Monday, May 7, 2012

Inspiration Files: Fuel Your Creativity

You may or may not have noticed that I've lost my posting groove. Does that happen to you? I like to justify everything I do and I'm aiming to make more lists (see below), so here are a few reasons:
  • Dude. I'm busy! Three kids. Enough said.
  • All three of those kids have birthdays this month.
  • There's a combined birthday party next weekend that I need to finish planning. Ideas need to be easy, practically free and able to withstand windy Iowa weather. (Hopefully it doesn't rain! 30 people will not fit in my house!)
  • I finished cleaning out the basement (YAY!) and now have about 15 listings on craigslist.
  • All of the things I'm hoping craig will take care of are in the guest room.
  • My in-laws are coming on Thursday (for the birthdays!)
  • The above-mentioned party is outside and we've done zero landscaping in 3 1/2 years. Lots of reasons, but I'm trying to at least fix the beds by the front of the house.
  • My garden is over-taken with weeds. If the weeds were gone, I could have what's called a volunteer garden--onions and carrots and garlic from last year, cilantro, spinach and lettuce have re-seeded themselves! And strawberries!!!
Throw in the normal cooking/cleaning/laundry cycle and there's no time for blogging!

So. My goal this week in addition to all of the above, is to spend some time with the list below. I need to focus on me just a little bit. Do things I like just for fun. Be creative. Paint something. Write lists of what I have accomplished and forget about that never-ending to-do list! How about you?



  1. I love that the first thing on your list is to make lists. This looks inspiring - I will take a crack at it! I'm feeling a bit of a blog slump too - too busy to craft, let alone work on the big home decor projects! Maybe I'll go home and read a page of the dictionary tonight :-)

  2. Maybe it's spring fever. Blogging, like some other things, just isn't at the top of the 'motivated-to-do' list. My aim at the moment is to trim my list and not expect so much of myself.

  3. I am a list maker and I do think it helps to keep me on track. I also think that life pulls us so many ways that it is hard to be on top of our game all the time. xo Diana

  4. I needed to see this today, thanks for posting it!

  5. I am so with you - when things get hectic, the blog is the first thing that goes. And my busy is about 1/10 of your busy.
    I was doing pretty well at staying up on it until my husband's little mix up with the table saw in January...I've had trouble getting back into my groove since then.

  6. That's beautiful! I've now print this list and put it in front of my desk to re-read in the no-creative days.

    Hello from ChicDecó blog



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