Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dear Readers

Dear faithful blog readers,

I have a confession to make. I'm in a blog slump. So much of a slump that I very nearly didn't post today which would have made it the second time in the month of June to skip a day because I had nothing to blog about.

I guess that is a lie. I do have things I could blog about but I'm not feeling the inspiration to do so. And I'm lacking in time. This month has been busy and has flown by, leaving me with not much time to work on projects let alone snap pictures of things.

So that leaves me in my blog slump. I'm trying to come up with ideas of things I would like to work on or do once I have more time (a.k.a. when I'm a SAHW). But since I'm in such a slump, I'm having a hard time thinking of things.

Which brings me to you, dear readers. I need some feedback and ideas. Let me know what you like about my blog/posts and what you could do without. What would you like to see more of? Decorating? DIY projects? Cooking/baking? House tours? Dog or chicken updates? Budgeting? Anything else?

Tell me what you think! And please be honest. I love blogging and will continue to do so whether I get replies to this post or not. But I do like hearing from you guys and like making you happy.

Love from your not so motivated Canadian housewife,


  1. You could always cook me dinner and then blog about it:)

    Its ok to take a day off now and again. Just regroup and think up some new ideas.

  2. I like to read your blogs no matter what. But if you want more ideas... you could blog about funny stories/experiences you've had, thoughts you have on various topics, you could write riddles for us to guess, or maybe write poems (of various forms) and answers to questions like--if I were an animal what would I be and why? :)
    Just some silly ideas from your sister!

  3. I've felt slumpish lately too (even with a crap ton going on like remodeling...) I personally like the interior decorating posts - I feel like I get some creativity vibes from your crafts/decorating!

  4. A 'housewife' to many is considered to be a menial 'job' but in my opinion, it is a very important job; in fact, it is a CAREER of the highest calling. And you, dear Jennie, have taken it to new heights as you've blogged and shared with us what is happening in your world.

    Too many think that a housewife has a very narrow focus on the world .... and for some, this 'may' be true but I know you well enough to know that this is not the case in your life.

    So I am sending for your consideration an idea. Read. Pray. Ponder. Consider .... all the steps necessary to make a God-pleasing decision.

    As a Canadian, how can you inspire others to step outside of the individual's comfort zone ... to include in her focus a larger picture of needs & concerns for other women all over the world. How can YOU ... and your dear followers impact ... encourage other women around the globe?? Is it time to expand ... to multiply? (As I wrote this, I stopped and questioned whether it was prophetic?) Have you read "half the sky"? An excellent book about how to help raise the standards for women around the world. So many need encouragement ... help .... but perhaps more than anything, a kind word of encouragement which just 'may' keep them going. So to summarize, I'm suggesting taking your blog to the next level, Jen.

    I look forward to feedback, Jennie. You have impacted so many with your blogs so far ... and I suspect that many are lurking and reading rather than posting. You've touched many ... more than you can imagine .. and in more ways. This is one of the gifts God has given you to use ... your delightful way of writing ... describing .... showing ..... teaching ... so many other ways as well.


  5. I love all your posts, but especially the ones with a decorating/crafts theme.

  6. Casey - I love how you always suggest I cook you dinner. :P

    Jackie - Your silly ideas made me smile. They are so you. And I might just write you a poem, so watch out!

    Kate - Thanks for the compliment about my decorating/crafting skills! I will definitely try and get more of those up.

    Bunny - You are always so encouraging in your responses. Thank you. I will definitely think about what more I can do to step outside my comfort zone and help others.

    Heidi - Thanks! I love the decorating/crafting ones too, I just need to find some motivation.

  7. I'm not suggesting it for you only, Jenn ... but each of us must. Our world is getting smaller with the technological advances .... and yet our personal world becomes bigger as a result of these same advances. I watched a movie the other night "this is our time" which proves this fact. Students graduated from uni ... one couple went to India to work in a leper colony ... and their friends in the USA followed them .... and eventually helped the organization .... because of the Internet & video conferencing. This is what I mean!! There are so many that can be encouraged ... and may become part of your sphere of influence ... your, dear Jenny ... but also your followers. I know seeing another part of the world has opened my eyes to the needs of others that simply reading the newspapers or online report could not have done. Face to face contact .. if only by video chats does make a difference.

  8. I always enjoy finding recipes or DIY projects on blogs, that being said, I've loved seeing all of your house projects, you guys do such a great job!
    ~Mrs. Lopez of Loving Life In Pink

  9. I enjoy all of your posts, regardless of the topic. I think your ability to engage us is the key moreso than the actual topic. As someone suggested, it's normal to go through a bit of a slump. Take some time to regroup and we'll still be here. :-)

  10. Mrs. Lopez - Thank you! I really need to start trying more recipes and blogging about them. It's been a while since I have, thanks for the reminder!

    artistmouse - Thanks for your encouraging words, you're awesome. I know that slumps are normal, I just hate them.