Holy cow…the blog is functional again!

Hello friends!  Please excuse my year long absence.  I have missed posting to the blog so much over the last year.  My brother has been working hard to do all technical things to move my blog and update word press and fix all the broken bits that have made the comment section overrun with spam and countless other things.  It’s been like taming a secret garden.  We’ve been clearing out all the dead things and planting new, beautiful seeds that are the foundation of something solid and good, perhaps a business for me.  Anyway, we seemed to have lost about 2-3 months of posts from June to Sept of 2013, but without my brother’s help, I would have most likely lost everything.  So I am very thankful for everything he has salvaged.  I am so lost when it comes to the technicalities of having a blog.  It’s like Christopher is speaking to me in another language.  I swear he has to explain things to me 10 times before I grasp 10% of what he is saying!  But he has been patient and so kind to help me.  So, we are nearly there.  Sunday I hope to spend some time working on the design aspect of things with my husband and then this space will truly feel all fresh and new.  I can’t wait!


My new camera and blogging



So here is a lovely food pic taken with our new Nikon.  Everything looks better with the new camera even though it will be a long time before I feel confident using it.  I just learned today how to get the pics off that camera and onto my computer.  Yay.  I truly hope that this will be the start of better photos on my blog.  I’ve always liked photography.  I love to see Miss Mustard Seed’s (local blogger with nation wide attention) posts about her old pictures vs her new photography work.  Now she writes for magazines and HGTV and photographs all her own decor/DIY work.  And of course, the Yvestown blog has beautiful staging and photography.  Yvestown is my absolute favorite.  I want to copy all of her stuff.  Seriously.  Anyway, I guess what I am trying to say is that I missed blogging.  I am going to start posting once a week again.  I like keeping a record of what I do, what the children are doing etc.  It really helps me when I am able to look back at what I have accomplished.  So much of being a stay at home mom is about dishes and laundry and feeding my very hungry family.  But when I look back at the pictures from the last couple of months I feel proud that I was able to find ways to fit in some creative time.