Well, if you live in Ohio like I do then your first day of spring looks a little like this...
Haha! Happy first day of spring, everyone! I hope you get to enjoy the weather wherever you are today, unlike us. But tomorrow is Tom's birthday so we're huddled up under some warm blankets eating lemon cake (his favorite) today so I'm not really that sad that it's freezing outside... Ha! At least it's sunny!
PS - Both girls are napping at the SAME TIME right now. And I mean, there's also lemon cake. Happy spring to US!
FUN FACT : I took Irish Dance lessons for 6 years from the time I was 12 until I was 18. I also taught some younger girls during my last year. It was so much fun! (I totally need to dance more. It is a WORKOUT.) Anyway, I'm excited to teach my own girls to Irish Dance now! Charlotte started trying yesterday on St. Patrick's Day and it was so adorable...
Also, I'm going to insert the the picture I almost used for the video thumbnail for this vlog just to give you an idea of what this week has been like so far...
No, I did not take this picture. ARE YOU CRAZY?! I'd never get that close to a spider. But I googled spider pictures and this is as close as I could find to the thing that's living under my front porch. YEAH. PRAY FOR ME. Haha!
I hope you enjoyed this first twice weekly vlog! The length is pretty much cut in half. Do you guys like the length better now? I do! I find that I'm forced to only add really fun/precious moments into the vlogs and choose my clips carefully, which I like. I want to capture the highlights of our life and this is a great way of doing so.
I hope your weekend is wonderful! And don't forget - this Monday is the start of my blog's Easter vacation. I'll still upload the two vlogs but that's it. It's my husband Tom's birthday on Monday and then I want to focus on the days leading up to Good Friday, go to my church Holy Week ceremonies, and spend Easter with family instead of worrying about getting a post up. Have a wonderful wonderful Easter everyone! God bless you all!
As you may have seen in one of my blog posts I'm not doing weekly vlogs anymore.
I'm doing TWICE weekly vlogs! Yay!
I've been told that my vlogs are too long so I'm splittin' 'em up for you all. I hope you all like this idea if you follow my vlogs! Thank you so much for all the support and I'll see you over on my (newly designed) YouTube channel!
So, the other day Tom and I were talking about my blog, my vlogs, and everything in between. He mentioned the fact that he thought they were too long for the average Joe to sit down and watch. I thought, "He's just being picky. No one thinks that!" Personally, I love watching long vlogs! I usually watch them while I do other things like dishes or folding laundry. I thoguht, "Surely other people do that too!" But then I thought about it. I'm a stay at home mom. I can watch videos while I do stuff but people who work outside the home can't! Or even if you are at home with your kids, you might not be a great multi-tasker (like me sometimes). Anyway, the point is, not a lot of people can sit and watch a 20 minute video. Not a lot of people like sitting with their attention focused on one thing for that long. AKA my husband was right.
Get yourselves ready for twice weekly, shorter vlogs!
With this change, I'll have a new vlog and blog post schedule.
This is what I'm thinking it'll be like:
Motivational Monday - I'll be posting something motivational for you to start your week off with! It will either be an uplifting message, an encouraging quote, or even a challenge to fix some bad habits that week.
Vlog Tuesday - Vlog 1. This will be my filming from the previous Friday - Sunday.
Wednesday - The weekly "new" post
Throwback Thursday - I will post an old article I wrote.
Vlog Friday - Vlog 2. This will be the vlog footage from that Monday - Thursday!
Saturday - Rest day!
Sunday Funnies - I'll post a funny meme or something to make you laugh as you prepare to start the new week!
So what do you guys think? I'm hoping to keep this same structure for a long time. Do you have any suggestions for my blog or vlogs though? Anything you'd like to see in particular? Let me know in the comments! I really want to know what you think.
I also want to say that if something comes up in my personal life I will take care of that before I update my blog. Any parent can understand that. I try to get as much done in advance as I can just in case something does happen that prevents me from getting a post up, but there's always something that will pop up unexpectedly. I want you guys to know when to expect things from me, and I want to have some sort of structure to follow, but at the same time if on of my kids gets sick, or if I catch a sickness, or if my car breaks down obviously those things come first. I just wanted to say that because I don't want to put too too much pressure on myself to always get posts up every day. I want my blog to stay fun! But I also want to make you guys happy too. Does that make sense?
I also want to say that at the beginning of this year I scheduled myself an "Easter break" from next Monday the 21st (my husband Tom's birthday) until Sunday the 27th (Easter day). I think I'll still be posting my two vlogs but other than that I'll be taking a break so I can spend that time focusing on Easter and going to all of our church's Holy Week (week before Easter) ceremonies. If you aren't Catholic and aren't sure what Holy Week is all about feel free to message me!
Anyway, thanks for sticking by me, you guys! I love this blog and it's so much fun to pour my creativity into it. Love you all!
My name is Hannah and I'm a lucky wife to Tom, and mama bear to two sweet girls - Charlotte & Rosalie. Coffee, lipstick, sunshine, and dresses are some of my favorite things! I love to blog about God, motherhood, "wifeyhood", food, health and much more.
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