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Alright guys, here's a confession-  I need a little clarity with this blog.  It has really taken a back seat to just about everything in my life lately, yet, it's one of my favorite things to take the time to update!  Something has got to give.  I'm going to make more of a concious effort to stop being unmotivated regardless of how many hours I'm putting in at my job.  Being unmotivated sucks.  And really, I'm at my last straw!

Speaking of things that I've been sitting on my haunches with... I am so glad none of you have ever had to come visit me at my place- it's a mess.  Seriously.  It's the 'clutter everywhere', dishes in the sink, dirty floored, piles of junk, messy, messy house that I'm ashamed to say I'm raising a family in at the moment.  This "lack of motivation" bug that I caught seems to hit me a couple times throughout the months and I'm at the point where I'm bursting out of my seams to get things right this time.  I'm gutting the house.  I'm gutting the fridge.  Everything I own. will. sparkle.  And because of that?  I'll be motivated to work on new projects on my clean desk.  Make healthy meals in my clean kitchen.  Maybe even think I look a little thinner in my clean mirror.  You get the idea....

Diapers and Skinny Jeans will be getting a facelift over the next coming weeks, too!  Super exciting!  I've been practicing a lot with my html/css coding and I need to put it to use.  I still have a very long way to go to get where I want in web design, but hey... I'm growing.  I am so excited to give this blog some structure and weekly specials.  I get so much joy talking everyday to my small, but so very important audience.  I love you guys.  You are what keep me happy on the days I don't feel so great.  It's awesome to know that there are people that have grown with me and my family!  It feels amazing to have shown you a glimpse of my life, and hopefully, to have helped or enriched yours in some way.  We're all searching for someone who understands or has been there before.  I do it to.  I hope you find solace here.


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