I'm so excited about this blog space. I'm excited for a place to be me. I'm excited to share my adventures in motherhood and crafting. I feel like there is so much possibility, so much hope to share, and crazy dreams to dream. I'm excited to meet all of you. I'm excited to connect with other devoted mothers, other adventurous scrapbookers, other crazy mixed media artist. I'm excited to meet all of you and since we have never met I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself.
I am Juliana Hall and I'm a mom.
I love my children more then I could ever put into words, more then I could ever imagine, and I'm pretty sure I loved my kids more then any mom ever loved her kids ever. Ok, well except for all you other mom's out there.
I was one of those little girls who said, when I grow up I want to be a mom. The greatest blessing that God has given me in this life is my children.
I love being a mom. I love that sweet newborn smell. I love putting little pig tails in my girls hair. I love watching them play and seeing their endless imaginations. I love the giggling, story time, playing dress up and playing hide and seek. I find that they teach me and are helping me become the person I want to be.
I love connecting with other moms who are going through the same things. Great girls friends who support you and love your children too, mom's who've been there and help you see things in perspective, wonderful women you are not yet moms, but smile at the craziness and offer a helping hand. I love you all and the strength you give me.
Now, don't get me wrong, being a mom is not always glamorous, I have swept enough cheerios off the floor to last a life time!! And even though being a mom involves endless nights of not enough sleep, picking up more socks off the floor then I could ever count, worry, and stress and my hips have doubled in size… it is all worth it. They are worth it all. Family is so special to me.
I also am a mormon,
I thought long and hard about sharing my religion, but it is such a part of me that I want to share it with you. I really can't imagine anyone knowing who I am and not knowing what I stand for. I believe there is a God in heaven and that he loves us and answers our prayers. I believe in Jesus Christ and his healing power. I believe we have a living prophet today who leads and guides Christ's church. I believe the Book of Mormon is scripture and it's true. These really are the foundation pieces of my life.
We go to church on Sunday. I try to teach my children to pray and know that God loves them. We believe in hope and forgiveness and love. And it is because of these things I have such peace and joy in my life. I try to have a grateful heart and look for the little things that are God's blessings in my life.
I am a mixed media artist.
While I enjoy so many different types of crafting. I am above all a mixed media artist. Check out my art work on my art page. I love to paint and I love exploring other mediums. I love scrapbooking, photography, sewing, crocheting, painting, and everything in between. I just love to make things. I love trying new things and am up for any challenge!
(my daughter is such a good helper and loves taking pictures too!)
My grandma is an artist and my great-grandma was an artist. My mom is an amazing scrapbooker. I kind of feel like crafting was in my blood and when I finally answered it's been happiness ever since. Now, let me let you in on a secret... I am by no means a professional! I am still learning and growing and developing my own style. If you love to craft, or paint or any of the above, then come on this crazy adventure with me and lets learn and grow together. I love to create and I am excited to learn more as we go.
Some other random bits and pieces...
I teach preschool
I love painting and crafting with my kids.
My husband is a great landscaper and creates amazing things like this water feature.
I adore chocolate.
My favorite color was always blue, but with so many girls in the house I've really grown to love pink. And now with a new baby boy in the mix, navy blue is a new love.
I love making bows, necklaces, headbands and other fun accessories. I am excited to open my Etsy store soon.
I so grateful to have an amazing husband who loves and supports me in all that I do. Tyler is the man of my dreams, an amazing father, and I love that he works so hard for us.
It was nice to meet you. I'm excited to paint, create and share together.