Hi Friends – It’s been awhile. I really love to share my stories with you, but my children sort of stole my computer so they could do homework. And while I in theory support this decision, I lament that it means losing regular access to my stuff. A small inconvenience that I’m sure was conveniently omitted from the supposedly comprehensive, What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
Another tough challenge to lifestyle blogging is that sometimes my life feels quite style-less. I mean my clothes are cute enough, but I’m no #OOTD kind of woman. My house is cozy and sweet, and made completely of things that do not bring anything HGTV to mind. I am a full-time PR specialist for an alternative energy company and my work life is built upon words, not glamorous pictures. (Honestly, the last photo shoot I was on-site for involved the backside of a Ford Edge. 100% Not romantic.) I do love cooking and can be really adventurous in the kitchen. Unfortunately, when I’m trying to get dinner on the table for a family of five, I am left with precisely no time for pretty pictures. So there you go – a lot of life and very little style.
So, here I am writing a lifestyle blog that is stuck with a tag line of “real life.” I’m inspired to blog by my friends and family who write their own stories online. I’m inspired by the little voice deep in my heart relentlessly urging me to put words on paper – any words, all the words. And I’m inspired by my 11 year old daughter who says she loves to read my blog posts.
Some of my stories are hard (this January has kind of been the worst), some are super-fun (glamping anyone?) and some might be just me needing to put my thoughts about the day into an order I can see. I hope something I say along the way might help you. In fact, I definitely have great advice about etiquette, planning events, and writing; and there is a strong chance that I have solid parenting advice thanks to a million mistakes I’ve made along the way. Most of all though, I hope you will laugh when you read my family’s stories. Because we are laughing – and that’s what makes everything else do-able.