Where I've Been, Where I'm Going

Hello? Hello? Anybody still out there?

While I can't be sure that I've got anyone still checking in on this poor little neglected blog, on the off chance that some readers haven't given up on me completely, I wanted to give you an update.

After my wedding in May, I just kind of stopped doing.... anything. I had burnt myself out with projects and was so consumed with planning and throwing together what turned out to be the most amazing day in the history of days that after it was all done, I relished in the fact that I had nothing to do. Nothing to plan. No pressure.

So I spent the summer just relaxing, enjoying married life (which really hasn't been different whatsoever than our former situation of living in and owning a home together, aside from the name change) and just having a very uncharacteristic "I don't have to do a DAMN thing, so I'm not gonna!" kind of 'tude.

Flash forward to September of this year and I started getting the itch again. I really missed blogging, but I only wanted to blog if I had quality things to share. So I started rethinking this blog and mustering the inspiration for some fun home projects to come. Right around this same time I was contacted by the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin's largest newspaper), who I'd been privately consulting over the summer about a new lifestyle-devoted web site. They said they needed a home blogger and asked me if I'd be interested in hosting a blog on their site (they also featured our home in their home and garden section of the paper and on their web site!). After weighing the options, I decided it would be a great opportunity. You see, I absolutely love this little space and I love sharing my life and ideas with you, but I am also excited to be hosting a new blog on a high-trafficked web site where I'll reach a whole new slew of readers. It's great freelance work, and much of my new blog is just like what I've been sharing here for the past few years: fun home decor ideas, tips and projects for young folks on a budget.

My new blog, if you'd like to jump aboard, is called Make, Do and Mend. I'm liking where it's going so far, and I think it's only going to get better as it grows!

I've been thinking about what's going to happen to I'm Loving Today since Make, Do and Mend launched last month. To be honest, I've really missed being a little more personal on the blog. I'm Loving Today is a space where I share about trials and triumphs in home design, but it's also a space where I share updates on our silly little life, which for some odd reason, I really enjoy writing about.

I don't have an answer on where I'm Loving Today is going. A few months ago, my backlog of photos was inexplicably completely wiped. There's a large, large chunk of old posts that are missing photos and after that happened, I just got really down about this space. Would I go back and add in the photos back post after post? Would I scrap the whole thing altogether? Would I continue as if nothing happened? I eventually decided upon continuing forward, but when I look back at old posts I just cringe at those sad "missing photo" blocks. It's horrible. It's bad blog form.

So I guess what I'm rambling about is... should I keep this blog going as a space for me to write about life updates? Should I start up a new blog solely devoted to that (I've already began designing a new blog if I should decide on this option)? I'm lost here, and I'm wondering if anyone is missing me.

Whatever the case, if you want to keep up with my home-decor-specific blogging, hop on over to Make, Do and Mend and see what I've been up to lately!

Or leave a comment, drop a note or something letting me know your thoughts, if any, on what I should do with I'm Loving Today. I could really use some reader insight, here.

Thanks gang! Just know I love writing for you, and it's something I don't plan on stopping... maybe just moving.


  1. I'll read wherever you post. You've been missed!

    1. Thanks Heather! And thanks, always, for your continuing blog support :)

  2. Have been wondering where you've been. Dig your style. Really want your card catalog (exactly like the one from Liz Lemons' apartment). I'll be sure to check out the new blog. Congrats on your marriage and new found success.


    1. Thank you, Mark! You can email me at rachel.m.seis [at] gmail [dot] com regarding the vintage candles. Do you have an Etsy page or website where I can check them out? I'm sure they're beautiful!

  3. Oh - one more thing - we make vintage candles that I think (hope) you'll dig. Is there an address or P.O Box where we can send them to? We think you'll dig them/appreciate them. Consider them a late wedding gift/early holiday present.


  4. YES YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED. please continue blogging!!

    1. Thank you, Tiffany! I think I may just keep it up, here :)

  5. Nice post keep posting i will read your more post.


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