Being Black & White

I LOVE summer. I love having the kiddos home. I love the heat. I love eating outdoors. I love gardening. I love being able to sleep in-ish. Although I still love all these things, this summer has been a bit different. This is my first year working on top of our regular photography schedule  and being a so called stay at home mom. I tried my hardest to get everything coasting before school let out, but alas a few hold ups set me back. All this to say I now have two of the best design assistants out there. They have helped on mini-installs, deliveries, pick-ups and the choosing of many design elements. Is it easy? No, not in the least. I feel as though I am constantly juggling. Not in a bad way, but it is quite the balancing act.

The toughest part of the whole working with two kids in tow is keeping up with our own house. I have tried to do a good cleaning once a week with the help of them and then we do mini sessions throughout the week with the help of the Mr. It's all about keep up I have slowly learned. I can not even tell you how many loads of laundry I did yesterday. Oh, and there may have been a few times that I just sat in the middle of the floor and cried over it. Silly I know. Does this print not just say it all??? I think I should hang it predominantly.

 I have been adding in fun elements for the kiddos too. Don't worry there. I firmly believe in a lot of play. They are at a great age where they enjoy doing there own thing together outdoors thankfully, but to be honest it has been hard to balance. Although I believe I have said that already.

And, since I am being all black and white on the matter doesn't Celerie Kemble's book seem quite appropriate. She's pretty much the bee's knees. I wonder how she has balanced all? And to think her projects make mine look like drops in the bucket. Ha.

Oh, and don't get me wrong. I am enjoying the process of learning and designing immensely on most days. I just want ot do all parts of life well and I am just not sure what that takes. I am figuring it out though, slowly that is.