Project 52 | THIRTY FIVE

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Oh, there are so many words dancing in my head right now. The lack of time to write is making my head spin and I am in serious need of some cathartic writing time. Now’s not it, but it’s time to purge my brain.

Many of you know I am in serious love with Instagram. It has been such a joy for me during the last six months and my heart overflows with happy each time I get in bed at night & re-live my day. I love the moments I capture on a whim. & sometimes, those moments are the only thing that keep me going. Choosing to remember the joy.

There are tears and dark circles, cups of coffee and yawns galore each day. But…this is just a season.

I made a deal with myself back when I started writing this blog five years ago, that I would always write from a place of positivity. I would share, encourage and struggle out loud. But I would not complain. I would not criticize. I would not judge. & the last six months have really taught me a lot about myself. Complaining does no one any good. Judgment? Who needs it. Warm support? Can’t get enough.

Those of you who have reached out to me–with kind words and abundant encouragement–on days where I could barely keep my eyes open–thank you. You have helped me keep my positive spirit. It has been easy to lose, but at the end of the day, I am positive. A loving husband. A beautiful girl. A beautiful boy. Images to remind me of their joys. It’s not all perfect, and pretty, and wonderful. But enough of it is. & that is what I’ll choose to remember.

Here’s an article that I think you might find worthwhile, if you’ve been as sleep-deprived and exhausted as I have lately. It’s worth the read. Promise: dear sweet mom who thinks she is failing.

Happy weekend.



& 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 MommyhoodAnd NowAubrey My LoveBlossoms & VintageBugs & Boo-Boos Candice CravesCandidly Colette Caynay PhotographyChristina’s Project 52 Chronicles of KTClaire Jane 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 Tots TravelNavigating 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’sTruly Dedicated Mommy 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.