Sunday, July 31, 2011


If you've read my little introduction to my family at the top of the page you know that when Rhett was born I dealt with severe postpartum depression. 

Thankfully with a lot of faith, medical help, prayer, support and understanding I've come a long way since then. 

I am so beyond grateful for that, and even though I hope to never experience it again or wish it on anyone, I am honestly grateful for going through it and the blessings it brought into our lives. 

Still, I struggle some days with overwhelming anxiety.

So restoring furniture has become kind of  therapeutic for me. 
I mean lets face it...going to work on a piece with a power sander is a great way to release a little stress. :)

The past few days have been difficult and it's been awhile since I had to deal with the big A (anxiety).


Below is a short clip I LOVE, of part of a speech given by one of the leaders from my church and regardless of your religious background I think it is true for all of us.

It motivates me on the days when anxiety seems to want to take over.

It's about creativity. 
The creativity we all have and the creativity that makes our sphere of influence better.

And I want to thank you for all the creative work you do that I see on your blogs and in your lives! 
It is incredibly inspirational. :)

Enjoy and I hope it gets your week off to a great start!

{ If the video doesn't work here's a link to the video on Youtube. }
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  1. Kudos to you for speaking out about this! I volunteer with Jenny's Light ( and PPD is nothing to mess around with. Hope your week gets better!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing. That takes guts for sure. I just think you are so amazing! This did brighten my day a lot. I hope you kick "The Big A" right in his A. :)

  3. Thank you for sharing your personal story. I too have struggled with Anxiety up until recently. I think you're right that creativity can be really helpful. I haven't had a chance to listen to the video since I'm at work, but I'll check it out tonight.

  4. Hey! This is so random, but I came across your blog from your Craigs List ad, and I'm looking at it thinking, this girl looks very familiar. Julia- I was in your ward back on Condo Row when I loved with Carmel and Cassidy. And I happen to be obsessed also with repurposing furniture and running a blog on interior design! Small world!

  5. This is a fantastic project! Can you come link up with me? I have a fun link party on Fridays at


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