Fresh Start – Mother’s Journal

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Sometimes I stat a project and then procrastinate working on it…sometimes for weeks. That is what I have done with my latest embroidery project. I realized this week that the reason I have been procrastinating is that I really an not all that enthusiastic about it. So, after a little thought, I have decided to abandon the project and not feel guilty. It was just a mistake.

Giving ourselves permission to quit a project is one thing that many of us struggle with, especially if we have invested financially into the materials and even more so investing our energy.

I told my husband I was going to stop working on the embroidery project and he was surprised. We had a talk about how as we get older we cherish our free time and we are not obligated in any way to a hobby project we have started. It was liberating.

Five Spot with spider and ladybug

This morning I sat and looked at the things that have been on my “to do” list for a long time. The kinds of things that I had good intentions of working on but just sit there on the list like a BIG reminder that I am failing at crossing everything off. With fresh eyes I am feeling lighter and more empowered to get on with the projects that will energize and refresh me.

You know what? I am going to make a new “to do” list and be realistic and honest. Either it is something that I intend to get done this week or it isn’t.

Apple blossom

I invite you to do the same with your projects and lists. Maybe it is a particular homeschool curriculum selection that isn’t working for you or a hobby that takes too much time at this point in your life. Give yourself permission to remove it from your list if your interests or passions have changed.

Fresh start!

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Sketch Tuesday – Deli


Another great week for sketching! So much fun and effort for a theme like “frozen”. Enjoy your slideshow.

This week’s assignment: Sketch something from the deli.

Due Date: Monday, March 30, 2015.


Here is your slideshow from last week’s assignment:

Sketch Tuesday Slideshow: Something frozen.

All sketchers are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Send in your sketches in jpg format and mail them to: by Monday, March 30, 2015 and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at

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Favorite Three!

Daffodil Hill 2015

1. Daffodil Time! Oh how it feels good to have it be springtime! There is no better way to enjoy the sunshine than to take a walk and see daffodils blooming. We were able to visit a local attraction that displays 1,ooo’s of daffodils. My husband and I grabbed a picnic lunch and drove over to take in the beauty of the daffodils.


Wickford Bay paint

2. Spring cleaning! We are doing some sprucing up of doors and trim around the house this month. A major change will be a new front door color…Wickford Bay paint will be applied and perhaps we will even get some new door hardware. Our old hardware is looking a little sad and worn from being in the direct sunlight just about every day.

Bushs Grillin Beans

3. We had a free coupon for Bush’s Grillin’ Beans last week and we tried the Bourbon and Brown Sugar flavor…they taste like my homemade beans! I am going to stock up with they go on sale so I have a stash for when I don’t have time to make my own.

Three Favorites from Harmony Art Mom @harmonyfinearts

I would love to hear any “favorites” you have this week so just leave me a comment!


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