Thursday, December 1

inspiration workshop! - holiday tips & secrets

Hey there!! 
Happy 1st day of December!!
Long time no blog.
Honestly, there really is no specific reason that I haven't blogged in a while.
I guess I just needed a break.
But I'm back now and pumped to be posting a lot more (hopefully) this month.

And, of course, with it being Thursday and all, it's time for another Inspiration Workshop! post, brought to you by the lovely blog Gussy Sews.
Today's prompt is, Holiday Tips & Secrets.

Truth be told, I don't really have that many holiday tips or secrets, other than sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself.
It's WAY too easy to get completely caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
I feel like people (myself included) often forget to just ENJOY all of the wonderful things that this time has to offer.

Having two littles at home, I admit that I feel the pressure to make their Christmas "special".
To make it something they will look back on as adults and remember fondly.
And, given my "all or nothing" nature, a special holiday looks like perfection in my head.
And if I give my kiddos anything below "perfection", I can wind up feeling a big, fat failure.
How many other mamas out there understand this feeling?
Can I get an, "AMEN!"?

So this holiday season I am going to strive to relax and HAVE FUN!!
Sure, there are a lot of little projects I want to do with my little ones, but am I going to do them all?
Most likely, no.
And, this year I refuse to beat myself up over it.
What happens, will happen, and we'll have fun and create memories in the process.

As time goes on, I realize more and more that the memories my daughter holds onto are not the same as mine.
She relishes in the small moments.
The moments when she and I spend time together.

She won't remember that the Christmas cookies we make look funny because she just has to mix the frosting colors together.
She will remember that she got to help mommy bake and that we had fun getting everything messy.

She won't remember the glitter in the carpet that took a month to vacuum up.
She'll remember that I took the time to make a fun Christmas craft with her.

She won't remember the gingerbread house that was lopsided.
She'll remember making a piece of art and being proud of it.

all photos via pinterest
This year I am pledging to let go of my perfectionist tendencies and just have FUN!!
Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!

1 comment:

  1. Those mugs are supper cute! Vintage is always a treat!

    New follower from Gussy :)


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