March has become my favorite month of the year. The birds are returning as are the squirrels. Sprouts of green grass and buds from the Dogwood trees are popping up too. All sure signs that spring is just 19 days away.....
Since Spring is a season of new beginnings.... fresh starts and stuff like that..... I've decided a few things....
I've decided to take a break from Etsy..... a decision that still makes me happy. Since starting school last year, I just can't seem to organize my time. I began dreading my sewing room and getting orders sent out later than appropriate. I've had one full week of no orders and I can't explain to you how nice it feels to know I don't have another deadline to hit. PHEW!
I've decided to eat less and move more. Nothing crazy or anything.... just subtle changes that I hope will make me feel livelier and healthier. (I can't lie in bed one more night praying that my husband won't grap a chunk of blubber fat when he puts his arm around me to snuggle. You know?) I've lightened up on the Dr. Pepper and have cut out so much snacking. I'm also walking from the furthest parking spot at school four nights a week. I'm hoping that one day I won't need a crash cart once I make it to class upstairs!!
I've decided that I will begin working on making my house a home I'm proud to own. For the last three years or so..... my house has been sorta blah. That's all.... just blah. I sew all the time yet, there is not one single item in my Living Room/Dining Room that I made. See, just blah. SO.... I've decided to take the plunge with this DIY:
Oh yeah Babe..... that's right.... a big ole green mural of birds on tree thingies to hang over something in my living room. I'm thinking my Entertainment Center thing. I saw this on Courtney's blog and read where her sister-in-law Lisa made it for her using an old picture she inherited when C-Jane and Chup bought their house. I even found a frame on Saturday that I plan to use! I think that instead of using wallpaper for the branches... I'll use fabric. Whatever I decide.... it's going to be so much fun and I'll be sure to post about the process here!
I've also decided to get back to doing things that make me happy. My blog is one of them. It's three years old and I ignore it more than my laundry. I want to begin sewing for my kids, my house and myself........ and blogging about it like I used to. I want to add more to my Fickr and improve my camera skillz. I want to sit back and enjoy my last year and a half with my boy Cole.... sniff, sniff.... while he's at home and not off living a life somewhere without his Mama around everyday. Sniff, sniff.
Basically Ya'll..... I'm being who I want to be. I think there may be a link between doing what makes me happy and actually being happy. It's a concept....
Stay tuned.... I'm not sure what I'll blog about tomorrow but it will be something. Even if it's nothing.