Friday, January 20, 2012

chocolate party spoons

a friend called stressed that she didn't have party favors for her one-year-old's birthday party the next day. she was calling to hear me say "let it go" and it will be fine. i was completely ready to say that, but then she mentioned she really wanted to make these. i too had seen these on pinterest and thought "could i make those with what i have in my pantry?" the answer was yes and so party favors were made! (although the party would have been just as great without them:)

were they as cute as the pinterest version? no. were they as cute as i am capable of making them? no. but i limited myself to using what i had and not allowing myself to stress. this was a gift of love and if there was any mistreatment of my kids or husband or bitterness involved, then well, it ceases to be a gift.

sometimes if i give myself restrictions on projects (baking, gift shopping, crafting, etc) it helps me to focus on the real reason i'm doing it. i go from "gift of love -mode" to "everyone look at me and what i can do and still do all my mommy duties cuz i'm so amazing-mode" real quick.

gift of love-mode is much healthier. and much easier on those around me.


Jeana said...

Amen, sister! And they were still super cute to boot!

darbishar said...

Nice! You are an amazing friend:)