well, i planned on blogging today, then i decided against it, but then after caitlin pulled me back from the brink of blogging disaster, i decided i'd go ahead and do it. lately i've been feeling like i've said all i can really say, showed all i have to show, and i'm just not sure that i have anything left for blogging. do you ever feel like that? don't get me wrong, i'm perfectly content with my life, but it's very simple, and simple doesn't always translate to interesting blog posts. i don't really know where i'm going, but for today at least, i'll keep blogging; who knows what i'll decide tomorrow.

i've just about completely decided that cotton is my favorite type of bloom, or blossom, however you'd classify it. chris and i grow a little bit of cotton, and from the time the pale pinkish-purple blooms start to appear, i'm smitten. i don't know that another plant is as beautiful. like i said, we only grow a small amount, but if you've never been to the eastern part of north carolina, it's a treat for the eyes; seeing acre upon acre of nothing but white is absolutely gorgeous. i can't help but smile when i see and touch this miracle that has come from such an unassuming seed.

not completely white, but kind of: business cards. i made these new ones a little while back, but after i got this package ready for mailing i thought to myself, "self, that looks pretty, maybe you should take a picture of it for your blog." and now that i've finished typing that, it makes me think of jan brady in a very brady movie where she's talking to herself in her head. i swear i don't do that.

i've talked a few times about the book club, but after we finished reading the last book - the painted veil - i didn't mention anything about it (mainly because it was pretty boring, and it was my pick, so i'm feeling some reader's remorse on behalf of the rest of the group), but now book club will include movie night! i didn't know when i chose the painted veil that it had been made into a movie, but because we're feeling like the main character, kitty, will have a heart in the movie (unlike kitty in the book), tomorrow night is book club movie night! WOOO!

so i guess that's all i've got for now. how has your week been? have any special plans for the weekend? my plans are: hang out with my grandma and my great aunt who is coming into town. you may be thinking, "hanging out with old ladies? boring." boring it is not, they're crazy! the end.


  1. Hehe, I appreciate the credit for "pulling you from the brink." :) As I said on Twitter, I always enjoy your posts! I feel really down on blogging a lot lately...I feel like I've used up all my good blogging ideas and that everything I write is total crap. But I think we have to go through those periods in order to stay inspired and to continue to better ourselves. That's what I tell myself anyway :)

    Cotton is beautiful indeed! I don't think I've ever looked at it like that. We don't have any here.

    Love your business cards, btw!

  2. oh girl. in va the other day while camping, it made me think of you. i have never seen cotton blooms, they are so gorgeous!! do you know it they're easy to spin together to create actual fabric? i'm so curious and want to grow some now too!

  3. I'm feeling pretty down about blogging too. I've been so busy at work recently I just don't have much time to dedicate to it. Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of it soon.

    I love the cotton blooms!


  4. I didn't know anything about growing cotton! Thanks for the enlightenment!

  5. I really love those pics! And can you believe I've never seen cotton in person!! Hope you keep blogging we would all miss you if you stopped!!

  6. "they're crazy. the end." I love you miss! & I miss you love.

    The end.

  7. Totally understand what you are going through. It is a cycle and sometimes we have to just let it pass and then you will have a moment of clarity and you will have millions of things to post about. A simple life is a beautiful life.

  8. I know exactly how you feel about blogging. I feel like that right now, actually. (I'm glad you kept going today cuz...)
    I LOVE COTTON FLOWERS! Blooms? Blossoms? I don't know what you call them, technically. We don't have them here. BUT. I once saw them (stems and all) in a vase as a sort of fall bouquet and couldn't get it out of my mind to grow some. Unfortunately, I can't just hop on down to the store and buy seeds and I have that little "purchasing on the internet problem" so... it never materialized. I'm pretty sure they'd be super awesome annuals -- jealous, neighbourhood?! -- and I know they're totally kick-ass in a vase. Lucky.
    Also hanging out with old ladies is the best! I don't know why everyone thinks they're boring. Baffling.

  9. i know exactly you're saying. don't fret, if blogging ever feels like an obligatory chore, i'm out.

    growing cotton seems way more sustainable than blogging anyways :P

  10. hahahahaha MARSHA MARSHA MARSHA!!!
    yes cotton is beautiful! miraculous actually!
    and your packaging is beautiful. Nice job Danielle! So Profesh!

  11. 1. pretty pictures. love the starkness of them.
    2. pretty packaging Jan ;)I talk to myself. and to my dog. we have full on conversations & then i realize i sound like a nut.
    3. don't quit blogging! I've been so lax on blogging all summer & I just realized I miss it. I love your posts!


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