Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Business Mommies & Their Tazmanian Devils

So I decided not to promote my newest Fall items today. Because if I was going to do that I would TOTALLY tell you guys to check out the tutus, bow holders, crib shoes sets, and hair frosting that I've recently made. That's not what this blog post is all about...although if you'd LIKE to see those cool things, you can catch them at: 
Since I'm not focusing on that right now, I'll go on to what I do want to speak about: our hectic lives.
Since seeing the film "I Don't Know How She Does It", I've been re-evaluating my life, my schedule, my mommy-son time, my mommy-cats time, my crafting time, taking photos of my crafts time, exercising time, laundry time, household cleaning time, time with my hubby, time for myself...*sigh*...see what I mean???
We moms are just way too busy! It doesn't matter if we are full-time homemakers, small or large business owners, working moms, single moms, homeschooling moms, couponing moms, blogging moms (uh-huh), we just have too many things to do and we tend to wear WAY too many hats to get the jobs done. But if we don't start really and truly taking care of ourselves, then we will quickly make the dive from SuperMom to PsychoMom. At that point you head to the nearest mental health therapist and down Zanax like they are MnMs. I personally don't take any stimulants or mental health meds, but I'm also not against it either. Whatever helps, do it. I, personally, pray and read my Bible for encouragement & guidance. I also, however, have an awesome understanding therapist who does wonders helping me to find "my way back to myself". 
Speaking of SELF...who are we? Most of us cannot answer that question because our identity is tied into what we have become and women, being the beautiful nurturers that Christ has made us, are always putting our needs on the back burner. I think that what ends up happening is that while we do lose sight in what our initial goals and ambitions had been pre-kiddos & responsibility, we have also lost ourselves
I can tell you that I have always loved to sew and that I am elated that I own an Etsy shop that is dedicated to spreading the "pretty" around and help gals of all ages feel like a princess. But recently that late-night crafting sessions and Etsy listing has me wired at 4 a.m. and sleepy at 10 a.m. My day is filled with household chores, play-dates  homeschooling, crafting, picture-taking, reading, writing, preparing to go back to college... Unbelievably exasperating, no matter how much of a Blessing it is. Some days I long for that time in my life when I was aimless, had a pre-baby body, and wanted to model for Ford or Wilhemina. I smile remembering the fact that I changed my hair-color more times than I did boyfriends, and I just knew that my writings were going to be as well known as the Nancy Drew book series. *sigh again*

HOKU - Perfect Day From My FAVE movie Legally Blonde!

Fast-forward to the present day. Although all I ever really wanted to be was a wife and mom, truth is, I miss the "old me" sometimes. That carefree me seemed to be able to do it all (even though I rarely did). So my new obsession is getting back to that place and space of realizing who Michelle is. Figuring out who I am in the midst of my hectic life, and strutting my stuff once I re-define that old diva deep down inside. Yes, I can be a SuperMom. I can even be a Super-Psycho-Mom and relish in it. But at the end of the day, I just want to be 'me'. So I'm eager to CREATE who that will be...
>>> Doing my John Travolta "Stayin' Alive" strut. <<<
The Strut :)
♥♥My Beautiful Little Blessing, Arden♥♥

God Bless,

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall Festival At Ruffles Ribbons N' Bows Boutique!!!

Ruffles Ribbons N' Bows has NEW LISTINGS for the Fall that will knock your socks off!

Go to to shop & use coupon code: FALL15 to get 15% off of your ENTIRE order! 

God Bless & Stay Fabulous,

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