The quote above keeps running through my head, because so many times I find myself comparing my life to what everyone else is doing via blogs, Instagram, Facebook etc. But lets be honest... social media always makes life look so much more perfect than it really is, right? I have struggled posting on here, because I do not want you all to think my life is perfectly put together, and that I am juggling events, interior design, my etsy shop, our booth at the antique market, and painting furniture with a big grin and looking fabulous while doing it. Truth is, most days I roll out of bed, throw on athletic clothes (that are usually covered in paint) and put my hair in a messy ponytail. I make to-do lists, and loose them. My desk is a disaster, and my Etsy shop has taken over my house. Packing peanuts, boxes, tape, bubble wrap, wine glasses are EVERYWHERE! I get overwhelmed with how much we have going on, yet I feel like I am accomplishing very little. I doubt what I am doing at times, and wonder how I am making a difference in people's lives.
So now that you know how crazy my life really is, I do not want this to be a blog that steals your joy, because there is a constant feeling of comparison. I hope that you come to this blog seeking inspiration and encouragement.
Here is a verse that I need to hang above my desk. It is such a great reminder that the only approval we are seeking is from a God that loves us despite our imperfections.
"For am I now seeking the approval of man or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ." Galatians 1:10
In efforts to keep things "real" around here I am planning to do a little segment called "Lets Keep it Real Mondays." Let's start with my tomatoes that I put on Instagram a few weeks ago...
See these beautiful tomatoes that I grew. Truth is they were already growing on the tomato plant that I bought. All I did was water it, and ta-da. I have a black thumb, and I am pretty sure my tomato plant is about to croak now. Any tips on growing tomatoes?