Finding Beauty

Today was a long day. All moms understand what I mean by "a long day". By the end of the day I felt that I was going to explode into a million pieces. If I had time to break down into tears in private without someone coming into join me, I gladly would have! I feel like I sound ungrateful, but honestly I am not. When my day is chaotic and full of yelling, whining, crying, falling, fighting, and messes mixed with my pre-schooler interjecting words that make her laugh such as "underpants", "tooted", and "poopy" at random times, I lose myself to the day. Layers of craziness wrap around me until I feel like I become just that.. or close to it. I am still trying to find the remedy for that. Today my husband earned his gold star. He walked in early from work and took over. I was sent to the tub with my new favorite Me Ra Koh photography book to have a break.  It's days like this that I need to create and find beauty in my life more than anything. Something to calm me down, inspire me, and help me to remember who I am and whom I love. Today, for about an hour I had all 3 napping at the same time. With very minor interruption. This gave me time to begin working on a new bracelet that I am really excited about. I think it's a great piece that can be worn all of the time and layered with other interesting pieces.

I love the look of a single bracelet, but I am really excited about intermingling them.

I love the look of a single bracelet, but I am really excited about intermingling them.

I just love the juxtaposition of the type and texture.

I just love the juxtaposition of the type and texture.

 

I also did a photo shoot. My favorite solution to a crazy day! I take a lot of pictures of my kids, today I  took 401! I am pretty happy with a good handful of them! Funny, my biggest bugger of the day was not pictured in many of them! There's always tomorrow to remember how cute he is! Sigh....

Frustrated with homework. I love capturing my kids as they are. Struggles and all.

Frustrated with homework. I love capturing my kids as they are. Struggles and all.

Kate. My saving grace these days.

Kate. My saving grace these days.

And since I began this post, this happened!

Found the clippers.

Found the clippers.

I hope you all have a great day! If not remember you're not alone! I have a lot of ideas on gift giving. I will be posting about them soon!

Mandy