A fresh new look for Harper’s Hats Love! A new name: Pursuing Pretty and a blog makeover. See why I decided to do a blog rebrand for 2017, plus read my top 10 blog posts for 2016!
A new year and a little bit of a new start. January is always the time of year we re-evaluate, make goals and see things with fresh hope. One thing that I decided that I needed to change in 2017 is my time management. I started my Etsy shop Harper’s Hats five years ago after my first son, Harper, was born. It was such an amazing creative outlet for me while being at home with my babies. A few years later, my blog began on a total whim, without much thought: Harper’s Hats Love. I didn’t give much consideration to the name or what it would be or become. I had really no intentions at all except to meld my love of crocheting with my love of fashion.
Last January, I conceded that I would try and treat this blog a little more seriously. I started posting once or twice per week and really worked on my brand. It’s growth and support has amazed me and it truly is a passion of mine, one that I never knew I would have.
Because of the amount of time that photography and writing takes, I’ve decided to take a step away from my Etsy Shop. It’s become too much work for me to balance motherhood, teaching, crocheting and blogging. In order to keep my sanity and manage my stress levels, I had to make a change. My passion isn’t what it used to be for Harper’s Hats so it seemed like the obvious choice for now. In doing so, my old blog name, Harper’s Hats Love, really doesn’t work anymore. What I’ve really kind of wanted to do here was inspire women, especially mothers, to feel pretty again. The little things we can do in our everyday life to have a bit of our own identity back after giving everything we have to raising children. Whether it be reading a good book, trying a new lipstick, taking a vacation or buying a new outfit. So that’s it. I’m Pursing Pretty. I hope you’ll continue to pursue it with me as you support this past year has meant more to me than I can express!
Best posts from 2016
Looking back on the year, I’ve picked out my favourite ten blog posts that I wrote in 2016. Here’s a chance for to catch up on something you may have missed!
Don’t forget to update your bookmarks with my new website address! Also, please note: all of my social media handles have changed to @pursuingpretty