Monday, March 18, 2013
Benjamin is 10.5 months old and my dreams are clearer now than they have ever been. I guess my moment of clarity came when I was driving home from CT yesterday and wondered what my legacy was going to be...
I am so proud of my Mother for Artsplace (in Cheshire, CT) and Artsday. I was at the very first Artsday 25 years ago and here I was attending the 25th annual with my own family...my sons first Artsday! Wow, Mom...all that hard work and so many happy kids and families. Amazing!
It's time to dream bigger and better than ever before. And I don't care how corny that sounds...that's part of who I am. As well as who I am going to be. So here it is world (or Mom, whoever is reading this...haha)...my dreams in black and white to keep me honest:
Qualities important to me :
love * compassion * honesty
My words to live by :
create * travel * love
Need to work on :
being a better listener * strong work ethic based on clear goals
First Steps :
make a morning book
(scrap / photo book with favorite photos and inspirational quotes to read every time I hesitate)
And most importantly...
DREAMS + GOALS :
design fashion + accessories for globetrotters + mama's
be a *wonderful* stay-at-home-mom (wherever in the world we are)
slow food + happy cats
travel the globe
laugh and love as much as possible
be true to myself
keeping dreaming up bigger dreams . . .
What that means now is :
create 1 item / week for Etsy during nap + sleep times
keep up with the meet-up groups I am involved in for Benj
follow "Science of Skinny" (link below)
groom cats daily
put all profits towards trips
meals together at the table (as usual)
tickle as much as possible + read every book we can
I'm a lucky, lucky woman. Here's to life, laughter, love, and the pursuit of happiness.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Benj is happily napping on me after nursing...and I wouldn't have it any other way!
Next step? I've been amassing design / crafts / art ideas that I really want to accomplish (and blog about)...so I need to work on more B naps in his crib and more me time in the studio. When I get something done for my personal future on top of being a stay-at-home-mom, I feel like Superwoman! We just went to England and Lake Sunapee, NH to visit family and friends and I actually got some art time in! So I'll be posting those photos today, hopefully. (I've also learned that plans may change and often...and that is okay! I am loving my more spontaneous and giggle-filled days.) My other current goal is to meet other parents with children B's age in my area. I'm doing a "Boot Camp" workout on an upcoming Tuesday at one Mama's house and I recently bought a pass for "Mommy and Me" Yoga on Wednesdays in Montclair, NJ. I'd also love to get back in to horseback riding, book a few appointments (hair for a much-needed cut, dermatologist for a suspect mole, eye Doctor for my blurry left eye as of late, and maybe lactation consultant to check B's latch before teething starts...which I'm a little nervous for, OH!, and paddle-boarding and surfing lessons), and start swimming lessons with B! He absolutely loved "swimming" in Lake Sunapee and I loved paddle boarding again...new inspiration, that's for sure.
League of N.H. Craftsmen's Fair...)
Life should be filled with the things you love. B has certainly helped me realize my priorities: family, friends, art (sewing and sketching), outdoor activities, slow food, and globetrotting.
Cheers to laughter, love, and splashing in the lake.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
This is so pretty...I definitely have to give it a go!
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Thursday, June 28, 2012
This is why I haven't posted in a month...good reason, right?! I'm so in love! But, I'm also back and ready to post, create, sew, and sell. Here goes!
Friday, May 18, 2012
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Monday, March 12, 2012
Here's my third (and probably final) entry in to the Vintage Modern Design Challenge with BurdaStyle and Indygo Junction!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Ikea fabric is so fun! This is for the sleeves, pockets, and belt for the BurdaStyle & Indygo Junction Vintage-Inspired Modern Design Challenge. Third entry, wish me luck!