In the past few months we've been consumed by all things baby. First we got her room done:
Which was quite the process as we decided to redo all the furniture, meaning it all was repainted by my wonderful husband. I worked on the things I could (namely not that with lots of fumes-the painting) like the artwork, and reupholstering the rocking chair and making the pillow. As well as making sure our daughter had a plethora of bows ready to go (see below).
And for the last few weeks we've got to enjoy of the girly sweet wonderfulness that her arrival has brought.
EvaKate Liana was born on February 15 and weighed 7 pounds 4 oz and was 19 inches long.
Now that we've gotten a taste for what being a family of 5 is like, and her temperament, I feel like I'm in a better place to determine what I want to do with CupKates.
Admittedly, (and maybe this is the post baby hormones talking) I've wanted to do nothing but spend a ton of time with my kids feeling extra sensitive to how quickly this parenting little ones is passing by.
That combined with baseball season (the highlight of my oldests year) and being heavily involved with our church and I've seriously questioned shutting the business down.
As much as I love doing this, I know I will never regret giving more time to parenting well. That said, I know in a few years when all of my kids are in school and I have more time on my hands, I think I would regret that decision. So I've been trying to come up with a happy compromise where I get to spend more time with the family and am not as busy as I was before the baby and get to keep the business going.
And here is where I think I'm at, and what I'm going to try at least through the summer:
-I'll take orders that are 100 or less
-Cupcakes only, for now no more cookies or pies
-I'll probably only take one or two orders per weekend (depending on the size)
-All orders must be picked up Friday (this will allow us to have one family day a week on Saturday, which is very important to us)
-No weddings through August at the least
That's where I'm starting. Some of this may change as I still figure out what will work best for me and my family, thanks for being co-operative and understanding!
I've been asked about March availability, and I'm going to not take any orders until April.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!