Wednesday, May 20, 2009

anything you can do...


just kidding (about the title).

i don't really think like that, but as of late (well, and really the past 8 years of my life), I've discovered a complex that I have.
Yes, I have a complex and I'm going to discuss it here at this forum. Go call the WAAAhhmbulance.

I have this obsession with looking at a million inspiring and wonderful blogs/websites with beautiful images and awesome projects/paper goods and think, "That is so cool. I could totally do something like that." Or I see something neat on ETSY and think, "I could make that." Then I start feeling bad that I am NOT doing things like that with my life, and start making plans and shifting my priorities so I can "do it all"----but then, my list gets buried under the mail, or chewed up by little M. and I forget---rinse and repeat.

So, folks, I'm not a TOTALLY changed woman.
However, I did DO something.

Luckily, Aaron stepped in, to save the day, and for Mother's Day, awarded me 5+ hours to lock myself in my happy room and accomplish these things (along with backing up my entire photo collection, my computer's life, printing cards, and the like). It was heaven. I'm thinking this could be the start of a lovely tradition.

Who needs flowers these days? I say, give me the gift of TIME.

Seriously, I don't remember the last time I was BORED. If you looked around this joint, you'd see I have too many projects on my queue (sorry, we do Netflix).

So, with no further adieu, here are just three of the many things accomplished on that good day.

These are available right this minute for purchase in my shop. Give me a little bit more time and I'll show you the rest soon.

xoxo, melis

11 comments:

Tyler and Erin said...

I love all 3! So do you do these all by hand or computer or what? You are so very gifted! Love them all!

Jordan and Jandee said...

I think I have the same complex....too many good ideas, not enough time....guilt complex. Love the cards.

Jared and Kelly said...

You right, you know, you can do it better.
I used to have a complex like that but after so many years void of time to be creative, I've moved onto, someday, maybe I'll do that...

I have this wonderful friend, 3x my age, she's been there done that, wise as the willow- every year she tells her husband all she wants for mother's day is for him to take a trip with the kids for 3 full days (morning of the first day to the evening of the third) so she can have time to herself. I think your 5 hours is more than she's ever had. you must make it a tradition.

mommyballs said...

I feel exactly the same way when I look at other people's blogs, including yours. The difference is rather than saying, "I CAN do that", most of the time it's "I WISH I could do that". You are so talented and I am just glad to reap the benefits, like the other day when Emma wore the adorable applique shirt you made and gave her. How about if I host a girls' night at my house and you can teach us??!! Or, I am just thankful that my hubby shares the income so I can just buy the beautiful things that others make. I loved this entry, though, as it eloquently stated what, I believe, many of us women feel as we peek into one another's lives via blogs. And, the idea about the hubby taking the kids away to have alone time is BRILLIANT!!! Why didn't I think of that??? Now to just get Emma weaned . . .

emily snyder said...

you kill me!!
how do you do this stuff? remember how you will be here in just a few moments? how are my mento pictures?? ;-) you love me.

Adam, Ashley, and Avery Lind said...

love, love, love it!... Did I mention that I love it?

Blake, Mandi, and Browen said...

You are so talented, even if you don't have time to mass-produce your talent-evident artifacts. It just makes each masterpiece more valuable and rare! I say. . .enjoy the making... and don't worry if it takes you a lifetime to finish! AND MAKE aaron watch M more often (ha ha ha) take care--- Mandi

Leslie said...

You crack me up! Sometimes I feel the same way...wonder if it comes from our wonderful mothers....anyway, LOVE the cards, and I'm so glad you got lots of time in your happy room!!!

erin said...

I love your stationary! I am not even going to let Luke touch what you gave him... the little bugs are just too cute!! Really. I'm thinking I'm going to frame them and put them in his room!

elements: overexposed said...

You are totally not kidding about the title and it's true! xo

The Cook Family said...

I feel a little guilty buying that card since I know the sacrifice that went into it, but it is PERFECT! Thanks Aaron, Jeramy will appreciate it!

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