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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Did Martha ruin coloring eggs?

I read a blog post where the writer was feeling nostalgic for the good old days of her childhood, where coloring eggs involved a box of PAAS and that's it.

With Pinterest, blogs and all the ideas to be seen, to be tried, it is kind of sad that it makes the basic celebration activity seem boring.  Just a heart shaped doily.  Just a colored egg.  Just a party hat.  But, it's a heart shaped doily!  It's a colored egg!  It's a party hat!  Along with the not taking of granted of things, I want to enjoy the basic celebration activities that I've always done, without the pressure of trying something NEW all the time.

The difference between feeling inspired and feeling inadequate is sometimes hard to pin down.


Kim said...

A friend once told me, "Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly." This has brought me much freedom to do things the easy way or half way or just well enough, rather than feel like everything I do has to be done perfectly or how Martha would do it. My kids do eggs the old fashioned way, maybe using a crayon to write names on the eggs or something. But if we're going to do eggs at all, that's the only way we're going to do them!

jillyg said...

and the truth is, don't you think MOST people do it that way? it's weird the way the internet represents "most" people trying all these crafty things all the time!