Hello! Long time, no blogging for me 🙂 The summer sure did take me through a whirlwind of activities and events. My family was super busy getting to enjoy a full summer, and while it was tricky to navigate work and family life, I am so thankful for the time at home with my kids. My blog certainly went on the back burner, but of course there was still a ton of new content going up on YouTube. If you haven’t checked out my channel lately, you certainly are going to want to stop by!
Towards to end of August, my three kids headed back to school, and I got to work on moving my craft studio from an upstairs bedroom to our finished basement. I have been planning my dream craft studio in our basement for quite some time, and I can’t believe that it is finally coming together! It is truly a dream come true, and I can’t wait to show you a full tour. For now, here is a little sneak peek at the building process (Shout-out to my husband for helping me so much!)
The other big change that happened over the summer is the growth of my Patreon page. We have quite the growing community over there, and I am so thankful for each and every person that has joined over the past 9 months. As Patreon has grown, I am enjoying dedicating more time over on that page. I feel like it is such a great opportunity for me to connect on a more personal level with other amazing crafters, planners, and journalers out there. The community over there is amazing. I simply love the support and encouragement everyone is sharing.
Each month, I have chosen a different theme for my patrons that we focus on throughout the month. So far we have covered Organization, Christmas in July, Planner Peace, and Stash-Busting. I am SUPER excited to announce that our focus for the month of October will be faith journaling. Centered around the theme of hope, I will be announcing a scripture every Monday, along with a supply or technique challenge. Wednesdays during the month will be a livestream where I journal the weekly verse and patrons will have an opportunity to journal along with me. On Fridays we will share our faith entries and then I’ll hopefully be able to share some of the entries on my instagram account. It’s going to be a great month! If you haven’t check out my Patreon page yet, I highly encourage you to go see if there is a tier that is right for you.
Other than all the work related activities, my little family has been busy as ever. My daughter continues to participate in travel soccer and also made her school track team this fall! My twin boys are involved in gymnastics, baseball, running, and Cub Scouts. On the weekends in the fall, you can generally find me judging at marching band competitions and shuttling children to any number of activities. Time is flying by, and I am doing my best to enjoy all of these busy moments!
My hope is to return to my blog this fall, so please let me know if you have any specific topics you would like for me to cover. Thank you all for your love and support…you are the best!
Keep it creative,
-The Scrappy Wife