As you may have noticed I haven’t been writing quite as often as I had been.
Some days I feel guilty about this but quite honesty some days I don’t.
I love writing this blog. I love sharing ideas, experiences and hopes with all of you but I also love my husband, my son and myself. If I choose to ignore my son or my responsibilities as a mother and wife or myself, I would be doing the complete opposite of what I encourage you all to do and that wouldn’t be right in any aspect.
As I have gotten to know this blogging world more and more I have seen that some people blog for money, some people just for leisure, some people take it very seriously, some don’t. I don’t, most of the time. I want to write when I feel moved to write. When I feel excited about something that is happening or if I am struggling with something and I need your help. That is when I truly enjoy it. That’s when having this blog is therapeutic to me. I just don’t want to write for the sake of publishing a post every day. It’s all about balance…
So those are my thoughts these days - to feel guilty or to not feel guilty
With that said, I do want to fill you in quickly on what me and my little fam have been up to lately:
Hubs and I built this:
Bench seating for our kitchen table! I still have to make cushions for it and then add a bunch of pillows but we are pretty darn pleased with ourselves on this one!
That has eaten up a lot of our time but between building days I have also started:
- Cutting up old receiving blankets and sewing the edges to make cloth wipes. Can I also mention I’m sewing by hand because I don’t have a sewing machine! Talk about time consuming… It’s on the list but you know, those things are kind of pricey and we have quite a few other things that trump that on the “to buy” list.
- Obsessing over back yard design – We have a huge overhaul to do on it. When we moved in last summer and it was just all a mess.. now we have to decide before we do anything where we want it all to go – sandbox, compost, veggie garden, fire pit, stone pathways, misc flowers, bushes, seed grass, etc. This will be happening little by little.
- Ridding the house of all chemical products and finding more natural alternatives- face washes, shampoos, cleaners, you name it! A while ago I had tossed anything that had the obvious carcinogens in it but now we’re doing a total overhaul on the unnecessary and getting back to basics because what’s the point in using chemical based products when simple, natural products, in my opinion, seem to work better and be less expensive?
- Redo-ing our half bath downstairs – stripping wallpaper, ripping up old trim, repainting, adding fixtures
So that’s us lately! I’ll keep ya updated as we check more off the list!
Fellow bloggers, do you ever struggle with finding the balance?