This week even with the sun shining brilliantly there is a bit of coolness in the air that is telling me Fall is right around the corner. Many of you probably wish me not to hurry such but Fall is my absolute fave season to dress for. I adore long sweater coats & leggings with boots & accessorizing with scarves, hats and more! So I’m pinning like a villain some Fall boots that I consider must haves:
I’ve always had a fascination with quotes. There is something about a small collection of words packing a lot of punch that always makes me smile or feel inspired. Maybe it is silly to some that a simple phrase, reminder or note of encouragement could result in big change but I myself find it quite possible. One of my favorite boards on Pinterest happens to be ‘Quotes I Dig‘ and I’m always elated to add a new one to the mix. When life gets hectic or I’m finding myself close to the edge and needing to be brought back to my senses I simply need to read a few of these and I’m reminded of what is important… to let the little stresses go… to try something new, be adventurous and courageous or even to laugh out loud like a loon!
Quotes are beautiful in my opinion. They spark a new thought or feeling and help keep us trudging along. For behind every quote was someone like you or me thinking they needed a change or a lift in that moment and they happily shared such a thought.. brilliant! These past few weeks I’ve found myself searching for the perfect quote almost daily to run over and over in my mind and keep myself focused on something positive and light when things may seem quite heavy and difficult. With 3 lil ones it can be hard to lose myself in a book as I adore doing and so quotes help fill that void of written words. I’m grateful for them.
Some of my favorite quotes involve reminders of how we should treat others. I always find that keeping ourselves open to sharing kind words and deeds for others goes a long way in aiding our own self worth and growth. It is quite easy to believe that putting others first is sometimes hard with our busy schedules and own household to keep track of… but really it can be something as small as a card, phone call, shared quote through twitter or FB and more. No humble thought for another is ever too small!
Wow what a crazy week has flown by! Here we are in the month of August and I can just feel 2013 knocking on my shoulders and about to arrive. So much seems to be on my mind and wandering through my thoughts that I can’t seem to keep everything in order. I’m usually someone who needs to write things down and make a ton of lists to keep the chaos at bay but I’m losing my momentum with such. So this week is all about getting down to business and finding some peace with myself regarding those things I thought important but did not accomplish… with the piles of laundry that always seem to be stacked somewhere throughout the house… the fact that I still haven’t secured a trumpet for my daughter and the school year is almost upon me and so SO much more! There has been family illness and concern, my oldest is now 10 and seems well on her way to 16 and add to that I’m trying to find a consistent amount of work from home despite having 2 toddlers constantly at my elbows.
As you can see I’m a bit overwhelmed but that isn’t going to slow me down. Recently I was asked to consider starting a small cupcake biz in my area. I’ve always laughed at the thought but if you live within a 2hr radius of me then you have already been blessed with cupcakes by my kitchen. I find baking to be soothing and a way to destress. The act of mixing and decorating and then sharing that sweet goodness with someone more than willing to take a bite? Priceless 🙂 So I figured why not? I’ve created a few cards and will pass out to some local establishments and already have a couple orders in despite advertising myself! A couple young friends along with my oldest daughter are more than eager to help out so I think this might be fun. (am I fooling myself here? only time with will tell I suppose)
Next up? Etsy love… apparently my daughter and some older friends of hers and mine are obsessed with the fun things they can find on there. So much so they want to start there own little place in hopes of learning to create trendy goods and sell such in hopes of raising money to one day fly to Paris. Cute right? Well I will give you one guess who they want to help them get started and run the show 😉 but again why not? This can be a wonderful way to engage young ones on the art of DIY creations and making $$ as well as all the work involved with such.
A number of fellow Mom friends have commented… ‘I don’t know how you have the energy for all that you do!’ but at the end of the day you are only as old as you feel. The more busy I am and the more fun I’m sharing in with my kids and family and friends, well the more young I feel. At 33yrs I guess I shouldn’t be crying a river over my already greying hair but there are days where I find that I’m dragging to keep up with my 3 kiddos! They can either wipe me out or keep me going and I prefer the latter. 🙂
So with that I look forward to seeing how some bold new ventures work out and ask that you cross your fingers on my behalf in my quest to find a solid work from home gig that allows me to enjoy the next 2yrs of still being a SAHM. Good Night!