April 14, 2011

going to the well....

"Traditionally we are taught, and instinctively we long, to give where it is needed - and immediately.  Eternally; woman spills herself away in driblets to the thirsty, seldom being allowed the time, the quiet, the peace, to let the pitcher fill up to the brim."

am i the only one who feels this way at times?
like i spill myself in driblets all over the place
and seldom find the time to replenish my provisions?
i am way overdue for a deep plunge into the well.
for the next week i am going to refill my
 pitcher with...

a quiet plane ride

a new book
a day of skiing with the honey at my favorite ski resort
searching for a new home at the foot of these beautiful mountains
and then nestling down in logan utah with amazing, creative, lovely friends
and the talented julie hosley

i can.t tell you how blessed i feel to have the opportunity 
to gather with such women...
to refuel.
to lift and be lifted.
to have my spirit fed.
to be inspired.
to laugh.
to eat.
to play.
to color.
to sew.

i hope that if you find yourself in need of a refill...
that you cultivate some time to do so.
we can.t give if we are on empty.

loves to all of you!


  1. Yay! A well-deserved time away - it is even more sweet when the time between has been filled with challenges and life lessons like you have been dealing with lately. Enjoy every minute - I know you will!!!!

  2. Can I hide in your suitcase please? It all sounds so wonderful. My well is in need of a little fill up. I love that quote (and you too!)

  3. Chrissy I'm not going to lie, I don't know if I like the part about you finding a new home at the foot of those mountains... :( Although I do have many childhood memories of the lovely Snowbird so I can blame you. Have a wonderful week.

  4. sweet deer, i am picturing music playing for you at the foot of those mountains already & that those sounds will call you in to the bestest spot for your & your loved ones! la la la laaaove.
    happy refilling refreshing rebrimming.
    lovelovelove xox

  5. "resto"
    was the word verification
    for the comment i left above!

  6. Lovely quote Chrissy! Thanks for that inspiration! Enjoy your getaway!! Sounds lovely! xo

  7. My goal this next 12 months is to NOT have so many of those moments feeling like that... you're not alone!

    Have so so SOOOO much fun this weekend, and hug those girls for me!

  8. i believe 2011 is about renewal and going to the well is just what we all need to make that happen. have a fabulous and soul satisfying time!

  9. I agree with Kelly....can I hitch a ride in your luggage? So glad you are taking some time to get filled up!!!

  10. I hope you have a wonderful time, what am I saying? I know you will. Renewal sounds so appealing.
    p.s. loved your cake stand tutorial. very cute.

  11. Have a great time sweet friend! Oh yes. fill your pitcher right up, sound like this is going to be wonderful! Lots of luck with finding your new home - a great step to be made! xx

  12. Have a beautiful, beautiful time...relaxing, refueling, & sharing a wonderful week with your friends! You deserve it!! XO

  13. good for you Chrissy! Good luck on the house hunting. Can't wait to hear! Love you so much.

  14. Have a wonderful rejuvenating time, my sweet friend. I so wish I could be there to laugh with all of you lovelies...you are my favorites ever.

    Enjoy, Chrissy!!! Fill that cup up.

  15. Oh, I so needed to read what you wrote here after this week. It was a tough one - and I feel like I'm in a zillion droplets at the moment. Thanks for visiting my blog! Can't wait to read more of your posts.

  16. love you so much my sweet bestie!!!!

    i am certain your cup will runneth over after time with all those beautiful souls and your hubs!!

    huge hugs and smooches

  17. Yay for you Chrissy! I am so happy that you get to do this! Big hugs for you and have the best time ever! xo

  18. You are so right. Friends and refueling are essential to keeping our sanity.

  19. Such wise advice. We all need to remember to fill the well. I'm sure you will come back full of energy and goodness to share.

  20. Sounds wonderful; lately when I think I can recharge my battery, it doesn't happen. I hope you have a wonderful time! What an amazing adventure!
    enJOY...off to sneak outside for a quick refill ;-D

  21. I think that is what my life is about right now .. filling the well. It feels more than ten years overdue. Craziness.

    Enjoy your time away! It sounds like it is full of laughter, the best medicine.


  22. I'm so happy for you. I know you will come back with great things to share!

  23. WOW- it sounds so beautiful and amazing. I am sending you so much love :)

  24. Gorgeous girl I just wanted to stop by and say hi, thanking all my creative community for being so supportive this past month. This all looks wonderful- enjoy my lovely xxx

  25. oh! i am so sad to hear you are moving to utah. i hope i can come visit you sometime and we can get our hands all painty and lovely.


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