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    Getting real…warts & all


    Inspired by a recent post I read on Rachie’s Place, I decided to write my own “getting real” post. Lately I have really struggled a bit with my blog & feeling the pressure to make this more than what it really is, which is a place for me to share Me and everything, everyone and everything that is part of Me. This blog was also intended to be a platform for me to document the evolution of my handmade business. The ups, the downs and everthing in-between.

    I read many wonderful blogs and am inspired by them all. Some are pure eye candy, some are more business oriented, some are this, some are that. They really do come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some tell you that you will get more traffic and comments if you do this, or that. I’ve read that your blog should have a focus, a direction, blah, blah, blah. Honestly, I was starting to feel somewhat overwhelmed and feeling like I was failing with this blog.

    My original intent was to share the ordinary, the extraordinary, the simple, the wonderful, the lovely, the talented, the ups, the downs. This is a place where I can collect what inspires me. I don’t really have a pure focus, nor do I have a pure direction. Truthfully, I don’t really know what I’m going to write about most days, nor do I schedule posts in advance. I guess as organized as I am, I’m not THAT organized. Sometimes I’m all over the place with my blog. I write about my family, great “makers”, sayings that inspire me, again…I’m here and there and everywhere. But that is how my mind works. I am so full of ideas, thoughts, creative bursts,  grocery lists, to-do lists, this mind is very busy most times.

    This is a place for you all to get to know me better. Here is a bit of me:

    I turn the big “40” in October and I think that is great! (It really does get better!)

    I have a FANTASTIC little boy & a FABULOUS man in my life! (I’m blessed!)

    I love to laugh. (Laugh lines are good!)

    I once was a elementary school teacher. (Loved the teaching, hated the politics)

    I was widowed at 31 years old. (Really, really SUCKED!)

    I got through it. {easier said than done.} ;)

    Made it through the other side with a renewed passion for life. (Life is too short)

    I love what I do everyday. (everyday)

    I have two dogs, two cats and a fish. (Yes, mini farm full of sweetness.)

    I am inspired by people who go after their dreams. (Again, life is too short not to.)

    I look forward to meeting you here as often as I can and as long as you will have me. :)

    ~create, love & inspire!~


    1. Inspiring blog! I like your style! Soon,Éva

    2. I'm always happy to see an update from you on my blog roll. :) I totally understand what you mean about the pressure though. I once had dreams of writing my own blog but got overwhelmed before I even started it! I think what you're doing is great and personally I prefer the blogs that have sporadic posts over the ones that post 15 times a day. Too much to keep up with. Hey... I need to get you your Shine. My husband works with Cliff now. Want me to give it to him to give to Cliff and then you can pick it up from their house?

    3. Thank you ladies! I really appreciate your kind words and will keep doing what I do. :)

      Have a lovely day!

    4. well said tania! i think this is something that more and more bloggers face...but really, in the end, a blog is YOUR outlet, YOUR online diary of sorts and as long as you (all of us) are ok with that, then the readers WILL come...

      your work is beautiful and i enjoy reading your posts! i will definitely keep coming back!


    5. Well put Rachel. Thank you! :)

    6. so very very true!! you put it into words beautifully!! Just share share share because I love to hear what you're up to and see your new creations!

    7. "Lita"- You know I'm about sharing some goodness and share I will do. ;) I love, love, love finding inspiration and passing it along. I seriously get giddy when I find something, someone that I want to talk about. It gets the creative juices pumping and just makes me happy.

      Thanks Jen! :)


    Hi and thanks for leaving a comment! I love reading what you have to say so feel free to write as little or as much as you'd like!

    Wishing you an inspired day!

    Tania :)

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