Sometimes my blog feels like a girl who just left the geeky braces and acne stage behind and is now out of braces, has clear skin, is kinda pretty, and other kids are starting to notice her. But when they look at her they only see the superficial pretty stuff, not the inner geeky ugly stuff.
I think a lot of times we read blogs and think that the life of the blogger behind them is perfect- we are shown only the pretty things at their best. I do it all the time. Fluffing, arranging and moving things before I ever snap a picture. I love my little cottage and I do take pride in keeping it clean and decorating it, but I live a rather ordinary (some would say boring) life. I pride myself on finding fun and joy in the little things and stopping now and then to just savor the moment. That is what I try to do when I blog. I don't share it all, because quite honestly with three kids in their teens it's not always so pretty!
|If I had a nickel for every time I changed up this little watchmaker's table in the entry...|
My husband calls me a pessimist- I prefer 'realist'. Truth is that I am rather negative by nature. Especially when it comes to myself. I am my own worst critic and can beat myself to a pulp over any negative comment thrown my way. It's something that I struggle with, since being OCD complicates the issue and takes it to a whole other level! (think of a bad song playing on a loop, that is how my brain works!)
|Is anyone else as addicted to preserved boxwoods as I am??|
|Jack wants you to know that he is not perfect either. He has male pattern baldness and usually poses in a way that you cannot see it....|
|Reading Life of a Bowerbird- good stuff y'all!|
|Burlap dust ruffle. Kind of digging how it works with the burlap trim on the drapes...|