We have been woefully ignoring our blog, which is terrible because I'm the Queen of blogging. Okay, maybe not the Queen, but I'm at least the Princess of blogging. Plus, I'm always telling business owners that they should be blogging, so perhaps I'm the Princess of Hypocrisy, at least this month.
Today is the first time I've logged into the back end of this site for awhile, and I got a little surprise. On Monday, November 11, our site received 473 hits. That's crazy since we usually hover around 100 hits a day unless we blog. My investigation of the analytics did not help me decipher why we received all these hits, so it will remain a mystery. Perhaps someone pinned a photo on Pinterest or stumbled the blog on StumbleUpon. We'll really never know.
One of the reasons I've neglected this blog is that we've been in birthday season. Between our two families there are six birthdays from the end of September through the beginning of December, including both of our birthdays. Let's just say that we're pretty much broke by the time Christmas rolls around.
So we've been having all sorts of birthday get-togethers and birthday weekend trips. Ryan took me to Central City and Black Hawk. Of course, I blogged about that over at HeidiTown.com. I just took Ryan to Denver for his birthday getaway this past weekend.
We totally geeked it up by playing games at Punch Bowl Social on Broadway, and then attending Rocky Mountain Con on Sunday. I'm going to write more about that here, but in the meantime you can read about our experience in full over here on HeidiTown.com.
Also, while this blog has been sitting here with a last post date from the beginning of September, we visited the Mythbusters exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Passport to Paris exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.
While at Passport to Paris Ryan demonstrated his deft art skills in the drawing room. You see his art through his furniture design, but Ryan's actual ability to draw other things, like the human head, as seen in the above photo, never ceases to amaze me. Of course, I draw stick people, so I'm easily amazed, but Ryan really does have some pretty awesome artistic talent in those splintered covered fingers.
So there you have it. We've revived the blog and will try to continue CPR until it's back breathing smoothly on its own.
Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer is the co-owner of Ryan Schlaefer Fine Furniture. She is also a full-time freelance writer and founder of HeidiTown.com.