OK ~ so let’s say the week has been a whirlwind! We decided to conquer this world wide web thing & without a computer science doctorate degree ~ It has been a challenge to say the least. Everyday there are new twists & turns. The blogging, etsy store, facebook, twitter & web store. Oh & let’s not forget sending out our newsletter regularly & planning upcoming Trunk Shows! The interesting part is linking all of these avenues to benefit Mae & Me Designs. Independently each would be a good resource for customers to see what we do but add all of them together & WOW ~ Mae & Me has it going on! All of this to show the inspirational & awesome products we design. Ok ~ so let’s say the week has been… let’s start over…
“DO NOT TAKE YOURSELF TOO SERIOUSLY!”
This is quoted from Robert Lewis Stevenson in the 1800’s. I need to step back & smile! Too serious ~ Too serious ~ Too serious ~ I will not take myself too seriously! Smile & know it’s all ok!
Yes, today is a rainy day! This is definitely a rainy day thought. Pooh loved Piglet & I loved Grandmother MeMe! Mae & Me Designs is named for her. Hattie Mae Stephenson. She died on Joe’s 2nd birthday 7/25/99. This is a perfect “quotable” & so sweet & true ~ those we love are always with us in our hearts. The memories are treasured & enjoyed ~ especially on rainy days.
My mother always told me, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all!” Very often this has left me speechless! Ha Ha! Or better yet it has helped me with the phrase, “I’ve never regretted anything I didn’t say!” Ponder this: If it wasn’t nice & I didn’t say it, I don’t have to regret it.” Wow… my mother is a smart woman & I’m just now figuring that out???? So many times I speak quickly & without much thought or rationality & WHAM I’m in a bad spot! Now I am going to try & “taste” my words before spitting them out! Let’s see how that goes!
Today’s quote is on the smaller chalkboard with a lime green frame. The chalkboards are truly versatile. You can display on an easel or hang on the wall. I can not describe the quality enough ~ awesome custom framing with 100% distressed wood. Beautiful accent ~ The wine bottle lights add character & interest. M&M makes both these products. The embossing on the bottles is done by hand. Unbelievable the love & care that goes into making these products! It is so much fun & we love when an idea comes together into an awesome finished product. I get so excited about all the designs. I just love Mae & Me Designs!
Thank you God for protection! I am always in need of protection & mainly from the ordinary negative thoughts. Isn’t is funny we are our own worst enemy? If I listened to myself I would be a mess. Thank God he protects me & gives me positive support through friends & family! How nice to hear: “You can do this!” “You are a precious, too Mama!” “Darling, I love you!” “I am amazed at what you do!” “I love the monogrammed carrybag I purchased!” “We got orders today!” or just the little positive smile from the cashier @ the grocery ~ A kind wave ~ Oh and the best of the best… kisses from my mini dachshund, Gipper! He always is ready to be playful & positive with tons of his love!
Mae & Me Designs is going & thank God we will be protected when we get there! I intend to be positive & continue in the positive direction… Oh & when that ol’ devil peeps in I will bask in the protection of love & support!