Project 52 | FIFTEEN

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It’s been an interesting week. All I can say, is never underestimate the power of pinterest.

I really have a love/hate relationship with it. It is an incredible source of inspiration for me. & I use it as just that. But it has also become a place plagued by copying, negativity & judgment. I’ve had a few posts of mine go viral & the most recent one came with a hefty dose of criticism towards me. So much criticism that I chose to close the comments section of that article because I was getting comment after comment that began to affect me negatively. My heart sank every time I opened one of these comments. My intention behind the article was good. My goal was to encourage. But some people didn’t feel that way. I can only control what I put out there, not how it was/is received & I will stand behind that article because I have received an abundance of positive feedback–women actually improving their health as a result of reading. & that was the goal. Nothing more. I am not special. I don’t have it easier than anyone else. I make choices every day that aren’t easy choices to make–even if I make it look easy.

& if there is any link that you follow today, let it be this one: YOUR CHILDREN WANT YOU! The best article I’ve read on the destructiveness of pinterest & a reminder of what is really important. It was so well written that it made me cry. :)

Now. Back to my chatty kiddos. There are a lot of voices around here. BOTH are talking incessantly these days. I love it. :)

Happy Friday!


& Project 52 is off to a very collaborative start! If you’d like to join in–it’s not too late. Here’s everything you need to know about

my 2012 Project 52.

& those of you who are linking up (please let me know if you need to be edited/added!):

Adventures in MommyhoodAubrey My LoveBlossoms & VintageBugs & Boo-Boos Candice Craves Caynay PhotographyChristina’s Project 52 Chronicles of KT The Crain’s Nest Dana Moran Photography The Daulton Dabbler Englexas Everything Eatherton Fairy Wings & Dinosaurs Finding Joy Firecracker MamaFreckled PinkFrom Stanwood to Seoul Gin & Juice Boxes Heather Marie PortraitsIci & LaIt’s a Graham LifeIt’s a Strange & Lovely RideKate L Photography Keeping up with the Carters Kim Percival PhotographyLiving for Love Lizzi Photography Mahina & Lucas Mama Bethany McLain Padilla Photography Mist Moments Memories by Mere Moments & Impressions The Mommyhood Memos Moo with Me Moxie Made My Tot TravelsNavigating the MothershipNicole Dina PhotographyOh the Places We’ll GoOur Baby Behr Our Splendid Little Life Phreckle Face Photography Quiet FootstepsRachel Gray PhotographyThe Robersons Shades of Bliss Shutter Mama BlogSide of the TableSimply Us Snaps of Our LifeSquamish Baby The Todd’s We Aren’t Scared of SugarWe’re Better Together Wicked KateWokabout Z as in Zebra

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.