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My latest project

The blog has been pretty quiet lately!  I had been on a crazy project at work which required a lot of extra time.  We also started a new endeavor with our own side business so that has taken up most of our 'free time' outside of our full time jobs.  We also started a new project that I'll post pictures about soon but it entails getting a nursery ready!  Yep, the latest project on top of everything else is we are expecting our first baby. 

I know at some point I posted about not having time for the things I like to do, baking, scrapbooking etc. and I feel like I'm at that point again where I need to get back into the swing of things in doing things I actually enjoy.  I have been taken off of the crazy project at work because in a few months I will be on maternity leave so someone else is taking over the Project Manager role so there isn't a gap for when I do leave but also just so I don't have the stress which isn't needed for me right now.  That was a very happy day when I found out I would be transitioning the project sooner than I anticipated!!  This allows for a less stressful work day and not the same long hours so I can get back to doing more of what I really enjoy doing in my 'free time'. 

When we started talking about having kids it led to topics like why do so many kids have allergies and asthma these days or why do so many people seem to be sick?  As we began researching some of these things it's what led us to our new business.  We are very passionate about how everyone can have a happier, healthier life and it's easy!  We love to show and tell people about it so anyone who wants to listen just let me know!

I am wagering that most of my posts for now will be about some of the things we've learned in our research and fun projects for the nursery.  I hope everyone enjoys!


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