Monday, June 14, 2010

Exciting News!

Omg, y'all!

So, you've probably heard me talking (at length) about this blog. Well, as you may know, all of June is Wedding Month at Haute Apple Pie! It's a super-fab idea and I am pleased to announce that you're friendly neighborhood wedding blogger will be part of the extremely stylish action!

That's right folks, tune in to Haute Apple Pie on Friday June 25th and you'll see me! Our wedding is to be featured as a "Haute Wedding" and I'll be adding some tips and tricks of the trade to help you pull off a swanky little wedding of your own. I'm so excited!

I'll post a reminder as we get closer to the day.

You know what? Scratch that. Get your stylish little bottoms over there now and you'll be so addicted you won't need my reminder. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about.

A Long Time Gone

Hello darlings!

It feels so good to be back. However, I think y'all deserve an explanation as to my ridiculously long absence.

Here goes:

1. I needed to take a step back for a little while to just clear my head, regroup my thoughts and get back in the saddle. I really don't want to do things if I can't do them well and I really need to do this well.

2. We adopted a kitten almost two weeks ago. She's adorable. Seriously adorable. She's taken up most of my time what with baby proofing the house, socializing her with Rosie, keeping her from tearing apart my Pottery Barn drapes and all.

I'm Roxie! Nice to meet you!

3. I am overhauling my business. The Hubbs has finally decided to go back to school here in MKE! Yay! I am really grateful because now I have a clear path and a big 'ol green light. I am gathering bids for blog redesign, working on contracts and distilling my vision and mission into something a little more me. I'm also working on a marketing/branding strategy! So much work! It has been really rewarding to watch this come together over the last two years.

4. I'm redecorating the office! Yay! An ongoing process, but since I will not be in a store front for some's an important one! Here is what my desk looks like!

Can you see how much trouble I'm having editing at this point?!

5. Rescuing my bathroom. The bathroom doesn't vent out the moisture so, now the paint has started to come off the wall due to moisture. It's awful. And time consuming. I may have cried more than once just looking at it.

Wow. Just unbelievable, horrific wow.

6. I've taken time off planning events to...wait for it comes...write a book! It's something that I've always wanted to do and lately I've been feeling like I won't feel complete as a person if I don't give it a shot. A real shot. I have books and books filled with stories. Some done. Some undone, some good, some not so good. I've gotten a really great start and I am feeling great about it. You know, it's weird to say it out loud, but there it is. I'd love to give you the details, but you'll have to wait. Writing has always been a huge source of comfort and release for me. It feels great to be doing it again.

So there you have it. I have a big week planned for us, so let's get started, shall we?