Follow my blog with Bloglovin

I’ve just connected my blog to Bloglovin’, and I’d appreciate it if you follow me there if you’re a member.

If you’re not a member, do consider checking it out. If you read blogs on a regular basis, Bloglovin’ is a great way to keep track of them. You follow blogs you like, and they can also suggest new blogs you’d like based on your interests. I have stumbled across more than one awesome blog with this service. I can read so many more posts by scrolling through my Bloglovin’ feed instead of having to visit each website separately. If you’re a Bloglovin’ user, what do you think of it? I’d also welcome you to leave your blog address in the comments so I can follow you, too!

Why it’s been so slow around here.

Hello readers, I have missed you. But I have some good excuses for the lack of posts lately. One month ago today, I started my new venture into both blogging and direct sales. I mostly started down this path because of my passion for paper crafting and my long standing desire to start a blog just for fun to have a place to put my thoughts and maybe make some friends. I think I got off to a decent start.  I’m a “starter” type person for sure. Just not always a finisher. I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, started this blog, and social media connections for it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest in two days time. I was hoping to get an hour or two to work on this daily.  And then a bunch of life happened all at once. Isn’t that how it goes? Over the last couple weeks, here’s what I’ve been up to: Continue reading

My 1st Five-Minute-Friday: Grateful

I’ve been a reader of Lisa-Jo Baker‘s blog for awhile now. She has had this amazing thing called five minute Friday going on for over four years. She gives a writing prompt, and bloggers take five minutes and simply write. I thought this could be a really cool thing for me to try as a new blogger.

Just writing here, raw, unedited (well I’ll use spell check). This Friday’s prompt is “Grateful”. So here we go:

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Without gratitude in my life, I don’t think I’d get by.  But with it, I have hope. I have contentment. I have a chance to look for the good in the bad.  It’s not always easy. I have to CONSTANTLY remind myself to be grateful, some times multiple times per day. When I moan about the huge pile of dirty dishes, I want to be grateful that my family had the food to eat that made the dishes dirty. When I’m in zombie mode in the morning because the baby had a rough night sleeping the previous night, I try to remind myself to be grateful that my amazing baby boy is home, healthy, and around to wake me up. When my feet ache, I need to be grateful that I can walk.

I’m by no means perfect in remembering gratitude. I appreciate this reminder to do so. And I truly do have SO much to be grateful for. An amazing Lord who loves me. A husband who I love so much I didn’t even know it was possible to love someone so much. Five amazing children here on earth with me, and a sixth in the arms of Jesus. A place to live. Family and friends. And way more earthly blessings than many other people.

Grateful. Remember that.
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