Color Me Happy

This site is still under construction, so hang with me.

Most women when facing divorce go and change their hair or buy a new wardrobe.

Me? I change my blog.

I have never used my blog to air my laundry, talk about my problems, etc. and I will not start now. Here is the thing though….I am now a single mom going through a divorce. (Wow…that’s really hard to type) It’s time for a new start with myself.

I’m letting go of being “The Crayon Wrangler” as I learn instead to “Color Me Happy”

This past week has been probably the hardest week I have ever lived, yet somehow…I’m still finding ways to be happy. I have to really look for them, but they are there just waiting to be discovered.

I thank each of you who has reached out in love, support and understanding. I can’t really express how much it has meant to me. The shoulders you have offered, the ears willing to listen and so many of you who have gone through this who are sharing your story with me.

Thank you!

Monday, blogging will resume as normal.

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49 replies

  1. I think you’re the bee’s knees. And that’s, like, the greatest compliment EVER.

    I’m just happy to see you, actually. Love you!!!! >o<

    • Thank you Jill! I kinda think you are a little bit of wonderful yourself. You were very instrumental to me during some hard times and I will never forget you.

  2. I just want you to know that I’m here and I’m reading.

    Your space looks amazing, your reasoning ever thoughtful.


  3. Happy to have you back πŸ™‚

  4. My dear pseudo-neighbor, I am checking this from my cell phone, so I have no idea what the initial “construction” looks like, but I am glad to see that the new digs are under way. We are all looking forward with you to see what new path has been laid before your feet, and can’t wait to walk it together!! Love love love you,

  5. I’m sorry to read about your divorce, but I’m so happy that you’re finding ways to be happy. That will get you through anything. My heart sings for you and I wish you the best!!!

  6. I like your new site… it’s sooo pretty! And, I’ve made sure to change my subscription over to here! Can’t wait for more reading.
    (And, I’m sorry you are going through a difficult time – it’s wonderful that you are finding ways to be happy – both for you and for your girls! xoxo)

  7. Hi Alycia, WOW. It looks so strange to call you that after calling you CW. Well, have a brilliant start and enjoy.

    Happy weekend.

    • It feels weirder to actually type my own name. Maybe we could go by CW on occassion for old times sake. Glad you found your way over here

  8. Even tho I don’t blog myself much anymore I still love to get on and read yours. I am so sorry to hear about your tought times! You a tough lady! You just have to put your hiking boots on and not be afraid to get down and dirty. Just like you told me. I ❀ you

    • Meggie ~ so happy to see my favorite model here. Thank you for your kind words and I got my hiking boots on!!!

      • (: happy to see your doing well! I knew something had been up lately. I hadnt seen much of you on FB. Hope to hear more from you soon

  9. I think that your new name is perfect.

  10. Sorry to hear about your difficult time.

    Your new site looks very nice, clean simple. I like it.

  11. Hey you! Great new digs!
    In case I haven’t told you before, I admire your strength and determination and your mad writing skills. I wish you the best of luck, peace and happiness in your new life.
    Let me know if there is anything I can do!

  12. The only way I’d ever let you dye your hair is if you left the white spot in the front. Love me that spot. πŸ™‚

  13. I really like the change….love the new name. Keep your head up…..sending you positive energy through the universe this morning.

  14. I am so sorry to hear your going through a divorce. I hate that word….

    I am glad to see your doing well and that you will continue to blog. I have always enjoyed your post and most recently your photography. I have another week before I can return to FB but when I do, I will for sure look you up!

    Take care!

  15. Oh honey, I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. Of course will be praying for God to hold you and your family tight during this time, and for you to see Him loving you deeply through all this.

  16. My heart hurts reading this. 😦 I will keep you all in my prayers. You are such an inspiration to me.

  17. Oh man, my heart hurts for you, but you are so strong and able. Hang in there friend! Glad you’re back to blogging!

  18. Hi Alycia, best wishes for the future. I love this new site, I shall transfer my subscription. I’m sorry you are going through all this but I like your positive attitude.


