happy twenty-fifteen


I saw this quote and thought this is something I want to become a habit in my life. “Start and end each day with a grateful heart” I started my year with a grateful heart. I’m grateful I’m breathing, I’m healthy, I am loved. I’m grateful I have another chance to better myself and to do more.

I’m pretty big on planning and setting goals, this year is no exception; but I’m not very good at achieving them. This year will be different because this year I will take ACTIONS. I’m excited with my fresh start and new beginning.

Happy twenty-fifteen! This is my year! I can feel it!

breaking the MULTITASKING habit!


This sure will be a challenge for me.  I’ve read research and articles on how multitasking is neither healthy nor productive and efficient. I don’t recall ever doing only ONE task at a time or finishing a task without any interruptions. I know it’s taking a toll on me these days and that’s why I have decided I need to put an END to it.

Here are a few things I’ve noticed about me lately:

  • I feel overwhelmed
  • I slow down
  • I stress out easily
  • I’m forgetful
  • I can’t sleep at night
  • I feel tired all day

I am determined to make the change, to stay FOCUS and do ONE THING at a TIME!

still sick…

Arghhh! It’s March and I’m still sick. I am literally SICK of being sick!!! It’s been 7 long weeks.  When I start to feel a little better one of the kiddos get sick or I start something new. Seriously, I have had enough of this crap!  Last weekend I strained my left rib cage muscle from prolonged and hard coughing. I was in so much pain I couldn’t move or lay down. It’s torture every time I cough. My husband had to drive me to the doctor to find out what was wrong with me because it happened so suddenly.

Now my pain is tolerable, I’m still coughing, and my little girl has stomatitis. She has a canker sore on the tip of her tongue. My poor baby is in so much pain. She couldn’t eat, drink (unless it’s in a baby bottle), nor talk much. When she’s asleep, she wakes up and scream and cry every 60 – 90 minutes (I timed it). It’s day 2 for her and I am über exhausted! Being sick and not getting a full rest is just awful. I can’t wait to feel NORMAL again. Stay healthy!

today i am grateful for…


Yup, that’s right! He is the best and I am so blessed!

Lately, I’ve been feeling frustrated with so many things I need and want to do, but can’t. Why you ask? I have been sick for over a month now – thanks to my kids for sharing. It started with the flu, which flared up my asthma (the worst I’ve ever had), then turned to bronchitis. Ugh! I am so sick of being sick!  Of course the kids all got well before me and I have to tend to them, specially my 18 month old daughter who’s into everything. Now, I’m feeling better health-wise, but very stressed out with all the things that needs to be done around the house and the things I want to do.

A couple of days ago, I decided to do something creative to take my mind off of the things that are stressing me out. I re-started this blog and created some graphic art prints. I was doing a lot of learning and relearning on the internet, (with a lot of interruptions from the wee one) but I didn’t mind as much because I was really enjoying being creative again. Wow it felt good! I feel like my creative mojo has come back and I loved every second of it. It’s very therapeutic for sure!  I’m sure my darling husband noticed it because he surprised me with this today and OMG I was just ecstatic! I can’t wait to get started.

I am very grateful for having such a thoughtful and caring husband.

fresh start


Sometimes a fresh start is just the answer. So here I am at my nth attempt in blogging. I’ve had this blog since 2006 with the intention to share my passion for all things crafty, share what inspires me, brag about my family, and pretty much journal about my life. BUT, writing is a challenge for me – I love to write but writing doesn’t love me (or so I think). I’ve tried to keep a journal when I was a little girl and it didn’t really work (just like my first attempt into blogging).  Well, part of it is my fear of being grammatically incorrect and the big part of it is my “perfectionism”, which of course leads to my procrastination.

So now, I’ve decided to  let go of all the negativity, the fears, and insecurities I have and just do it and have fun… in blogging and in life!