I've put a lot of thought into this and I realized that it's probably going to make me lose some followers but I think I'm ok with that... Although, I hope you'll all stay :)! I've decided that I'm no longer going to be doing fashion related posts on a regular twice a week basis on the blog. Like, if they do happen ever again, it might be once a month, or quarter, or year, or never. The reason for this being that I've felt myself becoming someone or something that I don't want to be. I felt myself being this person that constantly needed to have new clothes in order to have something to write about. I felt myself trying to mentally justify buying designer pieces (although I still never have) because it might get me a better following. None of these things were conducive to my wallet, or who I want to be as a person.
I don't want this blog to ever be a place where people feel bad about themselves because they think that I've got it all together, because I don't. Mostly everyday of the week I'm sitting at home in sweatpants and a t-shirt (a bra if I'm lucky), chasing a toddler and handling a newborn, with 1-2 day old morning breath. And then I run a comb through my hair and put some clothes on and run out on my patio where I make my husband take pictures of me for the blog, then I get inside and its off with the bra, and on with the sweatpants and t-shirt again. It's not reality. Or at least it's not my reality and I don't want people, mainly my close friends and family, to think that I'm this super put together person when I'm not.
I want people who read this blog to first and foremost know that I love God, and I love my family. I love my readers who have prayed for us, who have been with us through the good, bad, and the ugly of our pregnancy. I'm grateful for those who have shared in our tears of joy and happiness with sweet Em, and I want to be able to share more of our real lives with you. I want to share the things that are important, and less of the things that are not.
That's not to say that I'm throwing in the blogging towel. I love blogging and the people that I've met, the opportunities with sponsors that I've had, and I hope to be able to continue sharing with you all the brands and products that we use and love. I guess what you can expect from this blog in the future is a continuation of recipes we love, more cute pictures of our kids, crafts and projects we're working on at home, and sponsored posts as the opportunities present themselves. If fashion posts do appear, I hope for them to be more of how to wear what you already have in your closet multiple ways and things of that nature, rather than, "GO! BUY THIS NOW!"
Anyways, this post is getting long and I don't know how to end it other than by saying, thank you for reading, I really appreciate each and every person who reads this blog. I'll be back tomorrow with another yummy recipe!