I’ve been sitting around here all week with my foot elevated while pumping myself full of antibiotics to get rid of a pesky staph infection in my leg. I’m finally starting to feel better (thanks so much for all the nice comments!) but I haven’t been up to doing much. I haven’t even felt like blogging or scrapping. It all ended up being an unintentional creative break that has made me think about this blog a lot.
Before you get worried, I’m not going anywhere. I’ve been blogging for 9 years now (as of today) here on my own personal blog and it’s become more than a habit. I’ve made friends, developed connections, and explored many interesting avenues of creativity. More than anything, this little blog keeps me going. Keeps me making and doing stuff. I’m not ready to give that up anytime soon.
I am ready for a bit of a change though. I’ve been feeling a little bored with the format lately and I want to keep this place fresh and useful for everyone. I’ve got a simple, but fun idea that I’m excited to debut next week.
Here are some options for keeping up with my blog:
See you on Monday!
So this has been an ongoing struggle for me for more than 3 weeks now. I have to stay off my leg as much as possible so that I don’t feed the infection with swelling. You think that would give me extra time for blogging, but I don’t feel all that great and that makes it hard to do much.
I’ve got to get this taken care of so I’m going to take a few days off here. I’ll still post a few updates on Instagram and my official Facebook page. I’ll be back in blogging form soon!
I just had to post this hilarious series of photos of Men Shopping With Their Ladies [via]
My parents have been in town for a few days and that means that my Mom and I do a lot of shopping. My son always brings along a book or his Nintendo DS to get through all of it. I think he could appreciate these pictures.
I’ve taken photos of him while he waits for us, but this post makes me want to put them all together for a scrapbook page. I hope it will remind you to point your camera at the funny stuff in life so you can capture those fun memories!
Photography by Aaron Dyer. Shared here with permission from Martha Stewart Media.
For me, the best time of year for magazines is either October or December. I really love special holiday issues and I’ve been collecting them for many years. Each year, I get out my stack of holiday themed magazines out and enjoy them. They also are part of my seasonal decorations. I save all the Martha Stewart back issues because they are so beautiful and timeless. This year’s October issue is another classic that I will adore for years to come.
My very favorite project in the entire publication was the lace pumpkins pictured on the cover. It is such a simple idea, but very stunning. Use lace stockings over pumpkins and then apply paint. Remove the stocking and you are left with a beautifully masked pumpkin. So easy!
You can find the instructions here. Check out more great Halloween and fall inspiration in the October issue of Martha Stewart Living, available on newstands and for iPad now.