Studio and Blog Makeover Underway

I've been doing this blog thing for a long time now (going on seven (SEVEN!!) years!). I love that I've been able to help support my family and do so many of the things that I love to do, and do them from home. Truly, I'm so grateful for what I have, and the trade offs have been just right for me, but I also have a million regrets about things I chose to not make time for (never wrote my book, still totally stink at AutoCAD, still on blogspot, etc, etc, etc), but I'm trying to let go of some of those regrets and focus on the good parts. I hope to hang on with the blog after the baby comes, too, but I am also ready for a bit of a change in my schedule and content that better reflects what my life and career look like now, seven years after starting LGN.

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There are so many question marks, and my feelings on the answers change daily, hourly. Should I scale back and focus my work on the things that bring me the very most joy? Or hire and expand and take my design and blog/Domino work out of my house and maybe let go of the reins a little? The blog world seems to be changing at light speed lately (we're dropping like flies!!) and it seems like a good time, both personally and professionally, to gear up for some of my own changes.

One piece of exciting news is my site redesign is suuuuper close to being done! We're moving everything to (long story for another day - been in and out of litigation for years on the obvious url), and everything is looking great. I can't wait to show you the pretty and way more organized site when it's ready for it's close up.

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While that's getting done, and while we're figuring out what my business will look like and where I'll run it from, I've decided to do some quick updates to the studio space we have over the garage, mostly just to hold me over. Whenever I feel the itch to make some big life changes, I force myself to get organized first, just in case that was the underlying problem all along.

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We're almost done painting the floors a glossy white to brighten up the room and I spray painted the frames of three giant, industrial shelving units (inspiration HERE). We started organizing my fabric stash and I think I'm going to hold another big fabric sale in a couple weeks. Maybe with pillows this time!

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Other changes to the space will be pretty minor, mostly just streamlining what I already have. I do have a desk project in my future though. My brother and his wife bought a new house and I gave them the Widdicomb table I had been using as a desk. And as luck would have it, the very same day I found this beat-up beauty at Goodwill for a song.

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It's clearly not in the best shape, or at least the top isn't, but the lines are amazing. It's pouring rain here (like flash flood warning levels of water), so as soon as the weather cooperates, I'll start fixing her up and hope that in return for the favor, she'll whisper to me what I should do with my career.

It's just occurring to me that maybe this desk is like my blog? Not in perfect shape, especially compared to others, but the lines are there, and it's probably worth fixing. :)

PS Some of you asked what the Arteriors Tilda chandelier in our entry looked like at night. Ask and you shall receive!

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