Thursday, January 17, 2013

a new routine

It has been an adjustment- this whole not working thing.

I've really had to be purposeful and plan ahead and make lists for myself to keep on track and not waste time. Because being home all day, every day (even with a toddler), leaves you quite a bit of time to sit around watching the telanovellas in your sweats. Which is frankly the last thing I want to do. But I'm finding if I brainstorm a few projects or ideas and make a list for myself of things I hope to accomplish on a certain day, I stay on track and feel productive. Of course there's always lots of time in there for play-doh and tea parties with the munchkin.

All of that to say- I am now striving to treat Lilac Row as my "job". I love it and am thankful for the opportunity to be creative in my work.

For whatever reason, January is our best-selling month. I have no idea if that's a retail trend or not. But we are very thankful and feeling blessed this month. It's really encouraging and has lit a fire under us to get creative and come up with some great items for our booth.
Have I mentioned how much I love this? It's the perfect, varied creative outlet for me. My real dream is to someday have a retail space of my own for Lilac Row. A cute little shop with a workspace in the back. This lady has given me serious inspiration and food for thought as she pursues the same dream.
All of this to say... I'm getting there. I'm figuring out my new routine, my new normal in the day to day. And it's good. Starting each morning with time in my bible and putting on praise & worship music while we eat breakfast and tinker around in the morning helps me get focused and prepared for the day.
A shower would probably help as well, but baby steps here, people. ;)


  1. Wow, you really are blessed to be doing what you love!

  2. Sounds like a perfect set up! To be home with your girl , & time to be creative!! Enjoy

  3. On my days off, i don't seek out time to shower, either. No need for makeup, no need to shower.


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