  19. Change is afoot. We got your back.
    Hugs….well, internet hugs, but warm ones all the same.


  20. Following you and praying for you and your family! Finding your own happiness is one of the best gifts you can give to those precious girls!

  21. love you girl and i am always here if you need me! ;o)

    lots of love,


  22. Congratulations on your new life! I know how hard this is (believe me, it took me 10 years including one year of therapy to get over my divorce), but you seem to be a strong person who can handle it. I was given the quote by Eleonore Roosevelt, “A woman is like a teabag. You never know how strong she is until she’s put in hot water.” (Or, something like that) Anyway, it’s true. You will learn to be a wonderful single over time. Trust yourself. Love the new blog, by the way. Best wishes!

  23. Oh my goodness, my first thought when I landed here was, “Oh this blog is beautiful!!!” Just like you!

    So sorry for what you are going through. Take care of yourself, take things slow, and write it out, my friend, write it out! We will be here to read it, whatever you need to vent or scream or laugh. We will be here. πŸ™‚

  24. Good to see you again with the new blog. I look forward to more of your stories!

  25. My heart is broken for you. I, obviously, don’t know any details about your divorce but I am so sad for you. I am glad you are finding the happy in every day. I am sending many hugs to you.

  26. welcome back. cant wait till i can file. my story is different from yours, but I am feeling for you all the same. sending endurance, and strength. please pray same for me. love and peace, πŸ™‚

  27. I like COLOR ME HAPPY…it seems RIGHT. I’ll be in touch today.

  28. I am so sorry, but I am not going to hesitate for a moment in following the “I’m sorry” up with, you are going to land on your feet and be stronger and better as a result. I can tell that about you. I just know I am right.

    You are so blessed with all of your internet friends and the ability to write your way though this. I came into blogging 1 1/2 years into my separation, but see the last year (tomorrow is my one year anniversary blogging) as the most healing time. I believe a lot of that healing came through writing.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly for anything. I will be here through this process.Seriously…anything I can do, I will.


  29. hmmm … colors …
    Wishing you rainbows sweet friend, rainbows indeed!

  30. The new site looks wonderful and I love the name. I’m sorry you’re having to go through all this, but I’m glad you’re working your way through it. Best of luck, and we’ll all be with you!

  31. Glad to see you are back. Wherever you blog, I will follow. Hope all is well.

  32. Good for you lady! Hope you find your happy soon!

  33. Hey you! Glad to see you forging your new path…love the new blog layout/design!

  34. I love the positive imagery the name of your blog invokes. I’m looking forward to following your new chapter in life. So happy to have found your new beautiful site!

  35. Color Me Happy ~love it! Wishing you and your little ones much peace and comfort!!!!

  36. I am so happy to see you blogging again I can’t type fast enough. Love you and am here when you need me!!!

  37. I have been thinking of you mama. You’re such a beautiful person. ❀

  38. It looks beautiful and I love the new title so much. I’ve missed you! Glad you’re here my friend. πŸ™‚

  39. I wish peace for you. This is where the lesson of “broken strength” comes in handy, I’ll bet.
    I’m raising my Precious Kid as a single parent, and I think in terms of Life Lessons as I try to guide and shape her experience of the world in the short time I have left before she launches on her own. Some of the lessons are light: “Take joy in the things that make you happy even if they are quirky”, some are practical: “Try hard to stay out of debt, future you will be grateful, and some are vitally important: “Know that you are loved.”
    But, in my separation from my Precious Kid’s dad, and my subsequent imploded marriage to her step-dad, my daughter had to absorb Life Lessons that I really, really wish she hadn’t had to learn.: “Sometimes you don’t get to love the people you love in the same place at the same time.” and “Sometimes you have to love the people you love from a distance.”
    And I just wanted to say that I’m so, so sorry that in this challenging time your Precious Kids may be having to learn Life Lessons that you had hoped to shield from them.

  40. I’m late commenting but good for you and hugs and keep on keepin’ on. Such a bold, brave move. We’re all still with you.

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