Jan 3, 2017

Oh, hello.

Remember me?

Probably not. That's okay. Let me remind you. My name is Ashley. I am 30 (I turned 30 this summer while I was not blogging. Maybe that means I can pretend it didn't happen?). I have a husband, a newly two-year old (!) boy and a giant dog. I blogged as a hobby. But I needed a break. Quite a few months apparently.

I really didn't miss it. Blogging, I mean. I kept thinking "I should post" but then I just didn't really want to. So why come back? Well, I think that I just thought about blogging in terms of what people expected from me, and not so much in terms of what I wanted to write about it. So, my new plan is to write about whatever, whenever I feel like it. So maybe some outfit posts. Maybe some house posts. Maybe some personal posts. We'll see. I also felt like I couldn't instagram without blogging for some reason. But, my plan is to stay updated there too so feel free to come visit :)

So, what I have been doing the last five months?

Well, I have been cooking a baby. Yes, baby #2 is due in February! And it's a girl! Cray-Z. I was much more nauseous this time around so, so tired. So. Tired. Anyway, now all of a sudden I am to the end of my pregnancy. It has seriously flown by.

I should probably have a lot more to say about having another baby. And I think I will. Honestly, this whole thing has gone so fast and now that I'm in the home stretch, I'm just ready to have this baby girl here. I have been trying to set goals and really be purposeful about 2017, but all I can think is that this year is going to be the year to adjust to having another baby. And I'm guessing that will be kind of a big deal.

Being pregnant means maternity clothes (again). This time around I have been trying not to buy much which means that I have been wearing the same outfits as last time so not much to document (check out my past maternity style here). The good thing is that I have been able to look back at past blog posts to figure out what I should wear. So, I would say this blog has served its purpose in that sense :)

We have also been working on our house a lot! It is looking so good. We are really loving living here. I want to show you! More pictures to come! SO many exclamation marks! So stay tuned.


  1. Oh wow! I've been hoping you'd come back! So exciting about the baby - I'm currently 3 days overdue with a baby girl myself. I have an induction scheduled for Thursday, which isn't my first choice, but I'm pretty ready to no longer be pregnant. Welcome back! I hope I get to read updates from you while I'm home on maternity leave.

  2. Yay! Glad to see you pop up on my reading list. I took a bit of a hiatus for a few months myself and am gearing up to get back into it and remembering why I started blogging in the first place. So excited for your new baby on the way! Happy New Year!

  3. Well nice to see you back! And looking so lovely too - congrats! How handy indeed to have the past maternity style posts to figure out how to get dressed...and I'm sure the whole past having a baby will help you figure out this new family situation too :) Also, yay for house progress!

  4. Welcome back, girl!!! And CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! <3

  5. Welcome back! It's funny you posted I just thought of your blog the other day. I checked your blog and saw you hadn't posted in awhile. I figured you were busy with mom life. I look forward to hopefully reading about your your house updates.

  6. Hello Ashley. Welcome back, Happy 2017 and huge congrats on the baby girl coming soon! How fun and exciting for you and your family. I bet you are excited. And girl time flew, you are already towards the end of the pregnancy. I hope your baby boy who is now a cute toddler I am sure, is doing good and you are all well. I look forward to seeing more posts from you soon, no matter what kind of posts they are.

    Take care, Ada. =)

  7. Welcome back!!! We both took off most of last year from blogging...just felt right, for me. Glad you've decided to come back - especially so since we are both having little girls this year! Will love to get lots of inspiration from you :)

  8. Congratulations on your sweet baby!! :) I took some breaks off and on the last half of this year and it helped me find my joy in it again.

  9. Congrats on baby number two! When it comes to blogging, if it's not your job, then it should be fun, not an obligation, so just remember to treat it as such.

  10. Congrats, Ashley! I can't believe you're expecting next month, too! I have had a hard time keeping up with blogging just because I'm literally wearing the same couple pairs of leggings, t-shirts, and sweatshirt on rotation.

    1. -kate @ a journey in style (not sure why it posted this way)

  11. hiiiiiii! i have missed you in a non stalkery creepy way. so i'm glad you are back-ish. i'm all about blogging what you want and not what you think people expect, screw the people. ha. congrats on baby #2, when exactly is she due in Feb? i hope she's born on the 12th, it's a good day :)

  12. Oh wow congratulations! :D What exciting news! :) Life with two kids is very crazy, but hopefully having the pressure off the blog and just being able to blog what you want when you want will mean you can update more.

    Wonderful way to start 2017, with a new baby arriving soon! :)

    Hope you are having a great week :)

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