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I really have no definition for what kind of blog I want this to be aside from a blog filled with stuff I love.  Pretty stuff I love!

I have found that along the way it is becoming full of fashion, design and DIY craft inspiration that I find along with a random mix of things.  That works for me.  Today it is going to be filled with reflection.  See, this is my blog and I am making it up as I go along.  I love that people may want to read what I write, that people my be inspired by things I say, do or share and that as I fake being crafty, I may inspire you as well.

Which leads me to my inspiration.  My family.  I have always been very close to my family, including my extended family.  I am blessed and wouldn’t have it any other way.  And now I have a little family all of my own.  My husband, my daughter, two dogs and a cat.  And I have been a mother for almost a year.  Yes, that is right, next week my baby girl turns one.

It seems like just yesterday she looked like this:

Today she is a vibrant girl who never stops.  She never stops smiling, laughing, talking, moving and loving every second.  She lights up my heart with a smile and her laugh is music to my ears.

I love you baby girl.   Keep on doing what you do best and enjoy every second!

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Finding My Pretty

There are two things in this world that terrify me.  Snakes and being judged.

I am a fun loving, outgoing person who is bold in personality and opinions and I am not afraid to show it.  However hypocritical it may be, it is having the criticism turned to me that terrifies me.  This has led me to avoid several things in my life.  Team sports, theatre and writing just to name a few.  I grew up in a neighborhood of boys with only a few close female friends.  I was just at likely to be found outside throwing a baseball as I was to be inside playing with dolls.

But now I am someone’s mother.  And it is time for me to get over myself and love myself no matter what so that my daughter can grow up confident and comfortable in her skin in a way that I have never been.  It is time for me to gain the confidence I have been lacking for years and put myself out there.  I am going to try this.  By sharing the things that I love, things I hate and the things I think are beautiful.  Hopefully along this journey I will be able to find my pretty.

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