Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hey Again, Y'all!

Things have changed...a lot...since Princess Unaware was up and running...I have mother-in-law became ill and passed away...I no longer hem...well...I no longer get paid for working...and we now homeschool, about to begin our second year. A lot can change in a year.

So, work...I started a little company...I have a business license and everything. It is slow going. It is so hard to get your name out there without spending a lot of money. The company is called A Little Bit of This...We produce just that, a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I am in business with my mother, who currently works a full-time job. She is my advisor and my rock in this company. I couldn't do it without her. We currently do most of our advertising on Facebook. We tried Paulding Meadows, which is a local craft show, but just weren't ready yet. I have tried a local forum, but was out of my league on that too. It is going to be a word of mouth company for a while and then hopefully, I can find a decent website to host our product. It is a work in progress, but we have fun doing it too.

I hope to accomplish a few things by starting the blog up again...I would love to finish The Malia/Paula Project and then perhaps begin a new chef. First, I have to find the cookbook, which is somewhere in one of these hundreds of boxes that are still lying around.

I want to chronicle our homeschooling, hopefully that way you will understand homeschoolers more instead of assuming they are "weird", as my husband has done. Our first year of homeschool I feel was a success. We learned so much and failed so many times. We have adapted and overcome obstacles. Tried new things. Tried new subjects and had fun all the while. We are looking forward to this upcoming year where one of my children will be learning French and one will be learning Spanish. I will be learning both because I have never had a lick of teaching in any of them.

Also, yes, I am still struggling with weight constant, personal battle. A big step though, is that I joined a gym. Now, I haven't been in about two months, but when I was going every day...I saw a change. Planning on getting back in there very, very soon. I just have to get the food under control....and the Coke.

I will be also chronicling a new journey I have been turned onto. Genealogy. I dabbled in it and now I have full on almost made it a daily job. I travel. I dig. I discover and I connect. I love it.

Last, but not least, having moved into my in-laws home, I was told to make it my own. While I appreciate that, I am on a budget and I need help executing design. I love my mother-in-law, she was a red head, who loved to cook and who loved the 70's. She liked dark colors, earth colors....70's colors. I am the complete opposite. I like a modern look, light colors, bright sunny colors...00's colors. Two projects that are spinning around in my head and that I have full support of my father-in-law with...the hallway and the kitchen. I am most excited about the kitchen, but I also think this will be the hardest feat. The kitchen needs some kind of ventilation brought in, probably a new stove, new flooring and new counter tops. The house is about 30 years old and a lot of the workings are original. Y'all...I am going to need your help. I want your suggestions, your critiques and your praises. Without you, life would not be worth living.

Welcome back, Y'all!


Rachael said...

Yay! Missed you so much in the blogosphere! Welcome back!

Malia said...

Thank you Ms. Rachael!