Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dear Friends.


Dear Saucy Friends,

          I've never done this before. So today, I'm writing a letter to you. In addition, I don't know how it's halfway through the day today here in Boise... but whoa baby time is just zooming by.

          I will start out by saying that today was supposed to the day of my big monthly giveaway. You remember those each month, right? April's, May's, June's... they're usually pretty epic, and today's was going to no less awesome. But you know what? Today (and this week, for that matter) has just gotten in the way. So I'll let you know right this minute, that tomorrow you should come back and visit because you won't be disappointed. And no, it's not just a giveaway. You can fully expect a post to go right along with it. See? No disappointment. And just so you know, I'm not apologizing that it's not today... I'm just letting you know that this post was not what I had "scheduled" for today... and I hope my sponsors understand. I think this has all happened to each of us at one time or another. Sometimes time just gets away from us.

          Life lately has kind of been a "whoa" whirlwind. For instance, last night, instead of working on my giveaway stuff, I went to a church small-group meeting, and after (even though I told myself over and over I was going to go straight home and blog), I stayed and played volleyball and then went out to Burger King (don't judge) and sat around a table and just talked and connected with a couple good friends. When I got home a little before 11, instead of listening to my nagging-self telling me to go blog, I curled up on the couch with Daniel for a little bit and actually got to bed before midnight. It was a perfect evening. Relaxing, inspiring, and totally fun-filled.

          You know when you just have those weeks where you think a lot? Those weeks where you just ponder and go over and over different ideas and nothing seems to make sense? That is totally this week. I've been stressing over an issue at work (I thought I misplaced $1,000 cash), and I honestly thought my job was at risk. Today, the issue was resolved, and as I sat on the floor in the bathroom, crying relieved tears and soaking my way through tissues, reaching my hands up to God to thank him, I just realized how so very blessed I am.

          I just have so much on my heart lately. None of it is bad. It's all ideas, inspiration, thoughts on my faith, my heart, and what's next. I have realized I've been posting a lot of sappy material on here lately, and I'm not bothered by it. The way I see it, this little blog is my journal, and it's going to fluctuate and move along with my moods and my life. So if you see a little bit more of the deep and thoughtful stuff, that just means I'm going through a little more on the personal side than usual. Looking back through my archives, this blog totally reflects what's happening in my life. I share so many experiences via this blog. Some are specific, some are vague. And someday I'm going to go back through and re-read all of this and treasure each experience that took me to where I am at that moment.

          This definitely wasn't the letter I had intended for you. This wasn't the post I had intended for you. Sometimes the unintentional is just what we need. So maybe today is a good day for you to go surprise someone with a little hand-picked daisy, a nice hand-written card, or a lovely little hand-made dessert. Surprise someone with something. Be unintentional. Be unexpected. And then be very deliberate and intentional when you come back tomorrow to enter that giveaway.

          I love you guys. Each and every one of you. If we've never met, you can totally introduce yourself here. There are at least 915 of you who claim to "follow" me (via GFC anyway), and I'm certain I haven't met even half of you. So swing on over and drop me an email, or a comment, and say hello. I'd love to get a letter back. It doesn't need to be as long as this rambling one, but if it is, that's totally OK. Talk to you soon. And I'll see you tomorrow.

                                                                               Love always,
Aunie

P.S. Today's photo was shared with my Instagram friends earlier this week. If you're not following along, make sure to visit this link or find me (username=auniesauce)! I share a lot of fun stuff that doesn't always make it on the blog. OK, I'm really going now. Sending virtual hugs... ♥

33 comments:

Amanda @ tales from a FAR said...

You have a heart of gold sweet Aunie!!!!

Plain Jade said...

Love this post more than words can say! Thanks for sharing! I honestly enjoy the posts from the heart more than anything! Have a fabulous week!

Stephanie @ bourbon and glitter said...

<3 you Aunie! So glad that your work situation got resolved, I can only imagine what a nightmare that was.
I will be back to enter the giveaway. I love your giveaways, I can't wait to win another one :)

Jessica Who? said...

for the record, i love your "sappy material" just as much as i love your other stuff. so cheer up buttercup! like you said, you are blessed!

xo

Niken said...

i have lots of thoughts running in my mind for this past few months and i think my head doesn't have enough space anymore. but it's gonna be okay. i hope things get better at work with you :)

Morgan said...

I love your letter, it is so nice to see that other people feel like this sometimes too. I am so glad that your work issue was resolved and that you had a great time worshiping last night. Have a great day!

Alexis @ Christian WifeStyle said...

I agree with everyone! I love reading your "sappy" material...AKA "real" material. I don't want to read blog posts that are put up just because, I definitely prefer blog posts with feelings and true emotions behind them! Keep 'em coming, girl! :)

Elisha(: said...

Lovely letter.. <3

Can't wait to come back tomorrow!!

Elise @ The Jersey Flower said...

Hi Aunie! I've commented before, but hello hello to you! This was a truly beautiful post. I don't think there's anything wrong with letting God guide your life or your writing; usually those are the most wonderful pieces, whether they are blog posts or evenings out! I hope you continue to have an amazing week and that God works out the little kinks in your days. :)

xx Elise

lauren@warmandfuzzy said...

