Happy February, friends!
I wanted to do a little check with life updates.
At the start of the year, I told you I was going to do themed months this year. Well, that has changed. :) It was part of a blogger challenge to try to grow your brand and connect with your audience. But, said challenge was not for me. I felt too confined and creatively stifled. I'm glad I tried it and glad to be free flowing again.
The truth is, I've never kept up with trends as well as I could as the blogosphere has evolved - I know it could be much more of a business if I marketed better and tracked my analytics. But, one of my themes this year is respecting myself enough to set boundaries. And, my blog needs to continue to be something I simply do for fun to fit into this season of life.
So, I'm just going to keep on blogging to blog and enjoying my little corner of the internet. :)
In other news, my a-ma-zi-ng sisters threw me a bachelorette party on Anna Maria Island a few weeks ago. I had an incredible time with my dear friends. The weather was unusually cold, which meant we spent a lot of time heart to hearting as we bundled up in Turkish towels, drank coffee and chased the ray of sun as it danced around our back porch. In other words, it was the perfect weekend. I'm honored to my core they all made the effort to travel to celebrate as Chris and I prepare for marriage.
Speaking of which, wedding planning is going swimmingly. I can't believe we are less than 4 months away! We are currently trying to select reception chairs and a cake. Essentially: where shall you sit and what shall you eat when you take a break from dancing? We're also working on our first dance, which is muuuch easier for Chris than me - my dance skills aren't exactly my greatest strength.
To sign off, a few things I'm loving lately:
- Itching to try this vegan white chocolate smoothie
- This swimmie + this bag are making me yearrrn for spring (as if I wasn't already)
- This post from Life of Charmings made me happy. It's the little things!
- I'm finishing the book Orange is the New Black and have loved it. The show wasn't for me but the book has been a great read. I've learn so much!
That's all for now! Happy February!