Hello there! Remember me? I am so sorry for dropping off the face of the earth for the last few months. Truth be told, moving is harder then it looks. I was living in AZ for the past 8 months with my family, and just returned to Southern California to be back with my husband. As we wait for our new house to be finished.
Also, with having a baby (now 1 year old) and I don't feel like I have the "free time" to share posts like I imagined in my head. I have plenty to share in my drafts folder. :) But with that I am going to try to get back in the swing of things and start blogging more often. So with that said..... here is a window into my life lately...
P.S. As always, if you want the most recent updates, my Instagram is the place to find them!
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So instead of writing this long post about what the past 8 months have been about I will quickly do a currently section to get you up to speed.
Working on: Growing my ETSY shop and expanding my market. You will learn more about this next week. I have had a lot of fun opening a paper boutique. You can check out my products here. I am just in the process of creating some new stickers and invites. Let me know if you want to see something different or if I can do a custom order for you.
Watching: So You Think You Can Dance! I have watched every season and I am loving the twist of stage vs street. I am guilty of watching the Bachelorette, I thought I would love Katelyn, but she hasn't been my favorite. I will say I love watching the extravagant dates and seeing the places they get to travel to. I have a few other shows I watch here and there but that is basically it.
loving: The weather lately! Moving from AZ to Cali has been amazing. I went from 112 degrees to 75 Degrees. I am not complaining about that at all. I have loved spend some time outside in the fresh air.
Doing: Being a stay at home mom! It's been amazing to play with Tatum all day everyday. I can't wait to see what the next few months are going to be like with this every crazy tot.
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So we should be in our new home in about 3 months. I say should because it was supposed to be done in March, but with that said its ok because this delay will let us appreciate and love this home that much more! This is our dream home.
When we walked the model home over a year ago, we were not really looking into selling our current home or buying for that matter. But the house isn’t quite finished yet, we get to pick out a lot of the fun details including the flooring, granite, backsplash, sink, hardware, etc.
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Tatum turned 13 months old next week! The one thing I did blog about this past year was Tatum. So if you want to there are monthly blog post about her growing up. I love looking back on the photos that I did of her first year. It wasn't the easy project but it was so worth it.
At 13 months, Tatum is wearing size 4 diapers and mostly size 12 and 18 months clothing. She currently has 6 teeth. She is an excellent eater. She loves to eat and will eat practically anything. She still gets 5 bottles a day. She drinks water from a sippy cup at every meal and whenever she is thirsty. Tatum is also still an excellent sleeper and I am so thankful for this. She sleeps for at least 11 hours every night and sleeps 4 hours during the day. She still needs her pacifier to sleep. We actually put her to bed with at least three pacifiers so that if she wakes in the middle of the night, she can easily find one and put herself back to sleep.
Overall is is a energetic, happy, thriving baby! She is so loving and beautiful.
So with that 8 month break I have had a lot of exciting things happen and I am so excited to share it will all of you. My blog name is now becoming a brand Nicole Kelly Creations. With that I have created all new ideas for the blog & the direction I want to take it in. I believe that blogs are an incredible place to show our creative juices, get inspiration from others, and inspire others at the same time. I will continue with my writing and also start doing videos.
I would not have been able to expand and be this creative if it wasn't for all my readers. I am SO thankful for each & every one of you who have been with me since the beginning. Thank you for sticking around & following me via social media.