busy days

April 25, 2010 |  Category:   happy purchases life press

I have to admit. When the blog was down for a week, there was a tiny part of me that was relieved, only because we were having the most busiest week and I was dreading dealing with the feeling of “neglect-a-blog”. I haven’t even been taking any photos lately.

Mark and I have been working like crazy. Mother’s Day season is upon us and we’ve been getting orders through the site like crazy due to coverage in this month’s issue of Real Simple magazine. It feels like Christmas all over again.

I’m continuing with ad agency freelance work and I don’t hate it which still continues to surprise me despite the crazy deadlines and the fact that I moved over to the “dark side”. I go into the office a few times a week for meetings and I guess it’s still sort of novel because I start humming the theme to The Office whenever I enter the building, walk past security and ride the elevator up to the 8th floor. In a month, however, I’m going back to more art world and educational institution work to balance out my part in helping hawk consumer products to the public.

We’re having a day of rest here in the suburbs before another busy week ahead of us. And guess what you guys? We may no longer be the last family we know with a mammoth, old school tube TV. We rented out our apartment for a photoshoot for a day and a half after being approached by a publishing company to use our place as a backdrop for a book and we took that money to buy a new flat screen 40 inch TV. Hooray! We’re not really TV junkies, but we’ve never bought a TV before and I’m irrationally excited about having a new TV in the house. Just in time for the series finale of LOST!

(ps. some of you have been having issues viewing the site and with rss. You might want to clear your cache and then try again. Thanks for letting me know.)

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  • dee April 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Clearing the cache worked. So fun to have your blog back.

  • Kaho April 25, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Congratulations on the coverage of Real Simple! You guys are real celebrities!! Also, congratulations on the 40 inch new flat TV! That must be exciting to have a new TV to watch your favorite program! We bought a new TV right before the World Cup (soccer) in 2006 since my husband wanted to watch the games on a nice big screen. 🙂 Good luck with working on the orders!

  • melina April 26, 2010 at 12:46 am

    I understand completely – on the days I don’t get to blogging, I’m quite relieved. But it always makes the welcome back so much more special, too.
    Hurrah flat screen for Lost! Reason to celebrate right there!
    Lovely blog!

  • Lecia April 26, 2010 at 1:01 am

    I just realized, tonight, your site was back up. The way it showed in my google reader was that you hadn’t written since april 12 – not like you, so I did some investigating. I’m glad to catch up a bit with you.

    Congrats about the photo shoot and the TV! We didn’t even have a TV until we moved into this house two years ago; we love having a nice tv for watching Lost and movies.

  • bronwyn April 26, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Congratulations on the Real Simple coverage. And you’ll have to let us know when that book comes out. Having your home be the back drop is pretty exciting too. I have never bought a TV in my life. I got a little 15″ TV for xmas when I was 16 and I had that until I was almost 30. Then we got a hand me down from my brother in law. Then last xmas my father in law gave us a digital TV “for my daughter” who was 2 at the time. He couldn’t understand why we didn’t care about getting a new one. It’s a small one, I think 17 inches, but it is so much nicer. Enjoy your new TV!

  • Luann April 26, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Our 20 year old trinitron finally kicked the bucket on the second last day of the Olympics. We borrowed a friend’s old tube tv but within 4 days we had a new 40 inch LED – my husband finally had the chance to get something he wanted. It’s awesome for watching movies and right now we’re going through the second season of Mad Men.

  • elena April 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Hi, I want to get a big one too, and maybe surprise my husband for fathers day, what did you get?

  • terren April 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    YAY! lost finale!! Perfect timing.

  • janet April 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    funny, we too just upgraded to a flat screen tv. we’re a one tv household and the one we were using was smaller than 30 inches!

  • Ilias April 27, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Super post, tienen que marcarlo en Digg


  • Jenna April 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    elena, we got a samsung.

  • elena April 29, 2010 at 9:10 am

    its just that I have a small sony bravia that I hate and now I dont know what to get… I’ll take a look at the samsung, thanks Jenna.