5.20.2015

Why I've been MIA

These last few weeks of work travel has gotten the best of me.  It's made me tired, irritable, and taken me away from my family.  Not only have I been gone every other week for the last 6 weeks, but I have been busy with Maeve which is doing really well and taking up most of my free time! 


It always makes me laugh how I start out the year with great ambitions for this blog.  I see others gain traction and I just sit here plugging away with minimal to no change.  I'm truly beginning to believe that if you want to succeed in the blogging world, or any entrepreneurial world for that matter, you must be a SAHM or only work on that one thing! 


That's not me.  I'd like to be there, but I'm not just yet.  I have a full time job that takes me away about 40 hours a week.  I'm lucky that's it's flexible and there is a often downtime so I occasionally have a chance to write a post like this.  But yesterday, I took the day off and I swear to you, I feel like I got nothing accomplished?!  I posted here for the first time in forever {insert Frozen tune} about my new cup rack, and I made drafts for the rest of the week, but it's like I'm always flying by the seat of my pants and never gaining traction!  


Today I just wanted to say thanks and sorry.  My goal is to give you {Hello?  Are you there?!} posts 3x a week.  Lately that has not been happening.  I've been trying to keep up with my one post a month even over at The City Moms... and that DIY happened at about 8:30pm last night... so you see how I'm working.  Doesn't help that my turdmuffin has been going to bed around 10pm and then getting up for an hour to tell me things she forgot to tell me before finally falling asleep (hopefully before me) in her own bed and then waking up at 4:30a on the dot to come sleep in my bed. 


I'm always wondering how people do what they do.  I assume people probably wonder how I do what I do, but I'm here to tell you it's all a farse.  haha. My house is a disaster.  I feel like I'm always looking at a device.  I feel like I'm drinking POTS of coffee every day.  AND I'm not doing what I want to be doing like blogging and decorating and entertaining...  It can't be healthy to be stressed out, strechted thin, and then hating most moments of it!


So... that's all my excuses...


But on the bright side, I somehow finished two books recently.  Both were books that enlightened me in some ways.  Both were complete opposite sides of the spectrum -- Books entitled Making Things Happen & Moms Who Drink & Swear.  You can see how I might fit into both at this point.  haha.  I have slowly started to revamp my kiddos room.  I've done a couple DIYs and spray painting projects which make me happy.  I've been paying off some debt which is always good.  And we've had a Maeve collaborative shoot as well as cranked out a wedding!


Now if they had pills for feeling like you've slept without sleeping, I think I'd be good! 


Oh well... I know I only have a handful of followers and I'm honestly not even sure if any of those followers still read Little Miss Martha as it should now be titled "Little Miss Martha takes on the World and Falls Off the Wagon But Gets Back On Again Every Other Month."  Wonder if that blogger name is still available... checking... seems more appropriate. 


All I know is that this blog has chronicled some very very important days in my life.  It's been a way to vent and document.  It's also been a way to meet people believe it or not.  It also led me to start Maeve and the blog over there (which is also lacking some good content due to making sure I get some sleep sometimes...).  I'm not going anywhere.  I'd love to just be a fun place to stop and maybe see some fun quick tutorials, hilarious pictures, inspiring quotes, or even just real life things. 


I hope you'll stay along for the {bumpy and sometimes one of those where you fall out and get back in because it keeps tipping over} ride...

xo,

5.19.2015

New Cup Rack from Second Chancez Marketplace

I've been looking for something to hang my copper mugs on for quite sometime.  They really are just too pretty to be sitting in a cabinet...

I've also had this odd little wall that I've been wanting to do something with... It's in between a window and a  sliding door.  It didn't need anything large, but it needed something.



I had seen these cup racks kind of popping up all over the place...

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But they were a bit too large for my space.  

And then my girlfriend added one to her new online shop... Second Chancez Vintage Market


I ordered one immediately. 
It was about half the size of the others I'd seen... so it was perfect!  And the price was just right!



I think they all look better hanging by the handle like below.  


And now I"m off to search for a small 3-drawer dresser to sit underneath it! 

4.22.2015

Hello Keurig :: Product Review

It's been a while... and what better way to get back in the action than with talking about coffee...

#hellokeurig



Keurigs... we have a love hate relationship.  I love that they are so easy to use and they take the pods.  I hate that they only make one cup of coffee... 

But they don't all just make one cup of coffee anymore!  They can make 4!  The Keurig 2.0 can accept a much bigger type of K-cup which will make a 4-cup carafe of coffee!  It's called the K-Carafe.  That's more my speed!  



While my system did not come with the K-Carafe, I do plan on buying one.  The one pod at at time thing doesn't really work for us.  We drink too much coffee.  This system did come with a whole bunch of things including the brewer, descaling solution, a large box of sample pods, and another small box of sample pods.  

So far, we are liking it for the most part.  I'm friends with anything that gives me my morning brew.  I do not like that it only goes up to 10 cups for the brew size.  I used to make 12 & even 14 with my other Keurig (travel sizes).  I would do that so my cup was full.  The brew didn't seem too watered down either so it worked.  Now, with only 10 oz, my cups are half full.  Sad Face.



The other downfall with this one is that I feel like I'm always filling up the water.  This system doesn't seem to hold the water the same way which is a good thing.  This one seems much easier to clean.  The water lifts off the back and it just seems like a better placement for the water reservoir.  

But -- we haven't tried the 4-cup yet because we don't have the brewer and I think that will change the outlook on this product.  It does seem more high tech and cleaner than the other Keurigs we've had -- and we've had 3 up to this point... this is our 4th.  

All in all, I like it.  I like that it's quick, easy, and I can make all different varieties of coffee & hot chocolate.  That makes it worth it for me because if my little one wants tea or hot chocolate it's a pretty easy process.  


I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes but all opinions are my own.  

4.09.2015

Cleaning House & Teaming Up with House Seven

I'm very lucky to know the fabulous Anissa from House Seven
And now you all are very lucky too because I'm teaming up with her for a "Just Get Rid of It" sale this weekend!  And let me tell you... she's got some amazing things in her house... I'm wondering what she'll sell!


Looking for some amazing home d├ęcor accents at great prices!?!  Furniture, details, and more!?!  Then come see us and say hi!
 Saturday April 11, 2015


from 9am-3pm 

Send an email to Abigail.hake@gmail.com for location!


Miss Anissa posted this sneak of one thing she's selling on her IG account yesterday... The chairs!

Believe me you are not going to want to miss out!  I've got some chairs and some details coming out of the woodwork... I'm trying to come up with some stuff to sell just to clear it out of my house!  I'm letting these guys go... 

See you Saturday!


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