Minneapolis Illustrator, Invitation Designer, + DIYer Blog


Art, Inspiration, and Life. Sharing all the inspires me to create.



Life got a bit crazy for me these past few months (obviously my blogging came to a screaching halt!). Many a day went by where I felt like Brooklyn above-I just wanted to bury myself under the covers and hide. Working full time, trying to blog and take decent photos (I even took a photography class to get better), joining crossfit, crafting, becoming a Stella & Dot stylist, spend time with my family, and maintain my social life took a toll on me.  I needed to step away from a lot of things and re-assess what’s important to me. I’m not complaining by any means. Don’t take this as that. I just needed to figure out what is important to me and where I want to spend my time. 

I’ve figured out I need to take care of myself first. I’ve come to realize that what I feed my body and how I take care of it has a huge impact on how I feel. This isn’t new to me, but it was really magnified in recent weeks. So I’ve been making changes and I’m starting to feel better. I’m cooking all my meals at home (organic, whole foods). I’ve eliminated Dairy, Gluten and sugar. Funny how easy this becomes when you make the conscious decision to do this to feel better. I’ve started creating again - making cards because I enjoy it, not because I felt obligated too. And I’m back to blogging :)  But it’s going to be different. Before I focused so much on how the pictures looked and if I had a great shot to show you, but now I’m going to show you real life. The pictures may be from my iphone or simply a snap of something I enjoy. It’s more of a lifestyle blog than a style blog.  I’ll share what I’m making (food and crafts) as well as what I’m wearing. 

I’d love to know what you think about this new approach.  Good, Bad, don’t care? What would you like to see my blog evolve into? Please let me know. 

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