Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Confessions and Life Update

I always intended to do a lately blog post at the beginning of one of the last few months but never could quite get my act together, so you get a mid-month update, sprinkled with confessions and a cherry on top of what I'm kind of playing with for this blog.

I fully intended to start blogging for my design business that's been keeping me rather busy, but writing about design just hasn't taken off.

You know what did take off?! A Instagram post that got IFTTT shared on my Facebook page and has been shared dozens of times. Naturally I thought "maybe I should start a local blog" right? While I still think that would be cool and useful around Tampa, I could just come back to this My Little HEA that has treated me so well and really done better than I ever intended.

I'll be looking forward to doing more with makeup and beauty, local stuff and obviously reading...duh! When will I post? I'm aiming for 1-2 posts a week because lets face it that's really all I'm jonesing for right now. One post will probably be book related and the other, who knows!? I have book posts to catch up on!

Since January (OMG I can't believe it's been that long) I've...

Moved in with my sister
Started refinishing a dining room table and chairs - hard work, yo
Read 50+ books
Had car troubles and been afraid to drive in scary FL traffic with people honking when your car won't move
Been to the beach a couple times
Started a book blog, but will revert to sharing books here
Been tempted to start numerous Twitter/Facebook accounts that were too specific
Almost started volunteering for BBBS, finally got matched with a little!!
Celebrated my 31st Birthday and the birthdays or friends and family
Killed a plant that was the least likely to be killed plant
Shared stuff on my Facebook page
Visited friends in San Antonio and got to see my old school
Listened to The Armchair Librarians Podcasts, but not all of them
Enjoyed the face overlays on Snapchat, but still haven't fully embraced it
Voted in the primaries
Wrote for a collaborative blog about fears and religion
Lost 5 pounds which got me off a major plateau and into an old pair of jeans
Hurt my shoulder, and realized I'm getting older and not as limber
Finally got off the PLAY! by Sephora waiting list

What have you been up to?

Confessions -
I really wanted to figure out how to end my list with threw a girl's wooden leg in a fire, lives in a box!

If I don't get to see the family dog every weekend I really start to miss the little guy and he misses me!

I LOVE my new drive to and from work. The view is great and I only have to deal with TWO stoplights. Everything else is highway/interstate baby and it takes me less time to get home!

I got highlights and they've grown out enough I need to decide if I'm getting them done again or doing something else. #decisionsdecisions

I designed a cover for a NYT bestselling author and I can't wait to share it. Since I don't have many covers under my belt, each one is that much more special. I also have had to debate firing a client *gasp* I know and it really is a thing - I Google'd it.

More Coffee Less Talky


  1. So great to see you back here Heather! I've missed you.

  2. Congrats on losing five pounds! Hitting a plateau sucks. Way to go.

  3. There's my friend!!!! I have missed you!!! Happy birthday, congrats on the five pounds, I've killed a plant too, so glad you like your commute now!

  4. Congrats on the 5 lbs & on the cover! Both are so exciting!

  5. Wow you have been so buys
    Chelsea @

  6. Friends reference for the win! Welcome back gurlie, we've missed you in these parts <3
    Green Fashionista

  7. I have yet to ever have a plant. Welcome back! So many life things happening for you :)

  8. I've been wondering where you've been :) ... there is a girl on the tv show Flash that reminds me of you & every week I see her, i'm like, Where is that girl at? :)

  9. Yay so glad to see this post from you! I can't wait for all of the new stuff you have coming soon-- it sounds like you've been busy these past few months. A shorter work commute is the best and sooo excited to see the book cover you designed!

  10. I love how you dedicate so much time to reading! 50 plus books is quite a lot. Also, how is it living with your sister? Sounds pretty fun to me!

  11. Nice to see you back!!! <3

  12. Missed you girl and happy to see you have so much great stuff going on! xo, Biana

  13. i've missed you!! welcome back and good to hear life has been treating you well. yay for the cover, boo about the client. and the car. gah. happy belated birthday! laughed so hard at threw a girl's wooden leg in a fire, lives in a box!

  14. freaking congrats on the cover!! glad you're back!! so many fun things and good things going on for you right now. hugs!!


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