Sunday, March 4, 2012

Bits of Splendor Monday

Happy Monday Friends! How was your weekend? It was a busy one for us. In between a birthday dinner for a dear friend of mine, and a bridal shower for another, we worked on finishing up some of our projects we've got going on around the house. Including finally finishing this dining table makeover. It has been a major project but one that I am super happy with. B has worked so hard on it and it turned out just like I hoped it would. I am going to try to get a post up about it this week.

I feel like I have a ton on my plate right now. I've been trying to be intentional in focusing in on what I feel is purposeful and beneficial. It can be so easy to get distracted with other things or to say "yes" to more things than you should. While I feel like there is a lot I'm trying to focus on, I also feel like each one is supposed to be there....In that place on my plate. And I'm so thankful and excited for some new things that are happening too.

I've been working on designing some pieces for the shop {which also means a sale happening right now to make room for the new stuff!} and hope to have it updated with a ton of new stuff soon. This is something I love to do. While I never imagined myself having a shop filled with handmade jewelry, it is something I am really enjoying. Something that challenges my creative mind. I feel like it's a stepping stone for sure. I don't have a plan for it. I'll be honest. I just feel like it's one of those things where with each step forward, the next one becomes apparent. Sometimes I can get overwhelmed with how organized, business minded and detailed other shop/business owners seem to be. But honestly, I just think that as long as you love what you do, you're in the right place.

My tastes and my hopes for this business have already changed from just a few months ago when I started it. I'm still learning and have so much more to learn. So much. But I'm not going to let the overwhelming knowledge that that can sometimes be, stop me. I'm just going to keep moving forward.

I think, sometimes we can let our dreams lay stagnant because we get too overwhelmed by the bigger picture. While I do believe we should keep the bigger picture in mind, I think it's the here and now and what we can do in it, that is important. And mostly, just doing it really. Sounds so simple doesn't it.

Mia has decided to finally start walking. She's known how for a couple of months but not until recently has she started to completely let go of my finger and go for it on her own. I love to watch her walk. Her little feet intentionally lifting up off the ground one after the other. It just makes my heart smile. I had one of those moments earlier this week where I just looked at her and felt overwhelmed with love. All of 3 of them, I kept looking at them, thinking their mine. forever mine.


These are the moments I want to remember seeing. Truly seeing. And if that means other things on my plate get taken care of a little slower than I'd like, then so be it. Cause this time as a mom, these moments, are the ones I want to always remember. The other things...they'll come too, one step at a time.

How did you find a bit of splendor this week? 

"You will miss what matters most in life if you are only ever looking for the spectacular"

It truly is the little, distinct things that make life big. The important thing is taking the time to see them and I believe it can be in anything. A project, a recipe, a special moment or milestone, maybe just a word or picture you found encouraging.

bits of splendor monday

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  1. Thank you for hosting, Laura! I love the picture of Mia - she looks so confident!

  2. You know I love me a sale! Mia is such a doll. xoxo

  3. Thanks so much for hosting Laura! Have a wonderful Monday!

  4. OOh can't wait to see what you have been working on!

    Love this... "The other things...they'll come too, one step at a time."

  5. Thank you for sharing your heart. Being a Mom has made me such a complete person. I know what you mean about wanting to remember these moments...they pass so fast and they are so special. Have a great Monday.

  6. this pic of Mia is soooo presh! I want to squeeze her! Thanks for posting these sweet words. I feel the same way. God had things going on in my life that I'm excited about but he is showing me to be still in Him and enjoy all things he has blessed me with and not to be overwhelmed. Especially my sweet sweet babies. Love ya!

  7. Mia looks PRECIOUS walking!!! what a big girl! :) and i love your heart girl...and you mentioned something that Ive been dealing with lately - getting too overwhelmed by the bigger picture. I just need to stop and be in the moment, in HIS moment for me. :) love you girl...sorry i havent been around much lately..trying to adjust to my life with two still! but ive missed you and think of you often!!!


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