I'm going to try to blog about "life" here. That may be a DIY project, a party that I'm creating or just random thoughts here and there. I'm one of those people that usually has a mess of things circulating in my head and has big plans for all of them. Then life happens. I think we are going to have to let the cards fall where they may on this one.
Let's start with a little background info, shall we?
I've introduced myself to blogs over the past year or so. I honestly didn't realize the extent of them prior to that. I really like the learning/sharing/camaraderie associated with them and decided that I wanted to become a part of that community. It's part of the "branching out" promise I made to myself. Every experience offers the ability to grow and I need a little bit of growth in my life right now.
If I could describe myself as an extra-curricular activity, I would say 100% that I am a DIY'er. I have been since I was a kid (although then it was referred to as being "crafty"). There was the cross-stitch phase and the latch hook rug making days of the 80's intermixed with friendship bracelets and strategically ripped jeans with colorful threaded detailing...and I can't look back on my childhood without touching base on all the baking that I did. Loosely translated, I'm referring to my infamous banana bread and Chex mix (seriously the only two things that I make REALLY well). I could have hosted the first Food Network show on making banana bread using only my mother's kitchen and a tape recorder. I was that good. I've since graduated to coffee filter wreaths and fabric buntings, and my baking skills are more about the presentation than the actual "baking". It's all about evolution.
I enjoy making my family's surroundings pretty and fun. By no means does my house look like a page from a magazine or anything (because it is a far cry from being magazine worthy-think circa 1960's with a pink bathroom and room-to-room wallpaper), but I do enjoy decorating for holidays and making the place homey. The big stuff (such as the de-pinking process) will come in time. My hubs and I have already re-trimmed, re-painted, re-carpeted...you get the idea...our starter home. We basically had just gotten it to where we wanted it and ended up selling
More recently I have become a fan of sewing. I'm not good, but I like to dabble. I've held my own with a few blankets and a handful of burp cloths to date. I've had material for a pillow case dress and skirt for months but haven't actually sat down to do it (see...ideas galore but no execution).
I have a deep rooted love for designing/planning/organizing a good party. My biggest time investment right now is on a small business that I am developing that stems from this addiction. Beautiful Realities Paperie. I create custom invitations ranging from children's birthday parties to weddings. It is small and slow going, but I'm determined to make something out of it because I enjoy doing it that much. I have always wanted to do something that I both love and can make money at (don't we all), so I really, really want it to succeed in some form. I just want to have fun doing something that makes people smile.
Well, that sums it up...a little bit. This is going to be an interesting journey. I hope I'm up to the challenge.
Oh, two more things. I have a slight Pinterest obsession and my 1 year old is running around in footy pajamas with her sister's underwear on over the top of them. Just keeping it real.
Until next time...Cheers!