It's been an exciting couple of weeks here at Kladder Headquarters: Natalie passed the 4 month mark (complete with her latest round of immunizations), we built a sweet new pergola in our backyard and I recently took a new job at Steelcase!

Surprised? Me too. Very surprised and very excited!

Starting after Labor Day I'll join the Brand Communications team working mostly on film production. I would tell you what my title is but I honestly don't know yet, 'it's up for discussion,' says my new boss. I'll be handling production management, account management, and a little bit of team logistics. 

 I'll be working out of the Steelcase Learning Center. 

I'll be working out of the Steelcase Learning Center. 

While the job will be a big change for me and our family (we'll have to get a second car and figure out supplemental daycare), I expect the transition work-wise to be quite seamless. For the past two years I've spent a good amount of my time and effort at Baas working with Steelcase as a client. I'm familiar the team, the offices and most importantly I've grown to appreciate the impressive quality of work accomplished there each day. I'm thrilled about the opportunity and really looking forward to discovering where this new road will lead.

 The backyard is slowly coming together. The pergola framed in the patio and now awaits planters, party lights, and freshly painted steps. 

The backyard is slowly coming together. The pergola framed in the patio and now awaits planters, party lights, and freshly painted steps. 

For those curious about what will happen with my position at Baas: they are looking to fill the role of production manager in the coming weeks as I transition. If you or someone you know might be interested in the opening I'd be happy to forward you the posting. Email me at nichole@baascreative.com for more information. 

On the family home front, Jeff has been enjoying the golf course as much as possible and Natalie is growing bigger (and more fun!) by the minute. Nat's pediatrician gave us the green light to start giving her 'tastes' of real food. Something that hasn't changed: clipping her nails is still the most nerve racking thing I've ever done. 

The doctor also told us it's time to start putting her on a schedule during the day which is confusing as heck. Today she went down for her morning nap at 10am (right on time) without objection - I patted myself on the back for being an awesome parent. But then... 3.5 hours later... I insisted on going in and checking on her to make sure she was still breathing. Her usual nap lasts no longer than an hour so you can see why 3.5 would lead to confusion. At the end of our days Jeff and I usually just agree that she's a baby doing baby things. Whatever. 

I CANNOT believe it's nearly September. ArtPrize is quickly approaching. What are your Halloween plans? Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?! It's important not to panic. Enjoy the rest of your August everyone!  

 

 Miss Natalie, 4 months old. 

Miss Natalie, 4 months old. 


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