First of all… Hey there!! It’s been a while since we last posted. Hope you guys missed us as much as we missed blogging! We have had some major personal stuff going on and let’s be honest, our laziness has gotten the best of us. We planned out what to blog this last month but nothing got posted. Nicole is pregnant (woo hoo!) and was going through the first trimester with a one year old at home (pretty tiring) on top of illnesses that seem to be back to back. Also Jackie is kicking butt at school trying to get her last semester out of the way before graduation this May. She buckled down and has really been focusing so she can go out with a bang… Yay, Jackie!
Since we had a huge lapse of activity here we decided it might be time to make some changes. So we have brainstormed, discussed, planned, and come up with some fun new ideas. More of that will come in the following weeks but first we wanted to share why we started this whole blog in the first place. Mostly to show where we have come from and to give you a sneak peak on where we plan to go.
We started In-LaLa-Land back in 2011 after Nicole had gotten married and moved in with her new hubby, leaving Jackie at home missing her big sister. I (Jackie) was largely inspired by Pintrest and all the wonderful craft, photo, and fashion ideas I had come across as well as the wonderful blogs. I had toyed with the idea of starting my own blog but knew I would eventually get too lazy and stop doing it if I didn’t have someone to help motivate me. So I turned to my big sister and best friend to join me – a hobby we could do together, be creative, and grow as individuals and as friends. Crafts have always been a hobby of ours and we love to share our crafts with others and see what others make. Personally, that has always been my favorite part of blogging. But as we got more and more busy Nicole and I have realized we have much less time and energy to make wonderful crafts to share (and much less space to put them!). For us, blogging is about making memories and having a hobby together. We love all of our followers and anyone who reads our posts, but really we do this for ourselves. It is our own creative outlet that allows us to be free to express ourselves.