Tuesday, May 21, 2013

ONE Year Blogiversary

WOW ... one year...TODAY

You can take certain events in your life and then measure what has changed. You always here people say that "Nothing ever Changes," I so disagree with that. "Isn't it funny how day by day, nothing changes but when you look back everything is different.." C.S. Lewis

My Blog has evolved, I feel it has gotten better. My Photo quality is improving, but it still needs work. I do like Banana Bread and Cookies. Writing a blog is a large amount of work, I credit people who write almost every day or even every week. I was thrilled when I got my first comment. I try very hard, but sometimes, time just slips away. It is funny that sometimes people find interesting tidbits in my life.

Clematis on the side of my house
My Sweets by Shayla business is also evolving and growing. I have had jobs every weekend since the beginning of March. I now have business cards that are very cool, a Facebook page and my website went online on May 11th. I actually feel REAL. I have been busting my a$$ to make this work. I still have a day job, catering has been cut way back. Sadly, also has my yoga program. That I really do not like. Happy Peaceful Shayla is such a wonderful thing for myself and everyone else. JUST ask my Husband....

I feel that writing this blog is what help to propel me into moving my Sweets business forward. I have always love to cook and bake. Now I can get paid to do this. It really is about more than that. I still search the internet for new recipes. I could make something different everyday if I had my way. Bringing smiles to peoples faces is what makes me the happiest. I really appreciate their gratitude.

As I review this past year. So many changes have happened. One sister got her Master's degree and found a job. Another sister went back to school to get a degree in interior design. And my other sister is moving on with her life and preparing her girls for college. My Mother is wonderful. She has evolved into her own person. She entertains and helps so many people. She is not the old widow who sits home all the time.

Should only have 1 candle
My Husband is happy that my business is evolving. He is always selling for me. Pushing my cookies and treats. He has tasted more cookies than he ever thought he could. He has also washed more dishes than he would ever dream of. He wishes I could sit with him on the sofa sometimes, and just rest.

"There are places I'll remember All my life though some have changed, Some forever not for better, Some have gone and some remain, All these places have their moments, With lovers and friends I still can recall, Some are dead and some are living, In my life I have loved them all." John Lennon. This is one a my favorite songs. It makes me sad and happy in the same moment. The world has changed so much in the past year. Very special people in my life are now gone. WE are always changing. Those people who leave make us sad  and yet we cherish others because they are gone.

I would like to thank everyone who reads my blog. I hope this coming year is even more interesting.


  1. Happy Blogiversary! It sounds like you are a determined and hard-working person, and it's paying off. Best wishes for many more "blogiversaries".

    1. thank you very much for posting your comment. Your kind words really brought a smile to my face. I truly appreciate all the people who have read my blog throughout the past year.

      Thank you again

    2. If there was a "Like" button, I would push it! I can relate to working hard and trying to make something out of your creation. :)

      Best of luck and I'll be back.