september: what i’m looking forward to

I’m looking forward to a lighter schedule and a lot of R+R. These past eight months have been busy to say the least. And any time I’ve said that it can’t get busier in my life, it inevitably does.

But this year takes the cake with a remodel, a graduation+company, a new Project Life, a new venture into traveling for HSN, a new store, and finally a new class. And those are just the biggies–real biggies. Everyday life was crazy in and of itself as well.

This is the first time the entire year where I don’t feel like I have this ‘huge thing that needs to be done’. And I’m feeling good.

Real good.

Sure I have other things in my head and things that need to be done. But getting all those big things off my to-do list? Yeah. Feeling really good.

So this September I get to spend a little QT with some fam on a couple trips. First, hubby and I are not taking the trip to New England for our 25th anniversary year like we’d talked about (for those who read about that on FB). When it came down to literally hit the ‘buy’ button for airline tickets, I said to Dan, ‘Okay. Are we ready to commit to spending xx dollars for the entire trip?’ Practicality got the better of us and we decided we’d best put it towards all that we need to do to prepare Jordan for her mission in December. Instead, we are going to take a few short days and go ________. Some place local-ish, for which I’m not going to disclose the location because I feel a ‘Where In The World’ game happening. You know I love it. :)

I’m looking forward to reading a book…or two…or three… They’ve just been waiting for me.

I’m looking forward to
 the cooler temps and the feeling of fall coming on. It truly is my favorite time of the year.

I’m looking forward to the girls and I going to the Tuacahn theater in St. George (Utah)–and maybe even hiking some red rocks. And we are pretty darn excited.


Jordan loves Millie and who doesn’t love Mary Poppins. Jordan sang Gimme Gimme for a vocal recital and did an excellent job (closing the show, so to speak). So yeah, it’s a musical theater double feature. I have a feeling we’ll be belting out all sorts of show tunes on the trip down. Better get a play list going…. ;)

I’m looking forward to a slower pace, even if it’s just for a month.

I’m looking forward to learning something new and preparing a new class.

I’m looking forward to creating a new kit or two.

I’m looking forward to freeing up my mind to think of new things. It’s amazing what feeling all-consumed can do to one’s creativity.

I’m looking forward to getting my studio back to normal and all that stuff out of the garage (I said I was busy.) But maybe I’ll do this in October instead so I can enjoy more R+R for just a little while in the month. ;)

I’m looking forward to just enjoying some less hectic time.

I’m looking forward to taking some great photos on these trips.

I’m looking forward to just breathing in the air and absorbing the sunshine and watching the leaves dance–in trees and across the land as they begin to fall.

And I just may be outside a little bit more now. That’s a great thing to look forward to.


2017-09-28T12:09:37+00:00September 4th, 2013|everyday|7 Comments


  1. Congratulations on getting some time for yourself! If you DO come to New England, be sure to let us know – our fans would love to hear about it!

    Happy Day, Laurel Lee Pollard, New England Paper Crafts
    “Ensuring the inspiring world of paper crafts continues to bloom ~” | @NEPaperCrafts

  2. Kathy September 4, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Hi! Love your site. Looking forward to exploring it more!

  3. Erin Stevens September 5, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Congratulations on reclaiming your life, if only for a while. Unfortunately work can sometimes take on a life of its own. We end up spreading ourselves so thin, that unfortunately the piece that is in place is not the quality of the whole, if you know what I mean? The best thing you could have done is take the time to recharge as you are doing now.

    I have Lupus. The exhaustion that comes with it is indescribable. I did try to continue working for about 4 years after my illness had progressed. Finally I had to stop. the thing is, I would give 110% at work. That is just who I am, but it would drain me completely to where when I got off, there was nothing left to give to my family. I was done for the day! Finally when I stopped the craziness, I found that my quality of life improved greatly. I taught myself to sew and quilt, and many many other things.

    So enjoy this time you have to recharge. Then you will have the energy both physically and mentally to take on the world again!


  4. Trish September 5, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Oh boy, Kerri. I am tired just reading about your gloriously busy summer. I am glad you will take the time to slow down for a bit and just breath. It is all too easy to just keep charging ahead instead of strolling a bit. Love your work and your I am loving your Design Secrets class. Thanks for all your hard work!

  5. Katie Jones September 5, 2013 at 6:23 am

    You ENJOY your less hectic month! Thanks for all that you do for us! We are in opposite modes here! As a teacher, my most hectic time has just started up! I’m looking forward to probably winter break, when I will dive into your Design Secrets class. :-) Can’t wait!

  6. Lisa Bearnson September 5, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Oh and something else to look forward to . . . Your birthday on September 16th! Love you, KB!

    • Kerri September 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

      ha ha! Do I really want to look forward to 47? ;)
      Love you too LB!

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