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Goodbye 2016!

Goodbye, 2016 | The Beauty Collective

At the beginning of 2016, I said to myself that this was going to be my year and what a year it has been. It’s been a whirlwind with so many ups, downs, and unexpected surprises. While many things have changed, many things have still stayed the same and I believe each New Year is a time to reflect on the year that has passed and set up good intentions for the year ahead. I am so grateful to have had many great opportunities come my way and I can’t wait to see what 2017 will bring. But for now, here are some of the highlights from my year!

We're Engaged!In February, I got engaged to my boyfriend and best friend of 9 years. It was just a typical Saturday morning and we didn’t have much planned for the day. I woke up to be told that there was something hidden for me in the house and I had to find it. With a little help from one of my cats (of course) I came across a beautiful customized box. When I opened it, there was a video playing on a tiny screen on the inside and after watching it he got down on one knee and popped the question. It was the most special moment in my entire life – I was crying so hard I could barely say “YES!”.

ultrasoundA few months later, my fiance and I decided that we wanted to expand our family from just him and myself, and our two furbabies of course, and started thinking about trying for a baby. At the beginning of June, I took a test and found out that I was pregnant! We were expecting our first child! We sat there on the couch looking at the test and just began to cry tears of happiness and have been so overjoyed ever since.

It's A Baby Boy! | The Beauty CollectiveA few ultrasounds and doctors appointments later, we finally found out the sex of our child – the wait was killer! We are expecting a baby boy that is due the first week of February! I am now 35 weeks pregnant and am in the final stretch and couldn’t be happier. It’s definitely been a rough ride for me healthwise, but I can’t wait for him to finally arrive so I can have him in my arms.

In November I had my baby shower which every momma looks forward to. It was so great to get together with my friends and family and celebrate this new life that’s about to come into the world and I had such a great time. Knowing that others are just as excited as my fiance and I are for our son to arrive is such an amazing feeling – little man, you are loved!

Though I have had to slow down on my postings this year, I still had the opportunity to work with some amazing brands which I am so grateful for. I hope to expand and grow my blog even further in 2017 and include some new and fresh content to the mix. I have added a pregnancy and baby section which I will be posting to every so often with baby updates as well as mom-related content. My focus will still be about beauty and makeup as it is a huge passion of mine and I can’t see myself steering away from that!

I really hope that you all had a great year, and although it brought struggles, we made it through! I want to wish you lovelies all the best in the New Year and appreciate your support of my little space on the internet.

Thank you!

 

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