Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Do Over

In January, intoxicated with all the possibilities that a new year brings, I started another blog. I was ambitious. I thought the challenge of crafting every day for 365 days and then blogging about it was doable. I was naive.

There are some days when I can barely hold my head above water. I am running here and there. Pulled in a million different directions all at once, usually by the suprisingly strong hand of a willful three year old, I couldn't live up to the resolution. What was supposed to be a fun experiment, something just for me, became a chore. And frankly a bore. I dreaded doing something that I usually find so much joy in because I had to do it. So I didn't, I let it slide, I let it go.

But I loved the idea behind the blog, creating something every day. The further I got away from it the more I realized that what I really wanted to do was create beautiful things. By creating these beautiful things, I would be making my life more beautiful. That is really what I wanted to share in my blog, how I could create a more beautiful life for myself and my family by the simple act of making something.

So I've decided to re-launch Juniper and Coffee as a place to share how we make our lives just a little bit more beautiful. I'll also be re-launching my my jewelry business, trying new things, posting tutorials of the projects that work, showcasing Camp Crafty projects I've done with Bunny, and highlighting really cool crafty people along the way.

I'm really excited about this. And to help you get as excited as I am, I'm hosting a giveaway. I'll be giving away this beautiful necklace. So please check it out and support me in my new(ish) venture.

7 comments:

Christy said...

I really hope I win. Can't to see what you put out there on your new(re) blog!

Erika said...

That's gorgeous!

FranticMommy said...

you go girl!

Monique said...

Just visiting from All Mediocre. :)

I started a photoblog in the same fashion - ambitious and hopeful in my endeavor. Three entries in I realized that it wasn't what I hoped and now I'm struggling with deleting it, or holding out hope that I'll find the excitement I had when I set it up. It's good that you found yours and the necklace is beautiful! :)

anymommy said...

Gorgeous! You definitely have to do this blog thing in a way that's fun for you. I've committed to things a couple of times and found that I suck at follow through and the pressure makes me sad. So, yeah, do it the way that makes you happy.

iMommy said...

What a wonderful idea. I'm there!

EatPlayLove said...

Yeah for Juniper and Coffee, I usually don't enter contests, but I couldn't resist that handmade gem!