Thursday, August 25, 2016


I just want to thank all you that have stuck with me this summer as the content on my blog as taken a downward spiral.
I hate that work/home life has to come first, but that the end of the day that is the most important thing right?!
Not gonna lie, trying to blog while working full-time and some nights practically being a single parent is rough.
Last thing I want to do is write a blog post.
In fact, my computer doesn't even come home from the office with me most nights.

But I love this blog.
I love this community and the friendships I have made.
I don't want to give that up!
And I don't want to give up this outlet that helps me get to know who I really am.
Does any of that make sense?
I know I am kind of rambling right now.

I am sorry if I have never responded to your comments :(
I have read every single one of them :)
I just don't always have the time to respond right then.
And then days go by, and weeks, and possibly months and I haven't responded :(
I hate to say it, but I am starting fresh.
Hitting delete so to speak on all those emails causing me to stress out.
From this day forward I will be responding :)

So thank you again for being there for me during this crazy time in my life.
I really do appreciate it!

Now, who wants to join me for my annual blogger scarf exchange this year?
Just comment below or send me an email at (subject Scarf Exchange) to join the fun!
Deadline to sign up is Monday, September 5th.
I will notify you of your partners by the end of that week.
I will have more details on the mailing deadline and group post date at that time.

Last order of business for today...

Link your #ThinkingOutLoudThursday posts below,
and don't forget to link back to X-tremely V & Penny's Passion!
And grab our new image too!


  1. The struggle for balance is so real for all of us! And I totally get the outlet that let's you "know who you are" bit. I really do think that was part of my issue with my first marriage...totally lost myself. Anyway...I love nothing more than a fall scarf so I will be emailing you!!

  2. Count me on the scarf swap! What a fun way to welcome fall!

  3. Yay for the fall scarf exchange! I'm in! :)

  4. The struggle is real...we're still here for ya! Count me in for the scarf sending.

  5. I could have written this post!! Summer has been all over the place blog-wise! Please count me in for the scarf exchange!!