July 26, 2009

Win a Necklace!


I did a guest post on Dare to Dream. Check it out here. Come back and leave me a comment and I will enter you in a drawing for a special "Dreamy" necklace! I'll announce the winner on Friday, July 31st.

32 comments:

JaimeNicole said...

The blog was great! I also like your new just the jewelry feature. Good idea

Kimberly said...

What a wonderful post. I don't think you should ever feel guilty...one of the reasons I have loved your blog is that in everything you do, I see the love for your family and home. I do share your feelings of guilt. Consiquently in my house it is usually my daughter with the ped. not me. I need to get my priorities straight.
Thank you so much for the heart felt suggestions. They seem so logical, but can sometimes be so hard. Wonderful advice!
xxx kim

Christel Jensen said...

Hi Angela:)
Wonderful article. I would love to carry one of your precious jewelry:)..So count me in.

Julia and Jonathan's Blog said...

Wow! Amazing Angela. I have 6 kids and have always dabbled in something 'for me' but I have always carried WAY too much guilt. Hard to let go of that, but your post on Dare to Dream helps. Thanks.

rebecca said...

Great post, Angela! I'll just echo my comment on Dare to Dream that taking time to nourish your self and identity is so important. You shouldn't feel guilty, but I think we all can relate to mommy guilt as we have so dependents we mother and care for. Reading your blog, it seems you do a GREAT job.

Debbie & Don said...

You are also a great writer, I couldn't have said it better my self. You learned it sooner then I did. Feel the guilt and keep on going. Congratulations

Beach Vintage said...

What an amazing idea to write a letter to your kids like this. Has made me think today. Thanks.

{The Roberts Family} said...

I'm not sure how I found your blog, but I've been faithfully following it for the past few months. Honestly I have to say you are amazing! I loved the letter to your kids...I think it mirrors what many of us mothers are feeling. But we need to give ourselves a break and be ourselves. Thanks for your inspiration and sharing your talents!!

rebecca said...

I thought I left a comment earlier...if you get two from me, just toss one, k? :)
I don't know of a mom who can't relate to the mommy guilt you wrote about on Dare to Dream, but I love that you spoke of it in letter form to your children. VERY sweet, and they'll all understand one day, even the boys whose spouses will deal with the guilt:)
I couldn't agree more that ME time, as in nourishing your self and your own identity is so important.
I got a much needed pedi last week, just ME. I got an earful from my girls when I got home, but I know that my girls will be moms one day and will understand (while their daughters beg to go with:)).
Thanks for sharing!

Whitney Johnson said...

Angela --

If you want to exclude me from the contest, I totally get it, but I do love the soda pop (diet coke) necklace!

Angela Henrie said...

Thanks so much for all of the positive comments. My main reason to keep up this blog is to relate my life to other Mothers and maybe give a little encouragement here and there. Positive feedback always fuels my fire to keep going and doing what I'm doing. Thanks to all my friends out there!

Aileen said...

Oh Angela what a beautiful post. YES you deserve to pamper yourself!!! I often wondered how you did it, honestly i felt guilty that I couldnt be a MOM like you. You are truly amazing and it shows through the fabolously amazing children you have!

Emily said...

Angela, what a wonderful post on Whitney's blog. Guilt for each of us is far reaching and interesting thing. Others may forgive us but forgiving ourselves and getting over the guilt is always the hardest part!

Macy said...

You are amazing. Thanks for your post on Whitney's blog. And I love your jewelry. I'll definitely be back.

Lindsey Wood-Felstead said...

What a great letter to your kids. Being a Mom is an awesome thing and you make it look even better!

amydear said...

You inspire me to be more creative and less uptight. I love to see what beautiful things you are doing to your house and with your jewelry, even if they aren't all quite my style. Can't wait to see the perfect azure blue door, I totally want the playhouse, and I think all women could do with a little less guilt.

cadi said...

I loved your article! It hit home and I am always glad to know that I am not the only Mom dealing with guilt. It is funny as a Mom 'guilty pleasures' take on a whole new meaning.

Liz said...

I have been following your blog for quite a few months. I'm a huge fan of your jewelry; but mostly, I am fascinated and intrigued by YOU! You have driven me to do better, to try harder, and to make every day count. I believe that all children derive joy from a happy mom! I LOVE that you LOVE "hearts" (as reflected in your jewelry). The "Heart of the Home" MUST radiate love and happiness!

Tiff Hunt said...

As a Mom with little ones, you post inspired me to take time for myself. I LOVE to create as well, and am just discovering some of my talents. Like you said, It is therapy! Thanks for sharing the letter! I'm going to write one to mine so they know they have a mom that loves them tons too!!

Janika said...

I really enjoyed your blogpost on dare to dream. I can't wait to read more of your blog--so many inspiring thoughts and projects! The playhouse is fabulous.

JulieCampbell said...

Thank you Angela - you inspire me to be a better woman and mom. You rock!!!

Jill said...

One word: AMEN! o.k. and two more words: THANK YOU!!!! for such an inspiring and beautiful post!
Blessings!
Jill

BillandGenny said...

Reading your letter to your children reminded me of my mother. She was always creating something, it did drive me crazy as a kid, but I look back on those as fond memmories now. I know your children will love you all the more and be greatful for your creativity and strength to be different.

Anna Macfarlane said...

I read it, does that mean I win?

colgoo said...

Oh, Angela....that was a beautiful letter you wrote to your kids. It reminds us all that we need to let go of the mommy guilt sometimes when we are in need of recharging our batteries and refueling our minds. It also reminded me that I need to create that kind of sanctuary in my own home where I can feel peace! How I wish I had a room that looked like it came out a magazine!

By taking those moments for yourself, you are setting a good example for your children that they, too, have permission to do the same when they become parents. I wish now that my parents had gone on dates. My husband and I are lucky if we go on a date once a month, but I feel like I go out a LOT more than my parents ever did. What a good example of nurturing your marriage for your kids to emulate later.

Thanks for your example.

Colleen

Amy said...

I'm grateful to Whitney for pointing out your site and your post on Dare to Dream - great thoughts for every mom! We can all relate. Your jewelry is beautiful!

Maria said...

As I read your letter to your children I realized I carry the same guilt! Thanks for opening my eyes. I love your jewelry, so glad Whitney pointed us to your blog.

Kim & Max Willis family said...

I have been following your blog for the last month or two! You are so talented! I love that you are not afraid of taking a chance with color.Love the blue door! Oh and your Your necklaces are one of a kind and amazing! I would love to have one of my own!

-mom of three-
kim

Libby said...

I loved your writing in that post! And I love your necklaces too!

Becky said...

I stumbled upon your letter and couldn't be happier. Thank you for sharing your "guilt" with all of us. It helped me realize that I need a little more of it in my life. . . without it we'd all end up depleted and grumpy mothers.

Randy and Heather said...

I loved your letter. It's so important for mom's to take care of themselves, so they can be a better mom/wife/daughter/sister...etc.
P.S. I am a fellow blatter...taught by your sister Anna!!
P.P.S. I would treasure one of your beautiful necklaces!
P.P.S.S. I would be careful not to wear it blatting!

Adell said...

loved your post! love your blog and would LOVE one of your necklaces!