Project 52 | FIVE

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As I am writing this, I am watching my girl (on our new video monitor) flip through books on her bed…two hours after I tucked her in. The fact that she is reading is probably the only reason I am not more frustrated right now. I totally get it. She is a night owl reader. How can I be upset? I am most definitely one myself! :) She’s being raised by two readers. Of course she is going to love books. “Can you read this?!!” she asks a million times a day. & the answer is nearly always “yes.” I cannot pass up the opportunity to teach. & for her to learn. & I don’t ever want her to stop asking me to read to her.

My husband reads more than anyone I know. He is buried in huge medical books or journal articles for hours a day. He loves learning. He loves knowing stuff. & so do I. I don’t care much for fiction, but I love reading to learn something new. I enjoy psychology reading material. I really enjoy learning HOW to do stuff. Loving reading means loving learning. & that is one of the most important things I think I can pass on to my kiddos. Education is fun. & I think that attitude starts at home.


& 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 Photography 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 Strange & Lovely RideKate L Photography Keeping up with the Carters Kim Percival Photography 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 Go 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 Life The Todd’s We Aren’t Scared of SugarWe’re Better Together Wicked Kate 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.