Thursday, December 1, 2011

feeling brand new

I wanted to thank you all for the kind emails and comments with regards to the recent decision to focus on my most important role as mama, mama, and homemaker (how very 1950s of me, eh?).  I must say, I am feeling inspired as Mike and I work on my new website each night after the kids are in bed.

I think I have scared some people by letting them think I won't be doing anything creative for myself if I give this up, but I know it will be quite the opposite.  I now have more time to take the time to teach myself more knitting, crocheting, and sewing  (all things I was unable to do efficiently enough to sell).

We are currently working on making a section with a collection of links to my favourite recipes and tutorials including squash soup, basic cracker recipe, and chocolate cherry cookies.  I also plan to share recipes for my recent venture into homemade body care products pictured above.  The goal is to continue with my regular writing, but sharing more of our favourite things.  I hope to create a more sustainable writing/posting schedule and linking up with some carefully chosen blogging memes.  Not because I have to, but because it keeps me creative, introspective and challenged.  It is for me as much as it is for those who read my blog.

I look forward to acting from a place of generousity and gratitude and hope it brings me to where I am meant to be while allowing myself and others to live our ideal life today.

I will let you know when it goes live and how to win the giveaway I am planning!

go gently + be wonderful



  1. I know that energy that comes with deciding to make some money with the stuff I make. I did one craft show last summer, and I was so burnt out by the time it arrived, and so tired of knitting and sewing, that I vowed I'd just make stuff for friends and family. Your products are so beautifully presented, and I would love to know how to make your deodorant. So linking and adding to your site is a wonderful idea. You have great creativity and style, and I can see your blog becoming one of the really amazing (read: popular!)'s in my top three, for sure. I'm sure it comes as a real relief to you to step back and focus. I have to do that every now and then as I like to have a finger in every pie (and have a hard time saying no to anyone). I'm learning that saying no to others (gently) allows me the energy to say YES to my kids. It's certainly worth it.

  2. I am so so proud/happy/excited for this next chapter! Sounds like you have made a decision that suits you & is still fulfulling in your many roles as mama-wife-artist. Can't wait to see what's next!

  3. Lots of lovely things going on, lady! <3 Wonderful!

    (And I'm psyched to see you tomorrow night, by the by!)


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