Happy 6th Blogiversary!

Happy Blog Anniversary to this  space!

Hard to believe I’ve been at this for 6 years. Sometimes were off and on, sometimes it was easy to keep up with than others, but, in all, I am glad I stuck to it. A lot has definitely happened in the 6 years. Gosh, let’s play a rewind. 

So when I Started the blog back in 2012, I was newly married, had just relocated to New Jersey, I was seeking a new job, so I had plenty of time on my hands. Simple, easy life, right!? 

 Fast forward to now, I have celebrated 6 years of married, relocated to North Carolina, became a first time home owner, have two beautiful kids and started a business (EliFab) just to name of few of the major life changes since then. 

Through it all, this blog has been there every step of the way as a venue I used to document all those major life events. To be honest with you, sometimes I go through the blog and read my stuff, it’s like a personal journal. Especially with things that relates to the kids, like my Letters to Eliana and Letters to Emmanuel. If not that I captured those here, I wouldn’t have anything this detailed to remind me of those phases of life. Except for pictures and my memory, which may or may not be failing me on some days.

In a way, the blog is therapeutic for me as well. It is one of my outlet and form of relaxation (I know, weird). I love blogging, I love sharing and inspiring people, even if it is just one person. Whether it is a style inspiration, or providing tried and tested tips, or sharing my experiences as  I venture through life changes or even inspire you to try and new recipe (I know, I plan to do better on my Food section), there is a sense of satisfaction / accomplishment that I get from that.

So, to all that have reached out to ask a question or provide feedback, thank you!

To all that have supported by following, liking, commenting, thank you!

To my friends and family for supporting and encouraging me through the years, thank you!

To my hubby and kids, thank you, thank you, and thank you! Because, time spent blogging, shooting or brain storming is time spent away from you. So, thank you!

I know the blogging world today is worlds apart from 6 years ago when I started but I want to be able to share at my own pace and still enjoy doing it. I love and enjoy doing this, so I don’t want it to ever feel like a chore / job. When life gets hectic and crazy, which it does for time to time and I need a breather, I want to be able to step away and not feel forced to keep up the pace. 

I love that I’ve been able to do that and hope to continue. With that said, do I have hopes and aspiration to grow the blog, to make it bigger and better, yes! But, not at the expense of the joy I find in doing it today. 

So, with that, I choose to grow slowly and at the pace that fits my lifestyle. I choose to stay authentic to who I am and to continue to share and provide content that you can relate to. 

I know this post is already extra-long, but allow me to share a few tips I’ve learned over the years.

Don’t ever think you’re too small or irrelevant to make a difference or inspire someone. You never know who is following / watching.

Unless blogging pays your bills, when it feels forced, step away. Even still. The content you create in that times will read “forced”.

While it is all fun, it requires time and commitment to some extent. 

There is more to the rewards of blogging than just the monetary returns.  Don’t get me wrong, money is good, but there’s more. 

Even if just blogging for fun, always aspire to grow, improve and be better.

Stay true to yourself. Opportunities might come that doesn’t fit your blog aesthetic, you don’t have to say yes. Your readers know what you’re about.

Enjoy it! Love what you do.

Have fun doing it! 

Alright, let’s see what this year has in store! (Some major changes on the horizon, will be sharing soon).

Lot of love!

Dress: Asos (similar here & here)
Shoes: Asos
Clutch: Asos (sold out, similar herehere & here)


  1. congratulations on your blog anniversary. always enjoy reading your post.


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