Cakeballs, Friendships and NYcity.

Today started with a cakeball.
Okay...maybe it didn't START with a cakeball, but my taste buds were VERY happy and content around cakeball time... 

see that pretty lady there, ALSO holding a cakeball? That's Laura from Le Animale. She's makes these stinkin' cute animal totems.

^See!! I told you! How cute!^

We spent a little while this afternoon cruising around Union Square, chatting about life the ins and outs of our business'. 

The piece of advice that has stuck with me and stressed me out [already?!!?] is learning to blog CONSISTENTLY! Sigh..I'm so terrible at this. I've blogged about it OVER and OVER. lol

ALAS... i've come up with something manageable! [i think?]

Posts to keep the Monday blues from coming. Inspiring things i think will bring joy to your day!

I've had so much progress with my Nightly Doodles blog, THUS i want to show off share these whimsical, encouraging doodles with you here on this blog as well. :)
New things are happening ALL the time in my little tiny NY studio! On Tuesdays, i'll show you what's happening and share my new projects!

I will [always] continue with my food obsession. Fridays on the blog are all about what i made, what to make, or ate this week!

Ha, just wanted to show you the cakeball ONE more time. ;) 

There may be a few other blog posts i sneak in there too, but you will now always? YES! Always hear from me on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. 

If you find i'm slacking off, slap me!! Or just tell me you miss my posts? Or...i guess slapping will work too after all. ;)

Hope you have an inspired day!
jenipher :)

FEAR in blogging.

Blogging has been uber hard for me, but inspiring as well. After taking Holly's Blogging You Way class, i've gotten a better grasp of the blogging world, but i still deal with the anxiety i've always felt with it. :( 

But tonight, while reading the 'up up creative' blog, [a creative business lady i both admire and feel inspired by] i noticed this little GEM in her bio;

"... a post-partum depression & anxiety survivor. if you found me because of that, definitely read through the archives, reach out and say hi, and more than anything else just hang in there"

...and i suddenly felt less alone in this blogging world, knowing that it's okay that I'm suffering through a lot of things in life, in general, and even MORE...that's it's OKAY that I'm SHARING it with all of you. 

My MAIN goal in my life is to inspire, and i do hope, by sharing my life and my struggles with all of you on this blog, that one day someone will read my blog and think 'hm...i feel less alone in the world too'. 

I hope you've had a BEAUTIFUL thanksgiving week, and i look forward to writing more openly to ya'll soon.


Paralyzed... [happy Moody Monday!]

It's such a shame.

I'm taking this AMAZING blogging course by Holly from Decor8 and all i feel is paralyzed by blogging.  - that my blog isn't pretty enough, or smart enough, or inspiring enough.

It's very hindering; these feelings...  especially when i am CONSTANTLY inspired by everything i click online.

I have trouble being completely paralyzed by EVERYTHING i need to do in order to be a good blogger, a good business person, successful enough to survive, etc.

I have trouble figuring out what the right FIRST steps to take are in this social networking world are...

I don't actually consider myself a jealous person necessarily, but i always feel like I'm behind, and could never be 'as good' or as 'interesting' as other people. I truly am not trying to compare myself, but right now, i feel like there is so much to do to 'catch up' and that there is SO MUCH inspiration online, that i get distracted or want to do everything, which makes me lose sight of what makes me genuine.

What breaks my heart the most is knowing i've dealt with these emotions for SUCH a long time! Years! And the that it's been hindering my growth for years, seems so very heart wrenching...

Does anyone else feel these heavy feelings? I don't feel as though i am alone in this boat, but sometimes the boat swishes through the waves, and i don't hear any other voices.

It's quite daunting.
I hope you had a WONDERFUL weekend!