Snowflakes & Sprinkles

The days since the double loss have been a bit uphill, but I’m happy to be feeling more like my normal self and all the sweet messages everyone has sent have been just the loveliest. I’m so lucky to have amazing blog & twitter friends- who are also amazing friends, full stop. I’ve been messaging & visiting the blogs of everyone who reached out to me through twitter & my blog over the weekend, and it’s been fun to explore so many new blogs with such great hearts behind them.

It’s funny to me that a week after I posted about how much progress I’ve made with my anxiety that something big and unexpected would happen and tip the scales! It was a little challenge that took a lot out of me on the weekend, but it was a great reminder that happiness is a choice and sometimes even a struggle- and that puppy cuddles & donuts with rainbow sprinkles are a good investment when I need a pick me up :)

This week is blog design launching week in my world- I’m working on finishing up three projects that I’m excited to reveal. Right now I’m living on skype – with clients and developers – and in checklists – covered with inky finger prints- and am working on a new slate of new posts for March, including some really fun tutorials, knitting updates and giveaways. I’ll be back to my normal posting really soon, and I can’t wait!

Thank you again- and if you’re having a hard (or just tiring!) week I recommend try a donut with rainbow sprinkles. If that doesn’t work, I’d be happy to let you cuddle a dog or teach you to knit ;)

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  1. So sorry to hear about your family pets! That must be such a shock! So glad you are finding good ways to brighten things up!

  2. I am glad that you are finding comforting in message from friends… and in sprinkled donuts! :) We all need little things in life like that to pick us up when we are feeling down. I am glad you have been able to continue to see that happiness is a choice – shows how much you have grown and how well you are handling your anxiety. The last couple of weeks haven’t been great for me, and I haven’t been good about choosing happiness, but I am working on it…

  3. So both of those pictures made me smile! Hope your busy week is fabulous!

  4. I just scheduled a date with my husband’s grandma to learn how to knit :) I can make hats on a knitting loom but I’m ready for bigger and better things!

  5. Donut. Yum.

  6. Momma

    Oh Kyla! I’m sorry for your loss of two special pets, I know how you’re feeling. We had to put our dog Mollie down at 17 years old and I said I never wanted to have a pet again because of the pain of having to do this to our loved one. Just ask LA, it hurt all of us, Mollie was such a good dog. But the pain subsided and now we have Ruby, but it took along time. I hadn’t read this the other day before I came to the office, I don’t want to you think I’m unsympathetic. I’m so sorry for you!
    Sprinkle donuts DO help.

    Sharon

  7. I lost Sam my dog recently and hugging Archie (my other dog) has got me through it. Sweet treats always help in comfort mode also. Take cae an keep moving forward

    Nicolette xo

  8. What great photos! They made me smile, too. What a cute puppy! In fact, since I’ve discovered your blog, I’ve taken to coming here whenever I’m feeling down and reading a few of your archived posts.

    You’re helping me through the winter blues, so thank you. :)

  9. So sorry to hear about your loss and hoping you’re finding some peace. Sending you lots of love and good vibes. And what an adorable set of photos :)

  10. very excited to see your new projects. i love all of your blog designs. so sorry about the pets, kyla. ugh. i can’t imagine. glad that you are hanging in there.

  11. I’m so sorry to hear about your pets, it’s such a terrible thing to have to go through, even though we all know it will happen sooner or later. Hug your pups a little closer for me :)

  12. i’m so sorry for your losses, i know how hard it is. i hope you find comfort in happy memories. <3

  13. It’s sad to hear that you’ve had such a hard time recently, and I’m sorry for your losses. It’s really inspiring to see you in seeing the positives in your life to pull you through, it’s comforting to know that making a choice to be happy and positive really can pay off. That being said, making sure that you keep giving yourself time be sad if you need it, just so long as you can still see those little things to cheer you up after.
    All the best,
    Rachx

  14. Oh, Kyla. You’ve been on my mind. I wish that we lived closer together so I could take you out for a soul-healing hot chocolate. xo

  15. I only eat donuts with rainbow sprinkles. It’s just the way to go.

  16. Lo

    Thank you! Needed this advice, especially this morning, you are helping me survive and pass midterms! Thanks study buddy!

  17. Kyla, I haven’t had much time for reading lately and just caught up on what’s been happening here – so sorry to read about your loss. I really hope the blogging community provides a bit of distraction. You know, I would totally make a beautiful cake for you but since we live too far apart for a cake to be delivered you will have to rely on doughnuts with sprinkles for comfort, I’m afraid.

  18. I am so sorry about your loss. :( I wish I could give you a big hug right now. If you need someone to cheer you up or talk to, I’m here. Love you girly!

  19. Lovely thoughts in this post! Glad to hear your are doing better this week and I can’t wait to see the tutorials you’ve got coming :)

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