We Lived Happily Ever After: A Confession + "Love" and "Sparkle" Watercolor Free Printables

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Confession + "Love" and "Sparkle" Watercolor Free Printables




I'm really not sure if I want to write this, but I think I should.



Can I share something really personal with you all? I'm not going to lie, I've been super busy and I feel very overwhelmed. I have been working on SO many new projects for my home... all at the same time.... and they are taking forever for me to complete, photograph and edit. So yeah, I'm very overwhelmed. But they are going to be AMAZING, so please hold onto your socks (where did that phrase come from anyways?) 



Honestly, I feel like a lousy blogger sometimes... maybe it's because I feel so much pressure to produce content, and it's a struggle for me to push out 2-3 post a week. But as one girl blogging team (with no editor or personal assistant), a stay at home mommy and wife, I have so much on my plate. But I want to be perfect. I'm so scared of not having everything together, and I hate showing anything on here that isn't perfect, isn't completely done, or looks like it's flawless and out of a magazine.. Do any of you feel that way about your life? 



I want to be transparent with you all. It blows my mind that SO MANY people actually visit my site... and yet, I am sometimes so scared to do simple things like post a facebook update, or send out an email newsletter, because it might be an inconvenience to someone. And even though thousands of people have subscribed to my social media, I can't help but feel that they don't really want to see my content, I mean, I'm just little Hannah Hathaway.



And then I get notes like this from readers:


"Never stop your work, it's amazing" 



So today I'm coming clean. I'm ditching my fears, and I'm going to stop comparing myself to others, and am going to STOP being a performer, because I have been reminded why I am doing this in the first place: Because I LOVE it, and it is my PASSION!



Thank you all for your support, and in the next few days I will have some super exciting home DIY related posts up about my blog station! 



In the meanwhile, I want you to remember to focus on what you LOVE and SPARKLE while you are doing it! (lame tie to the printables in today's post, haha!)



Now that I poured out my little heart to you all, here are the full digital previews of each printable, and all of the variations these two they come in.




Now for my normal, boring terms of use:

This printable is free for personal use, and is not to be sold or distributed. See my Terms of Use included in the folder for more info.



 If you are having issues using this download link, please reference my FAQ post HERE to troubleshoot it.
Some of the printables in this collection use watercolor Textures from Craftberry Bush (found HERE) To learn how to make your own watercolor Word art, visit my post  HERE

I LOVE YOU ALL! Thank you for giving me a reason to be here, at home, blogging my heart out! XOXO



10 comments :

  1. Hannah - I realize you don't know me but I just feel the need to respond. You are much more than a blogger or a producer of content...you are a child of God and Hannah is important. The person God created you to be is much more valuable than the times you post in a week. Care for you and your sweet family first and the content will come. With Joy, Carey

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    1. Thank you for that sweet reminder Carrie! I am always having to remind myself that He is the one who makes me perfect! And my beautiful family does come first, and always will. You brightened up my day! XOXO Hannah

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  2. Hi Hannah! I actually appreciate your post and you keeping it 'real' :-)

    By doing so, you probably made someone else feel better about herself and maybe not
    need to feel like they Have to get everything right all the time and be super human....
    as in super mom, wife, blogger or anything else in life that can make any of us feel bad
    about ourselves.

    Any of us moms that are raising, or have raised children know that we can't get it perfect all
    the time. We can just do our best, and in spite of it, children will still get sick, create a mess
    at home and we have days we just want to sit down and cry because it gets overwhelming.

    So please, just continue to love what you do, sparkle and shine and do the best you can. It's all
    any of us can do...after all, we are all only human...LOL!

    Sending hugs and prayers your way! :-)

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    1. I can't tell you how encouraging your comment was. Thank you so much for taking the time to brighten up my day & for giving me one more reason to keep it up!

      XOXO Hannah

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  3. Hii! Personally, I love, love hearing from you! Be it as a simple printable or a massive project reveal, it doesn't disappoint really, I know that you are trying to do something that makes you happy, and that is worth visiting you. <3
    I wish all the best for you and your family, love you even if I do not know you in person..
    Take care and do not be sad just even a second.. Love.. <3

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  4. Awww! You are so kind! It totally makes my day to know that someone like you appreciates my work, and follows along! Thank you for the encouragement! XOXO <3 Hannah

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  5. I totally understand, Hannah! I ran into a similar "problem" with my semi-professional blogging. You have to fight that urge for perfection--and do exactly what you're doing: focusing on WHY you're doing it. Not to be perfect and popular but because it's your Passion AND what God's gifted you with--to use for His glory. :-) :-) And don't give up. I so enjoy your blogging and already have several of your ideas book-marked for when I have I start decorating my own home!!!

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  6. I love how very sweet and sincere you are on top of your talents:-)

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  7. Hi Hannah! Thanks for sharing your personal thoughts. I can totally relate about the "one girl blogging team." Because I am too. I have similar days when I think no one's really reading my blog, blah, blah. I am a wife too and has a day job so I often do the blogging at night or during weekends (among other things). Perhaps if we really love what we're doing, we just have to do what we do best! Your readers are right, don't stop. Continue to create beauty! :) Good luck on your blog! xo

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