Monday, May 19, 2014

What Happens When a Blogger Disappears for Two Months

If you haven't figured it out already, let me clue you in.
I'm a terrible, awful blogger.
Yep, no question about it.
If you've been around here for long, then you've probably already noticed that I get really good at sharing with you guys for a few weeks, then I disappear for a month or more. 

I'm sorry!!

Life just keeps happening, then a few weeks go by and I ask myself how to tell you all what's been going on and I can't decide the best way to do that, and while I'm thinking about it another week goes by, and another, and before you know it, it's been well over 2 months since we've chatted.
So ya, you know what…
I'm a terrible blogger!

So I'm here today to give you a quick run down of life since my last post in March.

I've been crazy busy with this.

That's my Morgan, the blondie with glasses in the middle. She graduated from High School last Tuesday.

And that's her just before the ceremony getting her most requested ever gift. A Mac Book for college.

Then we also had Senior Prom to prep for. She was absolutely stunning in this amazing red gown! I think there should be an entire post with lots of pics, cuz you guys really must see the back of this dress!

We've been attending a lot of this. Kylie {#34 in the middle} hadn't played soccer since she was 8, and was one of only 4 Freshman selected to play on the JV Soccer team. It's been amazing watching her improve.

I designed and created a chalkboard for a friend.

Sophie B Photography did a breath taking job of taking Senior Pictures of my baby girl.

Signs, signs, signs. I love designing and making them, and it may just be a new venture beginning very soon. 
Stay tuned for that...

Invitations from Tiny Prints went out for Graduation.

My Silhouette Cameo was priceless for addressing the envelopes.

I spent a day creating party inserts.

And there's been weeks and weeks of planning, prepping and DIY'ing like a crazy woman for a wonderful Graduation Party we had this past weekend. Much more to follow on that soon.

My mom and I had the fantastic privilege of taking a Mother's Day painting class at All Dolled Up Wichita.

If All Dolled Up sounds familiar to some of you, it's probably because the owner is the amazing Abbe Doll. She's the primary educator for Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint. Yes, we are lucky enough to live just miles away from this amazingly talented lady, and we got to meet her and learn from her in person.
Such a fantastic day.

And here's Abbe herself. Just after shaking a paint can whose lid wasn't all the way on. Oops!
But in true Abbe fashion, she handled it with a big sweet smile and a "well I guess I have a new paint shirt" attitude.
Needless to say, we had fun.

Yes, I've also developed quite the Instagram addiction! It seems to be so much easier to take a quick iPhone pic and upload to Instagram then to plan out a blog post. Even so, I'm going to try to do better cuz I miss you guys!
I miss blogging and sharing details of all my little craziness that goes on here. 
So I will. I will do better. 
Just in case though, if you wanna follow along on Instagram, there's a great likelihood you'll get to see much more behind the scenes pics. You can find me at username ConcreteCottage. Plus, there's so many fun people to meet there! You may just find you develop an addiction too.

Ok, I think that's all for today. See you all soon!!


  1. I know how you feel about being a terrible blogger. But you're so not! You're just a busy momma! I'm so happy for your daughter, and you did uh-MAZING with her party! Lucky student with her Mac book! That picture of you and your mom is so stinkin cute! You're gonna have to explain to me how to use my silhouette like you did. That chalk sign is pretty impressive. And I'm gonna need one of those coffee signs that I'm patiently waiting for! LOL! Girl you ARE busy!


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