Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Friday No. Nine

I've really enjoyed sharing my random thoughts in blog posts, but I've actually been thinking of moving them over for Wednesdays. For me, Fridays always start with breakfast at the local "diner" (not really a diner but I don't know what else to call a small town, family feel eatery) with my father in law, brother in law, and Ben. Then I often get a workout in before the rest of the day's events. Usually Fridays are busy and I think it might just work better to share on Wednesdays. What do y'all think? :)

Lately I've been kind of confused about the future of my blog in general. I love recording little things and creating a sweet online scrapbook to look back on, and I've been so blessed by so many opportunities over the past few years to connect with others. It is my genuine hope that you're encouraged by what you read here... but over the last few months I've noticed a real drop in my ability to meaningfully connect with readers here, and over instagram. I know it's silly.. but it makes me sad to think that someone's reading on the other end that I don't get a chance to get to know well! The last few months have been chock full of uncertainty for us, and I'm sure that's been evident in my blog content. But if you're out there.. tell me hello!

Anyways..

I've been 1000% wedding obsessed over the past few months. After our own wedding, I thought my desire to constantly view beautiful weddings and more importantly, beautiful love stories would falter. If anything, as my comfort in my marriage has grown, I've anticipated weddings more and more. If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time at all, you know my wedding publication of choice is Southern Weddings. They recently shared their new office space and it's so incredibly beautiful. This is me, wishing it was normal to hang wedding photos of strangers above my desk. (Monkey with hands covering eyes emoji!)

Another reason I've been especially excited about weddings lately is these two..


Isn't this image by Mary Clare Photography gorgeous? YEP. IT IS.

These two are so stinking perfect for each other and I'm just thrilled to be a part of their big day.


In other, still sort of wedding related news... my talented friend Meredith Teasley launched her new website today! She's an amazing photographer in Nashville. Go check it out!! :)

Does anyone have any tips on packing for long trips in small bags? I've considered trying to pack only carry on for our trip to Italy in two weeks. I've made my packing list and honestly feel like I want to take a majority of dresses.. and rolling them up I might be able to pull it off. It's all my toiletries that kill me! Even simplified.. and shoes!

Happy Wednesday!

22 comments:

  1. Love your blog! Cant wait to hear about your Italy trip

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  2. Hello,
    So I've been following for a while now and love your blog im just one who sadly always stays quiet, So silly confession on the love of weddings I love them so much I became a bridal consultant just so I wouldn't get teased for looking and planning so much. sadly I live in Utah where though there are tons of weddings not many uee others help or they don't want to pay lol. Anyway thanks for sharing your blog I love the home inspiration we are in the middle of making our fixer upper our own and its good to see it can be done.

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  3. Please don't be discouraged, Victoria! I just love living vicariously through you and the stories you share, and your photos are precious! It was through your blog that I learned of our Theta connection, remember? The cyber world can feel very large and sterile, but the friendships formed are warm and real!

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  4. Hello! I love your blog - hearing about your trips and seeing how you decorate your sweet home! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  5. I love your blog from all the way across the Atlantic, particularly the house posts. You have a really easy writing style that makes me want to sit down and have a cup of tea with you!

    I have recently started my own blog (www.aviewoflondon.com) and really enjoy documenting my life and loves, although I am sure only my best friends read it!

    Zoe xx

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  6. I'm here, and I am a NEW follower, so don't stop, haha! I have enjoyed reading your posts!

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  7. Love the idea of moving your thought posts to Wednesday! And I'm dying of the engagement photo of your friend. It's gorgeous, and it makes me want to book us a one year anniversary photo shoot......which I just might :) Dresses for Italy = YES!! Maybe you'll run into George Clooney and his wife (I can't ever remember her name), and if you do then I need a picture sent to me! She's always so fashionable

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  8. Two weeks in a carry on is a feat, but doable. Number one must have- a black maxi dress. You can wear that sucker everywhere! Add a scarf, a cardigan, a necklace, a chambray shirt.. So versatile and comfortable! (My go to is the jersey maxi dress from Boden. It's well made, doesn't wrinkle & very forgiving.)
    You are totally right though, it's shoes & toiletries that always get me. I personally wouldn't even bother bringing a pair of heels. The cobblestone streets are not designed for heels, and while you might wear them once or twice- a nice pair of flat sandals will do the trick and you can wear them comfortably everywhere.
    Have the best time and I can't wait to see the pictures!!

