One of the things I so appreciate about blogging is being able to keep up with people I don’t see very often. True, there are other platforms, like Facebook, where I see and share snippets of life, but to me a Facebook update is more like a wave “hello” at the grocery store and a blog post is more like an invitation into my home for a cup of coffee.
So what if I did have you into my home today for a cup of coffee and a blueberry muffin? What would we talk about?
Well, first I’d laugh with you and feel embarrassed that it’s taken me almost 4 days to finish cleaning up my kitchen from having friends over this weekend. :) We planned a super simple Valentine’s themed playdate and guess what?
You can’t not have fun with balloons, foam darts, big hearts, and rice krispie treats!
Secondly, I’d probably tell you that we’re expecting another kiddo. (Actually, you’d notice my belly right away so we’d probably talk about this first). We are totally stoked to meet baby in early May!
Next we might wander upstairs to put my daughter down for her nap. The daughter who started out looking like this:
And shows up on Instagram looking like this:
And whose current favorite phrases are, “Oh! Thank you, Mommy!” and “Aww….that’s so cute!”
I imagine we’d talk about the little things that have been updated around our house lately. I’d probably mention that I’ve been meaning to photograph a house tour for the blog for a long time. One day I’ll really do it because who doesn’t love a good before and after? You can always peek in at some Foolish for Light readers’ favorite home spaces here, or see my former one-bedroom apartment tour here.
And lastly, I’d say, “Hey, I’m giving away a really nice candle on my blog–you should totally enter to win it!” I love giving things away; my love language is gift giving, and I’m excited to promote this lovely Etsy shop owned by the friend of a friend. The winner gets to choose his or her own scent!
The candle shop is called The Gilded Wick and I know you’re going to love Dayna’s clean-look design, totally natural ingredients, cozy wooden wick, and perfect scent options. There are several other scents to choose from, but here are a few of the stand-outs to me:
Win a gorgeous candle! To enter: just leave a comment on this blog post. (If you’re reading in your email account, click over to the blog to leave your comment). In your comment, share with me something you’d tell me if we were really chatting in person over coffee. I’m excited to hear from you! The winner will be chosen February 27th and contacted via email shortly after.
Bonus good news! Even if you don’t win, The Gilded Wick is offering a COUPON CODE just for you Foolish For Light readers! Use promo code FFL10 to score 10% off a fantastic candle for yourself or somebody special over at The Gilded Wick. :)