Welcome to Dancing Daffodils! The place where the simple things in life are cherished.
Here you will find a place to inspire you to cherish the simple things in life… faith, family, friends, good health. Life is so short and so busy for many us we often forget to take the time to stop and enjoy the precious little things that life has to offer…. that cute little picture drawn by your two year old; the excitement brought to your 5 year old when they receive a parcel in the post; how mesmerised your little one is (and you are) to see a butterfly break free from its cocoon; the relaxing sound of rain on the roof.
So take the time to sit down and relax as you browse through these pages and enjoy life's simple pleasures.
Firstly, I had better introduce myself. I'm Rebecca, wife to the most wonderful husband, Brett and mother to the two most gorgeous little princesses, Rapunzel (5) and Minnie (2). I am also the daughter of the greatest king, God. This year we moved from the country to Australia's largest capital city. Along with that move we made the decision that I would cease work to be home to care for our two princesses. This was a big decision for me as I was working as an occupational therapist, in a job that I loved. I had also been blessed with the opportunity to continue with a similar job in Sydney.
You might ask why then cease working. Well, before leaving the country we realised that we were so busy with doing life that we often forgot to cherish the simple things. Many days we felt like we were racing from one thing to the next just trying to get through the day. Something I am sure many parents understand. So add in the extra travel time required to get anywhere along with the general busyness of life living in the city, and we knew life was just going to be even more hectic. Something I knew I wouldn't cope with… we as a family wouldn't cope with.
And our girls are only young. This is Runpunzel's last year before starting school. I didn't want to miss out on this last chance to spend days with her cherishing life's little wonders. Once at school those opportunities become harder to find just because she isn't home as much.
God really placed it on my heart that He had a special role for me right now and that was as wife and mother. There is no job, no work outside the home that is more important or special to me than that!
My passions are serving God and my family. We love spending time together swimming, going on walks, going for a drive, going out for morning tea and of course our homemade pizza and movie nights! I also love reading, being creative and physical culture (dancing). Sewing and crochet are my two passions but really I love any new craft. I am willing to give anything a go!
About this blog
So from here you can probably see why this blog has come about. It is a way for me to share what God has placed on my heart about getting back to enjoying the simple things in life, the life He intended for us. This is my journey about finding out what they are for me and for my family. My journey to enjoy God's simple pleasures.
So who knows what things you will find amongst these pages…..? special moments not to miss….. challenging thoughts…. helpful hints and resources to organise your (and mine!) home and life…. ideas for birthday parties and special events…. sewing, crochet and other craft patterns…. rainy day activities for kids….. recipes…. giveaways…. downloads and printables…..
Just keep checking back to find where the journey has taken me.
About the shop
I love creating things for other people. I love the joy it brings to receive an item that has been carefully handmade or designed especially for them. So I wanted to give you the opportunity to own and share these beautifully handmade gifts. There are hair accessories, hats and bags, clothes and craft items, personalised invitations and announcement cards. Everything has been made or designed by myself.
What I love even more is being able to customise items or make that special something you are looking for. So if there is something specific you are wanting just ask me. I would love to have a go at making that special thing that is just for you.
Dancing Daffodils is committed to donating 15% of profits made through the sale of items from the shop to Connected Foundation. Connected Foundation is the Australian Organisation that raises money for the Connective Tissues Dysplasia (CTD) Unit at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. The CTD Unit is the only unit in Australia that specialises in connective tissue disorders (such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Marfan Syndrome just to name a few). However, the resources are very limited and there are many children within Australia (let alone adults) who are unable to access the service even though they need it. It is a cause that is very close to my heart as both my daughters and myself all have Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.