Monday, May 17, 2010

Life lessons

I feel like I've been climbing in mountains. Which is fine, a little mountain climbing never hurt anybody. There are people in my life recently that have made me question exactly what my role is, where I should be and what I should be doing. I've had forks in the road and the decision of what path to take. And I chose. I chose the harder way, the one with more rocks and obstacles. But I know that when I get to the top of this mountain, I will know it was the right way. I have been challenged, I have been cursed at, I have had things said to me that were meant to be so soul crushing. And I'm not going to lie and say that I didn't feel every single one of them. But I know that I walked on, with my head high and did not return the same favor.

It's this part of life that sucks. The part that makes you dig deep. Carefully choosing my words, my actions, all the while trying to guard my heart. But it is the journey I am meant to embark on, there will be a lesson in all of this. I'm waiting on what that is. And if all it is is the opportunity to stand tall and know that I believed in myself, then that is lesson enough.

Monday, May 10, 2010

PInk, green and chocolate girly happiness

This the latest creation in the quilts and baby creations. My friend is having a little girl, and her nursery is done in Pottery Barn Kids Penelope bedding. But really LOONNGGGGG before pink and brown became popular she LOVED pink and brown. And then she had a little boy and gave away any pink and brown. Lucky for her, she gets to have tons of pink and brown now. My own little girls have a lime green, white and pink room, so I of course love the color combo. And I really, really wanted to keep it for me.... but it is now sweet baby Claire's.

Front of Quilt

Back of Quilt

Matching Burp Cloths of course.....

Snuggle flannel and minky blanket, with her name and a lil' birdie

Amy Butler fabric and pink chenille

Snuggle Flannel and white minky with elephant applique

Janie and Jack sweater and cuteness

And...... the baby shower in a box, because I am a decorator like that. All matchy, so when you can count on happiness when you open the box.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Mother's Day

The most important thing she has learned over the years is that there was no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.

~Jill Churchill