Well, since I have been gone from blogging, a lot has happened. I'll start from the beginning so it all comes together. When Kaydence was about three, I decided that I was going to homeschool her when the time came. I had toyed with different learning games and ideas since she was only three we still had A LOT of time. I kept trying to build my business and just did what I needed to do to keep her up with where she should be since she wasn't in an organized preschool. Then my second daughter Kensington was born and Kaydence turned four. Homeschool was still just a tid bit here and a tid bit there as I continued to try to raise two girls and run my business. About two months ago, I realized that the time has come to focus more on my family and schooling my girls than trying to run a business that was honestly barely making it and consuming any time that I had. In March I decided to close my Etsy shop. It really felt like God was closing doors left and right for me in that area and I was too stubborn to see it. Once I realized that Kaydence will be starting Kindergarten in August, the door hit me in the face!
I cannot do everything all at once. There is no way that I can keep a healthy marriage, be a loving, nurturing mom, keep the house up and teach my children while squeezing in every spare minute I had into sewing a duvet cover or making a banner. Someone told me as I was pulling my things out of a local antique store here that this just isn't my season for trying to run a craft business. That is so true! This is my season to be a wife and mom and it's ok to put everything else on hold for now. At first I was a little bitter and felt a little sorry for myself that nothing had really worked out, but now I am so encouraged that God has a different path for me. So with all of that to say, I am going to keep up on this little blog a few times a week, but it will be about LIFE! Parenting, crafting, cooking, baking, homeschooling, whatever life is like for us at the time I post. I still craft for us and am a life long redecorator, so trust me I will have some crafty posts on here! I really hope you all continue to read and be inspired as so many of you all inspire me!