Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July Wrap Up & August Happenings

Ok, I know that ALL of you did this as a little kid, I know I sure did...so much fun, especially with a lil' dance to go along with your clothes pins!

Wow, this month has flown by...I don't even remember anything that happened, that's how fast it went. I do know that the last few weeks around here have been quite hectic...again, not sure why, cause I don't remember...LOL...my inbox is full, I have big plans to do things, but nothing ever gets done and I am not sure why...story of my life, haha! Plus, these cute little kids I have-at each others throats!!!!! Probably why I haven't been picking up my camera as much either...mmm...

Anyway, let's take a look back and see if I can jog my memory...


Ok, well I guess the kids were good in those photos! HAH!

So let's see...July was full of hot summer days, mornings spent outside, afternoons spend inside in the AC, unless a pool day was planned...impromptu naps when we couldn't stay awake any longer, me- crafting up a storm for my new shop, a special pedicure courtesy of my mom :) The boys in their pj's cuddling with Dad on the couch after a long day, hanging with little friends...the usual.

July happenings on the ole' bloggero...

We had a giveaway {still open and low entries so-GO NOW}!! I Co-hosted the Self Portrait Mini Series with Kristine  {linky still open-GO NOW and link up your self portrait post!} Some lovely ladies, Colleen, Chelsea, & Kristina, joined me as Co-Hosts for Loves on a Thursday, I announced the big 50% Off Sale {code JULY50} in my Photography Shop {which will be temporarily closing-not sure what the future holds for that}and gave you a sneak peak into my new shop! I also shared with you my first What I Wore Wednesday post showing off my Pink Skinny jeans, which don't fit now because I ate to much of this yummy Crock Pot Chocolate Cake! Oh, and we got an I-Pod Touch, yep, we are finally coming into the 21st Century! Who would have known how handy it would be to reply to emails while the kids play in the sandbox..love it!!!

Ok, well, I guess July wasn't too bad and my memory is starting to come back...

NOW! For August... BIG things happening around here. Starting with a new blog design, you may see some changes starting already, and hopefully by August 1st everything will be all up and running. I am streamlining everything, getting rid of my big header, and focusing on the post part of my blog. So many bloggers lately are writing about how they want to take back their blogs, and focus on the writing part. Well, I am agreeing fully with that and am making a bigger post area for those words {but really for bigger pics-yay!} Going along with that I am changing up my sponsorship details too. I have been focusing way to much time and energy on tracking people down to get their guest posts and info for giveaways, plus I forget and then scramble last minute, tweeting and facebooking have been taking lots of time and while I enjoy promoting the heck out of my sponsors I also want a bit of down time. Time where I can actually shut off my computer {did you know I never shut it off?}. So you can go here for the full run down on Imprintalish's new Sponsor Program, basically I will have ONLY TWO feature sponsors, one in post AD and one sidebar Ad, and those two will be my true focus for promoting during the month. I will have smaller spots available for swapping {very limited} and for purchase, but they will be sidebar ads only, with maybe the possibility of a tweet here and there...ALSO, I've mentioned this before, but my new shop, Imprintalish Handmade, will be debuting this month, so keep your eyes open for that! 

AH...what else should I tell you...? Mmm...YOU ARE AWESOME! Yes, all of you, I do not thank you guys enough, but all of you fabulous readers...I love you! It truly shocks me that even just one of you reads or comments, let alone the shockingly large number that shows up when I sign into my Stats account. THANK YOU!

Hope you all had a fabulous July!!!
Lish



3 comments:

Ashley said...

I'm really excited to see what you'll have in your new shop!

July has flooooown by for us too. I don't do well in the heat so I've been lazing on the couch like a giant lump of sweaty grossness.

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Love the new design!! Seriously can't wait for you shop to open! :)

Nessa Bixler said...

He is so freakin cute! Love that color on your toes - the teal/blue.