I know I promised you guys a d.i.y today, but I am still not used to it getting dark earlier. It's so hard for me to get pictures shot now on the same day I actually finish my projects. So I apologize and promise to get those photos finished today and hopefully edited. However, this gave me the perfect opportunity to have a little heart to heart, shall we?!
This week I have been thoroughly enjoying my latest copy of Martha Stewart Living Magazine.
I know there are a lot of people who either adore Martha or hate her. And that's okay. If I have learned anything throughout this blogging adventure it's that you cannot make everyone happy, sometimes people just flat out don't like you or your ideas. It comes with the territory of putting yourself out there. I get that Martha can seem like an overly obsessive, perfect, non-realistic homemaker to some. But to me, the idea of her brand and her way of living speaks to my old fashioned self.
I would give anything to live on a gorgeous farm & have my feet buried inside Hunter boots, up to my elbows in dirt, playing with my dogs, baking pies from scratch, and entertaining precious friends and family in an old barn adorned with lights and smelling of fresh baked bread. That's the kind of talk that's like foreplay to me (I'm sure my family just cringed when they read that). But it's true! I love living a homemakers life and I don't like when people talk down to me because that's what I chose to do.
I like fresh flowers in my kitchen window, wrapping boxes in twine, and organizing my clothes. I know, I'm sick. But don't worry, I don't do it wearing pearls and a freshly ironed apron, that would just be cray to the z! But there really is an art to being the facilitator of family memories, the creator of delicious smells & the glue that holds the family together. It's my real job, and I love it. So I am going to start owning it more and wear that title without any shame. If that means I drive people crazy with how clean I am, or because I take the extra time to make something from scratch, then so be it. At the end of the day I'm just a gal trying to be happy and love on the people around her by going the extra mile.
...And while I'm on the topic of Martha, I just want to give a huge shout out to Nicole over at Makingitlovely for recently getting to interview her. How amazeballs is that & I'm so jealous *in a -I'm so excited for her* way! I would have geeked out and my mouth would have gone dry, so her ability to conduct an interview professionally knocked my socks off.
I hope you are all having a fantastic week. We are just getting back to normal around here. The little man's birthday is officially over, company is gone, Ryan is back at work.....we are a little tired, but we are getting back on our feet....well some of us are anyway... This is how I found little miss Violet yesterday. Love this dog!
See y'all tomorrow!