As you may have noticed, I have been blogging less to spend more time with the family and really "being" with my son more rather than just "present." As a stay at home mom, I have the power to really instill qualities and teachings in my son if I just give my time. He needs my time more than anything else and I am learning this.
I am so used to having a long "to-do" list (I still have one but it has been shortened) and being so busy to get things done. I want to breathe and I feel like I'm being renewed as I go through the Mission of Motherhood study with the women's bible study Thursday mornings. The first time I came to this study, I was so overwhelmed and had an emotional down because of (what I thought) was my son's overbearing behavior while we were there. (If you have a strong-willed child, you may know exactly what I mean!) What I have come to realize was it wasn't my son, but my patience and my attitude that needed to change.
If you are a momma, this book is an AMAZING read and will help with the struggles, the teachings, the grace, finding so much to be thankful for and the soul-shifts that may need to take place within ourselves.
If I'm not with the family, I'm been cranking out several pretty custom orders including these garter sets for brides-to-be. You can get a custom garter set created just for you right here in my shop!
I also had the privilege once again to collaborate with Beyond the Wanderlust (as well as Jenni Bost from A Well Crafted Party) on a bridal-inspired photo shoot. I created 2 veil pieces including a long finger-tip veil which will be available in the shop soon! Here's just a sneak peek of the amazing shoot styled by Jenni Bost.
Speaking of veils, I also created this custom birdcage veil with the prettiest rhinestone detail. I may have to add this one to the shop too!
I created this dream catcher as a reminder of the big dreams I often think of and the abundant blessings that have been graced upon my family and I. These blessings certainly include the beautiful home we just opened escrow on TODAY!!!!!!! I'm SO excited!
I also created some recent hoop art during Levi's nap time. I adore this new craft I have started. It's so relaxing!
I gifted this anchor hoop to one of my dearest of friends, Megan.
These woodland inspired hoops currently sit on my mantel. Love. Love. Love them!
I was Pocahontas for the day at Disneyland as a sweet birthday gift from Megan. We had such a great "mommy trip" and was able to ride every single ride we wanted to! Not to mention we also left with 2 full bags of candy EACH from the trick or treating we did there. Some serious kids at heart.
Homemade pretzels were also created in our household recently and I will leave you with these tasty treats. If you haven't had homemade pretzels, you should. Not only are they delish, but it's a great workout for your arms. Hence, the pretzel bites because my arms got too sore!
Have a beautiful weekend!
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