Not only do I love January because of goal setting, but also because it’s my birthday month! As many of you know, I am blessed to be a twin to my favorite womb-mate, Sarah. So once a year around our birthday, we spend a day shopping and eating Chinese food. My husband casually mentioned that he might join us for lunch. My replay: No way!! Our day is pretty exclusive. :)
January 2017 has been especially exciting because Rebekah Scott Designs has had some extra media coverage!
- Our dear friends from the Quad Squad (read about our connection with them here) got to be featured on Ellen, and this meant that my Elizabeth bag got its three seconds of fame! I was so excited for Ashley and Tyson, and also, it’s cool to see they are still using their bag! We are hoping to do another collaboration with them in the future, so stay tuned for updates on that!
- I spoke at Trendigital on Jan. 20, and afterward both Keloland and KSFY approached me about an interview. With Keloland I got to speak about being a momtrepreneur, and my segment will air this Friday.
- KSFY will be doing a very interesting feature next Tuesday. They are coming to my studio early in the morning — 4:45 a.m.!!! They are going to run four two-minute live segments to show what it’s like on-the-scene. So we’ll see how this goes! It is a bit of an unknown to me, but in 2017 I’m saying yes! :)
January of course has it’s major downside: cabin fever. My kids get hit hard, but we do our best with plenty of fun activities! We play lots of Yahtzee (Gus’ favorite) and board games, and we often go out to the shop to play basketball. With our new house, we have plenty of opportunities to stay busy, so the kids have been helping sweep and remove staples. My brother Josh lives in town now, so we see him and his kids at least once a week. Hopefully soon we’ll hook up the sleds behind the four-wheeler!
And one last thing I recommend to keep busy these winter months (and every month, if you’re like me!) is reading. And I’ll confess upfront, a lot of my “reading” is now done via audio books, which is such a great way to take in information while sewing, washing dishes, or doing laundry. Right now, I’m reading a couple different books. Gist, by Michael Anderson and Timothy Johanson, is about raising kids with the simple goal of preparing them for adulthood. I’ve only read a few chapters so far, but it’s great! One change I’ve implemented is having Gus, who is now 10 years old, wake up to his own alarm clock. I’ve also been challenged to prepare my kids for when life gets hard — because it will. Based on the first few chapters, I can’t recommend this book enough!
The other book I’m reading right now is called How We Love, a book about marriage and relationships by Milan and Kay Yerkovich. Nick is reading it as well, and so far it’s been really good. It’s about how your early life experiences shape what you bring to all relationships, especially marriage.
Can you believe the first month of 2017 is almost over?? I hope you are all keeping warm!