The Makers

Do you ever look at people who have started their own companies and think "how did they do it"? Like the inventor of Spanx, the girls behind Sugar Paper or heck the Nordstrom family? Lately I have been sort of stuck in a rut. We all know how much I talk about wishing to stay home with my daughter and while that still rings true, it does't mean I don't want to be "working" in some way (other than the very obvious hard work of being a SAHM). I recently purchased Joy Cho's book Oh Joy! and was feeling inspired.

Then it sort of dawned on me while I was crafting away on a Friday night that that is exactly what I like to do. Sure I was prepping stuff for P's first birthday (in August, I know I am crazy) but I really enjoy making and creating. The process, the supplies, the doing. I do it for me, while doing it for others.
I think that is why I enjoy taking photos so much because it feels like a craft. I swear each time I pick up the camera I figure something else out about it. How to tweak something just a smidgen to take a better photograph.
So while I am at my desk today daydreaming of a craft room full of fake flowers and felt I'll keep thinking about how to turn my makings into doings.

What do you love to do for yourself?

10 comments

  1. Ah Presley is so adorable!! I can't wait to see how her first birthday comes out, its going to be perfect!

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  2. you take really beautiful photos!! i am not at all crafty but i do enjoy graphic design! that's one of the main reasons i blog :P xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. Oh girl I always think about this and especially when I watch shark tank lol! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  4. I can't wait for your crafts for her birthday party. That letter looks so cute!

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  5. man, her 1st bday party is going to be amazing if you are already prepping!!!! And little P is too sweet!

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  6. Girl you and I both! My husband said either you stay at home with the baby or you go back to work and get a new kitchen. Luckily I was able to work out a deal with my employer and work from home! So I'm getting both. Winning for now. :)

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  7. I've always wondered the same thing! Loving the fun stuff you're putting together for her b-day, can't wait to see it all come together :)

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  8. You could always open up an Etsy shop and sell your adorable decor! Presley’s birthday party is going to be the prettiest celebration!

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  9. If you ask me, your photos are amazing! I think you could totally work part time as a kiddo photographer!!

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  10. I am always looking at people asking myself how they made it happen. My boyfriend have dreams of owning a restaurant but every time I think about I get overwhelmed and discouraged. How could we make it happen??

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