Me in the Raw

So I haven't gone to bed yet, so it's still Saturday for me. I wanted to share this picture with you that my sweet 4-year-old took. I let him experiment with the camera and ended up with lots of pictures of my foot on the peddle, his puppy dog, his sleeping sister on the floor, and this one of me working on the reception aprons. I actually really like it.
I finished the aprons tonight and have lots of things to show you tomorrow {technically today, since it's after midnight...but is anyone counting? ;)}. They turned out so so cute and perfectly feminine and professional. You could make a business out of jazzing up aprons for things like receptions.

Anyway, about the picture. This is my work space. This is where I sew, I cook, I teach, I listen, I learn, I feed, I create, I dance, I kiss, I cry, I am me. It's a small space {we live in student housing as my husband finishes his PhD}, but it's my space and I love it. I think one of the things I'm most grateful for is that I really sincerely love the time I'm in NOW. I think it takes a lot of practice and giving in and compromise, but it's possible and it makes it more meaningful in the NOW to live that way. We moved here knowing we'd move away, but we lived here like we'd be here forever. It's made all the difference. I love it here. I've made amazing friends that will be my kindred life friends. Connections with other women lift you in a unique and important way - a way I've only discovered while living here. Because I love it here, I will love it anywhere. It will be good no matter where we go because we will make it that way. I really believe that. My kitchen will change, I will probably change, but for the better. Here, we are going forward and loving it. Bring on Portland! I'm so excited.


  1. I have great memories of making the best of our little space. It is a unique time and you'll really miss it! I never thought I would but I do.

  2. I know exactly what you mean. It's so great to see someone enjoying the place and the moment that they are in!!

  3. can't believe you worked all night in such cute clothes. i end up in sweats right away!

  4. Your four-year-old has skills! I think that pic is great! Very genuine. I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your sweet comment! And I managed to dodge the root canal (for now), but I really appreciated the sympathy!!

  5. oooh! I like this post. So true! Way to live in the now. It's the only now you'll ever get. And see that? Whooop! It's gone.

    Love the picture. Great Job KIDDO!

  6. Thanks for dropping by my little space!! I always love new visitors:)

    Anyway, I love this post. As a military wife I know what you mean about living in the NOW. If I always just looked forward on what was next, then I would miss out on my whole life! :) There is such peace in accepting and enjoying what your life is and perfecting it in ways that you are able. Lovely post:) Oh, and SUPER lovely aprons! Those flowers are so sweet!


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