2.09.2015

A new space...


I love the quote mentioned in the clipart above.

It says, "There is a time for departure, even when there's no
certain place to go."

 I have been hesitant to blog on this page for quite a while now
(as my readers can all attest to).

I don't know that hesitant is the right word,
but I'm sure you know what I mean.

This blog has been with me for 10 years now.
It has seen my ups and downs,
joys and sorrows.

When I come here it is bittersweet,
and sometimes it even feels a bit "heavy",
like all of my past is just sitting there staring at me.

I love that this blessed Tshirt blog has given me a safe space
to go through all of my trials and heartbreaks.
It has seen it all.

But so much of what is on here is not necessarily me anymore.

I try my best to be a positive person and to surround myself with
beauty, good energy, and positivity wherever I can.

I want a fresh, new space where I can have that intention reflected.

I'm so excited!
It's like spring cleaning,
or putting on a pretty new outfit you bought for spring.

The other day, the thought merely floated through my mind,
and it must be a God thing,
because it was instant...like *bam!*...
I had a vision of what a new blog should look like,
and even new a name.
 That fast.
Actually, what came to my mind in that instant was, "My Delight",
but that was already taken.

So, I found this quote that discusses following your own path
and doing what speaks to you.
How important it is to surround yourself with things that delight you.

Because when you do that,
you will inspire others to be truly delighted.

So that was it!
Truly Delighted was born.

If you would like to continue to follow me on my journey,
please feel free to come on over.

It is still a bit under construction,
and doesn't have much posted yet.

But it will grow.

lurve you, xoxo v.


**UPDATE**
I couldn't do it.  lol  I couldn't go.  Well, not completely, at least. 
This is my home really.  Every time I would come back,
I would realize that I am leaving my life behind.
It sounds corny,
but we all crave someone to be a witness to our lives.
That's why we are in relationships, don't you think?
Well, for years, this blog has been the witness to my life.
And it will exist probably long after I am gone.
So, I will stay.
I will keep the other blog too...as a new place where I can post 
the sorts of posts that should go on that blog.
But here, this place...well, it is still my home.

1.10.2015

Check it out...



There is so much going on over at our family blog!

Pictures of Christmas, vacations, crafts, etc.

If you'd like to check it out,
just click HERE!

lurve you, xoxo v.

Apple bread...

One of my favorite things that my mom used to make
is Apple Bread.

This is from her recipe and it is so good!

If anyone would like the recipe,
just let me know and I will send it to you.

lurve you, xoxo v.

Random view from where I sit...


I was asked to take a picture of a random view from where I sit,
no matter what it is.

Okay, here you go!
Exciting, right?
Be careful what you wish for, you just may get it!
lurve you, xoxo v.

1.07.2015

Birthday Love notes...



lurve you, xoxo v.

42...


Today was my 42nd birthday,
and what a wonderful day it was.

From beginning to end, it was filled with love,
sweetness, and good energy.
I saw nothing but generosity of spirit, heart, time, and gifts.

I am truly, truly blessed.

2015, I'm coming for ya. ;)

Paul made my favorite (and now official birthday cake) strawberry, coconut cake.

He only put coconut on half because
there are a few people in this house (weirdos)
who do not care for coconut.

It is so moist, dense, and flavorful it is CRAZY!

He claimed the store only had vanilla ice cream (he knows it is my least favorite).
So, I do wonder if this was the truth, or merely a ploy (because it happens to be HIS favorite). ;)

The kids got me some cute gifts and everyone got me nice cards.

And, HE went to JARED! :)


He got me a little necklace I've been wanting that has a little tree.

Genealogy and family trees are my favorite things,
plus this (to me) symbolizes family and friendship in general.

I had wanted it for Christmas, but he saved it for my birthday.

Of course, he keeps talking smack about it and dissing it at every opportunity,
because he thinks it is way too small and should be MUCH bigger.

And of course, I look at him like he is crazy because
I would NEVER wear something that big!

I prefer dainty and delicate.
Something I can wear on a daily basis and let it be the
unobtrusive decoration that it is.

Whatever,  thanks honey!
You did good; I love it!

lurve you, xoxo v.

1.01.2015

12.31.2014

And stay out!


Good riddance!

It was certainly not the worst year I have had,
but it had it's own share of crazy.

Time for you to go sir,
here is your coat.
Please get out...
lurve you, xoxo v.

12.26.2014

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