Work hard, play harder

I’m going to try my best to write this blog post without sounding like a whiny little jerk. 

The last couple weeks have been insane. I haven’t had a day off in 4 weeks. I’ve crammed as much as physically possible into each day, working until 20:00 every night followed by more work at home. I haven’t sat down and had dinner with my husband in at least 2 weeks. No, that’s a lie. We had dinner together last week, but I fell asleep before I finished eating. At the table. Like a toddler. I wish I could say I was making that up. 

The awesome things that happened are – I submitted a couple of articles for Image Interiors & Living magazine, styled an opener picture for Image Interiors & Living with an incredible woman whose encouragement and opportunities makes me want to cry into my laptop, I branched out into the world of online shopping {more on that soon}, got to work with two beyond incredible people and #PicadoMexican is now almost complete {ZOMG}, and last but not least I became an aunt for the second time last weekend to a 9.2lbs tank of a nephew that can already hold his head up. Definitely some form of survival instinct has kicked in and I’m choosing to only focus on the good that has happened these past few weeks. 

And what I’ve been working towards? As and from Sunday morning, husband and I are cruising our way through the Baltic Sea. No, seriously. Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg {hello second honeymoon!}, Riga and Tallinn. One week of heaven and {cover your ears} I cannot fucking wait

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  1. July 4, 2014 / 19:24

    Bring on SUNDAY!!
    Congrats on all of your successes; it sounds like you are doing a lot of exciting projects.
    With that I leave you – of course picturing you slumped at the dinner table like a toddler.
    🙂 Hilarious as usual.

  2. July 4, 2014 / 19:50

    Oh my god, you're such a whiny little jerk! I joke!!!!!! Wow – all that stuff is so exciting – can't wait to hear more about your Image Interiors and Living work!
    I hope you have the best time on holiday – you deserve a great break, you've really earned it.

  3. July 5, 2014 / 06:02

    you know what they say Alex, it never rains, it pours! Can't wait to see your articles in the magazine! 🙂 By the time you're back Picado should be fully operational! 🙂

  4. July 5, 2014 / 10:23

    Wow you have been busy so you certainly deserve the break- looking forward to seeing all your work complete, the cruise sounds great, we booked one for this year too, I had my eye on that on that visits St.Peterburg but we decided on Venice, Montenegro, Greece, Corfu & 2 Greek Islands. Can't wait to see what you thought of the Baltic one. Hope you have a nice weekend!

    All things nice…

  5. July 5, 2014 / 18:18

    I'm so pleased for all these fabulous opportunities hun!! THINGS ARE HAPPENING!! But yeah, being super busy is a total bitch. Have a f**king fabulous time on your holiday my dear 😉 It's well deserved! xxx

  6. July 11, 2014 / 20:36

    Whaaaaaaaat? I go away for a week & look what I miss!! So chuffed for you on the Image Interiors Mag work!!! Yay! And the restaurant! And well deserved holidays. Can't wait to see my favourite Irish Canadian in print in one of my favourite mags xx Big Wet Kisses to you!!

  7. July 21, 2014 / 09:44

    Ladies, mucho thank you ♥ Oh god, things are happening!
    And you hit the nail on the head Lily – when it rains, it pours!
    xx A