Saturday, February 28, 2015

Getting things done with a toddler

     Ever since Baby J was real little he always wanted to help with everything. When my husband and I decided to redo our master bedroom, we knew that it was going to be a challenge. We decided to do it the week of Mardi Gras because I had a week off of school and that would give us plenty of time. Right? Well we quickly found out that with Baby J running around and "helping" it was really difficult to get just about anything done. We managed to get all of the furniture put together except for one dresser that hadn't arrived yet. Of course my husband had to go out of town for school the next week which left me and Baby J to complete this big project ourselves. 
   The first step was to get everything into our bedroom. I decided that the only way I was going to get this done was to let Baby J help by caring the small things. He did a great job with this! Once we had all of the pieces spread out everywhere I quickly noticed that non of the parts were labeled. This is a problem. Now I had to focus more on directions and pictures, while keeping Baby J from scratching or damaging any of the pieces. OK. No problem. I am a multitasking super mom right? I can do this. 
   After about an hour of screwing and hammering we finally for the frame of the dresser complete. By this time it was almost Baby J's bed time and I knew that once he went to sleep I could get more done. So after putting Baby J to bed I continued to work. I figured I would leave the hammering until tomorrow because the loud noise would wake him up. So there I was screwing a drawer together when the screwdriver slipped off of the screw and went right into my left thumb. OUCH! That was it I was done!
so the next day I decided to finish the dresser and the rest of the room Baby J was a great help today except for when he decided to jump on our bed while I was trying to put the new sheets on. Overall I feel that the weekend and our project was a success! I have learned from this experience that getting things done with a idler is more challenging than I expected, but if I can figure out a way to involve him in the task instead of keeping him out things go a lot smoother. Now all that is left is to relax and enjoy our beautiful new room.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Look New Me!

Hey everyone! It's been awhile since I've posted something new but I am hoping to change that. My blog has a new look and I am ready to focus on my blogging and graphic design! With my husband in Physical Therapy school and an almost 2 year old running around life has been pretty crazy, but I really want to focus on my blog as something for myself and of course my readers. So keep a look out for new and exciting things here at Creative NOLA Mom.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Website!

Please check out my new website for my new company Guillot Graphic Design. New Website

Monday, January 21, 2013

Moving Right Along

  Well January is almost over! Crazy isn't it. As far as my business venture goes I am moving right along. I got my trade mark, ordered my business cards, and set up my portfolio. Please check it out. Now all I need is clients and I'll be on my way. I can't wait to have my own business up and running.
  As far as our little monkey goes, he is getting bigger by the day and so am I. I will be 24 weeks on Wednesday, which also happens to be my birthday! I've got all of the invitations out for the baby shower and I can't wait to have my whole family here for the event. I am also super excited to get everything in his room set up. Just one step closer to him actually being here. I can't wait to meet my son!
  All in all things are going well. School is school. In a few weeks we will have off for Mardi Gras, which is one of my favorite holidays!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Feeling crafty

Working on my baby boy's new room today! I made these very simple closet dividers to help organize all of his little clothes. I simply went to Michael's arts and crafts store and got some wooden dividers (.79) and then used the craft paint I had around the house to paint them. it literally took me like 30 mins to make 5 dividers and I think they came out pretty good!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Is it Friday yet?

   Crazy day today! I am so exhausted. Went to the doctor for my 22 week check up and our little monkey is doing great! Soon I will have to go every two weeks, which I am not looking forward to. As far as work goes, it's the first week back at school and the kids are crazy. Not to mention that it has been raining all week and today was a non uniform day. So far my new group of kids doesn't seem that bad, but I am not convinced just yet.
   On the business front. I have began the process of applying for tax numbers and permits! I have even gotten a few calls from referrals for photo re-touchings. I am very excited to start working for clients. I love being a designer and I really hope that this business works out so I can stay at home with my little guy and work. Anyone with any advice for starting a business or being a new mom or doing both at the same time, please feel free to comment.
   I should also be getting a new dishwasher soon! yeah! Now I won't have to wash dishes old school (in the sink) :). Also Mardi Gras parades start soon and my birthday is in 2 weeks! It is going to be a busy couple of months, but I love this city and I am so lucky to live in the greatest city in the world, New Orleans!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Time to get to work.

So it's the 6th of January and so far I have started my blog and created business cards. I would say this is a good start considering it is the most I have done in years to get my graphic design business off the ground. I think the thought  of staying at home with my little man has been a huge push to get me to finally fufill my dream of creating my own business. I love designing and creating for clients. I have always been an artist, but now I feel that it is time I finally start doing what I love full time. Don't get me wrong I love teaching, but teaching technology is not the same as teaching art, which is what I really wanted to do. I love working with my students. I just think that it is time I start on a new venture in my career.  I am working on putting my portfolio together and hopefully I will be able to begin marketing to clients. I am very excited to get this business started and I know that 2013 will be a great year to do it in.