Michael came home last week with the best news (and no, it's not any more information on our move, unfortunately!) His boss approved him to work four 10 hour days, as opposed to the five 8 hour days he has been working, at least until he's relocated. We're both ecstatic! I'm always a little down on Sunday evenings because it just seems like the weekend and our time to have all day with him just flies by. Now, he's got Mondays off! Oh, the possibilities! Today will be the first Monday off and while he still has a conference call, I"m looking forward to having him around!
Last night, my dream of a fireside "date night in" was finally made a reality. We made our fire pit last weekend and I've been itching to grab my man and go sit out there all week. This time, he was the one who had to grab me and go- I'm a bit of a cold wimp. In my head, we'd cuddle on and under blankets with drinks in our hands. This date looked more like camping chairs and a disgusting hot chocolate, but I loved every minute. We sat out there and talked for two hours. I love that guy.
We finally were able to go to the pumpkin patch. We made plans to go a few weeks ago, but the weather was still ridiculously hot for October. I had this dream of us going in the perfect weather- sunshine and chilly enough to have to wear a coat, scarf, and boots. Okay, maybe I was dreaming about the perfect outfit. Either way, Saturday rolled around and it was cold, alright. Cold and rainy. I was bummed. We decided to wait until Sunday and I'm glad we did- the weather was perfect. I've got another post to come with an overload of pumpkin patch pictures. But here's a little teaser...
|Can't you tell he's just thrilled?|
Now to the fun part! I'm excited to introduce to you the blogger and shop owner behind today's giveaway!
I've enjoyed her posts about her life, culture, experiences abroad, and now her adventures as a newlywed! She opened up her Esty shop not too long ago, and was gracious enough to answer a few questions about how it all got started....
If you could describe yourself in five words, what would you say?
friendly, laid back and super energetic
Why did you start your blog, Sunshine to the Square Inch?
I started my blog as a way to document my life abroad while I taught English in South Korea. I've since then moved back to the States and now document my travels and adventures with my husband, some DIY and recipes as well as fitness.
I started making bags and clutches this past spring. I moved from Korea to America in February, got married in March and immediately moved to a small town in the middle of nowhere. It was my first time to not be working 40 hours a week and I began crafting as a way to keep me occupied. I also began making bags for gifts as friends. I had a sister-in-law and a good friend get married and I made them each a clutch that coordinated their wedding colors and put lingerie in there.
What inspires your creativity?
Is it really terrible to say Pinterest? I saw some chevron clutches on there and thought I would make my own. Once I made a few I began coming up with new ideas and would change them up a bit. Sometimes things will randomly pop into my head (like the pumpkin spice latte clutch) for a design and I'll make that as well. I also incorporate colors and places I love. I made a teal bag to represent my love of the ocean, my yellow bags to represent 'Sunshine to the Square Inch' etc.
A huge thanks to Beka for being awesome and excited about giving one of her adorable bags to a lucky reader! Enter below for your chance to win the adorable, medium yellow chevron bag!