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Just stopping in to share our Sunday weekly wrap up and some favorite things from the week. These past two weeks have been a little crazy. I started doing a freelance prop styling project for HomeGoods which means I am on the road at the crack of dawn and don’t get home until after 7pm most nights. It’s a bit of a juggling act to say the least between school, after school sports, The Murph Man who needs to be let out every 3 hours because he is peeing all over the place due to meds to get rid of his hives and throw in the chaos surrounding my grandparents……it’s kind of crazy. My parents both still work full time so needless to say, it’s not easy. I thank god though every day for my parents because without them, working outside the home would be tough. My dad leaves work many times to pickup my son after school and then my gram babysits. Although, I am not sure who is babysitting who. -ha. My mom drops my son off at school every morning on her way to work and that is SOOOO helpful. My husband works over an hour from home about 60+ hours a week so needless to say, he isn’t around much. It takes a village for sure to operate these days with everything that goes on in our lives.
My grandfather is still going to camp during the day which is a HUGE help because he needs to be supervised 24/7 and if we didn’t have camp to pick up the slack during the day, I am not sure what we would do. Honestly, growing old isn’t easy. It’s literally like having another toddler that you need to find babysitting for. He can’t be left alone so there are so many factors involved now, it’s a bit overwhelming sometimes. BUT, we wouldn’t have it any other way because we want to keep him out of a nursing home for as long as possible.
My son is almost as tall as her! -ha
My gram is chugging along but she definitely has spells of what seems to be depression. I wouldn’t blame her for being depressed. She barely can walk and her husband is failing quick. Her health has never been good, in fact, she told me the other day, she can’t believe she is still here based on all the operations and health scares she has had over her entire life. She is definitely a mess when it comes to her health. The warmer weather is coming though so hopefully being able to sit outside and get some fresh air will be good for her.
Our Murph Man has been hitting the East Coast and kicking butt in the AKC dog shows. He has only been in three shows and is pretty close to being a finished champ. I am not very savy in the dog show world so I leave that stuff up to his breeder and handler. He is already a champ in our eyes!
It’s so funny to see him so poised and grand in these pictures because in real life, he is an absolute LUNATIC! -haha. A big 140 lb puppy that loves to counter surf, eat socks and tear up the yard. He is craaaaaaaaazy with an insane amount of energy. BUT the biggest cuddle love bug on the planet.
This outfit is one of my favorite things. When I work outside of the house doing Prop Styling, I need to be comfortable but still look presentable. I would love to show you via video, just how crazy it is working as a Prop Stylist. I literally fill 15 foot U-Haul trucks full of merchandise for days and then style out rooms to be photographed. I think the entire process would be so fun to share with all of you! It’s chaos but a controlled chaos. -ha. You can see some of my previous Prop Styling projects here.
Get the look: Skinny Jeans | Keds
My hands and face look completely deformed in this picture. I am not sure what happened! -ha
This lift staircase was constructed by my friend Jake at Paramount Wood Working and it’s the absolute coolest project ever. Isn’t this amazing? Do you remember Jake from the Police Station makeover we did last year in April? He is the one who made the custom kitchen cabinets for the break room at the station.
The box contains my new desk from Birch Lane and it’s been sitting in my foyer for over a week and I haven’t had two seconds to open it. I have partnered with ATGStores, Birch Lane and Minted to do an office makeover so stay tuned, a Modern Farmhouse Office will be happening soon in my new studio above our garage.
That about wraps up the week here and my favorite things. I have another busy week coming up working at HomeGoods and then we are opening the camp next weekend! Now that …..I am excited for!
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