Blogging is such a funny world. I started blogging because I was a huge fan of Georgia‘s photography and ability to capture moments on camera every single day. When I started all I had was my not-so-great quality phone camera, now I have a Nikon D5100 that Zak bought me for my birthday. It’s probably my most used birthday gift! I started blogging because I wanted to have a place to reflect on Odin’s growth in addition to my growth as a mother. I feel as though I had a rough time adjusting to the absolute change in my life and I think blogging helped me become a better parent. I love honest blogs. I love mothers that aren’t afraid to talk about the bad days too, but I understand why a lot of them don’t. I really believe that the image you portray of yourself reflects on who you are and who you want to be. I feel as though I sugar-coat a lot of situations on here. Sometimes I haven’t slept in days because of a fussy baby but I’ll show you a sleeping baby snuggled up next to a kitten and talk about how much I love them.. I do this because it makes me feel good. It reminds me of the beautiful things in my life that I sometimes forget to be grateful for. I’m trying to put the positive parenting energy vibes out into the universe and I really think blogging is helpful in making it happen! I feel like a much happier parent when I can publicly remind myself about all of the things that I’m grateful for.
For 2013, my new year’s resolution was to smile more. I don’t think I’ve been working as hard as I possibly could on it, but I’m writing this to serve as a reminder. There’s this awesome link that I’ve bookmarked and constantly refer to about things happy people do differently, all so subtle but making a huge difference. I want to be grateful. I want to be peaceful and happy and loving. I want to smile and embrace life and meet new people and go on adventures (even if the adventure happens in our own backyard).
I see a lot of design posts on IG, blogs, and Pinterest. I really do love those white walls with simple design. They’re beautiful even though they are totally not for us. Zak and I are extremely eccentric (I believe) and there’s no way we could handle so much empty space. We like memories- photos, trinkets, stones, handmade gifts, books (lots of books), art, small drawers filled with tiny treasures, antique furniture, plants… I think we both have many little treasures and we both like to keep our eyes busy. I love anything bohemian and can’t wait to buy some fabric to drape around our king size bed covered in patchwork quilts and tons of pillows. Zak is a gardener and landscaper and we both embrace the earth and it’s dust (I sweep multiple times a day). And you know what? I love that about us. As much as I adore modern design, I’m much too eclectic to use it.