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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Butterfly Wings

Hey Y’all … I missed you this week.  Really, I’ve thought about sharing with you several times but each time I put the brakes on.  I didn’t want to break my Wednesday post schedule….as it’s the ONLY thing I’m consistent with in my life right now….that and brushing my teeth …. well sometimes I slip through the cracks on that one.  

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

4 weeks to launch...what's up?!

A table...
A lamp...
A couch...
And
A map on the wall

Bare bones living at its best.  Shoot, even the queen size blow up mattress is serving as a couch in the TV room.  So here I go...from collector of all things to nomad in a day.  So to speak... I have a month.

My love for travel and adventure have taken over and I'm kinda along for the ride.  We leave for our yearlong gypsy excursion in mere moments to find our next home and I'm knee deep in, we'll, blessings, I guess you could say.

The Deets:
We found a physical address service where they will receive, open, scan, email, shred and/or forward any and all of our mail. Not only that we'll have a Laguna Beach address:) as if God is decorating my life each step of the way.  

Looks like the cats have found a new home.....major stress relief there.

The boys have endured a mock packing day with flying colors.  I'm still in the process of mine...mainly fighting denial that I can't take all the shoes I've so carefully collected. Plus the scarves, hats, office supplies, and mostly just clothes in general.  I think I'm allowing myself 3 suitcases but I can't figure out how to pack it up.  Fall clothes are already packed in an under the bed storage bin I pray fits into the rover. 

That brings me to my next update... as of now it looks like we'll be driving off in our Land Rover and shipping our Volvo back to Texas to sell there.  We do not have an RV yet but I'm leaving it in God's hands.  I have come to grips with the possibility that it's not meant to be just yet...I'm totally ok with whatever He wants for us cause I know it's His best.  
My faith is certainly being stretched in this process.

Leaving stuff, friends, grandpa, and yes, normalcy behind as we embark isn't as easy as it may sound.  Four weeks seems like forever but it'll fly right by our noses as we're  checking things off the mighty BIG To-Do.  

Our moving sale went so well and we're planning our final one for the end of the month  to really clean everything out.  Then we'll sleep on the floor (with borrowed linens most likely) and eat pizza off paper plates for a week until we leave August 4th for Vegas


Now that you're up to date on some details let me go a little deeper.  Many things have been bouncing around my heart and head lately.  First, the importance of being content in any condition or situation.  Sounds cliche? 

Well, I'm learning this one on a deeper level as we speak ...  
things seem perfect ... 
but under the surface there may be a war going on...
one never can tell.  

Secondly, even when I face my greatest challenges there is always hope around the corner. Hope for a brighter tomorrow and a deeper understanding of where I am in the moment and what is required of me.  Sometimes I can't figure out why or how ...
 in fact more times than not ... 
alas ... I'm not supposed to figure out the details or even how the story goes ... 
I merely need to be obedient ... 
and show up ... right?  

Food for thought ... not ready to dive deeper on these topics yet, but I appreciate your comments below telling me what you're learning in life right now.  Could be anything from guitar and French to patience and humility...share away...this is all about you anyway. 

I totally wanna bring you, neighbors along for the ride of our lives.  But I need to know something...what medium should I focus on getting the word out to you???

Videos? If so
Facebook live?
Instastories (fav)
YouTube?

What about...
Pinterest?
Twitter?
Facebook? (Ugh)
Linked in? 
Instagram?
Any help you can give would be great but take a sec and share with us below your life lessons that are decorating your life right now.

Go in peace my darling neighbor in life and live decorated in every way you see possible...or even impossible for that matter. :)

Love ya

Blu Wyatt








Thursday, July 6, 2017

it's followed me ALL MY LIFE!!!

what do I do?  It's everywhere!
AND.....


  • it’s fragile
  • powerful
  • practical 
  • messy
  • fancy
  • obnoxious
  • personal
  • functional
  • necessary
  • informational
  • entertaining  
  • useful
  • artful
  • and sometimes confidential

paper:
It’s followed me around 
all my life
everywhere I turn
more paper


what’s my problem with paper
you ask?  as if it's an abnormal thing to have a strong distaste for something so.... ALL OVER THE PLACE.
Well, it makes spaces look messy, for one reason...sticky notes come to mind.  strung about here and there.  and the MAIL....IT KEEPS COMING!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Spoken Word

It's changed my life

It's only been a week since I started writing 
In church camp, I took my place
In a workshop I'd never heard of before 
It started flowing freely out of grace


The tears, the realizations, the passion deep inside 
Drawing things out of me I didn't know I tried to hide 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Summer camping

Hiding under the covers
It's lights out
20 girls in bunks all around me

The day flew by
Food, pool, chapel, bubbles, games, color wars, leader meeting, devotionals, speed walking with Pastor.... and topping it all off ....s'mores!!! 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Message to The Best Friend

I used to fly through to-do lists like no one’s business!  Check after check….finished.  Bi-Polar highs allowed me little sleep and an exuberant amount of energy.  Not so much anymore though.   I’m medicated…..and boring.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Warning: bullets in use

Preparing for our new life on the road … I’m a teeny bit overwhelmed by all the work that must be done...collecting like items together, taking pictures, and posting them to the garage sale sites—giving—selling—organizing.  However, on a much-needed side note; I must say, I’m wildly displeased with my responses on this Facebook group…..unimpressed!!!
So this gal might try the new Let Go app.  Have you heard of it?  Everything MUST GO!
We leave these corn fields July 28th.  (Colorado for a week, then Vegas for a week, then Oregon for a month…then….hmm…I guess California somewhere, then San Diego for a month, then Phoenix, then Texas and so on all the way down to Florida by February and the northeast by early fall of next year)
A new life is just beginning.

