I just made my life a little brighter by creating a hybrid of “Well, hello!” Call me genius. I think we can all agree on that, right?
In any case, did you know that it’s been over a year since I last posted on the Lovespun Studio blog? It probably doesn’t look like it if you scroll through because I just imported all of my other blog posts from KirstenCSmith.com over here, but believe me, June 6, 2013 was my last post on this site. Even though I closed down shop late last summer, I never could bring myself to totally eschew Lovespun. I dunno why exactly, but I would hazard a guess that it’s because it represents a really joyful part of me. And despite the fact that I don’t always dwell in the creative sector of my own mind, I really do enjoy it when that part is alive and active.
So here I am. This go-around I’m going to do my level-best to call this place home, because despite my efforts to compartmentalize myself and my various endeavors, there’s really no good reason not to just plant it all here for you to find.
If you stick around and keep reading with me you’ll probably read about:
1) A Happy Trip~ I’m a researcher & a planner. It’s ridiculously fun for me and can easily consume all of my mental space. I use these superpowers to plan super duper budget-friendly vacations. My dear husband suggested that I put those skillz to practical use. So I did. My specialization is in all things Disney, but if you are dying to go on a cruise or try out an all-inclusive, drop me a line! You’ll probably read lots of posts about travel & Disney. It is what it is. I love The Happiest Place On Earth– I’m not ashamed. (click highlighted or image below to follow on FB)
2) Zippy! Cash/Coupon/Receipt Organizational Wallets~ I make em and I sell em. They are spunky, fun, unique and super functional. I’m guessing that other accessories will follow, but who knows…let’s just take it one step at a time. I list a lot via Instagram, so you can click over there or you can always follow Lovespun Studio on Facebook too by clicking here.
3) Deep Thoughts~ Self explanatory. Sometimes I simply need to let the words spill out somewhere.
4) Nerdy stuff~ You know, because I’m fascinated with public relations and communications topics since I used to dwell in that world. Lots of this circles back to being a researcher. If you don’t like details, you can skip any of these posts. Truthfully, I wrestle with going back to work in a corporate type of environment full-time. I love it. I miss it. But I’m still reconciling the joy of being available for my kiddos at any given moment with the reality that I would have to give up some of that freedom to go back to “work.” It’s a bigger internal struggle than you might imagine and contributes to that “identity crises” that I mentioned earlier tonight on Twitter.
There you have it. That’s probably enough for my first post back in the game. I wouldn’t want you to drown my my wordiness. So until post numero dos…
Trivia: There are AT LEAST TWO redundant phrases in this post. Can you find them? I love spotting redundancies, so I thought that I would leave them in just to share a little fun. Perhaps not everyone is amused by grammar searches. (Also note, I’m a writer, not an editor. While I enjoy spotting grammatical oopsies, the majority of my finds are not within my own writing. What fun would that be? They are gems, but I’m not particularly fond of searching for them, so I’ll let you do that. Just be kind.)