March has been such a busy month that I didn’t even start thinking about writing my round-up post until it was well over half-over! And then, I totally blanked on posting at the start of the month!
Boogie is doing well! We’re coming up on seven months old, and she’s scheduled for spaying right after Spring Break! We were hopeful that we’d make it to her appointment without her going into heat, but we weren’t so lucky. Thankfully, it wasn’t terrible. I’m glad it happened when it did and not while we were on vacation for Spring Break. And plus, another little silver lining — newer research suggests it’s better for the dog to be spayed after her first heat cycle anyway. Apparently, there are more benefits, so if it’s best for her, I can’t complain!
She’s still very much enjoying her walks each & every day, and is becoming more and more vocal as the days go on.
My dad came out for a visit, and Boogie gained a new bestie. She was originally a bit unsure of him, but it took about a day to adjust…and then, Boogie sought him out and ignored everyone else. Boogie learned how to whisper because of him (she doesn’t do a very good job most of the time), and she’s also honed her “beg” trick, too.
Mardi Gras was my first release of March! I had this idea one day that it might be really fun to design a font that included little fun details on the letters, and this sort of spiraled into two sets of uppercase letters and three sets of lowercase letters. The timing was perfect for a Mardi Gras release…and so it was! It’s such a fun font with a little bit of party-like flair, so it seemed that Mardi Gras would be the perfect name!
Globetrotter was my next release, and it couldn’t be more different than Mardi Gras! Signature scripts are some of my favorite fonts to work with, and they’re quickly becoming my favorite to design, as well. One thing that I love about them, in general, is that they look very casual and like a very quick process, but it’s so much more in-depth and complicated.
March was a bit slower on the font front + meeting goals, but I’m excited for April to roll around, because I’ve got more awesome stuff planned!
April is my two year font-iversary, so I want to make sure that I’m celebrating with some awesome sales. April is also the month that I’ll be reviewing my 2019 goals officially, and checking to see what my progress is for the first third of the year!
We got a bit of travel in this month, but not exactly for all fun reasons! We traveled back east to Florida to have my parents’ tax gal work on our taxes for the business + personal taxes. That was the not fun part.
But, we flew in to Savannah so that we could spend a bit of time with Autumn Lane’s new girl, Jessie! She’s hardly “new” anymore, but she is the newest on our team. We had a great time chatting with Jessie and her husband, Dan. Jeff and I enjoy Savannah quite a bit, so we went to where we last left off — Moon River Brewing! The Rosemary IPA did not disappoint, and it was just like I remembered it.
We stayed at this cute bed & breakfast, The Inn on West Liberty, and it was super nice! We actually had the place to ourselves, because the owners were just opening up and were still doing some renovations on the place. The accommodations were lovely and really picturesque – exactly what you would expect in Savannah!
We drove down to Florida the next day. Apart from the taxes there, we hung out with my parents and drank beer, haha! I got to see my grandparents, my brother, and my sister-in-law. It was a great trip, albeit very quick.
Our spring break in Big Bear is our next trip.
While we were in Florida, we hit a number of breweries – Intracoastal, Playalinda, Playalinda’s Brix Project, and Dirty Oar. I really dig Intracoastal’s selection of beers – I had one that was brewed with waffles and maple syrup — no joke. It was like drinking breakfast. Playalinda + Brix never disappoints; I think that my favorite there is still the key lime pie beer. I found out that the gal that was our bartender at Playalinda married one of my junior high + high school classmates, too — I never would have known it unless he mentioned it to me on Facebook. If you ever find yourself at Playalinda, Colleen is the greatest, and she really took good care of us.
April is going to be a busy month at the start, but I think once we make it past Spring Break, we’ll be able to breathe just a bit! Big Bear is coming up for us for Spring Break, and we’re really excited to have everyone there, including Boogie!