Archives for February 2011
This weekend, our baby turned two (although she insists that she’s still one. . . ). We had a small celebration in honor of the milestone.
I often get emails asking for advice on how to run a business when you’re a busy mom. Here’s my best advice: focus on what matters and let go of the rest. (I’m still learning this, by the way.) For me, this means a $3 box of ready-made Elmo cupcakes and a small family party for our two-year-old who won’t remember a second of it, in the long run.
There’s so much pressure on moms–especially when it comes to birthday parties–to out do each other and come up with bigger and better every year. If this is your thing, more power to you. I’ve personally had enough of feeling guilty over something that doesn’t really matter. We get guilted into doing all kinds of silly things that our kids could care less about. And, it’s exhausting to try and keep up.
So, as I said, I’m learning to take my own advice of letting go of the unimportant stuff. That may mean biting my tongue if a shirt and pants don’t match, if someone doesn’t want to wear a hairbow, if my four-year-old decides to (fake) tatoo her forehead. . . . It’s definitely a daily challenge.
Back to the green cupcakes. . . .The birthday girl loved them as much as any specialty cake or elaborate party :) Which is what matters, afterall.
Thanks for reading my weekend rambling. . . . And, now for the pillow giveaway from Absolute Fabrics and Home:
Our master bedroom is getting painted this weekend and because I’ve been busy focusing on client projects rather than my own humble abode, I’ve waited until the last minute to choose my paint color. No huge statement color in this room. I know that I’m sticking with some shade of gray, for a nice neutral backdrop.
Here were the original contenders (Pelican Gray, Winter Solstice, Sterling, and Marina Gray–all by Benjamin Moore):
If you have any experience with grays, you know they can be tricky. There’s gray-gray, but there’s also blue-gray, lavender-gray and even a taupey-gray. It can make a girl crazy (especially when time is running out before the painter gets here. . . ). In this case, I think I’ve decided on “Winter Solstice.” It’s soft without too much of a blue undertone. I think it will be a nice contrast to the dark wood bed and white nightstands.
There’s also the trey ceiling to think about. While I love the asparagus shade on this ceiling, my
boring sensible side tells me to stick to another gray on the same color card.
I’m also thinking a gray color palette on the walls will make it easier to add fun color on the bed from time to time.