I’ve been so busy lately… not only getting our house on the market, cleaning for showings (GAH!), and shopping for a new home, but also attempting to stay caught up on blog/writing work, getting ready for ABC, and launching a new website.
Oh, and raising the two little ones.
Well.… after 4 days on the market we had our first showing… a week later they put in an offer… we negotiated… we accepted. Contracts SIGNED. Closing date Nov. 26th.
And wouldn’t ya know that yesterday we walked into the house we want to buy. It’s amazing, but I don’t want to jinx us so I’ll stop there for now… we’re writing up an offer this weekend.
My new website… emilyrdickey.com… to expand my professional online work and have a resource to easily share with those that are interested. I love my job!
AND… the ABC Kids Expo!!! I’m so excited! I leave tomorrow morning and will be gone until late Wednesday night. I’ll likely be pretty quiet online this week. ABC is THE trade show for juvenile products and this will be my first time in attendance. The main idea is for brands to showcase their products, launch new ones, and sell sell sell! Walking the floors are buyers – retailers and owners of boutiques and online shops – looking for the greatest new products to fill their shelves. I’m neither of those but am going with a Media badge.
I cannot wait to meet so many of the amazing brands and people I’ve had the opportunity to work with over the past few years. Putting faces with names! Expressing my gratitude in person. Seeing the launch of new products from my favorite companies. Hanging out with some of my bloggy friends. Oh and getting out of town! My first time in Kentucky!
I am taking Rebecca with me… that was easier, in my opinion, than trying to pump enough milk to leave her behind. Plus, asking someone to babysit two children is a much larger favor, haha. Thank you so much to my mom who will be watching Ryan while Steve is at work! I’m going to miss him a ton <3 and wish me luck for flying solo with a baby again… and a stroller and a car seat and luggage, lol.
In the following weeks you can check back here for exciting stories on new products or brands that I discovered at ABC!