Happy New Year! And welcome to Week 1 of #MySweetandSticky story. There are 52 Weeks in a year, and I’ve got a theme for all of them.
Intro Week Post 1
This week is all about taking a step back and introducing myself or reintroducing myself if you’ve been here for a while. For which I am grateful.
I’ve taken a bit of a break for the last few years and haven’t been sure what to do with my Instagram account… So here we go. This is me, attempting to get back into the grove after a LONG personal leave. Here’s the plan for this year: Each week I’m going to tell you a story in 7 posts, one per day, at 6 am each day this week. Each Week has a theme that works you through my whole blog. It’s basically my Email Series in Gram form. Could be fun 😉 #Wellsee #whynot
I hope you stick around and discover something sweet. Until tomorrow…
Intro Week Post 2
Once Upon a Time… I used to plan weddings. I did 36 of them a year in fact, right up until this little guy came along. As soon as Cash was born I began the process of liquidating my two company buildings for Green-Eyed Girl Productions- The Planning Office and the GEG Events Rental Company. He was born in July, and by 12/31/13 both buildings were empty and I had transitioned into working from home. By the next year, I had started my second blog, and Wyatt was well on the way. I still coordinated weddings in person for another 3 years and met with brides the hard way, by driving all over town. But that would soon change.
Intro Week Post 3
Cash was my best little assistant inside the tiny little at-home office of our first home. We all outgrew that quaint house quickly. In fact for the entire year of 2014, while I was pregnant with Wyatt, Billy had “moved” to Salem. So Cash and I were just home all day, waiting on Wyatt and writing blogs. (I also got to spend a lot of time with my niece.) Billy was hired on with the State of Oregon and had to be a certain distance from the shops. He *moved* up north to begin looking for real estate while living in a 5th Wheel Trailer. Eventually, he found our Camp Kelso…
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Wyatt was born on Friday, we came home Monday, listed our house for sale on Tuesday, and sold it on Thursday. Wyatt and I took our first road trip up to Stayton at 1 week old to tour this little diamond in the (quite a bit of) rough. I was immediately sold on the wrap-around porch and the inevitable #ACKLporchview we would have. We moved into Camp Kelso on Wyatt’s 1 month birthday and I said goodbye forever to all my Eugene Wedding connections, finalizing my transition into a full-time blogger.
Intro Week Post 5
Enter A Cotton Kandi Life and #MySweetandSticky story of motherhood. Now in Stayton, out of the wedding world, I turned my efforts to Mom Blogging. I returned to my roots as an educator (formerly kinder and SpEd before wedding planning) and launched a Mom School blog. This blog began as a way to reach out and connect with other moms so I wouldn’t feel so isolated in a new town with nobody I knew. In 2016 I joined Facebook, and Instagram to share my first post about How to Pack your Hospital Bag…
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Well, that blog post went viral, and so did many of the following posts. Before I knew it I was blogging about Mom School and sharing lesson plans on Instagram daily. I became an affiliate for Dollar Tree which is where I found most of my materials for simple lessons like this one… #MySweetandSticky story took off on Pinterest too, and eventually surpassed my Wedding Planning Blog, bumping it up to Priority 1 on the Work from Home schedule.
Intro Week Post 7
The rest is sort of history… I am fully a full-time writer now, which gives me weekend freedom from the wedding industry. I actually can’t imagine spending 36 weekends a year at a wedding anymore. Not to mention the coordination behind each one all year long. I write as much as I can while coordinating the busy schedules of #MySweetandSticky, who are very, VERY busy. This year I hope to wrap up Mom School blog posts with lesson plans for ages Pre-K to 1st Grade. I want to then transition into traveling with kids and managing behaviors, which is my actual background, I have a Master’s in Behavior Management; Psychology. It leant itself to the bride world quite nicely. 😉 Next Week I’m calling Money Week, which is when I’ll tell my #7PostStoryACKL on how I started making an At-Home Income from scratch with the interwebs. Stay tuned for tomorrow 😉
Blog Posts for this week:
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