Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Do any of you ever feel like you're stuck in the phrase..."keeping up with the Joneses" when it comes to blogging? I know I do. Blogging feels like a competition sometimes, and if you don't keep making the newest and trendiest crafts to show all of blogland then you somehow feel like you're unworthy to blog at all...well, maybe not totally unworthy, but still, it's hard to keep up with all that's going on out there in the world of blogging...especially if blogging is more of a leisure activity and not something you do to bring in the bacon.

I am, obviously, speaking from my own point of view. I love to blog, but for me it gets in the way of me living my life at times...a life that right now is charging ahead, full steam, with plenty of beautiful everyday activities that pertain to being the mommy of a {very} active 2 year old with another beautiful boy's appearance coming closer as each day goes by. It's a lovely life, but it's not always conducive to blogging, and that's okay. When writing about my life gets in the way of me living my life that's not a good thing. So I know my boundaries, but oh, how I miss being here more often! Haha! I miss all my bloggy friends, I do, I do!

Recently I have been working on some totally cutesy favors for the baby shower that I am having. Just imagine a sweet little twig nest filled with blue chocolate eggs and all wrapped up with some tulle and twine with a pretty little nest-stamped label attached! I'll show pics when I'm done making them. They are going to be too precious!


  1. Hey Grace, Can't wait to see your little favors. I know they will be cute. How are you feeling these days....not many days left to go before that precious little one arrives.......You can blog to me anytime girl....and you don't even need a NEW project to show me! Be blessed sweetie. Cindy

  2. Gracie,

    You bless those you blog for whether it be a craft you're writing about or just life! You bless because you're YOU...on and off the blog scene and it shows through. Keep it up sweet sister!



  3. Grace,
    Sounds like the little one is almost here...how exciting! I hope you kept blogging because it's always so nice to hear from you, but I do understand about the time issue. Hope the rest of your week goes good for you:)


  4. Grace,
    Hey girl!! I hear you on feeling like you have to keep up with the Jones'! Blogland can be a bit overwhelming at times if you let it! I finally had to resort to mostly only reading blogs that I felt were "purposeful" in my life, and a few design blogs that I feel that I cannot live without!....Don't get me wrong there are so many good a beautiful bogs out there, but I am much too busy in this season of life to follow them!
    Love ya!

  5. I can totally relate to what you wrote, and kudos for maintaining boundaries! I too realized that blogging can't get in the way of really living life. I enjoy reading your blog, seeing your projects, whenever you are able to post, and I also appreciate that you don't have something going on every day! Congrats on the new baby!!! MIKI

  6. I agree about the competition of blogging. I also have a constant battle of doing what I want or doing what other people want me to do. I feel when I do something that someone else wants it doesn't turn out very well.

  7. I hope all is well with you. I don't know when your little one was to arrive, now or later, but I hope things are okay. As for blogging, it is for you, and not for others, so you shouldn't worry about what others are doing. Authenticity is the key. Be you! Blessings! Tammy