Hello friend… Five years ago I had a blog that I loved called “Home Sweet Living” where I shared decorating tips and things that inspired me. I loved the creative outlet it gave me as I navigated a very busy life with three boys and a husband that was traveling frequently. My last post was in December of 2011 where I alluded to some “exciting” news to come in the new year.
Well, my exciting news that I never even posted about was that I was expecting a fourth baby!!! This was not unplanned, we had always wanted four babies. However, we were so blessed with three healthy boys and it felt surprisingly manageable. Did I really want to rock this happy little household we’d created for ourselves? Of course I did! I’m always the type of person that has to push boundaries and limits. We were still trying to figure it all out when “surprise” baby number four on it’s way. I didn’t suffer from morning sickness this time, I suffered from severe anxiety. How was I going to handle FOUR kids? To some of you it may not seem like a big deal, but no one in either one of our families had four. This was unchartered territory. In addition, everyone was drilling me for info on the sex of the baby. My in laws had nine grandsons and everyone was pulling for a girl. I did try to find out but none of my ultrasounds could confirm the baby’s sex. It was all starting to weigh on me and I stopped blogging.
It was a loss for me. I love being a stay at home mom but I was finally starting to carve out some time for myself. I had no idea when that would ever happen again which brings me to present day. My daughter is almost four and such a sweet, feisty ball of energy. She rules this house with an iron fist. Bossy, demanding, sweet and creative. I can’t imagine not having her. She has her brothers and her dad wrapped around her chubby little finger and has brought such joy to our family. (Please don’t mistake this as me claiming everything is perfect. I spend many a nights banging my head against the wall in sheer frustration and exhaustion just like every other mother).
I finally feel like I have moments, sometimes twenty at a time, that allow me to get back to that creative energy that I’ve been missing. I’m still trying to figure out where this path is going to lead. I know I won’t be blogging daily, maybe weekly. I’m definitely hoping my interior design clients will use it as a tool to add to their experience with me. In short, my goal is to help my clients tell their own story in their own way that works for their life. More about my personal design philosophy in my next post. I’m happy to be back and I’m happy to have you along for the adventure.