As I near the end of my pregnancy (yes, it’s really true — my little girl is due in 5 weeks!), I’m starting to wrap things up with work and make some plans for the rest of the year. For those who are curious, I will be taking July and August completely off work, with my dear assistant Melissa P. around to keep things running while I’m out. I’ll be back to work with baby in tow in September, and will enjoy the slow winter months without worrying about holiday shows or products. Which means, basically, that from the time the baby arrives in July until January, I’ll be toting her around wherever I go. A new little Hello Tenfold helper! I can not wait. Come January, I’ll be back to my regular work days and we’ll all just keep our fingers crossed that the most perfect child care situation lands in my lap between now and then, right?
Part of all this transitioning means taking on a little less for the remainder of the year. One of the first changes you’ll notice is that I’ve made the tough decision to slow things down on the blog a bit. It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since I first added regular paid contributors to Mint! It’s been such an honor to work with talented blog friends, including Melissa, Maddy, Natalie, Tori, and Chiara. But in an effort to reduce some costs during this period of transition, I’ll be writing the majority of the posts on Mint for the immediate future. I still hope to have daily posts (I’m already stock-piling for those early baby days!), and am sure that as my life changes the content on Mint is bound to reflect those changes too. I’ll still have occasional guest posts from other bloggers, and Melissa P. will continue to help me with posts here and there.
A huge thanks to all of my contributors, who shared their expertise in food posts, fashion, entertaining, and home decor this past year. (Melissa will be around for a little while longer, so keep an eye out for a few more Wednesday morning posts from her!) Be sure to visit their blogs and shops (links above) to keep up.
And a huge thanks to you guys, for sticking with me after all these years… 5 and counting!!