Saturday, May 29, 2010


I always feel like I'm coming here and saying "I promise to write more" and then a week goes by and nothing. Part of the struggle is my perfectionism that has me thinking I have to always write about passion or inspiration. Sometimes being type A is really annoying. I have been thinking about what I want this blog to be about a lot lately.

Lately I have been addicted to my camera and photoshop elements. Part of this comes from finally putting myself out there and preparing to start my photography business. I love taking pictures. Hate being in them, but I love being behind the camera. In taking more pictures lately I've realized that my favorites are the random, candid shots. I love capturing my kids just being themselves, doing what they are passionate about. In doing this I've realized that this blog can be about just that, life. I have another blog that I keep updated(or should say post to every other week) for my family. Mostly stuff about the kids. That blog though isn't about me and the things that make me, me. I think, wait make that know I need to have one for me that is about me. Of course my kiddos will still pop up because they are a huge part of my life, but this one will get to be my ramblings about anything and everything, but more about me and not all about them and what they are doing.

This is a long way to say, I am letting go of my perfectionism and just going to put out there whatever I want to talk about. Hopefully by doing this I will be writing more. Oh and the fact that school is almost out will help as well.

Found on Flickr

I am really looking forward to summer vacation. I know about 2 weeks into it I will be ready for school to start because I will be sick of the fighting so remind me of the previous comment when I am complaining about that. We don't have big plans for the summer and I'm actually looking forward to slowing down. This school year has been crazy hectic for us, as I'm sure they will continue to be, so I am looking forward to some serious down time. I want to spend lots of time taking pictures, creating stuff and hopefully just enjoy the kids. Soon they will be not wanting to spend time hanging out with mom so I need to enjoy this time right now.

Take some time this weekend while celebrating with friends and family to remember why we have this long weekend, those serving the USA to protect our freedom. While I don't personally know someone fighting for our country, that doesn't make me any less proud. I am amazed at what those men and women sacrifice and more importantly what their families sacrifice for them to serve.

Birthday Banner

As I'm starting to think about celebrating Audrey's 5th birthday it dawned on me I never posted the banner I made for her for her 4th birthday. Hard to believe it's been a year already.

I loved making this and am thinking I'd like to make one for the last day of school, but that's only a week away and I have a million other things to get done as well so we'll see if that happens. Maybe I'll just make it say something about summer and then it can stay up longer.

She is very girly and all about all things sparkly and pink so picking out the color was easy. On the letters I added punched butterflies that have a bit of shimmer to them.

The big owl is from Hero Arts and then I had some dollar stamps that I used to add the wand and crown to the owl.

She was so excited when she saw it hanging on the wall on her birthday. I think these are fun for all sorts of events or even to just display your child's name in their room. If interested in having one made please send me an email.
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