Hello from my new site, Glitter & Goldfish! After realizing my blog was on, quite possibly, the least user friendly site around, I’ve finally finished the arduous task of moving over all my previous blog posts to their new home. The user friendliness rating tanked even more (as if that was possible) when they had zero options to move over posts electronically and the only options given were copy/paste. So, I pulled up my
big girl pants leggings and got to work. I even bought the domain this time; I’m so fancy! Just kidding. It’s 2pm and I just got dressed…don’t judge.
If you read any of my other posts, you probably notice that I went from The Crafty Momma to Glitter & Goldfish. Two reasons. One, I have a thing for alliteration. Maybe it’s my Type A nature or the fact that I was a teacher, but I just like it. Two, the more I wrote, or wanted to write, the more I realized that motherhood trumps most things and there isn’t always time for crafts (ouch, that hurt to say). I want this place now to be a space where I can tell you about my projects (glitter) and where I can, depending on the day, show off or complain about my kids (goldfish). Are you pickin’ up what I’m puttin’ down?
How many of you just skimmed until now where you found the word giveaway? I see you. It’s fine though, just promise to come back and read once and awhile, ok? I’m going to be posting much more now that my site is hosted on an amazingly easy-to-use platform, unlike before. I would want to write before and then just not want to deal with process of it all…not anymore, folks! Anyway. I have felt STRESS lately. Like, major holiday and Christmas anxiety and it’s not even December yet. Between my baby learning how to crawl and making sure he doesn’t kill himself, to figuring out how to cook an entire Thanksgiving meal, to wanting the house perfectly clean and decorated in seasonally appropriate decor, I’ve just about burned myself down to nothing. My guess is there are lots of other mommas who are feeling pretty similar. The other day I was at the Starbucks drive through and someone in front of me bought my drink. I was so grateful I literally sat in the parking lot and cried for a moment before I could leave. So, in the spirit of the season and hoping that I can, at the very least, help someone else feel the same happiness, I want to choose 2 people to email a Starbucks gift card to. I’m on a budget so they’ll be small, but enough to take yourself out before you sit down with a book or wander around Target and de-stress a bit as the holiday season kicks into full gear.
-> To enter the giveaway: Leave a comment below with one thing you can show yourself a little grace with as the holidays are upon us.
While not totally necessary, I’d also love and appreciate if you followed my blog to be alerted to new posts as they come out!
**I’ll use a random generator to choose 2 winners on Thursday morning (12/1/16) to receive a Starbucks giftcard, emailed to them from me. I’ll close commenting at 10am, Mountain (Arizona) time.