morning glory

bringing a little pretty into my home is something i really, really love. plants and flowers are like burning a sweet smelling candle, it gives you that warm, uplifting feeling. such a simple joy. sweet, simple floral arrangements, a couple of low-maintenance plants, whatever it may be, it makes me happy. this past weekend I was drawn to the tulips and other flowers of spring I found at the grocery store and my daughter spotted a strawberry plant at Home Depot, so that came home with us as well. our first try at any sort of fruit or vegetable. we grabbed some inexpensive terra cotta pots and welcomed all of these blooms into our home. flowers and plants also make great subjects, so out came the pencils and markers and in lieu of morning cartoons, we made pretty flowers. a great morning in my book.DSC_3600DSC_3608DSC_3619DSC_3620DSC_3622DSC_3631DSC_3649DSC_3692DSC_3708DSC_3787DSC_3794DSC_3815



Life is beautiful and inspiring. I’m excited to use this space to share, to inspire, to be inspired and to simply journal my days with my children. I’ve been craving some movement in my life lately. Something new, something different – exciting! I also feel like I’ve been “soul searching” for the last 10 years or so. I have all of these ideas rolling around in my head, but I never stop to do anything with them. I don’t even write them down most of the time. What a shame. So the other day, I thought, you know what? I just need to stop thinking and start doing. Turn those thoughts into something, even if it is small, even if it is just a journal entry. I tend to over-think things and in turn cause myself unnecessary anxiety. At the speed life seems to whiz on by, you’ve really got to grab hold of your thoughts and ideas and get a move on, right? So, here I am thirty-one...nearing thirty-two this year, and I just can’t shake this yearning I have for more. I’ve decided I’m just going to do something I love. I refuse to let my creative fire burn out. It happens, I think. Life kind of slips on by and all the things you ever thought and dreamt, they can just disappear. And with all of these thoughts streaming, one thing keeps repeating in my head…”you can do anything, but you can’t do everything”. I don’t know who originally said this, but I’ve heard it more than once. So, how do you decide? Does life decide for you or do you decide for yourself? Part of me doesn’t like that quote very much, but the other part of me thinks it makes perfect sense. How can you perfect one thing if you are too busy doing a million different things? You’re not devoting yourself, you’re giving less than necessary. I’m not really sure. All I know is that I have one life, one beautiful life and I’m going to live it. I’m going to try new things and never be afraid to take a leap when my heart gives me that nudge.image1