Update on our lives....

December 24, 2014

Organized Chica:

Boy it's been a really long time.  To say that our lives have been crazy, is a huge understatement.  I feel I have let myself down because I haven't been able to invest the time or energy to the blog.  I look back to when Kim and I first started and we were so passionate about it and looking for new ideas all the time.  I know that even some of you have stopped asking when our next post will be because we couldn't even answer that ourselves.  Lots has happen, with our personal lives, some good and others well, not so good. I won't say bad because I always think that my problems, compared to others, are nothing.  Many people out there have worse things happening to them so it makes your own life seem like nothing is wrong.  Overall though, despite of all our challenges, we have been blessed in so many ways.

So in my case, what has prevented me from dedicating time to the blog? Well its been a number of different things, but one that stands out is my 9-5 day job.  What can I say?  It sucks the life right out of me.  To the point where when I get home, which most nights it's too late, I try to eat dinner, shower and go straight to bed.  I am so mentally, emotional and physically drained that I have no creative sparks left in me.

Weekends are left for me to catch-up on all my housework, errands and rest.  My family and I try our best to spend Sunday evenings together at home.  I'm not much of going out to begin with, specially in the winter so Sundays to me, are very special.  It's the day I can relax and prepare for the week ahead.

So what have I been up to? Well its been an interesting few months, that's for sure. Both of my parents health were affected in different ways.  I'm sure some of you know how helpless you feel when your parents are not OK.  It has been a slow recovery for both of them but fortunately, they both are healthy people overall so I can see them bounce back up to some normality.


I was able to enjoy Newport Restaurant Week last month with friends and we enjoyed a scrumptious dinner at 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille.  Excuse the poor quality images but the restaurant lighting was very low and these images do not do any justice.  Make sure you try this place out next time you are in the Newport, RI area.

I also went in for a hair makeover at my hairdresser, so after like 100 selfies, here is the best one.  (I think....lol)  Out with the blonde highlights and in with chocolate brown for the winter.

To finish my post I do want to give a major shout out to my BFF, Kim aka Stylish Mama.  She was promoted to another position within the company we work for and she is enjoying it.  Our department loss is a huge gain to her new team.  They are very very fortunate to have you my friend.  I am very proud of you for so many reasons.  You followed your gut and you kept pursuing your true priorities in life, one of them being spending more quality time with your family.  You are a hard worker and it was an honor to work with you all these years.  I will miss you tremendously and wish for the day when we can work together again.  Love you my friend and congrats once again!!

Stylish Mama:

Well after reading Organized Chicas entry...I feel like no matter what excuse I use as to not blogging will even come close to all she has been through.  My poor buddy has truly experienced a busy and emotional few months.  I am always thinking about her and her family and hoping everything is ok.
So no excuses here other than pure laziness on my part.

And maybe the fact that my brain being has been feeling a little fried lately! Freshman syndrome at work (being in a new role at work) has truly made me feel tired and drained most days.  Although I love what I am learning and love my job...it has made me extra tired and less motivated to hop on the computer to blog when I get home.

I have had an exciting month and have enjoyed the fact that I am spending more time with my family overall.  I was able to tour some wineries in RI and fell in love with one that Organized Chica recommended to me.  So if you ever visit RI or live here, you need to check out Sakonnet Winery, its not only gorgeous but it also has some great red and white wines.  Already planning a summer trip here with a picnic lunch!

I look forward to next week as I have vacation planned and spending some quality time with my family.  I know your thinking you just started a new job and you already have a vacation? Yup!  That's right!!!

I wanted to thank everyone for their patience and more importantly support and love over the past few weeks.  It means everything to us that we have you as our readers let us know what you enjoy most about our posts...that way we can maybe post more about those sort of things.  Please take a moment to post a comment about what you want to see us blog more about!

Oh and make sure to follow us on Instagram @stylishmeetsorganized  to see what we are up to! Stay tuned.....more posts to come soon!

With love!

Stylish Mama meets Organized Chica - xox