Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New Directions



After 3 years writing at my blog under the banner of Simple Loving Thoughts it is time for a spring clean. The reality is life is rarely simple, and at times it is less than loving. Wife-ing and parenting, living and learning is messy work. 

I needed a new name. 

A new direction.


BUTTON BRAIN


Why buttons?

Well, because I made them. Thousands of them. Little hand painted timber creations for crafting.
But also because a button is what holds everything together. A pair of pants, or jeans,  a jumper or jacket. A business shirt or a sports skirt. A wallet. Holding it all together.
Which is kinda cool when you think of what it can do but is also an enormous responsibility on one little button.
So here I sit. A button amongst her buttons. Holding it together. One of millions, decorative, but also with a huge responsibility.
I am raising my kids. I don’t always get it it right. But I do my best. I am a wife, also trying my best at that but often missing the bullseye. 
I have no wise answers, just honesty.
And now, a safe place to speak my mind

23 comments:

  1. Looking good! Buttons are very useful!

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    1. LOL yes they are! Also really annoying when one goes pinging off your shirt on your way to work.

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  2. Lovely idea for a new theme and name. I found you via essentially Jess mainly because of your name. I am heading over to your fb page now too :)

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  3. ohh how lovely!!! I love my new name. It's far more 'me' than my previous blog name. Thanks for visiting! Jess rocks!

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  4. Love the new name and the reasons behind it!

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    1. thankyou ! It was a brave move.. it is hard to leave the shoreline you know so well, for lands untravelled.

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    2. PS forgot to say, visiting from #TeamIBOT! xxx

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  5. Hello lovely! Love the new name and look. You so are a button as well. Holding all sorts of stuff together. I love the way you explained it all. Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses lovely Lisa, wishing you and Button Brain all the very best.

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    1. Hi Rhi !!! I really am a button. xxxxxx

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  6. Like the name and the explanation.

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  7. xxx thankyou. Life is very rarely simple. I think I am more like a jar of mismatched buttons !

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  8. Lisa this is such a beautiful idea.
    Life changes over time so why not have your lovely blog change and grow too.I love it.
    So agree with you that life is rarely simple and the wife-ing/parenting/living and learning thing is messy work!
    Good luck with your new direction.
    I will be here cheering you on and maybe we can sometimes hit our bullseye.xx

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    1. thankyou so much Deb. I don't think I can ever express how much it has meant to me, to have you cheering for me on the sidelines. Thankyou for believing in me xxx

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    1. Hello Mrsceeeeee , thanks, sometimes the need to burst out of the cardboard box cannot be ignored xx

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  10. Oh I love the new look and name chicky! Must be the month for it!

    I agree so much with your reasoning behind the name! YOU are someone who totally holds everyone around you together :) Awesome :)

    MC x

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    1. ohhh lovely Miss C, I love your new space and I have been feeling restricted by my space since before DPCON13. June is definitel;y the month for 'IT'
      xxxxx

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  11. I think as long as we try and do the best we can, then we're being good mummas!
    Buttons, they hold us together for sure, and when they're not around we miss then - GREAT post! Found you via IBOT! Emily

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    1. Hi Emily, I agree, and I do think I'm a good Mumma. I just needed my blog to reflect that sometimes, despite great intentions, it all goes arse up anyway. I love buttons. I am a button

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  12. Congrats Lisa - love the new look blog. Good luck. xxx

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  13. Love it. Mum's 'special nickname' for me is button, so I have always loved the word. x

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  14. Love it Lisa! Sometimes a good rebrand is the best thing we can do for our blog, and love the meaning behind your new title. Plus it's all very funky and eye catching as well :)

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Your comments are welcome, please be kind and respectful. We all have different views of the world, sharing your view with gentle words is appreciated.xxx Lisa