The Spring of 2014 is coming to a close. It has been a crazy busy one for me – all good – very exciting actually, but has me re-evaluating my time management.
With Summer officially starting this Saturday I have been setting up a summer calendar for everything I need to get done in a day. I am making sure I put in an hour or two of “down” time each day so I can sit back and enjoy all the season has to offer instead of working 24/7. That is what Summer is all about, so I am going to comply.
While I get back on track this week after traveling 3 times in as many weeks, I want to share a few things with you.
Do you know Jenna from SAS Interiors? She is one of my blogging buddies. We found each other’s blogs early on in our blogging life and became fast friends. She is expecting her 3rd child – a girl any day now. She prepared ahead and is running a series entitled, Creating a Beautiful Home on her blog this summer so she can take the time to enjoy her newest bundle of joy. Each week a few bloggers will be guest posting for her. Today my post is up in her blog. You can find it, here. Tell her hi and that Di sent ya.
One of the perks of winning was that the winner would be featured in the pages of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine.
I didn’t know when, only that it would be in a Summer issue of the mag. I found out from Debbie who blogs at ReFresh ReStyle. She saw it in her digital edition of the magazine and posted it on her Facebook page.
I subscribe to the magazine, but it had not yet arrived in my mailbox, so I went searching for it at all the supermarkets, bookstores, and drug stores until I found the July issue. I now know that CVS gets the latest magazines before any other store in my area. :-) Winning was pretty exciting, but seeing my photo in the magazine is one of those special moments in life.
The next time you visit me here, things may look a little different. After blogging for 4.5 years, it was time to update the back end of things on the blog. I have done many design tweaks over the years, but never a full scale update on the back end.
Many things have been going wonky and I found out that one reason was that the “theme” I use is probably to blame. A feud between WordPress (the blogging platform I use and the developer of the theme I use has caused a few features I use to not work or they have completed disappeared. Urgggggh!
I am excited for the new layout, design, and theme. It is simple and clean and will allow me to make the photos I share with you in each post much larger and the focus of the pages.
Now I am off to finish up my summer calendar and working on two big projects that I will be sharing with you this summer. I told you a few weeks ago that I was going to be transforming one of my daughters unused bedrooms into an office for Ed. He nixed that idea since he likes working in the dining room so he is where all the action is.
I have come up with an even better idea on how I am going to transform the room that has me more excited then any other project I have done in my home – it is going to be life changing for me!
It will of course all be done on a super tight budget. Instead of doing one reveal post at the end of the summer, I am going to show you the process and projects as I complete them. I have it all visualized in my head - time to put the plan into the room so I can begin to use it.
Back to planning my summer schedule now and purging the contents of the unused bedroom. XO