Love & Marriage

The Possibilities Are Endless

Preparing my body for parenthood is the best thing that’s ever happened to me aside, of course, to falling in love with the man of my dreams, becoming his wife and building our future together. Surprisingly, giving up my beloved wine is actually loads easier than I originally anticipated. Yayah! Cooking up a mini Clark for my husband will be worth every moment I’ll ever endure. Bonus: he’s going to be such a great father!!

I pray he harbors the same amount of confidence in both himself and I, as we secure the foundation of our marriage and family. I witness on a regular basis, since our fairy tale wedding, the amount of energy and intention he puts into our relationship that I’d previously only been afforded a glimpse of over the years. It’s beyond motivating and assuring, it makes me fall in love with him all over again, every single day.

Perfection Is A Myth

Not all days are made of pure gold, but it takes those moments for the opportunity to apply the aforementioned intention to the imperfections in our lives. Aside from that, it’s also humbling! It forces me to step back and view a broader perspective and literally makes me want to be the best version of myself, for my husband.

Like the book The 7 Rings of Marriage speaks of, my marriage is not about me. It’s about my husband. As his marriage is about me. And that is what makes us, Team Us. The one and only. That takes courage and selflessness which not only makes me a better wife, but also a better friend, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, teacher, peer, acquaintance…

Being a wife to my husband feels very different to me than the years spent as his partner. It generates a purpose for my life that I never imagined and provides more meaning into every detail of my life, from daily chores, tasks and errands, to life long goals and checking items off that bucket list. Taking on the roll of wifey makes me appreciate more of the small things because they fill the tank that fuels the longevity of our commitment. I more easily recognizing the substance that maintains the relationships of others, as well as wares down my patience for the amount of mockery society prefers to place on the institution of marriage.

Understanding that marriage means different things to different people, and being okay with that, is much like religion. It helps me focus on what I want out of marriage and what I want to put into it, and contrariwise, what I don’t. Because marriage is not a joke. Marriage isn’t a game. It’s a sport. With rules, boundaries, leaders, teamwork, consequences, injuries, sacrifices, training, determination, healing, camaraderie, practice, and loads and loads of goals. And of course, a mascot, supportive fans and an unconditional love for the sport!

Welcome to my documented journey, freshie wifey, motherhood minded, health and fitness conscious way of life.

Apparently you CAN read my diary 😉


Sew Far So Good – Learning to sew in my “spare time”

Straight out’a the gate crunched my thumb with the presser foot screw. Thought I managed to get the thread take-up lever stuck behind the face cover – when really I just needed to rotate the hand wheel forward. Always forward! Tried to use bobbins that wouldn’t wind, came with my thread kit, not my machine. But really, a little blood, sweat and tears make every new challenge all that much sweeter in the end, doesn’t it?? Nothin’ a little trucker mouth therapy, a few tears of frustration aaaand YouTube can’t solve!

Then my mom showed up and confirmed all my obligatory rookie mistakes! Thanks mom!!

So here we go, the 1st ever Toryn Threads original, bandana bibs


Plays Well With Vinyl


Bob Marley


These Songs of Freedom


Rise Against


Strung Out


D.I. – Death by Stereo – Pour Habit

So what do you think!?

Head on over to my Etsy store if you see anything you love & can’t live without!!

Bonus FREE shipping (US zip’s) xo


Recipe For A Productive New Year

Squeezing 44 hours of work into 4 days doesn’t afford loads of time to get much else accomplished during the week. Fridays are basically my only days to get anything done regarding building my business, planning our wedding, cleaning house, or running our 90 lb fur baby, all before the weekend arrives. Prioritizing the balance of it all is the key to my sanity, as is the motivation to push through as productively as possible with daydreams of weekend rides on the Harley with my the man of my dreams and dog beach dates with my sidekick Xephyr.


Rides with my Road King


Mommy Doggy Days

2017 is going to be the best year yet, and the following is my recipe for creating it…

Ingredients:

1 HP Laptop

1 Epson XP-830 Printer

1 GoDaddy web hosting account

1-2 Web Domains

1 Word Press account

1 Microsoft Publisher software

1 Adobe Photoshop software

1 Udemy account

1 YouTube account

1 Etsy account

1 Audible account

1 Singer Patchwork sewing machine

1 Dremel 4200

1 Studio full of random shit you’ve accumulated over decades

1 Man of your dreams

1 Best dog ever

1 Wedding Date

1 Million dreams, goals & ideas

Add optimism, creativity and patience, to taste

Directions:

Find, create and demand time to study and practice your craft(s)

Document with words and pictures

Make lists for every single thing, including usernames & passwords

Create a balance, a schedule, network contacts & short and long term goals

Don’t let the man get ya down, if something is unattainable, it’s probably only temporary

Do, trust in your support network & ask for help when necessary

If all else fails, consult Google or YouTube!!