A little personal...

Hey all,
It's a bit different for me to get personal on my blog but I just wanted to check in with you as I'm sure you've noticed that regular daily posting isn't so regular lately. Most of this comes from my ever growing problem of taking too much on all at once and spreading myself too thin. As you all know I'm a new mommy now and even though I wish my blog was my main focus and income in life, I do hold a full time job as a book cover designer...which I can say I like very much but makes me stuck in the office most of the time. Along side of these duties, I've also been battling an illness which flared up when Zoe was born and I'm kind if sitting and waiting until I can see a specialist in September.  It's nothing life threatening but It breaks down my mind and body to the point of exhaustion by the end of every day. I in NO WAY am announcing an end to freshlyblended, don't worry...I am merely letting you know why I am not posting every day like usual. It's a bit daunting to know that I don't have the energy to do the things I would normally do on a daily basis, but I'm confident that this fall will bring a brighter outlook for me and hopefully put freshlyblended back on track as well as the rest of my life.

I wanted to share with you this because you mean alot to me and I feel that over the years freshlyblended has become a staple for me to be inspired by everyday and you are what makes that happen. Thanks to a great online community, wonderful husband, beautiful child and a positive future!

Keep sending in your submissions, and have a great end to your summer. Zoe is doing well and soaking up the summer sun all the time!

zoe at the park


  1. It's really important to take a step away, sometimes, and refresh. You deserve to not be so swamped and stressed. Enjoy!

  2. Nicole-
    I wish you the very best! I'm sure Fall will bring you tons of good energy because you bring so much joy to all us that read your blog.
    Best regards,
    Carolina Montilla

    p.s: thank you for not closing the blog!

  3. love reading your blog
    Take the time you need to get well and I for one will be here waiting on your return.
    take care

  4. i hope you get better! you poor thing! i totally understand what it feels like to spread yourself thin...i don't have a little one but i also have a full time job as well as my blog/crafts/etsy store/ book club and family & friend obligations... life can be a whirlwind but it is important to take time out for yourself...maybe friday nights is your night...maybe grandma takes your little one so you can have night off..that can always make a world of difference..hang in there sweetie!


  5. very best wishes to you dear. hope that you recover quickly and are back doing all the things you love soon. miss zoe looks just adorable:)

  6. That you have a lot of energy, forces for these difficult days. All will pass and will arrive the calm.
    Hugs Kena

  7. I have definitely felt an exhausting lack of energy, forgetful and overall loss of well being after my first child. You're in good company! I hope you find the happy balance. Love your blog and will be awaiting your return.

  8. Wish you and your beautiful princess all the best

    slow down and enojoy as much as possible
    dont push yourself too hard otherwise there will be no fun in what you are doing

  9. OH Nicole I'm so sorry to hear you are still not feeling well. Your blog is so inspirational! I'm glad you are keeping it alive, a slow pace is a fine idea and no one will think otherwise. All the best, Amanda

  10. I didn't know Nicole. Take it easy and don't be hard on yourself. I know how it feels to be spreading yourself in all directions and you end up wearing yourself out. Zoe looks so cute! I hope you're on the mend but in the meantime just take it easy and enjoy your little buba x

  11. Rest, relax, renew. I keep a busy schedule too, full time job, blog, creative life, illness and I am pretty exhausted by the end of the day. I couldn't imagine being a new mom on top of that. Don't be hard on yourself, just do what you can and be okay with that. hugs. feel better.

  12. Aw I hope everything gets better for you, I hope you figure out what is wrong soon!

  13. So sorry to hear your health hasn't been great lately. Hope everything starts looking up soon :) I rarely comment, but I have been following your blog for a couple years now. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  14. Nicole - I'm sorry to hear what you're going through. Good health is more important than so many other things—so don't worry. I hope that you feel better real soon.

    BTW your little one is getting so big! She's adorable.



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