A little fun fact about Sar- we sort of go way back. Not sure how far back, but we "met" through blogging a long time ago and she was so amazing and designed my wedding invitations & programs! She was seriously such a lifesaver and so sweet for doing it for me (and has since helped me with some other really cute invitation/announcement stuff- she is really talented!)
Anyways, I'm Syndal:
I'm a hematology/oncology Nurse Practitioner living in Minnesota with my hubby and our 2 cats (with a golden retriever puppy on the way).
what am I working on?
When I first started this blog it took a while for me to find my way through blogland. I didn't really know what to write about and those early posts were pretty weird. And then I got engaged and I spent a great amount of time sharing my wedding planning and DIYs, which of course was then followed by wedding posts. A year ago we bought a house and I am now very focused on our home updates and other DIY projects. This week I've been working on staining our bathroom cabinets.
Most of the blog is focused on daily happenings and documenting events, much like an online journal for myself.
how does my work differ from others?
There are a lot of "theme" blogs out there and despite the title of my blog, I really suck at cooking. I occasionally bake and like to share some recipes, but I really try not to limit myself as to what I "should" blog about and when. I blog for community and to document what's going on in my life so there are times when I go several weeks without blogging. I also think it's fun to share the DIY projects (and misshaps!) because I love that we can learn from each other. My cabinet staining "research" this week consisted greatly of reading other blogs about cabinet staining- it's that type of commentary you just can't get from reading the minwax can.
why do I write what I do?
Like I mentioned above, my biggest goal in starting this blog was really to document this time in my life. I love that I can go back and read what I was thinking in anticipation of our wedding and buying our house (so I can LAUGH about it now) and being able to take the time to reflect on my relationships, life, and career.
how does my writing process work?
I very rarely draft posts anymore. I used to schedule ghost-posts throughout the week but my writing now is much more spontaneous. I don't write well if Pete is home so I usually (like today) write on a day I'm working from home or get home early. And then if I get an urge to post about something, I do it quickly and try not to overthink it, and publish it right away. I write & document a lot for work that I want this space to be easy and maybe a little less carefully written.
the striped flamingo- another newlywed blogger but she has the cutest little grumpy dog and does the best outfit posts.
little mrs married- Mel and her hubby just bought a house too, and she is so encouraging when it comes to getting (and staying on) a healthy eating kick! She is the sweetest!
legally lovely- Emma is a lawyer but mostly blogs about her daily life. She's super sweet and I love her because she loves You've Got Mail as much as I do. And her pictures are always super gorgeous.