New Kit, Freebie & What’s Up With Ellie?
Hello, digi friends! I actually have something new in the shop (and a freebie for you here, and another one in my next newsletter if you are subscribed), so I will post about that all first and then get on to the rambling that only some of you are interested in! lol
My new kit is called Inspired by Spring, because it was inspired by Spring and also because it was late at night when I finished it and my creativity was seriously waning. But I think it’s a pretty cute kit, despite that. You can get it in my personal shop and it’s 25% off through March 16. Just click the image to check it out:
And here’s a matching freebie for you. Just click the image to download:
And don’t forget, there will be another matching freebie (a mini kit) in my newsletter that I’ll be sending out later today. If you aren’t subscribed (and you want to be), just click the “Subscribe to my newsletter” graphic at the top of my right sidebar.
So that’s the business part of my post!
In personal news, things have been not so great the last couple of months just because the kids have been so sick, so often! I’ve been sick, too, which is unusual for me and I actually ended up going to urgent care and the ER over the past weekend. Let’s just say that things have to be pretty bad for me to get myself to the doctor, nevermind the ER! Over the years I’ve been told by several doctors that I have an auto immune disease, but none of them can seem to decide on which it is. I’ve been told lupus, fibromyaligia and rheumatoid arthritis, but it’s never very clear and they’re never very certain. Whatever it is has been flaring up in a big way and I’ve been in crazy pain the last week or so and am managing on steroids and pain killers, which are not fun but at least I can get out of bed and take care of the kids, so I’m grateful. Anyway, all that to say that if I go missing for long periods of time, that’s most likely why.
Last year I mentioned that I was going to try to lose weight and I even posted a hideous photo of myself. That was difficult, but not as difficult as trying to lose weight! I was a real slacker about it until my brother and his family moved here in the summer. He and my sister in law really helped me start to take things seriously. I said I couldn’t find time to exercise and they would come over at 5:30 in the morning – he would go walking with me and she would watch the kids. They are big into juicing and they would bring me fresh juice and make me drink it. It took me a while to begin to appreciate broccoli-kale-beet-apple-carrot juice they made, but eventually I did! Then I started making real changes on my own, in my diet, and exercising on the side. By the end of the year I had lost 40 pounds!
I know, I kind of look like Hugo from Lost in my before picture. Yeesh. I’m still not ready to do a full body photo, I still have a long way to go, but I feel like I have made some good changes.
Anyway, that’s pretty much how things are going at the moment. I’ll try to be better about updating my blog, but no promises! lol Take care and enjoy the rest of your week!