Start fresh, like a baby in the sink.

My relationship with blogging has an unstable one. I started this blog with the intention of posting 2 to 3 crafty tutorials a week. After a few posts… I realized how unrealistic that was. I simply can’t finish 2 or 3 projects a week, balancing three part-time jobs, time with Kev and everything else. (Also… it can start to get expensive!)

So when, a few months ago, my very supportive Kev informed me that he bought me a web domain… I was a little uneasy, but there was still that part of me that wanted to keep doing this. So. I carry on.

Welcome to the new and improved Splendid Things by GG. Here you will find tutorials and also a large mishegash that I feel like posting. As you will come to find, if you feel like reading this blog, I have quite varied interests, so here is the place to talk about them all!

I hope you like the new blog, but if you don’t that’s ok too. Anyway, here’s what I’ve been up to.

Summary of my summer:

Going to weddings! It has sort of been the office joke that I go to a wedding every weekend. Between showers and bachelorette parties, that’s not entirely inaccurate. This summer we were able to attend the weddings of John & Erin, Zac (my brother) & Melinda, Jimmy & Amanda, Trey & Nikki and most recently, B Head and Feick. It’s been a whirlwind but so, so lovely.

Eating at Bien Trucha! Someday, I will write an entire post dedicated to the amazing experience that is Bien Trucha. Until then, rest assured that it is the swankiest and most delicious restaurant in the greater Chicago area, and happens to be located 3 mins from our home!

Watching Dawson’s Creek! As a child, I was not allowed to watch Dawson’s Creek. Something about too much sex, I think. It is funny to me considering the crap teens watch today, but thats a whole different can of worms. I am discovering Dawson’s in adulthood, and loving it. Also, Kev and I are watching Friday Night Lights together, which is also so great and something fun for us to watch today. Dawson’s Creek is all my own.

Hanging out with Tuck! He is our adorable, loving and increasingly bratty little dog. Come fall, we will seek a dog whisperer or some sort of super trainer, because if he keeps biting me at 7:30am because I won’t get out of bed… we’re gonna have some issues. But look at that face… he’s pretty cute.

Anyway, that about sums it up. I also went to Ecuador in June, but that deserves its own post I think. So check out the new blog design (the artwork is by me and it magically all works thanks to Dave) and let me know what you think!

4 thoughts on “Start fresh, like a baby in the sink.

  1. You should have Glenn Gilbert do guest posts since you guys have the same initials. It will still be spendid things by a GG.

    Also, I like the new design!

  2. WHAT!!!? How did I never know about this craft blog before?! Not to mention, we were throwing around the idea of birch tree wall murals for our new place. I can’t believe you did it a million years ago, trend setter 😉 Crafty Cousins in Full Effect! Come up and help me paint cool things on our new walls <3

  3. So. Happy. You’re. Back. Gigi.

    Whether writing or crafting, you never seize to amaze me. (And here you combine both! Watch Out.)

    Also, I went to bien trucha for the first time and LOVED it. Pretty much want to move in.

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