Saturday, August 24, 2013

Why a blog?

So, I have decided to start a blog. Actually, I already have a blog. BUT, it is all about my kids. It is just picture upon picture of my beautiful children. I love it! I think about them being preteens or even adults, and looking back at the blog posts and seeing themselves as children. I hope that one day, they will appreciate having a chronicle of their childhood. And, I know I will appreciate it too. When they are grown and gone, I will be able to look back and see my little ones whenever I want. That is, as long as the internet is still around. I certainly hope it is, but just in case, I do keep photos in the old school photo albums too. ;) Plus, the blog about the kids is great for all of our extended family. We don't have any family that lives close by, but with the blog, they still get to see them often.
So, why this blog? I wanted a way to share more about me. I want to be able to share the things that I find interesting or cool or exciting with other people that might like them or find them interesting. Lots of people blog about what they like, why not me? So, what will this blog cover, you ask? Whatever I want...maybe some recipes, maybe some crafts or sewing stuff, workout routines, anything I want! That is the beauty of this, it will chronicle all of my favorite things. And hopefully along the way, I will find some other people who like some of those things too. I also waned a way to express myself. This is a blog all about me, so I can share as little or as much of what I feeling as I want. It gives me a way to open up in a different setting than the "family/kids' blog.
So now I have a reason to start a blog. The next step was figuring out what to call it. I must admit, a lot of the first names I came up with were unoriginal because blogger was quick to let me know they were taken. They were general blog names that weren't specific to me. So, I put some thought into it and came up with a blog name that is specific to me, while also alluding to the purpose of the blog: Sunshine and Dry Shampoo. What about it is specific to me? Sunshine is one of my favorite things. I love being able to lay in the sun and feel the heat on my face! It is a good thing that I like Sunshine because I live in Arizona and it is sunny 95% of the year or something like that. (I made up that statistic, but I'm sure it is in the ballpark. I have lived in the Valley of the Sun for 4+ years now). So, the word "sunshine" represents one of my favorite things, which is what this blog is all about. Next we come to "dry shampoo", this is also one of my favorite things, and it is a NEW favorite thing. With a 3 year old and a 1 year old, dry shampoo is a wonderful discovery that allows me to go a couple days without doing the whole wash, dry, and straighten hair routine. On dry shampoo days, I can do my hair in 5-10 minutes instead of the 30 minutes it takes on washing hair days. Dry shampoo is a new discovery for me and I recently stumbled across a DIY recipe for it, which gives even more meaning to the blog name. I love trying new things, especially DIY things. I also like the idea of having Dry Shampoo in the name because it gives me a launching point. My next post will be about my Dry Shampoo experience and my new DIY recipe!  I hope you come back to hear about it!

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