In honor of randomness, today I’d like to bring you to some seemingly structured, intellectual, thought-provoking, life-changing bullet points.  This post looks as if it makes perfectly good sense and reads easily enough.  Paragraphs, sentences (for the most part…sometimes I go a little heavy on the dot dot dot dot dot form of continuing a thought while pauses fill the air….. but that isn’t even a thing, eh? oh back to the sentence I’m in the middle of—thank God for parentheses), punctuation, and even bigger fonts in places.  These tools are meant to serve as a false front.  

Below you actually have a slew of ideas, statements, thoughts;  disconnected and mostly unrelated.  Although at times I allow my bullets to morph into each other….but there are NO guarantees.    A bullet will do what a bullet does....point out the thing that it's so ardently pointing out.  Making sense?

Please excuse this new style of writing….My experimentation takes me to new heights (and even depths from time to time... but hey failure is a part of success, am I right?  Not that this is a failure, by any means, but if it is I’m ok with that.  I’ll own it.  Am I really still typing inside the parentheses?) 
 Let’s move on:  

  1. Sometimes a dream may seem impossible…far out of reach….too lofty from a person of your background….too many obstacles in the road.  “I could never” 
  1. I’ve never been big on writing things down.  Dreams…goals…ideas….feelings.  Keeping a journal has been a hit or miss kinda thing so when I started this year off I decided to take control of this area of my life.  Maybe I decided, but maybe its more like I just realized I’ve taken control as I’m typing this blog.  Go, Me!  
  1. b.   My honey got me a Passion Planner for my birthday and I got started immediately.  I wrote down some goals.  (I haven’t looked at them since….but Hey!)  I wrote down affirmations. Quotes. Scripture verses. Appointments. Thoughts.  Plans.  And I topped it off with colored pencils and markers.  Perhaps even a little glitter and dried flowers pressed between its pages.  
  1. b.  All that to say this.  (yes I jumped back up to number 1 and just added a “b"…so what)
My dream is big!  
Bigger than BIG!!!!  
Bigger than I could EVER do on my own!  
  1. c.  My hope for you is that you dream bigger than you can imagine.  What are you passionate about?  There’s a reason for it.  What fuels you?   Where would you like to be in 10 years?  Take time to really tune into the answers here.  
  1. Now y’all know I’m ALL about living decorated, right.  I mean Good Lord…..it’s the name of my blog for cryin’ out loud.  Queen obvious.  So let me shift gears and share with you one of the million ways I decorate my life ..... by putting God’s will above my own.  To listen quietly and often.  To practice Silence and Solitude.   It isn’t always easy.  In fact it rarely is.  My brain is constantly going…my world (much like yours, I’m sure) is quite noisy.   
  1.      To be alone…to silence the noise….
learn to listen.
  1. In all honesty, I thought I’d be further along by now.  Seriously.  I mean sooooo many lessons were to be had.  How many of them did I repeat 'cause I didn’t learn it the first time around?  I’ll never be through learning and constantly growing but hopefully I can learn a bit faster as time goes on.  
  1. b.   What lessons have you learned lately?  
  2. What are you learning right now, as a result of your circumstances and attitude toward them?  My attitude needed some tweaking on Monday.  I’m coming out of it slowly.  Funny thing is, I tell y’all to have a positive attitude and at times that same words need to penetrate my soul and take up residence.  Be positive:)  Yep.
  1. Help us start a new life of adventure by supporting our journey.  We would love if you would pray for us as this is the most giant of excursions.  We could also use an RV.  A drivable one.  Know anyone?   Loan or rent or donate???   Another way to support us is follow us on our YouTube Channel, Twitter, Instagram and yes even Facebook.  (But follow my business page because I’m migrating over there rather than my personal page….that just gets the leftovers.)   
Why subscribe?  
Why follow?  
  1. b.  Well if the life of adventure isn’t enough for you just think of it as giving us a wink and a prayer as we depart.  And thank you:)
  1. Next time…brace yourself... we might have to talk about how peeling the shell off farm fresh eggs and how that relates to life as we live it.  I tell ya, anything is possible and it's actually quite fascinating.
  2. Please let me know your story….how you’ve come out of the darkness or maybe you’re going through it as we speak.  Tell your story.  Even bullet points are acceptable in this judgement free zone of love and respect.  
  3. Much thanks for letting me pound this out in a unique, non-author-like kinda way....and for letting me share these real-life pictures (see below) that are far from perfect (almost painful to sift through, really).   I'm stepping far outside my comfort zone to share with you the raw truth....removing any pride left and humbly accepting my mess and its process. 
  4. oh and one more thing:  please share this with everyone you know 'cause they gotta read the next bullet....it certainly applies to them as well.  Share away and you're welcome.
  5. In all honesty: You’re an amazing individual who is the only person ever who can do what you do, think like you think, act like you act, help like you help, and laugh like you laugh.  You're a powerhouse.  So unique and beautiful in your own special "you" kinda way.   Don't just look for the easy way out....look for the underlying lesson attached to this trial or mountain (so to speak).  Stay strong and focused …full of faith (let me take my own medicine here).  

May God bless you with blessings so great you won’t even be able to contain them.  
May you be blessed to be a blessing to others.  

Loving you,

Blu Wyatt






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