Sunday Lately: Creating, Finding, Switching, Forgetting, Craving.


Hey Everybody! As I write this, I am snuggled up on my couch, reveling in the sweet crisp air of fall. IT. IS. HEAVEN. My kids are independently playing with their toys….WhAt?!?! That never happens! This is some sort of miracle, fo sho.

Creating: Has anybody ever worked with velvet? Have you ever tried to fit a formal gown to a young coulee-aged woman who could not be right in front of you? ACK! This past week was the Mountain State Forrest Festival and I was asked to sew a velvet gown for one of the amazing young ladies chosen as a princess. My nerves were not due to lack of confidence, but terror that I would make some silly mistake or have some sort of velvet-induced anxiety attack and not be able to finish by the deadline. You know what? NONE of that happened! It actually all turned out fine. She looked absolutely beautiful and the dress, which her mother told me after the fact cost nearly $700 for materials, passed the festival inspection and she paraded around looking royal. HALLELUJAH!!!


Finding: JOY! I am finding so much joy in the little things. The crispness of the air, the gradual color changes, the way my kids can play for hours outside exploring the world. I am also finding that my daughter, who started preschool this year (she is five, but has a september birthday and should TOTALLY be in Kindergarten…ugh) is even smarter than I thought she was and is a total sponge. She was given a sewing machine for her birthday and is learning so much!



Switching: I am, AGAIN, having to switch up my routines and my priorities as my health (dang body) just doesn’t want to cooperate and my doctors are now exploring some sort of pituitary malfunction….so fun! The positive here is that I am getting more answers as to why I feel why I do and less energy has really helped me focus in on the important things in life, guide me towards my true passions, and shown me what really matters. I no longer waste time on what others think, on hoping my house would look like a magazine, or even wanting it to, on anything really. I spend time with my family, I work at a job I ADORE, and when I’m not doing those, I’m doing things I LOVE to do (mostly sewing).

Forgetting: What haven’t I been forgetting sounds more accurate 😛 I drive the same route to work every day but more often than not, I think I m missed my turn. It is frustrating, but hopefully something that can be remedied! Along with that, I have been forgetting things that just don’t matter. I have left behind a sub-par relationship with my sister and among other family members, focusing on the positive people in my life and the happiness they bring. I am forgetting the negative and focusing on the positive. It is VERY healing!



Craving:  My cravings have not been food related lately. I want sleep, cozy blankets, soft, warm sweaters, and snuggle time with my kiddos.








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I am a budding portrait photographer who spent the last 7 years as a photographer and journalist in the Marine Corps. I have always wanted to be a successful photographer outside of the Marine Corps, so I am giving it a go!

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    • I am battling that as well!!! I was just talking with my husband the other day about how challenging it is to live in a world so lacking in immediate and severe consequences after having lived with such intense scrutiny and overwatch for so long….trying to figure out what I WANT my own requirements to be is HARD!

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