Windows

Searching Pinterest (as totally random as that generally is), I came across pictures of beautiful window sills. The first one I came across, I stared at for a while. For some reason it reminded me of my mom. It wasn’t perfect – it was raining outside, but it just seemed so peaceful and¬†beautiful in its simplicity and even though she’s no longer here with me –¬†it reminded me of how full of life she was while here.

It got me to thinking. What’s inside my window? Is what’s inside -warm and inviting? Is it clean? Can I even see out or is my window so clouded and dirty that I not only can I not see out of it, will others be able to see into it? It may be time to do some maintenance. What about you? ¬†What do your windows look like?

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My Roots

I’ve had my mom on my mind for days. I miss her so much. She passed in January and it’s been so hard for me just realizing that she’s not here. I was so used to being able to call her just to say hello- knowing she would be there.

My friend wrote on her Facebook page the other day about how much she misses her grandparents and her parents. She said that although she has a strong group of support from family now, it’s not the same as having her roots. It’s what I had been trying to verbalize this whole time. I don’t have my roots. No grandparents, no parents – It’s just me. There’s no parachute, no Plan B. If I fail, then I fail and it’s just me – but when I succeed… well at least I can give them thanks. Thanks for raising me to be who I am. Thanks for giving me the love and guidance I needed when you were here, and thanks for introducing me to God.

God has been my rock. He has been my shoulder to cry on in the middle of the night when my support team is asleep. He’s always awake and He always listens.

He also let me know this morning that I now have to follow the examples of my parents and grandparents. I now have to become “the roots” for my children. I have to instill in them the goodness of the Lord. I have to establish in them, a foundation in Christ. If I didn’t have God in my life right now, I know that I wouldn’t make it. Life has dealt me some pretty hard blows, but I’m still standing…But God. I give Him the glory and the praise. He is the reason I woke up this morning.

So today will be my Day 1. I am going to embrace the lessons I have been taught by my “roots” and I am going to share them with my seedlings, so that they continue to develop and grow into the Light.

good morning.

My couch to 5k… well, hopefully at least 1k today.

Today is the day I begin my running regime – “Couch to 5k.” ¬†No excuses… I just paid a lot of money for some running shoes, so I’d better do something. I haven’t run in 15 years though. ¬†I usually only get on the treadmill and walk REALLY fast…or get on the eliptical for 30-45 mins. ¬†I’m on a mission to get in better shape, lose weight and live longer for my children. ¬†I keep starting and stopping, hoping for some magic to happen and all of a sudden the urge for eating junk food goes away; however, I am a realist. ¬†I know that the only way for my diet to change is for me to change my diet. LOL

Anyway, ¬†I’ve posted more jewelry in Etsy, created more jewelry, accepted more requests and actually sold three more cancer awareness bracelets- in ONE day. ¬†I need to complete my goals for 2015 and I’m well on my way.

 
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(Gosh…are my ankles really that big?)

My First Blog

IMG_20141211_131055So I’m sitting here trying to figure out how this whole “blogging” thing works. ¬†There are so many things to learn, so I guess I’d better delve right on in and figure it out as I go along.

My company, Lavender Fields Creations, LLC  was started in November, 2014.  I began creating jewelry Рmostly bracelets Рbut I never sold anything.  I used to give away everything I made.  My husband noticed last year that my interest in making jewelry had increased.  I was now making earrings, necklaces and even keychains.  So, he suggested that I get online and sell my wares.

I began by trying to sell items on Facebook, but then realized it was too difficult to keep track of everything people were requesting because the posts would show up so randomly.  I then decided to start my Etsy page, which has been somewhat successful.  The only draw back is that customers have to sign up for an account in order to purchase something and most people are uninterested in doing that, unless of course, they are your closest friends and family.

So here I am on WordPress, with my own dot com, hoping to draw additional interest to my jewelry. ¬†In addition to jewelry posts, I will occasionally post poetry that I’ve written over the years. ¬†(I love the art!)

Feel free to browse my page and just let me know what you think. I thank you in advance for your interest!

Sonja