Monday, September 17, 2012

New Last Name and New Adventures

Well, I'm back! It's been a while. I know, I know. But I'm not going to make any excuses. I'll just let you read on and think you'll understand why I've been just a tad absent.

First of all, I got married, honeymooned in Jamaica and have a husband and new last name! Our wedding was beyond what I could have dreamed and was honestly the happiest day of my life. I promise I will share details and lots of pictures in a future post. In the meantime, here's a little shot from our big day.

Jamaica was like a dream. We honestly did not want to come home. Can you believe it was our first time to spend more than two nights together without kids?! We soaked up every second. We used the opportunity to really relax and enjoy one another. And we ate - a lot!!

So, on top of getting married and honeymooning and all that goes along with that, I made another huge life decision.

I quit my day job to start my own business!

That's right, my mother and I became business partners and legally formed a corporation that we own and we lovingly decided to call 'Wonderland and Company.' And I've never been more excited or happy. We are in the business of vintage finds of all sorts for re-sale and re-purposing. And boy, have we been staying busy! We have our Etsy shop open for business Wonderland and Company and have a goal of setting up a booth at First Monday Canton Trade Days.

Just a few weeks ago we bought the entire contents of an older home and have been busy little worker bees trying to get everything inventoried and packed up. We scored a huge lot of vintage furniture in pristine condition with it that we are really over the moon about.

So, please excuse my absence. As you can see, I've had just a few life changing events going on. I've been debating what to do in regards to this blog and the new business and making it all work together. What I decided is, this new business and journey is a part of my life and my life is what I share here. So there's no reason I can't merge the two in this space. I hope you're okay with that!

So, I'm back. Now I'm a wife, step-mother and business owner! I will be more present here moving forward. I've missed you guys and this place! And writing, gosh, as I write this I remember how much I love to write!

So two favors before I sign off. Stop by and check out Wonderland and Company on Etsy. Take a look around. Let me know what you think. Favorite the shop if you like what you see. Give me some feedback! And, head on over to our new Facebook page. This is solely for our new business and where I share inventory updates, sneak peeks and specials. I would love for you join us over there as well!

And stay tuned. This adventure down the rabbit hole has just begun. And I can't wait to share it with everyone here!


  1. Hello MRS!!!!!

    Congraulations, you look stunning !!

    Good for you on starting up, I wish you all the success :)

    Missed you around here, but totally understand why.

    Sending lots of live and hugs

  2. Yay you're back! We missed you, too. And super congrats on getting married and starting a business! So many exciting things. :)

  3. Wow! Congratulations and congratulations!

    LOVE your company name!!!

  4. Long-time reader, part-time lurker coming out to say congratulations x2 and welcome back! I was so worried that you were defunct and I'm glad to see you in my reader again!

  5. Congrats, Amanda!! So excited to see you back!! Can't wait to follow the progress of Wonderland & Co. here on the blog.