{Finding balance…}

I will be the very 1st one to admit that i have been a bad, bad blogger lately.  I don’t keep up on posts, i don’t keep up on emails, i  have a hard time even keeping up on my things that “have” to be done – like taking showers…brushing my teeth…just kiddin, i do get to those things :)

But, for reals.  I am definitely having a hard time finding the right balance to keep up this blog and having a husband :)  When he was in Iraq, and i started this blog i had time every night after the kiddies were in bed to check out all my favorite blogs and do a post for my own blog every couple of days.  NOW, not so much.  Husbands require attention (go figure), and after a long day its nice to have time to have time to talk with just him about whatever after the kids are in bed. 

But, don’t get me wrong i LOVE having him home and don’t wish him gone again.   And, i didn’t realize how much i missed him until he does his crazy stuff….and believe me i could do a whole blog just about him and post every day about all of his craziness…

messy garage 008

Yes, that is Santi (my husband).  And yes, Santi is Asian, but yes…Santi is wearing a poncho and a cowboy hat and riding around the neighborhood on our scooter.  Other times he wears his rice hat (i will for sure get a pic of that next time).  He rides around the neighborhood honking at all the neighbors, most neighbors know him so they understand his craziness, but those who don’t…who knows what they think!?!


Anyways, i am for sure not quitting blogging.  I just hope you guys will hang in there with me for a bit while i figure this all out.  I have SO MANY things to share, i love the inspiration that i get from other bloggers, and i love the emails that i get all the time about how i have inspired and motivated you.  I just need to find the right balance between all of this.  In some ways i would like to take this blog further (like adding sponsors, doing occasional giveaways, etc) but for now i have turned down those offers and just need to focus on my family and doing what i love to do – and i will be sure to make time to post about those things that you guys love to see.  And now that my motivation is back, i have a huge list of projects in the works :)


Sorry, for that wordy post and only one pic of a crazy man, but i will leave you with this….

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YIKES, that is my “side” of our 3 car garage which has now turned into this…

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I worked my booty off this weekend trying to get all of my collected furniture painted and ready to sell…I will be back with pics of the goods soon :)

I have taken over the entire garage now!  I have about 15 pieces that i am in the midst of refinishing – and i was reminded today that i have a few more in the basement (how could i forget about that?!

**I just noticed that all of the fronts of the dressers are turned away from the camera, i totally didn’t do that on purpose!!**

Thank you guys!!  You guys are awesome, and i will be back very soon with some pics of new projects :)


17 replies
  1. Michelle@Somedaycrafts
    Michelle@Somedaycrafts says:

    Your husband looks like a totally cool guy! I would love having him be one of my neighbors! (I would love having you for a neighbor too.) Quit apologizing for having a real life! You deserve time with your family and husband. Blogging should be just for fun, not for guilt!

  2. farmhouse mama
    farmhouse mama says:

    Enjoy your family. They should come first! Your followers will still be here when you get around to sharing your projects. I'm not going anywhere. :) Love your style.

  3. Simply Natural Homestead
    Simply Natural Homestead says:

    LOL your husband is SO the opposite of mine! He gets easily embarrassed, and is always worried someone will think he's weird, for no reason!

    I totally understand the blogging thing. How do these daily DIY-posting bloggers do it? I haven't posted on my blog in waaay too long, but I have some posts prepared, and I just scored a damaged antique dining set that I'm transforming, and plan to post progress pics of. Can't wait!

    I'm impressed that you have so many followers in such a short time blogging. I'm not surprised, though, it's a really cool blog!

  4. Mandi @ Finding Home
    Mandi @ Finding Home says:

    Take all the time you need girl! I totally understand about changing priorities. I haven't blogged in for-ev-er due to my changing priorities. We are expecting our first baby in December and I find it's all that consumes my life. And I'm so loving it! I can't imagine that once she gets here I'll be doing any major projects or little ones for that matter. I thikn I'll be more imersed (sp?) in mommyhood. It's just my priority now. I'll definatly be around when you get back though! Love your blog for all of its inspiration. Enjoy your crazy hubby and all the time you get to spend with him! :)

  5. The Other Me (is sane)
    The Other Me (is sane) says:

    A blog should be for the person who is writing it, not the reader. Post when you have something to say and don't bother apologizing. Your posts are a gift that is appreciated whenever it's sent. Thanks for posting when you do and don't have any guilt when you don't.

  6. Meredith
    Meredith says:

    My sister and I started a crafty/tutorial blog…just for fun. Then it started to get consuming and people wanted posts and tutorials and pictures of all our stuff we make and boy…it got daunting. Do what works for you. I love your style and post when you can and feel up to it. And those pesky attention demanding husbands…gotta love 'em!

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  8. Classy Clutter
    Classy Clutter says:


    Family comes first! No worries!! We will all be here to see what other amazingness you've come up with!

    Enjoy your family!

    Hugs, Mallory @ classy clutter

  9. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Your hubby looks like so much fun! I think a lot of us can relate to your blogging struggles. It's hard to find a balance sometimes. Family is definitely first. Have a happy day!

  10. Erin
    Erin says:

    Haha…I love the picture of hubby!! I say all the time "Who DOES that!" So, I loved that you put that on his pic! :)

    LIVE first…blog second. :)

    And I had to laugh at all the fronts faced turned away…I immediately thought "Aww…they were shy for the camera!" ;)


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