought I would give a reader’s digest version for everyone on what’s been going on. I will probably break down some of the events into more in depth posts later but for now let’s just reconnect!
The good news
A few weeks ago I announced that I am officially a contributor for Trend Magazine’s blog and it has been great! Everyone is so amazing and talented and I am really looking forward to becoming part of such a great team. Since I started writing the “man” was really impressed with my submissions and asked if I would want to be a writer for their actual magazine! I was completely caught off guard because I was so nervous about each of my posts and felt they weren’t my best but I guess I did okay! I am waiting to hear more about the position and will go from there but it is pretty exciting just to be considered.
Dakota and I also attended a wedding for our friends Jayson and Ashley and that was beautiful! We were both in the bridal party and had a great time being surrounded by friends and celebrating a new chapter for them. Plus their wedding was at the same venue we had ours at so it was a fun trip down memory lane 🙂
The bad news
The last two weeks have been very emotional. One of my best friends mom passed away, another one of my good friends family member lost their baby, my grandpa passed away, and my husband had a grand mal seizure. Some of this was sudden and some was expected but none of it was easy. I will be forever grateful for my family, faith, and beliefs that help me get through such difficult times.
I’m sorry what?! – Dakota is fine and I am fine. I got a call Thursday afternoon from our friend that he had a big seizure at work and was being taken to the hospital. All of his tests came back normal and we were cleared to go home without too many instructions so that was comforting. I’ll do a more in depth post about it later but just know we are healthy and doing fine. Also, Dakota got another round of shots for his back/leg pain and we still haven’t seen much improvement but our next step is diligent physical therapy. Has anyone had success with it?
In my spare time
It has been slow at work so I have been able to catch up on some reading and started listening to some Podcasts! Has anyone listened to Serial?! It’s blowing my mind! I got my first StitchFix box and loved it! I also read some amazing articles this week too that motivated me to get my butt in gear and write my own and they also helped fill in my work day so thank you fellow bloggers!
We mostly spent our down time with our friends while they were coping or at home relaxing after our hospital visits; so huge shout out to HGTV and all of there amazing shows for keeping us distracted and sane. Also the Peony Project page, big thank you! That community is so strong and supportive I am glad to be a part of it; especially during these times.
You need to check this out
>> Shanndelier | Her book reviews are amazing and I always pick up a book she reads and have yet to be disappointed.
>> The Daily Tay | She wrote a PERFECT post about the “red cup” issue and it is so hilarious and spot on. Plus her writing style is so perfect; it’s like you are actually hearing all of her thoughts
>> My So Called Chaos | Her new web design is so clean and pretty!
>> Paige Avenue | This little boutique has the cutest clothes! Plus the lady who started it is amazing.
>> Life with Rosie | She compared her StitchFix box to her Trendsend box and I am seriously considering switching to Trendsend!
Please send me your favorite Podcasts or Audio-books! I have had a lot of downtime lately and really need some suggestions 🙂