Saturday’s Post

I am sitting here (on Friday cuz I always do my blog posts early) just really inspired.

See that little list of blogs over on the left, down at the bottoms of “friends” and stuff? Some of those girls just really really really inspire me.

I find the coolest stuff on my friend Gloria's blog. I don't get to see her much anymore but it is so nice to be able to check in on her blog and see what's going on. She goes on these cool art retreats and she brings back stories of the cool people she met and it just takes her creations to whole new level. Her blog's a good mix of personal, creative stuff, and just sharing. She has the best music too and most of you know I hate it when blogs have music but her music is pretty cool.

Anyways, I got a couple things off Gloria's blog today (Friday–now you know my secret that I don't really blog at 12:01AM everyday!)

This blinkie:

The Small Is Beautiful Manifesto

Click on it to find out more…

And I signed up for this class (oh my goodness, I cannot believe I am paying $75 for it so I am crossing my fingers it is super beneficial for me — read the testimonials and it sounds great):

I spent the last few hours of Friday night reading, clicking on links, and enjoying this online class. They sent me my login info right away and I feel that I have already learned alot–some of it is just confirming what I already knew, believed, or felt, and some of it is new stuff. Both are very positive in helping me become a better business person with a better product while still being a mom and a wife ;) Check this post out by Leigh-Ann, one of the instructors in the class and the owner of Freckled Nest:

5 Ways to Stay Motivated While You're Crafting

I do all 5 out of 5 woohoo so I totally agree with her, especially about #1 — keeping your workspace clean and the other one about making your workspace cute and inspiring, I am re-doing my scrap room and I have to take pics to show you when it is all sparkly and clean (right now I am working on some stuff for PDW).

I am better at some of Leigh-Ann's 5 tips than others though and I really need to work on #4 cuz sometimes I get creative burnout because I don't take those breaks to get “rewards” and then I am pissed at myself for not really living life cuz I am “scrapbooking” all the time and not creating new memories and experiences with my family and friends.

I know in 2010 I said I wanted to go to lunch with friends more and so far I am happily averaging 3 “lunches” a month (dinner with sister, lunch with Holly, lunch with Elvie, coffee with Cindy, coffee with Nan, and coffee with Elena) —– ;) and lots more visits so that is way better than 2009 which was 0. Need to work on going to the playground and on walks with the kids though I have Matt in tumbling class and I had to pry myself from the scrap table today to make myself go but I did it, we got there early and the kids were on the playground a little and it was nice. But my back was killing me from that car accident (still, I KNOW!) so Katie had to be Matt's tumbling coach but we were there, not in the house, and that was nice. Anyways, I am getting alot out of this class and if you like Leigh-Ann's blog post, then you will likely love the class ;) Just saying. And thanks Gloria for posting that little blinkie on your blog cuz I clicked it and yay!

Is there a blog that you love reading? Share a blog that inspires you creatively, as a person, to cook, to be a good parent…just post the link to it in the comments section here on my blog on this pots by Thursday March 4th at Midnight PST. And I'll draw one winner to get a $10 gift cert to my etsy shop ;) on Friday March 5.

Happy Blogging!!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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5 thoughts on “Saturday’s Post

  1. You are so sweet Jenn…I miss you too..I wil be driving 20 hours later today to take my kids to see there dad so I wil call you so we can catch up…I love that you are taking the class if I get stuck I will call you since you are my colledge smart friend…Love I am off to run..

    Posted on February 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm
  2. I can’t think of one favorite blog, because I learn something from all the ones I follow.

    Posted on February 27, 2010 at 4:16 pm
  3. ok, I know February didn’t work out for us to get together but lets try maybe this month :) That way you could get a two for one – lunch with friends and out with the kiddos making memories :)

    I love lots of blogs including yours, one blog I gets LOTS of inspiration from is Elizabeth Kartchner’s blog. She has girls about Fiona’s age so its fun to see them, plus she some really cute clothes and home stuff along with her scrapbooking things. I am hoping to go to Spark this fall to get some live inspiration from her!!

    Posted on February 27, 2010 at 4:22 pm
  4. Oh wow Nancy — that is awsome! I have heard Spark is great. I am already going to one big ticket event this year (Reflections) so that is all I can do but there are so many cool ones out there I keep hearing about. Yes, March will be our month! I know I dropped the ball but things got crazy cuz I overcommitted myself ;P

    I hear ya Dakota–I learn from them all ;)

    And Gloria you are such a dedicated mom. My phone is on ;)

    Posted on February 27, 2010 at 4:47 pm
  5. I look at a lot of blogs. Your blog is one of the first ones I visit when I get the chance. I truly love reading about what you’ve been up to. Hope that we can get together and crop again.

    ♥ Di

    Posted on February 27, 2010 at 9:32 pm