Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversation about everything from gluten-free goodies to handmade goodness. Today on the blog, I am chatting about my outfit of the week and why it is special.
Normally, I do not blog about fashion–for a lot of reasons. Mainly, because I do not like having my photo taken and because I struggle with finding my style. I have read so many blog posts that tell people to dress however they want at any age, but I am very Southern and very rooted in looking sweet and classy with a touch of sassy. Besides, I really have no desire to shop in teen stores, and I do not want to wear a graphic tee that says “You Got More Issues Than Vogue” or “He’s Got the Pole I’ve Got the Bobbers” (even though I am digging the saying of the last one–and I don’t even fish–I did a few times when I was a kid….).
What I am saying is…I like the fact that I am over 40 because that means I survived my 20s and 30s. I don’t want to go back to those days, and and I do not want to look like I am trying to. I just want to be sweet and classy with a touch of sassy *wink*
Do I sometimes think about the body I had when I was younger or the face that I had that was fine-lines free? Sure. But then I think about how far I have come as a person. And I am happy with who I am and where I am going.
As I have mentioned before, I have lost a good bit of weight since my Celiac diagnosis. And because of this, I have been able to shop in my own closet for clothes, and that feels good. It is not that I am a clothes hoarder, but I have kept a few items over the years that I really love…hoping that either I could wear them again or that Abby would add them to her ever-growing vintage collection. I am happy to say that I am wearing those dresses, skirts, pants, and shirts again. So, today on the blog, I wanted to show off one of my favorite dresses from the past + sport my new custom necklace by Lisa Hamilton of beadsoul.
I'm so excited about my #happymail from @beadsoul 😆 The charm says "Begin"–which is my reminder that I had the courage to begin my Etsy shop because Etsy is a big pond, and I'm an itty-bitty fish…but no matter what, I had the courage to begin…and I can always begin again 💖 Thanks, Lisa, I love it and the bracelet! 💖 😚 #happymail #etsy #handmade #supporthandmade #handmadejewelry
I love my new charm necklace from beadsoul because it reminds me that I did have the courage to begin, and there are no limits to how many times I can begin again. So, today, let us all begin…to do something we have been putting off…to repair that relationship that is broken…to open that Etsy shop…to start writing that book…but let us BEGIN *big smile*
I am still not sure if I am fully comfortable with having my photo taken, but I am getting there. If I managed to conquer the selfies, I can surely conquer posing without a selfie stick *wink*
Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today. If you decided to begin a project or new career or anything else that you have been wanting to do–please let us know in the comment section because we would love to say a big congrats and be your cheerleaders *big smile*
Who got the best #happymail today! I did, I did! For my new Etsy shop–Lolly Molly Art 💖 Look how adorable my tags, story cards, and thank you notes are! @sincerelyyoursbytracy did a fabulously adorable and super quality job! Go check her out on IG for more! *happy dance * #etsy #supportsmallbusiness #supporthandmade #handmadeonetsy #handmadecards