hello sweet reader… i’ve been thinking a lot about you. i really have. i’ve tried to think about this space here & what i hope it brings to you.
when i first began to write “simple thoughts” and honestly for the majority of the last 10 years since my first post (ten??!!! whatonearth??) i would think of this blog as my journal. my thoughts. my story. my my my —blah blah blah. and while it is my story, thinking of it in that way probably took any responsibility off my shoulders. if it’s just me & mine then i can sorta do whatever i want to with it & it’s not really wrong. right?
i’ve always adored you guys. i have. ya’ll are kind readers. ya’ll have been warm & genuine, you’ve been encouraging, you’ve spent time here & many of you are really real-life connections.
which brings me to where i am this afternoon. ya’ see, over the last few years things in the social media world have changed quite a bit. people are spending much more time on pinterest. pinterest to me is sorta like justin beiber….all good, but i’m just not wowed…& yes, i realize i’m the only one who feels this way. instagram has become the homecoming queen of social platforms. both pinterest & instagram are so simple, quick & easy to peruse. kinda like a drive-thru. meanwhile, reading a blog is more like a sit down restaurant and not always very convenient. combine that with the fact that many bloggers have just moved on over to insta because its so much easier. ohmygosh. so much easier. & i’ll be honest with you, there are very few blogs i read these days as well.
so here’s what my hope is for you & this little space. i’m still not ready to completely throw in the towel on blogging. not yet. i’m definitely not a multiple times a week writer. i just don’t have that many things to say. secondly, i do indeed have a responsibility here & a responsibility to you. if you’ve chosen to come here, park your car & c’mon in, i want it to be worth your visit. i’m not promising a big-gun grabber ‘how to’ post a week or a ‘fresh seasonal diy’ for inspiration but what i am promising is that my words here will be encouraging. sometimes light hearted & sometimes perhaps a little heavier but hopefully always encouraging. i love to share what god’s teaching me & i love to share how he’s a good father to us. i want to share a fun recipe now & then as well as be a cheerleader for a few products that i love. i may talk raising girls & i may talk about loving our men. just like a coffee date would be. simple & thoughtful. i like the sound of that and i hope you do too! maybe somewhere in the middle of drive thru and restaurant dining. & truthfully, if you want me to share or write about certain subjects please tell me. i’d love to hear your thoughts! if it’s just easier to visit on instagram, well i’d love for you to join me there!
i have a few things to catch up on over the next few weeks and hopefully i’ll be a little more frequent around here than just once a month. thank you for spending time here!
a few pictures of life
lately a few months ago because i’m that far behind~