New Beginnings

2016 felt like a year of contrasts. It was challenging physically, mentally, and spiritually. It was exhausting and sometimes hard. It was a year spent mostly out of my comfort zone due to pregnancy and parenthood. In many ways, it often felt directionless. At the same time, it was exciting and exhilarating. I felt more joy and happiness than I’ve ever known before. I experienced more patience and calm than I knew I had in me.
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2016 – This Year’s Personal

2015 was fantastic in a lot of ways. It was the first year I really experienced the freedom and lifestyle I so desperately craved when I started working at home. We settled into our first single-family home, a 1913 house owned by my grandparents where we plan to stay until we buy our own place. And despite having no real plans at the beginning of the year, we traveled to Big Sur (here and here)
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2014 Favorites

A Casual, Candy-Inspired Valentine’s Day Outfit | Blending In | Cold Weather Casual The Letter B | Rainy Day Downtown | Two Strap Tie Dye(ish) Dress | Gifts for All from Uncommon Goods | 6 Ways to Wear a LBD Silky Shorts | 4th of July Style: White Dress | Holey Smokes Palm Print | On the Fringe | Free People Rajah Flat Structured + Slouchy | The Best Boyfriend Jeans | Thanksgiving Outfit Idea
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5 Ways to Reflect on 2014

My love of reflection, self-development, and introspection probably makes it no surprise that looking back and reviewing each year is an enjoyable process for me. I always want to see how I’ve grown and what lessons I can take with me into the next year. My personal process for reflection this year has been through journaling, thinking, reviewing the blog, and working through The Desire Map. Because most of my growth this year has been internally,
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