Hello, Gorgeous!

Hello Gorgeous!

First up, some sunshiny, little luxury positivity.

How CUTE is this card?! Rifle Paper Co. really has a lovely aesthetic.

Now a bit of cloudy stuff…

Joy and Sunshine is a personal blog, but it’s not necessarily the diary sort. Still, I would like to share quickly that in general, things have been challenging on my end for the past several months. One of my dearest friends put it best when she said, “You’re in a storm right now.” While it’s still raining quite a bit around these parts, I’m happy to say that 1) I have an extraordinarily sturdy umbrella, 2) I think I can see glimmers of sunshine in the distance, and 3) this stormy season has been very, very enlightening.

… and a silver lining.

One of the things I realized during this and the previous blog absence is that I really do enjoy blogging just for the joy of it. I like the photography and creativity that is involved; the sense of community and mutual helpfulness that it fosters; and the spirit of trying new things and rediscovering some old ones that it inspires. Thank you all SO much for continuing to read and support my little blog! I was truly shocked and overjoyed to see so many of you gorgeous ones checking in despite my lack of regular posting. Thanks again, and I really appreciate it 🙂


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  1. Hey! I’m so glad you’re still around, I’ve been one of the ones looking out for new posts. I’m glad things are turning around for you, I know from experience that no matter how bad things seem “trouble won’t last always” and whatever it is you’ll get through it stronger than you were before. There is surely an awesome light waiting for you at the end! A forecast of “Joy and Sunshine” ahead!… I too have found myself in these periods where despite an abundance of ideas I’m not posting the way I’d like to with so many other things in life pulling for my attention. No rush, just come on back when you’re ready we’re waiting for ya! xoxo

    • Joy and Sunshine says:

      Thank you SO much, Ele! Your kind words are encouraging and uplifting. Guess what?! I’m back from my blogging hiatus already… and with your “reader request” of J&S favorite things! It’s the perfect happy-to-be-back subject. Thanks again 🙂

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