Creative Friday {some of my favorites from this week}

Hello there! Happy Friday to you! Congrats on making it through another week of life! :)

This week has been a pretty one! The weather has been amazing and creativity has flowed freely.  This week I really tried to focus on being present with whatever I was doing.  Just being in the moment and really trying to enjoy it! I think I did pretty well.  It was a good week for cute felt lettered pouches and hohos galore! Above are some of my favorites! If you need a pouch with a specific word on it...don't hesitate to ask!
This pouch idea was a big one this week.  Oils are everywhere now, why not have a cute way to carry a few with you at all times?
It just doesn't get better then fresh hohos, does it? I loved this order this week.  It's always enjoyable for me to work on an order for a long time customer.  

Last weekend I took a calligraphy class and every night this week I have tried to eek in a little practice.  It's always fun to learn something new, especially when it's as challenging as calligraphy! I'm hoping that a little dedication and continued practice will get me some good results. 

That's been my creative week! I don't forget for a moment what a joy it is to do what I do.  Every day is fun, the relationships I've been are rewarding and it's a true Joy to create for others!

Have a super weekend!

Daring to be You!

The most terrifying thing you can be, is yourself.

Isn't that the truth?

Being who we are, feeling our own feelings and going our own way is downright terrifying.  Why? Because we have to stand alone.  In the end we have to stand by ourselves and proclaim "I am good enough and I like it this way" instead of being able to use the excuse "well they were doing it, too!".  We are basically saying that rejection is a worthy price for freedom if it comes to that.

Daring to be ourselves is the highest kind of bravery I can think of.  Not only does it give ourselves the freedom to enjoy who we are but it also gives others that freedom as well.  

It's not a natural stance either.  I think there must be something in our DNA...something that drives us to protect ourselves by fitting in, by not causing a stir or bringing attention to ourselves.  You have to really fight to be comfortable with yourself but when you do? Bliss.

Some of my very best days are the ones where I literally think to myself "I have NO damns to give today" and proceed to follow that path.  It's freeing! I feel comfortable and relaxed and begin to see peeks of myself that I actually enjoy!  It's honestly the least stressful kind of feeling.

And the best kind of bonus that comes with that mentality? You begin to see those things in others too! "You do you" is something we say regularly in our household.

Loving ourselves this way helps us love our kids this way too!  Suddenly all of the non-heart issues (hair and clothes and preferences) are not important and we can focus on the things that matter: how they treat others, their attitudes, eternal things, etc.

Being YOU makes the important things important and sheds the rest.  Who cares if others like a fake version of you? What does that leave you with at the end of the day?

You were created how you are on purpose, with a purpose!

Choose to start figuring that out TODAY!

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