Project 52:36 | do-overs

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It’s all coming together. First, the pregnancy. Then, the right “midwife trapped in the body of an OBGYN” doctor. Now, the doula. I am so excited for a second chance at childbirth & am assuming a lot more responsibility this time. I am reading more. Learning more. Talking about it more & making sure to surround myself with the people that will help me have the experience that I hope for. It’s a huge do-over. Like so many other aspects of being a mother.

I never seem to get anything right the first time. But…I try, try again. & I think that is why I end up having success. It’s certainly not because I don’t fail. It’s because I keep learning & keep trying new things. ESPECIALLY with my dear sweet two year old. Need a reminder you’re not perfect? Have a baby. It pretty much makes you laugh at perfection. At least it does for me. & it’s been one of the biggest places for growth in my personal life.

Accepting the do-over. On a daily basis.

& enjoying the opportunity to learn & grow.


& 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!

allenaim photographyBrown-Eyed Girl PhotographyBump Meet BabyCapturing MemoriesCapturing My TimeCyan Baby BlissConfessions of a Baby ShopaholicFitoriKatie Clay PhotographyLizzi Loves…McBabyBumpNew Mom AdventurePhreckle Face Photography{rik-see} photographySo Much for My PlansSurviving EndometriosisThe Buckeye HomesteadThe VanDyck FamilyWicked Kate

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.