Thursday, July 10, 2014

~*Life Lost & Found*~

Hello seems small  :)
Months of silence but not a quiet moment in my life, heart or mind.
I had (and still have) sooooo many ideas and plans for my little blog and the never ending promise of selling my patterns.
This was going to be THE year I would finally be back on track.......finally be able to focus on and share my passion for creating and decorating and the organizing my OCD self loves. still had other plans, and you know what?
It's okay.
I'm going to share a secret with you......this blog has kept me awake at night.
So has my pattern line and all things *Kountry Porch Primitives* related.
Failure........fear, failure,fear
Eating me up.
And then it hit me.....not failure, not fear.....just life and just not the right time.
I had my sweet followers and many sweet people that I embraced in blogland.
In my "previous" life I would begin each and every day blogging & creating.
Fast forward through the past three years

1. Splitting up with my husband of 23 one can understand that pain unless they have held it in their heart.
2.Being forced from my home and not having the ability to be with my two boys due to many,many circumstances that were totally out of my control.
3. Finding new love and trying to teach my heart to trust and allow myself to be loved.
4. Sad issues with my oldest son who has Aspergers (a form of autism)
5.A motorcycle accident and injuries that took months to recover from.
6.Trying to rebuild a new life and learn from all the dark days and nights and be a survivor.....not a victim.

I have been beaten down, quietly carrying the sins not made by me but appearing that way.
Hoping time would change things, convincing myself I could fix things.

Just because someone is broken doesn't mean they want to be fixed.
Sometimes they don't know they're broken at all.
If you drop a mirror on the floor and it breaks into many pieces you can see yourself in all of them.
Sometimes I think that's how a persons mind can work, they can see fragments.....pick which pieces to look into and avoid the rest.
Sometimes people crack.
Sometimes you just can't change it.

Life is beginning to quiet down I think.
I long for hum drum.
Get up, go to work, come home and make dinner, relax, go to bed, repeat........

I have a full heart & mind and time will become right.
And when it does it will be wonderful and exciting and fulfilling because I won't be doing it half hearted.
It will be all of me.
I glued my broken mirror together and am just waiting for the pieces to dry .

Love & Hold the ones you love

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

~*Organized, Crafty, Primitive Homestead Decor Idea Filled & Inspired 2014*~

Welcome friends!! Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and were blessed as I was to spend it with the ones you love!! I hope you also enjoyed your New Years Eve    :)

 As much as I loooove to entertain and plan parties (and found some wonderful inspiration on Pinterest for New Years party ideas) and have enjoyed hosting numerous New Years Eve parties I'm always nervous about safe travel with the roads having so many drivers under the influence of alcohol on New Years Eve. We also ended up getting a ton of snow that I know would have affected the traveling conditions for many of the guests we would have invited.
 So getting cozy in my favorite yoga pants and thick warm sweater and sharing a quiet evening with my son and boyfriend watching movies while I sewed and making few yummy snacks to enjoy ended up being the perfect choice and a nice night!!

I am so excited about 2014!!

I always feel refreshed and motivated by the knowledge that I have 365 new days to fill with all my loves ~ spending time with family & friends, creating beautiful things for our home and for gifts,  decorating our homestead, cooking & baking, designing my patterns and organizing, organizing, organizing!!!
Ahhhh, the thought of beginning anew is exhilarating!

I've always been a list person. I LOVE the satisfaction of marking things off a list..... OCD?? okay :)
Having a Hopes & Dreams (aka Resolution) list has been a part of January 1st for me since I was a little girl.

My list for 2014
*Continue enjoying family time and spend more time entertaining & socializing with friends.
*Kountry Porch Primitives Blog ( I've missed it so much and am bursting at the seams with ideas to share with you!!)
*Releasing my Kountry Porch Primitives  pattern line (YES......THIS YEAR!!)
*Finishing organizing projects
*Organize our paperwork and find a good system to keep it nice and tidy as I don't have a designated office space to use.
*Organize and decorate our bedroom.
*Health~ Better nutrition, exercise & sleep.
*Write out my "Bucket List" and hang up for inspiration!!
*Read & FINISH Simple Abundance this year ( more on this book in a later post!).
*Embrace my spirituality. 

Do you write lists? Plan resolutions each year? Feel free to share!!

A quick rundown for whats to come in my blog.
I want this to be a happy, fun & informative place to visit. A place to share, learn and be inspired.
My main focuses will be on the art of homemaking~

~*And of course a place to share the love for all things primitive!!*~

I have some fun surprises and ideas, and hope you will join in with your own thoughts and ideas!
Be sure to plan some visits as my posts will be on a regular basis :)
We have 365 new days to begin!!

Here's to a Healthy & Happy New Year!

Hug and kiss the ones you Love....


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

~*Holiday Wishes*~

The days are quickly passing, Christmas is almost here!!
Still getting used to these "different" holidays after 20+ years of past routine, keeping things simple this year......
I'm getting excited to begin the new year and focus on my simple little blog  :)
I have sooooo many things to share with you it makes me feel giddy!!

Hope you all have a healthy, happy holiday with your loved ones!!
Watch some Christmas movies (is the Hallmark channel like Christmas movie crack to anyone else but me???), eat lots of cookies, take a family ride at night to look at lights complete with hot chocolate and Christmas music, eat lots of cookies, cherish old and create new holiday traditions, eat lots of cookies......hmmmm, I think I said that already??

Blessings and holiday joy to you all!!

Kiss & hold the ones you love