Hello lovely readers! This is crazy timing but better late then never, right? I never got deep at the New Year and shared how I was going to ring in 2014, my resolutions I was going to make (and probably break), or even what I got for Christmas. The problem is I have a hard time sharing tidbits about myself and honestly feel a bit like who cares, but all you guys are here for a reason and you faithfully come back, so even if 21 days late I feel the need to share a few thoughts I’ve had running through my head.
You may have noticed I’ve made a few tiny changes around the blog. I changed my tagline to “Designing a Lovely Life” because I want the blog to reflect more of real life, I’ve updated my Meet Virginia with a few things you didn’t know you wanted to know about me, and I’ve added a new Media Kit to my Sponsor section, for your viewing pleasure!
I’ve recently read posts from other lovely Canadian bloggers that really struck a cord Shannon at AKA Designs and Jennifer at Rambling Renovators both wrote New Year’s posts explaining what they need to change this year and how they are going to take back 2014 and make some much needed changes. And guess what? I need to do that too!
My life is crazy town. No really. I have a terrible habit of taking on too much, and an even worse habit of not being able to say no. I end up getting myself into situations like catering 3 events in one day, and stretching myself so far that my kids and husband get forgotten. So this year even if it means living in the poor house, I
need have to take some time back. I’ve decided to cater a bit less, be more organized in blogging and only take on projects that are truly worth it. That being said, if you’re an advertiser reading this, I’m sorry but I can’t work for free, my time is valuable. I’m taking time to enjoy 2014!
I don’t often share too many details about what is going on in the Fynes palace because I’m a terrible writer and would rather let my projects do the talking, but I guess if you don’t like my awful writing skills, or my even worse grammar you would have left by now.
This year you might hear a bit more about me and my adventures.
Fynes Designs needs to spread its wings.
Maybe I didn’t write this post until now because I seriously considered throwing in the blogging towel. I love blogging, I love being inspired to create, meeting new friends and trying new things. Everyone always says find something you love, then find a way to make money doing it, I think I’m almost there. Closing up shop just wasn’t an option. I just need to make it work with my life, and that means sharing more of the real.
I truly LOVE everything about crafting and thrive on a good deal but we like to go, see, and do and I want you to follow along and share my experiences too! I live in one of the most beautiful places and I think its unfair not to let you on the inside and share what Canada has to offer. Don’t get me wrong I will certainly still be sharing loads of DIY, craft, and holiday projects because I just can’t resist!
Plus guess what? I cook! Not anything overly fancy but it keeps the catering clients coming back for more! I’m getting out my recipe box and will have a tasty nibble to share here and there! If you didn’t check out my Thai Nacho Dip or the Maple Brie Dip you should do that before you leave, easy and yummy!
I didn’t want to set a word for 2014 (since I obviously missed the trendy boat on that one), but just incase anyone cares, I’d have to say it would be ENJOY! I need to take the time to enjoy. Enjoy life, my kids, meals, outdoors, company and family, just plain enjoy each day to the fullest!
Maybe this post is coming to you today because I’m feeling a bit emotional (I rarely get up and need to get something off my chest) but last night I lost a very dear Aunt. My Dads sister was more of a Granny to me as a child than an Aunt. My Gram passed when I was very small and she certainly filled the void. She taught me to knit and was probably my first source of creativeness. I would stay with her often when my parents traveled, I loved her huge farm house, the way she had an electric blanket on every bed, how she just snickered when she caught us dipping our fingers in the brown sugar, and she had the most amazing dress up closet any kid had ever seen. She lived everyday to the fullest and didn’t let age limit her abilities. She wouldn’t hesitate to climb a cherry tree, mend a broken fence, or tend a garden big enough to feed the entire neighbourhood. She will be greatly missed by many.