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  9. I think we all go through seasons of disconnect with our blogs & followers...I know I myself have been through that lately too.

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  10. Did we not JUST talk about blogs a few hours ago!? Right there with ya. I’d be sad if you didn’t do it anymore. :) I clicked over to look at the southern weddings office and it is INSANE. Wish some of it would end up at our new house!! Keep blogging, my friend. :) Love seeing the random things you’re doing/thinking about!

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  11. HELLO!!!! Don't worry I'm still out here reading and loving every blog! And thanks for the shout out, I'm thrilled about the new site, and you're so sweet to share! :)

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  12. HELLO! I'm out here... just reading and loving every blog post! And thanks so much for the shout out about the new site. I'm thrilled, and appreciate you sharing!!!

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  13. First of..howdy! Yep been following along for quite a while now and I'm just a terrible commenter, excuse me, but I feel like were besties and therefore I'm going to put my bestie unwanted opinion out there and say keep on blogging! ha! :)

    Second off, I'm wedding obsessed myself. Was MOH (for the THIRD time) this past weekend and I.LOVE.IT!!! Seriously, I can talk weddings all day long. Currently I'm getting my masters degree in nutrition and trying to figure out how I can slide myself into the wedding industry. Lofting dreaming here.

    As for packing a bag for two weeks, ugh my toiletries slay me every time. I suggest roll up them dresses girlfriend and if you can, buy the travel size toiletries there! More room for shoes, right. ;) And who knows what amazing Italian product you'll find!

    Okay, I've been quite the chatterbox now. (And I feel weird even saying this but..) follow me on instagram --> @k_cru or give me a shout via email! --> kcrusenb@gmail.com ... i'd even love to become pen pals :) we all need a friend..especially when were going through rocky stages.

    Have a great day!

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  14. It's funny that I clicked over to your blog today because I feel like I have been in a blogging slump lately. I love blogging, all the people I have met, the brands I have connected with, and the opportunities it has brought, but lately it just seems like so much effort and I've been discouraged by the negativity I have experienced lately. I can definitely relate to the confusion.

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  15. Love your blog! It's one of the handful that I read weekly, if not more. The travel photos are fuel for my wanderlusting soul, and the home decor pictures inspire me to make my own space as beautiful, warm and welcoming as possible.

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  16. I love reading your blog! Please don't quit.

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  17. I started reading your blog from England last year and I too am one of the silent ones! I love your passion for Jesus, all things southern, weddings and England too! Your house bits and bobs have been a joy to read also. I love reading your blog! Know that you are loved :)

    Gemma xx

    Deepesttreasure.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Hello all the way from Australia! Love reading your blog...keep up the good work!

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  19. Hello all the way from Australia! Love reading your blog...keep up the good work!

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  20. Still a loyal blog reader!! :) I don't have a blog of my own, but feel free to "get to know me" through instagram at amsnelgrove. We emailed a while ago, I think soon after we had both graduated college, and were in a similar place of having finished an education degree but not quite finding the right fit. It's been fun to see how God has directed you in your life, and I'm now almost done getting my master's as a children's librarian :) It's amazing how he works to lead us to where we are meant to be!

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  21. I can't remember how I found your blog but I loved reading it even though I get insanely envious of your travels! Lol. Though I'm not engaged quite yet, I want our future honeymoon to be in London and Paris so I really enjoyed reading all your posts on that. And I'm so glad you shared your photographers blog about Paris, such valuable information! Anyways, love your blog!

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  22. Hi Victoria! Another silent reader here... I have been reading for the past few years or so! I think I must have found your blog originally through mutual friends (I am a fellow Aggie) but I am not sure anymore. I love following your instas but enjoy getting more detail through your blog posts. Keep them up! I finally resurrected my blog after a long hiatus. I blogged through high school and early college and just decided to start again. :) www.jillianpottkotter.wordpress.com

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