Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Here's a message we don't hear often enough:


As women, we hear all sorts of messages; Have straight hair, Have long lashes, Have no wrinkles, Have big boobs, Have this and that thing that will MAKE you what you need to be in order to be fabulous. 
But I am here to tell you that what you need in order to be fabulous is...


You, just as you are. You with messy hair and no make up. You with your quirky humor and crooked teeth. You with whatever cacophony of characteristics that you see when you look in the mirror. 

What you don't need is...


The voices that you hear inside of your head that tell you that you can't. That you can't DO what you need. That you can't BE who you are. That you CAN'T this that or the other...CAN'T CAN'T CAN'T... 

What you need in order to succeed is YOU. That brain, that humor, that skill set. That desire. And if you don't have all of the skills you need, just yet, Go on out there and get them! A little at a time amongst all of the other things that you are already doing that are completely fabulous. And then celebrate each step towards your goal. You deserve it!! 

So TODAY, I want you to pull yourself up, put on your own face, and...

I KNOW you can!!


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  1. Great post Lori. Thanks for reminding me not to listen to those voices!

  2. Thanks for the inspiration. I often let comparison steal my joy so I will now "DO EPIC SHIT"!! Love following you on IG.

  3. Thank you for being awesome! That quilt is pretty awesome, too!

  4. Love the book title! LOVE. Think I need to make this in a mini to hang on my sewing room wall. -)

    1. And I meant to say that I love the message in this post even more. We have two daughters. We saw all the meanness and impossible expectations the world has of how girls need to be, look, act, dress, talk, and how it affected them, etc. etc. Love the Dove ads, we need more of real females.

  5. It's a little late in my day to be listening to the voices in my head or otherwise, but I'll get back to it tomorrow :oD