It’s funny. Do you ever look back and think, a lot of things have been leading me to, and preparing me for where I am right now…and I didn’t even see it coming!
Well I have recently had this a-ha moment. My inspiration came from none other than Chip and Joanna Gaines and their new book, The Magnolia Story. I read it in 2 days…I kind of want to be them…I laughed, I cried, and I was inspired to say the least. I absolutely loved how they went after their dreams and never looked back. It got me to thinking, am I living to my full potential?
I am a stay at home mother of 4, which is fulfilling and amazing and busy and sometimes I feel crazy (a lot of times I feel crazy, but I have my best friend Pinot Grigio that helps me through it). I hold friendships dearly and like to make time for them, I enjoy having a home cooked dinner on the table, I love decorating my own home along with helping others create space in their homes that they love. I bake, I cater, I help with assorted church groups and on and on and on. I love doing all of these things. Sometimes I find though, that in the midst of the hustle and bustle of plain old every day life, you just run on autopilot. You don’t do things intentionally, you do them out of habit or necessity. I want to change that here and now. I want to live intentionally.
I love decorating, I love cooking, I love all things DIY. I truly believe that everything and anything I do (anyone does) with great love and attention to detail turns out amazing. Whether it’s decorating a beautiful home or creating a centerpiece for the table my family has dinner at, whether it’s planning a wedding or planning a girls night with pj’s and wine, whether it’s catering a church event or packing my kids lunches for school, those little touches, that attention to detail, makes everything just that much better. People will notice. You will be proud. My hope is that I start living intentionally. I do things I love, spend time with people I love, slow down a bit, enjoy life. And I document it here. I can share my secrets, my mistakes, my successes and hopefully a little humor along the way. Things are normally a lot easier than they seem. So let’s do this together.
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” -Mother Teresa