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after two weeks (and a smashing new year rolling in, many thoughtful inspiring notes of encouragement and lots of productive housewifery tasks out of the way) i'm feeling new and shiny once again. i imagine this year is going to be like a buffed up penny found on a busy sidewalk and tucked into someone's loafer. literally off on an adventure. i feel like i should give you / the blog an apology for doubting it and its awesomeness. i've come to some serious realizations. because–there is no mistaking–i take blogging very seriously.
for those of you on pins and needles, i finally found some clarity and am hoping that means better blogging in the future. (i also came across a killer recipe for those of you still eating sweets in 2012 which i'll be posting soon.) and most importantly, i had a major light bulb moment and (happily) realized it isn't writing my blog that puts me in a slump, but something else altogether. i'll give you a hint. it starts with google and ends with reader. i'm a little bit more than obsessed with
reading browsing (way too many) blogs and am going to have to put a halt to some of that obsessive behavior. i figure if i can cut out kardashians, i can cut out excessive blog reading browsing. suggestions welcome. no addict likes confessing or cutting off the supply.
+ thank you for your efforts; especially in telling me why you blog, why you like blogs and why my little blog matters to you. oh my gosh, it was all so nice. and it really helped me figure stuff out. your comments are a big reason why i decided not to shut down comments. i know many bloggers find disabling comments as a helpful way to get back to basics. and i can see why in many ways; but in other ways, the organic conversation that reveals itself in the comment box is part of why blogging is so worthwhile in my eyes. so i'll keep fighting the tendency to count-the-comments and judge my self worth accordingly. more passionate writing. less writing for the masses.
+ since pinterest is my other obsessive tendency, i'll be blogging less about stuff i like, stuff i want, stuff i want you to know about, stuff that is super cute and i can't afford, stuff that i dream about, stuff i want to make someday, stuff to remember, stuff that inspires me etc. because i've probably pinned it already. so now, it's officially an extension of my blog. follow my pins here.
+ i have a bunch of clients and projects waiting in the wings, so i won't be posting daily like i used to. but i promise i'm back and ready for inspiration to hit. and when it does, i'll be writing again. (i even packed some oldies but goodies back into the shop too, just in time for valentines.)