Tuesday, August 28, 2012


To say that life has been overwhelming lately, well . . . is an understatement. Forgive me as I step out of my usual DIY project and design mode and just chat for a bit. I tend to think that I HAVE to do everything from craft time with the boys to paint every room and piece of furniture in it to running a shop to being a supportive wife to fulfilling my church calling to taking on EVERY project I see on Pinterest to writing a family blog and business blog . . . need I go on??? Well, while all that was happening, this sweet, happy, lovable little guy turned 7 months old! It made me realize that I need to take a step back and ENJOY life without worrying about the next post, the next project, the next invitation and party kit I "need" to make. 
I just got back from a fabulous trip back to my hometown where there was no computer, no etsy shop, no bunk bed in the basement waiting for me to finish stripping, no walls for me to paint . . . just my husband, three boys and family to spend every moment with. IT. WAS. HEAVEN.
Now, I know that isn't real life (after all bills have to get paid) but it REALLY made me take what my husband has been trying to tell me for years into account. And that is to slow down and smell the roses. 
 We had quite the eventful two weeks and I just want to share a few of the highlights.
My 4 year old learned how to swim (he still can't keep his size 18 months swim suit on), my 2 year old started talking and my baby learned how to crawl. Tears for sure.
One of the biggest highlight of the trip (and the year) was doing a Triathlon with my three sisters. We cried, we laughed, we sang and we stayed together throughout the whole event. It was actually fun and I look forward to doing it again next year (wink, wink)!
While I was never really good at posting regularly anyway, I am taking a step back and focusing on my family. My shop will still be open and I can't help myself when it comes to free printables but I think I will do a project without taking pictures along the way and writing up a post about it;)


  1. Good for you! Enjoy those (fleeting) moments. It's a good reminder for us all. We. Can't. Do. It. All.

  2. Love love love this. You are an awesome momma, friend, and wife. Don't ever forget it! Xoxo

  3. What a beautiful post, beautiful sisters, beautiful family, I am sure they are the greatest thing you have in life, how can not stop and enjoy life with them? Thanks for being such a generous person. Continue filling your spirit, and then you may continue sharing your talents with all of us. There are times when we need to enjoy the moment,and others when we need to crash in our work area because we are just to full of ideas. Let's NOT wait until we get sick or god forgive something bad happens. Yesterday I stopped my little world, and sat down with my husband to watch a movie we rented. "I am so glad I did it", then I continue tackling the house,juggling with dinner, the kids and so on and so forth, I am sure you all know all about that. and now I woke up at 2:40 a.m. Because my head was telling me to continue with a project I have in mind (one that is a bet different than what yours, but I also enjoy a lot and try to blog about it) Your post made me realize that many of us are living lives just like yours . Sorry I wrote a lot, but now that I can think of that ....I'm glad I stopped a moment in my life to enjoy it. sure I was happy to seat with my love one and just hold hands for a little while. May God continue blessing you and all your love ones. (sorry for any mistakes English is not my mother tongue)

    1. Thank you Bernice, it looks like both of us can't sleep:)

  4. Love this post, Telis!! I have been totally feeling the same way!! Live goes by way too quickly! Thanks for the great reminder & love all your pics!!

  5. Love this! We sisters are awesome!! Love all you do, always. No matter what and when!

  6. Telisa, you speak the truth!!! We ALL need to stop now and then and appreciate our loved ones around us. I testify that you blink and your children have grown!!! I love your post and all my AMAZING GIRLS with their variety of gifts and talents!!!


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