A few excitements:
-A new craft room is in the works!
I couldn’t be more excited to get our little construction project finished up this coming weekend. Loren keeps saying I am not going to know what to do with all this newfound space. I assure him I will easily fill it up 🙂
-A new book is on the way:
I have started reading again. I love reading but hadn’t taken the time. Recently I have given myself the time to sit down and just read. I am obsessed again. I just ordered The Nesting Place and I can’t wait to get it! I struggle with feeling like I have to be perfect. I have found my talent does not lie in hospitality. I look around and see people who are just amazing at cooking, decorating, and hosting. I feel like an utter failure at these things. This book is on embracing the natural imperfection and chaos of everyday life. It is a book on decorating, but in a way that makes your home uniquely yours, and helps you embrace imperfection. “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful”.
-I am starting to work on things for baby:
I have a quilt in mind that I want to do. I am not a quilter so it is for sure not a typical quilt, but none-the-less I am excited to get started on it! I am going to make a ruffled crib skirt for her. I can’t wait until its done! I also bought paint for her dresser. I am excited to transform it from white to coral!
A few fears:
-The Ruffled Stitch has slowed down these past two months. I always have this fear in the back of my mind that it will just go dead. I know every retailer has slow seasons so I am trying to be thankful for the orders that do come in! I have been using this extra time to stock up on ready made wallets for this summer. I have also been brainstorming on a few new products, hopefully coming soon!
It is easy for me to look at other people’s blogs and just think wow, they are great. They have all these amazing topics. Recently I have struggled with the fear of my posts aren’t good enough. Enough of a fear that I almost want to shut her down. I know I need to overcome this fear and be confident in myself. Just being honest and getting it off my chest helps. I feel like God is telling me to keep going with it! I am by nature very shy, so to express what is in my head is scary for me. I am afraid of rejection and failure. By putting my heart out there in my writing sets me up for that. So each heartfelt post I write takes courage for me.
A few goals:
-Stay away from coffee!
I love it and I got tons of K-cups for Christmas. That makes it way hard to stay away from it when these yummy flavored K-cups are staring at me every morning. I have been getting heart burn off and one with this pregnancy. I noticed it was worse when I drank coffee. It wasn’t enough of a realization to stay away from it though. When we were in Florida I didn’t drink coffee the whole week. Then the last two days I had one cup on Saturday, and a Starbucks Frappichino on Sunday. Monday I had a small small cup at a brunch. And in return I had horrible heartburn Monday afternoon and night. So I stayed away from it until Thursday and Saturday. Guess what? Heartburn. I think I am going to have to stay away from it for the most part until I am no longer pregnant.
-Take each day a step at a time:
I am challenging myself to focus on the task I am in. Not the one I am planning on doing next. I will still plan and write out my to do list, but my focus will be directed at only one task at a time. I have started doing this and it has already helped me un-clutter my mind and get rid of the majority of my worries.
Before I was pregnant I exercised 5-6 days a week. In my first trimester I had absolutely no energy and felt sick all the time. Exercising went out the window. My habit and routine was broken. So now it is really easy to talk myself out of exercising. I want to get back into my daily routine.