I keep saying that I am going to come back to blogging, but for a long time it hasn’t felt right to invest so much time sitting front of a computer when I can barely keep my shop stocked. Things are starting to settle into a nice ebb & flow routine now that the intern has been upgraded to assistant & we have a regular work week lined up. I have a wee bit more time in the mornings that I usually spend in the omhg forums chatting with inspirational & motivating makers that I look up to, like Jenelle from TrashN2Tees, Genevieve from Kitty Curiosity & Jennifer from Pikelet Workshop, just to name a few. The ladies in this community are so uplifting, inspiring and sweet, it truly feels like gathering around a table with friends for coffee every morning. If you are a maker looking to take your business to the next level, I highly suggest investing in the omhg membership (it’s less than the cost of 2.5 pumpkin spice lattes from that gross place I don’t like, guys). Today though, I thought I would start carving out a little extra time to come to this place, a place where I can put more words & thoughts & feelings than I can in a brief little social media update.
As I think about coming back to blogging, which was actually my first “thing” (did you know? It was! I blogged before I Facebooked, Twittered or Instagrammed!) I’ve been thinking about how I want it to change. So not only am I starting fresh with a new blog (I will slowly be importing or reposting my most popular posts from my old blog) my need for it to change was the reason I grew away from blogging in the first place. I was using it to upload pictures of my monsters each week – and maybe I will do that again, to keep track of how much is coming out of my studio – but I think I want to produce some fresh content that is more in line with my life & business & ethos right now.
I am thinking of focusing more on the process of making monsters, and this space is perfect for it – showing monsters, from their start as blankets and sheets and pajamas and sweaters, being freed from that big blank slate and slowly becoming, bit by little bit, the cute little monsters at the end. Share more of the impact that Lu & Ed is really making on the environment & keeping textile discards out of landfills.
I also want to bring in a bit more of my life as a boy mom. As my son gets older, I find it is more difficult to connect with other moms, so why not connect & share here? He is such a big part of why I do what I do, how I do it. I don’t want to be one of those parenting blogs with billions of opinions no one really cares about (really, have you met me? I’m not very opinionated, I do me & you do you, boo) but I think sharing thrifty fashion finds for my boy may inspire some more moms to think affordable, adorable & eco over overpriced & most-likely-produced-in-unethical-manners for kids fashion, as well as some other lifestyle habits we have as a family that are ecofriendly & have a positive impact on the health of our planet. I think that in changing the way we as parents consume & teach our children to consume that we can, quite literally, change (& save) the earth.
Plus, there’s other things that tie in with my eco & indie lifestyle – organic gardening, enjoying the slow-purchase, reducing, reusing or recycling so that our home stays clutter free & full of things that we love – that I want to share with you all but don’t have the space to on social media, so I think I will be integrating some of that content here in this happy little blog space! This was our first year as organic suburban gardeners, and we loved it – and learned a lot! So I have tons to share with you guys next spring! It’s also been just over a year since we bought our home, and we are finally feeling settled so I would love to start doing a sort of “home tour” series showing off how we use thrift store furniture & handmade decor to make our home lovely & functional.
So expect to see some new content here, soonish. And thank you, as always, for supporting my dream, as it grows & changes & becomes even more wonderful, day by day!