Hey friends! Summer is officially in full-swing! I hope you and yours are enjoying these long, slow days and maybe grabbing some extra family time.

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you probably saw that our family spent a little time at the beach about 2 weeks ago.

I am sure our family vacation photos aren’t of much interest to every reader, but I know there are some of you who get a kick out of seeing some pictures of my kids every once awhile—so for that bunch, here are a few pics from our week in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

 

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The beach was a big hit with our kiddos, so that’s where we spent about 75% of our time.  I was surprised at how quickly all 3 of my boys took the water, even though the waves knocked them around a good bit!  There was really no fear in them at all, which can either be a good or a bad thing!

 

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We had the pleasure of traveling with another family, staying in one big house together and letting all of our kids (yep, there’s 7 of them total) run amok together.

Going on a trip “with friends” was a First for our family–something I’ve always wanted to do, but could never work out.

Vacationing with this awesome family was a true gift, both for my husband and I as well as for our kids. I’ve waited about 10 years to find good friends like this–I feel really blessed to have had this fun experience together.

 

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And can I say a big “Thank You” to all of you as well?? This trip was largely funded by my business, and probably would not have been possible without the profits from Lost & Found.

So to all of you who read my posts, visit my sponsors, buy Fusion Mineral Paint, and shop at my antique booth–you made this happen! Thank you so so much for supporting my business and allowing my family to have this fun time together 🙂

In other news . . .

As the summer approached, I started thinking through how I was going to manage the responsibilities of this growing business while my kiddos are home over the school break.

After taking a hard look at my schedule and talking with my husband, I’ve decided to take a few steps back from the blog over the next 2 months.

The biggest result of this decision will be that after this week, I will no longer be co-hosting the Friday’s Furniture Fix Link Party.

The party will continue on though in the very capable hands of Lucy and Susie, and I plan on linking up to it whenever I have a project to share.

The other change is that basically my posting will be less frequent.  I have lots of projects I’m working on and so many things to share with you, but I haven’t had time to finish any of them!

I’ve been trying to keep up with a 3 post-a-week schedule, and it’s just not leaving me enough time to do the other work of my business that needs to get done.

So for the next 2 months, when I finish a project and am able to photograph it, then I will post. That may be once every 2 weeks, once a month, or maybe a spurt of posts then nothing for awhile . . . I’m just not sure.  I know that I can’t maintain the schedule I have been keeping though.

My hopes are that in freeing up my physical and “mental” calendar a bit I can catch up on my DIY home projects and some of my duties as a Fusion Mineral Paint merchant.  My display at the antique mall needs some attention, and I am really tired of looking at my half-painted kitchen cabinets!

So I hope you continue to stick around, and I appreciate your patience with me.  I long to one day grow this into a “great” blog, but that time is not now.

For a short time the blog is going to be bumped down the list of priorities, in hopes that one day I can put more into it again.

I’ll see you all soon . . .

 

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