And I’m back.
That long hiatus from the blog was much needed, let me tell you. It was getting to a point where I began resenting the blogging process and just needed to stop, reflect and make some changes. And now here we are, ready for some change and a new year.
If you are anything like me, sometimes you need to stop everything you are doing (and I mean EVERYTHING) to just sit for a moment and really let your thoughts come through clearly and precisely. While I will admit that this 2 1/2 weeks was not nearly enough time to truly formulate my ideas, I do have a better idea of what I want House of Harvey to be and where I see it going in 2013.
So not to make this so longwinded and overwhelming (like I feel many New Years posts can be), I just wanted to say thanks for sticking by throughout these growing pains and I hope you stay around for what is to come in the new year.
Here’s a sneak peek:
- More original content. Yes! I have felt like such a regurgitator of the web/other blogs for a while now, and I am ready to step up my game to bring you more original content. It might not all come at once (it takes time of which I don’t always have), but it will be coming and I can’t wait to share!
- More non-dog columns. I
love adore dogs. We all know this. But my intentions for the House of Harvey brand have not always been solely about dogs. I’m a mixed bag of interests and we are going to branch out a bit this year and bring you some all around goodness and whimsy. Get ready!
- A refreshed look. The site will be getting a bit of a facelift. I am a creature of constant change…the Madonna of blogs if you will.
It’s gonna be a wild ride…let’s have some fun!
Steph + Harvey
“With me in my kerchief and Harvey in his cap, we both settled down for a long winter’s nap.”
So, we didn’t quite make it through the full 12 Howlidays of the Season. When I started this gift guide series, I kind of had an inkling that I wouldn’t make it through. With a tremendously crazy work schedule, holiday shopping, and some travel in between, it was a bit too ambitious for me to finish up in time. But you know, sometimes you just have to suck it up and admit that YOU JUST CAN’T DO IT ALL…you just can’t. And now we need a nap.
If there is anything I’ve learned in 2012, it’s that I have to understand my limitations and be ok with the fact that I am but one human being, and I can’t possibly tackle everything on my list in one go around. Sometimes I just have to step back, prioritize and come to terms with having to cross some things off my list at a later time. And that is perfectly ok!
This next year is sure to be a doozy. There are a lot of ideas rolling around my noggin, and some of them are actually in the works as we speak. So I hope you will join me on the crazy ride that 2013 is destined to be…for all of us. I have a feeling next year’s Christmas post will be a lot different, and I can’t wait to share with you all the things that are to come.
So from my House to yours, I wish you all the merriest, safest, happiest and loveliest Christmas and New Year! We will see you in 2013, ready and raring to go!
Steph + Harvey
I am on a bit of a gift guide overload. So I’ve decided to take a break for the day and just spread some general holiday merriment with you all. My Mr. Harvey is a fool for the holidays. He just adores this festive time of year, so I thought I’d share some of his moments from the past few weeks.
In SoCal, it can be especially hard to get into the season spirit simply because the sun is shining and the weather can be warmer and you forget that it is any different time of year than Spring/Summer. So in my house, we truly deck the halls in Christmas cheer to help us remember it is winter after all. I hope you all are enjoying the season, and please remember to take the time to enjoy the season…it’s a magical time!
You can see more holiday and typical Harvey antic pictures on the @HouseofHarvey Instagram account!
Steph + Mr Harvey
This weekend I will be consumed with marriage. Not my own (fingers crossed he sweeps me off my feet soon), but that of me dear older sister and my best friend. I am headed to Houston and Chicago this weekend to offer my bridal opinion and support as both of these special people in my life plan their ultimate days. And I am BEYOND excited.
Here’s hoping we score the dress, the invitations, and some much needed time together! Let’s get married!!!!
Hope you all have a weekend full of happiness and runs in the park!