I often get request to change up my "Every little thing" sign.

I hold my breath for a few seconds in fear.

Who knows why? I surely don't.

I'm not fan of change unless it's color on my walls or trying to race with the ever changing holiday.

I like safe and safe is where I nestle.

So when I'm asked to change things up a bit, I hide.

I think it's fear of  "what if they won't like it as much"?

What if I can't make the words fit or make it work?

What if it's an epic fail?

It. Is. Wood.

That's it..

Just wood.

So I remind myself to trust.

I'm learning that when the Lord brings you to it...

He brings you through it!

Even if it's just painting a ding dong sign LOL

Funny how things bring me back to my very first post.... Jan. 1, 2008.

That's a lot of posting..

939 in 5 years to be exact.

So I'm making a promise to myself to Trust.

To put myself out there even if I fail.

I look around and often feel sad when I see my sweet blogging friends just blossom and do great things.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not sad that they are doing great things.

I'm sad that I let fear stand in my way to join them.

Oh please tell me I'm not the only one..

Have any of you ever felt this way?

If you stay hidden, you stay safe from judgement and mean comments..right?

But when you stay hidden, you miss that sweet sunlight on your face.

You miss making new friends.

You miss.

I'm not sure where to start or how to begin..again.

But I'm going to.


For starters, I going to visit some new blogs and say HI!

I'm going to find some fun linky parties to join.

I'm going to be that awkward girl trusting in His promise.

I'm going to be ME!

just me :)


  1. SUCH an honest statement you just wrote: "I look around and often feel sad when I see my sweet blogging friends just blossom and do great things." I know that feeling. I'm jumping into Etsy for that very reason. Hoping I'll learn more TRUST and make new FRIENDS along the way. Thanks for your post! ~Sally

    1. Sally, You go girl! I would love to visit your shop when it opens. Please share the link with all of us when you can.

  2. What a sweet post!! My gosh Susie - I look at your blog daily and think "if only I could post like she does". So know, that there are so many bloggers who look up to you and admire everything you do. You are one of the most Godly women I have met in this little world of blogging and I feel honored to call you my friend.

    Jump in!!


  3. Just wanted to say hi after that sweet post. I enjoy your blog and own one of your signs - one of my favorite things in my home :-)

  4. Good girl!!
    You're an inspiration to us all!!

  5. Love this! One of my favorite verses!

  6. Susie,
    If you stay hidden, you stay safe from judgement and mean comments..right? This is exactly how I feel every time I am getting ready for a craft fair. I have never been able to put the feelings into words. I stay hidden, away from the criticism and praise.
    Thank you for this post.

  7. I'm afraid to even maintain a blog because I know my house does not measure up. I even go so far as to tell myself not to read blogs because I can't measure up. You are so talented and creative. I'm so surprised you have not gone pro. You have so much to share.

  8. Well, I love the sign! In fact, I like it even better!

  9. Loved this post Susie and your new design! I love everything about your blog and always look forward to your posts. :) You were one of the first blogs I ever read and I've loved ya ever since!

  10. Love your new sign even better than the "every" sign and I love your blog. I just found it a few weeks ago and I liked it so much that I immediately added it to my daily read blog list. I too am afraid sometimes especially when it comes to blogging. I don't have a big fancy perfect house. My house is 75 years old and somewhat of a fixer upper (I chose it though, so I'm not sad about that), but in the blog world I do fee inferior sometimes. My blog is still very small after over two years of posting. I don't get a lot of time to work on projects or to blog because I work full time but I do enjoy it and even if no one reads my blog, it allows me to see how much I have accomplished. Just the other day I looked back at a few older posts and was thrilled to see how things have changed. Sorry for dropping my life story Anyway, love your blog and loved this post. Most of all I really like your new sign. It's perfect!

  11. Wow, Susie, it sure surprises me that you feel afraid. You seem so open. I, too, have so struggled with being "out there". I know it has really stunted my online growth! Today, in fact, I updated my "about me"/profile sections on my blog and in my etsy store to be a little bit more in depth and personal.
    Thanks for the encouragement - as usual!

  12. Susie, I think you're the bees knees. And I think you are very brave. Your posts are so thoughtful and personal. I'm the fraidy cat just a "lurker" as they say. I've gotten to meet a few of my "imaginary internet friends" (as my family calls them)and just about every one of them has been just as nice as they could be. What that tells me is that we are ALL real people...getting by and trying to find our place in this world. I think you do it all exceptionally well. If you do what makes you happy in your heart no one can rightfully judge you for that. Keep on keeping on :) Luv Ya!

  13. Aw, I love your blog and your real words of wisdom! The new sign is adorable - not a fail. Great perspective: "It is just wood." You are a great role model and I love reading your blog and reliving the time my husband and I were in New Orleans! God Bless you!

  14. You always know just what to say, and just when to say it. :)

  15. I've been in my career for 37 years - started at 17, no college. I had lunch with a girl/colleague who has a mighty fine important position and I felt a twinge. And I saw another colleague/girl who has nailed it out of the park - in London no less. Yes, I am proud of them for making it in a mans world. And proud of me. But it would have been nice to have a helping hand and maybe gone a little higher. I feel so ashamed to admit that. Don't tell anyone.

  16. I love your new sign and the inspiration your blog provides! Putting ourselves out there is not easy but I believe it is worth the risk every time. God bless...

  17. Love the new sign!! Everything you touch is a hit with me. Thanks for showing your inner feelings of insecurity and being willing to share with all of us. This is why I enjoy reading your blog. You are just "you" and that is what I adore.

  18. Thank you Susie for your recent post. It was not by chance I came across it. It's the wee hours of the morn and I am up..........not feeling well, but I will trust Him. He will bring me thru this. Also..I agree with you regarding taking a step in faith...."step out there" what ever that is for each of us. Thank you ......may you Nest in Peace. Karen at acapecodnest

  19. Trust... is my one little word for this year in 2013. I LOVE how you used that word in your sign. So fitting! Love this post, too.

  20. Hi, Your words are so touching to me as I feel the exact same way, Your sign is amazing and I think it is perfect, Trust in the Lord with all your heart, You said it perfectly. :)

    So glad to find your blog, I am your new follower,

    Pearl 13.1

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