When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

April 20, 2013

How do you see yourself?

This video evoked major emotion in me.


 I know how I see myself. I am pretty critical. I do wonder how others see me.

 How do you see yourself?


April 15, 2013

A "God Wink"? I think so!

So, remember last Monday when I posted "She did it anyway!"? Well, I think is just amazing the way things will change for the positive when I set my mind to something.

I found Liv Lane's blog Choosing Beauty when I was pregnant with Kyle and worried about some of the complications we thought I might have with him. Liv posted "What I wore in the operating room." and took the time to write me a note back when I commented on her post. It was about a beautiful beaded birthing necklace that her friends made for her for to wear in the delivery via c-section of her second son after a not so great to say the least, delivery of her first son. That post and her response to me really touched me. Liv makes beautiful, uplifting art as well. And she works in her "Dudio" (that's a dining room turned studio). I have one of those too! :)

Long story short, I have been wanting to do something more creative with this blog for quite sometime. I want to touch others lives through art, doodles and calligraphy. I want to share my life experiences and hope that they will help someone else.  I want to live the Erma Bombeck quote you see under my header. So, when I saw Liv was giving away tuition to her ecourse, How to Build a Blog You Truly Love, I thought, "What the heck, I have nothing to lose!" I entered her giveaway 8 hours before it ended (the same day I posted "She did it anyway!" and woke up the next morning to an email that said "You Won" in the subject line! Thus the title of this post. I would say that was a "God Wink" if I ever experienced one!

I am really excited. This ecourse is chalk full of information and I get to network with other bloggers while I am learning and growing my blog. Woohoo! Today was the first day of the 6 week course. Already I can see I am really going to enjoy this.

Soul Restoration has not been finished yet though and that is also a very good class for me right now. I need to finish it for myself and because I promised my sister that her generous Christmas gift would not be wasted. So even though I am behind I will complete that class as well.

So much to learn. I am jumping in whole hearted with both feet!

You can read more details about Liv's awesome ecourse HERE. Registration will end April 30 if you are interested.  Be sure to check out her blog while you are there. I'm sure you will understand why I am so excited!

April 9, 2013

Try The Pin (#1)... A Recipe for Bubble Pizza

I'm always on the look out for fun kid friendly food. So, I was pretty excited when I found this recipe on Pinterest. Bubble Pizza! YUMMY!

Needless to say, this was a huge hit!

I think empty dish speaks volumes!

This recipe is definitely a make again. The possibilities for toppings are endless. Katie wants to try a Hawaian version and do Canadian bacon and pineapple. Sounds good to me! :)

Instead of sending you to Pinterest, you've got to go to The Two Bite Club and visit Becky because she has an adorable blog full of fantastic recipes. The Bubble Pizza recipe can be found HERE.

What toppings will you try?

April 8, 2013

Monday musings... She did it anyway!

Today, I am choosing to do it anyway!

Part of the online art journal course I am taking talks about "doing it anyway". The lesson was about the excuses we make, both real and imagined that get in the way of what we really want. "She did it anyway!" is a Brave Girls mantra. 

I had no idea how many excuses I make everyday that keep me from doing what I really want to every single day until I really sat down and examined how I spent my time. Amazing the things that hold us back. Tired, not enough time, don't feel well, fear, disorganization, facebook, words with friends, t.v., kids,
a little laziness and the mother of them all... procrastination! 

Another thing I have learned from the class is that I have a choice, every single day, every single minute, how I am going to feel, act and react and what I am going to do with each moment. I am the only one who has control of me. It's refreshing to realize that with a little faith in God and myself I can change my situation to be more joyful. I choose to find time for creativity, working out, taking care of myself so I can be a happier human being, mom and wife. 

What will you choose to do anyway today?