Friday, July 31, 2009

she works hard for the money

I made it through my first week as a working mama! To bring you up to speed, I recently took a job for an internet marketing firm and I'm loving it! I've actually worked with the owner of the company before, so the job is not completely new, but it is a young company growing quickly, and everything is very exciting!

I was lucky enough to find a fabulous nanny, my friend Myriah who is a stay-at-home mom with an adorable 1 year old daughter named Avery. I feel very fortunate. The kids had a great week and we all seem to be doing well with the new schedule. Plus I'm just working part-time so I still have plenty of time to play with my two favorite munchkins.

Hoping to catch up on my websites and blogging more next week. Working on some exciting changes so stay tuned!

Friday, July 17, 2009

farmhouse sink

Spotted: One gorgeous farmhouse sink in an amazingly gorgeous *dream* kitchen. Thanks Tangled and True for the find!

All I can say is...someday! sigh

Am also seriously obsessed with this stove. Swooning. Brittany has links to the original post with lots of pictures here. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

working mom

I'm on a job hunt. I've decided it's time to find part-time work to help our family out financially. Yes, I know I JUST posted about wanting to start my own business, and I still do, and still plan to on the side. I'm supermom, I can do everything, right? :)

I've already started applying to a few places and am starting to line up interviews. Hopefully I can find the perfect situation for me that works for our family too.

Now it's just time for some serious life organization. If I'm going to make this all work, I better get to it. Look for updates soon!

Oh, and if any local readers know of a fabulous part-time position for an admin/marketing superstar like myself, keep me in mind!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

sharing spaces

Thinking it's time to give the kid's room a little facelift. Ireland is about ready for a "big girl bed" and I will be happy to see the hand-me-down crib go buh-bye (it never really was my style but I couldn't say no to a free, expensive crib!)

Aiden is currently sleeping on a full-size mattress set, which was kind of a makeshift solution until we got their room figured out. But I think the time has come!

I'm thinking two twin beds, perhaps even bunkbeds. Quilts, a few fun accessories, and we're on our way! Loving this inspirational room via Garnet Hill. What do you think?

Friday, July 10, 2009

First Thomas Family Camping Trip!

We just returned from our first family camping trip and it was a great success! We had a very fun time with the kids and my sister and her daughter. There was sunshine, amazing scenery, swimming, good food, and smores! Can't ask for much more. We can't wait to do it again next year!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

gone camping

So...we're going camping. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. Sleeping in a tent with two kids, cooking outdoors, scary campground bathrooms. And then there's the whole diapers situation, and yes, they are both still in diapers.

But I'm hopeful it will be a fun trip and we'll make some amazing memories. I have great memories of camping as a kid and I can't wait for my children to experience it, and to experience it with them.

We don't actually depart until after the holiday weekend. So I think the plan is to give the tent, etc. a test run in the backyard tonight. Wish us luck!

Hopefully I'll have some fun pics to post of our little adventure!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

getting my ducks in a row

Beyond the several projects I have going on currently, I have decided the time is right to launch my business. My dream is to start my own copywriting + PR firm, so that's exactly what I'll be doing come late summer/early fall.

This business is something I've been contemplating for a couple of years now. But I know the time commitment that comes with running a business, the investment I will have to make, and in knowing that, I've given myself some time to prepare, if you will.

I've read tons of business books and plan to plow through a few more before the summer is through. Most recently I've read The Boss of You and Making Work at Home Work, both of which I highly recommend.

So now it's all about getting my ducks in a row. The back bedroom must be transformed from storage room to office. I've got to figure out a work schedule that is manageable. Legal docs must be figured out, contracts created, and the list goes on.

It's all very exciting but a little scary too. My biggest worry is how I'm going to juggle motherhood with running a business. Any business owners out there that have advice for me I'm all ears!

I'd also love to hear any other book reccomendations and/or resources. Thanks!