It started out as just wondering. I loved the look of this blog but something needed changing. What was it? I wanted to convey the chaos. I talked to my now very good friend, Kimberly of both Kimberly Muro Designs and Reflections of Now (her blog that is one of my favorites) and asked what she thought. She gave me some websites to sift through images of what I might be looking for and I found the queen that is on here now. I can’t stop staring at how perfect it reflects my life, though she has way too many cleaning products in her hands. I love that she has a bunch of hands doing a bunch of things at the same time because though I only have two, it feels like I should have more.
The only thing missing was a kid hanging from her. It felt like it needed that since they cause all the chaos. So again, I asked Kim. She thought it might work so again, I sifted through pictures and couldn’t quite find what I was looking for. I found one little girl crying over spilled ice cream and that seemed fitting but to have only one kid…what about my other three? Since I have a lot of kids, I was afraid it would look cluttered or busy.
Then I found the ones on top and they fit. They show who we are in an understated way. I LOVE it. I’m not a big fan of change but in this case…I am like a superfan. Kim knew what I wanted before I even knew. I had a small idea…just wondered to myself and then in a small question asked and then my vision of exactly what I wanted with no clue how to get it, showed up on my site. I cannot stop staring at it. How it just fits me, my writing style and what I write about so perfectly…and the best part? Thanks to Ashley and Kim, my writer’s block…GONE! If you are in need or even just thinking about some change, you have to check out Kim’s site. She is so good and made it less scary and effortless to bring my vision to life.
On another but similar note, it feels like there are changes happening that I am not as happy with. I know some say that life is just about adapting to the changes but I still don’t like it. Nico is going to homecoming. He came up with an idea after a torturous hour at the store. He was going to give her a pack of “Up 2 U” gum and a pack of Extra gum and write a note saying, “Will you go to homecoming with me? It’s ‘Up 2 U’. It would be ‘Extra’ sweet if you say yes.” He looked at me after I said that was cute and said, “This just isn’t me. I can’t see myself doing this.” In the end, he just asked her and she said yes. Now begins the changes of guys getting girlfriends and splitting time between their friends and the girls. Girls who want to hang out with their friends and their friends’ boyfriends. A whole new crop of kids that I don’t know. Hopefully the things we’ve said to him over the years have been ingrained in his brain. Have I mentioned I don’t like change? Except…
I’ll say it again…I LOVE the change in my blog!!!
I don’t know if I mentioned this before but you can vote for this blog each time you read it. All you have to do is press the”Best Mom Blogs” button on the side. It shouldn’t make me as happy as it does when my blog moves up but at the moment, it does.
What about you? Any changes that are making you smile or causing you to worry? Do you welcome change or shy away from it?