Slowwwlllly working on restocking my Etsy shops after abandoning them for a few years. I have had a new surge of creativity and productivity lately. Somewhere along the way I allowed the lie that if I did things just for myself I wouldn't be a good mom become my truth. I got it in my head that I was only good at that (and cleaning toilets and folding laundry and making lunches) and should stick with that. But I was losing myself inside. And it didn't feel good. Now, my kids are able to watch me create and know that I am working on projects and art and they can see that it is important to me. And I can feel their support and maybe one day they will even look back and be proud of me :) here are some photos from my photography shop! Link in profile to see more.
Today just felt like the day
Life leads you along different paths than you plan. After losing our tiny baby to miscarriage in December I became pregnant again a couple of months later. It can never replace the hurt and loss, but after going through some months of severe depression I have come out on the other side. I am once again hopeful and filled with creative energy. I have been spending more time caring for myself...through therapy and doing what I love most: creating. I started an art journal to get motivated and have been working on my artistic passions once again. It feels so good. And we can’t wait to welcome a new baby BOY to our family this October. We are blessed beyond measure.
On November 27th I found out that I was pregnant with out 4th child. I was elated and couldn’t wait to tell my other kids on Christmas morning. Then on December 3rd I started to have signs of a miscarriage. We had an ultrasound on December 5th that showed a “viable pregnancy” and a heart rate of 101. Unfortunately, later that night things got much worse. I believe I lost the baby that night but went on to do hcg blood levels to confirm that it had been a miscarriage. We were sad, then hopeful and then devastated. It’s been a profound time of sadness that I never had first hand experience with before. I sincerely loved and wanted this baby long before the pregnancy test was positive. And even though s/he was only here a short time, this baby will never be forgotten ✨👼✨
My sweet baby girl, Violet, turned two yesterday! Still can’t believe it! We celebrated by turning our dining room into “the great green room”...as much as I could without painting 🤣 head to the blog for all the details!
Dining room is ready for Thanksgiving 🦃🍁
Sharing some more details of our antique dollhouse on the blog today. Love all of these handmade details. To see more go to the link in my profile.
When you find your childhood photo on the news and realize they are looking for you 😱🤦♀️ (looks like I’ll be meeting my veteran pen pal, from when I was in third grade, on Wednesday...with a news crew 😳)