Diary of a Mad Woman

When I want to leave my husband a note in the morning before I leave for the gym, it’s early and I’m usually in a hurry to get out the door. Therefore, it is often messy, and borderline incoherent. Inevitably, when I return home from the gym I find that my husband (a.k.a. the funniest man alive) has scrawled ‘diary of a madwoman’ across the note. As I was starting to write this post, I felt like it could very well be one of the notes which my husband gleefully, yet affectionately, would consider the rantings of a madwoman……. nevertheless….these are my thoughts:

The truth is…I feel I’ve been running two steps behind ever since I started Twillypop in September. I was completely unprepared for the amount of time it takes to blog, twitter, make necklaces, shop for supplies, take pictures, edit photos, list items, package them, and drag them to the Post with three little chickens trailing behind….and all of these things have been squeezed into a schedule that really had little time to spare.

I’ve been living a life of cluttered thoughts, hurried actions, and little patience…..not at all the way I want to live. There are so many more important things in life than whether I’m making and selling necklaces. I can think of three angelic, wonderful, beautiful little masterpieces-in- progress right off the top of my head……

I tell you, my bloggy/twitter/etsy/facebook friends, all of this to say that I’m taking a few weeks to regroup, reorganize, restructure, to plan and plot how to do it all, and how to do it well. Starting January 3rd, I’ll be completely offline for the sake of simplifying, rethinking, and quite honestly, praying about how (or if) to proceed with Twillypop in 2010. I’m excited to take this time to really think things through………
The good news? My very first blog post back will be the second ‘Twillypop: It’s All About You Giveaway’! The winner this time will have the bragging rights of being the first brand new Twillypop of 2010! Fun, fun, fun! So, please, miss me like crazy while I’m on hiatus…..I know I’ll be missing you….

P.S. I love your comments and I’m not offline ’til Sunday so I’d love to hear how you’re going to make this new year better than last…or maybe just some mushy, lovey loveness……


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  1. We will certainly miss you! I wish you clear thoughts, abounding creativity, and a LOT of family time. 🙂

  2. I completely understand! Only the blog in itself tends to take over my life at times (not so much lately, since my postings have been scarce) – I can only imagine what it’s like juggling family, kids and jewelry making on top of that!

    Looking forward to seeing more of you and Twillypop in 2010, Sara! Happy New Year!

  3. It’s a good thing I get to see you in person so I can still get my Twillypop fix. Praying you get the direction you need. love you girl!

  4. The prettiest jewels were those three rosey-cheeked faces. They are daaarling. Can’t wait to see your new necklace. Take a break, we’ll be here when you get back. Breathe slowly and relax. 🙂

  5. I totally understand your needing time to regroup and rethink. Prayer will help you find direction. We’ll miss you during your time off 🙂

  6. You are making a wise decision. Whenever I take a break from Internet, my creativity soars. Hmmm…

    I adore my Twillypop necklace! Diane said I look like Audrey Hepburn. Yes!

    Audience of ONE

  7. What cuties!

    Happy New Year, darling!!


  8. your kids are so cute!

  9. I have missed you, but as one who is just now re-entering the online world after a regrouping session of my own…I hear you girl!

    Big hugs,

  10. Hello there! Thank you for visitng my blog and for becoming a follower! I can realte with your post..its hard to juggle it all…I need to figure things out too. I love your jewlery it is so classy!It is nice to have things that you enjoy ..I just wish I could do it all! LOL have a great new year!

  11. aww, and i just discovered your blog! but i completely understand the need to be offline and reevaluate things.. good luck finding the perfect balance! xoxo

  12. These pics are too adorable for words!!!

    Totally understand the break – it gets overwhelming sometimes but I love your giveaways,they are fabulous!!

    Have a wonderful, beautiful New Year’s Eve darling – see you in 2010!


  13. we all need a break sometimes! I think you’ll come back regrouped and ready to conquer the world! I will try to watch for your giveaway!

  14. Happy New Year to you too!!

    ** be sure to check out the January challenge for your free watercolor print **


  15. Soooo wise of you to step back and reassess. We all need to do that from time to time. Your chicklings are precious!

    I love your music…and your site. I’m going to add you to my “Mom’s Blogroll”!

    I’ll be back…come visit me sometime!

  16. this is such a good thing. i understand where you are and i think a lot will come from a break. taking time to think is just as important as all the other stuff and perhaps more.

  17. Hello!
    I want to thank you for being part of my Blog “One day and two days …”

    Your attention and your affection is very important for me to continue!

    I want you to be full of love light
    Thank you sincerely;

  18. You are so awesome Sara and I am a huge believer in following your heart.

    Prayer will answer your questions. It does mine.

    Do that which makes your heart full and happy.

    For me, it’s a blend of creativity and the needs of my family. The support I get from my friends on ‘the internet’ gives me strength and a sense of community that I had lost for awhile now that my kids are teenagers. I love the creativity around me (from friends) and simply feel as if i ‘need’ it and my family understands that this is what makes me feel whole and gives me the ability to give so much of myself to them. My children are in school until 3:30 each day, so my work day ends there. I don’t believe I could have kept up with this crazy-ness when my kids were little nor did I need it so much as I had lots of ‘mommy friends’ and park dates.

    You will find the balance and peace you are looking for and I so admire you for taking the time to decide what is best for you.

    We will all be here welcoming you back with open arms no matter what you decide.



  19. lovely pics,

    i wish you also a wunderful 2010

  20. Sara, where are yoooouuuuu?????? ox

  21. just finding your blog tonight… love the necklaces! wow… so pretty… hope you have a wonderful break… I just had one too and it was so great.

  22. What cute little faces + ur husband does sound funny. I’m usually nonsensical that early in the morning too

  23. Lovely jewellery!

    I am glad I came across your blog. Please come and have a look at my blog too.

    I hope to see you soon.

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