Project 52 | TWENTY ONE

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I am often an overcommitt-er. & when I am, I get SUPER cranky. Then my kiddies get cranky. & it’s all downhill from there. I’ve been trying very hard to really pare down my commitments lately. I like free days. I like wiggle room. & I NEED it to stay sane. Part of the reason that I know two is our perfect number of babies is that more babies bring more commitments. Two I can handle. By myself. More than that? I don’t even want to go there. I know I can’t handle it.

I have only involved caroline in one regular activity for the last two years and she LOVES it. Gymnastics is her thing. (That, and our regular trip to the bookstore that happens after class each week.) She is thriving. And I love to watch her self confidence grow as her physical skills continue to develop. She has learned so much from gymnastics–and it has been such a great base for her future athletics. I don’t want her to feel pressure to do everything & be involved in everything. I think kids are often over-scheduled and if she’s anything like her parents, she’s going to need a lot of quiet time too. So how do we balance it all? How do we expose her to enough to let her choose what makes her heart happy? I don’t know yet. But I do know, that this makes her happy. & we aren’t stopping any time soon. :)


& 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 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’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.