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 🙂

Resting in appreciation.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is Mother’s Day in the states. So I will ask you if you find peace and rest in others showing appreciation for what you do day in and day out. Are you gracious in receiving as well as being able to re-charge? Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Winding up the year.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! As the Catalog winds down with the school year I am reminded to take things one step at a time. It seems to always get busier this time of year and with that comes some extra stress. So this year I didn’t book as many classes since school keeps at a steady craziness. It seems to be a bit better this year. How is it in your home?

How do you cope when things get hectic? Do you eat out more? Do you cancel a few things to catch up? Do you lose a little sleep? What’s your best way of getting through the calendar and checking the boxes?

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 🙂

Resting makes you strong.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Are you ready to be strong? Sometimes when you feel the most fragile you need to become strong. If you’ve gone through a tragedy or just simply a ton of mental exercise at work, home, whatever remember to take a break. Your perspective will be better and you will come back stronger. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Take care of yourself.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Spring Break!

It’s Sabbath Sunday! While I am travelling back from OnStage and unpacking (laundry, etc.) my daughter is beginning her spring break. Now today is not much of a break for her as she is away for a Drumline Competition, but I know some of the weekdays will have sleeping in as part of her schedule.

Yes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I believe she is in five different bands at school as well as her core classes. I can’t blame her as it runs in the veins. I come from a long line of go-getters. Both of my Gramas and many of my Aunts and Uncles are of the same mindset. We tend to go and when there is a day off much of it involves being horizontal.

So as our house gets a week “off” I will ask you how you break up your routine to keep your perspective fresh and vibrant.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Resting by cleaning.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! How are you preparing for your week? Are you resting, planning, or picking up some of the piles? I am doing a bit of everything. I am taking inventory and getting things back in order after a three day craft fair.

So what do you do to regain control?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

And we are back to rest.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest or re-charge. Weren’t we just here? It seems like the weeks keep going faster and faster. So what do you do to rest or change up your routine?

Since I don’t have customer service hours today I am in the studio. I have all the printed project ideas on the floor and I am figuring out what we are creating for next month’s Card Class. Does this sound like fun to you? I love this stage of planning. My least favorite is all the cutting. And my most favorite is seeing it all come together with you at class.

What are you up to today?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Resting by breaking up the routine.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to break up your routine, get some rest, or get re-charged. I don’t know what I am up to today. Joel asked me to block the day so we could have some fun. So I will be breaking out of my routine doing who knows what. Do you have someone spontaneous and surprising that helps you break out of your routine?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Preparation means better rest.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! I don’t know about you but it’s hard to rest when there are piles on my desk. So before I can rest a little cleaning is in order. For me a good to do list and some calendar management goes a long way. I need to prepare to work to not have piles to rest.

What do you have to do to be able to fully rest?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