Happy Monday everyone!
I thought I would do a little phone dump and fill you in on what is going on around here, and about some projects that are in the works…
First of all, we had SNOW! The majority of it only hung around Preservation Acres for a day, but we lived it up while we could. Miles is my snow bunny, and he absolutely loves being out in it. It wouldn’t surprise me if he ends up living some place like Colorado or Alaska someday. I would dare say he is at his most content playing outside in the cold and snow.
Way back in the day, when Wylie was little bitty, I made muffins all the time. Weekly. Of course they are just boxed muffins – nothing fancy (anyone have a good muffin recipe?) but they make do. Luckily some sort of forethought struck and I bought two boxes before the snow fell. They were the perfect way to ease into our lazy morning along with a pot of coffee.
Also, they take good pictures.
Now that the wedding is over, and Christmas is over, and winter is here, we are back at what I have now dubbed #PreservationAcresRenovation. And we are beginning by tackling the FIFTEEN flourescent light fixtures we have in this house.
This is the new light fixture in the entryway in progress. Because most of the light fixtures were inset into the sheet rock, we are having to get creative about how we patch the holes. My dream has always been to have a planked or beadboard ceiling BUT because almost our entire main floor is open concept, it is an expensive dream. So instead, we are creating these framed out areas around each light fixture, using leftover beadboard and baseboards. I can’t wait to show you the finished product – it looks as good or better than I had imagined. And I am so grateful for a partner who is more than handy, and who works with me to figure out how to make my crazy ideas a reality.
Another project are these adorable tables and shelf that I snagged this past weekend. I can’t wait to give them a makeover later this Spring. After the manuscript for book 2 is turned in. Working on them will be a sort of reward for finally finishing.
Which brings me to another update: Guest Posting. Because I am now under the two-months-till-deadline mark I am going to have to become super fanatic about getting my writing done. Which will mean even LESS time for the blog. But never fear. My friends have my back. Over the next two months I will be hosting a series of Guest Writers here on the blog – they are going to talk about all sorts of things, primarily around the idea of how they are inspired to #Slowliving practices, or creativity. The post will begin later this week and will carry on through March, with me sticking my head in every other week or three. I will also be pulling heavily from the Archives with some creative ideas as we enter into Lent. So this won’t be a barren blogland, just a slightly different one.
Book writing requires a crazy amount of effort for me, and as always I am learning and re-learning how to set the bumpers up around my time.
Finally, I am off in the wee hours of the dawn for the Forma Conference. I am honored to be one the speakers and workshop leaders for this conference, and I am truly excited about all the wisdom and inspiration that I am sure I will encounter. And I am looking forward to testing some of the new book material out – seeing if it resonates with my peers – and gathering some feedback from my new editor.
So there you have it – some #Homespunhappy updates, a little bit about what has been going on and what is coming up for me… Which begs the question – How goes it with you?