Sunday, April 28, 2013
Hello out there!? I hope all of you are doing well and are enjoying the spring season. 

There have been so many life changes for me since I last blogged and I'm excited to write all about them. I've been looking forward to getting back into blogging lately and I hope any of you that are still following along like all of the changes you'll see here. I'll be blogging about a much wider range of topics than I have in the past, and writing in more diary form than report form. I'm hoping for a wider range of more authentic "Liz" subjects. 

Now that I've said that- here's a BREIF list of what's been up with me over the past 6 months :)

  • wedding planing, wedding planing , and wedding planing.   Which, by the way, is NOT as fun as I had always dreamed it would be.  The whole process is full of opinions, over-priced food, clothes, and "must haves", and lots of tears. Luckily  we are about done with contracting all of our vendors and we can now focus on the fun parts. I think....
  • I've been working a lot. Including trip to Texas and New York for big trade shows
  • We moved in with Joe's parents. 28 days ago. We want to buy a house and with this economy the only way we can truly save is to eliminate our HUGE rent bill.  We plan on staying until approx. Feb of next year. 
  • Joe broke his big toe a week before we moved. Talk about bad timing! Any woman who has lived with a man who has an ailment such as this knows exactly how much it effects everyone. He's doing much better now, and we're both really happy about it :)
  • Joe got laid off. Although he's found a new, better job which proves that "everything happens for a reason", it was still a hugely stressful few months for us. I knew the economy was bad, but until this happened, I didn't truly get it
  • Liz Mathews Studio hasn't gotten the attention it deserves since last year. There is just so much going on that I've totally dropped the ball on my business. But- I'm gonna get back on it.  I still love the idea and my designs- I just have to find more energy :)
  • I turned 30! I'm totally ok with it- in fact I still feel like I should be about 25. Except I'm 3-0! 
  • Oddly enough, I have an obsessive interest in make up since turning 30 last month. I could watch make-up tutorials on youtube all. day. long.  It all started with wanting to wear red lipstick. It was downhill from there. 
  • The only other big change I've noticed since becoming a 30 year old is a new interest in setting myself up for the future. Most specifically- retirement. I don't have any. I should get some. 
  • I'm re-joining Weight Watchers tomorrow. I need to loose weight and WW does work. I need to find a way to get excited about the process. My biggest motivation right now is the "women's fashion" section of Pinterest- Man those cute little shorts motivate me. My weight got away from me, and I need to get control. 
  • I'm also loving the home design boards on Pinterest. It's a great reminder of why we're living in Joe's parents house and gives me something to look forward too. 
  • I haven'te been creative in ages. I desperately need to find some inspiration. 
There it is- my last 6 months in a nut shell.  And hopefully a bit of a preview of things to come!
xoxo- I'm happy to be back!