Saturday, March 5, 2016

I'm back!

This poor little space has been neglected for so long!  Well, no longer!  I was waiting until I gave it a "face lift" to post again. But if I do that, it'll be even longer before I start sharing.  So I'm going to start sharing and get to the face lift part when I have some time.

One of the new things happening in my creative life is that I've been scrapping more.  I was lucky enough to be a part of the Kellie Stamps creative team over the last 6 months.  It was so great!  Sadly, my term just ended.  Womp womp.  BUT! Lucky for me, I was accepted to the Paislee Press creative team this month!  Being on a CT is such a great way for me to stay up to date on documenting our lives.  And that's just what I've been doing.  Here's my Week 8 of Project Life, featuring the "Let's Talk About" kit:

I love the yellow in this kit.  I think it's becoming my favorite color to scrap with!  And I was surprised at how much I liked the blue, too.  I don't know if I've ever added in such a bright blue to my layouts, but I really like how it turned out.

I'd like to come up with some kind of schedule for my posts here.  Having some kind of plan for posting will help me come up with ideas for content, as well as helping me get into a routine.  We'll see how that goes.

Thursday, October 2, 2014


You know that saying, "Fail to plan = Plan to fail"?  Well, what's the saying for when you actually make a plan, and then the Universe laughs in your face? Is it "Shit Happens"? Or maybe something like, "You can plan all you want, but that doesn't mean it's going to go the way you planned it".  Or something like that.  Well, I planned to blog twice a week.  Nothing super crazy or involved, just two posts a week.  About anything.  I managed to get one post up last week, even though it was a super crazy week with tons to do for the treasurer job AND a sick kid.  I didn't feel too bad about it.  I knew I'd get back on the horse this week.  And then I got sick.  And that sickness kind of extended through to today.  I'm finally feeling human again.  But it's already Wednesday and I've only blogged once.

Is blogging about being sick exciting? No.  Is it worthy of blogging about?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  All I know is it's part of my story.  And as Tiffany (my awesome, glittertastic life coach) said, my story matters.  It's just as valid as anyone else's story.

My inclination is always to blog about exciting things.  Or fun times.  But that's not the whole story. The non-fun, non-exciting times aren't any less valid than the fun times.  I love reading about the gritty, "real" stuff that my favorite bloggers post.  It humanizes them.  Makes them more relatable.  Makes me think that if they have crappy days and STILL manage to create amazing things, maybe me and my crappy days can, too.  So the fact that I had a fever, and couldn't get out of bed for a few days, and my husband was a single parent all weekend long may not be thrilling.  But it's real life.  Just like yours.  We aren't really all that different from each other.  But we'll never know that unless we all share the good, the bad AND the mundane.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Note to Self

Hey you,

I know.  I know you're tired.  So very tired.  And I know it feels like life is out of control.  Between your new responsibilities at the boys' school, a traveling husband and your increased desire to focus on the home front, you're feeling pulled in every direction.  You haven't been getting the quiet/alone time your introvert-self needs.  That craving you're feeling towards making things with photos and paper isn't being met right now.  And just when you see a light at the end of the tunnel, a very sick, albeit very cute, kiddo walks right in front of that light and blocks it.  Your desk is a mess, there isn't as much fresh fruit in the house as you'd like and, let's be honest, you haven't showered since Sunday (and it's Wednesday).


You went to bed at 8:30 last night.  So you are taking care of yourself.  Shawn comes home today.  So you will have back up again.  The sick kiddo will likely go back to school tomorrow. So you will have alone time.  And school only needs you for a few more hours this week.  So there is some relief on the way.  What I'm saying is hang in there, for juuust a liiitle bit longer.  You can do it.  You got this.  You'll make it through.  I promise.