cheers from the roses

I have been contemplating the idea of starting a blog for months, years even. But that little voice in my head has always won out. You know that one that says ‘you’re not even that creative’… ‘your clothes are definitely not trendy enough’… and ‘OH, you think just because you like reading blogs and wasting time on pinterest that you can actually have a successful and cool blog of your own.. HA!’. You get the point. THAT voice.

Well anyways, after getting married and moving to England all within a month (2016 is off to one heck of a start!)… not to mention much nagging, I mean encouragement ;), from my supportive hubby… I’ve finally decided to give it a go. It feels like the perfect time and I couldn’t be more excited.

If I’ve learned anything over the past couple of years, it’s that I love to create. I never used to think I was a creative person (enter little voice). But after a couple of years working as a home stylist for west elm, plus a year spent planning and creating my dream wedding (#cheerstotheroses), I’ve found that I feel most inspired when I am creating beautiful things. Even if it’s re-decorating a room in my house… or designing silly little mood boards in my own spare time. I truly desire that creative outlet.

So, not only am I excited to share what’s going on in our life as newlyweds, and our adventures and travels abroad, but I’m excited to finally create a lifestyle that I’ve dreamt about for years, inspired by all the things I love. Family, travel, decor, style, fitness, food, and beauty. I am happiest when I feel inspired. And I want my blog to reflect these passions of mine, as well as celebrate life’s most special moments and experiences along the way. My hope is that this blog can bring a smile to your face and make you feel inspired in some way, whether big or small, as well.

I can’t wait to see what the future holds!