Project 52 | TWENTY THREE

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I was in tears over lunch today. Sleep deprived. Exhausted. Husbandless for the day & night again & my lunch date was too. Our husbands work together & we just…empathized. Two, by yourself, is hard. & neither of us are very good at asking for help. Nor do we have family in town. We just go go go…until we cry. & that’s just what happens sometimes.

This week life just didn’t work.

So it was time to change.

I barely get 20 minutes during the day to myself with two babies sleeping & as I have said before, I need that downtime to recharge. I was trying to deal with my lack of alone time by finding a screen to bury my nose in to ignore the chaos around me and I was failing. So it hit me. Delete facebook from my iPhone. Check it if I feel so inclined. It is a major time sucker and I was using it to whine. Not productive. Not healthy. I feel like a better mama already. & I have real life friends I can hug & call and that just feels a million times better than anything a screen can give me sometimes. So please know any posts on the wall I’ll get to when I can. My computer is just at the bottom of my priority list right now because 15 weeks later, I am totally still in survival mode. & definitely not sleeping much.

& I am trying to let it go.

Let go of the guilt. Let go of the pressure. Let go of the internet.

Just a little bit.

This is just a season.


(& that beautiful print is by Studio Mela…& will soon be in that frame, not just taped to it. ;) )


& 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.