Hello There

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I have blogged at Une Vie Chic for about 6 years.  And it’s been fantastic, a time to really grow and grow up.  I started writing it while living in England during the first 2 years of my marriage, and there was an ease to it…until there wasn’t.

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My life changed drastically when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter E (just after my husband had deployed to Iraq).  I knew it would, but not to what extent.  These last 2 years have been wonderful for me personally, but as for my writing, I stalled.  No longer was my life just about food, wine, and living a chic life.  It’s more filled with declarations of “my mama!” and crashing blocks and drinking pretend tea.  And you know what?  That’s fantastic.  I tell my daughter that she is the greatest dream I ever had come true.  However, it doesn’t leave much to write about on a blog that was decidedly not about motherhood.  I thought about simply transitioning it, changing it up, but I knew that for me, I just needed to start a separate space.

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So here I am.  I thought hard about what to name this, and after a while it just hit me.  Seeking Small.  A combination of my old life and new.  I’ve always blogged about slowing down and really enjoying life, but now the twist is that I have so much more to slow down for.  My house is often untidy, I run on strong coffee and prayers, but I am happy to say that I am most always up for building a castle or reading a book (and I’ll totally clear the sofa of stuffed animals for a friend to sit and chat).

My space here will be real.  There are days that I feel like there’s too much pulling me every which way.  Days where I make that cup of coffee in the keurig because it’s quicker and I have a child desperately wanting my attention.  Days where my husband gets home and I tell him that I’m going to need wine and a hot bath.  Those moments don’t take away from the beauty of this mess, they are just a part of it.  Life is messy and complicated and so often not anything like what you find on Pinterest (which I am thoroughly addicted to).  But it doesn’t have to be any less beautiful if you can look past the rough patches and realize that the season you are in has it’s own magic.

So I’m here, seeking the small moments and pleasures that we can all find if we just pause to breathe and take it all in.  Here’s a spot where you will find recipes (I love to cook and bake), DIY projects, and talks about what this season is bringing for me.  So, please settle into a comfy seat and stay a while.  This is my home, and I am so glad you’re here.

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14 thoughts on “Hello There

  1. I’m not sure if I ever felt more welcome to a blog before! So comfy! And you sound content over here already. I’m so happy for you and anticipate more posts.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  2. I love the new spot and being part of your journey!
    This is a perfect way to blend your day-to-day stories with your aspirations!
    It’s not a lifestyle blog, it’s just a “life” blog.
    And that’s a beautiful thing!

  3. Tried commenting but it wouldn’t go. Congrats on your new blog, Kate! I’m excited for your new stage of life and looking forward to reading more.

  4. Kate, this is amazing! I remember the times we hung out and went to the carnival together, etc. We had a lot of fun. We were young, had fun, with no responsibility weighing us down. Now look at us, we are older, STILL having fun, and we have taken on the amazing responsibility of raising our children and loving it! Our lives have changed so much, but still the same in some ways. I’m looking forward to reading your blog as you are a wonderful writer and it feels so natural. As everyone else said above in their comments; this blog feels so comfy and makes me want to sit with a blanket and drink some coffee while reading. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

    Rachael Wicker

    • Rachael, I totally remember the fair (and the subsequent nausea). I’m amazed at how we’re older but still having a blast just with wee ones too! Thank you for your kind comments (I’m usually drinking coffee or wine while writing!).

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