I'm so excited to be joining in with Tonya of Plain and Joyful living with her Handmade Holiday project. I just ran across her amazing blog yesterday. It's listed in my side bar if you want to check it out. I've been working on my own handmade Christmas for a few weeks now, not knowing that there are groups of woman/families online doing the same thing and joining groups to share and showcase their handmade gifts. How wonderful! So I joined right up and finished my first project last night. I don't have pics yet because I just hate taking pics in my dark house at midnight. They look so blah, but that's when I get all my sewing done. So I will take pictures soon and post them here. In the meantime, I just wanted to share Tonya's blog with you and just share how excited I am to not be the only one out there who thinks her kids are perfectly fine with handmade gifts instead of loads of store bought stuff.
After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.