Sunday Lately: Week 114

Sunday Lately is a weekly linkup hosted by the Blogger Tribe, led by Katy (Wild & Wanderful) and Angelica (Gardening in High Heels).  We e-hangout every Sunday, sharing a small glimpse into the past week of life in our own worlds. 

This week's themes: Fangirling, Building, Winning, Organizing, Being

Fangirling- over all the awesome makers I've gotten to know through my on-line sewing community. These women are creative, hard-working, and absolutely killing it. For me, they're the ultimate of lady bosses, and I look up to so many of them. I've especially been fangirling over Kristi Fitzpatrick from George and Ginger this week-- it was her birthday, so I was reflecting on how much I love getting to sew for her.  I feel so lucky to "know" Kristi, test patterns for her, and to play a small part in her business.  I could go on and on, I really am a fangirl! 

Building- this website! This week, I've been hitting it hard getting this website set up and I'm so stinkin' excited about it.  I thought I'd have it ready to go a month ago, but it took a while for me to really sit down and learn the ins and outs of Square Space. My main problem is that any free time I get, I just want to SEW, so I had to set that aside and dedicate some decent time on here. Now that it's set up the way I want, I totally have this blog post thing down! 

Winning- the good fight against the coffee grinder.  The Mr. behind MRS declared it was broken this morning, but the grinder and I battled it out, I was victorious, and my prize was this warm, comforting coffee sitting next to me.  I take coffee pretty seriously around here.

Organizing- My friend Daisha is super organized. I've watched that woman make a shopping list and it is intense. She has this binder with all her lists and coupons, and all sorts of magical things in it. I'm perpetually impressed by all she does and by her domestic engineering skills. I told her this week that I'm making a Daisha binder!  I'm printing off some cute calendars and organizing my schedules and to do lists in my Daisha binder. Of course, I had to make a cute vinyl decal for my binder too (courtesy of Thread and Grain).  

Being- content.  I was pretty hard on myself and my boys earlier this week. I wanted to get so much done-- and instead my house is still a mess, there's no meal plan or groceries for the week, and I yelled a lot.  And then on Friday I resolved to have a good day. To give my boys a good day and not worry about the rest of it. So we had a make-shift dinner, and I spent the day smiling, snuggling, and reading lots of board books. Minus two toddler meltdowns that are out of my control, we had a good day. I sometimes have to stop and remind myself of something that's almost become my make-it-through-mantra: "this is not my stage of life for ______. Someday it will be, but not today."  Fill in the blank however you need to.  For me, I wish I had the time to make fancy new meals, and I wish I could look nice and put together everyday, and I have this sparkly-clean and perfect ideal in my mind of what I want my house to look like . . . but this is not my stage of life for any of that. Someday it will be, but not today.  This is my stage to raise two loud, messy, and chaotic toddlers, and this is my stage to use my free time in pursuing my creative interests. And I am content in that. 

Thanks for joining me on my first Sunday Lately!  This weekly linkup is presented by the Blogger Tribe.

Next week's themes: Smelling, Wanting, Reminiscing, Memorizing, Completing.

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