Friends, I have news. BIG news.
Many of you have been patiently waiting my next big announcement ever since I revealed the new look of Kinder Craze. For several weeks now, I have been busily working behind the scenes (trying to get every last detail just right) and I am SO excited to finally share my latest project with all of you. My fiancé, Rob, and I are launching a brand new blog to share all of our engagement, wedding, and marriage adventures. The name of this new blog?
It just seems fitting, doesn't it?
But I am actually getting WAY ahead of myself right now.
Let me back up and tell you how this wonderful new blog came to be.
This story begins when we got engaged and I first shared the news of our engagement on this blog. Something magical happened that day: the outpouring of love and support from Kinder Craze fans was truly amazing and astounding.
Up until the moment of my engagement, I kept much of my personal life separate from my online presence. Any mentions of Rob were rare and on the sly. Around this time last year, I shared a photo of both our hands holding cups of apple cider. That was Rob's first public appearance as part of my life.
After the engagement, as Rob and I began to plan our wedding and lay the groundwork for our upcoming marriage, it became apparent that each of us has a lot to say. I truly love sharing my favorite ideas and inspirations with you, but many of the new themes and topics of my life don't quite seem to have a place on a kindergarten teaching blog.
An engagement announcement: yes.
A DIY tutorial for reception decorations: probably not.
And then there are the other themes about marriage and relationships that REALLY don't have a place on a teaching blog. Issues like money, debt, and home ownership… really BIG topics.
So one evening, way back in the beginning of my summer vacation, Rob and I sat down to dinner and talked. Really talked. We had a heart-to-heart conversation about what to do with all of these ideas and opinions that we have to share. We discussed starting a blog and wondered whether it would be a good decision for our relationship, if it was something that Kinder Craze readers would accept and love, and we also considered whether or not some of our ideas would fall into the category of “over sharing.”
Ultimately, we reached the conclusion that a new lifestyle blog is a huge and wonderful endeavor for us to take on as we prepare for our new life together. We hope you will join us on the journey.
PS – Don't worry! Kinder Craze isn't going anywhere. I love sharing classroom ideas and inspiration WAY too much to give up this wonderful blog that you know and love. I'll still be here. From now on, I'll just be at Crazy Together too.