Wednesday, May 25, 2011

the wanderer

I have this poster in a frame next to my bed. I bought it a year or so ago from The Wheatfield on Etsy.

And if you've been following me for any portion of my nearly four years on the world-wide web, and have just been redirected back to this blog... you might have some idea why.  But just in case you missed one of my surprise moves I'm going to try to help explain the journey here. As quickly as possible so that we can move on already!

In February of 2007 I left my thriving merchandising job in corporate retail to stay home with my then 3 year old and 7 month old children. Hardest damn decision I ever had to make. But, no doubt in the world, the right one.

About a year later I started to get a tad bored inquisitive.  A friend turned me on to blogger and within hours I had started my first blog, a "mommy blog", called and the beat goes on...

But the more time I spent surfing blogger the more I missed the fifteen years I'd spent buying, selling, designing & merchandising retail goods. It was only months before I started this blog. it's beautiful here.

And then I met Etsy. Oh, Etsy. And thus, my shop, zuzu girl handmade opened just before the end of 2008.  And, you guessed it, the shop required yet another blog so zuzu girl handmade was conceived.

The last three years have been a whirlwind. A delightful, confusing, challenging, wandering whirlwind. The kids will both be in elementary school this fall, the marriage to a man I've called boyfriend, best friend and husband for the last 22 years is soon to be dissolved, and I'm headed back to the glamorous world of corporate retail.

And that brings us pretty darn close to the present.  The shop will be closing in a week or two, and the blogs are being culled down.  Again.

But I'm not going anywhere. I might confuse the hell out of you with all my changes but you can't get rid of me that easily. I've had far too much fun here!  In fact I've *met* some of the loveliest friends through blogger, Etsy and facebook over the last three years and I wouldn't trade that for anything.

So, while I no longer have anything to sell you... I sure have lots to share with you.

I love pretty little things, vintage goodness, mid-century modern decor, stylish kids, clever crafts, everything Etsy and coffee. Oh, how I love coffee.

I hope you will join me on my continued little adventure...
it's going to be beautiful here!


Wendy said...

Love this! xo

Pat said...

It sure is beautiful there.....and so are you!

marajon7 said...

Sounds great! Good luck with everything!