I know I promised a post about our pigs. I swear, I really did start writing a draft, and even took a fresh set of photos of the ever-growing swine, but the desire to actually follow through and complete the post is missing in action.
And honestly, I can't think of much to write about anyway that is particularly interesting and isn't complete and total navel-gazing. (This post will be a perfect example of what I've been trying to avoid writing.)
Most of my energy these last few weeks has been directed toward working on furniture projects. I jumped on the chalk paint bandwagon and bought a few quarts after being most impressed with the way it covered some disgusting 1980s French Provincial bedroom furniture I'm upcycling for my sister. I've also completed a very cool armoire re-do, using chalk paint, inspired by this photo from Period Living magazine.
But with my son out of preschool a month now, I greatly miss those mornings to myself where I could work for a couple hours completely uninterrupted. So, I paint in fits and spurts, and my endurance is starting to wane as I eye the multiple chairs on my porch awaiting paint and new coverings, the sofa table, the hutch, etc. that all need fresh coats of paint.
If the idea of actually doing a project is somewhat daunting, the notion of taking photos and editing them to show off the finished projects, then writing posts about them, is totally unappealing right now.
On top of this, the crafting I'd hoped to do is naturally coming along much more slowly than I'd like. And don't even get me started on sewing, because I haven't done a thing with my sewing machine and all the wonderful fabrics sitting in my office/crafting room armoire!
Call the waaahhhmbulance, Erin.
I know, poor lil' ol' me. Wah, wah, wah. <rolls eyes>
Can you tell I bite off more than I can chew? It's an on-going problem in my life.
However, not all is a pity party in my little corner of the world.
Part of my time the last few months has also been spent making more candles. I've only mentioned the candle-making in passing, but I'm very proud to say that my hand-poured soy candles are now being carried in two local shops:
Nest in Burlington
Vintage Revival in Hillsborough
These are two of my favorite shops in the area, and it's quite thrilling to see something I've made displayed in these oh-so-lovely spaces. And now I'm considering an Etsy shop, but not til the fall when preschool is back in session! I'm not *that* crazy to take on yet another project right now...
We're also getting ready to build a workshop/storage building behind our house. That will give me a proper painting studio, as well as a place to keep furniture projects (!!!) and my husband can finally organize and store his tools. Plus we'll have covered parking for our cars, shelter for our wood splitter and extra storage for firewood.
With all this on my plate, I'm toying with the idea of taking a summer vacation from blogging, just so I can catch up on projects, other around-the-house stuff and life in general, and not feel the
Would you stick around if I take a brief hiatus?
Please say yes, please say yes.
I'm curious to hear how you've handled--if you've had one--a blogging slump...any and all advice is appreciated!
Your tuckered-out blogging friend,