Sunday, May 15, 2011

Keeping Busy..

Every day I try to find new ways to keep myself motivated and energized so that I can get as much done in a day as possible.  Maybe it's because I have the title "stay-at-home mom" that people ask me all the time what I do all day...  I suppose I kind of thought myself that I would do a lot of napping, watching T.V., and shopping...  Well that would be the day!  I feel like there just aren't enough hours in a day to get everything done that I need to.  Unfortunately the house is just about the last thing on my priority list and it shows!  Yesterday I finished my last 3 dress orders and made 3 ready to ship dresses to get ahead a little.  This morning I made the first of many 'one-of-a-kind' dresses to help me tackle those piles of fabric that I only have enough of to make one or two dresses with.  I plan on making 2 more today, then next week I can hopefully get in a day of napping, T.V. watching, and.. well I'll skip the shopping because that is NOT relaxing to me!  :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

How I got here..

My name is Heidi.  I live in Arizona with my wonderful husband, Butch.  I'll start with him.  We met in 2005 when we were on a missions trip to Peru with our church in California.  We were both dating other people at the time so we didn't really have much of a relationship.  I remember thinking on that trip " God, why didn't you put me with someone like him?  I always thought that was the kind of guy I would marry..."  Well little did I know that just over a year later our paths would cross again.  We both had just gone through break-ups and we pretty much knew right away that we would marry each other.  He proposed on our one year anniversary and we were married 10 months later on 10/10/08. 
After about 9-10 months of married life, we decided to pray about our living situation - one bedroom apartment in California wasn't going to hold our junk for long.  Butch, being from Arizona, and me never living anywhere but California, decided to pray about whether we should consider moving to Arizona or not.. and whithin a month we were looking for houses and preparing the move.  We both made it out here in Sept. of 2009 and got the keys to our very first house on Dec.31st 2009.  We found out 2 1/2 weeks later that we were pregnant.  It wasn't expected but it was the best surprise I have ever had! 
Call us old fashioned but we decided, after a LOT of research, to have an all natural home birth and it was AMAZING!!!  We welcomed Adelaide Brianne Nelson into this world on Sept. 17, 2010.  She took our breath away and continues to every day since she was born.
I knew that I wanted to stay home when she was born but it just didn't seem like it was possible because we needed that second income, so again I turned to God.  When Addy was born my mom brought her sewing machine out because I wanted her to make a cover for our rocking chair, and when she left I asked her if she would leave it so that I could try sewing stuff.  I looked up how to sew a baby dress and made the first thing I've ever made on a sewing maching (it took me 3 hours to thread the sewing machine) but I loved it!  I posted it on my Facebook and I got so many compliments and people even wanted me to make them some.. so I though I would put it on my Etsy account - which I originally opened to sell oil paintings but never did - and someone bought it.  The rest is history and now I get to stay home with my little girl and I get to be a designer of baby clothes!
I couldn't do any of what I do without my husband. He is my best friend and the love of my life.  We still hang out every day and laugh a lot together as we grow closer in our marriage.  We hope to have a big family but we're leaving it in God's hands.