Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 24, 2016


merry christmas - mara and augustine 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!

2016 has been my favorite year yet. I feel blessed to have become a mama to Augustine and I’m so excited for all the new memories we’ll create together as a family in 2017. In previous years, I’ve continued posting during the week of Christmas and New Years, but I feel like the greatest present to give my family {and myself!} is to be present during the holidays. So with that, I’m signing off until January! I’ll still be posting on Instagram {p.s. I’m loving InstaStories too!}, but I won’t be updating the site until January 3rd. I’m really looking forward to this time away, to enjoy with family and family, and celebrate Augustine’s first holiday season. I think the break will also give me some extra motivation and creativity to start the new year.

I have a little favor for you all, if you don’t mind. I was wondering if you could leave a comment below {or email me!} and let me know what you like on the site, and what you’d like to see more/less of. Blogging is an interesting concept because I write to you all from behind a computer screen and I always wonder who you are, what you like/don’t like, and what you think. It’s always so helpful to get emails and comments from you all so that I can learn a little bit more about you. I’ve been trying to only share Motherhood posts on Mondays. Do you like that? Would you want to see more hair/beauty posts? Recipes? Shopping? Do you like the style posts? After 7+ years blogging, I feel like I often get in the routine of doing the same old same old, but I’d love to hear from those of you who visit regularly. You all mean so much to me and I’m so grateful for all your support you’ve shown me. Any tips/feedback are always so appreciated.

Wishing you all a merry and bright holiday season spent with loved ones!

Here’s to a great 2017 ahead!


photo by Valorie Darling