Welcome to Lemon Thistle! My name is Colleen and I’m thrilled to finally put pen to paper (figuratively, of course) and start this new journey of blogging with you! This is something I’ve been talking about for at least a year and thinking about for even longer… so it’s about time! I love spending a morning exploring the blogosphere, being inspired by all the creatives out there who consistently deliver beautiful photos and projects that motivate me. I hope you will be inspired as I look for the beauty in my every day living, tackle DIY, celebrate, and adventure.
I have had many people ask my why I would want to spend my time blogging and I have a few reasons. First, I want to be challenged to create, adventure, and notice the little joys in life- then document it. It’s so easy to let life speed by without taking the time to appreciate what we have- even if we do it’s easy to keep that to ourselves without expressing it.
Second, I love to create beautiful things. Whether that be images, parties, food, or décor- I get excited to dream up a new party theme, test out a sewing pattern, or photograph a precious newborn. I hope to find people/you who share these passions and be encouraged by your work as well.
Third, I’m heading into a new stage of life (babies!) and my dream would be to stay home with our children and eventually start a home business. Since I have so many interests and am
decent adequate at most, I’m excited to explore them to find what I’m really passionate about… and what I’m not so good at! This is especially important to me since my first business venture while attending university made me jaded to owning my own business again (but that’s another story).
I hope you check back often, I’ve got a lot planned for the next few months!
– I’m attempting a reupholstry project
– I’m doing some bridal hair and makeup in a couple weeks
– I’ve got loads of party décor photos from the past month sitting, waiting to be sorted and loved
– And most importantly! I’m working on the biggest project of my life, expecting two bundles of joy in the next couple of months (twins!)
Thanks for being here! Please drop me a note, I’d love to get to know you/the blogging world and if you think of something you’d like to see here at Lemon Thistle!