Sunday, May 8, 2011

Stay at Home Mom

Goodness, it has been a while since I sat down and blogged (well, I just snuck that Mother's Day post in). Obviously we are staying busy, which I always wondered if I would be able to. I think as a stay at home mom it's important to find a balance between all the "baby stuff" and your "adult stuff" that you enjoy. Not to say that I don't enjoy baby stuff, but if you don't have anything else to escape to I think one might go crazy!

For me, my "adult stuff" is a mix of cooking, crafting, party planning and interior design - I guess I like to dabble in a lot of different things. Most people are aware of my crafting addiction, but may or may not know about the rest. Oh, and of course I love blogging - love everything about it and also love reading other blogs. I get lost for hours just going from blog to blog to blog. Anyhow, I have made a list of all the things that I am working on over the next few months. It appears that I will have a lot to share with everyone!
  • Food/Cooking
    • Sometimes we get stuck in a food rut! We are now trying one new recipe a week - I am going to start sharing the ones we like. 
    • This also applies to restaurants we venture out to. We are trying a new technique of thinking of places to eat by using the alphabet (loved this idea that a friend shared with me). Anyhow, starting with A we are selecting our restaurants - we recently have tried Alma and Bolsa which are both places we hadn't been. Next up is C - I'll let you know what we decide on!
  • Blogging
    • Post Ryan's nursery pictures - I have been meaning to do this forever now! I still need to take a few more pictures of his room and then I will get this posted. 
    • Redesign - I am super excited about this! I have started the process with Fairy Blog Mother so stay tuned for a new and exciting Daily Dimples! Although the main goal of my blog was to document my pregnancy and our daily happenings with the little man I am going to expand. I want to share ideas/thoughts on party planning, invitations, decorating and even food! It's basically going to be a place where I can share everything I love
  • Crafting
    • Invitations
      • Audrey's birthday
      • Jessica's Bridal Shower
      • Ryan's first birthday - plan party, decorations and invitations
    • Learn photoshop/illustrator
      • I took a night class at SMU which was super helpful and taught me some basics but I want to learn how to do a project. Luckily I have an awesome neighbor that is a graphic designer. She offered to give me a quick tutorial on how to make an invitation or whatever I want to make - I am super excited! 
  • Interior Design
    • Redecorate - We love our house and can't believe we have been in here for three years. Time to change things up a bit! 
      • Living room - we recently bought a new sectional and now I am changing the vibe from southeast asian inspired to a more fresh modern feel. 
      • Master bedroom - a new duvet has inspired a mild revamp of the room. 
      • Create my dream craft room
        • I am so super excited about this but will probably wait until after Ryan's birthday party to get started. I will have lots of updates along the way. 
    I am so excited about all these fun projects that I am going to be working on. I love being at home with Ryan and having the freedom to do whatever we want when we want. I love that I can work on invitations, party planning and decorating as a hobby. Here's to being a stay at home mom and loving it!


    1. You are such an inspiration for stay-at home moms! I am so lucky to have you for my best friend!!!! I will be stealing recipe and craft ideas if you don't mind. :)


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