Y’all, I love any opportunity for a style shoot, but this one was a little more intense than any we’ve ever done for Birdie. A few days before, I spoke with Maggie, CH2 editor and photographer, and we were back and forth, back and forth about – What’s happening? Is this real? What does this mean for our businesses? How are you? How do we react? How creative should we be? I was so relieved to know that she was going through the same hamster wheel in her head that I was. Exhausting days. Sleepless nights. But also thankful for the time? It’s all very confusing…….

It’s so bittersweet being at home, and still sharing the lovely. I’ve been trying to relax into this whole “stay at home” thing, homeschooling and such. Hattie and I are doing well-ish with balancing our new roles, some days are better than others; John’s working like crazy on the back-end to keep us afloat while managing his other small business and full-time consulting career; and Bean’s, well, Bean. All the meme’s in the world are so true about animals during times like these. They really can boost the mood and remind you of what’s truly important, wet sloppy kisses and belly laughs.

I can remember this on most days, but then there are others where I’m walking a tightrope of emotions wondering if Birdie will continue to be sustainable through this. The battle