Hi there, everyone!
So much has changed since I was last here. In case you haven’t noticed (haha), I haven’t been to this space in over FOUR years. I (obviously) slowly but surely became burnt out in the fashion blogging space. Daily posts turned in to weekly, which turned into none at all. It’s crazy to think that I am an entirely different person now.
Where to start on the life updates…
In 2016, I built up that handmade baby clothing business I talked about a few times. It became a real job for me and replaced my income from my “normal” job completely….plus some. I hesitate to say “normal” job, because what is a normal job really? If it’s your job….it’s “normal” right?
Anyways, thewanderingbabe.com became my full-time job. Yup, that’s right…I design and sew baby clothes and sell them on my own website and Etsy…for a living. I’m sure we will never fully leave Etsy, but I hate to leave all my eggs in one basket if you know what I mean.
In 2018, my husband and I moved out to the bay area in California. We missed Austin terribly, but being in the tech industry, Silicon Valley was the place to be for my husband’s job. Shortly after the move, (surprise!) I got pregnant. Most of the year was a blur, with planning for the baby, running my shop, traveling to see my family and friends for baby showers, etc. The end of the year was spent relaxing with my husband and our fur baby Sophie, and nesting for babe’s arrival.
In January 2019, babe was born. She is by far the coolest thing I have ever made. Of all the things people tell you in preparation for having a baby, they just can’t prepare you for how stinkin’ much you’re going to love that tiny human. She’s the coolest person on this planet, and I am thankful every day to be able to spend my time with her. Sometimes she tests my patience, sometimes she tries to kill me via sleep deprivation, and sometimes she’s as sweet as pie. All I know if that I love that little munchkin more than anything.
Fast forward to this year…babe turned one in January, we took her to Disney World with my family at the beginning of March, and lockdown started the DAY we got back home from vacation. Two weeks into lockdown, we lost our sweet nugget, Sophie. It was the hardest time being stuck at home with little distraction after having lost my best friend and first babe. When my husband’s work decided they wouldn’t be coming back to the office until at least 2021, we made a HUG decision. We bought an rv, packed all of our belongings into storage and the rv, and set off for a life on the road. We’ve been at it since July, and have had more fun than we could have ever imagined.
I think this space will soon be redesigned and turned into more of a travel and toddler-like space, so stay tuned. I have so much more to update you with but will do so post by post instead of making this one 7000 paragraphs long. I’m so happy to be back in my creative space, and hope you will all join in again and read along! Come on over to Instagram to say hi, we’ve been posting there for the last four years, so you can scroll through and see a little bit of what you’ve missed!