First off, I want to explain why I've been a little MIA lately. It's exciting news and a change for our family that's been really great, albeit slightly stressful and busy. I am now working part-time as a design associate for Pottery Barn. As many of you know, I have been doing e-design for about three years and started Ada Avenue Decorating Designs a couple of months ago, which I am still doing along with my new job at Pottery Barn. I have a true passion for interior design and, although I don't have a license (someday!), this is my dream! Pottery Barn offers complimentary design consultations and they hired me to be one of the designers to offer in-home design services for the Pottery Barn brand. For example, this is one of the preliminary designs that I came up with using mostly Pottery Barn products.
I feel grateful to have jobs that I really love that still allows me to have the family life I want. I am mostly working in the evenings and weekends and I was really worried about not spending enough time together as a family, but you know what? It's been great for everyone. David and I have learned to appreciate each other (and our time together) more, my kids are getting more quality, responsible time with their father (which is really important for kids' development) and I am personally benefiting from feeling valued, appreciated and getting out of my element and having adult interaction in a creative way.
Anyway, some of my other responsibilities and projects have been put on the back burner for now while we get used to this new life, but I am NOT quitting blogging. I just hope you'll all be patient with me as I figure this out. I have been working on our bathroom remodel in my free time (HA!) and we are almost done so I'll be posting pictures of that soon! Thanks for sticking around, friends.