my crazy girls...
Well friends, it's a new year and with a new year comes a new blog post. Buckle up. There isn't a pin attached to this post - yeah I know, I'm getting crazy!!
I'm going to be flat out honest with you, life is kicking my butt right now. It's sort of kicking Miranda's too. We don't write a lot about the nitty gritty of our lives on here because well, who wants to read about that? Do you really want to know that in my real life I have a real job (besides the VERY real job of being a mom)? Do you really want to know that they have sort of doubled my work load? Do you want to know that Declan has crazy colic and Miranda can't put him down without him breaking out into hysterics? Do you want to know that Quinn has decided that sleeping is completely optional and pretty much unnecessary for her parents? Do you want to know that we truly believe that Macie and Beckett plot against us during the few playdates we can manage these days? It's true. Our kids are out to get us. I swear! I could go on and on, but really - you don't need to hear it all and we know that every family (especially with plotting toddlers) have their own drama, we aren't special.
she looks innocent...
We started this little adventure in 2011. Wow. Writing that seems crazy to me. In that time our readers have ebbed and flowed, we have had amazing posts, dreadful posts and posts we thought were amazing and you… didn't. As I'm word vomiting on this page, I know this sounds like we're breaking up with you -- we aren't. We are just living life. Sometimes life means that projects don't get done. I have an entire house of projects that I am DYING to tackle, but I also have two little girls, a husband, a job, laundry, errands, a house that needs to be cleaned (every once in awhile) and the list goes on. So my fun project list sometimes has to sit. It sucks, because let's be honest, it's way more fun to paint stripes in a bathroom than it is to clean the bathroom. Can I get an amen??
I guess what I'm asking for 2014 is this - can you cut us a little slack? Slack for when a post goes up late, we forget hit or miss or we throw an archived post up because the kids are need attention and love, the house is a mess, life is chaos or one of us finally had to be committed to the psych ward… I kid… maybe.
Of course if one of you is a professional organizer and would like to come to my house and help me re-group, I can get right back on track… just throwing it out there!!
And so you know I'm not completely falling down on the job - I'll give you a preview of my list:
Flour Sack Kitchen Towels
Striping the girls bathroom
Kitchen chair Makeover
Kid's Craft Corner
Window Pin Board
Barn wood Table
… and the list goes on and on and on. I know Miranda has a list just as long as mine but I'll let her tell you about it sometime. So what's your list for 2014? Fun things? Exciting things? Big projects? Small tasks? I want to hear your list too… it'll make me feel better about mine!
and yes, I threw cute pictures of my kids in here for no good reason… I'm sneaky like that.