Thursday, May 15, 2014

Today is Just an Ordinary Day

Hey there!  So, I'm just going to write a personal post today....just about what I'm thinking and feeling at this moment.  I had hoped to get my planters done, and share those with you. That is why I haven't posted at all this week, because that was what I was planning on posting about next. it is raining and I have been working on them outside and well, dang it...I have just had NO free time.  I always forget how nuts the end of the school year is.  We haven't had a free evening with both of us home all week.   In order for me to work on any building project, I need to have my husband home, so that my children will be supervised.  He works weird hours too.  I have tried having the 11 year old watch them, but it usually doesn't end well.

 I am beginning to feel the pressure of always having to have an amazing post to share, every couple of days with an original awesome new idea.  Now don't get me wrong, I have TONS of ideas in the line up and they are all amazing in my book....But having them completed, photographed and blogged about in a short amount of time, one after another after another is TOUGH.  I have just got to make myself accept that I am ONE PERSON.  I need to not run faster than I am able. I always get so excited and caught up in the possibility of a project, envisioning every step I need to take and then the final result, that I always imagine that things are less difficult and less time consuming than they really are.   Supermom I am not (seriously, I do not know how some of you ladies do it) and my four kids and also the one that I babysit (yeah that makes FIVE) are more important than meeting a self imposed blog deadline.   So, if that means just sharing what is on my mind today, instead of a new amazing DIY adventure, then that is going to be just fine.  What's so funny is that I have read blogs for years now, and inevitably everybody will have a post where they say something similar to what I have just said.  I have seen it so many times, and I have always, don't stress girl, this is your blog and nobody is expecting anything from you.  I, as a reader, was never put off if someone didn't meet their normal posting schedule or whathaveyou.  Now that I'm writing one, I get it...boy do I get it... But I'm going to be the first one to tell myself not to feel like that.  You guys shouldn't either!  This is my little corner of the internet and I get to choose to write about what makes me happy.  And DIY projects make me SO happy.  Like over the moon, hopping up and down with little girly giggles HAPPY.  I seriously LOVE them....but I'm afraid that if I try to force myself to churn them out like I'm on a production line, I'm going to lose the happiness that it gives me, and then what am I doing all of this for?  I just have to find my groove.

That being said, I'm going to share with you what we had for lunch today....because it was awesome!  I made these German pancakes from Pretty Providence.  I found it on Pinterest this morning and they were really good....and so super easy.  I ran out of syrup, so we used honey and powdered sugar.  Mmmmm.  Now, I feel like I need a nap....but it was worth it.  I'm wishing I had taken a picture....I guess I could take a shot of the empty

Here are some throwback Thursday shots for ya!

My boys....they were so little.  They are 11 and 8 now...tear...

My hubby and I on a trip to Colorado in 2007

You guys have a great day!  


  1. Great food for thought, Anna. I am actually feeling that way right now. Reading your entry made me think, "Really, what am I pressuring myself for?" Thank you.

    1. Thanks! I'm glad the things I ramble on about actually are helpful to people sometimes :)

  2. Ooooh ... you just spoke my heart ... feeling overwhelmed, I gave up for a few weeks ... getting back to it now ... here's to much inspiration and the time to get it done!

  3. Hi Anna, What adorable pictures! I was thinking back to when my boys were 11 and 8 and thinking my life would be perfect. Well... if the laundry was done, that is. They are waaaaay too old now. I love your way of setting aside the self-imposed pressures and focusing on your beautiful family!

  4. Sometime life catches up with us - I have been in this place too, one Monday I just didn't have anything done, no usual blog post not even I cool idea to share eeekk but the world didn't end. I am off to try those pancakes and thanks for sharing Anna xx

  5. I *so* get it! I just today was working on a post all about what my blog identity is, and some of these same concerns are rising up for me. This is very encouraging to read, because it helps me know I am normal!