Chanel Moving Forward

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!






  1. I love the name and I’m so excited for what is yet to come. A bit sad you guys are done making gorgeous babies. But hey I totally get it!!! And 2017 is going to bring you great things! 🎉 Love you!

    • you are so sweet, erika! if I was 5 years younger with 2 kids already, I would love to have a 3rd. I’m going to be 33 this year and am just SO TIRED, lol! thank you for following along on this crazy journey! xoxo

  2. Great name and such an awesome reason to change it! As mom’s, we sometimes get stuck in thinking everything should be about our kids. Although our kids are a huge part of our lives and the reason we do a lot of things, they are not all that we are. I’m looking forward to 2017 as well and all that our journeys have in store for us both!

  3. I love the new name! When I realized that you changed it, before reading the post, it gave me the impression of positive vibes, which I think is a great feeling to send to people:) So happy for you!

  4. Love, love, love the new name! I have 2 kids and although some days my life revolves around them, somedays it is more about my full time job, or my husband, or just me-time (And everyone is better for it!). Can’t wait to see what 2017 brings to your blog!

  5. Love the new name. You are definitely moving in the right direction. I’m so sorry about your father passing away, you are so strong. Sending you virtual hugs.
    You are doing awesome and are going inspire so many people.

    “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths” -Walt Disney

  6. I love the new name.
    I’m sorry that this year was so hard for you and I hope the next year is so much better!
    I get what you mean by saying being a mother isn’t what defines you, I feel that way too. I can’t wait to read more of what you have coming

  7. Absolutely love the new name! I lost a parent this year as well and I feel that the blog name you chose accurately describes life after the loss of a parent. I hope 2017 brings you lots of Joy and Success. Keep up the amazing work! Xoxo

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