So this post has been on my mind and heart for a long time now. But to say the least, it has been a busy few months. I have been posting over on my personal and now business instagram about this venture for a little while now, but its time to explain why I chose to do it, and why now.
On my way home the other night, I found my mind wandering [as per usual], and I was thinking about how much I’ve learned about myself from blogging. But broader and more important than that, I was thinking about all the bloggers I know, admire, and have connected with in the past 4.5 years. I think we all have some very distinct qualities because we are bloggers. Maybe we had them before, and channeled them more with blogging, or maybe blogging really showcased these things for the first time. Whatever way it is, I think all bloggers in some way, are all of these five things…
Ive been brainstorming a bit this weekend, and I was [as per usual] discussing some ideas with Hannah, of So Obsessed With. We decided that we wanted to share the BEST things we’ve learned in 2016 with you! And then it ONLY seemed right to choose six. So we bring you, Six In 16, The Best Things I’ve Learned This Year. This year was one of the most important of my life, and most memorable as well. And the kicker: it isn’t even over yet! So maybe in December you’ll see a top 12, but for now, I bring you the top six things I’ve learned in twenty sixteen!
So.. its been a while, yes? Do you even remember me? Let’s hope so! I promise to be here a LOT more now! Because I have some time on my hands. Because why? Well, let me tell ya! One HUGE thing has changed since the last time I posted, I bet you all know what it is… I’ve gone From Miss to Mrs.. aka…
I posted a few months back about wedding stress and planning and how to move past it all, which was all true, and you got to hear how stressful it can truly be. But I have to say, every once of stress, every misstep, every tiny issue, it was ALL worth it.
Jon and I had the most perfect day imaginable. We still sit back and think “I want to go back to our wedding day.” The entire day was so perfect for us. And it was more whimsical and more captivating than my “dream wedding” vision. It was representative of me, Jon, our style, and our love, and it was the most wonderful day of our lives.
Each detail was so elegantly handled [my mother is a TRUE saint and had my vision at the forefront in helping me]. All in all, the day was unbelievably magical, and at the heart of it all, I got to marry the person I love more than life itself. So, let’s get down to it shall we?
What good is this post without pictures, AMIRIGHT?
As many of you know, I am getting married in… t minus six weeks. Jon and I had a relatively short engagement [since the trend seems to be taking people towards longer engagements]. Our total is 4 days less than 13 months. It was a totally ample amount of time to plan a wedding, especially at the size we are having. But let me tell ya… when its down to the last few months. Shit gets real. EVERYTHING piles up, and it’s all about the little things that you forgot about!
This topic, Top Ten Authors I Discovered in 2015 is actually from a few weeks ago, but I made the graphics and never posted! SO, let’s change that shall we? I discovered AMAZING authors this year and I am THRILLED that some are now forever favorites!
WOW. It is the end of an absolutely amazing year! I can not BELIEVE how fast 2015 flew by! It was the year of truly great things happening for me, and my family and friends! I got engaged, and got Maggie! My best friend has a baby on the way! One of my closest friends that I met from BLOGGING also has a baby on the way! The good news kept coming, and I loved 2015 for that very reason! But it was ALSO a great year in books, in tech, and in food and fitness! I have carefully chosen some of my absolute favorites from the YEAR to showcase for you today! I hope you enjoy them!
I will not lie, I am not immune to the occasional slump! Whether it is a lack of creative mojo, or life being super busy, or just no desire to sit down and type a post, let’s just admit it: SLUMPS HAPPEN! I am here to HOPEFULLY help guide you through them with some tips I personally have used. I can’t say they are fool proof, but I can say that unless blogging is a job for you, you need not worry! Hopefully you find something here to help you!
This year has been one of the most memorable of my life, so far. So many amazing, yet petrifying things have happened! I can’t imagine what is in store for August- December, but I can tell you that some major life changes have occurred, and I have in addition found some new favorite things ever! I am going to share with you all about my favorite 2015 moments/things, right now!
This is a new feature that was developed and created by me, with some [ok lots!] of assistance from Hannah of So Obsessed With! I always want to know why people blog, how they got started, and some tips and tricks they’ve picked up along the way. Now, with your participation, many bloggers can speak up about why they blog, and how it has changed them! I am starting it off this week, but every week we will showcase a new blogger! If you are interested, at the bottom will be the sign up info!