project 52:17 | firm


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Well. We are definitely approaching two. & I am learning lessons about both myself and my daughter. She is trying everything under the sun to get her way around here & I can totally see how moms give in & let their kids have what they want. It’s pretty much exhausting to set and maintain boundaries. I am hoping that it will be worth it in the end (it has been so far) but as she gets older the resistance grows…as does the volume of her voice & the theatrics of her drama-laden fits. Sometimes it’s all I can do to keep from laughing…but laughing will make it worse. I learned that the hard way. All she really wants to do is make mama smile…swear.

& yes, our amazingly kind boxer, Rusty Nuts (as we so lovingly call him) allows her to carry the leash to & from the mailbox every day. We all know who can easily be in control of this…but he allows her think she’s the boss… ;) He’s the sweetest.


& if you happen to be new here & want to learn more about why my project 52 looks the way it does, head on over to

my project 52 story.

& here are the links to some of you who are doing this with me! Be sure to let me know if I missed you by adding a comment to this post. I promise to add you, as long as you link me back!

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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.