Rest areas.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day we rest or re-charge.

Have you ever noticed rest areas on the side of the highway? What do they have? There is usually not a ton of extras. There is no arcade, video games, disco, rides, etc. Instead there are the essentials. There is a restroom, maybe a vending machine, a map, some shade trees, and a bit of grass. Basically the essentials.

A good rest stop will allow you to stop, take a break, put your feet up under the shade tree, and put your toes in the grass. This allows you to reconnect and take care of the necessities.

I would encourage you to make your day of rest an essential part of your week. Make sure you have the necessities and not much more. Keep it simple so you can hit reset.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Rest is a good thing.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest. Aaaagggghhhh.

It’s amazing to me how a couple hours, days, weeks, whatever you have taken off can sharpen the mind. A change of scenery does the body and mind so good.

Recently I took a week off and was amazed how a little extra sleep and the smell of a forest with actual trees (I live in the desert where the color brown is perfected) can be a game changer.

This week, however, I am back to it and am planning a bunch to get ahead. I love how putting in the work and doing some much needed planning and preparation can ease my mind for the rest of the week.

So what do you do to sleep better at night? What’s your favorite get-away?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Unpacking your mind too.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on rest and re-charging. We often talk about resting which in my mind means to get some extra sleep. While this is a good thing you also have to remember to unpack your mind. Your mental well-being is as important as your physical. Often your mental can be more important as it impacts your physical well-being also.

Unpacking your mind could mean you go to the gym, go for a walk, just stare at a wall and do nothing, meditate, yoga, yell, and much more. This list is left to your imagination. Pick whatever works for you so that you keep your sanity and well-being.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Breaking up the routine.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today’s your day to break out of your routine. So what are your plans today? For me, I slept in a little and then will be going to Drum Corps International (DCI) this afternoon. I will be watching the professionals with their shows and their drums and…This translates to me getting some great kettle corn and a snow cone. My daughter and hubby (the musicians) will enjoy it and I will enjoy people watching and the snacks.

Do you more times than not have no idea what you want to do? Does the summer seem to slip away? Then have a bucket list. Brainstorm and have a few things you want to do. That way when you don’t have a clue you can pull from the bucket. Time will slip away regardless but it will feel hopeless if you don’t take advantage of it. Don’t let it pass you by.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Letting your mind rest.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest and re-charge. Sometimes not only do you need to rest your physical body but sometimes you need to rest your mind as well. So for today I am resting all aspects and getting back to running on all cylinders.

What are your tips to re-gaining strength and sanity?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sleep is a good thing.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day to rest and re-charge. Usually I have some ideas on what to do to break out of your routine but not today. Some days you just have to rest. It’s the end of school, just finished Tara’s (my daughter) birthday, and still getting my new project organized. I don’t know about you but I am worn out.

So today is a good day to grab a movie and do some couch surfing. What is your favorite movie to watch between naps? Mine is Big Fat Greek Wedding. It reminds me of my Grama’s home.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Re-charge both in and out.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is your day to rest and re-charge. Remember to rest both inside and out. It’s just as important to rest your brain as it is to rest physically. This is why I talk about breaking up your routine and doing something different. It might be just enough to hit the reset button for the week.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. For all my teachers out there…your break is coming. Stay strong! You are almost there. The finish line is in sight.

Are you resting?

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Are you resting today or are you doing that on Monday with the holiday and all? I am driving out to see one of my desert kids show her horse with the 4H Club for the first time. And then it’s back home to rest until a dinner party for a special birthday. Do you have plans?

So my plan to rest will happen on Monday. I will not be open on Monday for studio time. But I will be back at it on Tuesday.

Don’t forget to reserve your seat at Carol’s Card Class on Thursday in Yucca Valley. The deadline is Tuesday and this is the very last $10 class I will be teaching. On June 1 classes go up to $15.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Rest is important.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day to rest, re-charge, and get things back organized. As I sit here typing in my pajamas I am so grateful for the life I have. I am surrounded by great people that support, love, and want to be around me. Yes, I’m talking about you. Now some of you might be coming to see what happens next, but regardless I’m glad you’re here to share this adventure with me.

Yesterday was quite an adventure. I just wish I had taken some pictures. 16 of us stamping, talking, eating, and enjoying life together. It was something not to be missed.

Are you wondering what I am talking about? The Annual VIP Event was yesterday for my team, hosts, and club members. If you want to be a part of this then come on. Join Club or host an event. Don’t want to do either? Then place an order over $150. Thank you for coming! And I hope to see more of you next year.

In the meantime I am going to finish cleaning up and get my feet up. Here’s to a great rest of the day and weekend.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Peace in your mind.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting or re-charging. Something clicked in me this week (again) as I was talking to a few of my friends. As I was listening they were talking about how exhausted they were both physically and mentally. I know how the mental games can wear on you.

Back in November and December I had finally said enough to some family drama. At first I was exhausted and my head was quite foggy. But after finally being at peace I began to rejuvenate. Life became better and the fog lifted.

So I will remind you that to be rested is just not a physical thing, but also a mental one. Let go of what is bothering you so you can re-charge from the inside out. Sometimes this seems to be easier said than done, but is a necessity.

Happy Crafting and rest well!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