Have you ever started something with the best of intentions only to have the craziness of life keep you from finishing it? I like to think of myself as someone who will always see a thing through to the end but I realized recently that sometimes I start out with a lot of gusto only to come up short.
Case in point…last year I launched a new series here At the Picket Fence called ‘The Peace-Filled Home’ and managed to give you only two installments before we found ourselves up to our eyeballs in trying to meet publishing deadlines for our book.
But now that we’ve turned in our manuscript (whew and yeehaw!) and I feel like I am finally able to think straight again, I’m ready to continue this series and I hope you will join me as we begin a conversation about what it means to have a peace-filled home.
Before we move forward with the rest of the series, I wanted to take this chance to bring you up to speed by giving you the opportunity to read through the first two installments.
‘The Peace-Filled Home’ Part One
‘The Peace-Filled Home’ Part Two
Meet me right back here at the Fence this week for part 3 in the series!
It is so delightful to see a younger mom write such an inspiring spot on blog. As a seasoned mom (that’s what a moms group I belonged to 22 years ago called older moms who had raised their families or who had school aged children…problem is I was 41 then:), I love connecting and having friends of all ages. My youngest female friend is 29 and my oldest is almost 81 – just gave up running a year ago. I’m 63.
I strived to be June Cleaver – ironically my name is June. I wanted my home to be so perfect, baking a cake when the boys came home. How insane was that. I even had two boys now 26 and 22. Good thing I never named them Wally and Beaver.
I strive for a peace filled home every day. We are an empty nest now and I’m in the process of refreshing my rooms. Letting go of what I call PDS (Perfection Decorating Syndrome). It is so freeing and a much more relaxed way to live. It is fresh, neat and put together without looking like June and Ward are going o enter the front door at any moment.
Looking forward to your book and this series.
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
Looking forward to it Vanessa!