What I've Been Up To (In Photos)


The craziness began a month ago when my oldest daughter turned eight years old. I didn't have the time or money to organize a big party this year, so I gave her a whole birthday week to make up for it. I surprised her with a present each day, and on the last day before her birthday, I made her a scavenger hunt to another present she got to open early. On the day of, I surprised her with a new outfit to wear to dinner.


Then a few weeks ago my boss went on vacation and let me and my girls house sit so we could have our own little vacation. They have a big house with a pool, so we spent our time relaxing.


 They also have 3 horses and a pony, so we had fun brushing them down and giving them snacks.


Then my boss (and friend) needed me on a weekend trip to Deep Creek Lake. On Saturday we took all the kids to a man-made beach and soaked up some sun while the kiddos swam and played in the sand. 


The day we got back was the day before my 8 yr. old's first day of third grade. We still had a few things to pick up then squeezed in one last mommy-Kylie date with The Odd Life of Timothy Green (great movie!).


Meanwhile I took photos for several travel-tips posts. Between the military and all the weekend trips we take, I've learned quite a few things about traveling with children.


I've also been doing more cooking and baking with Kylie before the rush of school started. I took photos so I can share the recipes with you.


In addition to organizing and redecorating my daughters' room, I've been cleaning out my own closet (and doing some vintage shopping) to prep for a "shop my closet" type of blog. I had some success selling vintage accessories on Etsy, but the fees are not something I want to pay considering I'm not making a huge return.

Of course you can see I also reworked The Blog Entourage. It is no longer about other blogs. It is a lifestyle blog with new posts coming on the things I love the most - cooking, style, decorating, organizing and travel. Perhaps the biggest change is I no longer accept guest posts. It was taking up too much time, and time is money. It's time for me to get serious about freelance writing and whichever other side projects I have going on, and this site needs to function as a reference point for prospective clients.

I appreciate the readers who are still making their way to the site!

Comments

  1. A busy life, adorable children, and all necessary parts of living. Enjoy.

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  2. Looks like you had fun!

    Your girls are so cute!

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  3. Cake, tarts and shoes? Wow you have a great life with those cutie pies!

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  4. All your pictures are really nice. Your daughters are getting really big, too.

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  5. Thanks, everyone!:) Yup...busy, busy! And @Shelly, yes they are getting way too big way too fast!

    I'm looking forward to catching up on all of your blogs as I have a nice long holiday weekend!

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  6. Hi Krisztina,
    My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Deep Creek Lake to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Jane

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  7. Hey girl My name is thomas bradley I go to buckhorn high school in alabama I just love your shoes they are really cute on you and I was wondering if you can do a stepp for me about 10 times

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  8. Hey girl My name is thomas bradley I go to buckhorn high school in alabama I just love your shoes they are really cute on you and I was wondering if you can do a stepp for me about 10 times

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