To be completely honest with you Dear Reader, I haven't really thought about what direction Seaside Magic will head in.

The basic mission of this blog is to encourage the search of beauty in the everyday. As much for me as for you, because sometimes I get bogged down in the minutiae of the daily grind and forget to open my eyes to the romance that surrounds me.

The how may change often though, because I am a mercurial, flighty creature who adores change and constantly pushes for new and exciting things.
This means I am versed in many different arts, including soap making, cooking, sewing, embroidery, painting and a mish-mash of other mediums. I will endeavour to provide documented evidence of some of these as we travel along our way.

This journal finds me at a time where I am re-discovering the essence of what is me. I am single, with teenage children, which presents it's own set of challenges. However, I find I am feeling more free than ever before in my life. Free to really let go and be. It's an empowering thing to experience. I am feeling less need to explain my decisions to anyone. When I say no, it's simply no. I have no need to justify. Maybe I am just growing up.

So this is an interesting time for me, because I have a need to support my children, yet all I really ever want to do is be a homemaker. At heart I'm an old-fashioned girl and I really do love being at home and making it so cosy and comforting that no-one ever wants to leave. The children don't appreciate this as much as I'd like, but they will probably never leave home either!

So at present, this means working part-time, and creating the business side of Seaside Magic – the Etsy Shop, selling my creations and vintage and re-loved finds.

I hope I have introduced myself well enough, feel free to ask any questions you like at any time!

2 Friends say...:

Puss-in-Boots said...

You have had a change, of blog anyway. Hope it goes well.

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Suzie I love learning more and more about you....A single mom and yet you take the time to do whats important to you..You are my hero!! I can learn alot from no's tend to be wishy washy and the kids know it!!!
I adore you and love reading your blog!!