Wednesday, July 18, 2012

back in the day...

i was looking thru posts on my private family blog and found this one from the day (or thereabouts) i went to lunch with Brittany and ended up creating my etsy shop and starting this blog.  :)  it's another good reminder that i'm doing what i love.  :)

January 28, 2011

it seemed like it was going to be a normal day in the life of me when i set out for MOLLY'S (favorite restaurant in Provo - check it out if you know what's good for ya!) on wednesday this week.

met my long-time, awesome friend & photographer Brittany for lunch. delicious. and now, all of a sudden, i have an etsy shop.

how did this happen in an hour's time??? well, i'm not sure, but i CAN tell you that i am BEYOND excited about it! it's still so new and nothing is posted or listed, but the idea wheels are a-turnin' and i can't seem to get things done fast enough! household chores and eating are making their way to the bottom of my "to-do" list.

i also started a new blog for it. little mookie is the name, random crafting my game. named for my little man. i tried really hard to find a name that encompasses all of my kids, but it was just too much. i didn't want it to be a mouth full of word vomit that would be too difficult to put to memory. or your google reader.

as far as the "picture a day"stuff... let's be honest. you and i both knew it wasn't going to last. i'm just not good at doing something every day. which maybe isn't a good sign for my etsy???

either way, i've been wanting to do this for a long, long time. thought about it MANY a time and just didn't have the motivation, inspiration or kick in the pants to actually go thru with it! (thank you Brittany!) but it's here, it's now, it's a work in progress and i love it. :)

wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

where am i going with this??

i don't usually sit and watch tv.  i have issues with sitting and doing nothing.  i have to be doing SOMEthing almost always.  so if i'm watching tv, more than likely i'm checking emails on my phone, working on a sewing project, doing a puzzle, eating something... that type of thing.  all of that aside, my hubs had a late night soccer game and while he was gone, i tried to clear out some of my recorded shows on the DVR.  SMASH happened to have several episodes i hadn't watched yet.

now, i don't really love the show itself.  i mostly watched them just so i could delete them.  i can't just delete without watching.  i feel like i'm missing out on something.  in one of the episodes, a bunch of the characters are stressed out and they decided they will go to church.  this is the song they sing and i'm HOOKED on it.  HOOKED i tell you!

yes, it's gospel music, and i don't mean to get on a churchy soap box.  if it's not your thing, that's ok!  we can still be friends!  i have several friends who are NOT churchy at all and we're super close.  not that any of that matters.  that's not where i'm trying to go with this.

where am i trying to go with this...  music moves me.  different kinds, styles, genres, artists.  i have a wiiiiide variety on my ipod and this is my current favorite.  for one thing, it makes me want to dance.  i've never been a dancer, but i am in the safety and privacy of my own home.  ;)  for another thing, it moves me in my heart.  there have been many times that i've felt like i didn't know what to do.  i was confused and "stuck" not knowing who to turn to for advice.  the lyrics of this song 'speak' to me in those times n ow that i think back. and even now when i feel like i'm the best ME i've ever been, it helps me keep myself focused on what i, personally, believe.

so if you come by my house and hear this song playing, be sure to get out your smart phone because i can almost guarantee that i'm dancing around like a fool with no idea what i'm doing.  :)