Sometimes you just need a new outlook, a new approach, a fresh breath. That's what this blog is. For those of you who followed the old one, I am not sad to tell you that I deleted it. So many old chapters of my life are finally closing and so many new ones are opening up, and I felt the need to just turn the page and move on. I reevaluated my old blog and thought very hard about what I hope to accomplish with it, and realized that I had drifted away from my initial intentions. I don't want this to be a place of grand opinions, judgements or negativity. There are more than enough other venues for that. I want this to be a place of lighthearted anecdotes, joy, contentment, creativity and positive energy. The intention is to show the joy and blessings that living with "less"(less technology, less mass produced stuff, less processed food, less disposable stuff) can bring, and how living with "less" can actually give you "more"(more time, more energy, more money, more meaning, more value). But, in no way whatsoever and I saying you HAVE to live the way my family does, I just want to show you why we do, and you can take from that what you will, even if it is only a laugh.
So for those of you who do not yet know me, my name is Brandy, and I am a devoted wife, goofy mother, scatter brained artist, disorganized crafter, desperate black thumb(despite how hard I try), a terrible housekeeper, an ardent upcycler, a faithful tote bag lover, a laid back follower of Christ, a depression fighter(I never use the term "sufferer", it make s me feel like the depression wins), a budding etsy business woman(more on that later), A 1980's pop culture lover, a walking contradiction and a hurricane in an ice cream carton. I am a fiery red head and I make no apologies for the imperfectly wonderful chaos that is my life. I have learned to embrace it, and my life is so much better for it.
And maybe by putting the chaos of my life and creativity out there for others, who are frustrated by their own chaos, to see, maybe they will begin to embrace their own chaotic lives/selves and see just how positive and healing the chaos(some of it) can actually be.
Crafts, baking, art/craft supporting, art, family, ahoy!