Those who know me, know that I pretty much thrive on chaos.
I love the hustle and bustle of a fast paced life, and having a lot on my plate.
It’s what keeps me going, feeling blessed, and full of life!
It’s crazy, but I enjoy it! Weird, I know.
When the stars all line up, and the little things all come together, it is always a good sign.
But sometimes, the crazy just needs to be dialed back a few notches, so I can catch up, breath, and wrap my brain around what is happening.
This is one of those times.
I posted a picture yesterday on FB and Instagram about the things that God has been so grateful to bring into our lives recently. Everyone thinks I am having a baby….
No, sorry #2 is not in the works yet 🙂
However, there are some pretty awesome things happening, that are scary, new, and definitely going to make our lives a little more crazy for the next few months.
Here’s the breakdown of our life right now: (without jinxing anything!) The Five Crazy Things that are Blessings is what I have been calling them!
Blessing #1 -Two weeks ago, an offer came through on the house. For those who don’t know about the trials I have gone through with this house, be lucky, I will save that for another day. But, nonetheless, after a few re-counters, and negotiating, yesterday, they accepted our offer. YAY!! Contingent on the inspection, of course. Now we have 6 weeks, to find a house, buy a house, and move!
Blessing #2– Yesterday was a big day all around. I am so fortunate to have a network of fabulous people around me that uplift, and help connect you with others that can do the same. I can’t get into details just yet, but let’s just us a little hint: What is potentially “Next” for me, is what is the “Next” thing in Pittsburgh! Pittsburghers, maybe you can figure that out! I promise, details to come really soon 🙂
Blessing #3– My Etsy store. Yes, for those that follow me on social media, might have seen a few things about my new store opening in September. Yes, I am still going to do it, and try to buy a house, and sell house. Might be a little slow at first, but so excited because I have already a lot of things made that will help me get through the first few months 🙂
Blessing #4– The MomCon. I have been helping create and build up a conference for moms. My business partner Natalie and I have been working hard to bring the best to this conference, and help moms like us ( work at home, or business owners) become their best selves, and do it all while building a community offline for moms to connect with other moms on their level. You can read about, register and see what is coming on November 15th! So, this time of year is going to be conference mood for us and our families! Along with moving, of course.
Blessing #5– I have decided to take a break with my marketing company. I will still be handling a few clients that I have worked with, but nothing else new for awhile. Have you ever had something NOT fall into place, like some of the other things that are in your life? Well this is one of them. I love doing it, but right now, God and my gut, are telling me this must take a backseat in all the crazy.
You are probably wondering what is going to happen with this blog? Well, we have some pretty fab things going on with that too! ( I say we, because yes, I have hired interns and people to collaborate with! YAY)
This blog is my second baby, to Giuliana of course. And, I love the community we are creating, so I would never give this up. It’s time to make it better. When something is going right, you keep building it!
We have new a look, which is a work in progress, but we will adding a few pages, a new logo, and other little things. This will it for the re branding for awhile! If you like Pinterest, this is how this blog is setup to look on the first pages. Thank you to the girls over at Pretty Darn Cute, for all their creativity and awesomeness!!
We are collaborating with some great sponsors that we have never worked with before as well! (I think you are going to like what they have to offer!)
I love to create content that drives people back to my blog. I haven’t done that much lately. So, what did we do? We created a few “series” of things to help you enjoy the blog a little more.
- We are bringing back the very successful Women In Business Series, starting next week actually! We are doing it a little different this time though! Details are coming out tomorrow, so check back!
- Life As a Toddler Series starting in September! I am so lucky to have a great women to partner and collaborate with on this series. She is someone I have known all my life, and is raising 2 little twin toddlers. Can’t wait for you to meet her! This series will be all about raising a toddler. We are using ideas that have and are working for us, to help you mamas out! (details in the newsletter, you can subscribe here if you would like)
- I Have To Move! Now What? Series is starting next week as well! It is going to have all the details of how to help you get ready for a move, to sell your home, with FREE printables and everything! Plus, I will be sharing all of our details, and how we are doing it step by step!
WHOOOOA! So that is alot of crazy right? I am exhausting writing this, let alone living it.
So, that is what is next for us! Stay tuned to celebrate all the crazy with us!
Take care friends! Check back tomorrow for details on the new and improved Women in Business Series!
Author: Nicole Mildren
Nicole Mildren is the author of Champagne To Crayons, first time mom, and celebrates motherhood in the best way she knows how; by remembering she is just not a mom. Owning her own business, and Marketing Director of the Pittsburgh MomCon helps her stay sane in the world of motherhood.