Thursday, October 09, 2014

Thursday's Thought

Earlier this week I was asked to make a custom print for a home office,
and I immediately knew what quote I wanted to use. 


This quote totally speaks to me. 
I feel myself getting so wrapped up in trying to establish and grow my business,
as well coordinating giveaways, designing new products, and keeping up with my blog.

I try to do most of my "work" when my son naps, and goes to bed,
but lets be realistic, most of the time it takes a backseat 
due to all my other household chores. 

When my son is awake, I try to be 100% present for him. 
He is a 21 month bundle of energy that loves nothing more than
spending time with his mama...
and as much as I don't want to be, I'm realistic.
It's not going to last forever. 

So, although this print was created for someone else, 
it is one that is close to my heart,
and hanging in my own home office.
(Well more like a folding table in the corner of my son's now playroom!)  

A great reminder to live life-
it will inspire you in ways you didn't even know!

Plus, when I try to do work while my little man is awake, 
this is what happens...

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&
My Simply Sweet #TBT

Fall 2012 | Just about a month and a half before my little man arrived!

36 comments:

  1. i LOVE that quote! we are so busy with all the stuff, especially in the states =) beautiful post!

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    1. Thanks so much, I think it's so great! :)

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  2. My acting coach used to say that all the time. Getting work done with kids around seems impossible, I would just want to nap during nap time. haha

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    1. Haha I still do that at times, but it's less tempting when it's your ONLY time to get things done! :)

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  3. That quote is such a lovely way to look at things.

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  4. That print is perfect!! It is so true!

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    1. Thanks so much, the "so true" quotes are the best!

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  5. Aww, I love prints with inspirational quotes! <3

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  6. Great quote! If we don't live life, we'll have nothing to write about =)

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  7. Oh my gosh you look so cute with blonde hair - have you ever thought of dying it back? I envy people who can pull off both brown AND blonde <3

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    1. Only EVERY DAY, haha! Unfortunately it's not in the budget right now (highlights are so darn expensive) and I wouldn't dare trying to do it myself, but thanks for the sweet words!

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  8. Love that print! I've been on a inspirational print buying spree lately <3

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    1. I've been on a inspirational print making spree, haha, they are my favorite!

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  9. This is a great quote. I usually work during the night and spend time with family during the day. The struggle for sleep is SO real.

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    1. I do the same, and the struggle for sleep is seriously no joke!

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  10. ❤❤❤❤❤ that quote!!! Thanks for sharing ❤

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  11. I love that quote and I LOVE the frame it's in!

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  12. yes! I completely agree - and love that quote! People that live to work tend to get really unhappy.

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    1. Yes, I always say money will not buy happiness, and I truly believe that! :)

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  13. This quote is magical! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Love the quote and print out! It really is perfect for an office environment! I also loved your TBT!

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  15. That blog planner looks great!

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    1. Okay I did some digging but had to find it for you. It's a free DL from the 30 Days Blog. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2014/09/printable-blog-planner/

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  16. It is all about the work life balance isn't it? Right now I am typing this with one hand, my left, so that I can pet my sick cat! We do what we got to do!

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    1. Oh my goodness, we always do what we gotta do, hope your little baby feels better! :(

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  17. That is a great quote! And the office would definitely be the place to put it. Such a cute picture of you before your little man was born!

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  18. This is really a great quote! It would be perfect to have on my desk!

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  19. I love this quote! It is so important to slow down and enjoy the little things in life. It goes by so fast!

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  20. What a lovely decoration and inspirational reminder to have for your home office. <3 I completely agree. I'll have to think of a similar saying to decorate my home space! And haha, I totally can uderstand your son wanting to get in on the action. ;)

    xo,
    lauriel
    EyeForElegance.com

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