Love this! You blog when ya feel like it and you curl up on the sofa when ya feel like. I think that makes the best bloggers. Also I LOVE that you said you have 900 something people who "claim" they follow you.LOL Hilarious!! I always feel like i am talkign to myself...you arent in anyway talking to yourself...

I love your fashion sense...you always keep my coming back for more...you are a sweetie!!

Jess said...

I love this post! And it's more than okay that your intentions were interrupted and changed! That's what life's adventure is all about! The more I plan, the less it works out that way, dang it! I am a somewhat new follower and don't comment often, but thanks for encouraging me to say hello! I love your blog!

elise said...

say hello to boise for me! can't wait to get back there!

jess said...

and we love you for YOU, friend! No matter what! :)

Hima said...

Dear Aunie,

So said I could write a long letter, but hopefullly you won't regret your words. I've been following you for idon'tknowhowlong, but it's been a long time, I read almost every one of your posts, even if I don't comment,(I'm working on it!) and I love all of them! You're too precious, and you always make me smile or laugh or sometimes even almost cry. I love that you're trying to connect more with your readers :)
Alright, I'm going to tell you something know, so be assured that it is 100% true. I love that you didn't start a blog because you wanted to show your cute babies off the the world, or because you're a magician in the kitchen or with crafts. Just, for you! I love that you sometimes write poetry, because not a lot of people are brave enough to just put themselves out there like that. I'm not a stalker or anything. I promise. I'm only (almost!) 15, and you're really an inspiration to me. Ub every way. The fact that you're so saucy and you don't have to worry about whether you can get away with it, the fact that you are still super humble and down to earth after 915 followers, the fact that you're just so fun to read , that's so inspiring to me! Thanks a bunch for...just being you!

Hope you don't regret your words now, because that was sure long. But, I meant every word of it :)

<3Hima

Allyson Butler said...

You are seriously too sweet! I definitely have those thinking sorts of weeks. Thanks for sharing your heart with us!

momma A said...

You're such a sweet girl. There is nothing wrong with letting your blog fall to the wayside for a day {or even TWO for that matter!}. Life is life and it does get in the way and blogging should not hold you back from the stuff you really want to do. That's how I feel about it. I get on kicks and I try to blog daily, sometimes multiple times a day and it's just too much for me sometimes. When it feels like a chore, I put it aside a bit. Anyway, look forward to your giveaway. Enjoy your blogging - sappy or sassy and just started following you on Instagram. Expect some LIKES! :)

Baylee said...

Hey Girl!
I've been digging your personal posts. I relate really well to your posts as of late. I've been super happy I found your blog and it meant a lot to me when you commented on my Gramma post. :)
I've had a lot on my mind lately too. Seems to be a weird phase and reading you makes it easier to deal with!
I'm glad I found you!
-Baylee
PS: Excited for your giveaway. Oh! I'm having my first one today! My first one everrrrr! :)

Alyssa @ Sugar, Spice, and a Dash of Advice said...

Hi Aunie!
I might have commented once or twice, but I have been following you for a little while and I just love the honesty in your posts everyday. I can tell that you speak from the heart and it's refreshing to see that. You are extremely relate-able so no wonder you have so many followers :) I'm glad your work situation was fixed. Also, I'm totally in love with your sandals in that picture! Adorable!

-Alyssa

Catherine said...

TOTALLY respect that. Relationships are more important than work. Keep being honest and real and good things will follow.

XO,
Catherine
FEST (food, style & travel)

Meredith Hilton said...

Praise God for perfect evenings, for solving work problems, and for reminders of how very blessed we are!! Giveaways can wait :) your post was even better!

Jenna said...

I love this letter! Thank you for sharing what is on your heart :)

Emily @ Emmy June said...

I'm so glad you were able to stay in the present moment. Sometimes we get too caught up in schedules or intentions, and forget that the "here and now" is all we have!

You rock girl. And you have some of the sweetest readers :) The comments are just so lovely.

AMY PALMER said...

Love this. Blogging really can become a chore, and that's when it no longer becomes fun. Your inspiring, just so you know.

-Amy
http://theblankpagesblog.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

I'm SO happy you had SUCH a nice evening!!! :):)

Erin said...

Hello :) I've been following for maybe a couple of months now and I'm glad I found your blog. You keep it real, you're funny and SAUCY but down-to-earth and honest too. That's always fun to find in a blog.

There are days I just don't want to take pictures or blog about certain things, and other days I watn to. Nothing wrong with living in the moment and just going with it :)

Tiffany said...

Thank you for the sweet letter! You're an amazing young woman :)
Blessings,
Tiff

Danielle said...

Such a sweet letter! I too know what it's like to just get so caught up in everything. Sometimes it feels good to let those giveaways and scheduled posts fall through once in awhile.

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I love you, Aunie!

Janna Renee said...

I'm sad that I'm not part of the giveaway, but you have a great group of girls up there :) We love you, and thanks for being you! You are just too cute for words and green is my favorite color!

Sierra said...

I just found your blog. And I love it. So much!
xx,
Sierra
Oh, Just Living the Dream

Breenah said...

I like seeing the real side of bloggers more often and I've definitely seen a lot of that from you recently :)

Cody said...

I am in love with this. It's nice to read from you. I like coming to your blog to read how you are. Thanks for sharing!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Aw, thanks Cody! I think it's time I write a new letter, don't you think? That one is almost a year old!

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