31 Days of Lovely Limitations :: Day 7 When it All Goes Wrong


Your grand ideas of using what you have won’t always work out.  Then you have a choice, you can enjoy the process and consider it a learning experience and an adventure.  Or you can give up and tell yourself to never try anything new again.

It’s a lot more fun to live your life with the first choice.

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“Stay hungry, stay foolish.

-steve jobs



  1. he never fails to amuse ;)

  2. We adore Mr. Bean. Carl is going to be him for Halloween. Just kidding.

    xoxo michele

  3. Love Mr. Bean!

  4. I had to laugh when I came over here and saw this headline because everything HAS gone wrong for me this morning. I did feel like giving up, but I’m persevering anyway. :)

    Loving this series!

  5. smile.

  6. I like to think of it as “Never give up, never surrender!”

  7. This is one of my favorite scenes from Mr. Bean. Thanks for reminding me to find the humor in frustrations.

  8. It could always be worse. Just remember the Bean!

  9. love the video and your reference to steve jobs …. catch his commencement address at stanford (you must have; that’s when the quote is from — his last line to the grads ) …. great blog, too!

  10. Too funny! I’m not gonna lie, I smiled AND was nervous the whole time I watched the video. Haha. I didn’t know how it was going to end up! Plus I always have this nightmare that I’m in the back seat of a car, only to realize NO ONE’S DRIVING! Then it goes completely out of control! I’m so glad Mr. Bean made it! :) And thanks for the great reminder not to be so high strung when things don’t go as planned. :)

  11. This made me smile :)

  12. Amen. I also found this quote on Pinterest that I’m using as wallpaper:

    “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do…. Don’t settle.”
    -Steve Jobs

    That is my motto these days!

  13. Must be something about Day 7. That’s kinda where I am today! I always want all of my grand ideas to work out. But, can’t stay in the frustration.. gotta remember it’s a process! Thank you!

  14. ah, Mr. Bean makes me smile!

  15. Thanks for the laugh! We love Mr Bean!

  16. The best way to have an idea is to have lots of ideas….or that’s what my husband tells me. Sometimes it’s frustrating, but you know, a better idea is around the ‘corner’.

  17. I can’t believe you referenced Mr. bean! Awesome!

  18. Ah, I love Mr. Bean!! Too funny! And, Steve Jobs, hope his family finds the peace they need. What an incredible man he was. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  19. That Mr. Bean vid was great.

    Yeah, when your first really wacky and creative project doesn’t turn out – you have a choice. You can try again (learning what you can take from the failure) or just stop trying.

    When I first started cooking I was immensely creative. Few things actually worked. Then i became a huge fan of Good Eat, read lots of books, and learned cooking techniques – the whys – not just the hows. What is the difference between sauteing and sweating onions? Why would you choose one over the other in different recipes? Once you have some basics down, you can play with your food.

    I think its’ the same with style and decorating.
    Though, I’m sure in my “making mistakes and learning” phase!!

    Thank you for this post and the encouragement.

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