Happy New Year! My three older kiddos headed back to school today, so it really wasn’t until today that the holidays seemed truly over. I’ve seen a few January inspiration/mood boards floating around the web, and it really inspired me to do my own! I’m such a visual person, and this is such a great way to get inspired for the month ahead.
After the excitement and busyness of the holiday season, I always veer towards a calm and clean home come January. With four kids one can imagine that can be a bit of a challenge, ha! But bit by bit over the break I’ve organized almost every room of our house and given a lot to goodwill. It feels GOOD. And gone are the (albeit minimal) pops of red and instead neutrals and blues reign supreme once again.
I think it is also natural to want to revamp your wardrobe in a new season and a new year. I’m not one to ever veer too far from the classics, but I feel myself drawn to them even more as we enter January. I think it’s the simplicity that appeals to me! Gorgeous creams, blacks and greys are calling my name. I also plan to invest in some higher quality classics like these flats that I know will last me forever. I’ll never give up my Target t-shirts or a few novelty items here and there, but ultimately I think my money will be more well-spent on a few investment pieces.
LOOKING AHEAD FOR PRETTY SMITTEN:
I’ve had a lot of people asking about the shop. When will it open?? Ugh, this is one I’ve struggled with a lot these last few months. As much as I’ve loved having an online shop (I’ve had either my own or an Etsy shop since 2008!) — I’m realizing more and more that it’s no longer my true passion. The more I focus on this blog and the connections that I’m making with all of you here and on social media, the more I realize that this is what I really enjoy. I’m a mama to 4 babes and I really have to decide where to put my time. So as hard as it’s been, I’ve decided to close the shop. At least for now anyway. As one customer said…you never know what the future holds…and that is true! It may open again in some capacity in the future, but for now my focus will be on creating awesome content for this little online community I’m building with all of you!
Speaking of content…I would absolutely love to hear what you’d like to see more of on this blog. My plans are to focus on family, home decor, food and entertaining. Anything else you’d love to see from me? I’m all ears! It’s about 99.9% women reading this blog and I think we can learn so much from each other. Some of my best home decor finds, recipes or life tips come from other women. In that spirit, please feel free to always comment on blog posts with your own tips and ideas. I would absolutely love to read them!
As always, thanks for reading. It really means so much to me. Happy New Year friends!