Lately everything is a struggle for me due to my sad. I have been trying to fight it but it has now consumed me. My kids have told me I’m always angry and yelling. My daughter always asks me if I’m feeling happy. Honestly, I feel like crap and so unmotivated. It’s so difficult to get out of bed and it’s been rainy and gloomy for days… I know this is temporary and this too shall pass. Trying my hardest to be positive.



Wow I can’t believe I now have an 18 year old!

I still remember every moment of my pregnancy and his birth. The gift he’s given me of being a mother, a love so enormous for such a tiny being before I even laid eyes on him. I am so proud of a young man he’s become and I look forward to his adventures.



Wow 2016 ! And I’m still trying to catch up from 2015. I feel like I’m all over the place. With 3 kids who are 18 (in 5 days), 11 and 3 years old, life is just a never ending roller coaster ride. I need to slow down and enjoy the every minute of my everyday. I know I need to make some changes in my lifestyle.

With that said,  I joined Ali Edwards’ One Little Word workshop.  My one little word I chose is FOCUS. I feel like my life is so messy, disorganized and uncontrollable. I have so many unfinished projects, ideas I haven’t followed through, and so many things I’m missing out on. I’m pretty sure if I keep my focus I will be more productive and will actually get things done. I need to FOCUS! 

So here’s to twenty-sixteen, the year I will focus on myself, my family, my home, my craft, my passions, and my goals.

What is your One Little Word?


so long twenty-fifteen



This is a time for reflection as well as celebration. As you look back on the past year and all that has taken place in your life,

Remember each experience for the good that has come of it and for the knowledge you have gained.

Remember the efforts you have made and the goals you have reached.

Remember the love you have shared and the happiness you have brought.

Remember the laughter, the joy, the hard work, and the tears.

And as you reflect on the past year, also be thinking of the new one to come.

Because most importantly, this is a time for new beginnings and celebration of life.

By: Taylor Addison, Blue Mountain Arts, 1989

Thanks for the wild ride! I’ve had my ups and downs, laughter and tears, joys and sorrows. I have created memories that will forever be cherished and learned some life lessons that will always be remembered. I am grateful for the experiences but now it’s time to make new ones. It’s time to try new things, and go on new adventures. The new year is a time for new beginnings.

Here’s to twenty-sixteen!