January 18, 2011

Ringing in the New Year with Christine from Bijou and Boheme

Today is a terrific Tuesday as I am so happy to have Christine from the beautiful, inspiring and chic blog, Bijou and Boheme. 
Each day I look forward to her posts as she never disappoints with her gorgeous picture selections and her daily anecdotes.
I'm so looking forward to getting to know her more this year and to keep watching her on her beautiful journey through life. 

     Without further ado, I present to you Christine...

Hi everyone!
I'm honoured to be here today and a big thank you to Amber for asking me to take part in this fabulous series.

Imagine: Highlights of 2010
This year has been one of the happiest I can remember. 
I walked my daughter to her first day of kindergarten, I saw my youngest say his first word and take his first steps and I held my breath as my oldest started her path towards University.
Being a stay at home has let me be a first hand witness to both the big changes and the little mini events that make each of my days so blessed.
This year has also led to the beginning of my blog, which has truly brought something to my days that I'm pretty sure I had been missing.
As mother's it's so easy to loose yourself in your children and the day to day.
Bijou and Boheme has certainly given a little piece of me back and for that, I'm so so grateful.
I can't really believe how much it's grown already and I have such a strong feeling that it's leading me on the path I'm meant to be on.
And that my friends, makes this lady feel like this year is full of possibilities.

Create: 2011 Inspirations
My inspirations for the new year revolve around my family first because being a mom is and always be the most important part of my life.
In 2011, I'm inspired to be even better one, and that probably means finding a better balance with family time and blogging time.
And as for me personally, I'm inspired to work hard and learn more about all things design.
I've loved every minute I've spent creating a successful blog and I can't wait to see what the new year brings for my little B&B.
I've already had so many new and exciting opportunities and can't wait to see what's around the corner.

Play: 2011 Forecast
In 2011, I'm hoping to see a career come out of this whole blogging thing.
I'm not entirely sure what that career is going to be, but I'm fairly sure it's coming.
I plan on trusting in fate and seizing every meeting/opportunity/minute I can.
I'm definitely going to walk though the open doors and see what happens.
Who knows...maybe I'll be sitting back enjoying my new design company, maybe I'll be reading through the short story compilation I've just written or maybe I'll be sitting blogging about the kids and their endless antics.
Whatever it is, I plan on loving every second of it.

Thanks again to Amber for having me and wishing you all a very blissful 2011!
Thank you so much Christine for being here today. I wish you all the best for 2011 and can't wait to see where life takes you... You're an inspiration to me!
Go over to B &B and follow Christine's blog, it's a must on my 'daily read' list.
If you're over here today visiting for the first time, thanks for stopping by and I would love for you to follow as I have some other great guests lined up this week,
from fashionistas to interior designers to other talented ladies... 


  1. Thanks so much for having me Amber- you are so sweet and this was such a fun post to put together! xoxo

  2. Considering Christine is one of my favorite bloggers, I'm thrilled to see her over here. And Christine, well written. I think we're alike in so many ways. I KNOW you'll get whatever it is that you're after out of your blog. Can't wait to see.

  3. Hi Amber-
    I'm visiting from B&B and it was so fun to read this post. You have a lovely blog here!!

  4. Such a great guest post, Christine! Being a stay at home Mom is the most important job we can have but it is easy to lose yourself... blogging has given me back a part of "me" too.

    Amber, great blog... I am now your newest follower! xo

  5. Hello, nice to see/meet you Amber! I love Christine's blog and this is a lovely post. :) Can't wait to see your blog in the future~~

    xo Jessica Rae
    {lovely ugly design}

  6. Lovely things to inspire us and to aspire to from our beloved Bijou.
    Cheers, Alcira


  7. I'm sure great things are in store for Christine and happy for the introduction here.

  8. Fabulous post! I love Christine and I'm so happy to be introduced to your lovely blog :)

  9. So lovely! Happy New Year Christine - i hope everything comes true for you!
    Rachie xo

  10. Christine, I am so excited to see what the new year brings for you!

  11. Very inspiring post Christine! I have a great feeling that this year is going to be a spectacular one for you! Hi Amber, nice to meet you:-). XX

  12. Christine, thank you so much again for guest posting today and your support. Your post was absolutely beautiful...

  13. great post Christine! and I have a feeling that success is in the stars for you this year :)

  14. Love this! Christine I wish you the best in all of your endeavors this coming year, I know only good things are on the way!!
    Nancy xo

  15. Great post Christine, Nice to see what's inside your heart:) You have a wonderful blog and I can see great things going your way. I love how blogging has opened things up for me as well, it is a piece of me that is back from the depths. Got to meet wonderful people along the way as well, like Miss Nancy up above me here:)


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