My intention was to give you a blog post each week but last week was a long, hard, and busy week to say the least! This OCD Mama is still struggling with the new back to school routine. Though my mid-week left me feeling depleted (physically mentally and creatively) I still want nothing more than to be there for my kids. If you are a follower of my FaceBook page you know that last week was my daughters birthday. This celebration brought definite highs and lows to my week. I was able to spend time in my daughters class the day of her birthday bringing cupcakes to her and all her classmates. This was one of those definite blessing to not working outside the home. But on the other hand much of my busyness entailed preparations for her party on Saturday. Weeks ago I did what any crafty mama would do looking for inspiration for her sweet little girls Minnie Mouse birthday party....I went to Pintrest! Ah, yes Pintrest! My favorite place these days to feed my OCD mind. After all it is THE place to find all things to inspire ORGANIZATION, CREATIVE (projects), and DESIGN. There I found fabulous ideas for Minnie Mouse party favors, food ideas, decorations, even Minnie ears made from Oreo cookies. As the party got closer and my overloaded to-do list left me more overwhelmed, my grandiose ideas were replaced by simpler solutions.
Though I thrive on being organized and get gritty over crafty projects I have discovered God is teaching me to let things go. Despite the fact that my daughters party turned out nothing like the vision in my head, she had a great birthday party. She and all her friends (actually mostly her brothers friends) had a blast. But I have a confession, though I am trying hard to let "some" things go in order to enjoy my kids more, I am still an OCD Mama through and through. I guess I just need to take my own " Wedding Planner" advice and give myself more time to plan. Maybe I should start on the Sweet 16 now! I want to know the cool and creative ideas and themes you have done for your kids birthdays. Leave me a comment and share how you got your ideas. Did it turn out how you envisioned?
Tomorrow I hope to bring you a bonus blog post with some BIG NEWS! I want to share with you something I have been pondering and praying about for a couple months now! This is a life changing decision for me and I'm super excited to share it. So I hope you will come back tomorrow to read about it!