It's been....so incredibly long since I blogged. Seriously, I even had to look up my blogger password! I guess there are several reasons for my long absence. When I moved from Oklahoma back to Texas, we had a lot of changes....new home to set up (yeah, that's STILL happening), new school for my girls, new everything. I got pretty overwhelmed. Secondly, my girls have become even MORE active, and busy. I have one in high school and one in middle school. We literally have maybe eight weeks out of the entire year when they aren't in sports. I often refer to myself as the volleyball/soccer/softball mom...and usually some team mom in there also, though I TRY to avoid the obligation every year. (Reluctant team moms raise your hands!) And then lastly, throw in some other opportunities that just haven't come to fruition for me on a crafty level, and, well, you can see how I got derailed. So, I've been reflecting a lot about where I go from here...do I push my Etsy store...do I wait on other opportunities...WHAT? Then I realized I was the absolute happiest when I was blogging and videoing my craft life. I truly enjoyed just sharing what I was doing. So, I'm just going to get back to that. I'm taking back the control. I'm going to get back to what's important...what I feel I was meant to do...empower you out there to get creative...even when you don't think you can! Because that's where my heart truly is.
I have to say it feels very strange blogging because I honestly don't read that many blogs. I prefer YouTube probably because I resent cable TV for not having crafting shows. YouTube is my little victory against TV execs that don't give us crafty people programming. But, I also have WAAAAYYYY more subscribers to my YouTube channel than to my blog. However, I recently asked my followers on my Instagram and my Facebook page what they wanted from me....blog, YT videos, or both...and a majority, to my surprise, said both. So that's what I'm going to give you.
Now, onto the fun stuff. With September here, I feel like it's time to start decorating. I am finishing up a project that my husband and I have been working on, but in the meantime, here's just a fun grouping to get me in the fall mood. Because, well, football rules in the fall, y'all!
Here I decorated the chalkboard I have had forever with some Aggie magnets and a burlap ribbon bow. We are a Fightin' Texas Aggie Family...my husband and I are both graduates and met there. I used the Bistro Chalk Marker (see the pic below) for the words because I couldn't find my Martha Stewart liquid chalk to use for the cute stencil I had made. I actually DON'T recommend this marker because it always leaves a shadow, but I was desperate y'all. Trust me, I will be buying another Martha Stewart Liquid Chalk soon!
Then, I added the football to my Nora Fleming memo board (which it looks like may be discontinued) and wrote a bible verse using a dry erase marker that really seemed to fit where I'm at right now.
"He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion." Philippians 1:6
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