Wow. It has been a long time since I last blogged, years in fact. That’s hard to believe because I love to write. More so, I love to create anything, but life gets in the way…. thus my long hiatus.
I have decided that now is the time to start doing something I want to do…this will be my journey to be the organized, creative and entertaining person I know is inside of me. I, as is my home, am a work in progress.
I’ve set some goals for myself, some things I want to do in the coming days, weeks, months and even years. I may be a little old to start with this kind of venture, but hey… why not?? My children are older (10 and 19), my life has slowed down somewhat and my current career doesn’t require me to exhaust my creative juices during the work week. I now have the time — and more importantly — the determination to do this.
Let’s start by explaining my title …. Cooking, Crafting and Chaos. That is my life. Better yet, maybe my title should just simply be Chaos. There’s no better way to explain it. I spend a lot of time taking care of my home and family, going to my son’s baseball tournaments, sending goody boxes to my daughter at college, cooking, trying new recipes, testing the waters of selling Pampered Chef products and playing in my very disorganized craft room. All wrapped up in one package it is CHAOS. Chaos is served daily at my house.
I confess, I am somewhat of a “Martha Stewart Wanna Be,” I know with all the negative publicity around her of late, I should probably not admit this. Yes, I want to be like her in some ways. But, I don’t want to be her. I’d love to have her talent, her drive to do what she enjoys doing and be able to make a living doing that. (Her money wouldn’t hurt either). Although I respect what she has accomplished, I want to be like her minus the jail time and the famed, hardened personality. So maybe I just want to be my own version of her. Just call me Martha Shelly 🙂
I’m starting with this blog. For those of you who know me, you know it will be filled with cooking, crafts and lots of talk about my husband and beautiful children — All the things I love and yes, lots of just plain chatter. I’ve spent the last few weeks browsing blogs and YouTube channels and enjoying what so many other people out there have to offer. I’ve even spent some time revisiting my past blog posts (now posted here). It has reignited my inner creativity that I could never find time to use. I can do this. I’m starting small with goal of posting here at least once a week, and eventually three to four times a week. Hopefully, making this public will keep me committed. Hopefully, I will also find some readers.
Then, on to harder goals. I’d love to do a video blog. This is a big fear, especially for someone self-conscious about everything from her accent (yes I have one) to her graying hair, to the disarray of my home. It’s so much easier to hide behind your words; to share without being seen. But becoming what I want to be includes conquering some fears. So, here goes.
I’m looking forward to sharing my journey — including successes and failures — with you. Let’s do this together. I have a lot to learn, so be patient. There will be lots of recipes and crafty projects, lots and lots of time spent organizing and beautifying my home and, I’m sure, lots of rambling. I like to talk.
Until next time…