Sometimes I open my laptop, open up a new post tab and just sit and stare. Feeling a loss for words while also feeling like I am being fed words is not what I expected when I started this blog. To be honest, I started the blog to supplement my design work. Now this blog is the main focus and sometimes I get around to designing. No bueno.
I have felt torn with my blog- is it solely business? Or can it also be just me, Brenda Bird? As much as I hate to think of it as a business, it has become one. And I am grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had as a result of it. Truly. And yet, I’ve also felt that I have to shield some aspects of my life as to not offend or to solely cater to brands and my readers. Listen, I love you guys and can’t thank you and all the brands I’ve worked with enough. However, sometimes, not all the time, it is hard to remain genuine in the eyes of the reader when they see the word “ad” or “sponsored.” Do my words lose credibility? Do you gloss over or just click the “x” and move on? No one likes to be sold to constantly- I get that. I don’t want to do that to you guys. I don’t want you to feel like I am telling you, “You NEED this in your life.” Or even worse, “You need to live your life like mine.” No way. And if you’ve ever felt like I am trying to impose my life on yours, or trying to tell you how you should live because my life is awesome…ah! I am so sorry. Please don’t feel like that. Or think that a tiny square can really sum up a day in the life. No, it’s just a tiny moment, a prettily styled moment, in the myriad of moments throughout the day. While I love my life in general, there are bits that are hard- that are gritty and tough and private. So, I don’t share- at all, except perhaps with my husband. It isn’t you. It isn’t that I am trying to hide imperfections or trying to portray a life of perfection. Heck no. Is all this rambling making sense? What I am trying to say is that I am going to be making some changes on this blog. I want it to be more “me.” What does that mean? It means that I will post whatever I want. Sometimes that means I’ll just post pictures with some sentences. Sometimes I’ll share some tips that I’ve learned- think of me as one of your friends that is just trying to share not trying to dictate. I’ll talk about religion because it is important to me and is how I try to carry my life. Other times I’ll share what I am working on because I am proud of it! I’ll share our travels and say, “Hey, if you go there, eat here because it is ahhhhmazing.” But if you don’t, that’s cool. Better yet, tell me if you disagree and tell me what I should try. You may see some weekly recaps that are just pictures of what my family did that week. This blog is multi-faceted because I am multi-faceted….I’d like to believe most humans are. You can’t just like one thing. I love a lot of things!
There will also be sponsored posts because I love working with brands and helping other moms make their lives easier. And let’s address the elephant in the room, making money isn’t terrible. I kind of love it… you can’t tell me you don’t. BUT, I would never tell you to buy something if I wouldn’t buy it. I’m kind of picky- mostly because I am a little frugal and I also hate just having stuff everywhere. You may some style posts because I LOVE FASHION. Am I super duper high fashion and stylish? No. You probably saw me in sweats today because #momlife. But there are times I love styling practical but still cute outfits and feel like I look pretty darn nice. And if no one sees it then it didn’t happen….hahah!
You’ll also see my design work in almost every post: lettering on the image, a pattern, a printable, a craft…. I’ll find a way to put it in there because it is my passion. So while there may not be many obvious and visible changes on this blog, the back end (mostly my thought process) will be different. I’ll write to write, to share, to relate, to connect. This blog started out as a creative endeavor and I want to continue honing in on that path- using creativity to connect with my family, using experiences as a mother/wife/friend to connect with people. And I want you to connect too. Let me know you are there! Let me know if you agree or disagree. Let me know what I missed or how you’d do it differently. Really. Thank you for sticking with me to the end of this post…or rambling. I appreciate it. A lot. And if reading blogs isn’t your thing or you don’t have time for it, connect with me on Instagram. Scrolling and double tapping seem to be a lot easier- haha. Hope you guys stick around. If not, the best to you. If so, thank you. XX
And no these pictures have nothing to do with this post but I wanted to post them because I liked them. 🙂 And because we had about 10 meltdowns during this outing. You can see some sulking. But mostly you can see that beyond the meltdowns this ended up being a fun day.