I have gotten a couple of emails about some of the past posts. I get so excited about getting emails from you guys, I absolutely will be happy to follow up with some of your questions!
How is the DIY Rustic Mirror holding up? Strangely this is one of my most read posts. Hundreds of people flock to my blog to read about my $10 mirror makeover. More than a few of you have said that you wanted to make your own diy mirror. Well, that mirror was never made to last unfortunately. Although it was very pretty, it was a bit flimsy and it totally shattered in our move to the new house. These sorts of things happen in moves. Bummer! At least it was not expensive. Maybe I will make another one to hang in my new master bedroom!
Whats up with your positivity project? Still Feeling positive? This got tossed to the back burner when our house was put in the market last winter. I was such a busy stressed mess that it seemed wrong to write about being positive, when I was running around like a crazed mess. Since, life is great and I plan on picking up that series to touch on stress management and share a few things I learned (with quite a bit of failure in the mix) though some of the trying times of this last year. Paul’s ankle surgery certainly added a big ol dose of worry and stress on my shoulders in October, along with Ezra breaking his collar bone. So, while I would like to say I kept it cool the entire time, well that just is not true and I am nothing if not honest with you all. Life is great though and I would love to share some things I learned through those tough times. More to come there, keep watch!
Disney tips? Any Some of you have noticed that we seem to love Disney! Yep we have gone almost every year since Lucas was born. I do have some fun tips to share and they were published on San Juan Parent, a local online magazine. Go HERE if you are interested in reading them.
Have you made any updates to your new home. It looked like it needed some work? Man, we have done some things, and I have not even had a chance to take pictures of them and post. This last year really took us for a ride and I have done some projects in the middle of it all, but it takes a lot to get pictures and post. I am promising myself I will be better about that. I showed you all some of the painting we have done, and the little updates to Lucas’ room, I even showed the wallpaper coming down in Lucas’ room. We have done more and I promise I will try harder to post about some of the things we are doing to our home. We have a lot of fun stuff growing in the garden that I need to post about. I can hardly wait!!!
Any chance you all will be having any more children? You really seem to love being a parent? We will not be having any more children. We love having our two boys, and I wouldn’t change it in a second. The four of us, we fit, and I couldn’t imagine having any other members running around here. We have talked about adopting as it is something I have always wanted to do, there are so many children in the world that don’t have their needs met, or families to love them. That may not be in the cards, but we love our family just the way it is.
Are chickens hard to care for in the winter? Not at all, other than it is no fun to go out when it is cold and make sure they have fresh water. They are pretty hardy and I will be posting a follow up on chicken care. They are hanging in there! Summer heat actually seems to be more of a challenge especially in our dry Colorado climate.
No more parties? Are you still a party planner? Hmmm, where to begin with that? That just got very hard to keep up. I kept having to turn parties down because I did not have the time to take them on. I was getting calls on a regular basis and I found myself dreading it because I was already so very busy with life. Between shuttling the kids here and there, helping my husband at the shop and trying to keep the house, there just isn’t a ton of free time. I decided it was not the time to add more to my plate. I still throw them for my own children, for fun and I love to help others with their soirees.
You mentioned once or twice that you co parent? Any chance that you would be willing to share info about that, how that works for you? Hmmmm, I have gotten this email more often than I imagined I would ever since I mentioned it in my Project Be More Positive series. I have gone back and forth about whether or not I should breech the topic further. It is quite personal and I really want to respect all parties involved including my son. I am still on the fence about that. I will say, we make it work! Ezra is well adjusted and seems to have a great relationship with both me and his father along with my husband. We all have respect for one another and try very hard to all do our best for Ezra. For those of you who have co parenting problems, even though I am not comfortable giving advice and sharing details online publically, I would be happy to give you some privately via email. I have answered many emails personally and love to help people with those sorts of things.
I have seen the pictures of your new yard, really how many hours of yard work do you do? Haha, this one is another one people have been very curious about. Either because they are considering moving to a home with a rather large lot or that they can’t fathom having such a yard. My husband mows the lawn one a week and it takes him about an hour on the riding lawnmower. (I couldn’t imagine how long with a push model!) The flower beds and weeding could handle a little more time spent on them as the weed block is almost threadbare, but last summer I spend about an hour per week pulling weeds in the flower beds. This year, we have spent less just because of the time it takes. I spend about thirty minutes taking care of roses and flowers a week, again if I had more time I could certainly put it in. My mother in law says she names and talks to all of her flowers, which is a lovely thought, but I just don’t have the time. Each weekend we do tend to spend a couple of hours on some project, whether it be trimming hedges or building garden boxes, making compost bins, cutting suckers etc. Planting and maintaning our garden takes some time as well. That being said, both of the boys are actively involved in the garden and help weed and water. I believe in the children working hard as well as it makes the fruits taste that much sweeter.
What the heck is Waldorf? This is another one that makes me smile because up until a number of months ago, I wouldn’t have been able to answer that question. I did a follow up post HERE which generalizes it.
Okee dokee, hope that covers it all. I love getting emails and I promise, I respond to each one. Have something you are curious about? Ask away… don’t be shy.
Thank you all for your support and I look forward to hearing from you all!