Wow, so the last time I published a blog was in May.. of last year. So many things have been going on in my life. Let's see where to start... I decided in May I was going to take a break from blogging as well as my shop, just for the summer. That way I could spend more time with my family and friends. Well our little town in Minot was flooded and I mean FLOODED. I'm sure a lot of you saw it on the news. A lot of people lost their homes and businesses were shut down for months. We had water issues as well. Anything we drank had to be boiled or drank from a bottle. It was tough, but we were one of the fortunate ones.
In July I got the itch to get a new car. I was tired of driving the "mommy mobile" (ford escape) and wanted to go back to my roots with a Hemi. I found a private buyer and got a GORGEOUS 2006 Charger SRT8. It was garage kept and had super low miles. We drove across the state to pick it up. I added some flowmasters and cold air intake (I sound like such a guy now). It's my baby who has to be kept in the garage all winter because snow + car = not moving. So that was a little birthday present to myself.
After the summer I was sure to start blogging again in September... that didn't happen. I was enjoying family time way too much to give that up. I ended up selling my DSLR camera and getting a coolpix. I didn't use the camera at all to it's capabilities and it was just too much to carry around with me everywhere.
Somewhere in October I managed to finally complete my Momiji collection with all the dolls I didn't have. I now have every doll and a Momiji sanctuary of sorts in my craft room. When I'm having a rough day I like to go down there and it makes me smile :)
I started modeling a lot more. I found a niche for it. It gives me so much confidence. I have another shoot coming up this month, I'm modeling for a jewelery business :) I'll post pics!
At the beginning of December Joseph got a phone call saying he had to deploy in less than 24 hours. Yea... 24 hours. We were pretty upset because it was such short notice, but he is supposed to be back in April. Christmas was pretty lonely, but we did get to Skype with him for a little bit.
I'm not sure why I picked today to blog, maybe out of pure boredom. I am also not sure which direction I'll be taking this blog in 2012. Maybe less crafty and more about my life and things happening, a more personal touch :) I'll always have the same name though!
If you stuck around through my long hiatus, thank you!!!