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Bye bye 2016, Hello 2017

01.01.2017
by Ivana
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Happy New Year my lovelies! Wishing you all a great 2017! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays! Oh 2016, I am going to miss you! It was such a good year! I know not for everyone, but we had much luck. After saying goodbye to the worst year of our life, 2015, already in January good news reached us and so I started my new job by February. I like my job a lot and I am very pleased to go back after maternity leave which will be about in one month. No worries, Iwan is going to take care of our lovely babygirl while I am at work. I am going to work part time and on those weekdays, when he is free. Of course giving birth to Fabienne was the highlight of 2016. That´s why 2017 cannot top the previous year. Nevertheless we are looking forward to all the good and bad things the new year will bring. And yes there will be bad things too. This has something to do with Naomi´s health and I will tell you more about this in February probably. 2017 will be full of changes, mainly in a good way. At least we hope so. Primarily 2017 is going to be the year of adjusting to parenthood and we are very excited. Time management is obviously going to be an issue. Iwan and I will have to handle our jobs, a baby, two dogs, household, Naomella, friends and family what definitely will be a challenge. I can already tell by now that it´s not easy to find time for my blog. I was already thinking this week if I should eventually quit blogging. I´ve decided to continue because I remembered why I started blogging. I desired a balance to the daily routine and in the meantime it has become a hobby with benefits. I love Naomella too much to ever let go and as long as it is making me happy there´s no need to do so. It just should not stress me out, so I am going probably to invest less time in blogging this year. I want it to remain fun!

Let´s recall the year 2016 on the basis of some blogpost:

1. FABIENNE
The birth of our daughter was the highlight of 2016. We are very thankful that our biggest wish finally has become true.

2. WHAT`S NEW ON NAOMELLA
I cannot tell you how happy I was that we finished the redesign of Naomella before giving birth to my daughter. I almost did not believe that we will make it, but it worked out. It has been so much work and I invested my heart and time in this project, but thanks god no money 😉 and I am very happy with the outcome.

3. BABY SHOWER
The baby shower is definitely something that made me very happy in 2016. I thank my lovely friends for this lovely day and all the cute presents.

4. HOW TO DRESS STYLISH WHILE PREGNANT
Because of a previous miscarriage it was not easy for me to communicate my pregnancy on the blog and it took me a while to do so. I was just afraid that also this time things could go wrong. However I decided to make my pregnancy public when I collaborated with Zalando. I did not regret it in the end and I felt relieved somehow. The timing was just right and I love the photography. Now the photos are a lovely memory of this precious time of my life.

5. TIPS FOR A HAPPY LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP
I couldn´t be more grateful to have such an amazing man by my side like Iwan. 2017 we are going to celebrate our first decade as couple that´s why I loved to share with you my tips for a happy long-term relationship.

6. WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT FRIENDSHIPS

Because of the tough year 2015 I learned a lot about friendships and I wrote about that in this blogpost. How great friendships can be proves the following blogpost.

7. MUST-HAVE OF THE MONTH: PLEASE RETURN TO TIFFANY & CO

8. SNOWFUN WITH NAOMI

At the end of the day nothing makes me as happy as my dogs besides Iwan and Fabienne of course. I am grateful for every single day we spend together.

9. FLACKY´S ADOPTION STORY

10. A BRIT-CHIC CHECKED PONCHO
And of course I am very happy that I was able to afford some great fashion pieces and also that I got some great stuff thanks to collaborations.

My lovely readers and friends, I want to thank for your precious time and I am wishing you all an awesome 2017. Cheers!