Melissa Kaylene: Blessed to Blog.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Blessed to Blog.

This past week has been a whirlwind. It blew by with such speed that I feel like I just needed to sit down for five minutes and re-cap on how amazing it really was.
These photos are all just random ones from my Instagram account, but believe me, in the next couple of days there will be many more. And they will be better.
I've been talking and talking about upgrading from my cell phone that I've been stuck with for the past couple of months, and Saturday I finally broke down and bought a Nikon. It's a nice in-the-middle camera that is better than a little point and shoot, and way better than my phone.
I've been blogging for a year and a half now, and while its still just mostly a hobby for me, I've been so blessed the past six months as I have been able to experience so many different things by myself and with my family....all thanks to this blog, and recently I have started getting a few paid writing opportunities, so something that I just started to share my family and my obsession with pictures is really turning into something amazing.
I'm blessed.
I'm blessed to have a flexible schedule so I can have lunch dates with my friends.
I'm blessed to always be able to watch my kids' games...and support them when they loose.

I'm blessed to live in an area bountiful with delicious food.

I'm blessed to be able to help my kids with all of their special school projects, and have kids that are very creative.

I'm blessed to have met a few other bloggers in the area, and have been invited to a couple special events.

I'm blessed to get to collaborate with some local events and was able to attend the Northwest Food and Wine Festival last weekend...and give away tickets to one of my readers. ( There will be a great follow-up post this week! )

I'm blessed that we had the opportunity to take the kids on the Polar Express train ride this past week, and am going to share our experience on here with you really soon.

I know a lot of you are bloggers too...what is one of your favorite things that has happened because of your blogging? I'd love to hear!



  1. I enjoyed your list of blessings. So many times we take little things for granted. For me my favorite thing about blogging is when I receive a comment or an email that something I posted helped or blessed someone. It's nice to know that I'm able in some small way to encourage someone. Thanks for sharing!

  2. So many blessings! Polar express ride?! I can't wait to hear more!

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  3. What a nice post! Blogging can be frustrating, so It's good to hear the blessings and be thankful for this opportunity! Have a great week. Dee :)

  4. Blogging has given me the chance to connect with so many people I never would have known. It also lets me see inside the homes of people living different lives than me, which teaches me ways to understand and help others in their struggles.
    Glad to see blogging is paying off for you.

    Thanks for linking up with the 10 Things of Thankful this week.

  5. What a gorgeous, pictoral entry :) You truly have some gorgeous blessings going on :)

    My favourite thing without a doubt is the connection with people I would never otherwise have met, a few of whom have turned out to be such wonderful friends, and who have enriched my life NO END. They are wise and hilarious and amazing, and share their wisdom, their goings-on, their encouragement and support...and I can quite truthfully say that there have been points over this last year where they've quite rescued the situation for me, in spite of being so far away.

  6. Beautiful list! The first picture of the sun setting/rising is gorgeous! I love pictures of the sky!

  7. What a wonderful list!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!