Sweater: ShopHopes | Pants: LuLus | Boots: Similar

I was one, along with a million others, who were just totally ready for 2016 to be over. 

Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t all bad.

2016 was absolutely a growing year for me, and honestly,

growing is hard y’all!
In 2016 I opened my very first little store space.
and holy crap I have learned SO much about my business and relationships and
just myself personally.

So as most of you know Kyle and I have been trying for a baby,
and well, it’s just not happening for us right now…
So this past month I made a promise to myself,
If my period came — I would stop thinking so much about a baby,
and put ALL of my time,  energy and focus into my store and getting back in shape.

I’m sure all of you know I opened my online boutique a few years ago,
it’s my baby, and it’s something i’m very proud of.
it seems like everyone and their damn cousin has an online boutique these days.
BUT i’m happy to say that I was one of the originals. 
And this year my goal is to get back to where I was when I first started.
So if you’re one of my day one’s – don’t leave me now!
I’ve got a few ideas up my sleeve for my store and can’t wait to share them with y’all!
–Stay Tuned!–

Top: ShopMCE.com

Jeans: Paige Denim via Nordstrom (similar)

Wedges: LuLus.com

How come no one warned me that all of my money would disappear when I grew up?
Gosh, paying bills is so lame.
It’s not only lame, it’s also stressful and depressing.

Kyle and I are currently renting right now,
and ever since the break in I honestly can’t wait to get out.
I know break ins can happen anywhere and it was probably just random bad luck,
but still, I do not feel comfortable here at all anymore.

Can someone just loan us a couple 100k?!
Wouldn’t that be convenient?!

One bummer about owning your own business is you can’t get approved for a loan
until after you’ve been in business for 2 years, so that’s also holding us back!

Kyle really wants to live out on land somewhere,
I would like land also, but I want to live close to the city as well.
Working from home makes you realize how desperately you NEED errands to run,
and a gym to actually go too.
I also don’t want to be too far away from family.

I guess this is what happens when you get married,
life decisions start happening, and they aren’t as easy to make as you would think!
Unless if you have an unlimited money supply of course.

If you could just be praying for us that would be awesome!
I’m desperate for us to get out of the house we’re in now,
so prayers for us to find the perfect home that we both love and that’s in a good location.
And of course for me to be at peace in this home until we are able to find a new one.

Happy hump day ladies, and thanks for being so awesome <3

xoxo, Monica