So patience is a virtue eh?

It’s been a minute since I have updated you all on what’s been happening over here on Olalla Rd. It’s been busy over here and slow at the same time if that even makes sense! ha

We have encountered a bad contractor which set us back and have had to wait and wait to get some things fixed and or finished from that fiasco. It was a hard pill to swallow being taken advantage of. Oh well, live and learn! Our tile backsplash for the kitchen is getting done this weekend and that will complete the kitchen! I am so happy and relieved to finally get over that hurdle. The kitchen was the biggest fiasco we encountered when we arrived to move in. None of the appliances were installed, the cast iron sink we purchased got dropped by the contractors and BROKEN. The worst part about that was they were going to go ahead and install it under the granite!! OMG thankfully the granite had a problem and couldn’t be installed and we got here to discover the sink before it was hidden away to break later. There’s a lot more but I think for the most part we are past all that besides the lost time and $’s.

Other than that though things have been great over here! We absolutely love it! The peacefulness is truly amazing and the wildlife brings joy to us every single day. It rained finally yesterday and our view is still beautiful with the moody fog that hangs in the trees across the meadow.

At this time I am waiting on bids to begin the studio renovation! Any of the good contractors are extremely busy and you just have to WAIT. Ugh! It is so hard. The garage that will become the studio is pretty rough and isn’t insulated so I can’t even use it temporarily while we wait. I am going crazy knowing that the holidays are about upon us and I am STILL unable to function and make anything new.

The good news is that I did make some holiday soaps, lip balm and lotion in preparation before I left! Thankfully! Those items will be available for purchase very soon for VIP shoppers. It will be a small shop update and Im not sure yet whether I’ll be putting anything out on ETSY due to the sheer volume of sales I typically get and knowing that I am not set up enough to keep up with it!

Be sure and take a peek at my Instagram highlights and stories for updates to where we are in the process! I will be SO relieved to finally have the studio done so that I can get to full production again! The only thing I’ve been able to work on is felting some soaps that I already had made. Being that it gets dark here around 4:15 I have lots of inside time in the evenings! Anyone else hate that it gets dark so early?