TV free and inspired photos

So a little over a month ago I was sitting in my craft room one evening, making massive to do lists and feeling crazy inspired.  Like, wanting to sew, paint, party plan, take photos, all at once. All day. I suppose that's a good problem to have, right? 

Since I'm a mama to two baby girls and I don't craft, sew, party plan, or paint while they're awake (I do take photos though ;) ), I knew I could either resume feeling overwhelmed with ideas and feeling short on time. Or I could cut something out of my busyness.  We can't do it all folks. 

The first, most obvious thing to pop into my head was to cut out t.v. I love t.v. and I'm not ashamed to admit it! But for some reason, (God I think) I just decided to quit watching it. And that was that. No more sitting in front of the t.v. for an hour or two at night. 

Oh my word, it's been w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l!  I have ideas (like these photos above) free to jump into my mind because it's less cluttered. I clean and exercise FIRST while the girls nap, I diligently work on chores/activities with the girls, etc. while they're awake. 

And then at night-I relax. I thought I was relaxing when I watched t.v. until 9 or 9:30 (I wasn't.) 
I'm talking about-sitting outside with a big stack of books or magazines,
drinking coffee,
breathing deep,
thinking, praying, 
the real kind of relaxing.
And then some nights going into my craft room to paint, sew, party plan, journal, etc.
Other nights, complete free time to spend quality time with Brett.  We've had some of our best conversations and most fun in the garden together, without the distraction of the t.v.

I've discovered a new layer of living I didn't know existed in this pocket of free time I've created for myself.
{You should try it. Just for a day! I know you can do it}


  1. What a great idea! Since Little has started sleeping for longer stretches, it'll be nice to take advantage of the evenings as a creative time.

    1. Yeah for Little sleeping longer!! I hope you enjoy your creative time as much as I do. Of course some nights sleep beats creativity :)


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