Fall is well underway and the holiday season is right around the corner... This year, I’ve taken a lot of time away from blogging and social media. I used to be so devoted to keeping up with my blog/social, but the last few years have been difficult, on a personal level, and something had to give. I miss blogging and posting daily, but I needed to let myself press pause and focus on other areas of life that required more dedicated attention. It hurts, because I love blogging. I’ve loved it since 2012 and I love the blogger friends I’ve made over the years. We still have a couple months left in 2018, but looking ahead to 2019, I hope to devote time to being back to blogging and more active on social. I do still post a lot on my personal FB, and my IG stories/Snapchat... but these “have-to-be-perfect-use-all-the-right-hashtags” posts require so much more than uploading a photo and sharing. In 2019, I hope I have the mindset and energy to focus on some things I let slip by this last year (my fitness and my life as a blogger)... for now, this is one of my favorite fall photos from last year. Have a wonderful Saturday! ❤️🍁
@alena_shannon you’re growing up too fast my love! Starting 7th grade in a few days... the years truly fly. I’m so proud of you my little one. Keep being the intelligent sweetheart that you are, as you chase and catch your dreams and goals. ⭐️”To live, would be an awfully big adventure.” —- Photo from a couple of weeks ago when we saw Peter Pan at the @chicagoshakes theatre! One of our summer traditions for last 5 years has been seeing a show at this theatre. If you have small children and are in the Chicago area, I highly recommend starting this tradition and getting your little ones interested in the art of theatre. 🎭
Last week I was in Minneapolis for a work trip... wanted to share a photo from the trip and say a quick hello! Hopefully in the next few weeks, my Instagramming and blogging rhythm will return to a steady norm that I’d spent years building up! 🖤
🌊Missing the ocean views... especially since temps in Chicago went from 80s to 50s. Thank goodness this is just a temporary cold front and our warm weather will be back soon! Also coming back soon: over the next few weeks, I’ll be getting back into my style and self-care posts again. Speaking of style, my blog has a shop page. Visit alltheambience.com/boutique and you can shop many of my current favorite pieces for spring & summer (including some of the looks I wore in the Dominican)! 👙
There is something so calming about being near the ocean with palm trees close by. #takemeback 🌴🌝
C O C O N U T S 🥥 Shop my beach day look here: alltheambience.com/boutique/ 👙
On the catamaran! 🛥👙 Shop my bikini here: alltheambience.com/boutique/
👒🌴🕶 ...beach day essentials! Shop this hat on my profile’s featured stories. Check out “spring favorites”!