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Renewal

Here I sit on a Monday morning.  The list of things I could do is a mile long.  Instead I am choosing to sit here and write.  Because, well, I miss this little spot of mine.  This weekend I received a copy of Where Women Create magazine in the mail.  It’s a gorgeous magazine full of beautiful pictures and amazing photography and inspiring women.  Women who have pushed their boundaries, reached for their dreams and achieved incredible things.  Women I…

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It’s Summer {a mom-day post}

Ahh, summer.  How I love you.    And hate you.        All at the same time. I have been very quiet on the internet of late.  Not that I haven’t been wasting inordinate amounts of time on the internet.  I just haven’t been adding anything to the fray. I feel like I should have amazing adventures or elaborate explanations of what I have been up to to justify my lack of posting, updating and sharing. The truth is, I have done…

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A bit of my Heart

You can find the tutorial for this heart ruffle pillow here. Today I just wanted to share a bit of my heart with you.  It has to do with being a woman and what I think of it. As women we are so good at comparing and putting ourselves down.  It is easy to put up barriers based on our perceived differences, to protect ourselves.  We judge first to avoid being judged. But when we do, we miss out on…

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Why I’m quitting my day job…

I’m not even sure I’m going to give them 2 weeks notice. Before you start panicking that I’m leaving my family, let me reassure you that I have no intention of doing that. The job I plan to quit is the job of Chief Enabling Officer.  The job mostly involves nagging, yelling, cajoling, reminding, hurrying, watching, checking, reminding, nagging, and repeat. It’s a lousy job and the pay is terrible.  Benefits include (but are not limited to): dependent, lazy, entitled,…

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Goals are more than dreams and wishes….

I love the new year.  The possibilities, the growth it will hold.  I can’t help but view it as Anne of Green Gables when she said, “Tomorrow is a new day, with no mistakes in it.”  There is a whole year full of unmarked days, ready to be filled and lived and remembered. It’s a very romantic view to be sure. But I can’t help getting caught up in the chance to start fresh.  So many things in my life…

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5 simple ways to be Happier

*disclaimer* I was given a Clicker Kit from Hilary Weeks to try.  All opinions and stories are my own.  Also, purchasing the clicker start up kit through the link will result in a small monetary affiliate payment for me.  That being said, I really hope you’ll read this post, it’s worth it. 🙂 Back in September I had the opportunity to attend a retreat hosted by Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish.  As part of our preparation, the photography instructor…

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Where Have I Been?

 I don’t know how many of you are on Instagram.  If you are, you can follow me at @amerooniedesigns.  If not, here is a peek at what I’ve been up to lately.  I made these flowers to go with the swag bags I made for a creative retreat I was able to go to.  I’m hoping to post more about it, but right now it’s still marinating in my head.  Long story super short, it was FABULOUS.  I hope everyone…

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Everything I Never Knew I Didn’t Know about Motherhood

You know the book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten?  (I love Robert Fulghum by the way.  I have read a few of his books and they always make me laugh and think, which is a combination I greatly enjoy.)  Well, I have learned a few things myself.   I’ll call it- Everything I Never Knew I Didn’t Know About Motherhood. You’ll be exhausted forever.  To varying degrees.  But, unless you can afford a long vacation- sleep…

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What I did on my summer vacation….

-played outside-had birthday parties (someone even had her FIRST birthday)-went swimming-spent time with friends-and thought a lot.I have been thinking about what I want this blog to be.  About what I want my life to be.   I have decided that I have been selling myself short.   If all this blog is, is a place to share crafty ideas, well, then it’s wasting all of our time.There are plenty of places to go for that.I want this to be more.  More…

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It’s My Party- Project 1

As moms we often get put on the back burner.  We put our dreams and ambitions on hold in order to place our focus and energy on raising our children.  And while I firmly believe that raising children is the most important job we will ever do in our lifetimes, I think it’s important that we don’t lose our entire identity in the process. When I first saw this Noteworthy fabric from Moda at my local quilt shop, I knew…

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