I have spent a lot of my days thinking about the time I don't have. Wondering if I will find minutes in the day to relax. To just be. Many times, I chose to mindlessly scroll through Instagram or watch another episode of The Office on Netflix. (You know you do too!) The fundamental problem with these choices are that they don't refill my tank. They don't make me a better person or connect me to anyone else except to cause judgement, envy, or unrealistic expectations. (I mean, I NEED that organic monotone frock to make me a better minimalist right?) Or the scrolling will numb me to the other poor choices I are making on the daily. (Were chips for dinner a good choice? If I eat them while looking at FB, I'll never know!)
Spoiler alert: You never feel better after too much tv, social media, or that bag of chips.
I've come to the conclusion that happiness (for me) is found in the little choices that I make. In the turning on a playlist and dancing to the 90s in the kitchen. In reading a book in the hammock. In sitting still and watching the steam come off my coffee. In making time for a real life coffee date. In opening the windows for the first time in the fall. In making time for things that actually matter to me. After all, it is my life to live.
So for September, I've got some simple goals. A simple, but manageable outline for taking care of myself.
I'm hoping that by having open ended goals that don't have to be checked off the list, I can find a better rhythm for my days. With the main goal of just feeling less overwhelmed. Less connected in the social media way, and more connected in a real life way.
If I've done these few things, the day can only go up from there. Right?!
Do you have big goals for your fall season? Tell us in the comments and we will cheer you on!
It's hard to believe that it's already August! And that school is about to start back!? This summer is flying by! (The heat could fly a little faster in my opinion, but hey!)
We have stocked the booth with a lot of new goodies here and there! We are excited to be adding some new painted pieces soon!
The Saturday Market is located at 925 Augusta HWY Thomson, GA 30824! The shop is now open Tuesday - Saturday! We don't man the store but Lucy, the shop owner, is a great help when looking for the perfect piece!
If you'd like to see the latest and greatest happening over there, you can follow us over on Facebook at H+D Creative (@handdcreative on the grams!) or follow the shop itself on FB at The Saturday Market - Antiques and Uniques! (Or on Instagram at @saturday_market_antiques)
We have loved these girls for so many years! They are truly OUR girls - our family! (Fun fact: They even call us their second Mama and Daddy - even though they have amazing parents of their own!) Since Randi (the older sister) has two littles of her own now, I had to get them behind the camera for a quick little shoot! (Zoe is a perfect aunt to these two baby girls so we had to get her in on the photos too!) I could just smudge those little baby cheeks for days and days!
We were so excited to photograph our dear friends engagement session for their upcoming wedding! We have known Daniel since he was a young teenager and have been so proud to see the man he has become! He has even be promoted to #1 Dad by Anjoli's little girl, EJ. We are so happy for these two and EJ! There is such a pure happiness when you find the person who completes your little family!
(I hope you're prepared: EJ's cuteness is about to kill you!)
We have come to an impasse with our old blog and have decided to start anew. For years, we have been blogging under H+D Photography and including a bit of our antiquing adventures as a side note. But now, we plan to share this space equally among my two loves - art and antiques. We can't wait to get started sharing our latest work and getting back to blogging again! Thanks for taking the trip with us to the new H+D Creative!