Happy 2018 everyone! I am a little behind on the New Years post but in my defense, I’ve been spending time with my fam. Now that our Christmas break is coming to an end I have had time to reflect on 2017.
2017 was a really good year with some pretty big milestones. Ella started Kindergarten and Bo started PK-3. WOW, kids grow up so fast. Its amazing to see your kids reach these milestones but at the same time it makes me sad to see my little ones getting bigger. Our fuel business grew and we expanded (thank you Jesus)….AND I started my blog! For the past several years I have enjoyed following other bloggers and one day I thought…I can do this. I prayed about it and just felt like I should. Within a week I had 3 different people, out of no where say “Dollie, you should start a fashion blog”. So I said, well there is my answer and here I am 11 months later blogging. I started small, and still am however I am so thankful for the followers I have and all the people that tell me they enjoy seeing my blog. I have had the opportunity to work with some great local boutiques on advertising their clothing. I have also begun blogging for a local Jewelry store twice a month, that has been sooooo much fun. I mean who doesn’t love playing with sparkly things??? My photo’s have been featured on websites and social media accounts with Mud Pie, Slate and Tell and Target. This may be small potatoes to some, but I was sure excited about it!!
As far as 2018 goes…I really didn’t make any new years resolutions. I am however working on being more organized. With two kids, a husband, full time job, and a blog I have a hard time keeping up at times. I made a few purchases at the end of 2017 to help me do just that, and let me tell you I LOVE THEM. Maybe they can help you too if you are on the forgetful struggle bus with me. I bought this notebook from Barrington Gifts to help me jot down notes and ideas in, along with this big carry all bag. I also have a Kate Spade planner that I liked so much I decided to give one away a few months ago. Last but not least this Tory Burch tote that I got during Black Friday sale. It has three sections and one of them is padded for a laptop. They are sold out of the large one like I have, however they do have the smaller one still that I linked for you. Be on the lookout though, Nordstrom has restocked this bag before but it goes fast when they do.
I am looking forward to 2018 and what all it has in store. I hope to always give you guys great fashion advice and help you find some great deals and the hottest styles and trends.
Photography by Amanda Magness photography