It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with y’all! And since I’m not really feeling motivated to write another pattern review and I don’t have good outfit photos today, I thought we could just have a coffee date and talk some straight talk instead.
For those of you newer to this blog, Coffee Date Friday used to be a regular thing around here until it … wasn’t. But since there is so much more to my life, and all of our lives, than sewing, I kind of want to revive this weekly tradition.
So if we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that one of the reasons I haven’t published a post in more than 3 weeks is because I’m having an ongoing debate about the future of this space. What it looks like, how often I post in here, what types of posts would be most useful, etc. Simple “hey here’s what I made” or “here’s what I wore” posts are easiest for me since they only require a few photos and minimal writing effort. But I also know that those types of posts aren’t particularly useful for readers and don’t have a lot of staying power. I’d love to do more tutorials and educational-type posts, but those require a substantial amount of work and would definitely mean less frequent posting. So my debate continues.
If we were having coffee, I would also tell you that another blog-related thing I’m struggling with is how to make a little bit of money off this space. I mean, it’s never going to be a huge money-making venture or even slightly replace my day job, but blogging takes a lot of time and money, so it would be nice if this space could supplement those costs at least a little bit.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve been working to minimize the stuff in my house. Part of that has been a major fabric destash. I’m selling off a huge chunk of my stash over on Instagram. If you’re interested at all, I have a new account set up here with lots of goodies at cheap prices 🙂 I’m also in a constant state of “clean out” and “throw out” lately. I cleaned out a bunch of kid toys last week and have sold a bunch of unused stuff that was cluttering up my house as well. I’m gearing up to paint the remaining portions of my house that have not been painted since we moved in 7 years ago. It will be quite an undertaking, but I’m excited to get started.
If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that I’ve just been tired lately. I’ve felt a little meh overall, I haven’t been sleeping well, and I just feel kind of run down. On Monday evening I was a complete b&*#$ mom. I was impatient, short-tempered, and just kinda mean. I had taken a new allergy medicine the night before that made me feel really groggy and off, and I was definitely not my best me the following day. I didn’t take that medicine again and got more sleep Monday night and thankfully I was a lot better on Tuesday.
If we were having coffee, I would also tell you that I’ve been really lazy with my eating habits lately and I seriously need to get back on my game. I always struggle at this time of year because there are lots of social things going on, and I tend to feel pretty tired with the start of school, sports seasons, etc. But I can feel inches creeping back on, and I definitely need to nip that in the bud. Getting serious about my health takes a lot of time, energy, and dedication, so I may need moral support along the way!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my new iPhone 8 Plus is scheduled to be delivered today! I’m pretty excited about this because (1) new phone, and (2) the camera on the iPhone pluses is pretty amazing. Albert had a 7 Plus and he could take beautiful camera photos. I want to get good with my new phone camera so that I can up my Instagram game.
If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?