Hello Again

Wow, I hadn't planned on being away from blogging this long (!), but it was nice to keep quiet from this corner of the internet for awhile. At the beginning of each year, I tend to overthink things such as blogging - what my intentions are, what direction to take - lots of pondering. What is it about January?

I often wonder, though, about sharing small bits of my life here along with pretty, styled things. While fun to do, it might give the wrong impression about the full realities of life, and what's of true value (at the top of that list for us is faith, and family). My hope in writing a design blog is not that it be a misrepresentation of reality; but rather, a small, inspiring part of it.

So going into this year, I hope to challenge myself to bring a bit more perspective here, though for the most part this will always just be a place to share fun, creative things. With an occasional bit of life too. ;) If you're following along, thank you. Hope the new year is treating you well.

PS. I love these mini planners - my best friend is getting married, so naturally we needed coordinating ones for planning! I also gave the blog a new look...during a few attempts at writing this post.


Kelly said...

Yay, you're back! I love that new font up there!

Milynn {Love + Whimsy} said...

Welcome back, Alli! :) Loving the new look here too.

Chloe Moon said...

Welcome back!! Love your new look and good luck on your new year endeavors! =)

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gina said...

I definitely feel like January is the time to reflect on life/what do I want to do this year and so on. It's a fresh start, which I love. Love your new look! I just love how clean your blog always looks :).

Gloria said...

Looking forward to what hooray brings this year :-)

Monsterscircus said...

Yes January is also for me, a month to start over and rethink! Looking forward as always to your wonderful posts! Have a beautiful day

alli/hooray said...

Thank you all for the kind words! : )

Laicie said...

So glad you're back!! And the blog looks beautiful!

January is always tough for me... I suddenly feel the need to fix and perfect so many things all at once. I just try to remind myself that it's a process. :)

Can't wait to see where you go! I have no doubt it will be amazing.

sarah sherman samuel said...

Oh I am so right there with you. seems silly at times but I am sure you touch more people then you know.
p.s. I designed those planner! glad you like. :)

Kayla Poole said...

Alli, I often think of you and your space here and how much I enjoy it. Your depth and grace continuously shimmer through in your written voice.

McKenzie said...

That sounds just great! Can't wait for it :)


Meagan said...

I've wondered that about my own blog too - about it being a misrepresentation of who I am and how I live my life. My priorities have definitely shifted in the last 6 months so I've found myself escaping my corner of the internet more and more often. Regardless, I love your blog, your design and your words and I believe you are a faithful, family-oriented kind of gal :)

Claudia Bravo MacPherson said...

I look forward to seeing what you have to share in design & life Alli! I like the little update you did around here. xo C

Krystal said...

those planners are adorbs, where are they from??? and welcome back :)

alli/hooray said...

Thanks again for all your sweet words!

Krystal, I just updated the post with a general link - unfortunately there wasn't a direct one online, but they're by Greenroom for Target. (Designed by the talented Sarah Sherman Samuel, a few comments up!).

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