It Lives Again!

It Lives Again!

Is that an echo I hear?  No worries – I totally deserve it.  This blog has been on hiatus for….oh my. FIVE.YEARS.  !!??  Sometimes we have to simplify, clear the clutter, and buckle down to focus on what’s important, and while I know there are a TON of amazing moms out there who can mom, work, blog about projects and gardens, and generally do it all (in full makeup, hair, and maybe even heels)…It turns out I’m not one of them.

My last post on BurbTales was in March of 2014, and my second daughter, Rosie, was born in April.  Cue my complete focus on functioning reasonably smoothly with a 2.5 year old and a newborn.  At that time, I was also working part-time from home.  Keeping up with them and work took my entire focus, and that’s ok.  As the girls got a little older, I found myself still deep in the trenches of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and my focus remained away from blogging. Then we moved, had another baby, …and life, life, life.

In the meantime, I created an Instagram account (follow me @burbtales) to geek out about my yard and garden to an audience who cares about gardening. I didn’t (and haven’t) mentioned it to my friends or family, though some have found it. I realized, though, that my garden is really where my interest lies, in terms of sharing it with the world. I love sharing garden photos, but sometimes it’s nice to just….write.  Think.  Provide details. Record my thoughts.  Share with an audience who cares. 

So here I go: Welcome back into my sweet, busy, slightly nutty…gardening life!  Since you last heard from me, we’ve “built” a home (purchased a lot in a new development and chose our options/finishes etc), had a third child (a sweet little dude named Owen who is now only days away from 3 years old), and I’ve recently gone back to work full-time, though I still work from home. 

This fall, all three kiddos will be in full-time school or preschool, so while my days are still quite full with professional duties, the efficiency of working from home also provides occasional opportunities to take a few photos of the garden, turn the compost, plant something, or, perhaps, write a blog post.  Join me for tips, ideas, and progress in my suburban Colorado garden, including perennials, annuals, veggies, pests, design considerations (hello, privacy from the 18 houses around us, anyone?) and whatever else comes up-no pun intended! 

Work. Family. Garden. Blog.  Let’s do it. 💪😁😁

-Katie

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