2016 was a hard year to say the least. With the passing of my father and being sick nearly every month, I am ready to put it behind me. It’s time to move forward. There are several factors that contributed to this new name. My husband and I came to the decision this year that we were done having children. As much as I love the name Life with Henry & Evie, I feel like it didn’t encompass everything my blog was about. I dabbled with some other names, even bought a domaine for one I thought was the winner, but it never felt right. Chanel Moving Forward best describes the content I want to bring to this blog. While being a mother is my most important and most rewarding job, it isn’t what defines me. This blog is so much more than documenting motherhood. It’s about amazing food, traveling with and without children, sharing unique products and companies I love, and taking on more home decor projects than I can manage. I hope you stick around and continue on this journey with me. One of my favorite quotes is “Every single thing that has happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.” And so … the adventure begins. Happy almost 2017 everyone!