In Other Life News…

As you can imagine, last week was a bit of a whirlwind at our house and we capped it off with a weekend away as a family.  Now with two weeks before school starts, things around here are in OVERDRIVE.

It’s actually nothing new.  In fact, every year our anniversary and Tessa’s birthday kick off the busiest time of year for our household and the chaos usually takes us right into New Years.  Autumn is my favorite time of year and it’s definitely the craziest!

And in knowing what lies ahead, one might think that I would be paring back, making space for the things that need to get done and taking time to breathe.  But that’s just not my style.  Instead, today I started contributing to a new blog.  That’s right…  I’m not even sure how I’m going to keep up with Storypiece so it makes perfect sense to take on more.

Actually, it DOES make perfect sense.  As some of you know, I work part-time for my husband and a part of my responsibilities will now include contributing to his blog, Illustration Life.  We will be discussing all the behind the scenes happenings in his studio… projects, events and random life stuff, with a bit of Tyson’s thoughts on art and music.  Some of it will feature things that I’ve already shared here, like the studio remodel.  But there will be new stuff too.

All that to say… this blog isn’t going anywhere.  I’ve got a room reveal to post, an amazing Feature Story in the works and possibly a crazy video in which I make my acting debut. Lots and lots of silliness!  However, if you want to follow along with what’s happening in the studio too, you can check it all out here.

For someone who never considered herself a writer, I’m still not sure how I ended up here. What about you?  What is the craziest thing that you never expected for yourself, but found yourself doing anyhow?  Have you willingly entered into chaos knowing that it would be… well… chaotic?  Was your partner in crime standing at the ready to talk you off the ledge when it all hits the fan?  It will be, if nothing else, interesting.


  1. Alex @ northofseven says:

    “What is the craziest thing that you never expected for yourself, but found yourself doing anyhow?” Give me another week on my blog, after this Sat, I will be posting about a party and being ‘that’ mother that I swore I would never be hosting ‘that’ type of party. It’s astonishing what happens when you stay at home with your kids (heyyyy that’s the #1 thing I said I would never see myself doing in the full high of my career) and how much you miss a creative work environment that you turn your kids birthday party into something that looks like it came out of HGTV. I think I went to the gym this morning. I can’t remember…

  2. Victoria Elizabeth Barnes says:

    I don’t even have children, and I find the end of summer/gearing up towards fall so busy!! We went away for a few days, have a wedding, family in town… But all I want to do is sit on the front porch and read a book before it’s actually September!!

    I cannot imagine how you’ll find time to fit another blog in… except that the things you MOST want to do have a way of making time for themselves. Even if it involves you tearing your hair out and running around like a crazy person!! Perhaps you should film THAT for your acting debut!!

    Probably the craziest/least likely thing I’ve found myself doing is this house. I THOUGHT I understood what I was getting into. But I was wrong.

    • Danielle says:

      Some days I wonder what the big deal is and other days I just want to take a nap. You are so very right in the things that are most wanted always get done. And if I remember the house thing will never be done (it’s always evolving) I should be good. 🙂

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