.checking in.

I just wanted to apologize to my blog (as well as to any avid readers out there, if you exist) for my absence this past week or so. Notice how my last post was about opening shop on etsy? Well, coincidentally, that has a lot to do with why my blogging has been so scarce lately!

No, I haven't been swamped with sales. I'm still patiently waiting for my first one, as a matter of fact, but my hands have still been so busy sewing and creating with nearly every free minute I have. But I'm definitely not complaining! I've enjoyed this Summer so much because of all the time I've had to create and finally get the ball rolling on some dreams of mine.

Latest News in Brief:

* Hubs got himself the truck of his (almost) dreams, and I am now the proud driver of his hand-me-down Honda Accord. I said goodbye to my Impala of 9 years. R.I.P. Nellie. We had a good ride.

* I've sold 2 dresses and 1 tote bag at True Treasures (a local shop).

* I'm struggling with a decision I need to make very soon in the job department. Prayers would be so appreciated.

* I ordered some pre-natal vitamins and will begin that regiman soon... which means....

* I know I've already mentioned this, but for the purpose of documentation I'll say it again: Not liking this short hair one bit. I totally have long hair envy. If you can pull your hair back in a ponytail without half of it falling out, I envy you.

* Need prayer for my envy issue. I know it's not right. I'm thankful to just have hair. Just need peace about my appearance... Which that alone seems so vain. Pssh on my appearance. I mean, yeah I want to take care of myself and be attractive to my husband, but I don't need to worry about impressing anyone else. Which leads me to my next one...

* Hubs and I are going to his 10-year high school reunion tomorrow. I'm worried he won't be proud to introduce me as his wife because with my new short 'do, I feel like all my flaws are exposed on the surface. I realize that way of thinking is not right, and I'm hoping that typing it out and making myself admit to it (publicly) will make me put a stop to such wasteful fears and thoughts.

Those are all the updates I can think of right now. Looking forward to the Farmer's Market and Hobby Lobby in the morning, then off to that reunion where my main focus will NOT be on my appearance or my hair but on those around me and how I can be a light for Christ.

I do apologize if I've seemed like a hormonal whiny baby at times in this post. No matter how many years I live, that insecure 12-year-old still likes to pop in and visit every once in a while.


  1. a happy girl is a pretty girl. Psalm 43:5 "Why art thou cast down my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God" you're beautiful no matter what. Psalm 17:15 "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied when I awake, with thy likeness". Hear that?! God's likeness.

    It's hair. It will grow back and now you know you're not happy with it short. maybe next time just cut a couple inches off and then decide if you want to go shorter. or my fall back for everything is "when in doubt, don't". I'm sure leslie thinks you're beautiful. no matter what. LOVE you!

  2. I'm exciting about the point about you ordering pre-natal vitamins!! :) I'm sorry you're feeling uncomfortable with your hair - I hope it grows back quickly for you. Don't stress about the reunion tomorrow, people will love you for you and your personality, not for your hair :)

  3. Oh my gosh i am loving short hair right now--I am sure you are worrying for nothing! I know how hard it is to have to wait though. Make it would help to get it styled by your hairdresser that morning or something..

  4. Oh my gosh, no need to apologize. I have felt exactly like you on more than one occasion. BIG CONGRATS on being pregnant...how exciting ). We totally put too much pressure on ourselves as women to look and be perfect, I totally understand wanting to feel worthy of your spouse...been there, but truth is they aren't nearly as hard on us or themselves as we are.

    P.S. I'm sure you look beautiful with short hair. HAVE FUN

    Thanks for stopping by my blog - Carrie