Published April 5th, 2014 by

Working On // Myles celebrates his first birthday on April 17th and his party is on the 19th. His birthday is very emotional for me. I’m so happy he’s growing big and strong, and his personality gets bigger and more fun every day. I love that. But it’s also so bittersweet. There’s a part of me that wishes he would stay little forever. Being a mother is simultaneously the best and most painful thing I’ve ever experienced.

Watching // We rented Anchorman 2 and just finished watching it. Uhhhm. I don’t even know what to say. It was just plain strange. We also started watching Game of Thrones finally. (We’re behind the times.) Mike is super into it, but I feel like it’s kind of  slow start.

Reading //  I’m loving Stephanie Pearl McPhee’s new book, The Amazing Thing About the Way It Goes: Stories of Tidiness, Self-Esteem and Other Things I gave Up On(Tell me that isn’t the best book title EVER!?)

Thinking About // Remodeling. More news about that soon, if all goes well! I’ve been spending far too much time at lately.

Loving //  These bibs are amazing (they catch dropped food, then un-snap for easy cleaning) and I just got Myles two more of them. I’m also hooked on the South Park: The Stick of Truth game for Xbox. I’m normally NOT a video game person, but this has been my favorite way to unwind in the past week.

Weekend Plans // I’m (hopefully) meeting with our builder tomorrow to answer our last few questions before moving forward on our top-secret project. Then I need to get my driver’s license renewed, run some errands, and do some cleaning. (What a glamorous life I lead, right!?) I’m hoping I’ll have a chance to try out the new Hoover SteamVac Carpet Scrubber I bought. Between the pets and kids, our carpet could use it!

The Story of My Life

Published March 20th, 2014 by

I know you’re never supposed to blog about why you haven’t been blogging, but I feel like this time, it’s worth explaining.

I’ve been playing with the idea of moving this blog to a new domain, where I could start fresh and have more focused content. I’ve also debated over re-branding my business. I’ve spent months going back and forth and in the meantime, I stopped generating any new content on either site.


(These two midgets keep me pretty busy too…)

I decided for now I’m going to stay at Life In Beta. I’ve had this domain for so long that it’s become home. It might start to evolve, but I guess it doesn’t make sense to abandon it.

I tossed together a new theme (based on the default WordPress Twentyfourteen theme) to inspire me to post more. I’m still going to work on refining my content and re-categorizing old content (eventually), and hopefully I’ll get back to a more regular posting schedule soon.

Are you doing any website spring-cleaning or re-branding? How did you make the decision to make a change?

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