Friday, April 29, 2011

Reality Check

Normally, my blogging tends to not be very personal in nature. My husband is in law enforcement and we are pretty cognizant of the consequences of letting everything hang out there. I am not vigilant or crazy about it, but this blog is about one part of my life and I try to keep things focused on that. As such, I think I am sometimes seen as not very personable or not wanting to build a relationship with other bloggers or readers. So…I think it is time for a little reality check.

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My life, like the rest of yours, is busy. I struggle to find a balance between what I want to do, what I need to do and what I should do. I spend a lot of time on the piles and as much time as I can trying to get away from the piles. I am not a craft-spewing machine by any means and often feel like I can’t keep up—with any aspect of my life.

I blog about the stuff I make for my family and friends and realize it isn’t always interesting to you. So, thank you for supporting me by following along. I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Some days, your kind comments are the only thing that motivates me to keep blogging and sharing tutorials. Blogging is a “job” I chose, but it’s not like I am getting paid for it. The pay is a kind word or a bit of gratitude when you like something I‘ve posted. Thank you!


Maggie Massey,  said... April 29, 2011 at 3:13 PM  

Hey girl! I have those same exact piles in my house!!!! :) You rock.

Kelly @livingcraftilyeverafter,  said... April 29, 2011 at 3:14 PM  

I couldnt agree more! Love your blog and I have never felt that you werent personable! :)


Nancy,  said... April 29, 2011 at 3:17 PM  

As a fellow blogger I can tell you that I only let my readers see what I want them to see. I love your blog and creativity. You are such an inspiration!!!!! Thank you!

Melissa K Norris,  said... April 29, 2011 at 3:24 PM  

I find such great things on your blog. Don't let discouragement stop you. A humble spirit like yours is one of the reasons I keep coming back, plus, you truly have great content.

Thank you and keep on blogging!

Kelly @ Run With Glitter,  said... April 29, 2011 at 3:51 PM  

I feel like you just spoke from my I feel the exact way. Love your blog! You do a great job!

Mindie Hilton,  said... April 29, 2011 at 4:59 PM  

My husband is in law enforcement to, he works as an investagator for corrections. I know he doesn't like all of the info I sometimes share on my blog,

for saftey reasons. I have at least stopped taking photos on my droid and posting since the gps can be used to track you.

I appreciate you keeping it real. I can totally relate to struggling trying to stay on top of all the hats we wear as moms, wives, bloggers, cooks, and crafters. Stop by and see me sometime.

Powers Fam,  said... April 29, 2011 at 5:29 PM  

My hubby is an officer also so my family blog is private. I realized after moving into our home and posting pics I was basically laying out blueprints. Not good. I love your blof and look forward to your posts whenever they happen. ;)

Unknown,  said... April 29, 2011 at 5:30 PM  

I think you're awesome! Love all of your tutorials and am soo happy when you share.. especially all of the sewing ones.. it gives me a push closer to actually busting out the old sewing machine.. (not there yet but working on it) Keep doing what you're doing!
p.s. I have lots of piles too!

Tanya,  said... April 29, 2011 at 5:32 PM  

I think many bloggers (myself included) feel the same. Piles, piles and more piles behind the scenes!

Kat,  said... April 29, 2011 at 9:20 PM  

I hate to brag, but I don't have piles. I have Mountains! LOL Love your blog!

Unknown,  said... April 30, 2011 at 3:17 AM  

So glad to know I'm not alone!! My piles are taking over as I'm trying to do everything!!

The SPANGLER,  said... April 30, 2011 at 6:21 AM  

Love it! It felt like your piles were the babies left by my mammoth mounds of everything... sometimes it's easy to be so overwhelmed by it - and it's so nice and somewhat comforting to read you're not alone.
I was in law enforcement, my husband still is - I totally identified with your reluctance to share the personal details. I think it can be wise to be somewhat wary of the irrevocable abyss that is the internet.
You still connect with your audience and its fantastic - your responses to this post are a testament to it!
All these lovely comments should definitely cheer your day ☺
Cheers The Spangler @
The Quick Unpick

Pam,  said... April 30, 2011 at 10:12 PM  

I just want to say thanks for blogging and sharing your talents with us. You inspire me.

Evelene S,  said... May 2, 2011 at 2:00 AM  

I love your blog and as a matter of fact my daughter and I just made the teacher appreciation cork boards you posted and your blog. We had so much fun doing it together for the grandkid's teachers. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing with us.

Unknown,  said... May 2, 2011 at 2:15 PM  

Think of your piles as inspirational possibilities - look at all the different fabric combinations in your laundry pile :)

Blissful & Domestic,  said... May 2, 2011 at 11:43 PM  

I think that sums it up. Blogging is away to share ideas. And I think as moms sometimes we need those moments at the end of the day, to unwind and be uplifted by our blogging friends. To see what they are doing and creating. To be inspired to create ourselves and to know we are not alone in this crazy world called motherhood. I also relate to the not wanting to share too much. My dad is a cop and I have always been raised to not give out too much. I think you do an awesome job. and I love coming back to your blog:>

Brittany,  said... May 3, 2011 at 6:39 PM  

You don't seem like a messy house type of person to me. I have lots of piles, too. My dirty dishes make the biggest pile of all. But that's my life and that's just how it goes. Love you, Tammy!

Auntie K,  said... May 5, 2011 at 9:56 AM  

I have the exact same piles times ten! We love you piles or family projects or not!

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