This is no longer a home blog. I know. I get it. The truth is that we haven’t been nearly as in love with this house as our last house, and we have plans to move. Back to New York. Eventually. We have a detour that wasn’t planned until just about a week ago and we are getting our ducks in a row. The detour is pretty exciting and unexpected, but we don’t want to share anything until we have some solid plans in place. However, when we land back in NYC, it will be into an apartment or a townhouse in Brooklyn, but certainly not the suburbs. I thought about giving up the blog all together because since Atlas was born life has been more about making me a mom and less about making our house a home. And, to be brutally honest, I don’t want to be a mommy blogger. I don’t read them. I don’t go to the conferences, and I simply do not care how you mommy or how you edit your life to look perfect for someone else’s screen. Our life is chaotic, but happy, and a bit unconventional at times – and that’s how I am going to hold on to this blog.
And we just found out Atlas tested autistic. His first day of school was at an autistic preschool. Every priority we have had, has been pushed aside since we started this discovery process. Nothing else matters but his needs, which are a lot.
I don’t want to blog about it. I don’t want to read about it on someone else’s blog, and I surly am not going to take an evangelistic approach to something that I know nothing about (though one day I will book 10,000 hours of research and technically be an expert). I also don’t want to share my journey. If for some reason we come out with a child who no longer tests on the spectrum and find the secret to curing autism, sure, I will blog about it and share. Right now we are focusing on getting him all the therapies he needs for the chance he can test out and got to main stream school by Kindergarten. This blog isn’t going to highlight our son’s disabilities.
We just opened our second Rich Hippies location in Nashville and work a ton. We almost never blog about it, because we are too busy working on it. I have only been a shop owner for a year and a half and have basically no retail experience before that. I am certainly not an expert. It makes me furious when someone presents themselves as a teacher or expert when they have no business to. I have witnessed some gross acts in order for people to monetize, and I wont do it. I will share business posts when we tip over from small business to a thriving success story who makes so much income we feed all the starving children and truly impact the world. Until then, this blog isn’t going to be about that either. We do have some great events, and have home goods and fun toys and clothes, and I am happy to share those kinds of posts, all in good fun.
For the first time in a long while the clouds have parted and our minds have stopped buzzing and we finally know where we are in life, where we are going, and what’s next. Not knowing what was going on with our son’s health had us paralyzed for over a year and a half. It’s halted our move back to New York. It’s halted our careers. It’s halted life. To know what to do next is all we ever wanted. And now we have it. I am so grateful for an answer and a plan, I have to stop myself from crying in public daily.
Since 2009 (wow, it’s been a while, huh?) we have 99% focused on what it takes to make a house a home, and now approaching 2017 we are expanding on that idea. Happily Curated Chaos is going to be a journal of our journeys. An index of our recipes. A round up of our favorites. It’s an opportunity we are taking to expand outside of the cubby hole we have created for ourselves. We have so much more to share than paint selections and best bug spray.
Just to be 100% clear, we still plan to write about home and home related things, we just plan to expand our content into more areas we think you may enjoy.
Welcome to the new blog. Thanks for those who hung in there through our move, scattered content, and now a third name change (RIP joeyandlana.com and makingahouseahome.com). I can’t believe you all exist, and I am grateful to you and hope you really love what’s next.
We are working on things and it will look and feel totally different, for today, we we changed a few things to get the ball rolling.
all the x’s and o’s a girl can virtually give.