Come on in and let’s get to know each other over a cup of steaming coffee, or (my favourite) a sweetly spiced Chai Latte.
Most important things first, I’m a wife and a Mummy to four gorgeous little people including our new baby boy.
Before you read any further on my blog, there’s one thing we have to get straight upfront.
Those who know me are already laughing quietly behind their hands, because they know exactly how true this is.
They’re the ones who’ve seen me stressed and overwhelmed by the responsibility of parenting three small kids. They’ve seen me embarrassed by my kids’ behaviour in public. They’ve seen the dirty dishes piled in the sink and the beds left unmade.
They’ve seen the reality… and the Internet is never reality.
It’s a carefully edited version that shows only the bits we’re happy for the whole world to see.
BUT, I know how tempting it is to fall for the perfection myth. To read these sort of blogs and start comparing your own life… and feeling like you always measure up short.
I know, because I’ve been there. After my third child was born, I would read blogs or observe the amazing accomplishments of other women… and I felt like a huge failure. With three little ones at home, it was all I could do to keep my head above water and survive the day.
In fact, that was my biggest hesitation in starting this blog. The last thing I want to do is make any woman feel inadequate, or “less than.”
So can we just agree on one thing?
This is a comparison-free zone.
Come here to be inspired and get some new ideas. But never forget that you’re an original. Your life will never look exactly like mine, and mine will never look like someone else’s. And that’s a good thing.
Celebrate the creativity in YOU – because it IS there. You’re made in God’s image, and he’s the Creator of all beauty. When he made you, he left his fingerprint of creativity on your soul.
Unearth it. Stir up your gifts. Don’t siphon the joy from the process by comparing. Creativity is God’s gift to us.
So have fun with it. When you create, do it unselfconsciously, like a child at play. Do it for the sheer pleasure it brings you, and those around you.
Bring some beauty to your home.
Enjoy the blog! Wishing you a house full of sunshine!