So it’s been a hot second since I’ve been on here—over 2 months to be exact! In the past 6 years of having this blog, I’ve never gone more than a few weeks without posting, and that was a rarity for me. I remember when I had the time to post 5 days a week. Ha! It’s crazy how life gets so busy as you get older and priorities change. Owning and running two different businesses keeps me insanely busy. I love it, but it leaves me very little time for much else. Any spare minute I have is spent trying to relax and catch up on my DVR. So what’s new with me? A LOT. We just got this renovation photographed and it turned out AMAZING. Check it out here. And just finished up this renovation too! We are working on wrapping up a few spec homes including this one and this one. We are currently working on another pretty awesome reno that should be done in the next few weeks. I’m also designing our next homes’ floor plan with our architect. It’s definitely going to take most of the winter to perfect. Brandon and I found a 1.25 acres lot that we LOVE, but we’re waiting to make an offer on it until a few more things fall into place. Fingers crossed the lots waits for us, because we are hoping to start building in the spring. Oakstone is as busy as EVER with our spec homes, custom homes, and townhome project. Every day is a new challenge for sure. You’d be surprised how many things can go wrong in one day in construction. I have a few more pretty amazing surprises coming up, but I can’t spill the beans just yet!
Time has flown by this year. I can’t believe we’re only 8 weeks until Christmas. It’s just crazy! What I’ve learned over the years is that it’s never too early to start your holiday shopping. Have you been to the new outlet mall in Des Moines—Outlets of Des Moines? I just stopped by the other day to check it out and popped into Rack Room Shoes to check out their BOGO sale. I’m all about a good shoe sale. Rack Room Shoes offers on-trend footwear for the family through a wide selection of nationally recognized and private brands of great shoes for men, women and children. I probably spent an hour just trying on their huge selection. I ended up walking out with 4 new pair for only $200! The boots I’m wearing in this post are literally the most-comfortable pair of booties I’ve ever owned. They have like a gel-foam memory insole that feel amazing. The best part? They’re on sale for $64.99. Plus, with the BOGO you can score a pair of lesser or equal value for half price. Now that’s a deal. No time to stop into the new store? Check out their online coupons here. Happy shopping!