Monday, May 2, 2011

3 months!

Today marks 3 months of furniture refinishing as a business and the blog!  I can't tell you how shocked/pleasantly surprised I am at the response I've gotten from you.  I thought it would be a long time before it wasn't just my mom and sisters who were reading.  Thank you for the support!  I will admit that it hasn't been easy.  It was initially an incredibly difficult decision for me to go from "mom" to "working mom", but I've loved it.  It's been liberating and chaotic at the same time.  These are economically hard times for a lot of us and it feels great to help out. 

I repeatedly have people ask me how I'm doing it - how I'm finding the time to do it with four little ones.  My answer...I've learned to accept a little more chaos {and my parents and little sister are very involved}.  I do my best to make the most of Charlotte's nap time and the time after the kids are in bed - but that doesn't always cut it.  We have a "no tv/video games" rule Sunday thru Thursday before and after school 
{if Zac is traveling for the week we make lots of exceptions} - so the kids have to fend for themselves inside {which they do quite well} or they're out in the front with me.  They listen to music in the garage, play school on the front patio, make potions, hold "car" washes, ride their bikes and play with my air tools.  This is what my chaos looks like - and that does includes Charlotte drinking from the drip system.







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12 comments:

  1. oh my goodness they are so cute. the pictures of Colby and Charlie are darling.

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  2. ok - wait - it's your mom and sister commenting?? I thought we didn't have to do this anymore!!:)

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  3. I'm not family and I comment... kind of. If I bring my car over would they be willing to wash it?

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  4. So fun that they are so close in age and have eachother to play with. Your doing a great job at balancing everything!

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  5. WOW!!! only 3 months??? You're good! I have to get better myself. As I am starting my business decorating and furniture refinishing. I guess I can learn a thing or two from you;)

    Thanks again for the quick response earlier!

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  6. You have done a beautiful job on your blog and look forward to reading it everyday! I am an aspiring furniture painter and love and tips I can get! Your kids are beautiful! We too have the no TV rule and love how creative they are have gotten without it!

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  7. those shots are the best! you are being resourceful as well as your kiddos!

    I love your blog! you have great taste and your work looks perfect! can't wait to have one of your pieces in my home someday!

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  8. Wow! They are so cute. I think you have done extremely well for only 3 months in the business. I've been doing it for a while now but I haven't been as whole-hearted as it seems you have been. Congratulations and keep up the good work. It's liberating for a SAHM to have some work outside of motherhood.

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  9. ha cute Charlotte is smart!

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  10. I still think you're Supermom. :)

    Congrats on 3 months!

    Kacey

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  11. You should add a second line of business as a photographer! These are gorgeous!

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  12. Just found your blog and I love it. You inspire.

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