Thursday, May 19, 2016

News to Share + Spring Again

My goal for this week was to work out three times and I did that! I walked with friends on Monday, I went to Jazzercise on Tuesday and I went on a family bike ride on Wednesday!

Today is Thursday and I'm not looking forward to my Friday weigh-in. Even though I met my workout goal for the week, it doesn't necessarily mean that I'm going to be down in weight. 

Orders for the shop have been slow and so, I've been using my spare time to Spring clean my house. For some reason, a clean kitchen makes me want to bake treats every day. On Tuesday I made these amazing Carrot Cake Cupcakes and on Wednesday evening, we made Nick's Chocolate Chip Cookies. I've been eating a lot of sweets this week so, I am regretfully (or not so regretfully) expecting a gain on the scale tomorrow. Such is life!

Speaking of life, I have some news to share! With the weather getting warmer (again), I have decided that I will be taking a little break from my Etsy shop. I feel like we're about to get our second round at that nice Spring weather and so what better time to take a break? It will be a nice change to go from being a work-at-home mom to just a stay-at-home mom for a couple weeks. 

Today, I went into SPRING BREAK mode at our Etsy shop! I have a couple orders that are just about finished and will be shipped out tomorrow; just in time for the weekend! Anything Rustic will be back in business on June 4th

During Spring Break, I plan on working outside, playing outside and relaxing outside. Last Spring, Piper was an infant, so we didn't spend much time cleaning out our flower beds like we had done years prior. This year, Piper is a toddler and she's more than willing to "help" us weed the gardens. She did a lot of "helping" yesterday as you can see, below.

I have a few other things I'd like to tackle during Spring Break; like planting our herb and vegetable gardens. Relaxing is also on my "to-do" list. It was actually during an outdoor relaxing session earlier this week that got me thinking about taking a Spring break from the shop, after all.

For anyone who was thinking of placing an order with us in the near future, I also want to give you the heads up that while we plan to fill orders for the rest of June, we will be taking another break for Summer. 

Spring Break is from May 20th - June 4th & Summer Break from July 4th - August 8th!

While the summer break from our shop will be really nice and long, we do plan to do a little bit of work toward the end of it. Anything Rustic will be attending two craft/vendor shows this year, and we will be spending some time prepping for those this summer. 

We have some new items we want to make for the in-person shows and, I'm hoping to return on August 8th with some new items for the shop, as well!

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