Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nope. Not dead.

Now that I've set any crazy tabloid rumors straight...

Welcome to any new followers (I don't know how you found me, but I'm psyched you're here), and a sincere apology for the recent lack of content. This post will include little-to-no miniature-related talk. Just excuses/explanations. Sorry again.

I'm still in my first year with this thing. Experimenting, feeling it out. And what I'm finding, is that I don't like to be on my computer or up in my third-floor non-air-conditioned craft room where it is perpetually over 100 degrees in the Summer. I start sweating like an animal just thinking about it. It's nothing personal, I love you guys. But the only time I like sweating is when I work out.

Also, I have a ton on my plate. (I'm so busy, blah, blah, blah...)

1: Our house is still for sale. We knew it could take a long time to sell. Working on little things here and there, to make it more appealing.

2: I'd like to say that I'm anywhere near the TinyFixation Etsy Grand Opening I've been dreaming about, sadly nope. I'm not in the mood to design/photograph mini life when it's a beautiful time to live real life. I'm hoping to get that going this Fall. Trust me, I'll be on here doing plenty of that shameless self-promotion. I've at least secured the shop name, but there's nothing for sale. Yet.

3: New England weather is unpredictable at best. I take every chance I can to kayak, because (it's one of my favorite things, and) you never know when you'll get to go again. And this has been hands-down one of the nicest summers I can remember. I've been spending lots of time on the water.
And this guy seems to like it, too. It's a new hobby for him this year.

4: The Winnebago. Y'all know we bought a vintage Winnie and we're updating/remodeling as a "couple's bonding project". Just what I needed. Here's a little bathroom progress for show. Again, it's hotter than H-E-Double hockey sticks in that tin can. The AC is another thing we're working on. Baby steps, dude.

 Tore out all of the heinous, and put down new vinyl tile.
Made our own vessel sink from a bowl I got for $14.99 at Target.
Had a custom vanity built. Painted the walls teal to keep with the '79-'80 model year.
5: I'm making me a priority for once. Since January I have completely overhauled my lifestyle. Not because of some ridiculous resolution (or as I call them: empty promises to oneself), I don't make those.
I've lost 48 lbs. I eat really healthy food, and I exercise all the time. Including the kayaking. I haven't felt or looked this good since I did gymnastics in middle school. I didn't know that all my giant muscles were still there, just hidden under blubber. I look like the Hulk when I flex. And I can run 7 miles without stopping now.

6: As mentioned above, I've had a life-changing weight loss body transformation. I needed to replace my entire wardrobe. Even undies. That wasn't in the budget. So I've taken the time consuming (yet incredibly entertaining) route of thrifting (except the undies, I make sure to get those first-hand). I spend a fair amount of my time raiding the local Goodwill stores for their finest garb, and have made out very well. So well that I might add an occasional post about some of my finds and the outfits I make on an additional blog.

7: An additional blog. HA! Those are fighting words. (especially seeing how well I've been keeping this one)

8: The Olympics are badass. If I've been inside, that's what I was watching.


9 & Lastly: People throw so many friggin' parties in the Summer! I'm in my 20's and I don't have kids. Enough said.

I'll try to post something useful soon (waiting for a rainy day), until then I'm doing Summer. You should, too!