A moment of appreciation

  Oh, how I’d love to post something

inspiring every day for you, my lovely friends.

that just seems impossible at the moment.

I have so much to share with you
from a home that needs a lot of love,
a handmade wares shop that needs to be stocked,
junk sales and antique auctions that need my patronage,
and whatever else my creative heart needs to accomplish.

I hope that you continue to wait patiently

for my little cottage to reveal itself
and know how much I appreciate you.

You are my motivation

to change what needs changing.

Finish what needs finishing.

Paint what needs painting.

And, remember what’s been forgotten.

You are my inspiration

to chase dreams along side of you.

Although I do not post daily at the moment,

I promise you that I’m working like a bumblebee
on my little blog
in between the twins’ naps,
throwing pitches to a seven-year old,
and the rest of ordinary life.

And hopefully,
a couple of times a week,
you’ll continue to join me for a cup of coffee
and some inspiration.

I will feature a new giveaway tomorrow.
(Hint: It will be of particular interest to those of you who plan to faux zinc something.)

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  1. Miranda says:

    I’ll still be here. :) It’s hard to always come up with something to post. Don’t put extra pressure on yourself. Enjoy your family and your life. Blog time can fit in when you have have time. :) I’m so looking forward to your giveaway. I’m going to have to try to zinc something myself when I get settled in.

  2. Megan says:

    Ditto what Miranda said! Family comes first. We will be here when you get a moment :)

  3. I love your blog…I haven’t posted since Friday and that’s okay, I’m just enjoying the summer and painting:)


  4. Oh Jami of course that is ok! I am lucky if I post to my blog weekly as being a Mummy is my main job too :) I post when I want to rather than when I think my ‘followers’ expect me to…I’d rather post when I had something to show off or reveal, rather than just for the sake of it.
    xx Karen

  5. Decorchick! says:

    Aww I loved this post. We all love your blog and understand you can’t post every single day. Enjoy your family that’s the first thing. :) I always get so excited when you have a new post up because I know they are always good!

  6. So so true! I agree with you so much! And you’re right…blogging does motivate you. Hats off to you my dear for taking the time to tend to your little ones (and that pile of freckled laundry!).

  7. Pamela says:

    Hi Jami!

    I’ll be here waiting for your new post! I know you’ll be throwing some humour in! :)

  8. Teresa says:

    Will be here no matter what!

  9. Becky says:

    I think that most mothers would agree that family comes first and if you need something to post you could always put more pictures of Edward…I mean RPat up! I think I checked back four times that day just to see that great picture ;) Remember quality over quantity!

  10. ShadowCase says:

    I’m so glad you took the time to be honest–and so beautifully articulated! I feel exactly the same way– I also love the motivation my readers give me to finish a project or think of something new and creative. I’ve learned a lot about myself since I’ve started my blog, and I’m glad I get to meet friends like you!

  11. julie says:

    As a mom to three young boys, I completely understand if you need a day or two off. Take the time you need and we’ll be here when you get back!

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