Life is overwhelming in all the normal, and mostly expected ways and I don’t expect it to slow down. If you follow me on Instagram then you already know we’re expecting a third addition to the family, (a boy!!!!) in late April. And for now, I’m allowing myself and my family a little room to breathe. It’s glorious.
I also want desperately to come back. And I will come back. It could be next week, next month, or next year. I’ll know it when the time feels right for us.
Also, I love you guys and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for following along with us in this crazy adventure of ours. I can not wait to share what’s next 🙂
I feel like I should apologize for the lack of posts this week, but really, I’m not sorry. Let me explain.
Like I’m sure most others do, we’ve been struggling for quite some time to find that perfect balance between work and family life. I love this blog like it’s my baby, but I also love my real babies. And quite a bit more. I know when I look back on this time in 20 years I won’t be kicking myself for not getting enough blog posts out each week, or not getting that particular project completed fast enough. So, for the sake of our precious time together as a family, I’m taking a little step back.
I’ve been working things out in my head for a few months now and I’ve come up with a new structure for the blog. A structure that should allow us a little breathing room. Of course, this probably is not what’s best for Cape 27, but what’s Cape 27 without a happy family behind it? Here’s what you can expect.
• Quality, not quantity. Basically, less, but better, posts. Instead of shooting for 4-5 posts per week, I’m thinking 2, maybe 3 on a good week. Series like “That’s Pinteresting” and sharing mood boards may go out the window, which frees up more time for me to do awesome projects and put together some great content for you guys. And, naturally, more snuggling time with my girls.
• A casual posting schedule. Some may have noticed, others not, but in the past, posts went live at preset times on specific days of the week. It was a major stress factor. I started this blog as a creative outlet, and I’d love to get back to those roots. I will no longer pressure myself to write when I’m just not feeling it, or when our family life isn’t allowing it. I’m over it. Posts may still come at 9am on Monday, but the next may be Thursday at 1am. Who knows. I’m letting life take the wheel on this one.
• A third change, that isn’t blog related, but more about our design services. The mood boards. I mentioned going on a break until July/August, tweaking a few things, and then opening up shop again in the fall. Well, I’ll go ahead and put this out there. They may not come back. We’ll have to see if our lives allow room, but for now, they’re on hold, indefinitely.
When it comes down to it, this is really just me choosing my family over all other things. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in working when it’s something you love so much. I hope you guys will be understanding and stick around while I try to work a few of these issues out. Heck, many of you may not even notice a difference 🙂 Love, love.
Spring time is finally rolling in and the girls and I are way overdue for some serious outdoor bonding time. So, we’re officially unplugging from the internet this coming week. Having a little stay-cation, if you will.
We’ll be back next week with some really fun posts for you guys! Until then, enjoy this sunshine!
Thank you so much to whoever nominated us in Apartment Therapy’s 2013 Homies Awards! I absolutely love finding a handful of new blogs to add to my reader each year! Can’t wait to dig into the list this year 🙂
If you’d like, we’d love you forever if you voted for us in the Best Home Project & DIY Blog category!!
Today is my 24th birthday. That’s crazy to say. So much has happened within the past few years. For example, five years ago I was just graduating high school. Since then I’ve married my best friend, graduated college, got my first big-girl job, moved into and flipped our first home, got my second big-girl job, had my first beautiful baby girl, quit my job to officially become a stay-at-home momma, realized I missed the design world and grew another baby (this blog), had a second beautiful baby girl, and moved into and flipped our second home. Things have been busy. And I’ve loved every. single. minute. Here’s to another predicted year of marvelous chaos 🙂
In other completely unrelated news. We decorated a mini-tree in Zoey’s room. To say she’s into Tinkerbell is an understatement. The kid lives, eats, and breathes fairies. That sounds creepy. You know.
So, I picked up a pack of tiny fairy figurines from Michaels, tied a few strands of sting around them, and had an instant fairy-ornamented tree.