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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Word-Filled Wednesday {39}

I'm bringing back my favorite posts.

It's officially Summer.
90 Degree days ahead this weekend.
And all I can think about is how I want to be at the beach.
I am a beach bum at heart.

Happy Wednesday Loves!

Monday, June 25, 2012

"We Can Only Be Said To Be Alive In Those Moments When Our Hearts Are Conscious Of Our Treasures."

Title: Quote by Thornton Wilder

I try to be a very grateful and thankful person on a daily basis.
God has blessed me with so many things in my life to be grateful for!
But we all have days, don't we?
The ones filled with "I need..." that are not needs at all, just wants.  
Or one I commonly hear and have even said: "I'm so poor."

But do I need those new shoes?
Am I poor?

I have a roof over my head.
Food in my stomach.
Clothes on my body & shoes on my feet.
Family and friends who love me.
And I can pay my bills.
After going to a worship service on Sunday where our Sunday School class helped provide food and then worshipped with some of the homeless, I realized that I am not grateful enough for all I have.

To help me focus on the things I have rather than the things I do not, I decided to start a gratitude journal.

I am keeping this little pretty beside my bed.
Every night I plan on writing one thing I am grateful for that day.

The biggest problem I'm running into?
Only picking one thing a day.
I say that is an amazing problem to have.

Do you have a gratitude journal?
How do you keep yourself focused on what you have?

Friday, June 8, 2012

"I'm Looking For A Place To Start & Everything Feels So Different Now."

Title: Yellow Light - Of Monsters and Men

Hey Y'all.

My name is Vanessa (or Nessa... Or V... Or...) and a long, long time ago, I use to blog here.
You may have forgotten about me but I certainly have not forgotten about you.
It's been over 6 months since I last blogged.
But I needed a break.  
A really long one.
You see, life gets in the way.
Things come up (good and bad), life happens, time disappears, and inspiration is lost.
I lost all ambition to blog and put it on the back burner as something I'd get around to.

I missed blogging. A LOT.
I miss the interaction.
& having an outlet to talk about whatever I damn well please. 8)
So, here I am.  
Back at Caramel Covered Photographss.

So what has happened in 7 months times?

We've moved out on our own in January.  
And it's been great.  
I love having our own little place.  
It is just renting but to have someplace to call our home (other than my mommy's house!) is nice.

I celebrated 7 years with Vito in April.
& no sign of the 7 year itch in sight. ;)

I've discovered a love for Netflix and I am not sure how my TV-addicted self lived without it.
(especially since we do not have cable at the house now)

We joined a church that we both love.
Found new friends.
& continue to grow in faith.
It is a beautiful thing, y'all.

I turned a quarter of a century old last month.
It was probably the best birthday I've ever had.
More on that to come soon. 8)

Things that haven't happened since December?

Well, our wedding isn't planned yet.
But no worries, I am getting my life together here and I am certain you will see more wedding posts soon.

I haven't tanned nor seen a beach yet.
My legs could blind you with their paleness. 

I haven't mastered the sewing machine.
I think I'm doomed.

I haven't gotten my skinny on.
I really need a fitness partner.
& someone to tell me that food really isn't THAT delicious when it is calorie laden...

I haven't figured out what to do with my life since college yet either.

Anywho,  the moral of this rambling entry?
I missed blogging.
I missed y'all. 
and I think it is time to come back!