My name is Summer, I am a 30 something Southern California native, wife and mother of three. I have always loved crafting, cooking, baking and decorating although I found a career in social services. This blog is a way to demonstrate my desire to create and make a comfortable home for my family and myself as well as prepare meals that I love to make, new recipes and even try my hand at gardening. I hope you enjoy seeing my adventures from time to time.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
What I Keep Telling Myself
Just before I delivered my son, I lost my Grandmother (I have mentioned her before). I went back to work less than two weeks after she passed away, to be honest, I was in auto-pilot. Those weeks leading up to Asa's birth were rough to say the very least. One of the days I was at my office, I found some inspiration on etsy.com and I decided that more than ever, I needed to tell myself something positive everyday.
Instead of ordering prints from etsy, I gave a young lady I met while planning my DIY wedding a buzz and we came up with these two concepts:
This quote is from Conan O'Brien's finale show on NBC
I emailed the template to Office Max and had them printed for 1.69 each. I then went in Target and picked up these two frames that had been marked down. I find myself standing in front of "Pray Always" all the time, I always think of my Nana when I look at the picture- she told me just before my wedding "Summer, I love you; I am always here for you. I pray for you, more than I pray for myself." I miss her more than words can say, but I continue to pray - just as she taught me, I know she would want me to.
I hope to find two really nice chairs and make little cushions for them for additional seating, I will place them beneath the frames.
I have to do something about these cords from the T.V. and the cable wires, there is a media niche that I've had my eye on for a while, I hope I can get it.
When I am in my kitchen, I can read my art and reflect, I always give being a good mother, wife, friend, daughter, sister and employee my very best effort. I hope I'm doing so.
What do you use for daily inspiration in your home?