Fresh Starts...

There’s just something so special about starting a new year.  There is much to be said for fresh starts and a clean slate.  As our beloved Anne reminds us, “Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it.”    Right around January 1st—usually while I’m watching the HGTV Dreamhome Giveaway Special—I find myself overwhelmingly inspired to pack Christmas away and clean!  As a person who finds it perfectly acceptable to listen to Christmas music year round, I tend to take a hiatus until around Easter!  I’m no longer interested in my heavily scented Evergreen and spicy candles.  I swap out my Peppermint Stick Body Wash for something light, fresh and lemony.

Since starting my blog at the end of 2013, I have been overwhelmed with the tremendous response from all of you!  Once my husband showed me how to track the stats, I was floored at how many people were interested in what I had to say.

When I first had the idea for The Well Styled Child, I had planned to focus exclusively on pint-sized fashion, but as I began developing the idea, I really wanted to expand into the many areas that I love and am passionate about.  I wanted those areas- fashion, decorating, party planning, crafting and shopping to be easy to navigate so you can find exactly the inspiration you're looking for!  While the main thrust of the blog will always be kid-oriented, you'll still find posts that are just about us mamas and the things we love and need!  On the right sidebar, you'll see categories with links that will take you to the blog archives for posts specific to that category.  Also, you can now submit your email address so you'll get a notification when there's a new blog to check out!  Hope you love it all!

In honor of 2014, let’s kick off the year with just a handful of my favorite Mama finds to start off the new year.  Little, affordable luxuries for all of us who have done all the cleaning, packing away and organizing!

Find these at your local Target! The scent is perfectly light and airy, but still aromatic but not too perfumy!  Perfection! 

Find these at your local Target! The scent is perfectly light and airy, but still aromatic but not too perfumy!  Perfection! 

Also from Target- a new year, new thoughts, vision and ideas calls for a new notebook! And a beautiful one at that!  

Also from Target- a new year, new thoughts, vision and ideas calls for a new notebook! And a beautiful one at that!