Our Mini Linky Party | Week 108

What an intense week!

Emotions ran high this past week. When I felt happy, I was truly elated. Similarly, when I felt sad, I was completely devastated. 

Challenging myself to write about something that comes from a very dark, very personal part of my life has surpassed any other difficult task I've been faced since I began blogging. Memories of how I felt I was treated by a select group of people the last time I opened up about my health goals came to my mind; it felt as though a whirlwind of negativity swirled around me and began crushing me (and my hope that remaining honest and true to myself would soon be a mistake). 

If it wasn't for the overwhelmingly caring people I opened up to on my Facebook and my Instagram this week followed by the countless messages I received, I don't know if I would have the courage to make my blog post public. As many people reminded me this week, honesty is always best. Some people may not enjoy reading what I have to say about my health goals, but for those who are going through or hope to go on a similar journey I have started one day, perhaps they will find solace and hope when reading what I have to say. 

This weekend, I'll be taking some time to reflect and recenter myself after a somewhat tumultuous week. I'll also be spending time scrolling through Pinterest and looking for some fun, Valentine's Day recipe and DIY ideas--you all continue to inspire me, and I really enjoy these link parties and seeing you all come together to share your creativity!

Check out the features from this week:

DIY Stenciled Valentine's Pillow from  Tauni Everett

Upcycled Bundt Pan Wreath from  The Scrap Shoppe Blog

Whole Wheat Smoked Turkey Bruschetta from  The Bitter Side of Sweet

DIY Felted Garland Tutorial from  Pink Peppermint Design

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Our Mini Linky Party

Our party will start every Saturday at 6 am PST and run through Wednesday at midnight. The party links are in random order so you can come add your links even if you're a little bit late to the party!

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  1. Follow your heart, you are the only one that matters in your story. :) Have a great weekend, Cathy!!

    1. Thank you! <3 Hope you have a great weekend, too!

  2. Hi Cathy! This is my first time at your link party. I'm loving all the Valentine's ideas. Thanks for hosting:)
    --Sara @ finditfixitorbuildit.com

  3. People can be mean, but people can also be really lovely. 'Hold fast that which is good', that was my Mum's favourite thing to say when times were tough.
    Onwards - you are doing a great job x

  4. Thank you for hosting, Cathy!
    Hope you're having a great week!

    1. You're welcome! And thanks--hope you had a nice week, too!


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