Life Updates

Wow!  2015 has not been a very active blogging year for me so far.  Oops!  I have thought about my blog frequently, though.  Life has just been kind of busy.  Here’s a quick, bullet-point run down of what has been going on lately…

  • We are buying a house!  You may remember that we relocated from Illinois to Missouri last September.  We decided to rent while our house in Illinois was on the market.  It sold back in January and we began looking for a new place soon thereafter.  We found an amazing house in a quiet subdivision and close in two weeks.  TWO WEEKS!  I am really looking forward to being in our new house.
  • Sewing has been somewhat sporadic the last couple of months.  I have added a bunch of adorable zippered pouches to my Etsy shop, but haven’t done tons of personal sewing.  I do have some finished projects, though, and will share them soon.
  • We are working on potty training Gene.  This has actually taken up a lot more of my attention than I expected.  For a while it felt like all I did was follow him around.  Seriously.  I was stuck to that boy like glue.  I am happy to report that he is doing really well with it.  We still have a few kinks to work out, but it’s really nice only having one child in diapers during the day.
  • Speaking of diapers, Moxie is now in cloth diapers!  We used them with Gene beginning shortly after he was born.  We packed them away in winter 2013 when Moxie was four months old.  With all of the we’re moving/we aren’t moving/are we moving/should we move business, it just got to be a hassle.  I packed the diapers away and started buying disposables.  Once we decided to look for a house, we decided it would be nice to try to shave a few dollars off our monthly budget where we could.  One of the easiest places to save was with diapers.  Both kids are in disposables at night still, which means a box lasts for quite a while.  Since we already owned an entire stash of cloth diapers, we were immediately saving money.

So there you have it.  Lots of little life updates.  I have an entire list of blog topics I want to write on, so hopefully I’ll be a little better about posting!