September 2, 2009

Gold Canyon Winner...And Keeping It Real.

 I do have a Winner for the Gold Canyon giveaway  from Jodi!  Again, Thank you Jodi for letting me share with everyone how wonderful you and Gold Canyon are!

It always makes me happy to see comments on my Spotlights that say, "What a great company! Thanks for introducing!"  That is my main goal in the end.  To share something I know and have found to be extra special with you all. It really puts a smile on my face to see comments like that.

The winner for the $25 gift certificate is...Valarie with "All The Pieces of Me"!!

Thank you to all who entered.  I do have so much more ahead and wish that everyone of my readers could win something from here!  On that note as well...I am sorry to say the planned Spotlight this week has been moved toward the end of this month.  I do however have another fabulous Spotlight next week...and will have it on time for Wednesday.  Speaking of that, I want to share with you all some thoughts I have been having and "keeping it real

I feel there has been so much going on in the last couple of months I have had a hard time keeping up with my posting here.  My Spotlights are something I want to put my heart and soul into and really show you these amazing women.  Sometimes in doing this it can take hours between collecting information and editing until I am happy with the post to publish.  I never just want to post.  It is important to me that everything I put on my blog is with sincerity and shows you my best. 

With school just starting back, finally having my husband home (as of this last weekend) and trying to get ready for our has been hard to find the time in my day to sit down and write. 

I love having my blog and as I have said before, it has brought so much happiness and joy with all of the friendships I have made.  No...I am not thinking of stopping.  I just want you all to know that if I am not posting regularly or showing as much as I would like is for a temporary time until I get things a little more balanced.

I know I have read many posts in the time I have been blogging that have felt this same sentiment of trying to "find  balance".  We as women have so much on our plates and sometimes forget we are not superwomen, but human.  There is only so much we can get done in a day, no matter how much we would like to accomplish.  Please tell me I am not alone? 

 It frustrates me when all I really want to do is sit down at my computer and share projects, ideas and release thoughts are calling me, phones are ringing, errands and appointments have to be done, chores, all know what it takes to keep it together.  Sometimes I feel a little selfish that I don't want to do any of that but just be right here.  I have never been one to sit still for any length of time for I never have wanted "idle hands". Too many creative ideas running through my head.  I guess sitting at the keyboard and typing is still not idle. lol.

Just know those of you who follow and read...I really am grateful.  You all inspire me in so many ways!  Every now and then I notice I lose a follower and at times it has hurt my feelings.  I know, why should it matter.  I think it is a feeling of rejection like maybe I am not interesting enough, or I offended someone...which would never be my intention.  I really do strive to do the best I can and just hope that you are here with me because I can bring you inspiration as well. 

O.k. I will step off of the soap box for now and am working on a few more posts to show you all what I have been occupying my time with!

Thank you to all who are my friends, it really does mean so much!

Hugs and love,


  1. i have to wake up EARLY to get in my computer fix for the day ;)


  2. Congratulations to Valerie! If I can't win it, I'm glad Valerie did! :-)
    So glad your husband is home, what a blessing that is! I hope you can get things organized and ready for the move. Wow, you have lots on your plate! Hang in there and when you can, I hope you will post. I love reading your blog!

  3. Yay for the winner! find some time when you can update and know we all understand and certainly don't feel any pressure...that is the nature of the beast for us mommies/wives but it is a very wonderful thing to be blessed with as well.

  4. You are wonderful and so creative Victoria! I know what you are saying about followers. I get stressed that what I post is not interesting enough. I take it personally too - even though I shouldn't.

    I love your blog!


  5. You are truly so genuine, Victoria! I just love hanging out with you, and we all understand the lack of time thing. It's the story of all of our lives! I love blogging because I can make a million friends, and still have no commitments. How crazy is that? Commitments are hard when you have a family. Especially a family as large as yours! LOL! So you do your thing, and we will be waiting patiently for you.


  6. Hi Victoria ~ I Love your Blog Design. It made me smile to see the sweet pink flowers falling. I will check back often! Good Luck with your move ~ Rochele

  7. Victoria, you shouldn't worry about losing a follower here and there. Your blog is written from the heart and is true to you that's what keeps the majority of us reading:) PS love the pretty flowers and congrats to the winner!

  8. Hi, Victoria! Wanted to thank you for stopping by, and also let you know that YES (!), I do feel like I'm being pulled in about a million different ways each day. I think it's normal. Take a break, take a breath, and you'll jump in again when you're ready. You have a lot going on with your move, and we all get it. :) Love ya!

  9. I wanted to say that I love your story about being busy. I couldnt of said it better myself. Its like you were writing my words. Do you care if I use a few of them in my blog ? I can't believe how connected this story made me feel. I will always be a follower. People have to realize there is so much going on in our lives. Have a wonderful day. If you have time I would love for you to join my blog this weekend for a blog contest and is having a hugh bINGO GAME for the public and the prizes for that are hugh.. Kath'

  10. Sweet, I won! Thanks so much!

    I think I am always struggling to find balance in my life! I feel like life is a huge teeter-totter, with me in the middle trying to keep both ends from hitting the ground! Not always succesful, but I keep tryin' :) I think most understand that struggle, and the need to change focus (or get a better footing) now and again.

  11. Bless you! You do have your hands full right now. No, that's not quite right. You have your hands full all the time; right now, you have more than two handsful! I admire your desire to find balance and I wish you the best as you pursue it. Maybe you can write in a few weeks about how it's gone!


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