an update on things

January 29, 2014

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Hello, everyone!

I know, you're probably dying of shock that there's a new post on my blog, right? Ha! Sorry for falling completely off the earth during most of 2013. We had an insanely busy year, to say the least. I last updated that our house was on the market, and I was cleaning/packing up my craft room. (Sad!!) We sold our house and moved out by the end of September. It was bittersweet leaving the home that we had got married in and totally renovated all on our own. However, we knew there were bigger/more exciting things in store for us!

After having zero luck finding a house to buy, we decided to build. We've been consumed by that (among other things) these past few months. The fall was pretty crazy as it involved us moving almost everything we own into storage, and then finding and moving into a (small) apartment while we wait for our home to be completed. Things with the house are moving along and we expect/hope to be in by the end of February - maybe sooner?

ON TOP of all that...we have something else to contend with...

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YES! Brooke is going to be a big sister :) I'm due any day now with baby #2. We are very excited. And nervous. And a little crazed. To say that this pregnancy has been different than my first is the understatement of the year. When we moved out of our house, I was roughly 22 weeks pregnant. We've been living further away (the only place we could find to rent that wasn't astronomical in price) and spending a LOT of time in the car. Traffic has been bad - and our living situation just has not been ideal. But we've managed. Our weeks have been filled with DR appointments, house meetings, picking out anything & everything for our new home, working, driving, more driving, getting ready for this baby's arrival, and OH YEA occupying the crazy almost-3-year-old that we have!

SO - as you can imagine, I have had basically zero time to be creative. I did bring a few small supplies with me to the apartment and I was able to get some things scrapped in the Fall. However that's all been put away now to make room for the baby crap ;) I HAVE had some time to sew. I've made a quilt top for this little one - and even started one for Brooke's new big-girl room. I hope to share those once they are all quilted.

As for Brooke, she is GROWING and is so fun. She will be 3 in April (if you can believe it!) and amazes us every day. She is also challenging, because she is a toddler. LOL. I feel like having a newborn again will be nothing compared to parenting a toddler?!!? But I know that will be hard too, for it's own reasons.

Here are some pics to fill you in on some of our recent adventures...

October 2013: 2nd floor framing going up on our new home:

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A view of the house pre-siding. Framing was still going on. This was from October 2013:

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The attic (!!!!) which is where my *someday* craft room will be. We are leaving it unfinished for now...but someday it will be amazing. Can you say ADORE??? (ignore my Dad chugging his coffee in this pic, haha)

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My happy little munchkin and me on Thanksgiving! (look how big she is getting...!)

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a Christmas family photo!

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recent pic of the inside of our new house. Hardwoods are in and they are now completing all the finish work:

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And finally, a more recent outdoor pic: columns have since been painted white to match, black shutters will also be going up soon:

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Phew! I think that's mostly it for now. I am not sure when I will be back to posting. I DO plan on having a nifty crafty space in the new house - but for a while it will probably just be a temporary setup in the guest bedroom. You know, until my life calms down a bit ;) Once this baby arrives, we will have just a few weeks until we have to pack everything up and move again - but at least this time we will be moving into our brand new home! I'm so SO excited to have a home again, and space. It's going to take time to dig ourselves out, but will be more than worth it in the end.

If you'd like to follow along and keep up with me, you can find me on Instagram. I post pretty often - and as long as you're not a super creepy weirdo, I accept followers :)

Hopefully I can whip up another quick post before this baby comes, to show you the few crafty things I did work on over the past few months. Stay tuned and THANKS everyone for even coming back to read my little ol' blog. I know I've totally disappeared on you - and there have been emails that I have not even be able to read or get to -for that I am sorry! Life just has to take priority right now. Some day I will be back to crafting, blogging, and emailing. Hopefully it will all still be here waiting for me, when I'm ready :)

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Sherilynn February 4, 2014 at 3:22 am

It’s so nice to see a post from you and to read about all the exciting events for you and your family. Congratulations! Brooke is already 3. Time goes by way too fast. I look forward to future posts.

Amanda February 5, 2014 at 9:01 am

Hi Kerry, nice to see you again we missed you long time, don’t do that again :’(
I would like to ask when you begin crafting? And when you start your business?
What white ink pad do you recommend me to use? I bought two white ink pads but I did get same yours result!

Congratulations for new home and new baby, I miss Brooke ummmwahh. She’s pretty now.

Regards Amanda

Lorraine February 5, 2014 at 4:20 pm

There you are! I did check your blog every few days to see if there was an update and now there is! The house is beautiful!! And congratulations on Baby #2 : ) I can’t believe how fast Brooke is growing up…

Michelle February 6, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Congratulations on all fronts….have missed your inspirational videos & crafting ideas, however am very happy for you with all your good news. As we would say here in Ireland, Brooke is a little dote…best wishes with your second bundle of joy!!

Denise February 8, 2014 at 6:44 am

Wishing you all the best!

Shannon White February 9, 2014 at 2:22 am

OMGoodness!! How Exciting!! Yay!! So much Awesome stuff going on with you and your Family!! 8-) So Happy for you Kerry!! Congrats on the New House and soon to be New Addition to your Beautiful Family too! I pop in every now and then to see if you might be posting again, and if so what you’ve been up to lol;-) So thrilled to hear all your Happy News! 8-)

Big Hugs
Shannon

Suzanne Schmidt February 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Congratulations on everything, Kerry! Hopefully all this excitement will calm down for you soon and you can enjoy your new house and growing family! I’m so glad you checked in, your blog is *such* an inspiration for me and I can’t wait to see some more new posts from you when you have the time. :)

-Suzanne

PS- Brooke is almost 3?! It feels like you were just posting updates each month of her first year! Time flies!

Pat February 15, 2014 at 6:42 am

Busy lady, busy Momma! Stay well and congrats on the new baby and house! Hope you find your way back to us one day!

Hetal Renjit February 20, 2014 at 12:51 am

Hi Kerry,

So glad to see a post from you! Your work is very inspiring and I love it. All the Best to you with your new house and motherhood……….. Longing to see the new goodies you will be making. Will wait

Samantha February 24, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Wow! That was a lot to take it! Congrats on the new arrival! I had a busy year last year too :) My hubby and I welcomed a baby boy, our first. I can sympathize with not having any time to craft! What a difference a year can make, right? Your home is beautiful! I wish you all the best, and hope to continue catching up with you!

JoAnn March 3, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Glad to know you’re well and happy!

Priscilla N. March 19, 2014 at 2:45 am

Congratulations! I’m so happy to see your post! I keep checking your website to see what’s happening. Your daughter is soooo big now :) what a lovely family. And your house is huge!!!!

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