I have been so busy lately that I’ve been slacking on what I love most… just writing. I have decided I’ve become involved in too many things. I get asked to do a lot of things and I seem to say yes to all of them and suddenly I realized I don’t have time for anything, let alone everything.
So on my way to NYC tomorrow It’s my goal to map out all that I’m currently involved in and decide what is most important and what is not. The blog is the heart and soul of everything I do. It makes me sad that I don’t have the time to write as much as I’d like to. There was a while where I was posting everyday, and I loved that. A lot can happen in a day! Now it’s like I sit down and try to remember what has happened in the last week– which is more than even I can remember. I want to make time to write on a more consistent basis.
Along with figuring out my new agenda on the trip this weekend, I will also be getting my thoughts together for my speech on Monday. I’m speaking on Social Media at WEN (Women’s Entrepreneurial Network) this coming Monday. I’m definitely excited about it, but as Jeff would say I “need to prepare”. He knows I’m
a bit really last-minute and he was like “you better not wing it!” haha, don’t you worry ladies, I will be prepared
Now I feel like I need to recap the last 2 months because that’s how long it seems like it’s been since I’ve posted! Colton is officially in his big boy room with a twin bed! I want to do a post on “before and after” pictures of his room, but those pictures are on my old computer and our office is being remodeled right now so I can’t get to them, but will be able to soon- so that post will come later! He’s absolutely LOVES his room. Every time someone comes over that hasn’t seen it, he runs upstairs and points across the loft to his door like he can’t wait to show them and then goes running inside! it’s really cute
The bed has been quite a change. The kid never sleeps. No, seriously, he could stay up all night if we let him. It’s been a little tricky to get him asleep. Once he’s asleep there are no problems at all, he sleeps great. It’s just keeping him there long enough to fall asleep. We’ve come to the conclusion that we have to lay there and physically hold him down in the bed with our arm across him. I’m not kidding, we have to. He was actually starting to get sick and I think it was because his lack of sleep. Somedays he wouldn’t ever fall asleep for a nap and then end up staying up really late. It was a slight nightmare, so Jeff now lays up there in his bed and practically makes him stay there till he falls asleep. Hopefully that will get better. When he doesn’t sleep long at night, he falls asleep at random times throughout the day- like at daddy’s tennis match (pictured below)
Other than that, Colt is doing really good. I’ve started buying his fall and winter clothes since it’s definitely getting cooler out. I love fall… I actually love fall, spring, and summer- I just HATE winter. I mean why do we even need winter? yuck.
Braxton is thriving as well! He is getting so big, I can’t even believe it! He is almost 6 months! Holy moly… where does time go?! He is rolling all over the place and starting to sit up by himself! I mean he is a little wobbly and totally face planted earlier today but he is getting better and better! I just started feeding him baby food this last week. He is doing great though! I want to make my own, at least try it, but I haven’t had time lately– which goes back to prioritizing. So I’m gonna work on that. He has had peas, carrots, and green beans so far!
Jeff and I are also keeping busy but doing great. Jeff actually hasn’t been working quite as much since summer is ending because summer is SO busy for him. So that’s a nice break for him to be off a littler earlier sometimes and be home earlier or go to work later. It’s been nice! He’s been a HUGE help with the boys. He is seriously the best dad ever. He just loves those boys so much, he would literally do anything for them, I love it. Okay– now onto the next bit of news.
This is my last post on “this” website!!! My new Moms In Heels site will be switched over this weekend! It’s been a big work in progress and there are still some changes to be made, things added and changed here and there- but I’m just going to go for it. I’m ready for the change!
So this means the site will be down temporarily while all the servers switch and all the information is downloaded. Of course my web guy, Chris, said this is much different terms — something with the letters DNS — but whatever. Since I mentioned Chris I will take a minute to tell you how great he is. Do you need ANY web help?! If so, Chris Reaper is fantastic! Check him out at ChrisReaper.com he is to thanks for my new site that you will be seeing very soon.
Now for the new site… there will be so much more to do on that site!!!! Let me tell you more about it ::
- There will be a hair page. This page will be called FRINGE. Yes, this page will be written by my amazingly terrific hair stylist Mary. I have known Mary since I was 2 or 3 years old and she has turned into an AMAZING stylist. She has been to Vegas and NYC for opportunities and she is currently working with a company in NYC that does Runway hair! I cannot say enough good things about her. She is the one responsible for my hair too, which I get many compliments on! She currently works at Soto Loft in Perrysburg. (below is a picture of Mary at her latest NYC photo shoot trip. She is the adorable girl in the ponytail making the fan blow the model’s hair the right way!)
- There will also be a fashion page! This page will be called VOGUE. Another great girl will be writing this page– Nicole. If you don’t know Nicole you will quickly learn to love her, not only for her fashion sense but she has an amazing sense of humor- you will laugh. She is a beautiful girl with a great eye for fashion- she lives and breathes clothes, shoes, jewelry and what’s in style. I love her for that. Wait till you see her page, you will love it too! (pictured below is Nicole walking the streets of Chicago)
- Upon request, Jeff will also have a page! This page is called THE JEFFREY JOURNAL. No he did not come up with that, I did But he is going to be able to post whenever he wants, about whatever he wants. His tagline is “this is my chance to get even!” So I can only imagine the fun he is going to have on that page! He said he will complain about how I never turn the stove off or leave the laundry in the washer too long… whatever no one is perfect!
That is all for now– This might be my longest post ever, it’s a novel, I know. I hope you enjoyed it though, and I can’t wait to come home from NYC and see the new page up! Please check back to see it and let me know your thoughts!!
I have plenty more ideas for the site, the next pages will be a food page, and a charity page. Those will come later- but I have them all planned out
Now I need to get some sleep before I get carpal tunnel! (who am I kidding? I could type all night…)
Okay I’m writing this super fast because it is currently 7:36 and I have to be at Star 105 at 8am… Yes, I know, I better have magic fingers. Well I obviously didn’t have time to write it all before the radio. Now it’s 9:50am and I’m finishing up.
So here goes!! I got to tweeting one night while I was sitting around doing nothing and I happened to follow Graham Bunn, the hotty from The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad season 2 Runner Up. So I tweeted him something random and he wrote back a few minutes later. A few other people joined in by retweeted & quoting the tweets. I told Graham he might as well just call in and talk to me on the radio this week. He said he would do it and sent me his Publicist and PR info.
So from there I e-mail the time and date of the radio and his publicist wrote back and asked if I was going to the big event that Graham’s company 46NYC is throwing in NYC for Pediatric Cancer this Sunday.
(of course a ton of “Bachelor Nation” is going… because they are all friends and I see all the tweets flying around between them about it etc.) Then she says if I am going that we should connect while we are both there (she lives in Cali). I’m thinking “well in that case SIGN ME UP”. Not only do I want to go and help out children with cancer, I want to meet the publicist, and all the other fellow Bachelor people.
I immediately call Allie and when she answers I’m like “sooo I have a random question… what are the chances you would want to go to NYC this weekend?!” She was laughing as I explained the whole story and she definitely wanted to go! She also knows an intern at Marie Claire magazine that is going to come out to the event and hangout with us too!
So this weekend we are headed to NYC!! We got a room at the Marriott in the heart of Time Square! (pictured above) — the event is at the Central Park South gate and our hotel is only one mile from there! Our friend Tera has jumped aboard the trip too so now it’s officially a girls weekend in NYC! We can’t wait to go help out an amazing cause and make some great connections.
Wish us luck!