Hello, friends! I’ve been at this blogging thing for a few months now so I thought I would take some time to tell you a little about myself and my family. If I’m being honest, there isn’t anything too special about us 😉 But if you are reading this blog of mine or follow me on Instagram, then you are bound to hear me talk about these awesome people in my life.
A family picture taken over the summer
One of the reasons I started this blog is to give me a creative outlet outside of mommyhood. I am a stay at home mom and I love it! However, I also needed something that was mine. A big thing that makes me, ME, is that I L-O-V-E fashion. It’s my favorite creative outlet. I used to work in retail and I loved walking around the store and putting together different outfits. I have always devoured fashion magazines andI spend way too many hours online shopping (even if it’s just window shopping) just because I like to see what’s new and different.
One of my favorite outfits I’ve posted so far. You can read the full post here.
After my son was born, I struggled with finding a balance between being a mom and still being me. I kind of lost who I was as an individual in my pursuit of being a “good” mom. When I let that part of me go, I seriously struggled. I even got a little depressed. Obviously that was partly due to new motherhood, but I just struggled with leaving the house and doing stuff. I no longer liked the way I looked. I had become a shell of who I once was, trapped in this body covered in frumpy clothes that made me feel miserable. The one thing I knew I could do to start feeling like myself again was to start taking care of myself. To get up in the mornings and get dressed in clothes that I liked. To do my hair and makeup. Most importantly, to practice self-care. That is something I am passionate about and the main reason I started this blog. I want to encourage other moms that they can feel good about themselves. They can look nice and be their own person outside of motherhood. I had thought about starting a blog for a very long time before I actually did it. But a few months ago, I finally took the leap. And I’ve loved every second of it!
The first snow of the season in October.
I have been married to the love of my life for six and a half years! His name is Jeremy and he’s dreamy and perfect and I am so lucky to be married to him! We have two wonderful children. Liam is four and Emma is two. My wonderful, amazing hubby is currently in school to be a Physical Therapy Assistant. It makes things a little tough since he is in school full time. It’s definitely a hard season in life. We knew it would be difficult going in to it, but nothing good ever comes easy. Amiright?? So we are making a lot of sacrifices right now and pinching pennies and getting creative with our money but we know we will make it. We know God has us where we are supposed to be and He will carry us through.
We went to a Trans Siberian Orchestra concert in December! It’s been on our bucket list since we met!
So there you have it. Those are the three most important people in my life, as well as a little bit about me and why I started this blog. I hope you stick around and this becomes a space for you to find some encouragement (and hopefully some great outfit inspiration!)
Please tell me a little about yourself! What do you do? Do you have kids? Are you a fashion lover like myself? I would love to hear!