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I'm Baaaaack! What's Been Going On?

 I have been struggling for a few days on how to begin this post, what to name it, what to talk about, etc, etc. Then I realized that I will just begin with honesty. After all, that's what I am supposed to do anyway.

Let me start by saying that I have truly missed blogging. I just felt that I had nothing valid to talk about and nothing really going on. Then time just passed, then I became lazy... so I am sorry. I don't want to be one of those bloggers that say "hey yall, I'm back!" Then to never post again. That's not me. I have some pretty interesting things going on as of now, so where should I begin...

First let's see...I did not get into the grad school of my choice, which was sort of a bummer:( I was told that my test scores were too low to be considered competitive with other applicants. Boo...but whatever. I guess it just wasn't my time to enroll.

Oh yeah, then a week after I was denied grad school entry, I found out that I was pregnant! Say whaaaat? Yep! So I guess there is a plan in everything! I am now 14 weeks pregnant, super excited and thankful! Still getting used to everything going on with my body. By nature, I am pretty small, so I am not really showing a major bump, just a little pooch. I also haven't started taking the weekly belly shots, but I plan to really soon. I am feeling okay majority over the time as of now. The beginning was a little rough.

Here are the details according to the bump.com. I am a sucker for these websites and apps:)




I am also beginning to think about nursery designs and also figured that I want to get my bedroom together. It's just a big, boring, unorganized mess. So I plan to tackle that in the upcoming months. 

If you follow me on Instagram where I am normally pretty active, Over a month ago, I was working on my dining room and making over some chairs. Well those are on hold as well. I just don't know if I feel like putting in all the work that goes into making over some chairs. So I may just buy some. We will see. 

Oh, and lastly, I went attended the Haven Conference last weekend. I had an amazing time. I got to hang out with the two lovely ladies; Brandi over at Don't Disturb this Groove in the middle and Lisa over at Celebrate Creativity to the right. When you get a chance, check out their blogs. Their projects and photos are amazing!



I am glad that we got to experience it together, as we bonded over the various sessions. I already knew Brandi, so it was great to get to know Lisa.

Let's see, what else...oh yeah, right now we are dealing with a leaking a/c unit fun. Not sure what possesed the builder to place a unit in the attic as opposed to the basement, but we are getting chips in our ceiling drywall from this issue.  More on that later. 

Well. that's it for now. I am so inspired just by writing this post and I look forward to continuing to connect with you guys in the future.

What have you all been up to?










4 comments

  1. Congrats again on your baby news, Erin. Lots to get ready for now (and lots of new content for blog posts too-lol)

    Really great hanging out with you and Brandy too.

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  2. Hey friend! I didn't realize you posted. Glad to see you back at it. Congratulations again to you and hubby on your baby news. So excited for you guys.

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  3. Yaaayyyyy!!!! Babies!!! Congrats doll! Can't wait to see nursery plans

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