Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A New Chapter, A New Look

Anyone who knows me well knows that I refer to the changes in my life as "another chapter" in my book of life. I try to be positive about change, although I have moments when it scares me. Right now, I'm going through another BIG period of change and I feel so good about the next chapter. Instead of being apprehensive, I want to focus on what I'm loving about life right now:

  • 2 1/2 years after our wedding, we're finally going on our honeymoon! In less then two weeks, I'll be MIA for 7 days and we'll be cruising, baby!
  • Lots of Babies are being brought into this world by my friends and family right now and I'm beyond honored to be a new Godmother and soon-to-be Aunt.
  • I'm spending more time than ever with my wonderful husband and am loving where we are at.
  • I am the new Volunteer Coordinator for a fabulous charitable organization - Charity Wings (formerly known as Scrapbook Royalty). Look for information about them all over the new blog. I'm so honored to be part of this great cause. I'm also thrilled to get to know the amazing founder of Charity Wings, Elena. (This Princess Rocks!)
  • I've been spending time with my friends and am loving their company - time with friends is by far one of the most powerful healing tools!
  • I'm going to start selling one of the most awesome lines of stamps out there - {Ippity} by Unity. If you love Unity Stamps (who doesn't!?!?), you'll love {Ippity} Stamps. I'll be posting all kinds of projects using the stamps and can't wait to dig in and start creating with them.
  • Tis the season for all things pumpkin and a pumpkin cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory made it's way to my house. (Pumpkin....mmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!)
  • For the first time in many, many years I'll be making holiday presents and cards.
  • I get to go to this fabulous retreat in December - the Seaside Soiree being held in Cali.
  • I was offered a creative side job (more like a one-time assignment) and have the time to say "YES!"
  • I actually made necklaces this weekend - jewelry - I thought I forgot how!
  • I'm taking the time to PLAY with my doggies - not just let them out, feed them, say hi and move along with whatever I have to be doing - time to pet them and show them love.
  • The weather in SoFL is a smidgey cooler - not a ton, but enough to take the edge off. My sunroof was open this weekend!
Just a few things to be grateful for, but there's more on the horizon. :)

So......with a New Chapter comes a new look! I hired the fabulous Leah to create a custom blog banner for me and she nailed it! She's knows I love all things Jenni Bowlin and my fav color combination is red & turquoise. Plus - this design is just a *tad* on the vintage side - not *too* much - just the right amount. Check out her digi work here - the girl has mad skillz!

I also added lots of information about Charity Wings and {Ippity} and each has a dedicated page on top of the blog. I still have to load all the {Ippity} stamps I have for sale, but I'm working on it.

I still have to update my reading list, but that's probably enough excitement for one night, right? Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some serious blogging to catch up on!

Thanks for all the love. :)


  1. I am so happy for you honey! Can't wait to be home in January to spend more time with you, Jess and Mae!

  2. yeah!! i love your blog, banner is awesome too! I am so honored that you want to be a part of what we are doing. You are an amazing addition!

  3. You forgot to mention you have an Amazing Nemesis!!! =D

  4. i envy you, time is such a valuable thing i wish i had more of. Enjoy every minute!

  5. That's so awesome to read you are doing well. I'm happy you are happy!!!

  6. what's new ? update please !!