Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Love~ Remember when this was fun?

I am so excited that the weekend is here! The cupcake baking is almost finished, other party foods are in the fridge, and my in-laws are on their way... this all adds up to a super-duper weekend for my birthday boy!

My Scoutie Girl 'homework' for the blog this week is to write about how I fell in love with creating. I have been chewing on this one since Monday and have been having a hard time putting into words. Then, as I was working on Rem's birthday banner last night it kind of came to me: I'm not so in love with creating at the moment. It sort of took me by surprise because I have had such a great week making things for the party. And that's the point! When I first started this blog it didn't have an agenda. I was living life, making with my kids and taking pictures. This journal just followed and has grown to bigger than I thought it would be. And I do love that! I love getting your emails and comments. I love the conversation around the web with my 'bloggy' friends. And I love the community~ y'all have made some hard times bearable and this outlet keeps me sane (sometimes).

So what I am thinking is that it's the pressure I put on myself that takes the life out of this. I love creating something with my two hands. I have loved it since before I can remember, I think it's just part of how God made me. But I so love my family and that is also in my makeup. I look at the Proverbs 31 woman and see who she is, and I strive to be like her. And what that translates into for me right now is doing less. Less goal setting. Less pressure for more inventory. Less advertising. Less fears that I might not be the Next Big Thing.

I want to love this life. I want to be more. I want to breath in everything that God has placed in front of me to enjoy. I want to make more with my kids. I want to make more inspired things out of joy, not some self-imposed goal. This life is too precious.

Thanks for listening to my rant. I think what this translates to is that much won't change around here, but I will. I still plan on keeping my shop. I love that little spot! But what you may see is different kinds of inventory because I really want to allow myself the freedom to create whatever it is that's in my heart & head.

Happy Friday, lovelies! I am loving this life. Right here. Today. I hope you have a weekend filled with the people and things that you love!


  1. I'm right there with you. If you don't enjoy the creating, who will enjoy your creation? Creating must be an act of love and inspiration. I fully respect your decision to put your family and loves first, then let the business part flow out of that, not the other way around.

  2. Family has got to come first - they are the foundation for everything else!

    And yes, I suffer from self-imposed deadlines, too. So difficult to let oneself relax and enjoy the journey sometimes!


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