Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Quiet Morning...

Happy Thursday, Everyone! It's a ridiculous 20-something degrees here in Novi today...not what you'd call a Spring day when the high is supposed to be around 30, but that's what you get when you live in Michigan. I have to say that I wouldn't care if was 20 degrees below zero though. I have the house COMPLETELY to myself!! Chris accepted a job at a new company and starts next week so we've had the luxury of having him home with us this week. Bless his heart...he said he couldn't wait to take Lexi to school every morning and take Ava to her "Mom & Tot" class this morning. So now I have approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes left of a quiet house. I'm not sure if you realize how talented I am...but I'm currently typing while doing cartwheels all over the house and through my yard...hehe.

So, I'm continuing to realize just how much I know absolutely nothing about technology. For those of you that already know me, you know that Chris purchased an iPhone for me about a month ago. My almost 6 year old knew how to use it within a day of it being charged because my sister-in-law and my father-in-law had already had one for a year. She's a bit frightening with it, however. I look at her and think she's playing this, "Angry Birds" game and it turns out she's filming me while I'm getting dressed. I have to go through all the movies on it at the end of the day and delete what's on there because the girl can forward anything...I'm sure she'll forward these to YouTube and before I know it, I'll be on GMA. Not needed at this point in my life. I have a bucket list but this is currently not on it.

I have so much to already do on this blog and it's already bothering me. The look of it, getting a banner...even just putting my logo on it yesterday made me laugh out loud. I was playing with the "gadgets" button and figured out how to get my logo out here. Little did I know my logo would end up being the size of my head. Need to fix that! My two insanely talented artist friends have been kind of enough to offer their time to help whenever they can (they're also insanely busy)...because even though I consider myself an artist at heart, this computer stuff really makes me want to cry. Chris could help me but his "engineer self" would come out and one of us would be sleeping at his parents' house for the night...ha! So, I have a lot of work to do here. I hope you can all be patient with me while I'm learning. :)

I don't know about you, but juggling everything is tough. This parenting gig is really the toughest thing I've ever done in my whole entire life. I have an almost 6 year old that's a truly old soul and says she already wants to be a teenager which makes me sad because she acts like it most of the time anyway. Kills me. Then I have an almost 3 year old which makes me spend a full-on FORTUNE in hair color. I'm not kidding you...I need to be hooked up to box of L'Oreal #240 for super gray haired joke...haha! So, that with their activities and friends (yes, Lexi's friends are already calling the house for her...WHAT THE??!!) and turning 40 this year and finally figuring out what I want to be now that I'm almost grown definitely a challenge but you just have to try to find a balance, right? Do we ever find that balance or do we just continue to smear on more cover-up under our eyes and drink a little bit more of a caffeinated beverage?? You know, I JUST started drinking (maybe one a month though) those frou-frou coffee-like beverages at the local coffee shops. My mom-friends that show up places with those in their hands look so cool!! But then I taste true coffee and want to throw up in my mouth.

I have really been blessed with this little business and my family and friends for supporting me when I really wanted to throw in the towel. I'm sure anyone trying to be a small business owner has hit a lot of bumps along the way. I just didn't know the small bumps would actually turn out to feel like huge, fiery craters with molten lava at the bottom where nothing ever gets out alive. Haha...ok, that might be a slight exaggeration. But man, when you're in the thick of wanting to throw in the towel after pouring your heart and soul into something for over a year (oh...and did I happen to mention also loosing all your money as well??) Yeah...uh. It pretty much sucked. But you live and learn and move on and then around the bend came two BEYOND fantastic jobs that I never in a million years would have thought could bring me such happiness. Including my very first commercial job for a retail space in Novi that when the grand opening hits...I truly might have to wear Depends, it's going to be such a blast...hehehe!

So...that's probably it for now...that's definitely telling you all about my current projects, a LOT of my ponderings...and what about some "play". How about this:

I'm going to see if I can try to download a funny video of Ava and what she puts me through on a daily basis...hehe. I hope I can do's from my phone. Cross your fingers. :) Next blog will be all about design, I promise. :)

(Hmmm...I've been trying this all morning and uploading this video to who knows where but it never ends up here...haha! Will try try again later...)


  1. Christy,
    Again, it is great to see you blogging. I think this is definitely for you AND a great addition to your business. Design is personal and should be personable. What a great way to show that you and your business are just that. In my job I see deigners that feel the need to be something they are not and in turn push their client to do the same. You are not afraid to be you and that is what will bring you success!
    This post and your trials really resonate with me (if only L'Oreal #240 would bring my hair back). The struggle of fulfilling your dreams and the responsibilities of reality can be quite daunting. I am SO glad that you are soldiering on with both. Keep on keepin on Christy!

  2. Dustin, this means so very much to me coming from you! Thank you, THANK YOU! I really can't believe what's happened to me just since the beginning of the year and it just goes to show you that even if you're knocked down even a couple of can't give up. Because really, I just about did. And what's happening to me now is just, well? Really really fun. I guess now I really know that being knocked down actually helps makes the skin thicker and the drive that much harder. And I'm turning into the anti-designer designer, if you get what I'm trying to say? Because the designers that I meet at these high-end show rooms...I appreciate their craft, but I do NOT appreciate what they're trying to do to their clients at ALL. Get them to spend top dollar by marking up all these already extremely high priced items to make all this money. I don't do that at all because I rely on my hourly rate and that's it. My passion is in it more from an artistic standpoint and not from a profit-only standpoint. But anyway...everyone knows my long, drawn out answers to everything so this won't be any exception. HAHA! I LOVE getting comments and I was so excited to have had another one...and it was from a good friend!! So, thank you AGAIN!! :)


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