Motivation.

Those days when we wake up and we say, “NOPE.”

We must fight those days. Today is like that for me. Sometimes we can identify the lack of motivation. Other times it’s not so obvious.

I read something at the very right moment this morning. I was battling in my head whether or not I was going to run today. I was browsing through my tweets and saw one that my friend Kacie had posted about a NVR STOP blog post.

“If you make doubt and fear your vacation home, it’s time to burn it.”

Umm, yea. What encouragement.

I’m almost three and a half weeks strong of consistent and challenging exercise. It only took me almost a whole year after Abram was born to finally identify what was holding me back from being healthy, even though I so desperately wanted to be. I can save that whole novel for another post on another day.

But it’s been great.

Accept for yesterday. And this morning. I just don’t feel like it. The few other times I have felt this way over the past several weeks, I would end up pushing myself further. I keep telling myself, “The more I don’t want to do this, the harder I am going to do it.”

I also have to remind myself when I feel like I can’t run any longer that I once pulled heavy Americans in a cart on the back of a bicycle for a living.

Sometimes I pretend like I’m racing the devil. HE CANNOT WIN.

I’m thankful for the moments when God shows up in the snares of laziness (like this morning) and has me read something that fills me with strength.

“He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:29-31

Whatever you are up against today, overcome it. And do it hard.

Burn that vacation home.

Shimmery Spring Headband Tutorial

Happy Monday! If you are wondering who the winner is of the A Nice Weekend Indeed Contest……. Miss Julianna Hendrix! She gets to pick any item from my etsy shop for free, and I’m even gonna take care of the S&H. Thank you to those who participated.

So anyways, I love spring, and so far it has been a wonderful one here in the ol’ Sunshine State. I’ve been searching and dreaming about accessories and such that woul compliment said season, and I saw this picture my friend Haley posted on Pinterest.

I thought this was really cute, and wanted to make one for myself. I’m not really into stars right now, so I made one with triangles. My current favorite shape. Ridiculous I know. Wanna see how I made it?

The supplies for this headband are simple, and you probably already have them lying around your house! Fetch you some scissors, white felt, a headband or ribbon, glitter, Mod Podge, a glue gun and glue sticks.

Cut out the shapes of your choice. They can be anything, and if you aren’t good at free-styling it, then just make a paper stencil first.

Take a paint brush and apply a liberal amount of Mod Podge to one of your triangles.

Sprinkle your glitter onto the triangle, and then repeat for the others. Don’t be afraid to use that glitter, you can pour the rest back in the container when you are done.

Let the beauties dry.

Once your pieces are dry, get your glue gun and attach the pieces to your headband. Make sure to space them correctly before you glue them, and be careful! Don’t burn your fingers like I always do.

For extra hold, cut small rectangles from your left over felt and glue them to the backs of your pieces, making sure that they don’t show from the front of your headband.

Your done! Now you have a shimmery spring headband to wear and make all of your friends jealous. Now for the fun part…. put it on!

If you like this headband but don’t feel like making one yourself, you can visit my etsy shop and buy this one! Not a fan of triangles? That’s o.k. Not everyone is perfect. I’d be glad to custom make you a headband with whatever shapes you like. Just shoot me an email at meganlee26@gmail.com.

Now get to work!